Medical & Biotech

How anesthesia affects your brain and body

9 minutes ago   |   Business Insider

Millions of Americans undergo anesthesia each year. Since 1846, doctors have used a variety of drugs to make patients unconscious for surgery, but even though the medications...
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Cultivating microtissues to replace animal testing

4 hours ago   |   Phys.org   |   2 articles

For the replacement of animal testing with alternatives in medical research, complex microtissues need to be cultivated. Researchers from Empa have developed a special polymer...
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Revealing the retina: Graphene corneal contact lens provides robust, irritation-free topographic electroretinography

5 hours ago   |   Phys.org

Our vision can be damaged or lost by damage to the retina-a sensory membrane lining the back of the eye that senses light, converting the image formed into electrochemical...
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Maze runners and square dancers: Cytosolic diffusion of nanosized objects in mammalian cells

5 hours ago   |   Phys.org

Cells are complex, multi-compartmentalized entities of matter enclosed with a variety of membrane-bound organelles ranging from the microscale down to the nanoscale in...
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Researchers say e-cigarette vapor boosts inflammation and disables protective cells

Researchers say e-cigarette vapor boosts inflammation and disables protective cells

7 hours ago   |   SlashGear

Lots of people out there have moved from normal cigarette smoking to puffing on e-cigs or vaping as it's commonly known. The thought by many of these folks is that vaping is...
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Victoria announces AU$2m robotic surgery training centre

12 hours ago   |   ZDnet

The Australian Medical Robotics Academy in Melbourne will train surgeons on the use of revolutionary medical robots for minimally invasive surgery, partly through virtual...
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New method makes spinning collagen microfibres quicker, cheaper, and easier

19 hours ago   |   Phys.org   |   3 articles

Scientists in Norfolk, VA have developed a new method of making collagen microfibres, which could have applications in research, medical devices and clinical treatments ranging...
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It sure looks like Apple is building custom chips to process healthcare data

It sure looks like Apple is building custom chips to process healthcare data

21 hours ago   |   TheBoyGeniusReport   |   4 articles

Apple's interest in healthcare is no secret. It's taken a far more serious approach to using the Apple Watch as a quasi-medical device than other smartwatch companies, and it's...
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Study: What Patients Really Think About Opioid vs Non-Opioid Medications for Chronic Pain

Study: What Patients Really Think About Opioid vs Non-Opioid Medications for Chronic Pain

21 hours ago   |   R&D Magazine

NewsPrescriptions of opioids for chronic pain has increased dramatically since the 1990s in spite of their known harms. Contributed Author: Regenstrief InstituteTopics: Drug...
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Clinical Trial Suggests New Direction for Heavy-Smoking Head and Neck Cancer Patients

Clinical Trial Suggests New Direction for Heavy-Smoking Head and Neck Cancer Patients

22 hours ago   |   R&D Magazine

NewsThe first-in-human trial of the oral PARP inhibitor olaparib, with the anti-EGFR drug cetuximab and radiation, led to 72 percent 2-year survival in 16 patients on trial...
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T-Mobile attempts to reinvent customer service with its new ‘Team of Experts'

T-Mobile attempts to reinvent customer service with its new ‘Team of Experts'

In an attempt to reinvent how it approaches customer care, T-Mobile announced its 'Team of Experts.' Now, when a customer contacts T-Mobile, they're directed to the same team... Read more ...

The Alexa-Cortana crossover is now available to the public

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New Fortnite patch adds Heavy Sniper and two new game modes

New Fortnite patch adds Heavy Sniper and two new game modes

We've got another somewhat small Fortnite update landing today, but the new weapon it adds could very well be a terror to encounter on the battlefield. Most Fortnite players... Read more ...

T-Mobile's latest Un-carrier move isn't sexy, but it could be a big deal

T-Mobile's latest Un-carrier move isn't sexy, but it could be a big deal

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For some reason, Google is rebranding Google Drive storage plans under the name Google One. Along with the rebranding, Google is also improving its pricing in ways that give... Read more ...

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Dead Cells and Hollow Knight are 2 of the very best Metroidvania-style games available on the Nintendo Switch, but which one is the right game for you? Read more ...

Here's how to safely download ‘Fortnite: Battle Royale' on an Android device

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'Fortnite: Battle Royale' is one of the biggest games in the world right now, and it's finally on Android, even if getting set up is a bit long-winded. Here's how to play... Read more ...

OneDrive's 'Known Folder Move' now rolling out to everyone

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The new feature will make sure OneDrive automatically backs up and protects your pictures, documents, and desktop folders. OneDrive is making it a little easier to make sure... Read more ...

Telltale's The Walking Dead: The Final Season Full Release Schedule Revealed

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Telltale Games has announced the release schedule for all four episodes of The Walking Dead: The Final Season. Telltale Games tweeted this news just a day after the release of... Read more ...