Snoring in children could affect neurological development, brain MR imaging finds

June 29, 2021 Kids grappling with this issue have structural changes in their brain, which may account for behavioral problems such as inattention or hyperactivity, experts wrote Tuesday in Nature Communications.  The study — funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, among others — is the largest of its kind, incorporating images from more … Read more

U.S. lawmakers reintroduce House bill safeguarding access to telehealth

June 24, 2021 A bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives has reintroduced a bill aimed at expanding access to telehealth beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. The Protecting Access to Post-COVID-19 telehealth Act of 2021 legislation was introduced in late January by Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., cosponsored by Reps. Peter Welch, D-Vt., Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, David Schweikert, R-Ariz., … Read more

NASA begins testing E-Nose sensor prototype to sniff out COVID-19

June 22, 2021 It took Variable six (6) months to develop the electronics and packaging for the smartphone-based device as well as Bluetooth functionality and a paired mobile app that processes, displays and transmits sensor data.  The company drew on its experience in developing the sensor technologies for devices that detect temperatures and complex gases … Read more

The implant Purdue University hopes will revolutionize joint surgery

June 11, 2021 The implant, called BioEnthesis, is a small sponge-like scaffold made of human tissue, according to a March 31 news release.  It has a soft tissue layer to merge with the shoulder tendon and a hard tissue layer to allow stem cells to regrow the bone.  Eric Nauman, PhD, and Darryl Dickerson, PhD, … Read more

Scientists can now diagnose depression with a blood test

June 08, 2021 According to a report released today in Molecular Psychiatry, scientists at Indiana University School of Medicine have created a blood test that can measure whether a person is at higher risk for developing severe depression or bipolar disorder — a.k.a. manic-depression.  The research took place over the course of four (4) years … Read more