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Mobile System Captures High-Resolution Images Inside the Eye

March 18, 2015 10:23 am | by Mike Williams, Rice University | Comments

A smart and simple method developed at Rice University to image a patient’s eye could help monitor eye health and spot signs of macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, especially in developing nations. The patient-operated, portable...

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A New Test for Children with Concussions

March 18, 2015 10:02 am | by McGill University | Comments

Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, at McGill University and the MUHC, are working to develop a much needed tool for helping diagnose concussions or mild traumatic brain injuries suffered by thousands of...

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Rocket Science May Improve Kidney Dialysis

March 18, 2015 9:51 am | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | Comments

A team of researchers in the United Kingdom has found a way to redesign an artificial connection between an artery and vein, known as an Arterio-Venous Fistulae, which surgeons form in the arms of people with end-stage renal disease so that...

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Green Tea Could Help Improve MRIs

March 18, 2015 9:44 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

Green tea’s popularity has grown quickly in recent years. Its fans can drink it, enjoy its flavor in their ice cream and slather it on their skin with lotions infused with it. Now, the tea could have a new, unexpected role — to improve the image...

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Glucose Sensor Allows Single Point-of-Entry 'Artificial Pancreas'

March 17, 2015 11:18 am | by Oregon State University | Comments

Engineers at Oregon State University have used "additive manufacturing" to create an improved type of glucose sensor for patients with Type 1 diabetes, part of a system that should work better, cost less and be more comfortable for the patient...

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'Smart Bandage' Detects Invisible Wounds

March 17, 2015 11:11 am | by University of California - Berkeley | Comments

Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, are developing a new type of bandage that does far more than stanch the bleeding from a paper cut or scraped knee. Thanks to advances in flexible electronics, the researchers, in collaboration...

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Personal Wi-Fi-Connected Air Quality Monitor

March 17, 2015 11:02 am | by Byron Spice, Carnegie Mellon University | Comments

Speck, a personal air pollution monitor introduced today at the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, will enable people to monitor the level of fine particulate matter suspended in the air inside their homes, helping them assess if...

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Genome-Editing Tool Thwarts Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes

March 17, 2015 10:56 am | by Virginia Tech | Comments

Life science researchers at Virginia Tech have accelerated a game-changing technology that's being used to study one of the planet's most lethal disease-carrying animals. Writing in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...

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New CT Scan Displays Animals' Organ Movements

March 17, 2015 10:48 am | by Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (FVB) | Comments

The Leibniz Institute for Zoo & Wildlife Research (IZW) in Berlin, Germany, today inaugurates the world’s most advanced state-of-the art computer tomograph currently available in veterinary research. The new CT enables fascinating virtual...

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Robot ‘Listening’ to an Unborn Child Wins Photography Award

March 17, 2015 10:37 am | by Aberystwyth University | Comments

An image of a robot ‘listening’ to an unborn child has won the ‘People’ category in this year’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Science Photography Competition. “The Greatest Discovery” was taken by Sandy Spence...

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6 Ways Electrical Engineers Have Changed the Face of Healthcare

March 17, 2015 9:48 am | by New Jersey Institute of Technology | Comments

One of the most prominent industries to benefit from the aid of electric engineering is the field of medicine. With more intelligent innovations regularly being made, doctors and medical professionals are able to work with stronger and more...

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Photos of the Day: How Electrical Engineers Are Impacting Healthcare

March 17, 2015 9:35 am | by New Jersey Institute of Technology | Comments

Electrical engineers are professionals dedicated to developing electrical solutions and equipment. They are responsible for providing a variety of industries with powerful, long-term solutions, designed to help solve many types of problems...

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FDA Approves Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device

March 17, 2015 9:04 am | by Boston Scientific | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the WATCHMAN Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device. The WATCHMAN Device offers a new stroke risk reduction option for high-risk patients with...

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Expect More IVD Acquisitions

March 17, 2015 8:44 am | by Kalorama Information | Comments

In vitro diagnostic (IVD) companies have been very active with acquisitions to boost market share, and Kalorama Information sees that trend continuing. The finding was made in a recent report from the healthcare market research publisher...

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The Wearable Alcohol Biosensor Challenge

March 16, 2015 3:46 pm | by National Institutes of Health | Comments

In the search for a wearable or otherwise discreet device capable of measuring blood alcohol levels in real time, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has issued the Wearable Alcohol Biosensor Challenge. The wearable...

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