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energy-recycling stairsvideo

Climbing Stairs Just Got Easier with Energy-Recycling Steps

Researchers at Georgia Tech and Emory University have created a device that makes walking up and down stairs easier. They’ve built energy-recycling stairs that...
hearing loss

Large-Scale, Collaborative Effort Could Help Ease Global Hearing Loss

Rising rates of hearing loss demand better access to preventions and treatments
YOUNG athletes

Young athletes: Too much too soon?

Figure skater Aspen Ono has been training hard on the ice since the tender age of 4 and worked tirelessly at her sport until...
stem cell

Stem Cell Advance Brings Bioengineered Arteries Closer to Reality

Stem cell biologists have tried unsuccessfully for years to produce cells that will give rise to functional arteries and give physicians new options to...
dementia, digestive system, Head Impact, blood pressure, Pancreatic Cancer, Regenerative Medicine Therapies, Cardiometabolic Health, Kidney Function, Cocaine addiction, Opioid Analgesic, Asthma, Antidepressants, breast cancer

Researchers Make Significant Progress in Engineering Digestive System Tissues

Researchers at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine have reached important milestones in their quest to engineer replacement tissue in the lab to treat...
surgical incisions, food waste, weight gain, ultrathin graphene, Idiopathic intracranial hypertension, biopolymer, Memory limits, brain cancers, robots, sperm tails

New Device Could Make Closing Surgical Incisions a Cinch

Like many surgeons, Dr. Jason Spector is often faced with the challenge of securely closing the abdominal wall without injuring the intestines. If the...
Heart Valvevideo

Unique 3-D Printed Models Could Improve Patient Outcomes in Heart Valve...

Heart valve models created with advanced 3-D printers could soon assist cardiologists in preparing to perform life-saving heart valve replacements. Researchers at Georgia Institute of...
Melanoma

Study Examines Accuracy of Melanoma Biopsy Findings

Every year, millions of Americans have a suspicious mole or skin lesion biopsied and sent to a pathologist to learn whether it is a...
cancer, Herpes Virus

UConn Professors: Genes Predict Cancer Patient’s Pain – or Lack of...

Sickness and pain go together. We think of them as a matched pair. Pain signals sickness, sickness causes pain. But this is not always...
spinal fusion surgery

Sugar-coated Nanomaterial Excels at Promoting Bone Growth

There hasn’t been a gold standard for how orthopaedic spine surgeons promote new bone growth in patients, but now Northwestern University scientists have designed...
surgeryvideo

How Six Cups of Ground Coffee Can Improve Nose, Throat Surgery

Imagine plopping six cups of coffee grounds on the heads of patients just before they are wheeled into the operating room to have nose...
bowel paralysis

Researchers Unravel Mechanism Behind Bowel Paralysis after Surgery

After undergoing abdominal surgery, patients have to stay in hospital for several days because the procedure causes post-operative ileus or bowel paralysis. As a...
colon cancer

Human Tissue Model Developed to Test Colon Cancer Drugs

The first-ever “disease in a Petri dish” platform that models human colon cancer derived from stem cells has been developed by Weill Cornell Medicine...
human embryos

Human Reproduction Likely to Be More Efficient than Previously Thought

It’s impossible to give a precise figure for how many embryos survive in the first week but in normal healthy women, it probably lies...
Melanoma

Promising Results Found for Treatment of Melanoma in the Brain

Researchers at the University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center are helping to make strides in the treatment of metastatic melanoma that has...
rare syndrome

Cellular Mechanisms Underlying Rare Syndrome Discovered

The cellular and gene expression mechanisms that lead to malformation of the jawbone (or mandible), the most characteristic feature of Richieri-Costa Pereira syndrome, have...
health care

Study Identifies Potential Health Care ‘Double Jeopardy’ for Minority Patients

A new study sheds light on the depth of health care disparities faced by minority populations in the United States. The findings suggest a...
lung development

Elucidating Lung Development

The University of Delaware’s Jason Gleghorn has received a $1.9 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to investigate pressure in lung development...
hearing disorder

NUS Researchers Create Palm-Size Device for Quick, Effective Treatment of Common...

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a novel handheld device, known as CLiKX, for the treatment of...
testicular cancer

IU Study: Many Testicular Cancer Survivors Have Low Testosterone Levels; Likely...

Indiana University cancer researchers found that many testicular cancer survivors have low testosterone levels and are more likely to have chronic health problems. In the...