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Image: A novel paper strip performs ABO and Rh group multiplex antigen assays (Photo courtesy of Hong Zhang).

Universal Assay Platform Allows Rapid Blood Grouping

A new study describes how a paper-based point-of-care assay could provide fast and reliable blood group testing at the patient’s bedside. More...
28 Mar 2017
Image: A new study suggests Viagra may reduce heart attack risk (Photo courtesy of Pfizer).

Viagra Improves Heart Attack Survival Outcomes

Common impotence drugs such as Viagra, Cialis, or Levitra may have a life-prolonging effect on patients who have suffered a myocardial infarction (MI), claims a new study. More...
22 Mar 2017
Fluke Biomedical

Transplant Patients Suffer More Mohs Surgery Infections

Patients with a history of immunosuppression (IS) who undergo Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) are more likely to experience post-surgical complications, according to a new study. More...
21 Mar 2017
Image: A novel mesh infused with Vitamin B12 aids nerve regeneration (Photo courtesy of Osaka University).

Electrospun Nanofiber Mesh Promotes Nerve Regeneration

A novel mesh that incorporates vitamin B12 can be wrapped around injured peripheral nerves to facilitate their regeneration and restore function, according to a new study. More...
16 Mar 2017
Image: A new study suggests hospital floors can harbor dangerous pathogens (Photo courtesy of iStock).

Contaminated Hospital Floors Help Spread Infection

A new study suggests that ward floors may be an overlooked source of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) by pathogens such as Clostridium difficile and methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). More...
15 Mar 2017
Image: A new study shows pacemakers are susceptible to interference from electromagnetic (EM) fields emitted from personal electronics, household appliances, and power lines (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Common EM Fields Can Disrupt Pacemaker Function

Researchers at the German Social Accident Insurance Institution and RWTH Aachen University conducted a study that subjected 119 individuals with pacemakers to stepwise increases in EM exposure in order to test pacemaker function. Exposure was tested under several worst-case scenario conditions: whole-body exposure, maximal inspiration, and sustained pacing. Interference was defined as a sensing failure (both over- or under-sensing) by the pacemaker. More...
14 Mar 2017
Image: The TAP blood draw device (Photo courtesy of Seventh Sense Biosystems).

Phlebotomy Device Facilitates Blood Hemoglobin Testing

An innovative push-button blood collection device painlessly tests hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels in patients with diabetes and prediabetes. More...
09 Mar 2017

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