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Medical research

Extraction of largely-unexplored bodily fluid could be a new source of biomarkers

Using an array of tiny needles that are almost too small to see, researchers have developed a minimally-invasive technique for sampling a largely-unexplored human bodily fluid that could potentially provide a new source of ...

Medical research

Survival protein may prevent collateral damage during cancer therapy

WEHI researchers have identified a protein that could protect the kidneys from 'bystander' damage caused by cancer therapies.

Medications

Simple new testing method aims to improve time-release drugs

When you take a time-release drug, you count on it doing what the package says: release the drug slowly into your bloodstream to provide benefits over the specified period of time. When the drug dissolves too slowly or too ...

Radiology & Imaging

Researchers develop low-cost, portable brain imaging scanner

When it comes to brain scans for assessing head trauma, detecting brain cancer, and performing numerous other tests, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the best option, but MRI scanners are costly, require special infrastructure, ...

Health

Contact lenses for diagnostic and therapeutic use

Human bodily fluids and secretions contain molecules known as biomarkers that contain a wealth of information about the body's health and the presence of disease. Among secretions such as tears, sweat and saliva, tears are ...

Biomedical technology

Researchers create 3-D-printed nasal swab for COVID-19 testing

In response to the critical shortage of nasopharyngeal (NP) swabs early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Radiology at University of South Florida (USF) Health in Tampa set out to design, validate and create NP ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Pioneering remote screening for vital health signs indicating COVID-19

A key symptom of COVID-19—oxygen saturation—is now being estimated remotely from a camera, thanks to research from University of South Australia engineers Professor Javaan Chahl, Dr. Ali Al-Naji and their team of graduate ...

Pediatrics

Wearable imaging cap provides a window into babies' brains

A team led by UCL researchers has demonstrated a new form of wearable, baby-friendly brain mapping technology that has important implications for understanding developmental conditions such as autism spectrum disorder and ...

Biomedical technology

Researchers develop 3-D dressing to heal wounds

Researchers at ITMO University and the University of Toronto have developed a material based on gelatin and nanocrystalline cellulose that can fight off antibiotic-resistant bacteria and speed up the wound healing process. ...

Biomedical technology

3-D bioprinted heart provides new tool for surgeons

Professor of Biomedical Engineering Adam Feinberg and his team have created the first full-size 3-D bioprinted human heart model using their Freeform Reversible Embedding of Suspended Hydrogels (FRESH) technique. Showcased ...

Oncology & Cancer

A more sensitive way to detect circulating tumor cells

Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in women, and metastasis from the breast to other areas of the body is the leading cause of death in these patients. Detecting circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the bloodstream ...