Overcoming cardiovascular disease with a magnetically-steerable guidewire microrobot — ScienceDaily

DGIST research team succeeded in developing a microrobot that can reach the accurate location of cardiovascular disease such as the Chronic Total Occlusion by moving and steering the microrobot towards a desired direction inside complicated blood vessels. This research is expected to increase the success rate of treatment and shorten the time of cardiovascular disease…

‘Test and Treat’ reduces new HIV infections by a third in southern Africa communities — ScienceDaily

New HIV infections in southern Africa could be reduced substantially by offering entire communities voluntary HIV testing, and immediately referring those who test positive for HIV treatment in line with local guidelines, according to new research presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Seattle, USA today. The HPTN071 (PopART) trial found…

Quasiparticles experimentally shown to interfere for first time — ScienceDaily

Qubits, the units used to encode information in quantum computing, are not all created equal. Some researchers believe that topological qubits, which are tougher and less susceptible to environmental noise than other kinds, may be the best medium for pushing quantum computing forward. Quantum physics deals with how fundamental particles interact and sometimes come together…

Clinical trials find changing drugs, de-prescribing don’t lower delirium severity, duration — ScienceDaily

The results of two new Regenstrief Institute trials published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society underscore and confirm the need to look to options other than medication to lower the duration or severity of delirium in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. “Looking at our large studies and other recent work, including several trials…

Scientists study neutron scattering for researching magnetic materials — ScienceDaily

Physicists from the University of Luxembourg and their research partners have demonstrated for the first time in a comprehensive study how different magnetic materials can be examined using neutron scattering techniques. The scientists have published their insights in Reviews of Modern Physics. From computers to loudspeakers to electric cars and wind turbines, most electronic devices…

Researchers have provided the first insight on the impact of mass vaccination campaigns in India, introduced in 2010 — ScienceDaily

A mass measles vaccination campaign saved tens of thousands of children’s lives in India between 2010 and 2013, according to a report published today in eLife. The findings suggest that eliminating deaths from measles in India could be possible, although it will require continued diligence to ensure high immunization rates among Indian children and direct…