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An inhaler at a fraction of the price

A tiny breath-activated turbine inside the inhaler beats at a mesh packet containing the drug particles. This releases all the particles into the air at the same time. Solomon explains that while today inhalers are mostly used for asthma, they …

A hip reconstruction that mimics nature

Active Implants’ TriboFit Buffer is a pliable, resilient cap that fits snuggly in the socket of the hipbone.Did you know that jogging puts five and a half times the body weight on your hip joints? And stumbling puts a peak …

Ancient DNA may provide key to origins of TB

Skeleton of a child from the middle bronze age, excavated in Beit Shean, whose bones will be included in this project. (Photo: Mark Spigelman)Joshua fought the battle at Jericho but then, as now, the real enemy in the region known …

New kidney pacemaker could give years to diabetics

Nephera’s new pacemaker could give patients suffering chronic renal failure a few more years before they have to resort to kidney dialysis.Chronic renal failure (CRF) is basically a death sentence for some 20 million Americans (one in nine adults) who …