Neuroscience

Buzzing through the blood-brain barrier

UConn engineers have designed a non-toxic, biodegradable device that can help medication move from blood vessels into brain tissues —a route traditionally blocked by the body's defense mechanisms. They describe their invention ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ultrasound sensor aids diagnosis of middle-ear infection

A new type of ultrasound transducer from Fraunhofer should soon be delivering a fast and reliable diagnosis of infection of the middle ear. A U.S. company and the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS are collaborating ...

Oncology & Cancer

TTFields tied to improved survival in glioblastoma patients

(HealthDay)—For patients with glioblastoma, the addition of tumor-treating fields (TTFields) to standard treatment with temozolomide is associated with improved survival without negative effects on health-related quality ...

Other

Giving paralysed people control and independence

A device that offers paralysed individuals - including those in the most severe 'locked-in' state - better control and communication has been developed and improved, thanks to a project funded by the European Research Council ...

Other

Wireless ultrasound transducers help physicians

Siemens has presented the world's first ultrasound system with wireless transducers. The system's transducers, which can be easily operated with one hand, transmit ultrasound images via radio waves to the screen on the base ...

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