Artificial Muscles using Nylon fibers

November 23, 2016 Vijay Soni 0

Artificial Muscles using Nylon fibers MIT engineers find a simple and inexpensive new approach to creating bending artificial muscle fibers. David L. Chandler | MIT News Office November 23, 2016   Artificial muscles — materials that contract and expand somewhat like muscle fibers do — can have many applications, from [..]

Novartis acquires Selexys Pharmaceuticals Corporation and SelG1 antibody for reduction of pain crises in sickle cell disease (SCD)

November 21, 2016 Vijay Soni 0

Novartis acquires Selexys Pharmaceuticals Corporation and SelG1 antibody for reduction of pain crises in sickle cell disease (SCD) By: Novartis News Basel, November 21, 2016 Deal followed results of Phase II SUSTAIN study of SelG1 in reduction of vaso-occlusive pain crises, a major complication of SCD with limited treatment options   [..]

Testing of Investigational Inactivated Zika Vaccine in Humans Begins

November 17, 2016 Vijay Soni 0

Testing of Investigational Inactivated Zika Vaccine in Humans Begins First of Five Planned Clinical Trials to Test ZPIV Vaccine By: Source, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases November 17, 2016  The first of five early stage clinical trials to test the safety and ability of an investigational Zika vaccine [..]

Robot surgeon can slice eyes finely enough to remove cataracts

November 7, 2016 Vijay Soni 0

Robot surgeon can slice eyes finely enough to remove cataracts By Sally Adee See what it can do. A new surgical robot can make the micro-scale movements needed for a particularly delicate procedure: cataract surgery. Axsis, a system developed by Cambridge Consultants, is a small, teleoperated robot with two arms [..]

Are U.S. schools teaching hands-off science?

November 7, 2016 Vijay Soni 0

Are U.S. schools teaching hands-off science? By Jeffrey Mervis U.S. high school students who regularly handle rocks or minerals in science class did much worse on a recent national science test than those who never engage in such hands-on activities. Students who never mixed chemicals or peered through microscopes in [..]

Why painkillers sometimes make the pain worse

November 7, 2016 Vijay Soni 0

Why painkillers sometimes make the pain worse By Kelly Servick Mark Hutchinson could read the anguish on the participants’ faces in seconds. As a graduate student at the University of Adelaide in Australia in the late 1990s, he helped with studies in which people taking methadone to treat opioid addiction [..]