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Hospitals in remote Zimbabwe, where the power can be unreliable, are making sure their vaccines don’t spoil during power failures and generator outages.
May 31, 2012, 5:27 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
The VA’s mobile app for veterans with PTSD receives an award on its first anniversary.
May 31, 2012, 11:13 AM PDT | By Audrey Quinn
Carrying cameras, scissors, and sensors, these tiny robots slither around our insides, helping surgeons perform operations on tumors and diseased organs.
May 30, 2012, 12:30 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
Images of disaster zones and famine, war, or disease-hit areas are helping researchers make quick and accurate estimates of who needs help or how many vaccine doses to order.
May 29, 2012, 4:14 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
Called the Pacifier Activated Lullaby, the device plays music to encourage babies to suck correctly, something that’s hard for preemies to do. Now available to hospitals.
May 25, 2012, 4:07 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
Circumcision can reduce a man’s risk for HIV in Sub Saharan Africa by up to 60%. This adult circumcision device gets the job done without surgery or severe pain.
May 25, 2012, 9:52 AM PDT | By Audrey Quinn
A new model of the immature immune system promises to boost the development of vaccines specifically for newborn babies, which are lacking. This’ll help test vaccines before trialing them in...
May 24, 2012, 6:35 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
Scientists have engineered a rewritable DNA-based memory module that can reliably and reversibly store data in the chromosome of live cells. The work would help track cells in aging or cancer studies.
May 23, 2012, 7:38 PM PDT | By Janet Fang
Instantaneous judgements are an intrinsic part of our visual system. Neuroscientists are now taking the science behind those judgements to inform marketing strategies.
May 23, 2012, 2:17 PM PDT | By Audrey Quinn
By comparing imaging data, neuroscientists show how traumatic stress affects the brain. The research explains many unknowns and may help develop neuroprotective drugs for specific brain areas.
May 22, 2012, 7:03 PM PDT | By Janet Fang