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Growing New Arteries to Bypass Blocked Ones

Growing New Arteries to Bypass Blocked Ones

Prof. Michael-Simons Researchers from the Yale School of Medicine and University College London (UCL) discovered a molecular pathway that can lead to the formation of new arteries after heart attacks, strokes and other acute diseases which can bypass arteries that ...

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mChip – Super Fast and Cheap Blood Test

mChip – Super Fast and Cheap Blood Test

mChip test Researchers at Columbia University recently completed the development of a tiny inexpensive chip capable of quickly detecting HIV, syphilis and other infectious diseases. During a recent experiments, prototypes of the credit card-sized mChip were used with hundreds of ...

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V-chip does 50 Tests with One Drop of Blood

V-chip does 50 Tests with One Drop of Blood

The V-chip (Credit: Lidong Qin and Yujun Song) Scientists at the Methodist Hospital Research Institute and MD Anderson Cancer Center developed a special chip that can quickly analyze up to 50 different biomarkers in one go. The chip can help ...

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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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The Bloodbot Project

The Bloodbot Project

Collaboration between the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College in London, and its Mechatronics in Medicine Laboratory, has yielded the Bloodbot project, in which a robot has been designed to take blood samples from the ante-cubital fossa (ACF). Such ...

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Detecting Cancer when it’s Barely There

Detecting Cancer when it’s Barely There

Scientists from Stanford University have developed a device that can scan blood and find signs of cancer, even at its earliest stages. Early detection will allow early treatment and greatly improve the survival chances of patients.   Dr. Shan Wang ...

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Early Transfusion Fights Cancer

A research team from Tel Aviv University in Israel, led by Professor Shamgar Ben-Eliyahu, discovered that a transfusion of blood soon after it’s donated can help fight several types of cancer. This discovery may revolutionize the practice of transfusions in ...

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Microrobots to Travel In Our Blood Vessels

Microrobots to Travel In Our Blood Vessels

Scientists from the Chonnam National University in Korea have developed a robot that is able to move inside blood vessels. The micro robot has many possible applications, such as performing tests and releasing drugs when hitting a blood clot. The ...

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Implanted Biosensors Track Vital Signs

Implanted Biosensors Track Vital Signs

A biosensor developed in Clemson University, South Carolina, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense, will be able to transmit information regarding blood lactate and glucose levels of a wounded soldier or of other injured patients. The biochip will be ...

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Nanocytometer locating Specific Cells in the Blood

Nanocytometer locating Specific Cells in the Blood

Today, detecting cancer metastasis and remission is possible only when a sufficient amount of cancer cells can be found. Locating cancer cells in the blood indicates whether there is a chance of developing such metastasis or if the patient is ...

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