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Google Glass Software Provides Captions for Hard-of-Hearing Users

October 3, 2014 12:06 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

A team of Georgia Institute of Technology researchers has created speech-to-text software for Google Glass that helps hard-of-hearing users with everyday conversations. A hard-of-hearing person wears Glass while a second person speaks directly...

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Researcher Earns Grant to Study Biomarkers, Advancement of Parkinson's

October 3, 2014 11:43 am | by Grand Valley State University | Comments

A researcher at Grand Valley State University has received a grant to continue studying if molecular biomarkers can be used to monitor the advancement of Parkinson's disease. Sok Kean Khoo, distinguished associate professor of molecular...

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Biomarker Enables the Prediction of Aggressive Prostate Cancer at Diagnosis

October 3, 2014 11:34 am | by University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center | Comments

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have identified a biomarker living next door to the KLK3 gene that can predict which GS7 prostate cancer patients will have a more aggressive form of cancer. The results reported...

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Research Aims for Better Understanding of Microvascular Diseases

October 3, 2014 11:25 am | by University of Houston | Comments

New technologies being developed by a University of Houston researcher to produce three-dimensional models of tissue and whole organ microstructures offer the promise of better diagnosis and treatment for a variety of diseases. David Mayerich...

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Imaging System Is Capable of Obtaining 12X More Information than Human Eye

October 3, 2014 10:49 am | by University of Granada | Comments

Researchers at the University of Granada have designed a new imaging system capable of obtaining up to twelve times more color information than the human eye and conventional cameras, which implies a total of 36 color channels. This important...

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Genetic Test Reveals Risk of Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke

October 3, 2014 10:38 am | by Lund University | Comments

Many of those who are genetically predisposed to develop atrial fibrillation, which dramatically raises the risk of stroke, can be identified with a blood test. This is shown by new research from Lund University in Sweden. The number of people...

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New Materials for Better, Stronger, Cheaper Dental Implants

October 3, 2014 10:31 am | by Investigación y Desarrollo | Comments

Experts from the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC), in the east coast of Mexico, develop new generation dental implants from mixtures of polymers with ceramic and a light consistency. So far the experts at this university have...

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6 'Connecting' Technologies that Impact Medical Devices

October 3, 2014 10:25 am | by Ohio University | Comments

While this infographic offers insights on connecting technologies that are serving people and communities, it isn't hard to see how they each have implications in the medical device space.             

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Philips Announces Collaboration with PET to Commercialize Innovative Wind-Up Fetal Heart Rate Monitor

October 3, 2014 10:00 am | by Philips | Comments

Royal Philips has announced a partnership with South Africa based not-for-profit organization, PET (PowerFree Education Technology), to further develop, test and commercialize a Wind-up Doppler Ultrasound Fetal Heart Rate Monitor (in short...

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BlueControl, the First Wearable Blue LED Light Therapy Device to Treat Psoriasis

October 2, 2014 2:46 pm | by Philips | Comments

Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, today announces the launch of Philips BlueControl, a clinically tested wearable medical device that uses blue LED light to control mild to moderate cases of psoriasis vulgaris. Philips BlueControl...

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Zero-Gravity Suspended Radiation Protection System

October 2, 2014 2:34 pm | by PresseBox | Comments

CFI Medical, a leading manufacturer of innovative radiation protection products, announced CE (Conformité Européenne) approval for the Zero-Gravity Suspended Radiation Protection System Floor Unit today, paving the way for its widespread use...

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Baxter Breaks Ground on $300 Million Expansion

October 2, 2014 2:29 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A company that produces medical equipment has broken ground on a $300 million expansion project that's expected to create 200 jobs by 2016. The Opelika-Auburn News reports Gov. Robert Bentley was on hand Wednesday for the Baxter International...

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Minimally Invasive Surgery with Hydraulic Assistance

October 2, 2014 2:27 pm | by Fraunhofer | Comments

Minimally invasive techniques, also known as “keyhole surgery,” enable surgeons to operate on patients without requiring major incisions. This method causes much less trauma for the patient, and is commonly used when performing lung, esophageal...

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Scrutinizing Salamanders to Study Scarring in Humans

October 2, 2014 1:55 pm | by UF Health | Comments

The axolotl, a type of salamander, can regenerate lost limbs, regrow its own spinal cord and dodge cancer — which is why University of Florida researchers have created the tools to study how the axolotl’s blood works to heal itself, according...

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Diabetes in a Dish

October 2, 2014 12:48 pm | by University of California - San Diego | Comments

Although type 1 diabetes can be controlled with insulin injections and lifestyle modifications, major advances in treating the disease have not been made in more than two decades and there remain fundamental gaps in what is understood about...

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