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

February 24, 2015 4:07 pm | by American Institute of Physics | 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 | 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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Population Health Management will Be ‘Gigantic’ Market in 2015

February 24, 2015 3:09 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | 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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HeartWare International Recalls Older Clinical Trial Controllers

February 24, 2015 11:54 am | by PR Newswire | 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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Real-Time EEG Monitoring May Allow Automatic Control of Anesthesia

February 24, 2015 11:21 am | by Elizabeth Dougherty, MIT Spectrum | Comments

Emery Brown says anesthesia drugs have been used in the U.S. for more than 160 years, but were largely misunderstood — until now. In operating rooms around the world, machines attached to anesthetized patients blip and bleep, reporting...

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Overcoming Addiction with an App

February 24, 2015 11:10 am | by University of Twente | Comments

Can a game installed on your smartphone help you to overcome an addiction? Soon this will be a possibility. Marloes Postel, a lecturer at the University of Twente, observed the need for easily accessible care for people with addictions...

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Polio Vaccination with Microneedle Patches

February 24, 2015 10:24 am | by Georgia Tech Institute of Technology | Comments

The Georgia Institute of Technology and Micron Biomedical have been awarded $2.5 million in grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to advance the development of dissolvable microneedle patches for polio immunization. The...

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First Portable System for Monitoring Patients with Parkinson's in Testing

February 24, 2015 10:16 am | by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya | Comments

The REMPARK European telemedicine project is coordinated by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and has a budget of about €5 million. Also participating are the Hospital Quirón Teknon, Telefónica...

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Photos of the Day: Parkinson's Monitoring Belt

February 24, 2015 10:15 am | by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya | Comments

The Technical Research Centre for Dependency Care and Autonomous Living (CETpD) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya has developed a pioneering portable system for monitoring the motor status of Parkinson's disease patients in real...

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Test Strip for Ebola, Yellow Fever, and Dengue

February 24, 2015 9:41 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | Comments

When diagnosing a case of Ebola, time is of the essence. However, existing diagnostic tests take at least a day or two to yield results, preventing health care workers from quickly determining whether a patient needs immediate treatment and...

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Could Your Product Win the 'Oscars of Invention?'

February 24, 2015 9:07 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

Entry is now open for the expanded 2015 R&D 100 Awards, organized by R&D Magazine. This competition marks the most innovative, cutting-edge technologies and services of 2014, and this year has widened its scope to include manufacturing...

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Tailored DNA Nanotubes Could Lead to Smart Drug-Delivery Systems

February 24, 2015 8:48 am | by McGill University | Comments

Researchers at McGill University have developed a new, low-cost method to build DNA nanotubes block by block - a breakthrough that could help pave the way for scaffolds made from DNA strands to be used in applications such as optical...

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FDA Cites ‘Complex Design’ of Scope in Safety Advisory

February 24, 2015 8:44 am | by AAMI | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is urging healthcare facilities to be vigilant in cleaning a certain type of endoscope, known as a duodenoscope, that has been linked to the spread of a deadly type of bacteria in facilities nationwide...

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