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Enluxtra Self-Adaptive Dressing

Enluxtra Self-Adaptive Dressing | New Advancements in Health Technology | Scoop.it
OSNovation Systems, Inc., a startup out of Santa Clara, CA, is commercializing a new class of super-advanced wound dressings with variable functionality.

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This seems like a no-brainer!  Yes, more expensive at the onset but with fewer dressing changes and less man-hours spent doing the wound care, it just makes sense.

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Silk Implant Exudes Adenosine to Help Prevent Epileptic Seizures

Silk Implant Exudes Adenosine to Help Prevent Epileptic Seizures | New Advancements in Health Technology | Scoop.it

It's been postulated that the neuromodulator adenosine might be an endogenous anticonvulsant molecule, and deficiencies in adenosine-based neuromodulatory system may contribute to epileptogenesis.


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Rod Shaped Chemotherapy Drugs Coated With Antibodies Aggressively Attack Spread of Cancer (w/video)

Rod Shaped Chemotherapy Drugs Coated With Antibodies Aggressively Attack Spread of Cancer (w/video) | New Advancements in Health Technology | Scoop.it

Chemotherapy medications can be finicky when attacking cancers, showing efficacy but often not enough to subdue the disease.


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Monika McDole-Russell's curator insight, March 2, 2013 8:25 AM

Here is a great example of using nanoparticles to increase the efficacy of a drug. In the case of highly toxic cancer drugs, that's a major step forward - particularly if we reach a point where the efficacy can be increased while the dosage amount is decreased.

The video included in this article contains additional information and is worth a watch.