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3 Boys Saved by Customized Airway Tube Made on 3-D Printer

April 30, 2015 9:04 am | by Lauren Neergaard, Associated Press Medical Writer | News | Comments

In a striking example of how 3-D printers could customize medical care, doctors turned powdered plastic into tiny devices that saved the lives of three baby boys by holding open defective airways so they could breathe - and the implants even expanded as the tots grew.

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Contributes to Successful Brain Aging

April 29, 2015 10:08 am | by Boston University | News | Comments

Cardiorespiratory fitness may positively impact the structure of white matter in the brains of older adults. These results suggest that exercise could be prescribed to lessen age-related declines in brain structure.

Rare Dune Plants Thrive on Disturbance

April 29, 2015 9:53 am | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

Stabilizing dunes suppresses native species and makes the dunes themselves more prone to erosion.

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Sleep Apnea? There May Be an App for That

April 29, 2015 8:52 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Millions of Americans are short of breath while they sleep. Approximately one in 13 in the U.S. have sleep apnea. But to diagnose the disease involves an overnight hospital stay and a sleep study that costs thousands of dollars. A group of researchers at the University of Washington now say they have an app for that – a cheap alternative on a smartphone that could be available widely in a year or two to diagnose the disorder.

Genetic Testing Moves into World of Employee Health

April 28, 2015 4:32 pm | by Tom Murphy, Associated Press Business Writer | News | Comments

Your employer may one day help determine if your genes are why your jeans have become too snug.

Genocea's GEN-003 in Prime Position to Lead GH Vaccine Space

April 28, 2015 1:08 pm | by Daian Cheng, Ph.D., GlobalData Infectious Disease Analyst | Articles | Comments

An analysis of Genocea Biosciences’ investigational genital herpes (GH) vaccine, GEN-003. 

Microneedle Patch for Measles Vaccination Could be Global Game Changer

April 28, 2015 10:08 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A new microneedle patch being developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could make it easier to vaccinate people against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases.

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.

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Researchers ID Brain Mechanisms Underlying Alertness and Attentiveness

April 28, 2015 9:18 am | by MIT | News | Comments

First demonstration that a common neurotransmitter acts via a single neuron type to enable effective information-processing.

Ebola Scare May Inform U.S.'s Response to Bioterrorism

April 28, 2015 8:48 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Last year’s Ebola scare might provide a blueprint for a response to the unthinkable: a bioterrorist attack in the U.S., some experts are saying. A House of Representatives subcommittee last week discussed what the domestic response – and over-response – may teach emergency responders in a “low probability” but “high-consequence” event.

Late Spring Complicates Already Perilous Amphibian Migration

April 27, 2015 10:38 am | by Holly Ramer, Associated Press | News | Comments

Northern New England's annual amphibian migration is always perilous, but critters that cross roads to breed are facing an additional challenge this year: a delayed start after the long winter.

Diabetes Drug Found in Freshwater, Potential Cause of Intersex Fish

April 27, 2015 10:29 am | by University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee | News | Comments

A medication commonly taken for Type II diabetes, which is being found in freshwater systems worldwide, has been shown to cause intersex in fish -male fish that produce eggs.

Wellness Advocate, Bestselling Author: I Faked Cancer

April 24, 2015 10:12 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

A woman who became a bestselling author and wellness advocate after she claimed she healed herself of a brain tumor through a healthy diet recently admitted she never had cancer, according to a magazine investigation published this week.

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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.

Pollution Shrinks Brains, Causes Silent Strokes

April 24, 2015 9:17 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | Articles | Comments

Air pollution can shrink brains, lead to cognitive problems and even cause silent stokes, according to new research published by Stroke a journal of the American Heart Association.

CDC Using New Technology to Track Listeria Illnesses

April 23, 2015 10:35 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick | News | Comments

The government is relying on some new technology - as well as a bit of luck - to track an outbreak of life-threatening listeria linked to Blue Bell ice cream products.

International Team Cracks Genetic Code of Upland Cotton

April 23, 2015 9:42 am | by Clemson University | News | Comments

The intricately woven genetic makeup of Upland cotton has been decoded for the first time in the ancient plant’s history.

Link Between Serotonin and Depression is a Myth, Says Psychiatrist

April 23, 2015 9:31 am | by Stephanie Guzowski, Editor, Drug Discovery & Development | Articles | Comments

The widely held belief that depression is caused by low levels of serotonin and that certain antidepressants raise the levels of this neurotransmitter, is a myth, according to a psychiatrist in an editorial article in The BMJ this week.

With Bird Flu Spreading, USDA Starts on Potential Vaccine

April 22, 2015 10:52 am | by Steve Karnowski, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is working on a vaccine to counter a deadly strain of bird flu, as losses to poultry producers mount.

Q&A: What is Listeria? Bacteria Found in Blue Bell Ice Cream

April 22, 2015 10:27 am | by Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | News | Comments

Blue Bell Creameries is pulling all of its products off the shelves after samples of its ice cream tested positive for a potentially deadly bacteria - listeria.

Nanoscientists are First to Model Atomic Structures of Three Bacterial Nanomachines

April 22, 2015 9:55 am | by UCLA | News | Comments

Cryo electron microscope enables scientists to explore the frontiers of targeted antibiotics.

Regulatory and Clinical Factors Limiting US Non-Vascular Stent Market Growth

April 21, 2015 2:36 pm | by Priya Radhakrishnan, Director of Medical Devices, GlobalData | Articles | Comments

The future growth of the non-vascular stent market by 2021 will be slower in the US than almost every other major market.

Researchers Test Blood-Based Biopsy for Finding Cancer

April 21, 2015 12:29 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

This method is delivering some promising results in early trials.

Announcing the Winners of The Inaugural Interphex Exhibitor Awards

April 21, 2015 12:22 pm | News | Comments

Here are the winners of the INTERPHEX Exhibitor Awards for 2015.

Dr. Oz Tells Critics: No Conflict of Interest on My TV Show

April 21, 2015 11:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dr. Mehmet Oz is defending himself against 10 doctors who've accused him of promoting "quack treatments" on his TV show.

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