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Anti-Smoking Ads Not Reaching Most in U.S.

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A nationwide survey shows a majority of American adults, including half of those who smoke, did not see court-ordered anti-smoking TV or newspaper advertisements. . . . → Read More: Anti-Smoking Ads Not Reaching Most in U.S.

Electronic Tattoo Continuously Monitors Blood Pressure

Heart monitoring tattoo

A bio-engineering lab created an ultra-thin, flexible plastic film, which when attached to the chest can monitor blood pressure over a period of time. . . . → Read More: Electronic Tattoo Continuously Monitors Blood Pressure

Chip Device Tests for Cancer Drug Efficacy, Toxicity

A configurable chip device simulating several human organs is shown in lab tests to simultaneously test cancer drugs for both their efficacy and toxicity. . . . → Read More: Chip Device Tests for Cancer Drug Efficacy, Toxicity

Home Chronic Disease Blood Test in Development

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A university chemistry lab and start-up company are developing a home monitoring device that aims to reduce repeated clinic visits by people with chronic diseases. . . . → Read More: Home Chronic Disease Blood Test in Development

Wearables, Genetics Reveal Early Health Issues

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Genetic and personal health data, including from wearable devices, from more than 100 healthy volunteers for several years revealed many early signs of disease. . . . → Read More: Wearables, Genetics Reveal Early Health Issues

Start-Up to Use Crispr for Heart Disease, Gains $59M

Editing DNA

A new biotechnology enterprise plans to apply genetic analysis and the gene-editing technology Crispr to reduce the risk of coronary artery disease. . . . → Read More: Start-Up to Use Crispr for Heart Disease, Gains $59M

Trial Testing Heart Device Outcomes by Gender

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A clinical trial is underway tracking patients with implanted heart devices for 3 years to find any differences in health outcomes between men and women. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Heart Device Outcomes by Gender

Trial Tests Diabetes Drug for Smoking Cessation

Luba Yammine and Joy Schmitz

A clinical trial began enrolling participants to test the ability of a drug approved for treating diabetes, to also help people stop smoking cigarettes . . . → Read More: Trial Tests Diabetes Drug for Smoking Cessation

Repair Patch Devised for Heart Attacks

Heart and major blood vessels

Researchers in the U.S. and China designed a hydrogel patch that in lab animals reduces the damage to heart muscle occurring after a heart attack. . . . → Read More: Repair Patch Devised for Heart Attacks

Human Heart 3-D Printed from Patient Cells

3-D printed heart

A biomedical engineering team printed a three-dimensional scale model of a human heart, including blood vessels, from cells donated by a living person. . . . → Read More: Human Heart 3-D Printed from Patient Cells