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Picture books for visually impaired kids go 3-D

Picture books for visually impaired kids go 3-D

“Goodnight room, goodnight moon. Goodnight cow jumping over the moon…” A children’s classic that already is a candidate for the all-time best feel-good book, “Goodnight Moon,” has gotten a boost: A University of Colorado Boulder team printed the first 3D version of it, allowing visually impaired children and their families to touch objects in the story — like the cow jumping over the moon — as it is read aloud. The story by Margaret Wise Brown of a bunny in bed wishing good night to his surroundings, “Goodnight Moon” was a logical first choice for CU-Boulder’s Tactile Picture Books Project — there are more than 40 million copies in print and it has been translated into at least a dozen languages Continue reading

Architecture of signaling proteins enhances knowledge of key receptors

Architecture of signaling proteins enhances knowledge of key receptors

A team of scientists from Duke Medicine, the University of Michigan and Stanford University has determined the underlying architecture of a cellular signaling complex involved in the body’s response to stimuli such as light and pain. This complex, consisting of a human cell surface receptor and its regulatory protein, reveals a two-step mechanism that has been hypothesized previously but not directly documented Continue reading

Breathalyzer test may detect deadliest cancer

Breathalyzer test may detect deadliest cancer

Lung cancer causes more deaths in the U.S. Continue reading

Nanoshell shields foreign enzymes used to starve cancer cells from immune system

Nanoshell shields foreign enzymes used to starve cancer cells from immune system

Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a nanoshell to protect foreign enzymes used to starve cancer cells as part of chemotherapy. Their work is featured on the June 2014 cover of the journal Nano Letters . Continue reading

Embryonic stem cells offer new treatment for multiple sclerosis

Embryonic stem cells offer new treatment for multiple sclerosis

Scientists in the University of Connecticut’s Technology Incubation Program have identified a novel approach to treating multiple sclerosis (MS) using human embryonic stem cells, offering a promising new therapy for more than 2.3 million people suffering from the debilitating disease. The researchers demonstrated that the embryonic stem cell therapy significantly reduced MS disease severity in animal models, and offered better treatment results than stem cells derived from human adult bone marrow. Continue reading

Embryonic stem cells offer new treatment for multiple sclerosis

Embryonic stem cells offer new treatment for multiple sclerosis

Scientists in the University of Connecticut’s Technology Incubation Program have identified a novel approach to treating multiple sclerosis (MS) using human embryonic stem cells, offering a promising new therapy for more than 2.3 million people suffering from the debilitating disease. Continue reading

Tugging on the ‘malignant’ switch in breast cancer

Tugging on the ‘malignant’ switch in breast cancer

A team of researchers led by David J. Mooney, Robert P. Pinkas Family Professor of Bioengineering at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, have identified a possible mechanism by which normal cells turn malignant in mammary epithelial tissues, the tissues frequently involved in breast cancer Continue reading

Tugging on the ‘malignant’ switch in breast cancer

Tugging on the ‘malignant’ switch in breast cancer

A team of researchers led by David J. Mooney, Robert P Continue reading

Infection prevention implanted directly into bones

Infection prevention implanted directly into bones

Hospital germs can be fatal, since they are resistant to antibiotics. Continue reading

New biometric watches use light to non-invasively monitor glucose, dehydration, pulse

New biometric watches use light to non-invasively monitor glucose, dehydration, pulse

Monitoring a patient’s vital signs and other physiological parameters is a standard part of medical care, but, increasingly, health and fitness-minded individuals are looking for ways to easily keep their own tabs on these measurements. Continue reading