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Image: The remote controlled optogenetic implantable device (Photo courtesy of Alex David Jerez Roman / WUSTL).

Wireless Device Modulates Drug Delivery to Brain

A novel wireless device as narrow as a human hair can be implanted in the brain and activated by remote control to deliver therapy.  More...
05 Aug 2015
Image: Computer model of SRT delivered to an adult human lung; blue areas receive less (Photo courtesy of Prof. James Grotberg/U-M Engineering).

Lung Simulations Could Improve Respiratory Treatment

An innovative computer model that predicts the flow of liquids in human lungs could provide insight into the treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome.  More...
03 Aug 2015
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Excessive Antibiotic Use Common in Poorer Families

Parents with Medicaid insurance were more likely to overuse antibiotics than parents with commercial insurance, according to a new study.  More...
03 Aug 2015

Uric Acid Boosts Thrombolytic Therapy in Stroke

A new study reveals that uric acid in conjunction with intravenous thrombolytic therapy in patients suffering an acute ischemic stroke could help improve outcomes, particularly in women.  More...
30 Jul 2015

NSAID’s Can Cause Heart Attacks or Strokes

The US Food and Drug Administration is strengthening an existing label warning that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs increase the chance of a heart attack or stroke.  More...
29 Jul 2015

Body Temperature Change May Trigger Cardiac Death

A mutant cardiac sodium channel gene could explain why changes in body temperature trigger cardiac arrhythmia leading to sudden death, according to a new study.    More...
28 Jul 2015
Image: The Vetter-Ject syringe closure system for filling highly sensitive compounds (Photo courtesy of Vetter).

Integrated Syringe System Protects Highly Sensitive Compounds

A novel closure system for prefilled syringes comes with a ready-to-use integrated needle, offering safer use of highly-sensitive compounds such as biologics.   More...
27 Jul 2015

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