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Fluorescence imaging system lays groundwork for better tumor removal

Researchers have developed a low-cost, simple imaging system that uses tumor-targeting fluorescent molecules to determine the depth of tumor cells in the body. The portable system could eventually help surgeons distinguish between healthy and cancerous tissue with higher precision when removing a tumor. Doctors can use fluorescent molecules during tumor resection to make cancer cells […]

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Generative design offers solution to patient-specific knee implants

An advanced design technique, used to develop components for aerospace and automotive industries, has been harnessed in the production of bespoke medical devices. Researchers at the University of Birmingham, working in partnership with design software specialists Autodesk, Manufacturing Technology Center (The UK National Center for Additive Manufacturing), and the University Hospitals Birmingham have used a […]

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Instagram ‘post-baby’ body shots don’t reflect average women

Millions of women routinely check Instagram after giving birth, only to see posts by other new moms showing off how fast they got back into svelte shape. Of course, photos like those can be a real downer for women who don’t have the time or resources to lose pregnancy weight that quickly. Are they “failures” […]

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IV immune globulin bests placebo for dermatomyositis

Significantly more adults with dermatomyositis receiving intravenous immune globulin (IVIG) versus placebo have a response of at least minimal improvement, according to a study published in the Oct. 6 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Rohit Aggarwal, M.D., from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and colleagues conducted a randomized, placebo-controlled trial […]

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Team finds a promising medication for sleep apnea

Targeting a condition suffered by nearly a billion people worldwide, a new study from Flinders University has shown a drug previously used to treat depression can reduce obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) severity. While not yet identifying a cure, the authors say the study opens up further avenues for the development of future drug treatments targeted […]

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Mothers who recognize others’ happiness are more responsive to their infants in first months of life

Eyes wide, a baby reaches for a toy. Her caregiver, sensing her interest, brings the toy within her grasp. “Ga!” the baby exclaims, and her caregiver responds, “Yes!” When the baby fusses, her caregiver rubs her back until she calms. The baby smiles, and her caregiver smiles back, in a moment of what psychologist Mary […]

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Can you learn a language in your sleep? We found you may be able to pick up some words

From Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World to Dexter’s Laboratory cartoon series, sleep-learning has been a recurring theme in fiction. The idea that we can learn while asleep has fascinated many, but whether it is sheer fantasy or scientifically possible has long remained a mystery. Now, thanks to neuroimaging, we know that the brain is far […]