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Seeing Is Believing: Stem Cell Therapy

It's estimated that nearly 1.3 million Americans are legally blind. A doctor in Florida is helping people, who have no other treatment options, to regain some vision using a unique procedure.
Online
2019; 2018
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Repurposed Drug for Zika

The Zika epidemic started raging in 2015, terrifying the world with images of newborn babies with terrible birth defects. One researcher is using brain stem cells to find a drug that could treat or even cure infected people.
Online
2019; 2018
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Cooling Cap for Heart Patients

Technology used to keep astronauts cool in their space suits is now being used on heart patients.
Online
2019; 2015
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Restart the Heart: No Touching

Different from a conventional defibrillator, a new implantable defibrillator can automatically restart a person's heart without needing to touch the device.
Online
2019; 2016
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Heartflow Test: Game Changing Diagnostic

More than 16 million Americans suffer from coronary artery disease, and now a new test could help change the way it is diagnosed and treated.
Online
2019; 2016
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Depression Screening Can Make a Difference

Depression accounts for more than 41,000 suicides per year. Now, a new screening test is joining the battle against depression.
Online
2019; 2016
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Dancing Through Marfan Syndrome

New drugs are helping people suffering from a genetic disorder that affects the body's connective tissue.
Online
2019; 2015
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Single Site Hysterectomy

A revolutionary robot is changing women's surgeries for the better. Say goodbye to scars, downtime, and pain! The single-site scarless hysterectomy uses a tiny robot for the surgery, and gets you back on your feet the next day.
Online
2019; 2015
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DIPG: Searching for a Cure

Researchers are testing a new way to deliver cancer-fighting drugs potentially to cure an invasive pediatric brain cancer that is impossible to remove safely.
Online
2019; 2015
90.

Fibroscan Measures Liver Disease

Thirty million Americans have some form of liver disease, but measuring the disease can be difficult. Now, a new device is allowing doctors to measure the stiffness of the liver without a biopsy.
Online
2019; 2015
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Cryoablation for Amputees

A procedure used to treat cancer is now being used to bring relief to millions of amputees with phantom limb pain.
Online
2019; 2016
92.

Blue Strip Might Treat Parkinson's

About 50,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease every year. Now, researchers are trying out what looks like a breath strip of medicine that could make patients’ lives easier.
Online
2019; 2016
93.

Atrantil for IBS

Nearly 45 million Americans are affected by irritable bowel syndrome or IBS. New research suggests that the cause may not be stress or spicy foods.
Online
2019; 2016
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Vaccine for Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Lymphoma is the fifth most common cancer in the United States. Now, researchers are testing a vaccine that helps the body’s immune system fight the cancer cells and is even putting some patients into remission.
Online
2019; 2016
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Fruit Flies Hold the Secret to Sleep: Medicine’s Next Big Thing?

Researchers are studying the impact of sleep on insomniac fruit flies to gain insights that can help humans suffering from sleep disorders.
Online
2019; 2016
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LiTT for Seizures

It’s a condition that can cause sudden, dangerous seizures. Now, a laser procedure is offering new hope for those living with epilepsy.
Online
2019; 2016
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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

It’s a condition that causes people to be injured by their own bones or muscles. Very few people know about it, but it is curable.
Online
2019; 2016
98.

Lasercap Restores Hair

With all of the hair regrowth products and treatments on the market, it’s hard to tell what works and what doesn’t. There’s now a laser cap that is promising to regrow hair.
Online
2019; 2016
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Colon Cancer: Is It in Your Genes?

A drop of blood from your finger could be all you need to determine your risk for most cancers.
Online
2019; 2016
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Stem Cells Replace Bone Marrow Transplants

Chemo for blood cancers can kill healthy cells. Now, there’s an easier way to replenish them and increase survival.
Online
2019; 2016