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Device Control at Your Fingertips

April 20, 2015 | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

There’s an interesting underlying paradox in device development – the more functions a gadget is able to perform, the more simplistic its interface must become. After all, what use is a tricorder going to be if it isn’t user friendly? It would...

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Blue Man Group Lends a Hand to MedTech Design

April 21, 2015 11:10 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

Not long ago, Robert Downey Jr. (or Tony Stark…or Ironman) helped deliver a bionic arm to a young boy, Alex Pring. It was a great “feel-good” story and the boy seemed pretty pleased with his new prosthetic. Then, earlier this month, Blue Man Group...

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Hospital Overcrowding to Spur New Opportunities for Chinese MedTech Market

April 21, 2015 10:53 am | by Benjamin Niu, Analyst for Medical Technology, IHS Inc. | Blogs | Comments

The rapid expansion of healthcare spending in China has led to improved healthcare facilities and increased patient access. As a result, pressure on large metropolitan hospitals has intensified. Overcrowding is now increasingly common in large...

'Reminiscence Therapy' App for Dementia Patients

April 21, 2015 10:38 am | by Bangor University | News | Comments

Bangor University is providing expertise to support the development and effectiveness of ‘Book of You’, an ‘app’ being welcomed as having the potential to revolutionize reminiscence therapy for people with dementia. Reminiscence is widely used...

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World's First Smartphone Breathalyzer for Smokers

April 21, 2015 10:33 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

IntelliQuit, the world's first smartphone breathalyzer for smokers, was selected to present as a finalist at the American Heart Association's Health Sciences Innovation - Investment Forum in New York City on Wednesday April 22. Thirty percent...

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Detecting Low Quality Antimalarial Drugs with a Lab-on-Paper

April 21, 2015 10:12 am | by University of Notre Dame | News | Comments

Access to high-quality medicine is a basic human right, but over four billion people live in countries where many medications are substandard or fake. Marya Lieberman of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Notre...

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Imaging System Could Let Women Skip Annual Mammograms

April 21, 2015 10:07 am | by University of Texas at El Paso | News | Comments

Technology developing at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is on track to predict if and when breast cancer will appear. “We’re creating a breast cancer risk analysis system,” said electrical engineer Wei Qian, Ph.D., who runs...

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Imaging Immunity

April 21, 2015 10:00 am | by Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research | News | Comments

A novel approach that allows real-time imaging of the immune system's response to the presence of tumors--without the need for blood draws or invasive biopsies--offers a potential breakthrough both in diagnostics and in the ability to monitor...

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Non-Invasive OCT May Improve Management of Leading Causes of Blindness

April 21, 2015 9:44 am | by Oregon Health & Science University | News | Comments

Research published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) demonstrates that technology invented by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University's Casey Eye Institute can improve the clinical management of the...

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FDA Approves First-of-Its-Kind Corneal Implant

April 21, 2015 9:22 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the KAMRA inlay, a device implanted in the cornea of one eye (the clear, front surface) to improve near vision in certain patients with presbyopia. It is the first implantable device for...

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Organoid Prostate Models Help Improve Cancer Treatments

April 21, 2015 9:18 am | by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey | News | Comments

What if a prostate cancer patient could learn which anti-cancer treatments would work best for him without having to swallow a single pill or endure a single intravenous line or injection? Research from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey...

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Whole Slide Imaging for Pediatric Specimens

April 21, 2015 9:13 am | by Pediatric and Developmental Pathology | News | Comments

Whole slide imaging is an emerging technology that is poised to impact the practice of medicine by extending the virtual reach of pathologists. Classified as a medical device by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, whole slide imaging must...

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Osiris BioMed 3D Wins NYC Inside 3D Printing Expo Startup Competition

April 21, 2015 9:01 am | by Osiris BioMed | News | Comments

Osiris Biomed 3D won MecklerMedia’s New York Inside 3D Printing Expo’s Startup Competition held April 16-17 at the Javits Center. The Startup Competition at Inside 3D Printing is the hottest pitch event in the industry, with participants...

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Detecting Lung Cancer at an Early Stage

April 21, 2015 8:55 am | by Ruhr-Universität Bochum | News | Comments

A new diagnostic method, namely spectral histopathology, facilitates marker-free detection of individual subtypes of lung cancers. It was developed by researchers at the PURE consortium at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB). They have successfully...

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Do Video Games in Care Homes Connect Patients or Expose Vulnerability?

April 20, 2015 3:47 pm | by University of Lincoln | News | Comments

Introducing video games as a means of bringing older adults in long-term care together may not always be an easy task, according to new research. Previous studies have shown the positive effects of motion-based video games, such as those available...

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One Test for All Infections

April 20, 2015 3:37 pm | by University of Toronto | News | Comments

If you're returning from abroad with a fever, your doctor will likely test you for malaria. You'll give multiple blood samples at the lab, and if the results are inconclusive, you'll face yet another round of tests. Researchers from the University...

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