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New App Helps Patients with Chronic Pain Safely Monitor Opioid Use

February 25, 2015 9:49 am | by University Health Network (UHN) | News | Comments

A new, first-of-its-kind app has launched to help patients suffering from chronic pain track their opioid use and measure pain levels to assist with the safe use of opioids. The My Opioid Manager (MyOM) app, developed at Toronto Rehab...

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Skin Test May Shed New Light on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases

February 25, 2015 9:17 am | by American Academy of Neurology (AAN) | News | Comments

Scientists have discovered a skin test that may shed new light on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, according to a study released today will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 67th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C...

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Nanotechnology Enhances Medications for Breast Cancer Treatment

February 25, 2015 9:12 am | by University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

In greater than 90 percent of cases in which treatment for metastatic cancer fails, the reason is that the cancer is resistant to the drugs being used. To treat drug-resistant tumors, doctors typically use multiple drugs simultaneously, a...

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3 Research Projects for Assistive Technologies Receive Funding

February 25, 2015 8:58 am | by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | News | Comments

A prosthetic hand controlled by the nervous system, robotic clothing to help people with walking, and biosensors to monitor how patients use equipment or exercise during rehabilitation are the focus of three research projects awarded £5.3...

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Nanoparticles and Genetic Interference May Tackle 'Untreatable' Brain Tumors

February 25, 2015 8:42 am | by American Friends of Tel Aviv University | News | Comments

There are no effective available treatments for sufferers of Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most aggressive and devastating form of brain tumor. The disease, always fatal, has a survival rate of only 6-18 months. Now a new...

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Oral Sensors Are No Longer Science Fiction

February 25, 2015 8:30 am | by Charles Settles, Product Analyst, TechnologyAdvice | Blogs | Comments

Oral implantation of “microchips” has long been a focus of conspiracy theorists, but advances in both miniaturization and medical software mean this oft-ridiculed concept is quickly becoming reality. Almost every dentist that’s...

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Moving Toward a National Medical Device Postmarket Surveillance System

February 25, 2015 8:30 am | by Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D. and Thomas P. Gross, M.D., MPH | Blogs | Comments

Despite rigorous premarket evaluation, what really counts is how well a medical device works when it’s used day-to-day by patients, caregivers and clinicians. Beyond clinical trials, real-life patient experience may reveal unanticipated...

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Optical Nanoantennas Set the Stage for a NEMS Lab-on-a-Chip Revolution

February 24, 2015 4:07 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Newly developed tiny antennas, likened to spotlights on the nanoscale, offer the potential to measure food safety, identify pollutants in the air and even quickly diagnose and treat cancer, according to the Australian scientists who created...

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Ex-NFL Pro Among Many Achieving Pain Relief with Foot-Worn Device

February 24, 2015 3:48 pm | by AposTherapy | News | Comments

It’s estimated that a staggering 100 million Americans live with chronic pain—a condition largely approached with powerful drugs, painful injections and invasive surgeries in attempts to ease the ache. But, one ingenious invention is changing...

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Embedded Boards with High-Speed PCIe Expansion

February 24, 2015 3:31 pm | by VadaTech | VadaTech | Product Releases | Comments

VadaTech, a manufacturer of embedded boards and complete application-ready platforms, has announced two boards that provide high-speed PCIe Expansion from an industrial PC to MicroTCA, AdvancedTCA, or other systems. The versatile modules can be used with industry standard options for copper or fiber cables...

Smartphone Apps Aren't Doctors

February 24, 2015 3:19 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

Something a smartphone can never accomplish is acquiring a medical degree. (Yet, as those who live in the constant fear of a robot uprising will say.) The so-called “melanoma diagnostic apps” MelApp and Mole Detective have learned this...

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Population Health Management will Be ‘Gigantic’ Market in 2015

February 24, 2015 3:09 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

Population Health Management and Patient Engagement are some of the most desirable health care markets today, said the 2015 Healthcare Technology Purchasing report from peer60. More than 80 percent of the chief medical informatics officers...

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DC Accelerometers

February 24, 2015 2:44 pm | by Measurement Specialties, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties, now part of TE Connectivity, offers two new low-cost DC accelerometers that provide long term, stable measurements in structural and vibration monitoring applications. The rugged, high-performance Model 4020 and Model 4030 deliver MEMS capacitive sensing technologies and state-of-the-art...

Dongle for Mobile or Wireless Conversion

February 24, 2015 11:57 am | by Laird Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

A new dongle that enables sophisticated, legacy equipment to be converted for mobile or wireless use is being introduced by global technology leader Laird (LRD: London), the company announced today. Legacy devices that have an operating system (OS) and a USB port, but no in-built Bluetooth or BLE functionality...

HeartWare International Recalls Older Clinical Trial Controllers

February 24, 2015 11:54 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

HeartWare International, Inc. is issuing a voluntary Urgent Medical Device Recall in the United States related to older HeartWare Ventricular Assist System Controllers, which were distributed in the U.S. during the clinical...

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