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'Must-Have' Guide for Endoscope Reprocessing

April 30, 2015 9:27 am | by AAMI | Comments

A new standard that compiles information on the reprocessing of flexible and semi-rigid endoscopes from a number of sources into a single volume has made its debut. The standard, titled ANSI/AAMI ST91:2015, Comprehensive guide to flexible and...

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Urine Profiles Provide Clues to How Obesity Causes Disease

April 29, 2015 2:49 pm | by Imperial College London | Comments

Being overweight or obese is associated with higher risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer, but the mechanisms connecting body fat and disease are not well understood. The new study, led by Imperial College London, shows that...

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A Phone with the Ultimate Macro Feature

April 29, 2015 2:44 pm | by The Optical Society | Comments

If you thought scanning one of those strange, square QR codes with your phone was somewhat advanced, hold on to your seat. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have recently developed a device that can turn any...

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Using Human Factors Considerations During Device Design

April 29, 2015 2:40 pm | by AAMI | Comments

When creating medical devices, do manufacturers think enough about the needs of patients and clinical users? If not, what risks does that pose to patients? Presenters at the 2015 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health...

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TB Diagnostic Tool May Also Detect TBI

April 29, 2015 2:38 pm | by Los Alamos National Laboratory | Comments

A new detection approach originally developed for tuberculosis diagnostics is being adapted as a tool for determining traumatic brain injury, one of the challenges facing the medical community as it works to treat military and sports figures...

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Making Robots More Human

April 29, 2015 11:53 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

Most people are naturally adept at reading facial expressions — from smiling and frowning to brow-furrowing and eye-rolling — to tell what others are feeling. Now scientists have developed ultra-sensitive, wearable sensors that can do the same...

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Preventing Preterm Labor and Providing a Safer Labor Process

April 29, 2015 11:48 am | by Florida State University | Comments

Preventing preterm labor with light and inducing labor using a side effect-free drug are two new technologies based on Florida State University research that are heading to the marketplace. FSU College of Medicine Associate Professor James Olcese...

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Video Game Increases Teens’ Knowledge About STIs, Condoms

April 29, 2015 9:57 am | by University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston | Comments

It’s Your Game (IYG)-Tech, an online-based sexual health education course, promotes more positive attitudes about abstinence, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health...

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Single Cells Seen in Unprecedented Detail

April 29, 2015 9:54 am | by Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute | Comments

Researchers have developed a large-scale sequencing technique called Genome and Transcriptome Sequencing (G&T-seq) that reveals, simultaneously, the unique genome sequence of a single cell and the activity of genes within that single cell...

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Revised Guide Focuses on Electrical Safety Standards in Healthcare Facilities

April 29, 2015 9:47 am | by AAMI | Comments

Almost seven years after its last revision, a manual intended for those responsible for electrical safety in healthcare facilities—including healthcare technology management (HTM) and facilities engineering professionals—has been updated...

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Robotic Guidance System Successfully Completes Its 10,000th Procedure

April 29, 2015 9:44 am | by Mazor Robotics | Comments

Mazor Robotics Ltd., a developer of innovative guidance systems and complementary products, announced today that the 10,000th spinal surgery in which Mazor Robotics’ guidance system (Renaissance as well as the earlier Spine Assist) was used has...

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Predicting Response to Antipsychotic Treatment

April 29, 2015 9:39 am | by King's College London | Comments

Researchers from the National institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) and King’s College London have identified stress and inflammation biomarkers which might...

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'Remote Control' for Blood Flow Through the Heart

April 29, 2015 9:35 am | by Mike Williams, Rice University | Comments

The Flowtastic team of Rice senior engineering students created a combined software-hardware interface that works with an Android app to monitor and even control a high-tech pump that resides in the aorta and regulates the flow of blood...

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Weighing and Imaging Molecules One at a Time

April 29, 2015 9:28 am | by California Institute of Technology | Comments

Building on their creation of the first-ever mechanical device that can measure the mass of individual molecules, one at a time, a team of Caltech scientists and their colleagues have created nanodevices that can also reveal their shape...

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World's Largest Open Source Health IT Project Tackles Ebola

April 29, 2015 8:50 am | by Indiana University | Comments

An accurate, up to the minute, accessible medical record system is fundamental to effective treatment and tracking of the Ebola virus. But how to create this type of system in the rudimentary, overwhelmed Ebola care centers of West Africa...

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