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Droplet PCR System Identifies Fetal Genetic Data

A new study describes a simple, accurate, and low risk blood test that can detect fetal blood group, sex, and genetic conditions from a maternal blood sample.   More...
24 Nov 2015

New Program Reduces COPD Hospital Readmissions

A treatment plan designed to help hospitals reduce chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder related readmissions and costs also improves patient outcomes and quality of life.  More...
23 Nov 2015

Anticoagulant Reversal Agents Widen AF Treatment Options

Several anticoagulant reversal agents under development may eliminate obstacles to the use of novel oral anticoagulants, according to a panel of experts.   More...
22 Nov 2015

Respiratory Dialysis Device Reduces Mechanical Ventilation Needs

A novel respiratory dialysis system removes carbon dioxide directly from the blood, facilitating lung rest, protection, and recovery for patients suffering from acute respiratory failure.  More...
18 Nov 2015

Revascularization Before Exercise Improves Walking in PAD Patients

A new study shows that endovascular revascularization followed by supervised exercise results in greater improvements among patients with peripheral artery disease and intermittent claudication.   More...
17 Nov 2015

Penicillin Allergy Misdiagnosed in Most Cases

Most people who are told that they are allergic to penicillin are mistakenly diagnosed based on initial reactions instead of a confirmatory test, claims a new study.  More...
17 Nov 2015
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Microbicidal Paint Kills Infection-Causing Bacteria

Innovative latex paint available in 590 colors has the power to kill bacteria continuously just two hours after contact.    More...
16 Nov 2015

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