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Cerebrotech VIPS Intracranial Fluid Detector Approved in EU

17 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Patients suffering from stroke or traumatic brain injury typically get scanned by CT and/or MRI after being admitted and then a few times during follow-ups. Those remaining in the hospital for observation are monitored primarily for side effects to detect potential cerebral bleeding or edema within the brain. Show More Summary

Optogenetics With Closed-Loop Control for Complex Brain Experiments

17 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

We’re excited about optogenetics, the new technology that allows scientists to selectively control the firing of genetically modified neurons within living animals’ brains. The potential for it is huge, from learning how the brain works to treating previously unmanageable neurological conditions. Show More Summary

High Energy X-rays and Phase-Contrast X-ray Tomography to Detect Cancer Cells

18 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

A German collaboration between researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics in Garching, the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, and the Technical University Munich has combined the capabilities of a new high energy laser X-ray source with phase-contrast X-ray tomography to effectively create a new tissue imaging modality. Show More Summary

UCSD Mouth Guard Tracks Levels of Uric Acid Without Blood Draws

21 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

The saliva holds a lot of chemical cues about the state of the rest of the human body, so researchers at University of California, San Diego are working on sensor technology that can be integrated into mouth guards to track these cues. Show More Summary

3D Models of Tumors Reveal How They Grow, Mutate

22 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Tumors are notoriously difficult to control, spreading seemingly randomly in unexpected ways. Unlike healthy cells that mutate fairly frequently with each division, tumor cells tend to be nearly identical within large tumors and mutate only at certain rare instances. Show More Summary

Prodigy MRI Spinal Cord Generator with Burst Technology from SJM Wins CE Mark

St. Jude Medical‘s Prodigy MRI spinal cord stimulator received European regulatory approval to be safe for patients undergoing MRI, as long as certain precautions are taken. It’s the smallest rechargeable pulse generator that’s compatible with MRI use. Show More Summary

MouthLab: A Tricorder for Rapid Medical Assessments

At Johns Hopkins University a team of clinicians headed by Gene Fridman, Ph.D., an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery, has developed a device that can help EMTs, doctors, nurses,...Show More Summary

Simulation of New Stent Graft Design Leads to Approval of Clinical Trials

Aortic aneurysms (TAAA and AAA) repair can often be accomplished with minimally invasive stent grafts when surgery is not an option. While the main aneurysm can be managed, the narrow vessels leading to the kidneys are poor candidates...Show More Summary

Dexcom G5 Mobile Bluetooth-Enabled Continuous Glucose Monitor FDA Approved

Dexcom won FDA approval for its new Dexcom G5 Mobile continuous glucose monitoring system that features a Bluetooth-enabled sensor that talks directly to Apple iOS devices. The readings show up within the Dexcom Follow app and can be automatically shared with family members and caretakers who have the same app installed on their devices. Show More Summary

BIOTRONIK’s Latest Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillators Cleared in EU for Full Body MRI

BIOTRONIK just announced that the last two generations of its cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-Ds) have been approved in Europe for full body MRI scans in machines up to 1.5 Tesla. Under previous guidelines, exclusion...Show More Summary

SmartPill Successfully Measures pH Inside Gut

Swallowable electronic pills that monitor the state of the gastrointestinal system may change how diseases of the GI tract are diagnosed, monitored, and studied. So far the FDA has approved only the SmartPill from Given Imaging (Yoqneam,...Show More Summary

Augmented Reality System Helps Military Surgeons Treat Wounded Warriors (VIDEO)

Scientific collaborators at Purdue University and the Indiana University School of Medicine have been working on new technology to help surgeons on the battlefield receive guidance from remote specialists when dealing with difficult trauma cases. Show More Summary

Camera Arrays Pop Open to Provide High-Def 3D View for Laparoscopic Surgery

  Laparoscopic surgery relies on using rigid endoscopic cameras to visualize patient’s anatomy. This requires a separate incision and places the camera right over the working area where there’s often lots of splatter and condensation that gunks up the lens. Show More Summary

Hoope STD Testing Ring to Let You Check Partner Before Shagging

The birth control pill liberated sexuality in the western world, while sexually transmitted diseases rolled it back considerably. A new device, in the form of a ring, is being developed that may offer a new level of safety for couples wanting to hook up. Show More Summary

HealthWatch MCD Works with ECG Shirt to Record, Wirelessly Transmit Heart Data

HealthWatch Technologies, a firm out of Tel Aviv, Israel, just won CE mark approval for its MasterCaution Device (MCD), an ECG that can work as a Holter monitor and event recorder that can send readings wirelessly over Bluetooth. The...Show More Summary

Engineered Brown Fat Implant Burns Calories, Lowers Blood Sugar

  Scientists at UC Berkeley wanted to see whether they can grow a chunk of engineered brown fat-like tissue inside adult mice, and what it can do. Brown fat is known to burn calories via heat production in hibernating animals and human babies, since they don’t shiver. Show More Summary

New Device May Make Magnetocardiography a Common Imaging Modality

Magnetocardiography is a sparsely used technology that relies on detecting faint magnetic fields to evaluate the heart in a completely non-invasive fashion. This is done using superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDs) that require very cold temperatures and a specially shielded room, and therefore cost a lot of money to buy and operate. Show More Summary

Device Cleans Blood Using Novel Protein and Common Dialysis Filters to Treat Sepsis

Humanity’s quest to filter blood in patients with ongoing sepsis has no limits. All previous attempts have failed. But here’s an update on the technology we covered last year, when we reported about a new device developed at Harvard’s Wyss Institute that filters pathogens from whole blood. Show More Summary

Medgadget Interview With Focal Therapeutics: The Latest Data on BioZorb and Its Potential

According to the CDC, breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer among American women, after certain types of skin cancer. For most, treatment includes radiation therapy, which often results in damage to healthy nearby tissue. Show More Summary

Optical Probe Looks for Signs of Shock Without a Blood Draw

Clinicians sometimes gather the evidence of hypovolemic and septic shocks by looking at patient’s central venous oxygen saturation (ScvO2) from blood samples taken from the central internal jugular vein. This procedure is invasive for patients and cumbersome for clinicians. Show More Summary

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