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Using Nanotechnology to Engineer ACL Replacements

January 5, 2015 10:58 am | by Northwestern University | Comments

Lindsey Vonn. Derrick Rose. Tom Brady. Mickey Mantle. They have all fallen victim to the dreaded pop of the knee. Connecting the femur to the tibia, the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture is one of the most devastating injuries in sports...

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More Efficient, Sensitive Estrogen Detection

January 5, 2015 10:37 am | by University of Texas at Arlington | Comments

Scientists at the Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Texas at Arlington have collaborated to develop a new method for detecting trace amounts of estrogen in small samples...

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Gift-Wrapped Gas Molecules

January 5, 2015 10:16 am | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | Comments

A group of scientists led by researchers at the Université de Versailles' Institut Lavoisier in France has worked out how to stably gift-wrap a chemical gas known as nitric oxide within metal-organic frameworks. Such an encapsulated chemical may allow...

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Seeking Compatibility in Biomedical Implants

January 5, 2015 10:04 am | by Investigación y Desarrollo | Comments

"The biocompatibility is the ability of a material to be in contact with a living being without adverse effects, therefore represents one of the most important properties in the manufacture of a biomedical implant. Currently the knee and hip implants are...

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Top Five Healthcare Trends of 2014

January 2, 2015 10:31 am | by Kalorama Information | Comments

Kalorama Information has identified its “Top Five Trends in Healthcare in 2014.” The healthcare market research firm publishes 40-50 detailed studies in healthcare markets every year. The firm said several events in 2014 will have business planners...

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Device Market Reaches $361 Billion in 2014

December 23, 2014 10:12 am | by Kalorama Information | Comments

The global market for medical devices was estimated to reach 361 billion dollars by year’s end. While that’s a lot of revenue, the report says it reflects slower growth than many in the industry would have liked to see. With 3% average growth, the healthcare...

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Communication Device Aids the Deaf and Hearing Impared

December 23, 2014 9:39 am | by MotionSavvy | Comments

MotionSavvy, makers of UNI, is announcing that the company has exceeded its crowdfunding campaign goal on Indiegogo. The breakthrough device aiming to change the way Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals communicate with the rest of the world...

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Innovative Design to Slash Keyhole Surgery Injuries

December 22, 2014 10:33 am | by Nottingham Trent University | Comments

Failed clinical insertions for keyhole surgery could be reduced after researchers developed a new needle which self-retracts to avoid potentially fatal injuries. Developed by Nottingham Trent University and Olberon Medical Innovations, an automatic...

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UDI Update from the FDA

December 22, 2014 9:17 am | by FDA | Comments

Having passed the first Unique Device Identification System compliance date of September 24, 2014 (for Class III devices and devices licensed under the Public Health Service Act), the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) would like...

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Amputee Makes History with APL's Modular Prosthetic Limb

December 18, 2014 8:43 pm | by Johns Hopkins University | Comments

A Colorado man made history at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory this summer when he became the first bilateral shoulder-level amputee to wear and simultaneously control two of the Laboratory’s Modular Prosthetic Limbs. Most importantly, Les Baugh, who lost both arms in an electrical accident 40 years ago, was able to operate the system...

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3Q: Hacking Ebola Health Care

December 18, 2014 8:32 pm | by MIT | Comments

Bryan Ranger, a third-year doctoral student in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program, was the student lead for MIT’s participation in the weekend event Stop Ebola Hackathon (Dec. 13-14). The event was sponsored by the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Global Health, MIT Hacking Medicine, and other organizations. It drew more than 100 participants...

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Run Deep: Pulsing Magnetic Fields Focus Nano-Particles to Deep Targets

December 18, 2014 8:08 pm | by University of Maryland | Comments

Recent efforts between the University of Maryland and Bethesda-based Weinberg Medical Physics LLC have led to a new technique to magnetically deliver drug-carrying particles to hard-to-reach targets. The method has the potential to transform the way deep-tissue tumors and other diseases are treated...

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New Technology Advances Eye Tracking as Biomarker for Brain Function and Brain Injury

December 17, 2014 10:39 pm | by NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine | Comments

Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have developed new technology that can assess the location and impact of a brain injury merely by tracking the eye movements of patients as they watch music videos for less than four minutes, according to a study...

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Lens-Free Microscope Can Detect Cancer at the Cellular Level

December 17, 2014 9:58 pm | by UCLA | Comments

UCLA researchers have developed a lens-free microscope that can be used to detect the presence of cancer or other cell-level abnormalities with the same accuracy as larger and more expensive optical microscopes. The invention could lead to less expensive and more portable technology...

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Key Method for Manipulating Cells in Engineered Tissues Developed

December 17, 2014 9:33 pm | by Carnegie Mellon | Comments

Carnegie Mellon University Professor Adam Feinberg and his colleagues have developed a new method to control how cells organize themselves on surfaces, a key process required for building and interfacing muscle tissue with medical devices such as coronary stents...

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