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Acupressure relieves long-term symptoms of breast cancer treatment, study finds

For more information, contact: Nicole Fawcett, nfawcett@umich.edu 734-764-2220 For immediate release Acupressure relieves long-term symptoms of breast cancer treatment, study finds Breast cancer survivors reported improvements in depression, pain, anxiety and sleep after self-administered acupressure Newswise — ANN ARBOR, Michigan —A new study finds acupressure could be a low-cost, at-home solution to a suite of persistent side effects that linger after breast cancer treatment ends. Researchers from the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer
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Gut check: Swallowed capsule could spot trouble, send alert

(AP) Scientists have developed a swallowed capsule packed with tiny electronics and millions of genetically engineered living cells that might someday be used to spot health problems from inside the gut. The capsule was tested in pigs and correctly detected signs of bleeding, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology reported Thursday in the journal Science . At more than an inch long, it will have to be made smaller
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New Non-Invasive Test for Urothelial Cancer Emerging

Urothelial cancers of the bladder and upper urinary tract are among the most common cancers encountered worldwide. In the United States, urothelial cancers are among the most costly cancers to treat. With early diagnosis, followed by surgery, most urothelial cancers can be cured. Now an international team of cancer researchers including Kate Dickman, PhD, of the Department of Pharmacological Sciences and Medicine/Nephrology at Stony Brook University School of Medicine have developed
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Restoring The Sense Of Touch In Amputees Using Natural Signals Of The Nervous System

Scientists at the University of Chicago and Case Western Reserve University have found a way to produce realistic sensations of touch in two human amputees by directly stimulating the nervous system. The study, published Oct. 26 in Science Translational Medicine (STM), confirms earlier research on how the nervous system encodes the intensity, or magnitude, of sensations. It is the second of two groundbreaking publications this month by University of Chicago
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Computer Program Beats Physicians At Brain Cancer Diagnoses

Computer programs have defeated humans in Jeopardy!, chess and Go. Now a program developed at Case Western Reserve University has outperformed physicians on a more serious matter. The program was nearly twice as accurate as two neuroradiologists in determining whether abnormal tissue seen on magnetic resonance images (MRI) were dead brain cells caused by radiation, called radiation necrosis, or if brain cancer had returned. The direct comparison is part of
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Electron Microscopy Reveals How Vitamin A Enters The Cell

Using a new, lightning-fast camera paired with an electron microscope, Columbia University Medical Center scientists have captured images of one of the smallest proteins in our cells to be “seen” with a microscope. The protein – called STRA6 – sits in the membrane of our cells and is responsible for transporting vitamin A into the cell interior. Vitamin A is essential to all mammals and is particularly important in making
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PinnacleHealth Implants Aortic Valve To First Patients In United States After FDA Approval For Commercial Use

This week, PinnacleHealth became the first hospital in the country to implant the EDWARDS INTUITY Elite valve, a rapid deployment device for surgical aortic valve replacement, after U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. The team, led by Mubashir Mumtaz, MD, FACS, FACC, chief of cardiothoracic surgery and surgical director of the structural heart program at PinnacleHealth, replaced the aortic valve in two patients using a technique called intercostal surgical
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Implanted Neuroprosthesis Improves Walking Ability in Stroke Patient

A surgically implanted neuroprosthesis—programmed to stimulate coordinated activity of hip, knee, and ankle muscles—has led to substantial improvement in walking speed and distance in a patient with limited mobility after a stroke, according to a single-patient study in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the official journal of the Association of Academic Physiatrists. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. "An implanted stimulation system for multi-joint control is
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New Technology Aims to turn Complicated Lab Tests into Point-of-Care Tests for First Responders

Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning can have tragic consequences if victims are not rescued or treated. First responders at the scene may not know immediately if a conscious patient is a victim of CO poisoning. Normally, these type of tests are taken with an arterial blood sample (typically an artery in the arm), and are then sent off to a central lab, where a bench top unit uses spectroscopy and electrochemical
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Introducing the Dario: The world’s largest glucose monitoring market, gets user-centric mHealth product that brings diabetes management into the digital age

Americans living with diabetes are now able to incorporate their phones as a tool for managing their blood glucose measurements. Labstyle Innovation’s user-centric mHealth product, the Dario Blood Glucose Monitoring System, neatly brings diabetes management into the digital age. The Dario Blood Glucose Monitoring System consists of an all-in-one Smart Meter that plugs directly into smartphones coupled with a robust, real-time mobile app, that allows users to track and monitor