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An Apple a Day For a Healthy Heart

In the 1860s, a proverb originated in the country of Wales; “Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.” By the end of the 19th century, the phrase morphed into “An apple

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Exoskeletons Are On The Way

As humans, we have a skeleton inside of us which provides us with support. Animals such as insects (grasshoppers and cockroaches) and crustaceans such as crabs and lobsters, have an external skeleton called an exoskeleton. The exoskeletons provide the animals with

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The 3D printing story about printing a pelvis contained an error. It should have said “Pelvis: A rare bone cancer caused a patient to lose half of his pelvis.”However, there had been a similar situation in the U.K. where a

Artificial Kidney Made from Nanofilters

At Vanderbilt University scientists are building an artificial kidney. The scientists envision the device will become the standard of care and eliminate traditional dialysis. The prototype device was made using a silicon nanotechnology filter chip, embedded living kidney cells, and 3-D printing.  The chips and

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What Is mHealth?

What is mHealth? Simply put, it stands for mobile health. It represents much more than the simple name implies. It will change how we think about our health, provide tools to help us self-diagnose and collaborate with our doctors, and

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