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sports medicine

Building Safer, Healthier Athletes

This story originally appeared in Yale Engineering magazine. Since it was first offered, the course Medical Device Design and Innovation...
open leg wounds

High-Tech Treatment of Open Leg Wounds No Better Than Using Regular...

Study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) compared negative pressure wound therapy devices and traditional dressings Conducted by Warwick...
Elwha dam

How the Elwha Dam Removals Changed the River’s Mouth

For decades, resource managers agreed that removing the two dams on the Elwha River would be a big win for the watershed as a...
lamprey

MBL Scientists Find Lamprey Genes That Aid Spinal Healing Are Present...

Many of the genes involved in the natural repair of the injured spinal cord of the lamprey are also active in the repair of...
thermoelectric generator

Thermoelectric Generator Capable of Generating Power at Any Time in the...

Power generation output decreased to 1/3 as a result of converting a conventional water-cooled thermoelectric power generator to air-cooling. So AIST developed a heat...
fur seal

Veterinary Surgeons Perform First-Known Brain Surgery to Treat Hydrocephalus in Fur...

A neurosurgical team at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University has successfully performed what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind brain surgery...
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Chemical from Cactus-Like Plant Shows Promise in Controlling Surgical Pain, While...

A promising approach to post-operative incision-site pain control uses a naturally occurring plant molecule called resiniferatoxin (RTX). RTX is found in Euphorbia resinifera, a...
drug resistancevideo

Turning Pathogens Against Each Other to Prevent Drug Resistance

Limiting a much-needed resource could pit pathogens against one another and prevent the emergence of drug resistance. New research demonstrates that harnessing competition among...
spinal cord

Scientists Successfully Demonstrate a New Way to Help Nerve Regeneration in...

There is currently no cure for spinal cord injury or treatment to help nerve regeneration so therapies offering intervention are limited. People with severe spinal...
Heart Patchvideo

Beating Heart Patch is Large Enough to Repair the Human Heart

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have created a fully functioning artificial human heart muscle large enough to patch over damage typically seen in patients...
Carpal tunnel syndrome

New Micro-Invasive Technique for Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

A patient at the Emory Orthopaedics and Spine Center recently became the first in Georgia to receive treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome with the...
memory storage

Controlling Spin for Memory Storage

Tohoku University researchers have developed a computational simulation that shows that using ultrafast laser pulses to excite electrons in a magnetic material switches them...
concussions

In Recovery from Sports Concussions, State of Mind Really Does Matter

When a student-athlete suffers a concussion, one of their biggest concerns is getting back to the playing field as soon as they are well....
drought

Aquifer Research Leads to Effective, Cost Efficient Water Acquisition and Aids...

It’s no secret to anyone that Texas is hot and that with heat comes drought. Across the more than 269,000 square miles that make...
Cardiac Arrest

Mapping Brain Connectivity with MRI May Predict Outcomes for Cardiac Arrest...

A new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers found that measures of connectivity within specific cerebral networks were strongly linked to long-term functional outcomes...
falls

Engineering Grant Seeks to Predict Falls – and How to Stop...

More than 2.8 million older Americans visit emergency rooms for fall-related injuries each year, but UCF Assistant Professor Helen Huang hopes those numbers can...
whale

Under Pressure

When 15 North Atlantic right whales turned up dead in U.S. and Canadian waters in the summer of 2017, it was declared an unprecedented...
brain injury

Biomarkers Can Reveal Traumatic Brain Injury, Even When Concussions Don’t Show...

Findings UCLA researchers have identified four biomarkers that could help doctors diagnose brain trauma and concussions through a simple blood test. The biomarkers are proteins,...
Pancreatic Cancervideo

Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Provides New Option for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Winship Cancer Institute at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital has expanded surgical options for pancreatic cancer patients with the recent addition of minimally invasive robotic...
smart quad-generation plant

NUS Researchers Develop 4-in-1 Smart Utilities Plant Custom-made for Tropical Climate

A research breakthrough achieved by a team led by Associate Professor Ernest Chua from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at National University of Singapore...