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Microfluidic Chip Rapidly IDs Deadly Blood Infection

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Biomedical engineers have developed a microfluidic test that could enable rapid diagnosis and early intervention for sepsis, which accounts for the most deaths and medical expenses in hospitals worldwide.
11-Sep-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Laser Pulses Drum Up Sharp Images of Organs in Motion

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Researchers have developed a photoacoustic imaging technique that uses lasers to create detailed ultrasound images in live animals. The method allows for complete internal body scans with enough resolution to see active organs, circulating cancer...
29-Aug-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Disease Diagnostics Take Top Honors of DEBUT Biomedical Engineering Design Competition

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Tools to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and latent tuberculosis are among the winning projects in the Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Teams (DEBUT) challenge, a biomedical engineering design prize competition for teams of undergraduate students....
25-Aug-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Nanotechnology Helps Rewarm Fast-Frozen Donor Tissue, Enabling Long-Term Viability

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Researchers have developed a new method for thawing frozen tissue that may enable long-term storage and subsequent viability of tissues and organs for transplantation. The method, called nanowarming, prevents tissue damage during the rapid thawing...
21-Aug-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Firmer, Fitter Frame Linked to Firmer, Fitter Brain

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To determine why more aerobically fit individuals have better memories, scientists used magnetic resonance elastography (MRE), which measures the elasticity of organs, and found that fit individuals had a firmer, more elastic hippocampus—a region...
15-Aug-2017 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Imaging Technique Overturns Longstanding Textbook Model of DNA Folding

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Researchers funded by NIH have developed an imaging method that reveals a much more diverse and flexible DNA-protein chromatin chain than previously thought. The result suggests a nimbler structure to regulate gene expression, and provide a...
27-Jul-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Kaleidoscope of Colors Reveals Complex Biological Processes

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Researchers have developed a technique that uses the vibration of chemical bonds to produce specific colors that allow them to simultaneously observe, in cells and tissues, as many as 24 interacting molecules--each with a distinct color.
20-Jul-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

NIH-Funded Team Uses Smartphone Data in Global Study of Physical Activity

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Using a larger dataset than for any previous human movement study, National Institutes of Health-funded researchers at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, have tracked physical activity by population for more than 100 countries. Their...
10-Jul-2017 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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