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Simple Procedure Using a Nasal Balloon Can Help Treat Hearing Loss in Children

For children with a common middle-ear problem, a simple procedure with a nasal balloon can reduce the impact of hearing loss and avoid unnecessary and ineffective use of antibiotics, according to a new study led by researchers from the University of Southampton.

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Insulin resistance increases risk for Alzheimer’s disease, new Iowa State study finds

An Iowa State University study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Neurology, found a strong association between insulin resistance and memory function decline, increasing the risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

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Tiny Mechanical Wrist Gives New Dexterity to Needlescopic Surgery

A Vanderbilt research team has successfully created a mechanical wrist less than 1/16th of an inch thick -- small enough to use in needlescopic surgery, the least invasive form of minimally invasive surgery.

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Diagnostic Tests in Less Than 15 Minutes

‘A lab at the tip of your finger’: New technology is the first of its kind to utilize only a single drop of capillary or whole blood

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An Innovative Algorithm is Helping Scientists Decipher How Drugs Work Inside the Body

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have developed a computer algorithm that is helping scientists see how drugs produce pharmacological effects inside the body. The study, published in the journal Cell, could help researchers create drugs that are more efficient and less prone to side effects, suggest ways to regulate a drug's activity, and identify novel therapeutic uses for new and existing compounds.

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Professional Dancers Come to UW-Milwaukee to Enhance Their Careers

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's MFA in performing arts/dance helps working professional dancers enhance their credentials with an academic degree while continuing their careers.

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Expert Researchers, Young Scientists, Outreach Teams Join Forces in Battle with Cancer

A premier cancer research partnership at New Mexico State University is not only fostering extensive cancer research activity, it also is developing the next generation of cancer scientists and a new level of outreach, primarily to underserved populations across New Mexico.

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Southampton Engineers Test Fly Printed Aircraft Off Royal Navy Ship

A 3D printed aircraft has successfully launched off the front of a Royal Navy warship and landed safely on a Dorset beach.

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Don’t Make Me Wait: Doctor Appointment Availability Went Up After Michigan Medicaid Expansion, Study Finds

Getting access to health insurance, and getting access to a doctor, are two very different things. But a new study suggests that the two have gone hand-in-hand in Michigan, despite a rapid influx of newly insured people under the state’s expansion of Medicaid. In fact, the availability of primary care appointments actually improved in the first months.