Researchers Develop Light Technology to Combat Hospital Infections

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A pioneering lighting system that can kill hospital superbugs — including MRSA and C. difficile — has been developed by researchers at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.
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Looking Older Than Your Age Not a Sign of Poor Health

Wearing floaties when your a 50 year old child… Not Healthy

Even though most adults want to avoid looking older than their actual age, research led by St. Michael’s Hospital shows that looking older does not necessarily point to poor health. The study found that a person needed to look at least 10 years older than their actual age before assumptions about their health could be made.

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Prosthesis With Information at Its Fingertips: Hand Prosthesis That Eases Phantom Pain

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Pressure sensors between thumb and index finger regulate the power of the artificial hand.

The pain of losing a body part is twofold, as patients not only suffer from wound pain. Often they are also affected by so called phantom pain. Unlike bodily wounds which will eventually heal, phantom pain often lasts for years and sometimes a lifetime.

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Engineering Could Give Reconstructive Surgery a Facelift

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Using engineering design methods, researchers model custom bone replacement implants for facial reconstruction surgery.

Facial reconstruction patients may soon have the option of custom-made bone replacements optimized for both form and function, thanks to researchers at the University of Illinois and the Ohio State University Medical Center.

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Surgeons Transplant New Trachea Into Child Using His Own Stem Cells to Rebuild Airway

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Still image from a video showing a visualization of the transplantation operation using the new trachea.

UCL scientists and surgeons have led a revolutionary operation to transplant a new trachea into a child, using the child’s own stem cells to rebuild the airway in the body.

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Brain Location for Fear of Losing Money Pinpointed — The Amygdala

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Two patients with rare lesions to the brain have provided direct of evidence of how we make decisions — and what makes us dislike the thought of losing money.

Two patients with rare lesions to the brain have provided direct of evidence of how we make decisions — and what makes us dislike the thought of losing money.

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When Is A Fetus Able To Survive Outside The Womb?

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When a fetus is smaller than expected for the number of weeks of pregnancy, due to associated problems like a poorly developed heart, health concerns as severe as brain damage can result.

When a fetus is smaller than expected for the number of weeks of pregnancy, due to associated problems like a poorly developed heart, health concerns as severe as brain damage can result.

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Morning People And Night Owls Show Different Brain Function

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Scientists have found that there are significant differences in the way our brains function depending on whether we’re early risers or night owls

Are you a “morning person” or a “night owl?”

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Wiping Out Tooth Infections: Cool Plasma Packs Heat Against Biofilms

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The plasma probe is applied to an extracted tooth

Though it looks like a tiny purple blowtorch, a pencil-sized plume of plasma on the tip of a small probe remains at room temperature as it swiftly dismantles tough bacterial colonies deep inside a human tooth. But it’s not another futuristic product of George Lucas’ imagination. It’s the exciting work of USC School of Dentistry and Viterbi School of Engineering researchers looking for new ways to safely fight tenacious biofilm infections in patients – and it could revolutionize many facets of medicine.

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