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Car Component Quality Testing Technology Helps Hip Surgeons Ensure Prostheses Bind...

Hip surgeons are making significant advances in designing hip replacement components using additive manufacturing (3D printing) but have been struggling to devise easy methods...
Brown adipose tissue

Food Activates Brown Fat

Brown fat consumes energy, which is the reason why it could be important for preventing obesity and diabetes. Working together with an international team,...
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Two Simple Tests Could Help to Pinpoint Cause of Stroke

Combining the test with a brain scan could provide key genetic information that may help identify those most at risk from a second stroke,...
blood leakage

New Software Better Able to Predict Leakage Around Aortic Stents

Each year, approximately 2700 people in the Netherlands undergo surgery for an aneurysm (dilation) in their abdominal aorta. These procedures usually involve inserting a...
lizardsvideo

Luminescent Lizards

Biogenic fluorescence is mainly known from marine organisms, but is rare in terrestrial vertebrates. “So we could hardly believe our eyes when we illuminated...
shark

Study of Ancient Fossil Complicates the Shark Family Tree

About 385 million years ago in the Devonian age, a strange, two-and-a-half-foot-long shark died and drifted to the bottom of the sea, over what...
nanoscale

Lab Unlocks Secrets of Nanoscale 3D Printing

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have discovered novel ways to extend the capabilities of two-photon lithography (TPL), a high-resolution 3D printing technique capable...
stem cells

Low-Dose X-Ray Exposure Does Not Harm Human Stem Cells

“The 80-milligray dose is equivalent to the radiation exposure during a medical diagnostic imaging procedure such as a CT scan, which is routinely used in...
surgical carevideo

How 3-D Printing Is Changing Surgical Care at Duke

Earlier this year, a 21-year-old woman went to Duke Orthopedics with a painful hip. She had a hip deformity that made it difficult to...
hydrocephalus

Two Surgical Approaches Equal in Treating Infection-Caused Hydrocephalus

Implanting a shunt or endoscopically reducing intracranial pressure and reducing fluid production are equally effective in treating infants with hydrocephalus caused by brain infections,...
Alzheimer’s disease

Imaging Technique Shows Progress Alzheimer’s Disease Cell Level and Below

Alzheimer’s disease is associated with areas of high protein concentration in brain tissue: plaques and tangles. Raman imaging is now used to get sharp...
muon detector

Physicists Design $100 Handheld Muon Detector

At any given moment, the Earth’s atmosphere is showered with high-energy cosmic rays that have been blasted from supernovae and other astrophysical phenomena far...
deep learning

UCLA Engineers Use Deep Learning to Reconstruct Holograms and Improve Optical...

Aform of machine learning called deep learning is one of the key technologies behind recent advances in applications like real-time speech recognition and automated image...
cancer

How Disposable Diapers Can Improve Measurements of Tumor Growth

Catching cancer early can make all the difference for successful treatment. A common screening practice measures tumor growth with X-ray computed tomography (CT), which...
textiles

Digital Technology Weaves Its Way into Custom Design World

Computer science continues to evolve into all facets of our world, including changing even the most traditional arena of textiles manufacturing.New technology developed by...
machine learning

Improving Clinical Trials with Machine Learning

Machine learning could improve our ability to determine whether a new drug works in the brain, potentially enabling researchers to detect drug effects that...
animal’s jaws

A Giant, Prehistoric Otter’s Surprisingly Powerful Bite

A massive, wolf-sized otter that lived about 6 million years ago may have been a dominant predator in its time, according to a new...
radiation therapy

A Third Dimension of Innovation

For many cancer patients, going through radiation therapy can be an incredibly stressful and time-consuming process. Dalhousie’s Dr. James Robar wants to change that...
Computer Tomographyvideo

Nano-CT Device Successfully Tested

Computer Tomography (CT) is a standard procedure in hospitals, but so far, the technology has not been suitable for imaging extremely small objects. In...
Cancer Treatment

3-D Imaging of Collagen may Become Vital Tool for Precision Cancer...

For an illness like cancer, doctors in search of definitive diagnosis often turn to computed tomography (CT) scans based on reconstructing a three-dimensional image...