El Camino Hospital first in California to offer new treatment for severe COPD/emphysema

IMAGE: El Camino Hospital today announced it is the first hospital in California to have successfully performed the new and recently Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved lung valve treatment for… view more  Credit: Pulmonx Corporation – www.MyLungsMyLife.com Mountain View, Calif. – March 11, 2019 – El Camino Hospital today announced it is the first hospital…

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Adolescents are more likely than adults to use fruit- and candy-flavored e-cigarettes

IMAGE: Adolescent and young-adult e-cigarette users report tempting e-juice flavors as a leading reason for use. They are more interested in experimenting with fruit-, candy-, or menthol-flavored e-cigarettes than with tobacco-flavored,… view more  Credit: Norris Cotton Cancer Center LEBANON, NH – E-cigarettes were initially intended as a smoking cessation tool, yet vaping has skyrocketed among kids…

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Movie technology inspires wearable liquid unit that aims to harvest energy

IMAGE: A Purdue University team created wearable technology to convert mechanical energy into electrical energy. view more  Credit: Wenzhuo Wu/Purdue University WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A fascination with movie technology that showed robots perform self-repair through a liquid formula inspired a Purdue University professor to make his own discoveries – which are now helping to lead…

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Two papers describe how a membrane protein can move both lipids and ions

IMAGE: Schematic drawing of the transmembrane portion of TMEM16 family proteins. Upper panel shows a scramblase, in closed (nonconductive) intermediate (ion conduction) and open (lipid exchange) configuration. The lower panel shows… view more  Credit: C. Paulino, University of Groningen The TMEM16 family of membrane proteins was hailed as representing the elusive calcium-activated chloride channels. However, the…

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PolyU establishes an alliance with eight institutions to advance research in nursing

IMAGE: Group photo of the representatives of the participating institutions after the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding. view more  Credit: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with eight participating universities / institutions in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) to establish The Nursing Alliance…

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