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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

Compact proton therapy for fight against cancer

Compact proton therapy for fight against cancer

The future face of modern-day anti-cancer therapy based on charged particles like protons could potentially involve using laser accelerators. However, these facilities will need to be reduced in terms of both size and cost compared to conventional ones Continue reading

Video game technology aids horse rider assessment

Video game technology aids horse rider assessment

Horse riders’ balance, symmetry and poor posture could be improved thanks to an innovative body suit that works with motion sensors, commonly used by movie makers and the video games industry. New research by Elizabeth Gandy, a senior lecturer in the University of Sunderland’s Department of Computing, Engineering and Technology, uses inertial motion sensors worn in the XsensTM MVN body suit and is now showing promising results as a method of assessing rider asymmetry and lower back pain and injury risk. Continue reading