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Top 5 Medical Applications for Smart Fabric Technology

February 26, 2015 | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

Smart fabric technology has a great deal to offer patient monitoring. Sensors integrated right into the textile provide the least invasive way to monitor vitals, because you’ll notice it about the same as you would notice any other type...

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Using Blood Samples Instead of Tumor Biopsies for Lung Cancer Patients

February 26, 2015 4:31 pm | by The JAMA Network Journals | News | Comments

A study examined the feasibility of using circulating free DNA (cfDNA) from blood samples of patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer as a surrogate for tumor biopsies to determine tumor-causing epidermal growth factor receptor...

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Infographic: 7 Teen Inventors Who Are Changing the World

February 26, 2015 4:23 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, ECN, @Kcpanetta and Larry Corby, Digital Artist | News | Comments

As we move through Engineers week, we need to take a minute to celebrate kids who are, mostly without the formal training, creating incredible things and making large steps in the medical, consumer, and engineering fields. We've pulled together...

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Using Optical Stimulation to Control Pain

February 26, 2015 10:47 am | by University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

A new study by a University of Texas at Arlington physics team in collaboration with bioengineering and psychology researchers shows for the first time how a small area of the brain can be optically stimulated to control pain. Samarendra Mohanty...

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3D Bioabsorbable Implant Tracks Breast Cancer Tumor Site

February 26, 2015 10:27 am | by Noble Hospital | News | Comments

A Noble Hospital breast surgeon’s work with a new device that improves treatment of breast cancers will be featured later this month at a prestigious international medical conference. Steven Schonholz, MD, FACS, will present a scientific...

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Mapping the Brain of an Extrovert

February 26, 2015 9:39 am | by Brown University | News | Comments

Everyday experience and psychological studies alike tell us that there are two different types of extroverts: The gregarious "people-persons" who find reward in sharing affection and affiliation with others, and the ambitious "go-getters" who...

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Mouthguards Measure Athletes' Head Motion to Predict Injury

February 26, 2015 9:05 am | by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering | News | Comments

A preliminary study conducted by researchers funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) may improve our prediction of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Every year more than 40 million people worldwide...

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Football Helmet Add-ons May Not Reduce Concussion Risk in Athletes

February 26, 2015 8:44 am | by American Academy of Neurology (AAN) | News | Comments

Football helmet add-ons such as outer soft-shell layers, spray treatments, helmet pads and fiber sheets may not significantly help lower the risk of concussions in athletes, according to a study released today that will be presented at...

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Simple Method to Create Complex Emulsions for Sensors and Drug Delivery

February 26, 2015 8:39 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

MIT researchers have devised a new way to make complex liquid mixtures, known as emulsions, that could have many applications in drug delivery, sensing, cleaning up pollutants, and performing chemical reactions. Many drugs, vaccines, cosmetics...

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Focus Growing to Detect Deterioration in Patient Status

February 26, 2015 8:30 am | by Kelly Patrick, Associate Director, Clinical Care Devices, IHS Medical Technology | Blogs | Comments

With increasing focus to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs, the importance of continuously monitoring patients throughout their treatment pathway in the hospital is growing. Continuous monitoring is not only demanded in high-acuity...

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Making It Smaller Isn't so Simple

February 26, 2015 8:30 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Metrigraphics, LLC, American Swiss Products Co., Inc., Hutchinson Technology, Inc. | Articles | Comments

“Smaller” is a word that most medical device designers are hearing more often these days. It keeps in step with a trend that has been happening in this industry for many years. Perhaps getting the biggest initial push from the demand for...

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Driving Toward Better Health…Literally

February 25, 2015 4:11 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | TE Connectivity, Ltd. | Blogs | Comments

Does combining sensors in textiles (i.e., the seats of the car) with the connected car of the future create an ideal environment in which to conduct regularly scheduled heath "check-ups"? What other healthcare applications could be realized? Check out my thoughts.

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Shining New Light on Vascular Diseases in Diabetics

February 25, 2015 3:15 pm | by Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science | News | Comments

Approximately 8 to 12 million people in the United States alone are suffering from peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a common vascular problem that is caused by narrowing of the arteries as a result of plaque buildup. The plaque accumulation...

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Bar-Ilan University Neuroscientists Change the Way We Think

February 25, 2015 3:10 pm | by Bar-Ilan University | News | Comments

Does your mind wander when performing monotonous, repetitive tasks? Of course! But daydreaming involves more than just beating back boredom. In fact, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...

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Using Graphene to Neutralize Cancer

February 25, 2015 2:59 pm | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

University of Manchester scientists have used graphene to target and neutralize cancer stem cells while not harming other cells. This new development opens up the possibility of preventing or treating a broad range of cancers, using non...

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Hospital Execs Have Data Security, But Don’t Know Which Brand

February 25, 2015 2:29 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

Confidentiality and online security are hot topics everywhere, including in hospitals. The 2015 Healthcare Technology Purchasing report from peer60 reported that over 24 percent of hospitals plan to purchase data security technology in...

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