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Photos of the Day: Medication Management with the Amiko Inhaler

October 28, 2014 3:46 pm | by Amiko | News | Comments

Amiko, a unique wearable activity tracker that actually wraps around medicine packaging, launches to tackle non-adherent behavior as it happens. While other solutions are either smartphone apps which rely on patients to accurately and consistently report...

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Wearable Activity Tracker Improves Medication Adherence

October 28, 2014 1:49 pm | by Amiko | News | Comments

One of healthcare’s biggest concerns is the discrepancy between potentially achievable success rates and the actual treatment success rates when it comes to patients. Studies show that something as simple as getting patients to take their meds, on time...

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The 2020 Vision: Graphene’s Impact on Heart Health and Other Diseases

October 28, 2014 1:31 pm | by Victoria Tsai, Graphene Frontiers | Blogs | Comments

There’s a better way to monitor and track heart health. Medical practitioners have vocalized it, scientists understand this, and together many forward-thinking people are working to improve early detection of heart and other diseases...

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Robotically Assisted Bypass Surgery Reduces Complications, Cuts Recovery

October 28, 2014 12:29 pm | by Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada | News | Comments

Robotically assisted coronary artery bypass grafting surgery is a rapidly evolving technology that shortens hospital stays and reduces the need for blood products, while decreasing recovery times, making the procedure safer and less risky, says a study presented...

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Many Home Blood Pressure Monitors May Be Inaccurate

October 28, 2014 12:21 pm | by American Society of Nephrology | News | Comments

Home blood pressure monitors may be inaccurate in up to 15% of patients, according to a study that will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2014 November 11¬–16 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA. Major guidelines recommend...

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Winning Innovators Announced in Pediatric Medical Device Competition

October 28, 2014 10:57 am | by Children's National Health System | News | Comments

Two pediatric medical device innovators, Velano Vascular and REBIScan, were selected from eight finalists to each receive a $50,000 award in a competition held by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children's National Health System as part of its second...

Creating Medical Devices with Dissolvable Metal

October 28, 2014 10:55 am | 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 biodegradable metals...

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HotSpot Episode 86: A Mouthguard that Detects Head Injuries

October 28, 2014 10:28 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a motorcycle helmet that makes riders more visible; a mouthguard that indicates when a player should be pulled from a game; predicting landslides with optical fiber sensors; and sweat sensors that eliminate blood screenings...                              

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World's First Biometric Health Monitoring Device

October 28, 2014 10:14 am | by Sensogram Technologies | News | Comments

Most people don’t have the time to measure and record their heart rate, blood pressure and other vital signs before and after each workout. SensoTRACK is intended for active people seeking to get the most out of their fitness and well-being routines. It continuously tracks 4 vital signs...

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Streamlined Process for Wire-Reinforced Catheters and Delivery Devices

October 28, 2014 8:30 am | by Ronelle Decker, Market Development Manager, Avalon Laboratories | Avalon Laboratories, LLC | Articles | Comments

Balloon catheters, stent and stent delivery systems, atherectomy, and occlusion and neurovascular catheters, as well as other catheter-based devices, advance over a guide wire until it reaches the stenosis, obstruction, or stent delivery site...

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Savings Comes from Unexpected Places

October 28, 2014 8:30 am | by David Morse, General Manager, Tube Hollows International | Blogs | Comments

Cost savings often come from unexpected places. Two examples that come to mind involved the design and processes used to achieve high precision holes in cannulated parts. Tube Hollows International can drill extremely precise holes (as low...

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Precise and Programmable Biological Circuits

October 27, 2014 4:12 pm | by ETH Zurich | News | Comments

Bio-engineers are working on the development of biological computers with the aim of designing small circuits made from biological material that can be integrated into cells to change their functions. In the future, such developments could enable cancer cells to be reprogrammed...

Millions Lost in Unused Medical Supplies in Operating Rooms Each Year

October 27, 2014 4:11 pm | by Johns Hopkins | News | Comments

A Johns Hopkins research team reports that major hospitals across the U.S. collectively throw away at least $15 million a year in unused operating room surgical supplies that could be salvaged and used to ease critical shortages, improve surgical care and boost public health in developing countries...

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Synthetic Biology on Ordinary Paper, Results off the Page

October 27, 2014 4:04 pm | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering | News | Comments

New achievements in synthetic biology announced by researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, which will allow complex cellular recognition reactions to proceed outside of living cells, will dare scientists to dream big: there could one day be inexpensive...

Students Lend a Hand with 3D-Printed Prosthetic

October 27, 2014 4:04 pm | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

For most amputees, the road to a more functional prosthetic device is slow and costly. However, thanks to a research group at the University of Illinois, that might be changing, which is especially good news for those who are most in need, residents of the developing world...

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