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Game Shows Mosquito's-Eye View of Malaria

April 24, 2015 9:57 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

Officially launched on World Malaria Day (25 April) The Life Cycle of Malaria is the first game of its kind which tries to visualize the life cycle of the disease in 3D. In the process players learn about why mosquito bites itch, why pregnant...

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Making Wireless Heart Monitoring Possible

April 24, 2015 9:53 am | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

Between the ages of 5-10, Sid Muthal estimates he spent between 1-2 months per year in the hospital battling an illness. As anyone who has been a hospital patient can attest, the visits included having vitals being monitored continuously...

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Portable MRI Could Aid Wounded Soldiers in Third World

April 24, 2015 9:46 am | by Kevin Roark, Los Alamos National Laboratory | News | Comments

Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory are developing an ultra-low-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system that could be low-power and lightweight enough for forward deployment on the battlefield and to field hospitals in the...

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4 Technologies Enhancing the Hospital Experience

April 24, 2015 9:42 am | by University of California - San Francisco | News | Comments

Personalized digital media walls. Push-button, custom dinner orders. Robot deliveries. This isn’t a futuristically imagined hospital from “The Jetsons.” It’s all part of UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, where technological touches aren’t...

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Palm-Sized Chip Attacks Drug-Resistant Bacteria

April 24, 2015 9:04 am | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

A Johns Hopkins engineer, supported by a major NIH grant, is leading a multi-institution team that wants to keep bacterial infections from dodging the dwindling arsenal of drugs that destroy the deadly microbes. The group’s goal is to...

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How to Turn Ultrasound into a Pacemaker

April 24, 2015 8:59 am | by American Physiological Society (APS) | News | Comments

Ultrasound—the technology used for sonograms and examining the heart—can increase the rate at which heart cells beat, researchers from Drexel University report. In their paper “Ultrasound-Induced Modulation of Cardiac Rhythm in Neonatal Rat...

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3D Imaging Technique Tracks Optically Trapped Particles

April 23, 2015 3:30 pm | by The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) | News | Comments

Optical tweezers have been used as an invaluable tool for exerting micro-scale force on microscopic particles and manipulating three-dimensional (3-D) positions of particles. Optical tweezers employ a tightly-focused laser whose beam diameter is...

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Kickstarter Offers True 3D Holograms

April 23, 2015 3:11 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Holographic Optical Technologies, innovator in the field of medical holography, has made its Voxgram hologram technology available to the consumer market through its just-launched Kickstarter campaign. The company is debuting its first...

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Stem Cells that Prevent Birth Defect Also Repair Facial Injury

April 23, 2015 2:50 pm | by University of Southern California | News | Comments

Researchers have pinpointed a primary cause of a rare skull disorder in infants, and the discovery could help wounded soldiers, car-wreck victims and other patients recover from disfiguring facial injuries. "This has a lot more implication than...

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Making Waves with Tele-Robotic Ultrasound

April 23, 2015 2:36 pm | by Mount Sinai Health System | News | Comments

A new clinical trial is testing the feasibility and efficiency of a doctor in New York City remotely performing long-distance, tele-robotic ultrasound exams over the Internet on patients in Chicago. The pioneering study is a research collaboration...

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Might Consumer and MedTech Collaborations Win the Day?

April 23, 2015 2:31 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

While the traditional medical device OEMs are still focused on improving technologies and making healthcare devices more effective and efficient, they seem to be mired in a world of incremental innovation. Meanwhile, grabbing headlines and...

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Orthotic Tech Helps Military Working Dog Walk Again

April 23, 2015 2:19 pm | by Staff Sgt. Michael Ellis, 59th Medical Wing Public Affairs | News | Comments

Army Maj. Andrea Henderson, the veterinarian at the Department of Defense Holland Military Working Dog (MWD) Hospital here, first started treating SStash last October. A degenerative disease had led to one of SStash's hind legs needing surgery...

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Predicting the Future: Continuous Vital Sign Monitoring

April 23, 2015 11:20 am | by Peter Ianace, Principal, Sensogram Technologies Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Big data, analytics, algorithms, the “Internet of Things” and even the “Internet of Humans” are some of the hottest buzzwords that are popping up across industries. The connected world is creating a mountain of data that begs to be analyzed...

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Nanotech-Enabled Moisturizer Speeds Healing of Diabetic Skin Wounds

April 23, 2015 11:01 am | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

A new high-tech but simple ointment applied to the skin may one day help diabetic patients heal stubborn and painful ulcers on their feet, Northwestern University researchers report. Scientist and dermatologist Amy S. Paller and chemist Chad...

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Round-the-Clock Glucose Control for Pregnant Diabetic Women

April 23, 2015 10:46 am | by University of Leeds | News | Comments

Achieving better glucose control in pregnant women with diabetes by using continuous glucose monitoring may help them give birth to healthier children, new research from the University of Leeds says. Up to 50% of babies born to women with...

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