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Cedars-Sinai surgeons use high-definition imaging device to map the brain during surgery

Cedars-Sinai surgeons use high-definition imaging device to map the brain during surgery

Cedars-Sinai neurosurgeons have begun using a high-definition imaging device to see inside the brain during surgery, allowing them to map safer pathways to reach and remove tumors. [More]
MGH researchers develop magnetic coils for selective and reliable neural stimulation

MGH researchers develop magnetic coils for selective and reliable neural stimulation

Massachusetts General Hospital researchers have developed what appears to be a significant improvement in the technology behind brain implants used to activate neural circuits responsible for vision, hearing or movement. [More]
Image-guided percutaneous needle biopsies after NST identify breast cancer patients who achieve pCR

Image-guided percutaneous needle biopsies after NST identify breast cancer patients who achieve pCR

In a pilot study conducted at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, image-guided biopsies identified select breast cancer patients who achieved pathologic complete response (pCR) after chemotherapy and/or targeted therapy, neoadjuvant systemic therapy (NST). [More]
Jets of plasma used in arc welding may help kill cancer cells and heal wounds

Jets of plasma used in arc welding may help kill cancer cells and heal wounds

JETS of plasma traditionally used in arc welding could soon be used to kill cancer cells and heal wounds. [More]
New IDT webinar to highlight benefits of using RNP complexes for efficient genome modifications

New IDT webinar to highlight benefits of using RNP complexes for efficient genome modifications

Integrated DNA Technologies will host an informative webinar entitled ‘Ribonucleoprotein delivery of CRISPR-Cas9 reagents for increased gene editing efficiency’ on December 14, 2016. [More]
New brain scan could act as diagnostic tool in Parkinson’s

New brain scan could act as diagnostic tool in Parkinson’s

A type of brain scan could act as a diagnostic tool in Parkinson’s according to a new study published in the scientific journal Radiology. [More]
Proton Partners acquires Blue Phantom2 data acquisition system to support innovative cancer treatment

Proton Partners acquires Blue Phantom2 data acquisition system to support innovative cancer treatment

The first ever Proton Partners International site, specialising in proton beam therapy, has acquired a Blue Phantom2 data acquisition system from IBA to commission its IBA Proteus ONE compact proton therapy machine and Elekta Versa HD linear accelerator. [More]
EUCAST experts say that genetic testing methods cannot be used to determine antimicrobial susceptibility

EUCAST experts say that genetic testing methods cannot be used to determine antimicrobial susceptibility

Experts at the European Committee on Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing, who define the optimal drug concentrations to inhibit the growth of pathogens, have found that genetic methods cannot yet be used to test for susceptibility in a number of important bacterial species. [More]
Researchers uncover first ‘off-switches’ for better control of CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing

Researchers uncover first ‘off-switches’ for better control of CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing

CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing is quickly revolutionizing biomedical research, but the new technology is not yet exact. The technique can inadvertently make excessive or unwanted changes in the genome and create off-target mutations, limiting safety and efficacy in therapeutic applications. [More]
IBM and Rice University create prototype of Watson-enabled robot for assisting elderly people

IBM and Rice University create prototype of Watson-enabled robot for assisting elderly people

IBM Research today announced the creation of the prototype IBM Multi-Purpose Eldercare Robot Assistant (IBM MERA) done in collaboration with Rice University. IBM MERA is a first of a kind Watson-enabled application designed to help assist the elderly and their caregivers. [More]
Research findings could pave way for synthesis of biologically active oligopeptides

Research findings could pave way for synthesis of biologically active oligopeptides

The research community and pharmaceutical industry have had a long-standing interest in developing peptide-based therapeutics owing to their high target specificity, potent activity, and small size relative to protein-based biologics. [More]
New research categorizes patients with depression into four unique subtypes

New research categorizes patients with depression into four unique subtypes

Patients with depression can be categorized into four unique subtypes defined by distinct patterns of abnormal connectivity in the brain, according to new research from Weill Cornell Medicine. [More]
Max Planck unveils new digital neuroscience hub for scientific community

Max Planck unveils new digital neuroscience hub for scientific community

From the world's most progressive researchers on the cusp of scientific discovery, the Max Planck Neuroscience website now brings the future of neuroscience to our fingertips. [More]
Implant reconstruction after radiation leads to complications, less satisfaction in breast cancer patients

Implant reconstruction after radiation leads to complications, less satisfaction in breast cancer patients

Many breast cancer patients who have a mastectomy will consider breast reconstruction. But for a portion of these women, radiation therapy is also recommended - and that can alter the tissue around the breast, impacting reconstruction efforts. [More]
New model can simplify process of mixing perfect drug cocktails

New model can simplify process of mixing perfect drug cocktails

Drug cocktails, such as those for treating cancer, are best when the proper ingredients are mixed in the right proportions - just like the alcoholic versions offered at the local bar. [More]
Study shows effectiveness of new method to diagnose anxiety in children with autism

Study shows effectiveness of new method to diagnose anxiety in children with autism

A new method devised by a Drexel University professor to diagnose children on the spectrum for anxiety symptoms -- which tend to be masked by symptoms of autism -- was proven effective in a recent study. [More]
Duke researchers develop new cell-based drug screening test for dystonia

Duke researchers develop new cell-based drug screening test for dystonia

Duke University researchers have identified a common mechanism underlying separate forms of dystonia, a family of brain disorders that cause involuntary, debilitating and often painful movements, including twists and turns of different parts of the body. [More]
New approach uses silicon-based photonic probe to deliver light deep within brain tissues

New approach uses silicon-based photonic probe to deliver light deep within brain tissues

The ability to stimulate neural circuits with very high precision light to control cells -- optogenetics -- is key to exciting advances in the study and mapping of the living brain. [More]
New contact lens therapy effective in slowing progression of juvenile-onset myopia, study shows

New contact lens therapy effective in slowing progression of juvenile-onset myopia, study shows

A groundbreaking contact lens therapy has potential to impact the fast-growing issue of myopia (nearsightedness) among children, based on research presented at the American Academy of Optometry's 95th Annual Meeting. [More]
Rensselaer receives additional support to address childhood stunting in developing nations

Rensselaer receives additional support to address childhood stunting in developing nations

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has received a grant of $993,384 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for continuing work on a novel data visualization platform that will harness and accelerate the analysis of vast amounts of data for the foundation's Healthy Birth, Growth, and Development Knowledge Integration initiative. [More]
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