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Rice University researchers are making strides toward a set of rules to custom-design Lego-like viral capsid proteins for gene therapy. Read the full press release at rice.edu.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain in kindergartners revealed structural links to developmental reading skills and hinted at a possible target for earlier detection of dyslexia, a small study showed. Read the full article at MedPageToday.com.
A lightweight, portable ultrasound patch may help speed up the healing time for people with venous ulcers, a recent study suggests. The pocket-sized technology, which weighs less than a pound, could potentially help reduce the $1 billion spent each year on treating these types of ulcers. Read the full story on ZipTrials.us
Researchers out of Drexel University (Philadelphia) have developed a new method for treating chronic wounds, in the form of an ultrasound applicator that can be worn like a band-aid. The device was effective in a small clinical study of 20 in the treatment of venous ulcers. Read the full story on MedicalDeviceDaily.com
Surgery to relieve the damaging pressure caused by hemorrhaging in the brain is a perfect job for a robot. That is the basic premise of a new image-guided surgical system under development at Vanderbilt University. Read the full press release at vanderbilt.edu.
Scientists at Drexel University are using a band-aid-like patch that emits low-frequency ultrasound to heal chronic wounds. Read the full story on Gizmag.com
A new invention about the size of a large Band-Aid delivers low-frequency ultrasound waves to skin wounds to hyper-charge the healing process. A small clinical trial at Drexel University in Pennsylvania examined 20 patients with chronic leg ulcers, assigning them to five-person groups. Read the full story on Healthline.com
Researchers at Drexel University, Philadelphia, used an ultrasound patch to dramatically reduce the size of leg ulcers in just four weeks. The patch, which weighs just three ounces, is battery-operated and sends low frequency ultrasound directly to the wound. It is thought that the ultrasound stimulates the production of connective tissue and the immune cells that play a critical role in healing. Read the full story at Telegraph.co.uk