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3D-Printed Hip Puts Teenager Back on Her Feet

February 10, 2014 1:31 pm | by Reuters | Comments

A customized 3D-printed hip implant is expected to save a Swedish teenage girl from life in a wheelchair. The implant has been designed around a technology that ...              

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Mayo Clinic Holds High Hopes for Space-Grown Stem Cells

February 10, 2014 10:25 am | by Reuters | Comments

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic are preparing to test their theory that stem cells grow faster in microgravity. With a grant from an organization that promotes research aboard the International Space Station, Dr. Abba Zubair will send a batch of cells into space where ...

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The Pulse: Powering Implants with the Heart & Playing Stroke Hero

February 6, 2014 11:22 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on The Pulse, we are powering implants with the heart, vacuuming out blood clots, controlling the TV remote with a wink, and playing stroke education video games. This episode features...        

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Bionic Hand Gives Amputees A New Sense Of Touch

February 6, 2014 9:50 am | by NTDTV | Comments

A prototype prosthetic hand containing sensors, wired to nerves in amputee Dennis Aabo Sørensen's arm, has given him the ability to feel objects for the first time in nine years. Now its creators plan to miniaturise the electronics required...

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Crash-Testing Concussion Sensors

January 30, 2014 12:23 pm | by Michigan Engineering | Comments

How head-impact sensors might one day help athletes, coaches and doctors identify more dangerous hits that could lead to concussions. Michigan Engineering researchers are helping to test a new high-profile device. In an effort to improve...

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The Future of Healthcare: QuantuMDx's Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign

January 27, 2014 11:26 am | by QuantuMDx | Comments

On February 12th, QuantuMDx will launch an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to support the humanitarian health challenge to eradicate malaria by further developing and trialing their 15-minute malaria/drug resistance test using their handheld...

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Introducing the ChestMaster

January 24, 2014 3:23 pm | by ChestMaster | Comments

Medical device startup, ChestMaster, has developed a next-generation, high-frequency chest oscillation device that can be used in the treatment of cystic fibrosis ...               

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A Safer & Cheaper Needle-Free Vaccine Patch

January 15, 2014 12:29 pm | by TED | Comments

One hundred sixty years after the invention of the needle and syringe, we’re still using them to deliver vaccines; it’s time to evolve. Biomedical engineer Mark Kendall demos the Nanopatch, a one-centimeter-by-one-centimeter square vaccine...

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Kickstarter of the Week: How to Undermine Intellectual Property

January 14, 2014 12:58 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

The team at OpenBCI (open source brain-computer interface) is trying to undermine the “ivory tower of intellectual property” and prove another way to do business. The company has developed a low-cost, programmable, open-source platform that...

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Detecting Alzheimer's at Home

January 13, 2014 10:48 am | by Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center | Comments

Researchers have developed an at-home test that can help doctors spot early symptoms of cognitive issues in their patients, like Alzheimer's disease. Best of all, the test is cheap, self-administered, and a new study shows, can be just as...

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The $80 Prosthetic Knee That's Changing Lives

December 20, 2013 11:26 am | by TED | Comments

We've made incredible advances in technology in recent years, but too often it seems only certain fortunate people can benefit. Engineer Krista Donaldson introduces the ReMotion knee, a prosthetic device for above-knee amputees, many of...

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The Pulse: Prosthetics with Feeling & One Hour AIDS Detection

December 19, 2013 4:05 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

This week on The Pulse, we are giving feeling to prosthetics, detecting AIDS in an hour, improving inhaler technology, and stopping hemorrhaging in trauma patients. This episode features…          

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RapidFIRE: Squishy Skulls for Simulating Brain Surgery

December 18, 2013 10:32 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Comments

Researchers at the University of Malaya, in Malaysia, have developed a unique, multi-material model to help train and better the practice of novice neurosurgeons. With two components, the 3D-printed skull gives trainees...    

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Technology Bestows the Power of Speech

December 13, 2013 10:55 am | by University of Sheffield | Comments

The voice input communication aid (VIVOCA) is being showcased to the public as part of the launch of the University’s new Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH). Jon Toogood is one of the first five patients across...

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RapidFIRE: Researchers Develop an On-the-Fly 3D Bio Printer

December 11, 2013 10:20 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Researchers at UOW in Australia have developed a "bio pen" that could allow surgeons to repair damaged bone tissue with customized implants during surgery. The BioPen delivers live cells and growth factors, which accelerate the regeneration...

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