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Pediatrics

Breathing easier with a better tracheal stent

Pediatric laryngotracheal stenosis (LTS), a narrowing of the airway in children, is a complex medical condition. While it can be something a child is born with or caused by injury, the condition can result in a life-threatening ...

Oncology & Cancer

New computational method detects disrupted pathways in cancer

Cancer is a notoriously complex disease, in part because it may be caused by mutations among hundreds or even thousands of genes. In addition, most cancers exhibit an extraordinary amount of variation among genetic mutations, ...

Biomedical technology

Precision health in the palm of your hand

Precision health is an approach to wellness that takes into account variability in genes, environment, and lifestyle for each person. And thanks to advancements in technology, it's here today. Huge amounts of data are being ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A simplified COVID-19 diagnostic method to ramp up widespread testing

To properly monitor and help curb the spread of COVID-19, several millions of diagnostic tests are required daily in just the United States alone. There is still a widespread lack of COVID-19 testing in the U.S. and many ...

Neuroscience

MicroLED neural probe for neuroscience

Associate Professor Hiroto Sekiguchi and Ph.D. candidate Hiroki Yasunaga in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Information Engineering at Toyohashi University of Technology have developed a MicroLED neural probe ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

A flow of fresh air protects against coronavirus

People who are required to serve a large number of customers at a checkout or counter are at a particularly high risk of exposure to COVID-19. At the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics IBP, a type of air lock was therefore ...

Overweight & Obesity

Tiny wireless device sheds light on combating obesity

Gastric bypass surgery is sometimes the last resort for those who struggle with obesity or have serious health-related issues due to their weight. Since this procedure involves making a small stomach pouch and rerouting the ...

Cardiology

Regenerative heart valves and blood vessels a step closer

Non-degradable prostheses for cardiovascular tissues can be used to replace heart valves and blood vessels, but they can't stay in the body permanently. In two recent papers, TU/e researchers in collaboration with a number ...

Medical research

Fighting the good fight against bacteria

Drug-resistant bacteria could lead to more deaths than cancer by 2050, according to a report commissioned by the United Kingdom in 2014 and jointly supported by the U.K. government and the Wellcome Trust. In an effort to ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Trophoblast motility in a gelatin hydrogel

Trophoblast cells, which surround the developing blastocyst in early pregnancy, play an important role in implantation in the uterine wall. A new multidimensional model of trophoblast motility that utilizes a functionalized ...

Biomedical technology

New blood-test device monitors blood chemistry continually

For even the most routine of medical checkups, a blood test is often the first order of business. But, for all its diagnostic power, this common test provides only a snapshot of the blood during a single moment in time.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hand-held device measures aerosols for coronavirus risk assessment

Because of the role they play in coronavirus transmission, understanding aerosol concentrations and persistence in public spaces can help determine infection risks. However, measuring these concentrations is difficult, requiring ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Using wearable activity trackers to distinguish COVID-19 from flu

By analyzing Fitbit data and self-reported symptoms, researchers from Evidation Health and collaborators analyzed trends in heart rate, step count, and symptom duration between patients with flu and those with COVID-19. While ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Smartphone camera used to diagnose viral infections

A team of researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, has developed a way to use a smartphone camera to test for viral infections. In their paper published in the journal Science Advances, the group ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Reliable COVID-19 test could reduce virus spread

Results of a unique test developed by a world-renowned expert, which targets three viral genes to increase reliability and could cut COVID-19 detection time to 20 minutes, have been peer reviewed and published in the journal ...

Biomedical technology

A shock to the PPE system: Recharging sterile N95 masks

A researcher from the Institute of Industrial Science at the University of Tokyo has demonstrated a novel method for recharging sterilized N95 masks so that they can be reused. By exposing the masks to 100 kilovolts for three ...

Gastroenterology

Bioengineered probiotic could prevent listeria infections

For pregnant women, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems, listeriosis is a serious foodborne illness often linked to deli meats, fresh produce and dairy products. Even with antibiotic treatment, listeriosis ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Digital trackers for mental health not yet fit for purpose

Digital tracking of people with mental health conditions has the power to transform medical diagnostics and treatment, but its claims need careful scrutiny, says an expert in digital analytics from the University of Bath.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Robots could replace real therapy dogs

Robotic animals could be the 'pawfect' replacement for our real-life furry friends, a new study published today by the University of Portsmouth has found.