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New technology looks into the eye and brings cells into focus

June 24, 2015 11:51 am | by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor, University of Illinois | Comments

Eye doctors soon could use computing power to help them see individual cells in the back of a patient’s eye, thanks to imaging technology developed by engineers at the University of Illinois...

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New tech could find tiny RNA cancer beacons in blood

June 24, 2015 11:43 am | by University of Michigan | Comments

Cancerous tumors cast off tiny telltale genetic molecules known as microRNAs and Univ. of Michigan researchers have come up with an efficient way to detect them in blood...

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Nanometric sensor can help diagnose multiple sclerosis

June 24, 2015 11:38 am | by Agência FAPESP | Comments

The early diagnosis of certain types of cancer, as well as nervous system diseases such as multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica, may soon be facilitated by the use of a nanometric sensor capable of identifying biomarkers of these pathological conditions...

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Nanowire implants offer remote-controlled drug delivery

June 24, 2015 11:31 am | by Purdue University | Comments

A team of researchers has created a new implantable drug-delivery system using nanowires that can be wirelessly controlled...

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Smart insulin patch could replace painful diabetes injections

June 24, 2015 11:28 am | by University of North Carolina Health Care | Comments

Painful insulin injections could become a thing of the past for the millions of Americans who suffer from diabetes, thanks to a new invention from researchers at the University of North Carolina and NC State, who have created the first "smart insulin patch" that can detect increases in blood sugar levels and secrete doses of insulin into the bloodstream whenever needed...

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Engineers develop 3D printed jaw implant used for reconstructive surgery

June 24, 2015 11:19 am | by University of Melbourne | Comments

In an Australian-first surgical procedure, engineers from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Melbourne along with Epworth Freemasons’ Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon George Dimitroulis, have corrected a young man’s rare congenital jaw deformity, using a 3D printed jaw joint that was designed and created in Melbourne...

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ADB: Climate change makes poor poorer in Asia-Pacific

June 24, 2015 9:59 am | by OLIVER TEVES Associated Press | Comments

Climate change has been making the poor in the Asia-Pacific region even poorer and is also setting back efforts to haul them out of poverty, the Asian Development Bank said in a report Wednesday. Combined with rising inequality, the two forces could make the more equal distribution of the fruits of economic growth...

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Robotics powered by the mind

June 24, 2015 9:57 am | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | Comments

For someone suffering from paralysis or limited mobility, visiting with other people is extremely difficult. A team of researchers has been working on a revolutionary brain-machine approach...

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Creating 3-D shapes from flat sheets of graphene

June 24, 2015 9:50 am | by University of Illinois College of Engineering | Comments

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new approach for forming 3D shapes from flat, 2D sheets of graphene, paving the way for future integrated systems of graphene-MEMS hybrid devices and flexible electronics.

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The ideal lab for black matter

June 24, 2015 9:48 am | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | Comments

A new NASA computer simulation shows that dark matter particles colliding in the extreme gravity of a black hole can produce strong, potentially observable gamma-ray light. Detecting this emission would provide astronomers...

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An (environmentally-friendly) biomanufacturing method for CdS quantum dots

June 24, 2015 9:44 am | by Lehigh University | Comments

A team of Lehigh University engineers have demonstrated a bacterial method for the low-cost, environmentally friendly synthesis of aqueous soluble quantum dot (QD) nanocrystals at room temperature...

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Eavesdropping on the body: New device tracks chemical signals within cells

June 24, 2015 9:39 am | by University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering | Comments

Biomedical engineers at the University of Toronto have invented a new device that more quickly and accurately "listens in" on the chemical messages that tell our cells how to multiply. The tool improves our understanding of how cancerous growth begins...

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Bionic eye improves vision for blind patients

June 24, 2015 9:37 am | by American Academy of Ophthalmology | Comments

The three-year clinical trial results of the retinal implant popularly known as the "bionic eye," have proven the long-term efficacy, safety and reliability of the device that restores vision in those blinded by a rare, degenerative eye disease. The findings show...

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Changing your clothes in the blink of an eye

June 24, 2015 9:31 am | by University of Central Florida | Comments

Imagine a soldier who can change the color and pattern of his camouflage uniform from woodland green to desert tan at will...

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As it closes AOL deal, Verizon teases new video service

June 24, 2015 9:27 am | by TALI ARBEL AP Business Writer | Comments

Verizon is launching a mobile video service this summer that would show sports, concerts and other types of content. The country's largest wireless provider teased a few details of its upcoming offerings...

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