Increased physician-targeted marketing associated with higher opioid overdose deaths

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Microrobots could one day deliver drugs inside the body

Related video Researchers have developed highly advanced miniaturized smart robots designed to change their shape as they encounter different fluids. It is hoped that the development could lead to microrobots that deliver drugs straight to diseased tissue.   Andrea Danti | Shutterstock The research team attributes their design to the observation of bacterial shape transformation […]

Study evaluates first-ever Robotic Visualization System for neurosurgery

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Study: Over 5.6 million Americans exposed to high nitrate levels in drinking water

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Ural Federal University scientists synthesize a group of multi-purpose fluorophores

Related video A group of scientists from Russia’s Ural Federal University, headed by Professor Grigory Zyryanov, synthesized a group of multi-purpose fluorophores. The scientists told about the content and results of their research on the unique technology in a respected international scientific journal Dyes and Pigments. ‘Fluorophores are powders of different colors, which emit visible […]

Lack of job and poor housing conditions increased likelihood of people attending A&E

Related video A survey of 20 disadvantaged neighborhoods across the North West (UK) has revealed the social influences on why people attend their local Accident & Emergency department. Researchers from the University of Liverpool, supported by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), conducted a household health survey including over 3,500 face-to-face interviews with households […]