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The Pulse: Terrifying Injection Robot and a High-Tech Diet Pill

April 29, 2015 10:19 am | by Jon Dipierro, Sean Fenske, and Sam Brusco | Videos | Comments

On this episode of the Pulse, we're feeling pretty uneasy as a robot injects us, using silk to grow human tissue, 3D printing miniature organs, and taking a high-tech diet pill.

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Video Game Increases Teens’ Knowledge About STIs, Condoms

April 29, 2015 9:57 am | by University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston | News | Comments

It’s Your Game (IYG)-Tech, an online-based sexual health education course, promotes more positive attitudes about abstinence, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health...

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Single Cells Seen in Unprecedented Detail

April 29, 2015 9:54 am | by Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a large-scale sequencing technique called Genome and Transcriptome Sequencing (G&T-seq) that reveals, simultaneously, the unique genome sequence of a single cell and the activity of genes within that single cell...

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Revised Guide Focuses on Electrical Safety Standards in Healthcare Facilities

April 29, 2015 9:47 am | by AAMI | News | Comments

Almost seven years after its last revision, a manual intended for those responsible for electrical safety in healthcare facilities—including healthcare technology management (HTM) and facilities engineering professionals—has been updated...

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Robotic Guidance System Successfully Completes Its 10,000th Procedure

April 29, 2015 9:44 am | by Mazor Robotics | News | Comments

Mazor Robotics Ltd., a developer of innovative guidance systems and complementary products, announced today that the 10,000th spinal surgery in which Mazor Robotics’ guidance system (Renaissance as well as the earlier Spine Assist) was used has...

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Predicting Response to Antipsychotic Treatment

April 29, 2015 9:39 am | by King's College London | News | Comments

Researchers from the National institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centre at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) and King’s College London have identified stress and inflammation biomarkers which might...

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'Remote Control' for Blood Flow Through the Heart

April 29, 2015 9:35 am | by Mike Williams, Rice University | News | Comments

The Flowtastic team of Rice senior engineering students created a combined software-hardware interface that works with an Android app to monitor and even control a high-tech pump that resides in the aorta and regulates the flow of blood...

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Weighing and Imaging Molecules One at a Time

April 29, 2015 9:28 am | by California Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Building on their creation of the first-ever mechanical device that can measure the mass of individual molecules, one at a time, a team of Caltech scientists and their colleagues have created nanodevices that can also reveal their shape...

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How to Control Someone Else's Arm with Your Brain

April 29, 2015 8:54 am | by TEDMED | Videos | Comments

Greg Gage is on a mission to make brain science accessible to all. In this fun, kind of creepy demo, the neuroscientist and TED Senior Fellow uses a simple, inexpensive DIY kit to take away the free will of an audience member. It's not...

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World's Largest Open Source Health IT Project Tackles Ebola

April 29, 2015 8:50 am | by Indiana University | News | Comments

An accurate, up to the minute, accessible medical record system is fundamental to effective treatment and tracking of the Ebola virus. But how to create this type of system in the rudimentary, overwhelmed Ebola care centers of West Africa...

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Opening the Way to Living Implants

April 29, 2015 8:46 am | by University of Twente | News | Comments

Supramolecular chemistry is the science that is concerned with molecular self-assembly: chemical building blocks which, when you combine them, naturally form larger ordered structures. In this case they are held together by so-called non-covalent...

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New IVF Device May Improve Fertility Treatment

April 28, 2015 3:53 pm | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | News | Comments

For couples struggling to conceive the old-fashioned way, in vitro fertilization (IVF) provides an alternate route to starting a family. When eggs are mixed with sperm in test tubes, the fertilized eggs to grow into embryos that can be implanted...

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The Consequences of Genomic Sequencing

April 28, 2015 3:48 pm | by TEDMED | Videos | Comments

Amy McGuire, Leon Jaworski Professor of Biomedical Ethics and Director of the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Baylor College of Medicine, provides a cautionary framework for genomic sequencing that takes into account its...

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Measuring Drivers' Marijuana Levels, and Tactile Sensors for Prosthetics

April 28, 2015 3:46 pm | by University of Akron | News | Comments

While states have set legal limits in drivers for levels of THC (< 5 nanograms), which is the active chemical in marijuana, the technology to accurately measure levels of the chemical roadside does not exist. "Today if a driver is suspected...

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MedTech Memoirs: Anesthesia

April 28, 2015 3:18 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

The concept of anesthesia has been around as long as people have been performing surgery. The first known instances of anesthetics were soporifics (sleep-inducing substances) or narcotics. The ancient Sumerians were believed to have cultivated...

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