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NPWT Market Value Will Exceed $1B by 2023

June 10, 2015 8:42 am | by Premdharan Meyyan, Medical Devices Analyst, GlobalData | Articles | Comments

The adoption of these disposable NPWT devices will be primarily driven by their drastically reduced costs and expanding applications. 

New Blood Test Identifies Past Viral Infections

June 5, 2015 8:13 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

A total of 569 blood samples were collected from people across four continents for the initial...

British Smartphone Eye-exam App Hoping to Reach Millions of Blind Worldwide

June 3, 2015 1:51 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Thirty-nine million people are blind across the world. An estimated 80 percent of those cases...

Biotech Company Focuses on Developing Needle-Free Vaccines

June 3, 2015 8:31 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

A company in the Netherlands is working on a needle-free vaccine candidate for treating human...

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Global Advanced Wound Dressings Market Value Will Exceed $3.5 Billion by 2021

June 1, 2015 8:29 am | by Shashank Settipalli, Medical Devices Analyst, GlobalData | Articles | Comments

The fastest growing advanced wound care segments will be hydrofibers and wound contact layers. 

From Worker to Queen at the Drop of a Gene

May 27, 2015 9:36 am | by University of Leicester | News | Comments

Researchers discover the genes that cause the buff-tailed bumblebee to develop into a male, worker or queen.

Ancient Lake Challenges Understanding of Evolution

May 21, 2015 10:05 am | by University of Aberdeen | News | Comments

An ancient lake could hold the key to our understanding of how complex life evolved on Earth, according to recent research.

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Abcodia Raises $8M to Launch Ovarian Cancer Screening Test

May 20, 2015 8:35 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Abcodia announced this week it raised $8 million to bring its ovarian cancer screening test called ROCA to market.

Orange Juice is Good for Your Brain

May 18, 2015 9:16 am | by Unviersity of Reading | News | Comments

Drinking orange juice could help improve brain function in elderly people, according to new research from the University of Reading.

Baboons Prefer to Spend Time with Others of the Same Age, Status and Personality

May 14, 2015 10:03 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

Latest research shows that, within large troops, baboons spend more time grooming those with similar dominance rank and boldness to themselves. Preferring such grooming partners may prevent new skills and knowledge being transmitted around the wider troop, say researchers.

Training Teachers for Deaf Children Gets Robotic Helping Hand

May 13, 2015 10:28 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

Deaf education lecturers  are using the Swivl robot in school classrooms in a UK first for teacher training.

Personalized Screening Test for Ovarian Cancer Shows Encouraging Results

May 13, 2015 9:32 am | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Standard versions of this screening process would have only been able to pinpoint ovarian cancer in less than half of this group.

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Antibiotic Resistant Typhoid Detected in Countries Around the World

May 12, 2015 10:02 am | by Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute | News | Comments

 There is an urgent need to develop global surveillance against the threat to public health caused by antimicrobial resistant pathogens, which can cause serious and untreatable infections in humans.

Blood Test May Predict Outcome of Infant Heart Surgery

May 7, 2015 9:52 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

New research suggests it may be possible to predict an infant’s progress following surgery for congenital heart disease by analyzing a number of important small molecules in the blood.

Astronomers Find First Evidence of Changing Conditions on a Super Earth

May 6, 2015 11:04 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

Astronomers have detected wildly changing temperatures on a super Earth – the first time any atmospheric variability has been observed on a rocky planet outside the solar system – and believe it could be due to huge amounts of volcanic activity, further adding to the mystery of what had been nicknamed the ‘diamond planet’.

Fungus Enhances Crop Roots and Could Be a Future 'Bio-fertilizer'

May 5, 2015 11:36 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

“Ancient relationship” between fungi and plant roots creates genetic expression that leads to more root growth. Common fungus could one day be used as ‘bio-fertilizer’, replacing mined phosphate which is now depleted to the point of impending fertilizer crisis.

Polish Doctors Perform Rare Throat-Area Transplant

May 5, 2015 10:38 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Polish surgeons said Monday they have successfully performed a rare and extensive transplant of the throat area.

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Prolonged Statin Use May Lower Risk of Lung Cancer Death

May 4, 2015 10:26 am | by American Association for Cancer Research | News | Comments

Lung cancer patients who used statins in the year prior to a lung cancer diagnosis or after a lung cancer diagnosis had a reduction in the risk of death from the disease, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Study: Global Warming to Push 1 in 13 Species to Extinction

May 1, 2015 10:29 am | by Seth Borenstein, Associated Press Science Writer | News | Comments

Global warming will eventually push 1 out of every 13 species on Earth into extinction, a new study projects.

Brain Scan Reveals Out-of-Body Illusion

May 1, 2015 9:20 am | by Karolinska Institutet | News | Comments

The feeling of being inside one’s own body is not as self-evident as one might think. In a new study neuroscientists created an out-of-body illusion in participants placed inside a brain scanner. They then used the illusion to perceptually ‘teleport’ the participants to different locations in a room and show that the perceived location of the bodily self can be decoded from activity patterns in specific brain regions.

Affordable Personalized RNA Cancer Vaccine Works, Aided by CD4 T Cells

April 29, 2015 8:53 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer | News | Comments

A team from Johannes Gutenberg University engineered a relatively cheap, and comparatively easy-to-make, personalized vaccine—and wiped out lung, skin, and colon cancer cells in mice.

Study Blames Global Warming for 75 Percent of Very Hot Days

April 28, 2015 9:53 am | by Seth Borenstein, Associated Press Science Writer | News | Comments

If you find yourself sweating out a day that is monstrously hot, chances are you can blame humanity. A new report links three out of four such days to man's effects on climate.

Upside Down and Inside Out

April 27, 2015 10:18 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

Researchers have captured the first 3D video of a living algal embryo turning itself inside out, from a sphere to a mushroom shape and back again. The results could help unravel the mechanical processes at work during a similar process in animals, which has been called the “most important time in your life.”

Game Shows Mosquito's-eye View of Malaria

April 24, 2015 10:05 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

A new game about the life cycle of malaria that can be played on Android smartphones. Officially launched on World Malaria Day (April 25) The Life Cycle of Malaria is the first game of its kind which tries to visualize the life cycle of the disease in 3-D.

Link Discovery Points to Potential New Alzheimer's Treatment

April 24, 2015 9:50 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

Researchers have identified how proteins that play a key role in Alzheimer’s disease are linked in a pathway that controls its progression, and that drugs targeting this pathway may be a potential new way of treating the disease.

Technology Can Transfer Human Emotions to Your Palm Through Air, Say Scientists

April 23, 2015 9:22 am | by University of Sussex | News | Comments

Human emotion can be transferred by technology that stimulates different parts of the hand without making physical contact with your body, a study has shown.

Listen to Your Heart: Why Your Brain May Give Away How Well You Know Yourself

April 22, 2015 11:11 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

“Listen to your heart,” sang Swedish pop group Roxette in the late Eighties. But not everyone is able to tune into their heartbeat, according to an international team of researchers – and half of us under- or over-estimate our ability.

Oldest Ever DNA Sample from Calcified Neanderthal Man

April 17, 2015 1:52 pm | by Sean Alloca, Editor, Forensic Magazine | Articles | Comments

Bones found in an Italian cave over two decades ago might have provided the oldest Neanderthal DNA ever tested.

Mountain Gorilla Genome Study Provides Optimism About Population Numbers

April 14, 2015 10:41 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

An international research project to sequence whole genomes from mountain gorillas has given scientists and conservationists new insight into the impact of population decline on these critically endangered apes. While mountain gorillas are extensively inbred and at risk of extinction, research published today in Science finds more to be optimistic about in their genomes than expected.

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