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Nanostructures Under Stress Make Teeth Crack Resistant

June 10, 2015 12:57 pm | by Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie | News | Comments

Human teeth have to serve for a lifetime, despite being subjected to huge forces. But the high failure resistance of dentin in teeth is not fully understood. An interdisciplinary team led by scientists of Charite Universitaetsmedizin Berlin has now...

Detecting Blood Clots with Portable Device

June 10, 2015 11:48 am | by University of Sydney | News | Comments

Blockages in lung arteries could be diagnosed safely in real-time helping as many as 20,000 respiratory patients in Australia each year with emerging technology being developed by electrical engineering researchers at the University of Sydney...

Apple's Going to Start Coaching Sexual Activity

June 10, 2015 11:03 am | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | News | Comments

Apple launched HealthKit last year, and came under immense criticism because it was lacking in tools for women’s health, specifically in tracking their menstrual cycles. This is finally about to change with the release of iOS 9, to be launched...

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Headset Reduces Jet Lag Symptoms

June 10, 2015 9:44 am | by Valkee | News | Comments

The Finnish light therapy headset maker Valkee today reports the publication of a clinical field study on reducing jet lag symptoms after long haul flights with HumanCharger, the CE-marked medical device for reducing jet lag symptoms. The study...

Ultrasensitive Nanomechanical Biosensor Developed

June 10, 2015 9:30 am | by Moscow Institute of Physics & Technology | News | Comments

Two young researchers working at the MIPT Laboratory of Nanooptics and Plasmonics, Dmitry Fedyanin and Yury Stebunov, have developed an ultracompact highly sensitive nanomechanical sensor for analyzing the chemical composition of substances...

Computer Game Reduces Issues Associated with AD/HD in Children

June 10, 2015 9:22 am | by Sage Publications | News | Comments

Children diagnosed with AD/HD can improve their behavior and social interactions in the classroom by playing a computer game that exercises their concentration, finds new research out today. The study marks the 1000th article published inSAGE Open...

First Glimpse of New Concepts Developing in the Brain

June 10, 2015 9:14 am | by Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

Thanks to Carnegie Mellon University advances in brain imaging technology, we now know how specific concrete objects are coded in the brain, to the point where we can identify which object, such as a house or a banana, someone is thinking about...

Molescope Monitors Skin for Signs of Cancer

June 10, 2015 9:06 am | by Simon Fraser University | News | Comments

Simon Fraser University PhD graduate Maryam Sadeghi will unveil MoleScope, an innovative hand-held tool that uses a smartphone to monitor skin for signs of cancer, at the World Congress of Dermatology conference in Vancouver June 9-13...

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New 3D Printers, MedTech in Space & VR Colonoscopies in NYC Today

June 9, 2015 2:54 pm | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, @djamesmanny | News | Comments

MDT Editor-in-Chief Sean Fenske (@SeanFenske) and Associate Editor Sam Brusco (@SamISureAm) are reporting from the medical design and manufacturing tradeshow in New York City this week. If you’re unable to head to...

Nasal Filter More Than Halves Hay Fever Symptoms

June 9, 2015 2:05 pm | by Aarhus University | News | Comments

Getting through the pollen season can now become easier for some of the approximately 500 million people worldwide who suffer from sneezing and a runny nose, watery eyes and...

Photo of the Day: Hot Cells for Fighting Cancer

June 9, 2015 1:10 pm | by Los Alamos National Laboratory | News | Comments

The highly radioactive materials used to produce these critical isotopes can only be handled remotely inside hot cells, which are heavily shielded concrete containments with leaded glass windows to...

First Non-Invasive Thought-Controlled Leg Takes Bionic Leap Forward

June 9, 2015 12:54 pm | by MDT Staff | News | Comments

When sculptor Terry Karpowicz was 27 years old, he lost his right leg to a motorcycle accident. Since then, he has navigated life with a series of...

Medical Device Excise Tax: Patient Care, Local Economies at Stake

June 9, 2015 9:45 am | by MedTech Association | Blogs | Comments

There are many statistics and figures that get cited on both sides of the debate on repealing the medical device tax, but there is one number that cannot be contested: 1,000. That is the approximate number of patient groups, innovators...

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Molecular MRI Aims at Component of Multiple Cancers

June 9, 2015 9:30 am | by Society of Nuclear Medicine | News | Comments

A relatively new biomarker called prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is the bullseye for three new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) agents that bind to the protein in not only prostate cancer, but a range of tumor types, according to research...

Medtronic Accelerates Path to Artificial Pancreas

June 9, 2015 9:00 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic announced results from the European User Evaluation of the MiniMed 640G system, which demonstrated that the pump’s exclusive technology can reduce...

Long-Term Post-Stroke Pain Relief with Weekly Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation

June 9, 2015 8:50 am | by International Neuromodulation Society | News | Comments

Weekly sessions of non-invasive repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation provided sufficient long-term pain relief in 61 percent of patients with central post-stroke pain, and delivered long-term relief for patients who continued for one year...

Microscope Technique Could Speed Identification of Deadly Bacteria

June 9, 2015 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A new way of rapidly identifying bacteria, which requires a slight modification to a simple microscope, may change the way doctors approach treatment for patients who develop potentially deadly infections and may also help the food industry...

Ultrasound and Algorithms to Diagnose Bacterial Meningitis in Babies

June 9, 2015 8:30 am | by Plataforma SINC | News | Comments

Currently the only test to diagnose bacterial meningitis in babies is through a lumbar puncture, a painful and difficult procedure to perform. For this reason, a group of biomedical engineers decided to search for an alternative and developed...

Sing Your Way into Better Health

June 8, 2015 3:19 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

This past Sunday, I had the extreme privilege to sing at Carnegie Hall. But I’m not writing this merely to sing my own praises. It turns out that singing in a choir can vastly improve the lives of Alzheimer’s patients. Although memories may...

Medical Electronics that ‘Melt’ Away Inside the Body

June 8, 2015 2:37 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

The ability to have electronic components "melt" away just as bioresorbable technologies have done so in the past is quite exciting and could be used in an array of medical applications. Following a complicated procedure, a dissolvable...

Injectable Electronics to Monitor Brain Activity

June 8, 2015 12:39 pm | by Harvard University | News | Comments

It's a notion that might be pulled from the pages of science-fiction novel - electronic devices that can be injected directly into the brain, or other body parts, and treat everything from neurodegenerative disorders to paralysis. It sounds unlikely...

A Toolbox for Customized Vascularized Bone Implants

June 8, 2015 11:30 am | by Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB | News | Comments

The EU project VascuBone was coordinated by the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB and has reached the end of a 5-year funding period. In March 2015, the partners of this international research consortium met...

Recovery of Sensory Function by Stem Cell Transplants

June 8, 2015 11:06 am | by Uppsala University | News | Comments

New research from Uppsala University shows promising progress in the use of stem cells for treatment of spinal cord injury. The results, which are published in the scientific journal Scientific Reports, show that human stem cells that are transplanted...

Revolutionary New Tool Can Rewrite DNA

June 8, 2015 9:32 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

At the most fundamental level, we are all code. The typical human body is an assembly of some 37 trillion cells, and each holds all the information needed to make a complete human being. Our DNA, the double-stranded helix responsible for...

Plasma Makes Wounds Heal Quicker

June 8, 2015 9:14 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Many people suffer from skin disorders. Open wounds are a particularly acute problem, especially among the elderly. PlasmaDerm, a new medical technology solution, uses plasma to facilitate faster healing of wounds. Skin disorders are a common problem...

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