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3D-printed guide helps regrow complex nerves after injury

Washington: A national team of researchers has developed a first-of-its-kind, 3D-printed guide that helps regrow both the sensory and motor functions of complex nerves after injury. The groundbreaking research has the potential to help more than 200,000 people annually who experience nerve injuries or disease.

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iPad screenings effective for detecting early signs of glaucoma: Study

Washington: Using a tablet screening app could prove to be an effective method to aid in the effort to reduce the incidence of avoidable blindness in populations at high-risk for glaucoma with limited access to healthcare, according to a study released on Monday at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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Researchers identify new pathway linking the brain to high blood pressure

Washington: New research by scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) and the Ottawa Heart Institute has uncovered a new pathway by which the brain uses an unusual steroid to control blood pressure. The study, which also suggests new approaches for treating high blood pressure and heart failure, appears in the journal Public Library of Science (PLOS) One.

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Study finds gut bacteria play key role in vaccination

Washington: The bacteria that live in the human gut may play an important role in immune response to vaccines and infection by wild-type enteric organisms, according to two recent studies resulting from a collaborative effort between the University of Maryland School of Medicine Institute for Genome Sciences and the Centre for Vaccine Development.

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Bharat Biotech receives $4 million award for new vaccine

Hyderabad: Bharat Biotech and the University of Maryland Centre for Vaccine Development (CVD) on Monday announced that they had received a $4 million Strategic Translation Award from The Wellcome Trust for clinical development of a new vaccine against a lethal infectious disease common in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Scientists crack the code for new drug resistant superbugs

Washington: Scientists have determined the genetic sequences of all 12 available strains of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria resistant to vancomycin—an antibiotic of last resort—and have demonstrated that resistance arose independently in each strain after it acquired a specific bit of genetic material called transposon Tn1546.

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Image share project gives patients, physicians anytime, anywhere access to medical images

Washington: Patients can successfully pull their medical images from the “cloud” making it faster for them to distribute them to their physicians regardless of where those physicians might be, according to a preliminary report of an image share project that involves five different academic institutions.

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Scientists genetically engineer fungus to be a potent tool against malaria

Scientists have genetically engineered a fungus to be a potent, specific and eco-friendly tool against malaria. “Our transgenic fungal approach is a very flexible one that allows design and delivery of gene products targeted to almost any disease-carrying arthropod,” said …

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