News tagged with patients

New labs sprouting up to test cannabis—and the law

Grandaddy Purple, Blueberry Yum Yum and other pot products may now be legal for medical use in 20 states and the District of Columbia, but how do patients know what dose they're really getting and whether it's safe? Small ...

dateDec 11, 2013 in Other
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Hydrogel improves delivery of anti-cancer drug

The Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) and IBM Research (IBM) have developed a new non-toxic hydrogel that is capable of shrinking breast cancer tumors more rapidly than existing therapies. As described ...

dateNov 01, 2013 in Bio & Medicine
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Nano-dwarves turn tumor assassins

Hair loss, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, loss of eye lashes and eye brows, susceptibility to infection – the list of possible side effects from chemotherapy is lengthy. Many cancer patients suffer from the ...

dateOct 25, 2013 in Bio & Medicine
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'Anklebot' helps determine ankle stiffness

For most healthy bipeds, the act of walking is seldom given a second thought: One foot follows the other, and the rest of the body falls in line, supported by a system of muscle, tendon, and bones.

dateOct 24, 2013 in Engineering
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