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How Tiny Lab-Grown Innovations Are Making a Major Impact in Medicine and Industry
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How Tiny Lab-Grown Innovations Are Making a Major Impact in Medicine and Industry

Lab-grown organs, muscles and limbs are still a work in progress, but hold plenty of promise for patients, doctors and entrepreneurs.
Nina Zipkin
What's the Highest-Paying Job in the U.S.?
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What's the Highest-Paying Job in the U.S.?

Glassdoor revealed its list of the top 25 jobs on Wednesday.
Doctors Use Virtual Reality to Map Patient's Brain During Surgery
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Doctors Use Virtual Reality to Map Patient's Brain During Surgery

Virtual reality is becoming increasingly useful when it comes to the medical field.
This Microscope Can Detect Cancer Without a Biopsy
Science

This Microscope Can Detect Cancer Without a Biopsy

The new handheld microscope uses tiny mirrors and optical beams to zoom in and quickly create image scans at the cellular and subcellular level.
The Hard Truth: What Viagra Was Really Intended For
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The Hard Truth: What Viagra Was Really Intended For

The original idea for Pfizer's famous little thrill pill has nothing to do with keeping it up.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Coming Soon: A Simple Blood Test That Can Detect All Kinds of Cancer
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Coming Soon: A Simple Blood Test That Can Detect All Kinds of Cancer

The so-called 'liquid biopsies' are opening up new doors in medicine.
Is This the Biggest Advancement in Diabetes Management Since the Insulin Pump?
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Is This the Biggest Advancement in Diabetes Management Since the Insulin Pump?

A well-designed printing process can help low-income diabetics get the care they need.
This Innovative Cap Helps Chemotherapy Patients Keep More Hair
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This Innovative Cap Helps Chemotherapy Patients Keep More Hair

The FDA approved the DigniCap for use in the U.S. this week.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
These Glowing Bandages Can Reduce the Chances of Antibiotic-Resistant Bugs
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These Glowing Bandages Can Reduce the Chances of Antibiotic-Resistant Bugs

The experimental bandage glows green when it comes into contact with unfriendly bacteria, alerting medical staff when a wound is infected.
Innovation Can Happen in Small But Meaningful Ways
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Innovation Can Happen in Small But Meaningful Ways

When a surgeon decided to try something new four decades ago, it changed the face of a sport.
Ray Hennessey
An Algae Serum Is Being Used to Treat Wounded Animals -- And Humans Could Be Next
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An Algae Serum Is Being Used to Treat Wounded Animals -- And Humans Could Be Next

Created by a 22-year-old New York University student, Vetigel stops bleeding in seconds.
Carly Okyle
Ebola Vaccine Shown to Be 'Highly Effective'
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Ebola Vaccine Shown to Be 'Highly Effective'

Interim analysis of a trial to protect against the deadly disease has been shown to, thus far, be successful.
Catherine Clifford
In a World of High-Tech Health Care, This Book of Ancient Medicine Seeks to Keep Things Old School
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In a World of High-Tech Health Care, This Book of Ancient Medicine Seeks to Keep Things Old School

A conservation group is helping a tribe in South America's rainforests preserve their healing knowledge for the next generation.
Carly Okyle