Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rapid Ebola diagnosis may be possible with new technology

A new tool can quickly and reliably identify the presence of Ebola virus in blood samples, according to a study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and colleagues at other institutions.

Oncology & Cancer

Tumors partially destroyed with sound don't come back

Noninvasive sound technology developed at the University of Michigan breaks down liver tumors in rats, kills cancer cells and spurs the immune system to prevent further spread—an advance that could lead to improved cancer ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New way to blast kidney stones can be done in doctor's office

A noninvasive ultrasound technique is capable of quickly pulverizing kidney stones, an early study shows—in what researchers call a first step toward a simpler, anesthesia-free treatment for the painful problem.

Neuroscience

Converting sound to touch

According to estimates by the World Health Organization (WHO) more than 5% of the world's population is affected by hearing loss and deafness, which is mostly caused by loss of hair cells in the ear. For future treatment, ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

'E-nose' could someday diagnose Parkinson's disease by 'smelling' skin

A couple of years ago, a woman named Joy Milne made headlines when scientists discovered that she could "smell" Parkinson's disease (PD) on people with the neurodegenerative disorder. Since then, researchers have been trying ...

Biomedical technology

How sound waves could help regrow bones

Researchers have used sound waves to turn stem cells into bone cells, in a tissue engineering advance that could one day help patients regrow bone lost to cancer or degenerative disease.

Radiology & Imaging

This bizarre looking helmet can create better brain scans

It may look like a bizarre bike helmet, or a piece of equipment found in Doc Brown's lab in Back to the Future, yet this gadget made of plastic and copper wire is a technological breakthrough with the potential to revolutionize ...

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Longitudinal wave

Longitudinal waves are waves that have same direction of oscillations or vibrations along or parallel to their direction of travel, which means that the oscillations of the medium (particle) is in the same direction or opposite direction as the motion of the wave. Mechanical longitudinal waves have been also referred to as compressional waves or compression waves.

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