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Earthquakes Help Interpret Brain Activity of Premature Babies

May 27, 2015 9:48 am | by University of Helsinki | Comments

Giant strides have been taken in the early care of very premature infants in postnatal intensive care units during the past two decades. Doctors can now support the function of especially the lungs, heart and the circulatory system so as to guarantee...

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Artificial Knees Bound for Developing World

May 27, 2015 9:28 am | by Grand Challenges Canada | Comments

Backed with a blend of private and Government of Canada investments catalyzed by Grand Challenges Canada, a new Toronto-based company will contribute to a better life for amputees in developing countries. With the new funding, LegWorks will...

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Implantable Biosensing Chip for Contactless Monitoring

May 27, 2015 9:19 am | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | Comments

The future of medicine lies in ever greater precision, not only when it comes to diagnosis but also drug dosage. The blood work that medical staff rely on is generally a snapshot indicative of the moment the blood is drawn before it undergoes...

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3D Printed Anatomy Kit for Medical Students

May 27, 2015 9:12 am | by Monash University | Comments

A unique kit containing anatomical body parts produced by 3D printing is now available for medical students to use worldwide. The kit, developed by Monash University scientists, is the first commercially available resource of its kind. The team...

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Turning Traditional Textiles Smart

May 27, 2015 9:04 am | by Investigación y Desarrollo | Comments

Mexican researcher Paulino Vacas Jacques invented a "motherboard" able to turn textiles smart. For example, this technology included in bed sheets can measure the hours slept by a person. The specialist in infrared physics found a way for the...

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Fly-Catching Robot Speeds Disease Research

May 26, 2015 4:12 pm | by Stanford University | Comments

Since the early 20th century, an unheralded star of genetics research has been a small and essentially very annoying creature: the fruit fly. Underlying every significant discovery from fruit fly research – and there have been many, relating to...

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Unique Foam Adjusts Its Fit on the Fly

May 26, 2015 3:13 pm | by Florida State University | Comments

Foam. We wear it. We sit on it. We sleep on it. We even use it to protect ourselves. Whether it’s a football helmet, hospital bed, knee pad or body armor, the foam it contains plays a critical role in making that product both comfortable and safe...

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New Chip for Faster, Easier Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Testing

May 26, 2015 3:06 pm | by University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering | Comments

We live in fear of 'superbugs': infectious bacteria that don't respond to treatment by antibiotics, and can turn a routine hospital stay into a nightmare. A 2015 Health Canada report estimates that superbugs have already cost Canadians $1 billion...

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Interoperability Among Connected Medical Devices Can Transform Healthcare

May 26, 2015 12:45 pm | by Frost & Sullivan | Comments

Connected health infrastructure is emerging as a binding agent for diverse devices and workflows, aiding diagnosis, monitoring and prevention in the healthcare industry. For such an infrastructure to be efficient, stakeholders must first ensure...

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New Technique Speeds NanoMRI Imaging

May 26, 2015 12:21 pm | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | Comments

NanoMRI is a scanning technique that produces nondestructive, high-resolution 3D images of nanoscale objects, and it promises to become a powerful tool for researchers and companies exploring the shape and function of biological materials...

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MRI “Virtual Biopsy” Identifies Brain Tumor Types

May 26, 2015 10:31 am | by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center | Comments

Biomedical researchers at Cedars-Sinai have invented a tiny drug-delivery system that can identify cancer cell types in the brain through “virtual biopsies” and then attack the molecular structure of the disease. If laboratory research...

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'Flocked Swab' Improves Diagnosis, Treatment of Deadly Childhood Diarrheal Diseases

May 26, 2015 10:25 am | by Grand Challenges Canada | Comments

With Canadian government funding, medical scientists have created and demonstrated a new tool that could dramatically lower the tragic annual toll of 760,000 infants and children killed, and millions more stunted, due to severe diarrhea...

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Brain-Computer Interface Helps Children with Cerebral Palsy Communicate

May 26, 2015 9:55 am | by Asociación RUVID | Comments

The Biomechanics Institute of Valencia (IBV) has coordinated the ABC project (Augmented BNCI Communication), a European initiative that has developed a new brain-computer interface system to enhance communication skills of people with cerebral...

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Infographic: 8 Pieces of Medical Technology that Improved Patient Care Outcomes

May 26, 2015 9:47 am | by Modular Devices Inc. | Comments

As part of Heart Disease Awareness Month this past February, we made a list of amazing advancements in medical technology since the 1950's. It's hard to believe the impact these advancements have made and where some of them began, for instance...

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New Urine Test Could Reduce Need for Blood Samples

May 26, 2015 9:41 am | by Clemson University | Comments

If you’ve been to the doctor, you probably know what to do when you’re handed a plastic cup and shown to the bathroom. Most patients hand over the sample and give little thought to what happens when it’s shipped to the lab for analysis...

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