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Big Data Gets Personal: A Twitter Recap

May 1, 2015 | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

Earlier this week, I attended the Medical World Americas event in Houston, TX. While it was more targeted toward healthcare professionals than a typical conference I attend, it certainly had plenty of interesting insights and provided me with ideas that reflect back to implications on the development of medical technology.

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MEDICAL WORLD AMERICAS Attendees Address Biggest Healthcare Challenges

May 1, 2015 3:46 pm | by MEDICAL WORLD AMERICAS | News | Comments

With a roster of 2,319 healthcare professionals, the 2015 MEDICAL WORLD AMERICAS (MWA) Conference and Expo was held at Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center April 27-29, 2015. A diverse group of attendees, ranging from clinicians...

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'Smart Care' Apartment Aims to Improve Health Care for Seniors

May 1, 2015 3:31 pm | by University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

University of Texas at Arlington nursing and engineering researchers will unveil a model "Smart Care" apartment next month that is infused with intelligent care technology designed to reduce risks encountered by older adults and those with...

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'Clicking' Gel May Improve Tissue Engineering

May 1, 2015 11:08 am | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard | News | Comments

If you opt to wear soft contact lenses, chances are you are using hydrogels on a daily basis. Made up of polymer chains that are able to absorb water, hydrogels used in contacts are flexible and allow oxygen to pass through the lenses...

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World's First Natural Birth with Mother Wearing Artificial Pancreas

May 1, 2015 10:58 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

Body artist Catriona Finlayson-Wilkins from Norfolk has type 1 diabetes, but used an artificial pancreas to produce insulin throughout her pregnancy. She gave birth to a boy at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital on Tuesday. She is the first...

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Internet as the New Frontier in Collecting Data on the Mind

May 1, 2015 10:49 am | by Indiana University Bloomington | News | Comments

With Apple's launch of new health tracking tools for the iPhone and medical researchers' forays into Facebook to recruit clinical trial volunteers, Web and mobile apps are increasingly seen as a new source for health data. But psychologists are...

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Interoperability a Key Theme at the HIMSS 2015 Conference

May 1, 2015 10:01 am | by Andrew Rebhan, Analyst for Medical Devices & Healthcare IT, IHS Inc. | Blogs | Comments

It was another busy year at the annual HIMSS conference as attendees packed their way into the exhibit halls and meeting rooms of McCormick Place to see what new developments were underway in the healthcare IT industry. There were plenty...

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A Dissolvable, 5mm Surgical Clip

May 1, 2015 9:49 am | by Kobe University | News | Comments

Kobe University has developed a safe surgical clip that dissolves and be absorbed by the body after a certain period of time. Clinical use of this clip is expected because it can reduce the rate of postoperative complications and minimize...

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Get Serious About Putting Biomedical Research Back on Track

May 1, 2015 9:38 am | by American Society of Clinical Oncology | News | Comments

From 1998 to 2003, Congress showed unprecedented support for advancing medical care when it incrementally doubled the funding level for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Regrettably, stagnant funding in the years that followed has...

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First-of-Its-Kind Blood Test Aids in Early Pregnancy Detection

May 1, 2015 9:34 am | by Abbott | News | Comments

Women account for nearly 60 percent of visits to emergency departments (ED) in the United States. In emergency situations, it is critical for doctors to know the pregnancy status of women who are of childbearing age as soon as possible...

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FDA Approves World's Smallest Spinal Cord Stimulation System

May 1, 2015 9:29 am | by St. Jude Medical | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical Inc, a global medical device company, today announced FDA approval of the company’s Protégé MRI spinal cord stimulation system. In addition to the approval of the new Protégé MRI system, St. Jude Medical has also secured FDA...

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Power Adapters

April 30, 2015 6:22 pm | by Tumbler Technologies + TRUMPower | Tumbler Technologies + TRUMPower | Product Releases | Comments

TRUMPower introduces its new TSM100 series of medical grade power adapters that deliver many hard-to-find dual and triple output voltages. The TSM100 class I units meet 2 MOPP and are furnished with an IEC 320/C14 AC inlet plus optional power switch...

BRAIN Initiative First: Switching Behavior 'On' and 'Off'

April 30, 2015 4:21 pm | by University of North Carolina Health Care | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have perfected a noninvasive “chemogenetic” technique that allows them to switch off a specific behavior in mice – such as voracious...

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Surgical Instrument Allows Surgeons to Obtain Real-Time Biopsies

April 30, 2015 4:08 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

New York College of Health Professions announces a valuable addition to their world class Intellectual Properties portfolio with U.S. Patent #8,996,098 donated by its Chairman under the College's Intellectual Properties policy. This patent...

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5 Health Apps Changing My Opinion of the Apple Watch

April 30, 2015 3:58 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

Admittedly, I was a little pessimistic when I first heard about the Apple Watch - another wearable (albeit, a much more high-tech one) seemed like overkill. But there are some health technology companies starting to change my mind, and that's no easy feat.

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Microminiature LVDS Oscillators

April 30, 2015 3:03 pm | by Saelig Company, Inc. | Saelig Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company Inc. has introduced three new ranges of surface mount micro-miniature LVDS (low voltage differential signaling) oscillators that offer femtosecond integrated phase jitter. The HDK3261 series of oscillators are housed in 3.2 x 2.5 x 1mm surface...

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