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FDA gives green light to RP-VITA hospital robot

(—The FDA has approved RP-VITA from iRobot and InTouch Health. This is an autonomous medical robot which will be able to make its rounds of hospital corridors in the U.S. within the next few months. The RP-VITA ...

dateJan 25, 2013 in Robotics report
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Sleeping for science: What can we learn?

(—Why are 12 volunteers about to spend 21 days in bed, lying with their heads tilted below the horizontal? Their experience will help to understand and address changes in astronauts' bodies in space as well as ...

dateNov 13, 2012 in Space Exploration
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A sweet defense against lethal bacteria

( -- There is now a promising vaccine candidate for combating the pathogen which causes one of the most common and dangerous hospital infections. An international team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute ...

dateMay 31, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Doctors embrace social networking

In the waiting room, the patient's family members circled a Blackberry. About every 15 minutes, Dr. Carlos Wolf of Miami Plastic Surgery gave them a few keystrokes of information about how the patient was doing.

dateNov 12, 2009 in Hi Tech & Innovation
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