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Photos of the Day: Helium Shortage Is No Laughing Matter

September 26, 2014 10:18 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

The U.S. is running out of helium. The shortage is no laughing matter for makers of magnetic resonance machines, who use it to cool down powerful superconducting magnets. GE is investing $17 million in a new plant in Florence, SC, to recycle...

Photos of the Day: Color-Changing Heart and Skin Monitoring Patch

September 25, 2014 2:38 pm | by Megan Fellman, Northwestern University | News | Comments

The small device, approximately five centimeters square, can be placed directly on the...

Photos of the Day: Dialysis Belt

September 23, 2014 10:06 am | by Leila Gray, HSNewsBeat | News | Comments

The Wearable Artificial Kidney, also known as the WAK, is a miniaturized dialysis machine...

Photos of the Day: 4D Ultrasound Enables a Prenatal View

September 18, 2014 9:34 am | by GE Healthcare | News | Comments

There were people who thought that Italian priest and scientist Lazzaro Spallanzani had...

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Photos of the Day: Cell Phone Microscope for a Dollar

September 16, 2014 11:21 am | by Susan Bauer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

Rebecca Erikson, who works at The U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, has developed a sleek, simple and inexpensive way to turn a cell phone into a high powered, high quality microscope that can be used to...

Photos of the Day: Quick At-Home Anemia Test

September 12, 2014 8:30 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Close-up of a prototype device for point-of-care testing of anemia. The device could enable more rapid diagnosis of the common blood disorder and allow inexpensive at-home self-monitoring of persons with chronic forms of the disease. Erika...

Photos of the Day: Biologically Inspired Smart Suit

September 11, 2014 10:16 am | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University | News | Comments

DARPA's Warrior Web program seeks to develop technologies to prevent and reduce musculoskeletal injuries for military personnel, but the same technologies could also have civilian applications. Pictured here is the Mobility Enhancing Soft...

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Photos of the Day: Assistive Technologies from MIT

September 10, 2014 1:44 pm | by MIT | News | Comments

The late professor Seth Teller created 6.811 (Principles and Practices in Assistive Technologies, or PPAT) in the fall of 2011. Through his extensive experience developing assistive technologies (AT) at MIT, his compassion for making technology...

Photos of the Day: The Effect of Overpopulation on Public Health (Infographic)

September 10, 2014 10:18 am | by MPHOnline.org | News | Comments

The world population is growing at an alarming rate. But overpopulation is seldom discussed as a public health issue. Just how many of us are there and how is our rising population affecting human health?       

Photos of the Day: Row, Row, Row the Wheelchair

September 8, 2014 2:30 pm | by Rice University | News | Comments

Pedro, a patient at Shriners Hospital for Children, Houston, who has a condition called arthrogryposis that prevents him from using a standard wheelchair, tests a custom model built by Rice University students that lets him paddle to move...

Photos of the Day: Where Are the Women in STEM?

September 5, 2014 8:30 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor, ECN and Eileen Whitmore, Art Director | News | Comments

When it comes to women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) the numbers just don’t add up. Even though the number of women majoring in STEM (and attending college) has increased in the past few decades, the number of women...

Photos of the Day: 12 Ways to Put Patients First

September 4, 2014 10:27 am | by Innovation HealthJam | News | Comments

The Innovation HealthJam brought together more than 2,400 individuals from the healthcare and technology fields to brainstorm ideas, improvements and innovation in healthcare. ‘Jammers’ were active in eight discussion forums via 3,300...

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Photos of the Day: Innovation HealthJam

September 4, 2014 10:26 am | by Innovation HealthJam | News | Comments

The Innovation HealthJam brought together more than 2,400 individuals from the healthcare and technology fields to brainstorm ideas, improvements and innovation in healthcare. ‘Jammers’ were active in eight discussion forums via 3,300...

Photos of the Day: Making the Connected Hospital a Reality

September 2, 2014 9:43 am | by Laird Technologies | News | Comments

The infographic, Making the Connected Hospital a Reality, outlines the necessity for patients to always be connected whether at home, in the ambulance, or at the hospital. Patients receive the best care with 24/7 patient monitoring and real-time...

Photos of the Day: Have a Nice Trip? See you Next Fall!

August 28, 2014 10:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Conventional efforts to prevent falls include exercises to boost strength and balance, but researchers at the University of Illinois in Chicago are trying a completely different approach. It's based on promising, preliminary results with a…

Photos of the Day: Picking Out Cancer Cells

August 26, 2014 11:10 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Researchers from MIT, Pennsylvania State University, and Carnegie Mellon University have devised a new way to separate cells by exposing them to sound waves as they flow through a tiny channel. Their device, about the size of a dime, could...

Photos of the Day: 3D-Printed Drug Delivering Implants

August 21, 2014 3:28 pm | by Louisiana Tech University | News | Comments

A team of researchers at Louisiana Tech University has developed an innovative method for using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials to fabricate custom medical implants that can contain antibacterial and chemotherapeutic...

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Photos of the Day: Space Robots Heal Kids

August 21, 2014 2:45 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

KidsArm is a robot that allows surgeons to quickly navigate to surgical sites in the body. It has an advanced imaging and control system that makes it extremely precise, and it is designed to explore the potential for automating certain...

Photos of the Day: Concussion Blood Test

August 18, 2014 9:59 am | by Abbott | News | Comments

Abbott's handheld, diagnostic analyzer is capable of performing a panel of commonly ordered blood tests on two or three drops of blood at the patient's side. Research suggests that certain proteins are released in the bloodstream following...

Photos of the Day: Counterfeiting's Breathalyzer

August 7, 2014 4:45 pm | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

Terry Shyu, a doctoral student in chemical engineering at the University of Michigan, was demonstrating a new high-tech label for fighting drug counterfeiting. While the researchers don't envision movie stars on medicine bottles, but they...

Photos of the Day: Monitoring Disease Through Vapors

August 7, 2014 8:12 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

A new sensor, which can detect airborne chemicals either exhaled or released through the skin, would likely be the first wearable to pick up a broad array of chemical, rather than physical, attributes. U-M researchers are working with the National...

Photos of the Day: The Boy and the Bionic Hand

August 6, 2014 10:08 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Lyman Connor, a GE engineer who writes software for turbines and power plants, has always been a tinkerer. Among the tools in his garage is a 3D printer, which he decided to use to build a low-cost bionic hand. High-end electronic limbs use...

Photos of the Day: Bottling Ultrasound Imaging

August 5, 2014 11:08 am | by DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a technique for generating acoustic bottles in open air that can bend the paths of sound waves along prescribed convex...

Photos of the Day: Seven Fingers Are Better than Five

July 18, 2014 10:47 am | by MIT | News | Comments

Researchers at MIT have developed a robot that enhances the grasping motion of the human hand. The device, worn around one’s wrist, works essentially like two extra fingers adjacent to the pinky and thumb. A novel control algorithm enables...

Photos of the Day: Antimicrobial Clay

July 17, 2014 11:33 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Are the best medicines hidden in the Earth? French green clays are used for healing Buruli ulcers. Lynda Williams, a biogeochemist at Arizona State University and colleague Keith Morrison set out to identify naturally-occurring antibacterial...

Photos of the Day: Making a Mental Match

July 16, 2014 1:52 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Georgia Tech has created a functional MRI-compatible rehab device for stroke patients that creates a long latency stretch reflex at the exact time as a brain signal. A pneumatic actuator tendon hammer hits a person's wrist while a transcranial...

Photos of the Day: Squishy Surgical Robots

July 14, 2014 12:12 pm | by MIT | News | Comments

Working with robotics company Boston Dynamics, the researchers began developing the material as part of the Chemical Robots program of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The agency was interested in “squishy” robots...

Photos of the Day: Angry Birds, Robots, and Rehab

July 11, 2014 10:29 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A robot plays Angry Birds using a tablet. Researchers see their system as a future rehabilitation tool for children with cognitive and motor-skill disabilities. Kids teach the robot how to play Angry Birds, dragging their finger on the tablet...

Photos of the Day: Implant to Restore Memories

July 9, 2014 9:13 am | by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | News | Comments

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will develop an implantable neural device with the ability to record and stimulate neurons within the brain to help restore memory. The research builds on the understanding that memory is a process in which...

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