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PreVue – See Your Baby in the Womb

PreVue – See Your Baby in the Womb

PreVue is the brainchild of industrial designer Melody Shiue from the University of New South Wales. The idea behind the device is very simple – a unit with a flexible screen is attached to the a pregnant woman. On the ...

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Breathalyzer Tests for Medical Diagnosis

Breathalyzer Tests for Medical Diagnosis

Researchers at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana and at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland have developed a new breathalyzer technique that could lead to real time medical diagnoses just by analyzing a patient’s breath. ...

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Link Between Sleep and Heart Health

Link Between Sleep and Heart Health

Researchers at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island discovered a link between sleeping habits and heart health in men. According to their study, men who get less sleep than the norm can develop a thickened carotid artery wall. This thickening, ...

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Test for Cognitive Decline in Parkinson’s Patients

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphiadeveloped a blood test capable of determining the level of mental impairment likely to be suffered by patients with Parkinson’s disease. The new test, the first of its kind, examines the level of ...

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Elderly Can See Longer with NeoVista

Elderly Can See Longer with NeoVista

NeoVista, based in California, is investigating a new treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a medical condition usually found in older adults that results in a loss of vision. Although there are treatments for this ailment, they are invasive and ...

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Huntington’s Disease Progression Explored

Huntington’s Disease Progression Explored

Researchers at the University of Melbourne in Melbourne, Australia discovered a key step in the progression of Huntington’s disease. A genetic neurological disease that normally begins to manifest itself when patients are in their thirties and forties, Huntington’s disease has ...

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APS Helps Answer Key Questions About Common Cold

APS Helps Answer Key Questions About Common Cold

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have recently mapped the atomic structure of a single virus, using a device called the Advanced Photon Source. Their work might lead to future medical solutions, reducing the number of ...

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Shining a Light on Diabetes

Shining a Light on Diabetes

Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently advanced a major step towards minimizing pain and inconvenience for patients with type 1 diabetes. Such people must keep a careful eye on their blood glucose levels, and therefore they are required to ...

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New Lung Cancer Treatment

New Lung Cancer Treatment

Researchers at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts are developing a new lung cancer drug for Pfizer. Currently in the early phases of a stage 3 clinical trial, Crizotinib was successful in shrinking non-small cell ...

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Better Health Through Social Networking

A team of economic sociologists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently published a paper showing that dense social networks benefit users’ health. It means that people are more likely to acquire new health practices while having close contact with ...

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