medicine

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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Scientists Create Super-Strong Collagen

Scientists Create Super-Strong Collagen

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have recently announced the creation of the strongest form of collagen known to science, which might serve as a stable alternative to human collagen. There are several future benefits, including the ability to treat ...

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HIV-Blocking Gel

HIV-Blocking Gel

Researchers at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and Duke University in Durham, North Carolina are developing a polymer gel capable of blocking the HIV virus. The gel meshes with semen to create a shield that blocks the ...

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Killing Breast Cancer Stem Cells

Killing Breast Cancer Stem Cells

Researchers at the Broad Institute and Whitehead Institute (both in Cambridge, Massachusetts) have discovered a chemical that kills breast cancer stem cells in mice. These cells are believed to be the cause of the spread of cancer and also of ...

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The Next Generation of Stethoscopes

3M Solutions has recently unveiled the Littmann Electronic Stethoscope, Model 3100, an innovative, wireless medical accessory that utilizes Bluetooth communication in order to provide medical caregivers an easier method to auscultate.   The Littmann Electronic  Stethoscope, Model 3100  (Credit: 3M ...

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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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Making Cancer Cells Glow

Researchers at AntiCancer Incorporated in San Diego, California and at Okayama University in Japan are developing a virus that makes cancer cells permanently glow. A fluorescence gene derived from jellyfish is integrated into tumors using a modified cold virus. The ...

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Philips’ New Health Monitoring System

Philips’ New Health Monitoring System

Philips Research have developed a body vest with integrated textile electrodes and control electronics to measure the patient’s ECG (Electro-cardiogram), as well as sensors that are placed in the patient’s bed to measure his heart-rate, breathing rate and body movement ...

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Philips’ Intelligent iPill

Philips’ Intelligent iPill

Philips’ new intelligent pill (iPill) technology has the potential to take intelligent drug delivery to the next level. As the first pill that combines technologies for localized drug release with the ability to measure the internal environment and communicate this ...

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Brain Surgery With Sound Waves

Brain Surgery With Sound Waves

Researchers from University Hospital Zurich and the Israeli company Insightec Ltd. have developed a new type of brain surgery using high intensity ultrasound beams to precisely heat and destroy damaged brain tissue. Their procedure eliminates the need to cut through ...

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