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Scientists create 3-D virtual reality models that may help better visualize unborn babies

Scientists create 3-D virtual reality models that may help better visualize unborn babies

Parents may soon be able to watch their unborn babies grow in realistic 3-D immersive visualizations, thanks to new technology that transforms MRI and ultrasound data into a 3-D virtual reality model of a fetus, according to research being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. [More]
New technique could increase availability of donor lungs by increasing preservation time

New technique could increase availability of donor lungs by increasing preservation time

Extending transplant time could reduce geographical limitations on donors and recipients and allow more time for organ assessment and repair [More]
Aerobit teams up with Artificial Intelligence experts to drive accelerated growth for asthma drugs

Aerobit teams up with Artificial Intelligence experts to drive accelerated growth for asthma drugs

Pharmas are set to benefit from insightful intelligence on asthma as Aerobit, provider of the Smart Respiratory Device, teams with leading Artificial Intelligence experts to unlock the potential of Big Data. [More]
Scientists identify naturally occurring molecule that plays protective role in ALS

Scientists identify naturally occurring molecule that plays protective role in ALS

Researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have identified a naturally occurring molecule that has the potential for preserving sites of communication between nerves and muscles in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and over the course of aging -- as well as a molecule that interferes with this helpful process. [More]
Adherium’s Smartinhaler reduces asthma-related hospitalizations in children, study reveals

Adherium’s Smartinhaler reduces asthma-related hospitalizations in children, study reveals

Adherium Limited, a global leader in digital health technologies that address sub-optimal medication use in chronic disease, announces the publication of results from an independent, randomised controlled trial of its respiratory disease management tool, Smartinhaler. [More]
Preserving donor lungs for longer time may provide greater flexibility during transplants

Preserving donor lungs for longer time may provide greater flexibility during transplants

A new method which doubles the usual time donor lungs can remain outside the body can benefit patients, staff and allow retrieval of donor lungs across greater geographical areas, says a study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. [More]
Novel technology could speed up diagnosis and improve monitoring of COPD

Novel technology could speed up diagnosis and improve monitoring of COPD

This technology is now being taken forward commercially through the recently formed spin-out company PulmonIR Ltd. [More]
Global effort may help win battle against antibiotic resistance

Global effort may help win battle against antibiotic resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) does not seem to cause much worry among the general population and can be thought of as a future problem. [More]
Exposure to e-cigarette vapor destroys large number of mouth cells

Exposure to e-cigarette vapor destroys large number of mouth cells

A large number of mouth cells exposed to e-cigarette vapor in the laboratory die within a few days, according to a study conducted by Université Laval researchers and published in the latest issue of Journal of Cellular Physiology. [More]
E-cigarette use linked to risk of respiratory symptoms among adolescents

E-cigarette use linked to risk of respiratory symptoms among adolescents

E-cigarette use among teenagers is growing dramatically, and public health experts are concerned that these devices may be a gateway to smoking. [More]
GW researchers awarded $2.2 million NCI grant to study role of HERVs in cancer

GW researchers awarded $2.2 million NCI grant to study role of HERVs in cancer

George Washington University researchers received a $2.2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to uncover why certain cancer types increase whereas others are unchanged or even decrease in those with HIV infection. [More]
How toxic is your stress?

How toxic is your stress?

The term “stress” originates not in our minds or bodies, but from physics. It is the internal forces generated in an object in response to an external load. In the 1950s, Hans Selye adopted the term to characterize how living organisms change... [More]
High daily doses of vitamin D can help reduce incidence of ARI in older, long-term care residents

High daily doses of vitamin D can help reduce incidence of ARI in older, long-term care residents

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that high doses of vitamin D reduce the incidence of acute respiratory illness (ARI) in older, long-term care residents. [More]
Study reports increasing rates of hospital admissions for PD patients

Study reports increasing rates of hospital admissions for PD patients

Although treatment for Parkinson's disease (PD) is significantly extending the lives of patients, these patients are now being admitted to hospitals at increasing rates. [More]
NPS MedicineWise urges people to understand that antibiotic resistance is happening here and now

NPS MedicineWise urges people to understand that antibiotic resistance is happening here and now

This global Antibiotic Awareness Week (14-20 November 2016), Australians are being urged to understand that antibiotic resistance is happening here and now, with increased rates of resistance being reported to many commonly-used antibiotics. [More]
Richard Wolf to showcase new system solutions for minimally invasive human medicine at MEDICA 2016

Richard Wolf to showcase new system solutions for minimally invasive human medicine at MEDICA 2016

Richard Wolf GmbH is presenting its new system solutions for minimally invasive human medicine at the International Trade Fair for Medical Technology – MEDICA 2016, November 14-17, 2016 – at the newly designed exhibition booth under the motto “feel the spirit of excellence”. [More]
Intensive multidisciplinary intervention holds benefit for children with pediatric feeding disorders

Intensive multidisciplinary intervention holds benefit for children with pediatric feeding disorders

A new study finds positive outcomes associated with intensive multidisciplinary treatment for children with pediatric feeding disorder who may require a feeding tube to support growth and development. [More]
Study finds stable trends in ventilator-associated pneumonia rates

Study finds stable trends in ventilator-associated pneumonia rates

In a study published online by JAMA, Mark L. Metersky, M.D., of the UConn School of Medicine, Farmington, and colleagues analyzed trends in Medicare Patient Safety Monitoring System ventilator-associated pneumonia rates from 2005 through 2013. [More]
Researchers create tissue-engineered model of lung and trachea to study disease process

Researchers create tissue-engineered model of lung and trachea to study disease process

Scientists at Children's Hospital Los Angeles have developed a tissue-engineered model of lung and trachea which contains the diverse cell types present in the human respiratory tract. [More]
New report highlights need for innovations to combat pneumonia and diarrhea among children

New report highlights need for innovations to combat pneumonia and diarrhea among children

A new report finds some progress in combatting pneumonia and diarrhea among young children in the nations most severely impacted by the two diseases, but they remain responsible for hundreds of thousands of preventable deaths around the world. [More]
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