Medicine

Researchers Reveal Gene That Causes Chronic Pain

Researchers Reveal Gene That Causes Chronic Pain

A team of researchers led by scientists from Hebrew University, Israel, have reported the successful identification of a gene associated with susceptibility to chronic pain caused by nerve injury in humans. This study is the first time such a gene ...

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Philips’ New Digital Photomultipliers

Philips’ New Digital Photomultipliers

Scientists at Philips have developed new fully digital Silicon PhotoMultipliers (SiMPs) that may replace detectors within PET scanners as well as open up possibilities for other ultra-sensitive detectors for DNA sequencing and protein microarrays.   Digital silicon photomultiplier offers faster ...

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New Study Examines the Brain’s Wiring

Researchers from University of Southern California recently published a study that describes the communication between different parts of the brain. The new paper might help future researchers understand better the wiring of the human brain, although scientists conducted the experiments ...

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Type 1 Diabetes Nanoparticle Vaccine

Type 1 Diabetes Nanoparticle Vaccine

Researchers at the University of Calgary in Canada have developed a nanoparticle vaccine for Type 1 diabetes. The vaccine, successfully tested on mice, was designed to stop the autoimmune response responsible for causing Type 1 diabetes in children without damaging ...

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GPS Now for Crowd Management and Medical Treatment

GPS Now for Crowd Management and Medical Treatment

Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, have recently developed an innovative application for the Global Positioning System (GPS), which allows utilizing the array of satellites in order to manage crowd movement. This application could be handy in crowded ...

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Ultra High Resolution Video Used in Surgery

Ultra High Resolution Video Used in Surgery

Dr. Steven Palter of New York recently reported the first laparoscopic surgery performed using a high-resolution video camera. Using equipment worth over a million dollars, he and his team were able to obtain one of the clearest views inside the ...

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Growing Dental Implants in Place

Growing Dental Implants in Place

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City have developed a method of growing dental implants in place using stem cells. The process can result in a fully formed replacement tooth in less than nine weeks from initial ...

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Implantable Cancer Vaccine

Implantable Cancer Vaccine

Researchers at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Massachusetts have successfully developed an implantable vaccine that eliminated melanoma tumors in mice. Cancer antigens are injected into small plastic disks which are then implanted ...

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Food Allergy Diagnosis

Food Allergy Diagnosis

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a more precise method of diagnosing food allergies and the extent of allergic reactions to these substances. Current allergy testing is unreliable, resulting in a large number of false positives. In ...

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Brain Scans Could Be Marketing Tool of the Future

Brain Scans Could Be Marketing Tool of the Future

Researchers at Duke University and Emory University have recently inspected one of the newer applications for brain scans: improving marketing efforts. Using sophisticated imaging of the human brain while it is subject to commercial stimulus could provide significant data for ...

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