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Nasal Spray May Soon Replace the Pill

May 22, 2014 9:26 am | by University of Southern Denmark | News | Comments

Every time we have an infection or a headache and take a pill, we get a lot more drugs than our body actually needs. The reason is that only a fraction of the drugs in a pill reaches the right places in the body; the rest never reaches its...

Photos of the Day: How Wearable Technology Could Save Our Health (Infographic)

May 22, 2014 9:12 am | News | Comments

Smartwatches, wristbands, necklaces, clip-ons, smart clothing, and other wearable technology already exist. These gadgets can record vitals and send them to your doctor, revolutionizing healthcare...        

3D Printing a Healthcare Revolution

May 20, 2014 2:22 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

3D printing is one of those truly disruptive technologies that comes along very rarely. It is remarkable how many different industry sectors it can touch and impact significantly. Healthcare is just one area where it is making a difference...

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Financial Pressures in Healthcare Driving Need for Operating Room Outsourcing

May 20, 2014 11:15 am | by Accenture | Articles | Comments

Financial pressures intensify throughout the healthcare industry. Consider the business of manufacturing medical equipment, such as patient monitoring devices and anesthesia machines, and selling them to hospitals for use in operating room...

Optical Brain Scanner Goes Where Other Brain Scanners Can't

May 20, 2014 11:11 am | by Washington University School of Medicine | News | Comments

Scientists have advanced a brain-scanning technology that tracks what the brain is doing by shining dozens of tiny LED lights on the head. This new generation of neuroimaging compares favorably to other approaches but avoids the radiation...

Beaming Power to Medical Chips Deep Inside the Body

May 19, 2014 3:01 pm | by Tom Abate, Associate Director of Communications, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

A wireless system developed by Electrical Engineering Professor Ada Poon uses the same power as a cell phone to safely transmit energy to chips the size of a grain of rice, paving the way for new ‘electroceutical’ devices to treat illness...

Illuminating Neuron Activity in 3-D

May 19, 2014 11:03 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers at MIT and the University of Vienna have created an imaging system that reveals neural activity throughout the brains of living animals. This technique, the first that can generate 3-D movies of entire brains at the millisecond...

Robotic Arm Responds to Brain Waves

May 16, 2014 12:19 pm | by University of Toronto | Videos | Comments

University of Toronto student Ryan Mintz and his team have created a robotic arm that responds to brain waves captured with their headset. They hope to one day create robotic limbs or prosthetics that the wearer can control with their thoughts...

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Hope for Paraplegic Patients

May 16, 2014 10:26 am | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

People with severe injuries to their spinal cord currently have no prospect of recovery and remain confined to their wheelchairs. Now, all that could change with a new treatment that stimulates the spinal cord using electric impulses. The...

Neurosurgeon Uses Depth Electrodes for Speech Mapping

May 15, 2014 4:40 pm | by University Hospitals Case Medical Center | News | Comments

At the 2014 American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting, neurosurgical researchers from University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center presented results from a small study looking at deep brain electrode implantation as a...

Bioethics Commission Plays Early Role in BRAIN Initiative

May 15, 2014 10:54 am | by Burness Communications | News | Comments

Calling for the integration of ethics across the life of neuroscientific research endeavors, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues (Bioethics Commission) released volume one of its two-part response to President...

SapC-DOPS Technology May Help with Imaging Brain Tumors

May 15, 2014 10:31 am | by University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center | News | Comments

Brain tumors are an extremely serious example of this and are not only difficult to treat—both adult and pediatric patients have a five-year survival rate of only 30 percent—but also have even been difficult to image, which could provide...

6 Hidden Factors that Drive Commercially Successful mHealth App Publishing

May 15, 2014 10:26 am | by research2guidance | News | Comments

There are above the line factors that contribute to successful mHealth app publishing. These include getting featured on an app store, great design, usability and functionality of an app and highly visible advertisement campaigns. The success...

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Human Learning Altered by Electrical Stimulation of Dopamine Neurons

May 14, 2014 11:52 am | by University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

Stimulation of a certain population of neurons within the brain can alter the learning process, according to a team of neuroscientists and neurosurgeons at the University of Pennsylvania. A report in the Journal of Neuroscience describes...

The Pulse: Patient Records Tattoo and Monitoring Metabolism

May 14, 2014 10:29 am | by Jonathan Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

This week on the Pulse, we’re getting invisible tattoos containing our health information, using glucometers to track our response to food and exercise, helping patients with sleep apnea get untroubled rest, and developing the next generation...

Interface System to Move Objects with the Mind

May 14, 2014 9:58 am | by Mexican Talent Network | News | Comments

Systems able to process thoughts and translate them into a command to move objects are very useful for people who cannot speak or move, but have the disadvantage of causing mental fatigue. However, a Mexican researcher designed an intelligent...

Stem Cell Research Finds Early Indicators of Schizophrenia

May 14, 2014 9:05 am | by Salk Institute | News | Comments

Using new stem cell technology, scientists at the Salk Institute have shown that neurons generated from the skin cells of people with schizophrenia behave strangely in early developmental stages, providing a hint as to ways to detect...  

May 2014 Digital Edition

May 13, 2014 4:39 pm | by MDT Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

In May, there are three presentations that contribute to the cover focus of in vitro diagnostics. “RFID Enables a Clear Line of Sight to Time Savings” highlights the use of RFID to track compounds, chemicals, and reagents; while “The Role of Polymer...

Flexible Electronics that Change Shape Inside Body

May 13, 2014 2:12 pm | by University of Texas at Dallas | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Tokyo have created electronic devices that become soft when implanted inside the body and can deploy to grip 3-D objects, such as large tissues, nerves and blood vessels...

MEMS Nanoinjector for Genetic Modification of Cells

May 13, 2014 2:07 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

The ability to transfer a gene or DNA sequence from one animal into the genome of another plays a critical role in a wide range of medical research — including cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and diabetes. But the traditional method of...   

phenox Receives CE Mark for Thrombectomy Device

May 13, 2014 12:14 pm | by phenox | News | Comments

phenox GmbH has been granted CE Mark approval for pREset LITE Thrombectomy Device for commercialization within the European Union and any country that accepts CE Mark approval. With the pREset LITE phenox expands its innovative product... 

The Doctor's In…Through Webcam, Smartphone

May 13, 2014 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mark Matulaitis holds out his arms so the Parkinson's specialist can check his tremors. But this is no doctor's office: Matulaitis sits in his rural U.S. home as a neurologist a few hundred miles away examines him via the camera in his...

Computer-Aided Diagnosis of Epilepsy

May 13, 2014 11:49 am | by Cynthia Lee and Kim Irwin, UCLA | News | Comments

Akash Patel, a second-year biology major, and Sarah Barritt, a second-year political science major at UCLA, have a sizable academic edge that will help one get into medical school and the other into law school. For more than a year, both...

High-Tech Peg Measures Palsy Patients’ Dexterity

May 13, 2014 11:25 am | by Mike Williams, Rice University | News | Comments

It looks like a game board and many of its users will find it fun, but there’s serious intent behind a device by Rice University students to test the abilities of cerebral palsy patients. At the heart of the DeXcellence platform is a small...

Photos of the Day: Pegging Down a Cerebral Palsy Test

May 13, 2014 11:25 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

The DeXcellence device invented by senior engineering students at Rice University tracks the dexterity of cerebral palsy patients through their ability to move a Bluetooth-enabled cylinder through a series of tasks. The peg can be tracked...

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