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Nanoparticles-DNA-041414.jpg A wide range of consumer products contain certain nanoparticles that can harm our DNA, according to a new study from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Harvard School of Publich Heath. Manufacturers use nanoparticles to improve texture, kill microbes, or enhance shelf life, etc., in consumer...

Sneeze-041114.jpg Covering our nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing is a "respiratory etiquette" that is practiced to prevent the spread of germs. Minute liquid droplets emerge when we cough and sneeze, and these droplets can be seen and felt. But what we don't see are the invisible gas clouds associated with those coughs and sneezes, which enable the droplets to stay airborne and travel distances

electronic-patches-040414.jpg Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University have come up with thin, soft stick-on patches that monitor your health without getting in the way of your normal daily routine. The engineers think these electronic patches can go beyond the fitness tracking and could...

Mankind-Corp-040214.jpg MannKind Corp.'s (MNKD) inhaled insulin, Afrezza, has cleared the penultimate regulatory hurdle in the U.S., following the FDA Advisory Committee's endorsement on Tuesday, and now awaits the big decision of final approval.

Medical-Checkup-Chip-030714.jpg A new compact and inexpensive device has been developed that could possibly analyze up to 170,000 different molecules in a blood sample. The device can simultaneously identify insulin levels, cancer and Alzheimer markers, or even certain viruses. "We were looking to build an interface similar to...