Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New low-cost device rapidly, accurately detects Hepatitis C infection

Hepatitis C affects more than 354 million people worldwide. About 75 to 85 percent of people who have it get a long-term infection referred to as chronic Hepatitis C. Left untreated, it could lead to cirrhosis, liver cancer ...

Biomedical technology

Modeling a devastating childhood disease on a chip

Millions of children in low- and middle-income nations suffer from environmental enteric dysfunction (EED), a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestine that is the second leading cause of death in children under five ...

Biomedical technology

Wearable, inexpensive robotic sleeve for lymphedema treatment

Lymphedema often occurs in survivors of breast cancer, because they are at high risk for lymph node damage or removal during surgical procedures. The locations of these nodes often make fluid and proteins collect in the arm, ...

Medical research

Fighting viruses is as easy as breathing

The average person will take more than 600 million breaths over the course of their life. Every breath stretches the lungs' tissues with each inhale and relaxes them with each exhale. The mere motions of breathing are known ...

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