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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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Slowing Cancer Metabolism

Slowing Cancer Metabolism

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts are exploring new cancer drugs that work to slow or block cancer metabolism, effectively starving cancer cells to death. According to their study, the scientists identified a ...

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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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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 Solutions) ...

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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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