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Oral-Lever Resistance Exercise Device

The tongue loses strength as a result of aging, illness or injury, often resulting in loss of swallowing capacity (dysphagia) that in turn may lead to malnutrition, dehydration or pneumonia. NIH-funde...
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JoAnne Robbins, Jacqueline Hind, Angela Hewitt | P05037US

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New Method That Allows Unsupervised Cluster Analysis

Just as two points may appear closer in two-dimensional space than they actually are in three dimensions, it is difficult to tell under multiple dimensions how similar two points are. To sort data wit...
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Erwin Montgomery, Amir Assadi, He Huang | P04257US

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Depth-Resolved Reflectance Instrument

Phsyicians often use microscopic visual inspection followed by biopsy to detect cancer; however, this method is limited in many ways. Optical techniques are a promising alternative that allows clinici...
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Nirmala Ramanujam, Liu Quan | P05015US

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Arm Brace for Sonographers to Reduce Wrist Injuries

As use of real-time diagnostic ultrasound scanning has increased, work-related injury has become epidemic among medical sonographers and echocardiographers. Approximately 80 percent of sonographers re...
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Mark Kliewer, Timothy Walker, Christopher Thomas | P06204US

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Using Endogenous Fluorescence to Identify Cancerous Cells

Optical imaging techniques play a pivotal role in detecting disease, injury and other disorders at an early stage and monitoring progression or remission after treatment. Images are generated by detec...
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Paolo Provenzano, Patricia Keely, Kevin Eliceiri, John White | P07165US

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