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Magnetic surgical cement heals spinal fractures

Magnetic surgical cement heals spinal fractures
Patients with spinal fractures caused by tumours or osteoporosis usually undergo a procedure called kyphoplasty, where the fracture is filled with surgical cement. While kyphoplasty can stabilise the bone, cancer patients are still often left with spinal column tumors that are very hard to reach with conventional chemotherapy, which has to cross the blood-brain barrier when delivered intravenously.
2nd August 2018

How mobile devices are changing home health care

As mobile device use increases, so does the possibility for improving health care outcomes. From medication reminders to weight loss applications, it’s clear that mobile devices are significantly changing the home health care landscape.
20th June 2017


Technique switches key biomolecules on and off

Technique switches key biomolecules on and off
A technique that will allow scientists to determine the effects of turning on and off a set of molecules involved in almost every cellular pathway, determine their downstream effects, and uncover new drug targets has been developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The finding is reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Protein kinases are enzymes involved in almost every biological process.
14th December 2016


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