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Photos of the Day: Saving Face

December 5, 2013 10:44 am | by Paul Beaty, AP | News | Comments

Medical imaging shows new blood vessel networks have formed, connecting transplanted skin with the patients' facial tissue, a finding that may help improve future face transplant surgeries, doctors announced Wednesday...     

The Pulse: Medical 'Ro-Butt' & Reinventing Healthcare

December 5, 2013 9:07 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on The Pulse, we are giving virtual prostate exams, teaching kids with autism, launching a new style of mobility device, and reinventing healthcare with L.A. billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong. This episode features:   

Photos of the Day: Contrast-Free Portable X-Rays

December 4, 2013 10:35 am | by MIT News Office | News | Comments

A test device built at MIT as a proof-of-principle for the new, higher-resolution X-ray system, using a vacuum chamber that measures eight inches across. The team expects that eventual production models would be substantially smaller...  

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Photo of the Day: Printing the Human Body

December 3, 2013 11:00 am | by PrinterInks | News | Comments

Using modified printer cartridges and extracted cells as the basis, scientists have a discovered a way in which to print human tissue. While this amazing concept is still at an early stage, the future of bioprinting (as it’s commonly known) will...

Definiens Releases 2013 Survey Results: Top 4 Adoption Drivers for Image Analysis in Digital Pathology

December 3, 2013 9:30 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Definiens, a healthcare company that advances personalized medicine through image analysis and digital pathology solutions, today released results from an industry survey on the drivers of automated image analysis adoption and predictions...

Photos of the Day: Tongue-Driven Wheelchair

December 2, 2013 10:41 am | by Georgia Tech | News | Comments

Jason DiSanto navigates an obstacle course in an electric-powered wheelchair by issuing commands with a magnetic tongue piercing. The 50-meter-long course, at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Ga., included 13 turns and 24 obstacles, requiring...

Photo of the Day: Microchip Device Warps Cells to Spot Cancer

November 22, 2013 10:19 am | News | Comments

A schematic of normal and invasive cancer cells is shown. A more flexible cellular architecture may allow malignant cells to invade fluid-containing lung tissue. The authors measure this deformable state with the Deformability Cytometry technique...

Photos of the Day: Diagnostic Diapers

November 21, 2013 10:48 am | by Grand Challenges Canada | News | Comments

Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe diarrhea that annually kills 500,000 children under age five and hospitalizes millions more. India’s Achira Labs is creating a fabric-based chip that, when integrated into disposable diapers, will help...

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Photos of the Day: Blood Iron Detection with Smartphone

November 20, 2013 10:26 am | by Plataforma SINC | News | Comments

Soon, it could be possible to find out whether a person has a blood iron deficiency or overload with a mere pinch of the finger and a mobile phone. All that is needed is a device that can separate blood serum and the film of material that chemists...

Photo of the Day: Diabetes Breathalyzer

November 19, 2013 10:43 am | by American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists | News | Comments

A novel hand-held, noninvasive monitoring device that uses multilayer nanotechnology to detect acetone has been shown to correlate with blood-glucose levels in the breath of diabetics. Ronny Priefer, Ph.D., of Western New England University...

ECRI Institute: Top 10 Health Technology Hazards Report for 2014

November 18, 2013 10:41 am | by ECRI Institute | News | Comments

Each year, ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, offers an invaluable patient safety service to the healthcare community. The 2014 Top 10 Health Technology Hazards list raises...

Photos of the Day: Robot Docs

November 18, 2013 9:48 am | by Rich Pedroncelli, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dr. Alan Shatzel, medical director of the Mercy Telehealth Network, is displayed on the monitor RP-VITA robot as it moves through Mercy San Juan Hospital in Carmichael, Calif. The robots enable physicians to have a different bedside presence as...

Photos of the Day: Restoring Sight

November 15, 2013 9:37 am | by Florida International University | News | Comments

A tiny video camera mounted on special glasses captures the scene in the patient’s environment, and a pocket controller relays the captured video signal to the implant. Inspired by cochlear implants that can restore hearing to some deaf people...

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Photos of the Day: Mind-Reading Robots

November 14, 2013 2:19 pm | by University of Cincinnati | News | Comments

Professor Ralescu of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computing Systems will discuss her team's research aims and current progress on brain-computer interface at the International Human-Centered Robotics Symposium. The University...

The Pulse: Connecting Your Nervous System to Robotic Legs

November 14, 2013 10:35 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on The Pulse, we are designing prosthetics for charity, measuring helmet impacts with foam, delivering drugs on demand, and linking robotic legs to your nervous system. This episode features ...        

Photos of the Day: Weight Loss Device Without Surgery

November 13, 2013 12:02 pm | by ReShape Medical | News | Comments

ReShape Medical, Inc. is the first medical device company to successfully meet its primary efficacy endpoints in a U.S., randomized, sham-controlled pivotal trial for weight loss. Study endpoints assessed weight loss and responder rates... 

Photos of the Day: Printing Knees and Neurons

November 12, 2013 12:42 pm | by Yale | News | Comments

The Yale Center for Engineering Innovation and Design has produced a model of a lone neuron (pictured) using its 3D printers. “We see a future in which 3D models of nerve cells will be an integral part of doing research and of teaching...  

Photos of the Day: Serving Boston's Amputees

November 11, 2013 2:07 pm | by Charles Krupa, Associated Press | News | Comments

Since the April 15 Boston Marathon attack, eight people who lost one or both legs have come to United Prosthetics, a company that Martino's Italian immigrant grandfather, originally a shoemaker, started in Boston in 1914. Inside the company's...

Photos of the Day: Emulating Healthy Limbs

November 8, 2013 10:13 am | by Vanderbilt University | News | Comments

Unlike passive artificial legs, robotic legs have the capability of moving independently and out of sync with its users movements. So the development of a system that integrates the movement of the prosthesis with the movement of the user is ...

Photos of the Day: This Patch Regrows Bone & Camera Detects Tumors

November 7, 2013 1:17 pm | by MDT Staff | News | Comments

Scientists at the University of Iowa have created an implantable bio patch that regrows bone in a living body, using existing cells, and a new camera displays colored structures by means of ...         

Photos of the Day: Venezuela's Crippled Healthcare

November 6, 2013 12:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Venezuela's 1999 constitution guarantees free universal health care to Venezuelans, who sit on the world's largest proven oil reserves. President Nicolas Maduro's government insists it's complying. Yet of the country's 100 fully functioning public hospitals ...

Photos of the Day: Space Robots Diagnose Cancer

November 4, 2013 2:43 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

The goal for a team of collaborative researchers with the Centre for Surgical Invention and Innovation (CSii) in Canada is to help speed the diagnosis of breast cancer. They are scheduled to enter an advanced platform into ...    

Photos of the Day: Docs & Vets Team Up for Medical Research

November 4, 2013 11:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Scientists from medical hubs including the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, the National Institutes of Health and The Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo will compare animal and human cases to better their understanding of medical conditions.

Photos of the Day: Programmable Nanomaterial for Biosensing

November 1, 2013 11:25 am | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

Antibody-inspired “molecular Velcro” designed at Berkeley Lab could lead to a new class of biosensors. Researchers took cues from the architecture of a natural antibody in designing a new material that resembles tiny sheets of Velcro...   

Photos of the Day: New Material for Depression

October 31, 2013 10:47 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

In transcranial magnetic stimulation, special coils create a fluctuating magnetic field that then generates a weak electrical field that can travel through the scalp and skull noninvasively. The electrical signal activates neurons in targeted parts...

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