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4 Awesome Technologies Featured at WIRED Health 2015

April 24, 2015 | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

Back in December 2014, Intel announced that it was working with Stephen Hawking to create a new system for him to communicate and interact. The company also mentioned that they would make the platform available to the research community...

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Subdermal Implant Stops HIV in Its Tracks

April 28, 2015 10:28 am | by Oak Crest Institute of Science | News | Comments

Is the end of HIV near? Findings published this week in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy report that a novel, subdermal implant delivering potent antiretroviral (ARV) drugs shows extreme promise in stopping the spread of HIV. Scientists...

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Electronic Salt Spoon Helps Transition to a Low-Sodium Diet

April 28, 2015 10:04 am | by University of Kentucky | News | Comments

Heart disease patients are advised by doctors to reduce the amount of sodium in their diets to prevent a cardiac event. But adapting to a low-sodium diet requires more than just laying off the table salt. Sodium is hidden in a number of household...

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Accelerating Memory Function for Skill Learning

April 28, 2015 9:58 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

A new DARPA program aims to investigate the role of neural “replay” in the formation and recall of memory, with the goal of helping individuals better remember specific episodic events and learned skills. The 24-month fundamental research program...

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Targeting Depression with Deep Brain Stimulation

April 28, 2015 9:51 am | by Emory University | News | Comments

The darkest day of Marjorie Stowe's depression came when her long-time psychiatrist told her she obviously was choosing to resist the healing effects of one medication after another, psychotherapy, electric shock. "You must be getting some...

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Saliva Test for Glucose Levels

April 28, 2015 9:44 am | by Arizona State University | News | Comments

The 340 million diabetes sufferers in the world have plenty to worry about: eating well, getting exercise and regularly monitoring the amount of sugar in their bloodstream. That last step is a crucial tool in treating the condition and preventing...

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New Material for Creating Artificial Blood Vessels

April 28, 2015 9:37 am | by Medical University of Vienna | News | Comments

Arteriosclerotic vascular disorders are one of the most common causes of death in industrialized countries. In this situation a bypass operation is often the only solution. Normally, blood vessels are taken from another part of the patient's body...

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A Faster, Higher Quality 3D Camera

April 28, 2015 8:53 am | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

When Microsoft released the Kinect for Xbox in November 2010, it transformed the video game industry. The most inexpensive 3D camera to date, the Kinect bypassed the need for joysticks and controllers by sensing the user's gestures, leading...

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Motion-Sensing Gloves Teach Proper Technique to Wheelchair Users

April 28, 2015 8:46 am | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

“Arms are a wheelchair user’s legs,” says Cubitus team leader, Chandra Jayaraman. As the sole source of movement for manual wheelchairs, it makes sense that we should keep arms and shoulders as safe from injury as possible. Yet within the first...

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FDA Enters Consent Decree with Medtronic

April 28, 2015 8:38 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today the filing of a consent decree against Medtronic, Inc., and two of the company’s officers—S. Omar Ishrak and Thomas M. Tefft —for repeatedly failing to correct violations, related to the...

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We Should Be Ashamed of Lowering Standards

April 28, 2015 8:30 am | by Emily Cross, Ph.D., Director of Media and Communication, TecMed Inc. | Blogs | Comments

As higher education appears to be at a perilous tipping point in terms of creating quality, meaningful and effective learning environments, the crossover into the healthcare and medical device environments is astounding. Let me explain...

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Microneedle Patch for Measles Vaccination

April 27, 2015 3:55 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A new microneedle patch being developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could make it easier to vaccinate people against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases. The...

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Case Closed: Diagnosing on Mobile Devices Requires FDA Class II Clearance

April 27, 2015 2:55 pm | by Kyle Peterson, Director, Regulatory & Corporate Affairs, Calgary Scientific | Blogs | Comments

This February the FDA released updated guidance on mobile medical applications for the first time since 2013. This new guidance offers insight into the agency's plans for regulating the rapidly growing number of applications that turn smartphones...

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19.5” Diagonal 4K2K Resolution LCD

April 27, 2015 2:41 pm | by Tianma NLT America, Inc. | Tianma NLT America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Tianma NLT America has introduced a new 19.5” diagonal 4K2K resolution LCD developed by NLT Technologies Ltd. with a proprietary pixel structure that delivers high transmissivity and high-density color display. The new LCD utilizes NLT’s proprietary new Super Fine TFT2...

Human Factors for Medical Devices Course

April 27, 2015 1:47 pm | Events

Pure Insight is delighted to offer companies developing medical equipment a unique opportunity to take part in a course which will assist them to gain access to the market in the USA. The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), Human...

Smartphone App Detects Sleep Apnea Events

April 27, 2015 1:41 pm | by University of Washington | News | Comments

Determining whether your snoring is merely annoying, or crosses the threshold into a life-threatening problem, isn’t convenient or cheap. The gold standard for diagnosing sleep apnea — a disease which affects roughly 1 in 13 Americans...

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