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Wearable TENS Device Combats Pain While on the Go

May 13, 2015 12:00 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

The American Academy of Pain Medicine cites a report on their website that indicates more than 1.5 billion people suffer from chronic pain. That’s BILLION! It’s an unbelievable amount of people who live with pain every day. While I’m fortunately...


Technology Takes On Cancer

May 13, 2015 11:49 am | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Articles | Comments

The complexity of cancer treatment has brought about the development of technologies that target and destroy tumor cells, stop them from ever forming at the genetic source, or provide genetic solutions to determine best treatment practices...


New Test Could Identify Resistant Tuberculosis Faster

May 13, 2015 11:40 am | by University College London | News | Comments

The time needed to genetically sequence the bacteria causing tuberculosis (Mtb) from patient samples has been reduced from weeks to days using a new technique developed by a UCL-led team. This could help health service providers to better treat...


Single Low-Magnitude Electric Pulse Fights Inflammation

May 13, 2015 11:36 am | by North Shore-Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Health System | News | Comments

The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, the research arm of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, and SetPoint Medical Inc., a biomedical technology company, today released the results of research on the therapeutic potential of vagus nerve...


Developing the Vasculature of Medical Devices

May 13, 2015 11:08 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Articles | Comments

Tubing represents the veins and arteries of many different types of medical technologies. It carries critical elements wherever they need to be — within a device, throughout the human body, or as a bridge between the two. It must provide passage...


Regenerating Bones Using Only Stem Cell-Secreted Proteins

May 13, 2015 9:44 am | by Gladstone Institutes | News | Comments

Scientists have discovered a way to regrow bone tissue using the protein signals produced by stem cells. This technology could help treat victims who have experienced major trauma to a limb, like soldiers wounded in combat or casualties of a...


FDA Pulls 'Outdated' Draft Guidance Documents

May 13, 2015 9:32 am | by AAMI | News | Comments

In what it calls a move to improve the efficiency and transparency of the guidance development process, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is withdrawing 47 draft guidance documents that were published before Dec. 31, 2013 and never...


Ion Pump Implant Gives the Body Its Own Pain Alleviation

May 13, 2015 9:30 am | by Linköping University | News | Comments

A small ion pump in organic electronics is giving new hope to people suffering from severe nerve pain. Researchers at Linköping University (LiU) and Karolinska Institutet (KI) are the first in the world with technology that can stop pain impulses...


Molecular 'Switch' Promotes Heart Cell Maturation

May 13, 2015 9:14 am | by University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine | News | Comments

A molecular switch that seems to be essential for embryonic heart cells to grow into more mature, adult-like heart cells has been discovered. The discovery should help scientist better understand how human hearts mature. Of particular interest...


siRNA-Toting Nanoparticles Inhibit Breast Cancer Metastasis

May 13, 2015 9:07 am | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University combined finely crafted nanoparticles with one of nature’s potent disrupters to prevent the spread of triple-negative breast cancer in mouse models. The highly aggressive cancer subtype is...


One-Hour Chikungunya Test

May 13, 2015 9:03 am | by Entomological Society of America | News | Comments

Scientists at a U.S. Army research center have modified an assay that tests whether or not a sample of mosquitoes harbors the virus responsible for the disease known as chikungunya (CHIKV), long a problem in the Old World tropics but recently...


New Assay Simplifies Gene Sequencing Analysis

May 13, 2015 9:00 am | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center and Thermo Fisher Scientific have developed and tested a new tool that searches for the most common genetic anomalies seen in cancer. The assay demonstrates the ability...


The Key to a Complete IoT or Cloud Solution

May 13, 2015 8:30 am | by Marten L. Smith, Staff Engineer, Medical Products Group, Microchip Technology Inc. | Blogs | Comments

There are definitely design challenges in developing medical devices that are connected one to another via technologies such as Bluetooth, Low Energy, or Wi-Fi. However, the larger challenge for most companies is that of tying together...


Personal Microbiomes Shown to Contain Unique 'Fingerprints'

May 12, 2015 4:06 pm | by Harvard School of Public Health | News | Comments

A new study shows that the microbial communities we carry in and on our bodies—known as the human microbiome—have the potential to uniquely identify individuals, much like a fingerprint. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers...


New Technique Monitors the Assembly of Nanoparticles

May 12, 2015 3:46 pm | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

A new technique invented at MIT can measure the relative positions of tiny particles as they flow through a fluidic channel, potentially offering an easy way to monitor the assembly of nanoparticles, or to study how mass is distributed within...



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