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Engineers scrap the stethoscope, measure vital signs with radio waves

No visit to the doctor's office is complete without a blood-pressure cuff squeezing your arm and a cold stethoscope placed on your chest. But what if your vital signs could be gathered, without ...

4 hours ago from Phys.org

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Researchers study impact of space radiation on bone and muscle health

New research by Henry J. Donahue, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering and School of Engineering Foundation Professor at the VCU School of Engineering, suggests that space ...

12 hours ago from Phys.org

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Womb natural killer cell discovery could lead to screening for miscarriage risk

For the first time the functions of natural killer cells in the womb have been identified.

6 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Little understood cell helps mice see color

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have discovered that color vision in mice is far more complex than originally thought, opening the door to experiments that ...

4 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Researchers track muscle stem cell dynamics in response to injury and aging

A new study led by researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) describes the biology behind why muscle stem cells respond differently to aging or injury. The findings, ...

7 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Exercise does not seem to increase bone marrow edema in healthy people

A recent study published in Rheumatology finds that osteitis/bone marrow edema as measured by magnetic resonance imaging was present in healthy people. However, it did not significantly increase ...

9 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Immunotherapy, gene editing advances extend to Type 1 Diabetes

Advances in engineering T cells to treat cancer are paving the way for new immunotherapies targeted at autoimmune diseases, including type 1 diabetes. Now, researchers are also investigating ...

Wed 13 Dec 17 from Medical Xpress

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BigH1—the key histone for male fertility

Researchers in the Chromatin Structure and Function Lab at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) have identified the histone BigH1 as a key protein in stem cell differentiation ...

13 hours ago from Phys.org

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Scientists discover proteins keeping stem cells in their undifferentiated state

A special cluster of proteins that helps unwind DNA during cell division plays a key role in keeping stem cells in their immature state, according to a new study by UNC School of Medicine researchers.

Wed 13 Dec 17 from Phys.org

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A drug to treat retinal diseases with drops instead of injections

The Spanish firm Sylentis has developed a compound to treat diseases of the retina including age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. The treatment is administered by ophthalmic ...

Wed 13 Dec 17 from Medical Xpress

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