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Simulations Provided Early Alert To Deadly Potential Of Ebola

The Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute modeled the rate of infections and how interventions would affect the rate. Source: Virginia Bioinformatics Institute/CDC

The Ebola epidemic could claim hundreds of thousands of lives and infect more than 1.4 million people by the end of January, according to a statistical forecast released this week by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC forecast supports the drastically higher projections released earlier by a group of scientists, including [...]

Supersensitive Nanodevice Can Detect Extremely Early Cancers

From left, Taylor Bono, Dr. Yongbin Lin, Mollye Sanders and Savannah Kaye discuss the supersensitive nanoprobe sensor they have been developing in a lab in UAH's Optics Building. Source: Michael Mercier / UAH

Extremely early detection of cancers and other diseases is on the horizon with a supersensitive nanodevice being developed at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) in collaboration with The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) in Greensboro, NC. The device is ready for packaging into a lunchbox-size unit that ultimately may use a [...]

FAU Professor Beats All Odds Surviving Two Bouts Of Pancreatic Cancer

Steven Lewis, Ph.D., visiting professor in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, is an exercise physiologist, researcher and teacher who leads a vigorous life, exercising regularly to maintain a high level of physical fitness and health. Source: Florida Atlantic University

In what his physicians have called a “miraculous recovery,” Steven Lewis, PhD, a visiting professor in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, has beaten all odds surviving two bouts of pancreatic cancer. Lewis was first diagnosed with the disease in 2007, and again almost three years later when the cancer [...]

Possible New Treatment For Soft Tissue Bone Formation In Burn Victims May Hold Promise For Blast Injured

Lead author Navy Cmdr. (Dr.) Jonathan Forsberg.
Source: US Navy photo.

A possible new treatment for stopping bone growth in soft tissue following third-degree burns may also prove to be beneficial to combat troops suffering high energy orthopaedic trauma or blast injuries, according to an article to appear in Science Translational Medicine.  Navy Cmdr. (Dr.) Jonathan Forsberg, associate professor of Surgery at the F. Edward Hebert [...]

‘Skin-Like’ Device Monitors Cardiovascular And Skin Health

Artist's concept (stock illustration).
Source: © adimas / Fotolia

A new wearable medical device can quickly alert a person if they are having cardiovascular trouble or if it’s simply time to put on some skin moisturizer, reports a Northwestern University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign study. The small device, approximately five centimeters square, can be placed directly on the skin and worn 24/7 [...]