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The Diagnostic Device That Could Take the Place of the Stethoscope

The image of a doctor with a stethoscope around his or her neck is deeply ingrained in everyone’s mind, so much so that anybody with a white coat and a stethoscope is thought to be a doctor. The stethoscope has been used for over two centuries by doctors to check all kinds of sounds within [...]

Genetic Retinal Diseases Benefit from New Trials

Retinal problems affect over 100,000 people in the U.S. annually according to the American Foundation for the Blind and other organizations and over 10,000,000 people suffer from age related macular degeneration. Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) that is an inherited disorder also affects thousands of people. Many people suffer from irreversible vision loss and even complete or [...]

Chemotherapy for Children May Soon Have Better Outcomes

When children develop cancer and need chemotherapy it affects their physical and, at times, their mental development as chemotherapy is basically toxic. Chemotherapy does not usually differentiate between the cancer and non cancer cells. As such, chemotherapy sometimes has deadly side effects. One of the main thrusts of research into cancer therapies is how to [...]