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Virtual 3D hearts may help doctors zap diseased tissue
1 year ago

Virtual 3D hearts may help doctors zap diseased tissue

Personalized 3D heart simulations can accurately identify tissue doctors should electrically destroy to stop potentially fatal irregular, rapid heartbeats.

A retrospective analysis of 21 patients with ventricular tachycardia and a …
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Decoding robotic surgery skills
1 year ago

Decoding robotic surgery skills

Researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of USC are looking to technology to help deconstruct expert surgeons’ robotic surgery skills so they can create an objective, standardized …
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Enhanced 3-D imaging poised to advance treatments for brain diseases
1 year ago

Enhanced 3-D imaging poised to advance treatments for brain diseases

Researchers have developed a combination of commercially available hardware and open-source software, named PySight, which improves rapid 2D and 3D imaging of the brain and other tissues. By …
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Scientists use bear saliva to rapidly test for antibiotics
1 year ago

Scientists use bear saliva to rapidly test for antibiotics

If you’re looking into the mouth of a brown bear, one of the world’s top predators, your chances of survival probably aren’t good. But a team of Rutgers …
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Rewiring rodent brains makes epilepsy seizures less severe
1 year ago

Rewiring rodent brains makes epilepsy seizures less severe

Researchers have discovered a new treatment for reducing seizure activity in the brains of rodents, a discovery they hope might one day help people living with epilepsy.

An estimated 2.2 …
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Wrist sensor is like a Fitbit that monitors your blood
1 year ago

Wrist sensor is like a Fitbit that monitors your blood

A new wristband with a wireless connection to smartphones could offer a better way to monitor personal health and environmental exposure.

The researchers describe the technology, which companies that make …
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Nasal spray could deliver cancer drugs right to brain
1 year ago

Nasal spray could deliver cancer drugs right to brain

Researchers have developed a noninvasive way to deliver drugs to the brainstem in patients with tumors in that part of the brain.

A person’s brainstem controls some of the body’s …
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How to protect your dog from deadly blue-green algae
1 year ago

How to protect your dog from deadly blue-green algae

Karyn Bischoff, toxicologist at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, explains the dangers and advises livestock and pet owners to be vigilant in avoiding contaminated areas.

Bischoff worked with …
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Why we love robotic dogs, puppets and dolls
1 year ago

Why we love robotic dogs, puppets and dolls

There’s a lot of hype around the release of Sony’s latest robotic dog. It’s called “aibo,” and is promoted as using artificial intelligence to respond to people looking at it, talking …
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Lending a helping paw: Dogs will aid their crying human
1 year ago

Lending a helping paw: Dogs will aid their crying human

From Lassie to Balto, pop culture loves stories of a dog coming to a person’s rescue. Anecdotally, people experience their dogs coming to their aid every day, like when one of us found …
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Do cats purr when humans aren’t around?
1 year ago

Do cats purr when humans aren’t around?

Why do cats purr? Humans tend to think that purring is a sign of happiness in a cat – and indeed it can be – but there are other reasons …
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Why cats are fussy eaters but dogs will consume almost anything
1 year ago

Why cats are fussy eaters but dogs will consume almost anything

Anyone who’s watched a cat throwing up after munching on grass knows that our feline friends aren’t natural plant eaters. So you might be surprised to discover that these carnivorous …
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Are you walking your dog enough?
1 year ago

Are you walking your dog enough?

Australia has nearly five million dogs, with nearly 40% of Australian households owning one.

But it seems that 40% of Australian dogs are not walked enough and that a similar percentage of dogs are overweight …
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Biomarker suggests another perk of service dogs for veterans
1 year ago

Biomarker suggests another perk of service dogs for veterans

Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder may benefit physiologically from using service dogs, new research shows.

“Our long-term research goal is to quantify how service dogs may affect the health and …
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How dogs, cats and goldfish view the world
1 year ago

How dogs, cats and goldfish view the world

Human eyes aren’t particularly adept at distinguishing colors or seeing in dim light, when compared to those of many other animals. But when it comes visual acuity, we’re able to …
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Researchers 3D print prototype for ‘bionic eye’
1 year ago

Researchers 3D print prototype for ‘bionic eye’

A team of researchers at the University of Minnesota have, for the first time, fully 3D printed an array of light receptors on a hemispherical surface. This discovery …
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We’re using technology to find out how antidepressants effect animal behaviour
1 year ago

We’re using technology to find out how antidepressants effect animal behaviour

Antidepressants don’t just affect human libidos. New research shows that female starlings fed food spiked with the antidepressant fluxoxetine (Prozac), were less “attractive” to males and so less likely to mate. This …
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Do dogs have feelings?
1 year ago

Do dogs have feelings?

If you live with a dog you just know when it’s happy or miserable, don’t you? Of course you do. Even the scientific community, now admits that dogs have emotions – even if scientists …
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Dogs bust through boundaries to comfort their people
1 year ago

Dogs bust through boundaries to comfort their people

Dogs not only go out of their way to comfort their upset owner, but will overcome obstacles to do it quickly, experiments show.

In the journal Learning & Behavior, researchers show …
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Collagen could spare diabetic dogs and people daily shots
1 year ago

Collagen could spare diabetic dogs and people daily shots

A collagen formulation mixed with pancreatic cells is the first minimally invasive therapy to successfully reverse type 1 diabetes within 24 hours and maintain insulin independence for at least 90 …
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