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Portable, low-cost microfluidic device brings single-cell technology t…

Single-cell analysis holds enormous potential to study how individual cells influence disease and respond to treatment, but the lack of cost-effective and user-friendly instrumentation...

Post-prison follow up could improve care of patients with kidney disea…

A portable ultrasound can help nephrologists better detect fluid in the lungs of patients with end-stage kidney disease, according to a study by physicians...

Stem cell study may result in stronger muscles in old age...

As we grow older, our muscular function declines. A new study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows how an unexpectedly high number...

Simple prescribing changes could benefit patients, researchers say — …

Respiratory disease patients with arthritis could struggle to manage their conditions because their inhalers are too fiddly for them to use, University of Bath...

New link between gut bacteria and obesity — ScienceDaily

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have discovered a new link between gut bacteria and obesity. They found that certain amino acids in our...

Exposure to secondhand smoke was highest among African-Americans — Sc…

Benowitz explained that exposure of adolescents to secondhand smoke poses a public health challenge because it increases risk for respiratory infections, aggravates asthma, and...

Evolutionary transition to destructive cancer — ScienceDaily

Evolution describes how all living forms cope with challenges in their environment, as they struggle to persevere against formidable odds. Mutation and selective pressure...

The ‘loudness’ of our thoughts affects how we judge external sounds...

The "loudness" of our thoughts -- or how we imagine saying something -- influences how we judge the loudness of real, external sounds, a...

Transforming patient health care and well-being through lighting — Sc…

The world of health care is changing rapidly and there is increased interest in the role that light and lighting can play in improving...

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