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4 Awesome Technologies Featured at WIRED Health 2015

April 24, 2015 | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

Back in December 2014, Intel announced that it was working with Stephen Hawking to create a new system for him to communicate and interact. The company also mentioned that they would make the platform available to the research community...

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Human Factors for Medical Devices Course

April 27, 2015 1:47 pm | Events

Pure Insight is delighted to offer companies developing medical equipment a unique opportunity to take part in a course which will assist them to gain access to the market in the USA. The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), Human...

Smartphone App Detects Sleep Apnea Events

April 27, 2015 1:41 pm | by University of Washington | News | Comments

Determining whether your snoring is merely annoying, or crosses the threshold into a life-threatening problem, isn’t convenient or cheap. The gold standard for diagnosing sleep apnea — a disease which affects roughly 1 in 13 Americans...

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Self-Assembling Biomaterial for Human Tissue Formation

April 27, 2015 12:50 pm | by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., Publishers | News | Comments

Unlike scaffold-based methods to engineer human tissues for regenerative medicine applications, an innovative synthetic material with the ability to self-assemble into nanostructures to support tissue growth and ultimately degrade offers a promising...

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Gene Editing Technology Corrects Cystic Fibrosis Mutation

April 27, 2015 11:09 am | by Yale University | News | Comments

Yale researchers successfully corrected the most common mutation in the gene that causes cystic fibrosis, a lethal genetic disorder. The study was published April 27 in Nature Communications. Cystic fibrosis is an inherited, life-threatening...

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Developing Effective Tests for 'Chemo Brain'

April 27, 2015 11:05 am | by University of British Columbia | News | Comments

UBC research shows that chemotherapy can lead to excessive mind wandering and an inability to concentrate. Dubbed ‘chemo-brain,’ the negative cognitive effects of the cancer treatment have long been suspected, but the UBC study is the first...

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Neurostimulator Granted European Approval for Full Body MRI Scans

April 27, 2015 11:02 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic plc announced that systems within its Activa portfolio of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Therapy neurostimulators have received European regulatory approval for MR Conditional full-body Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The expanded...

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Graphene Brings 3D Holograms Clearer and Closer

April 27, 2015 10:47 am | by Griffith University | News | Comments

From mobile phones and computers to television, cinema and wearable devices, the display of full color, wide-angle, 3D holographic images is moving ever closer to fruition, thanks to international research featuring Griffith University...

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3D Method Improves the Study of Proteins

April 27, 2015 10:26 am | by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona | News | Comments

Current knowledge of the molecular bases of protein aggregation, the cause of several pathologies, has produced a series of algorithms to identify the regions of the proteins with a tendency to aggregate. Among them was AGGRESCAN, developed...

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Voltage Controlled Oscillator

April 27, 2015 10:24 am | by Crystek Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCO55CCQ-3500-3500 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates at 3500 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.3 V~4.9 V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -115 dBc/Hz @ 10 KHz offset and has excellent linearity. Output power is typically +6 dBm...

EMR Market Expected To Grow Beyond Incentives

April 27, 2015 10:02 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

Kalorama Information expects the nearly 25 billion-dollar market for electronic medical records (EMR) to grow well past the period where there are incentives for US healthcare providers, according to a recent report. The healthcare market...

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Motion-Tracking MRI Assesses A-Fib Patients' Stroke Risk

April 27, 2015 9:58 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Stroke is a frequent and dreaded complication of atrial fibrillation. But predicting which of the estimated six million Americans with a-fib are at highest risk has long challenged physicians weighing stroke risk against the serious side effects...

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Electric Encoder

April 27, 2015 9:45 am | by Servo2Go.Com Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

Netzer's world-wide patented, rugged high performance Electric Encoder technology, suits a wide variety of applications ranging from space and avionics, through military and defense, to instrumentation and automotive. Netzer Rotary Encoders feature absolute or incremental...

First Liquid Nanolaser Could Lead to New "Lab-on-a-Chip" Design

April 27, 2015 9:38 am | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

Northwestern University scientists have developed the first liquid nanoscale laser. And it's tunable in real time, meaning you can quickly and simply produce different colors, a unique and useful feature. The laser technology could lead to...

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Permanent Radiotherapy Implants Reduce Recurrent Prostate Cancer Risk

April 27, 2015 9:32 am | by European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology | News | Comments

Results from a randomized controlled trial to compare the use of permanent radioactive implants (brachytherapy) with dose-escalated external beam radiotherapy in patients with prostate cancer show that the men who received brachytherapy...

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Pocket-Sized Ultrasound Devices Reduce Need for Further Testing

April 27, 2015 9:26 am | by European Association for the Study of the Liver | News | Comments

Results from a study presented today at The International Liver Congress 2015 demonstrate that the use of a pocket-sized ultrasound device (PUD) helps to reduce the need for further testing in both the inpatient and outpatient setting...

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