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NIH Funds Augmented-Reality Endovascular System

Heart, circulation system

A grant from National Institutes of Health is funding a system using augmented reality and holography to improve minimally-invasive repair of blood vessels. . . . → Read More: NIH Funds Augmented-Reality Endovascular System

Hydrogel Shown Safe to Repair Heart Damage

Karen Christman

Results of a small-scale clinical trial show an experimental treatment using an injectable gel to repair damage from a heart attack is safe for patients. . . . → Read More: Hydrogel Shown Safe to Repair Heart Damage

New App for Medical Research, Studies Revealed

Apple Inc. plans to release a new medical research app and announced a series of studies for its use in women’s health, hearing, and heart health. . . . → Read More: New App for Medical Research, Studies Revealed

Math Model to Gauge Heart Attack Risk from Plaques

Heart, circulation system

An academic-industry collaboration is creating a non-invasive technique to detect rupture-prone plaque build-ups in arteries and predict one’s risk of heart attack. . . . → Read More: Math Model to Gauge Heart Attack Risk from Plaques

Nanotube Fibers Configured for Heart Repair

Inspecting a fiber

Medical and engineering researchers developed fibers made with nanoscale carbon tubes that in lab animals conducted electrical signals and repaired heart damage. . . . → Read More: Nanotube Fibers Configured for Heart Repair

Spray-On Hydrogel Reduces Heart Surgery Scar Tissue

Surgery

A biocompatible polymer gel, sprayed on the hearts of lab animals, reduces the severity of scar tissue that can build up after cardiac surgery. . . . → Read More: Spray-On Hydrogel Reduces Heart Surgery Scar Tissue

Algorithm Devised for Fast Heart Rhythm Screening

Heartbeat graphic

A machine-learning algorithm used with results from a standard electrocardiogram, is quickly able to detect irregular heart rhythms, a process that often takes much longer. . . . → Read More: Algorithm Devised for Fast Heart Rhythm Screening

Heart Components Produced with 3-D Printing

Bioprinted heart valve

Researchers developed techniques for accurate three-dimensional printing of human heart elements with bio-inks containing the cellular framework on which tissue can grow. . . . → Read More: Heart Components Produced with 3-D Printing

Protein-Eluding Scaffolds Help Grow New Blood Vessels

Antigen-releasing scaffold

A polymer frame infused with proteins that stimulate immune cells encourages growth of new blood vessels in lab mice with peripheral artery disease. . . . → Read More: Protein-Eluding Scaffolds Help Grow New Blood Vessels

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

Lit cigarette

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.