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Low Cost Design Makes Ultrasound Imaging…

September 24, 2012 by Newcastle University

An ultra-low cost scanner that can be plugged into any computer to show images of an unborn baby has been developed by Newcastle University engineers.   The hand-held USB device – which is roughly the size of a computer mouse –...

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Recurring Shoulder Instability Injuries …

July 31, 2012 by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

How to Minimize the Chances of Shoulder Injuries   Summer is a peak season for many sports, and with that comes sport-related injuries. Among those injuries is shoulder joint dislocation. According to a literature review in the August...

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Intrauterine Devices (IUDs) Provide the …

May 9, 2012 by European Society of Human Reproduction

Intrauterine devices (IUDs) should be used routinely to provide emergency contraception, according to the authors of the first systematic review of all available data from the past 35 years.   They found that IUDs had a failure rate...

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Kidney Grafts Function Longer in Europe …

October 12, 2012 by Heidelberg University Hospital

Kidney transplants performed in Europe are considerably more successful in the long run than those performed in the United States   While the one-year survival rate is 90% in both Europe and the United States, after five years...

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New Data Show Lasting Effects and No Ser…

March 25, 2011 by American Academy of Pain Medicine

Patients treated for lumbar spinal stenosis with the mild decompression procedure reported sustained improvements in pain   Patients treated for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) with the mild decompression procedure (an alternative to open spinal surgery for many patients), reported sustained improvements in...

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Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin

December 26, 2011 by Todd Edwards

A Founder of Protein Crystallography   Scientific biographers do not, in general, find much correlation between good character and great science. There are a few exceptions. Historians have unanimously agreed, for example, that Charles Darwin was a particularly...

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Boosting Natural Marijuana-like Brain Chemicals…

UCI study points to role endocannabinoids play in common genetic cause of...

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Jump, Flip, Twist and Enjoy…

AAOS offers gymnastics safety tips   Gymnastics is a rigorous sport requiring long hours...

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The American Academy of Orthopaedic…

Founded in 1933, the Academy is the preeminent provider of musculoskeletal education...

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The Story of Dagmar Berne

The difficult road of the first female medical student   Written by Dr Vanessa Witton, Sydney...

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