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American Medical News for 24 Mar 2017

(Emory Health Sciences) Researchers have found that specific patterns of activity on brain scans may help clinicians identify whether psychotherapy or antidepressant medication is more likely to help... individual patients recover from depression.
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News The main reason for dental implant failure is peri-implantitis. This is the destructive inflammatory process affecting the soft and hard tissues ... Contributed Author: University of Plymouth... Topics: Implantables
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New Flexible Glass to Bolster Tiny Medical Devices

Medical Design Technology - 24 Mar 2017 21:36
Scientists say a flexible glass membrane will further shrink the scale at which lab-on-a-chip devices operate ... Contributed Author: Brooks Hays, UPI Topics: Medical Diagnostics
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Photo of the Day: Surgical Robot

Medical Design Technology - 24 Mar 2017 21:16
News The robot can be used in pre-surgical planning, image guidance ... Staff Author: Lexie Metzler Topics: Surgical
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New Rotavirus Vaccine CouldUnlike other rotavirus vaccines, the new product is cheaper and doesn't require refrigeration. Pending WHO approval, it could soon be available for large-scale immunization.
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Blood Test Offers Non-InvasiveCancerLocator is a blood test that offers a non-invasive way to detect lung, breast and liver cancer in the early stage and has a success rate of 80 percent. How does it work?
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Inactive teens develop lazy bones

Science Daily - 24 Mar 2017 16:49
Inactive teens have weaker bones than those who are physically active, according to a new study.
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Amazingly fast, cheap genomeA team of scientists has developed a new way to sequence genomes, which can assemble the genome of an organism, entirely from scratch, dramatically cheaper and faster.
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One day, patients may be able to monitor their body's response to cancer therapy just by having their blood drawn. A new study has taken an important step in that direction by measuring a panel of... cancer proteins in rare, individual tumor cells that float in the blood.
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Seven months after RioThe near-paranoia related to Zika leading up to the 2016 Rio Games could have been avoided by heeding the lessons of previous epidemics, argues a new study.
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Lighting up antibiotic resistance

Science Daily - 24 Mar 2017 16:48
Carbapenems are among the 'antibiotics of last resort' and can fight infections for which other drugs have long lost their effectiveness. However, even carbapenem-resistant pathogenic strains have... emerged over the last decades.
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Scientists are evaluating the effectiveness of a new nanocoating for dental implants to reduce the risk of peri-implantitis.
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On the trail of Parkinson's disease

Science Daily - 24 Mar 2017 16:48
On the trail of Parkinson'sThe molecular causes of diseases such as Parkinson's need to be understood as a first step towards combating them. Chemists recently succeeded in analyzing what happens when selective mutations of the... alpha-synuclein protein occur -- a protein that is closely linked to Parkinson's disease.
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Severe psoriasis predominantly affects men

Science Daily - 24 Mar 2017 16:48
The fact that men are overrepresented in psoriasis registers and consume more psoriasis care have long led researchers to believe that the common skin disease disproportionately affects men. A unique... study with 5,438 Swedish psoriasis patients now reveals that women have a statistically significant lower incidence of severe psoriasis compared to men.
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Hydrophobic proteins on virusThrough experimental and computational tests, new research expands on the theory of virus surface hydrophobicity. By being slightly water-repellent, the outer layers of proteins in virus capsids... affect how it interacts with cells and the environment. Understanding this more can improve vaccine production and virus detection.
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This April, The Crowd & The Cloud brings you a 4-part public television series exploring citizen science, crowdsourcing, and mobile technology. You'll find the SciStarter Project Finder on The Crowd &... The Cloud website to help viewers of the show become do-ers of science! Below we've highlighted each episode and related projects to jump start your viewing! Cheers! The SciStarter Team
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Optical Tool Monitors Brain's Circulatory Response to Pain

Medical Design Technology - 24 Mar 2017 15:33
News The fNIRS technique may have several advantages over other hemodynamic-based imaging techniques ... Contributed Author: SPIE--International Society for Optics and Photonics Topics: Neurology
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3D Printing Turns Nanomachines into Life-Size Workers

Medical Design Technology - 24 Mar 2017 15:27
News Nanomachines can already deliver medication and serve as computer memories at the tiny nanometer scale ... Contributed Author: Dartmouth College Topics: STEM
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Combating Wear and Tear

Medical Design Technology - 24 Mar 2017 15:19
News Bioengineers detect early signs of damage in connective tissues such as ligaments, tendons and cartilage ... Contributed Author: University of Utah Topics: Medical Diagnostics
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Brain "Rewires" Itself to Enhance Other Senses in Blind People

Medical Design Technology - 24 Mar 2017 15:11
News The researchers used MRI multimodal brain imaging techniques (specifically, diffusion-based and resting state imaging) ... Contributed Author: Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Topics:... Neurology
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News The new skin requires just 20 nanowatts of power per square centimeter ... Contributed Author: Ross Barker, Phys.org Topics: Prosthetics
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Unlucky DNA Mutations ExplainRandom bad luck DNA mutations can be blamed for some cases of cancer. Does this mean that a healthy lifestyle no longer matters when it comes to preventing cancer?
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Doctor Stumbles On Cure ForThe physician successfully treated his patients with vitamin C infusions, along with thiamine and hydrocortisone. Pending validation through additional studies, his remedy could prove to be a... long-awaited breakthrough in sepsis treatment.
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News One of the most important tests of their artificial intelligence-derived model was to see if it could be used to discover a treatment ... Contributed Author: University of Texas at Austin, Texas... Advanced Computing Center Topics: Oncology
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Computer program developed toResearchers in the United States have developed a computer program that can simultaneously detect cancer and identify where in the body the cancer is located, from a patient's blood sample.
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