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Your Smartphone Is Already a Tricorder

March 11, 2015 9:54 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

Apple announced several new initiatives on March 9, including HBO Now and a function on the Apple Watch that will tell you when you’ve been sitting down too long watching HBO Now. One of them has already been in use by medical researchers...

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Patients with Pain Relief Implant Can Have Full Body MRI

March 11, 2015 9:49 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Stimwave Technologies Incorporated, a privately-held, commercial stage medical device company, today announced that the first U.S. patients have been successfully implanted with its Wireless Pain Relief technology, the Freedom Stimulator...

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Electronic Clinical Decision Support Tool Standardizes Care for Pneumonia Patients

March 11, 2015 9:38 am | by Intermountain Medical Center | Comments

A new study by Intermountain Medical Center researchers in Salt Lake City found that using advanced clinical decision support tools reduces mortality for the 1.1 million patients in the Unites States who are treated for pneumonia each year...

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Mobile App to Track Breast Cancer Survivors’ Experiences

March 11, 2015 9:29 am | by Reggie Kumar, University of California - Los Angeles | Comments

UCLA cancer research pioneer Dr. Patricia Ganz and collaborators Apple and Sage Bionetworks today announced the launch of Share the Journey: Mind, Body and Wellness after Breast Cancer, a patient-centered mobile app that empowers women...

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New Imaging Technique for Improved Prostate Cancer Detection and Treatment

March 11, 2015 9:22 am | by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering | Comments

A research team including NIBIB-funded scientists has developed an improved MRI technique with the potential to provide more precise and effective treatment for prostate cancer. The imaging technique improves upon standard MRI to obtain clearer...

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Health Data Analytics App Wins HealthSuite Digital Hackathon

March 11, 2015 9:15 am | by Philips | Comments

Royal Philips  today announced the winners of its first-ever HealthSuite Hackathon.  The winning team, 'Team 6 Analytics,' beat out 20 other teams, including a total of 108 participants designing new prototype applications for the Philips...

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Regulating Hip Replacement Devices to Prevent Unnecessary Surgery

March 11, 2015 9:08 am | by University of Warwick | Comments

A new study from the University of Warwick is calling for more UK compulsory regulation of devices used in hip replacements to reduce the need for further traumatic and expensive surgery. In a paper published today in the British Medical...

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PET/MR Can Effectively Diagnose Cause of Unclear Foot Pain

March 11, 2015 9:03 am | by Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging | Comments

A single scan could diagnose the cause of foot pain better and with less radiation exposure to the patient than other methods, according to a study in the March 2015 issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Imaging with 18F-fluoride positron...

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‘Silver Bullet’ Implantable Device Prevents Infection

March 10, 2015 3:53 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

It costs more than $1.6 billion annually to treat post-surgical infections in patients who have undergone joint replacement surgery, but a researcher from North Carolina State University is working on a device that could reduce this number...

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Determining the Best Materials for Tooth Fillings

March 10, 2015 11:18 am | by University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute | Comments

Tooth decay is a serious health problem and it is often necessary to repair cavities. Today they often use a composite filling material made of acrylate compounds, as it resembles the color of the teeth and is reasonably strong so it can handle...

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Blood Test May Identify Autism in Young Boys

March 10, 2015 11:10 am | by University of California - San Diego | Comments

In a study published in the current online issue of JAMA Psychiatry, an international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, report finding a highly accurate blood-based measure...

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Asthma Health Mobile App Using ResearchKit

March 10, 2015 11:05 am | by Mount Sinai Medical Center | Comments

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and LifeMap Solutions, a subsidiary of BioTime (BTX), today announced the launch of a large-scale medical research study that uses the new ResearchKit framework developed by Apple to make it easy...

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Novel Non-Invasive Method Captures Total Body SIV Replication

March 10, 2015 11:00 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

A collaborative effort between investigators at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University School of Medicine and Georgia Institute of Technology has led to the development of a non-invasive method to image simian immunodeficiency...

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Finger-Mounted Reading Device for the Blind

March 10, 2015 10:54 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | Comments

Researchers at the MIT Media Laboratory have built a prototype of a finger-mounted device with a built-in camera that converts written text into audio for visually impaired users. The device provides feedback — either tactile or audible...

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Manipulating Light for Diagnosis and Treatment of Disease

March 10, 2015 10:32 am | by National Science Foundation | Comments

Imagine having the ability to manipulate light waves in order to see through a skull right into the brain, or being able to use lasers to diagnose a bacterial infection in a matter of minutes. At the Center for Biophotonic Sensors and Systems...

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