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October 28, 2016

High-Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation Provides Better Results in Chronic Back, Leg Pain

Oct. 28, 2016 — For patients with severe, chronic back and leg pain, a new high-frequency spinal cord stimulation (SCS) technique provides superior clinical outcomes, compared to conventional low-frequency SCS, ... read more

Oct. 28, 2016 — Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is an aggressive cancer known for drug resistance and relapse. In an effort to uncover new treatment strategies, researchers have discovered that a cell surface molecule ... read more

Oct. 28, 2016 — The Pacific spiny dogfish shark is a master at recycling the ocean's toxic ammonia and converting it into useful urea, according to new ... read more

Oct. 28, 2016 — An important new tool has been created for controlling fusion plasmas that are hotter than the sun. Changing the way the current system operates is a significant effort, considering the size and ... read more

Oct. 28, 2016 — For the first time, researchers have directly measured the complicated 3D patterns of flowing plasma as it strikes the walls of fusion and space propulsion ... read more

What's the Best Way to Match the Implant to the Breast?

Oct. 28, 2016 — How should plastic surgeons choose the best implant type and size for women undergoing breast augmentation surgery? Implant size selection systems based on breast tissue measurements may provide ... read more

Oct. 28, 2016 — In mammals, three types of adipose tissues exist. White adipocytes are mainly located in the abdominal and subcutaneous areas of the body and highly adapted to store excess energy. Conversely, beige ... read more

Screws That Fit the Body's Notches

Oct. 28, 2016 — Complex bone fractures are often set with titanium or steel screws and plates. However, if these remain in the body for some time, they can cause health problems. A new bioceramic screw nail has the ... read more

New Research Paves Way for Anti-Cancer Treatment

Oct. 28, 2016 — A new lab technique has been created that may aid the development and success rate of an important anti-cancer treatment, report ... read more

Oct. 28, 2016 — Finding the ideal position for interventional needles – as used in biopsies, for instance – is a difficult and time-consuming process. This can now be performed automatically, using a robotic arm ... read more

Oct. 28, 2016 — Boosting the fuel efficiency of motor vehicles by “harvesting” the energy generated by their shock absorbers and feeding it back into batteries or electrical systems such as air conditioning has ... read more

Breakthrough in Production of Dopamine Neurons for Parkinson's Disease

Oct. 28, 2016 — The first transplantation of stem cells in patients with Parkinson's disease is almost within reach, say investigators. However, it remains a challenge for researchers to control stem cells ... read more

Oct. 28, 2016 — Microplastics are increasingly seen as an environmental problem of global proportions. While the focus to date has been on microplastics in the ocean and their effects on marine life, microplastics ... read more

Oct. 28, 2016 — The Pacific spiny dogfish shark is a master at recycling the ocean’s toxic ammonia and converting it into useful urea, according to new ... read more

Oct. 28, 2016 — To get a head start on healing burn wounds, biomedical engineers at Michigan Technological University turn to the body's natural network. They combine engineered stem cell sheets with split ... read more

Oct. 28, 2016 — Embryonic nerve cells can functionally integrate into local neural networks when transplanted into damaged areas of the visual cortex of adult mice, say ... read more

New Discovery in Understanding Chemotherapy Resistance Could Prevent Cancer Cells Fighting Back

Oct. 28, 2016 — Scientists have discovered the key to preventing resistance to common chemotherapy used to treat breast and colon cancer, offering hope to an improvement to cancer ... read more

Oct. 27, 2016 — Researchers have identified the first known example of fossilized brain tissue in a dinosaur from Sussex. The tissues resemble those seen in modern crocodiles and ... read more

Oct. 27, 2016 — It's difficult to make predictions, especially about the future, and even more so when they involve the reactions of living cells -- huge numbers of genes, proteins and enzymes, embedded in ... read more

Oct. 27, 2016 — A new kind of bioluminescent sensor causes individual brain cells to imitate fireflies and glow in the dark. The probe is a genetically modified form of luciferase, the enzyme that a number of other ... read more

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