Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center announces $200K Challenge winners

BOSTON — Entrepreneurs developing new technologies to treat blood clots, congestive heart failure, incontinence and more were the big winners at the Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center $200,000 Challenge, an annual pitch competition that showcases cutting-edge innovations in the medical-device and biotech fields. The center, known as M2D2, is a partnership between UMass Lowell and…

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Behavioral disorders in kids with autism linked to reduced brain connectivity

More than a quarter of children with autism spectrum disorder are also diagnosed with disruptive behavior disorders. For the first time, Yale researchers have identified a possible biological cause: a key mechanism that regulates emotion functions differently in the brains of the children who exhibit disruptive behavior. The study appears in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience…

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How to break up with a dentist: New dental technology which doubles the life of seals

IMAGE: This is the process of nanoparticles fabrication. view more  Credit: © NUST MISIS Scientists from NUST MISIS have presented innovative antibacterial compositions for materials used in permanent dental fillings – pickling gel, washing fluid and “drying”. A special antibacterial agent based on metal oxides’ colloidal solutions as part of preparations allows suppressing the growth of…

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Kidney transplant patients need even better aftercare!

Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and dialysis patients especially, have a significantly higher cardiovascular morbidity and mortality than healthy people. Kidney transplantation is the best renal replacement therapy available. Compared to dialysis patients, transplant recipients have significantly better long-term survival and quality of life [2]. Although their cardiovascular risk decreases, cardiovascular complications are still…

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