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Biobattery powered microneedle patch can deliver drugs and get test samples

[ad_1] A painless, organic, biodegradable drug delivery patch developed by researchers at Tohoku University for potential home health care. Credit: Matsuhiko Nishizawa A painless, organic, biodegradable drug delivery patch may soon be on the horizon for home health care patients. Researchers at Tohoku University have developed a biobattery-powered device capable …

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The neglected eyelash could be the genetic key to common diseases

[ad_1] Credit: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Until recently, scientists believed that the primary cilium – an antenna-like structure found on the surface of most human cells – was largely vestigial and had little impact on human daily life. But more recently, a relatively small number …

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High smoking dependence linked to depression

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain An international study coordinated by the University of Helsinki provides new information on the link between symptoms of depression and smoking addiction. The results support the importance of understanding the reasons for tobacco addiction in order to be able to help depressed smokers quit, and …

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Study explains how light could activate neurons

[ad_1] Credit: Florida Institute of Technology Human brains have an average of 86 billion neurons. These nerve cells are interconnected at junctions called synapses, and some neurons have up to 10,000 such synapses. A key to understanding brain function is to better understand how this non-logical arrangement of complex neurons …

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The model identifies the risk of serious complications after surgery

[ad_1] Credit: Public domain Pixabay / CC0 Heart attack, renal failure, stroke. These are just a few of the life-threatening complications that patients are at risk of experiencing after surgery. Jefferson researchers have now developed an easy-to-use web-based tool that predicts the risk of post-surgical complications such as kidney failure …

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