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A 20-cent blood centrifuge

Inspired by a toy, Stanford bioengineers have developed an inexpensive, human-powered blood centrifuge that will enable precise diagnosis and treatment of diseases like malaria, African sleeping sickness and tuberculosis in the poor, off-the-grid regions where these diseases are most prevalent. ...

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Searching For a Solution to Blindness

  Searching For a Solution to Blindness How Texas A&M researchers are working to solve diabetes-related vision loss When most people consider how vision works, they think of light and optics and how nerves transmit that information to the brain. ...

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Meet Your Newest Organ: The Mesentery

J. Calvin Coffey holds up a model of the mesentery (Alan Place/University of Limerick) Click for a full size image   Meet Your Newest Organ: The Mesentery Scientists are calling for an upgrade in classification of this vital gut membrane ...

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Action on child myopia ‘essential’

  Action on child myopia ‘essential’ By Cai Wenjun Myopia is a widespread and increasing problem for Shanghai’s schoolchildren. More than half the city’s 10-year-olds suffer from it, 70 to 80 percent of students in middle schools do so, and ...

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Midgut neuroendocrine tumor prognosis

iStock Midgut neuroendocrine tumor prognosis by Leigh MacMillan Patients with small intestine neuroendocrine tumors often have mesenteric tumor deposits (MTDs) in the abdomen – discrete tumor nodules that are not connected to the primary tumor. The clinical significance of these ...

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New Sight for Sore Eyes

Top: Yu-Chong Tai; Bottom: Hyuck Choo Credit: Vicki Chiu/EAS Communications Office Caltech Click for a full size image   New Sight for Sore Eyes Eyes, fragile but crucial for human and almost all other animal life, pose difficult challenges, both ...

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Taking control of back pain

Back pain Image: Penn State Click for a full size image   Taking control of back pain About 80 percent of the population will experience at least one significant episode of back pain in their lifetime. When it happens, most ...

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How Trump Could Slow Medical Progress

Demonstrators dressed up as embryos gather to protest a draft law that would authorize scientific research on embryonic stem cells in Paris in 2013 Benoit Tessier / Reuters Click for a full size image   How Trump Could Slow Medical ...

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