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World’s smallest ultrasound detector chances at “super-resolution imaging”

September 22, 2020

An unconventional, new ultrasound detector – smaller than a red blood cell – has been developed by scientists at the German Research Center for Environmental Health (HMGU) and the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The groundbreaking device can capture minute details with astounding clarity, which the scientists hope to leverage to study biological tissue. The […]

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Medical Fair Asia 2020 to go digital

September 22, 2020

Against the back of Covid-19 pandemic, travel and physical restrictions, exhibition organiser Messe Düsseldorf Asia says that the 13th edition of Medical Fair Asia, to have been held from 9-11 December at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, will now take place as a digital edition from 9-18 December. More than 300 international companies are expected to participate in the digital […]

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Two tropical, mosquito-borne viruses linked to neurological damage, stoke

September 21, 2020

While the world focuses on COVID-19 and its many debilitating complications, UK researchers and Brazilian collaborators have found that an infection from mosquito-borne viruses, namely the Zika and chikungunya viruses can cause stroke and extensive problems in brain function.These viruses mostly circulate in the tropics and are known to cause large outbreaks of rash and […]

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Strict social distancing greatly lowers chance of COVID-19 infection, study finds

September 21, 2020

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH) in Maryland, US, found that those who regularly dismiss outdoor social distancing were more than four times as likely to test positive for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) infection, while those who reported practicing strict social distancing were just a tenth as likely to test positive for […]

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Unlike adults, children use both sides of the brain to process language

September 18, 2020

A study which focused on language processing has revealed that very young children use both hemispheres of their brain to do so, and can even develop needed cognitive abilities in the other hemisphere after heavy damage.This differs from adults, who almost universally process language in their left hemisphere, in a process known as “lateralisation” and […]

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Paper microneedle patch effortlessly monitors glucose levels in real-time

September 17, 2020

A microneedle patch consists of a small polymer square studded with an array of tiny needles on its underside. It painlessly pierces the top layer of skin to analyse interstitial fluid, whose contents typically correspond to those in the bloodstream. This allows for detection of sensitive information that could ultimately save someone’s life. Japanese scientists […]

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Specific brain regions in charge of fatigue-moderating efforts

September 15, 2020

Scientists have revealed that certain brain regions regulate bouts of fatigue – overcoming this clutch will help scientists find therapies that increase physical performance in healthy people as well as in those with physical/mental limitations. The findings were gleaned from a recent study at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, US. Dr. Vikram Chib, […]

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Developers create world’s first portable MRI machine

September 14, 2020

US-based healthcare technology manufacturer Hyperfine have developed a new point-of-care (POC) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system, claimed to be 20 times less costly, uses 35 times less power, and is 10 times lighter that current MRI machines.The groundbreaking machine effectively detected brain abnormalities in almost all 30 patients studied by Yale researchers – it was […]

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In plain sight: how your nails can show signs of stress and disease

September 14, 2020

Stress can take a toll on person physically and psychologically, and may also lead to outward signs on the skin, hair and nails – some people develop the nervous habit of biting their nails or picking at them when stressed. Healthy nails should be featureless, band and ordinary; according to the American Academy of Dermatology […]

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New formulation better prevents biofilm formation on teeth, tooth decay

September 11, 2020

Some bacteria in the mouth help digest food or control other microbes’ bioactivity, while some stick to teeth and produce acids that corrode tooth enamel, leading to cavities. But fighting back with products to stop the formation of plaque, infections, and tooth decay may kill even the good types of oral bacteria. University of Illinois […]

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