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Non-Invasive Imaging Technology Probes Deeper Into Tissue

Photoacoustic tomography image

An imaging process that combines ultrasound and lasers is shown in tests with lab samples and in animals to provide clearer and more detailed images of tissue deeper in the body. . . . → Read More: Non-Invasive Imaging Technology Probes Deeper Into Tissue

Low-Dose Triple Pill Reduces Blood Pressure in More People

3 generic capsules

A clinical trial shows a single medication with low doses of three common drugs reduces high blood pressure in more people with the condition than the normal care. . . . → Read More: Low-Dose Triple Pill Reduces Blood Pressure in More People

Infographic – U.S. Smoking Rate Hits New Low

Chart: smoking in the U.S.

These data show fewer than 1 in 6 Americans, or 16 percent, smoked a cigarette in the past week. . . . → Read More: Infographic – U.S. Smoking Rate Hits New Low

Tissue-Engineered Heart Chamber Model Developed

Left-ventricle heart model

A university bioengineering group developed a model of a left ventricle, the heart chamber that pumps blood to the body, made with engineered heart muscle tissue to replace animals for drug testing. . . . → Read More: Tissue-Engineered Heart Chamber Model Developed

Wearables, Game App Help Boost Exercise Levels

Woman walking and reading

A study assessing FitBit devices and a game-style mobile app shows a combination of the technologies results in more exercise by office workers, at least at the outset, than just the FitBit alone. . . . → Read More: Wearables, Game App Help Boost Exercise Levels

Gene Therapy Shown to Reduce Extreme High Cholesterol

Heart check

A gene therapy technique that stops production of a targeted protein is shown in tests with monkeys to reduce levels of harmful cholesterol, but also expose potential risks associated with the technique. . . . → Read More: Gene Therapy Shown to Reduce Extreme High Cholesterol

Gene Therapy Safety Study for Heart Failure Underway

Heartbeat graphic

An early-stage clinical trial is testing gene therapy to treat malfunctioning heart muscle cells in people with heart failure, where the heart cannot pump enough blood for the body. . . . → Read More: Gene Therapy Safety Study for Heart Failure Underway

Computer-Designed Heart Valves Operate Over Long Term

Engineered heart valve

A European research team designed customized heart valves with computer models, which when tested in sheep continued to perform in most cases for a year following implantation. . . . → Read More: Computer-Designed Heart Valves Operate Over Long Term

Trial Testing Nerve Stimulation for Stroke Rehab

Device and vagus nerve position

A clinical trial is recruiting participants to test an implanted device that electronically stimulates a key nerve pathway for restoring use of a person’s arm after suffering a stroke. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Nerve Stimulation for Stroke Rehab

Trial Shows Patch Feasible for Heart Rhythm Detection

Results from a clinical trial show a wearable patch, applied and used by older adults in their homes, detects more heart rhythm problems than waiting to see a doctor, the usual way these problems are detected. . . . → Read More: Trial Shows Patch Feasible for Heart Rhythm Detection