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New device may help those with tremors eat and drink

New device may help those with tremors eat and drink

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A handheld electronic device may allow patients to overcome shaky hands caused by essential tremor, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Health System.

Antidepressant may also help prevent heart failure

In a discovery that University of Michigan researcher John Tesmer, Ph.D., described as "completely serendipitous," the drug paroxetine, a.k.a. Paxil, inhibits G protein-coupled receptor kinase 2.

'Smart' catheter could cut urinary tract infections in long-term care facilities: report

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Michigan researchers are developing a "smart" catheter that releases a bacteria-killing nitric oxide substance at the start of an infection, according to a report presented at a conference Thursday.

For diabetics, this news may bring tears of joy

Residents with diabetes may soon be able to use their tears — rather than have blood drawn up to10 times each day — when it's time to measure glucose levels. University of Michigan researchers using an electrochemical sensor device found that glucose levels from the tears may suffice. Many people are reluctant to have their blood drawn, because of the resulting inconvenience and pain. Investigators said they hope to eliminate the need to have blood drawn in the future.