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Teen Girls From Rural Areas More Likely To Have Undiagnosed Asthma, Be Depressed

This is Dr. Jeana Bush, an MCG Allergy and Immunology Fellow.
Source: Phil Jones

Teen girls who live in rural areas are more likely than their male counterparts to have undiagnosed asthma, and they often are at a higher risk of depression, according to researchers at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University. According to data collected during a three-year trial of an asthma program tailored to [...]

Real-Time EEG Monitoring May Allow Automatic Control Of Anesthesia

Emery Brown: “Now that we understand how it works, how can we devise new strategies for anesthesia?” Source: Len Rubenstein

Emery Brown says anesthesia drugs have been used in the US for more than 160 years, but were largely misunderstood — until now. In operating rooms around the world, machines attached to anesthetized patients blip and bleep, reporting second-by-second accounts of vital organs. Blood circulation and respiration are closely monitored, but the one organ that [...]

Fever Alarm Armband: A Wearable, Printable, Temperature Sensor

The armband is 30 cm long and 18 cm wide, and can be worn either directly on the skin or on top of clothing. The device is designed so that the thermal sensor is located between the arm and the body. The organic power supply circuit is located under the piezo film speaker to reduce surface area.
Source: Copyright 2015 Sakurai Lab. / Someya Lab.

University of Tokyo researchers have developed a “fever alarm armband,” a flexible, self-powered wearable device that sounds an alarm in case of high body temperature. This armband will be presented at the 2015 IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference, San Francisco, on 22-26 February, 2015. The flexible organic components developed for this device are well-suited [...]

‘Nanodrones’ Could Deliver Drugs To Prevent Heart Attacks

Nanometer-sized 'drones' that deliver a special type of healing molecule to fat deposits in arteries could become a new way to prevent heart attacks caused by atherosclerosis. Source: Laguna Design/Science Photo Library/Corbis

Nanometer-sized “drones” that deliver a special type of healing molecule to fat deposits in arteries could become a new way to prevent heart attacks caused by atherosclerosis, according to a study in pre-clinical models by scientists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Columbia University Medical Center. These findings are published in the online issue [...]

New Hope In The Fight Against Pain

Pain points
Source: Thinkstock

An international study led by scientists at McGill University reports, for the first time, that drugs that selectively target the melatonin MT2 receptor represent a novel class of analgesic drugs that could be used to treat patients with neuropathic pain. Neuropathic pain is a disorder characterized by severe pain that sometimes develops following nerve damage [...]

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