health

Smart Bombing Cancer with a Virus

Researchers from the North Carolina State University have modified a common plant virus to deliver drugs specifically into cancer cells without harming the surrounding tissue. This discovery could increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy as well as reduce the side effects ...

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The Gruve for Weight Management

The Gruve for Weight Management

Muve, a Minneapolis-based company has developed the Gruve Solution, a patent-pending weight management system that tracks energy expenditure using a wearable device. The Gruve comes with an online tracking service and the company’s Muvology consulting service. The Gruve is unique ...

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Understanding Receptors to Cure AIDS

Scientists from Cornell University have gained new insight into how receptors on cell surfaces turn off signals from their environment. Their results may have a great influence on the understanding of cancer, AIDS, neurodegenerative disorders, and other illnesses.   Prof. ...

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Vital Jacket Will Monitor Your Health

Vital Jacket Will Monitor Your Health

The Chilean based Company BioDevices recently unveiled Vital Jacket – a wearable vital-signs monitoring system. Vital Jacket uses microelectronics embedded into a T-shirt that will continuously monitor heart rate and electrocardiogram (ECG) waves of the wearer. The Vital Jacket was ...

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Intel Health Guide

Intel Health Guide

Intel Corporation has recently announced the Intel Health Guide, a tablet-PC which offers management tools for health care professionals that treat patients with chronic conditions. The Health Guide represents Intel’s entry into a new category of personal health systems, and ...

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Lung-on-a-Chip

Lung-on-a-Chip

A research team led by Shuichi Takayama at the University of Michigan has developed a new technology for growing lung cells outside the body. The scientists developed a tiny device, named “lung on a chip”, which causes the cells on ...

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