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Drones Help Show How Infectious Diseases Spread

October 23, 2014 3:20 pm | by Cell Press | News | Comments

Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, can collect detailed information in real time at relatively low cost for ecological research. In a new Opinion piece published in the Cell Press journal Trends in Parasitology, experts ...    

Novel Software to Stratify Cancer Patients into Risk Categories

October 23, 2014 2:08 pm | by International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer | News | Comments

Computer-Aided Nodule Assessment and Risk Yield, is a novel software tool developed at Mayo...

First Protein Microfiber Engineered for Medical & Nanotech Applications

October 23, 2014 12:00 pm | by New York University, Polytechnic School of Engineering | News | Comments

Researchers at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering have broken new ground...

The Future of Early Cancer Detection

October 23, 2014 9:45 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

Along with a crew of technologists and scientists, Jorge Soto is developing a simple,...

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iPhones Capture Tough Ocular Images

October 22, 2014 10:55 am | by American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) | News | Comments

Smartphone technology is a widely available resource which may also be a portable and effective tool for imaging the inside of the eye, according to results of a study released at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting of the American Academy ...

Supercomputers Link Proteins to Drug Side Effects

October 22, 2014 10:48 am | by DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | News | Comments

New medications created by pharmaceutical companies have helped millions of Americans alleviate pain and suffering from their medical conditions. However, the drug creation process often misses many side effects that kill at least ...  

From Wearables to Implantables to…What’s Next?

October 22, 2014 10:04 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

Some time has passed since the Apple announcement of the company’s “iWatch” (at least as of the time I’m writing this) and all the pomp and circumstance that goes along with it. Unfortunately, from the mobile healthcare aspect, it was ...

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Atom-Width Graphene Sensors Could Provide Insights into Brain Function

October 22, 2014 9:56 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

Understanding the anatomical structure and function of the brain is a longstanding goal in neuroscience and a top priority of President Obama’s brain initiative. Electrical monitoring and stimulation of neuronal signaling is a mainstay ...

'Eyecane' Aids Navigational Abilities for Blind

October 21, 2014 12:12 pm | by IOS Press BV | News | Comments

White Canes provide low-tech assistance to the visually impaired, but some blind people object to their use because they are cumbersome, fail to detect elevated obstacles, or require long training periods to master. Electronic travel aids ...

See-Through Electrodes for Studying Brain

October 21, 2014 12:04 pm | by Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine and School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have used graphene - a two-dimensional form of carbon only one atom thick - to fabricate ...

See-Through Sensors Open New Window into the Brain

October 21, 2014 11:53 am | by Renee Meiller, University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

Developing invisible implantable medical sensor arrays, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers has overcome a major technological hurdle in researchers' efforts to understand the brain.The team described its technology, which ...

Extremely High-Resolution Magnetic Resonance Imaging

October 21, 2014 11:39 am | by Fabio Bergamin, ETH Zurich | News | Comments

Conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), well-known from its use in hospitals, can typically resolve details of up to one tenth of a millimeter, for example in cross-sectional images of the human body. Together with colleagues at the ...

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Detecting Cancer Earlier with New Imaging Tech

October 21, 2014 11:35 am | by Rutgers University | News | Comments

A new medical imaging method being developed at Rutgers University could help physicians detect cancer and other diseases earlier than before, speeding treatment and reducing the need for invasive, time-consuming biopsies ...   

Smartphones to Examine Diabetic Eye Disease

October 20, 2014 1:26 pm | by American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) | News | Comments

A smartphone-based tool may be an effective alternative to traditional ophthalmic imaging equipment in evaluating and grading severity of a diabetic eye disease, according to a study released at AAO 2014, the American ...    

3D-Printed Facial Prosthesis

October 20, 2014 11:54 am | by American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a fast and inexpensive way to make facial prostheses for eye cancer patients using facial scanning software and 3D printing, according to findings released at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting of the ... 

When Cadavers Beat Computers

October 17, 2014 11:41 am | by Michigan State University | News | Comments

Despite the growing popularity of using computer simulation to help teach college anatomy, students learn much better through the traditional use of human cadavers, according to new research that has implications for health care ...  

Mother's Struggle Gives Her an Idea to Help Other Parents

October 17, 2014 10:28 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Of the many torments endured by the parents of premature babies, the inability to care for their newborns is perhaps the most acute. After birth, nurses cover “preemies,” as they are known, with tubes and wires that deliver fluids and medicine ...

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Building Better Breast Pumps

October 17, 2014 9:31 am | by Cara Giaimo, MIT News correspondent | News | Comments

A few weekends ago, as some techies lined up to buy the new iPhone 6, others flocked to the MIT Media Lab to play with a different piece of technology — one that hasn’t seen an upgrade in decades.Over the course of that ...    

Big Step in Battling Bladder Disease

October 16, 2014 1:08 pm | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

The millions of people worldwide who suffer from the painful bladder disease known as interstitial cystitis (IC) may soon have a better, long-term treatment option, thanks to a controlled-release, implantable device invented by ...  

Creating Medical Devices with Dissolving Metal

October 16, 2014 12:58 pm | by University of Pittsburgh | News | Comments

University of Pittsburgh researchers recently received another $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to continue a combined multi-university, private-industry effort to develop implantable medical devices made from ...   

Wearable Sensor Market to Expand Sevenfold in 5 Years

October 16, 2014 12:36 pm | by IHS Technology | News | Comments

Driven by rising demand for fitness and health monitoring features as well as by improved user interfaces, shipments of sensors used in wearable electronic devices will rise by a factor of seven from 2013 through 2019, according to IHS ...

Astronauts Receive Mental Health Treatment Through Virtual Reality

October 16, 2014 10:35 am | by John Cramer, Dartmouth College | News | Comments

Hiking in the mountains or lying on the beach are good ways to relieve stress on Earth, but on spaceflights there's no way to get back to nature. Astronauts feeling stressed on long-duration flights, however, may soon find computerized ...

World's Thinnest Electric Generator

October 15, 2014 4:56 pm | by Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science | News | Comments

Researchers from Columbia Engineering and the Georgia Institute of Technology report today that they have made the first experimental observation of piezoelectricity and the piezotronic effect in an atomically thin material ...   

Robotic Brain Surgery Through the Cheek

October 15, 2014 4:51 pm | by Vanderbilt University | News | Comments

For those most severely affected, treating epilepsy means drilling through the skull deep into the brain to destroy the small area where the seizures originate – invasive, dangerous and with a long recovery period. Five years ago, a team of ...

Interface Designs Benefit from Specialist Support

October 15, 2014 1:30 pm | by Jayco | News | Comments

Interface design is increasingly impacting the success or failure of electronic products, but a well-designed interface is no easy thing to get right. Given the complexities involved in interface design it is no wonder that today’s product ...

'Smart' Material with Some Nerve

October 15, 2014 10:19 am | by Sarah Yang, UC Berkeley | News | Comments

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have taken proteins from nerve cells and used them to create a "smart" material that is extremely sensitive to its environment. This marriage of materials science and biology ...  

Retinal Prosthesis Provides Light-&-Darkness Differentiation

October 15, 2014 10:00 am | by Duke Medicine | Videos | Comments

Larry Hester, 66, has been blind for half his life from a condition called retinitis pigmentosa. In September, 2014, an electronic stimulator was surgically implanted in his left eye. On October 1st, 2014 Duke eye surgeon Dr. Paul Hahn turned ...

Microrobots Armed with New Force-Sensing System to Probe Cells

October 14, 2014 11:32 am | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

Inexpensive microrobots capable of probing and manipulating individual cells and tissue for biological research and medical applications are closer to reality with the design of a system that senses the minute forces exerted by a ...  

Sensor System to Make a Better Prosthesis Fit

October 14, 2014 11:25 am | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

As an amputee walks on a prosthetic leg during the day, the natural fluid in the leg shifts and the muscles shrink slightly. Now imagine the problem that poses for the fit of the prosthesis. There’s a growing need for a solution ...  

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