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Cochlear Unveils Nucleus 7, World’s First Made for iPhone Cochlear Implant Sound Processor (Interview)

11 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Cochlear, a medical device company at the forefront of the world’s hearing implant market, has announced the Nucleus 7 Sound Processor, the world’s first Made for iPhone cochlear implant sound processor, in partnership with Apple. Known...Show More Summary

Review of LifeBEAM Vi Headphones: Where Artificial Intelligence Meets Personal Training

14 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Summer is here in the Northern Hemisphere, and the weather is pleasant (almost) every day. Some of us, especially those living in the northern United States, have emerged from our winter hibernation with a couple extra pounds to lose. For anyone in need of a little extra motivation to get back in shape, a personal trainer […]

Micro-Sized Silk Cocoons for Drug Delivery

14 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

An international team of researchers has used a microfluidic system to produce microsized silk capsules that could be used to deliver delicate proteins or drugs in the body. They extracted silk proteins directly from the glands on silkworms and ran them through small channels on a microfluidic chip to produce the silk capsules. The process […]

Tough Hydrogel Swells in Stomach for Drug Delivery

15 hours agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Researchers at MIT and Brigham & Women’s Hospital have designed a hydrogel that can be swallowed and will stay in the stomach for several days as it delivers drugs. At present, patients don’t always take their medication as prescribed. In fact, this non-compliance costs the health-care system in the U.S. over $100 billion annually in […]

New Surgical Glue Sticks Well to Wet Objects, May Replace Sutures, Staples

At Purdue University scientists have developed a new surgical glue that’s based on the proteins of sea mussels and other animals. The material, which is able to stick to objects while immersed in a water environment, has recently been tested and shown to work better than existing commercially available products. While sutures and staples work in most […]

CompuFlo Epidural Anesthesia System Measures Pressure at Needle’s Tip, Cleared by FDA

Milestone Scientific, Inc., a company out of Livingston, New Jersey, achieved FDA clearance for its CompuFlo Epidural Computer Controlled Anesthesia System. Milestone’s DPS Dynamic Pressure Sensing Technology is able to provide precise...Show More Summary

Deep Learning Algorithm Diagnoses Schizophrenia from fMRI Scans

A scientific collaboration between researchers at IBM and the University of Alberta in Canada has come up with a software tool that analyzes functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans of patient brains and with 74% accuracy diagnoses schizophrenia. Moreover, the software’s algorithms were also able to reasonably estimate how bad the symptoms of the disease were […]

New, More Effective Flu Vaccine Delivered Using Dissolvable Microneedle Patch

Researchers at Georgia State University have developed a more effective way of delivering influenza vaccines thanks to a dissolvable microneedle array and a special formulation of the vaccine. The microneedle device is made of a biocompatible polymer, the needles of which are tightly packed with the vaccine. The vaccine works well thanks to a novel […]

New Way to Reprogram Macrophages Helps Immune System Kill Tumors

Macrophages, as their greek-derived name implies, are hungry white blood cells that consume all kinds of foreign and unwanted objects within the body. They are one of the primary methods that the immune system uses to fight off disease, and they work by checking the protein content on the exterior of cells to identify whether […]

Embrace Neonatal MRI System Cleared to Stay Inside Neonatal ICUs

The FDA has just cleared Aspect Imaging‘s Embrace Neonatal MRI System, the first dedicated neonatal MRI system to receive a regulatory green light in the U.S. It’s intended to be used to image the head and brain, and to remain inside of neonatal intensive care units (NICU). Currently, these fragile little patients have to be […]

New MRI Probe Highlights Fibrogenesis to Help Track Scar Formation Noninvasively

Tissue injuries often result in fibrogenesis, a process involving the development of an extracellular matrix that results in scars. While it can be viewed on the exterior of the body, currently there are no noninvasive methods to track the progress of fibrogenesis within the body’s interior. A team of researchers at Harvard Medical School have now […]

Stryker’s MultiGen 2RF Generator for Facet Joint Ablations Cleared by FDA

Stryker, a company best known for orthopedic devices, won FDA clearance to introduce its MultiGen 2 RF Generator in the U.S. The device is used to treat pain deriving from facet joints in the spine by delivering radiofrequency energy that ablates targeted tissues. Compared to the previous version of the device, Stryker claims that the MultiGen […]

Non-Invasive gammaCore Device to Fight Pain of Cluster Headaches Released in U.S.

The gammaCore non-invasive vagus nerve stimulator from electroCore, a Basking Ridge, New Jersey company, is now available for adult patients to treat acute pain arising from episodic cluster headaches. Currently only available with a doctor’s prescription, the gammaCore device is used to transmit an electric current through the neck and to the vagus nerve. This is done […]

New Tissue Glue Can be Clearly Seen With X-Rays and Ultrasound

Researchers at Korea’s Institute for Basic Science and Seoul National University Hospital have designed and tested a glue for binding tissues that also works as a contrast agent for X-rays, CTs, and ultrasound imaging modalities. This is the first such tissue glue to have this set of properties, and, if approved for clinical applications, may end […]

Vericred Announces Medicare Advantage Market Addition to Health Insurance Data Platform

Last month Vericred, a healthcare data services company, announced the addition of a provider-network notification capability to its suite of services, a first for the healthcare data industry. This week, Vericred took another important...Show More Summary

New Exhaled Breath Sensor to Spot Diseases, Monitor Health

At KAIST, the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in South Korea, researchers have developed a new breath sensor that uses protein-encapsulated nanocatalysts to spot certain biomarkers of diseases. While the breath can hold a lot of information about what’s going on inside the body, the variety of gasses present and the large amount of […]

BIOTRONIK’s New CRT-ICDs Alleviate Atrial Lead Without Sacrificing Diagnostics

BIOTRONIK won FDA approval and is releasing in the U.S. its Intica DX and Intica cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)-DX implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD). The DX indicator refers to BIOTRONIK’s technology that obviates the necessity of having an atrial lead to monitor the electrical activity in the atrium, a way that cardiologists use to spot atrial […]

New Device Makes Possible Simultaneous MRI and EEG Recordings

At the recent International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Annual Meeting, researchers from Purdue University presented a new technology capable of recording electroencephalography (EEG) signals from the brain while a patient is inside an MRI machine. This may cause a revolution for the study of the brain, as functional MRI (fMRI) and EEG could provide unique […]

Software Models Liver’s Movement to Guide Surgeons to Target Tumors

Squishy viscera, such as the liver, can change their shape significantly from the time a CT scan is taken that spots a tumor to when it’s excised during surgery. Various tags have been developed that can be tacked onto tissue in order to use as a point to calibrate against, but this approach still doesn’t quite […]

Expansion Microscopy Swells Samples for Better Imaging

When trying to use light and conventional optics to image a biological sample at great detail, one eventually encounters the fact that objects smaller than the light’s wavelength cannot be resolved. While technological tricks have been developed to overcome this limitation in some ways, a team of researchers from MIT and Harvard have instead focused on […]

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