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Power Vest Helps Caregivers to Assist Weak Patients

Hospitalized patients and folks under the care of others often need help getting out of bed, standing up from a chair, and to move around. The best tools for this is still another person’s arms and back to do the heavy lifting. Researchers...Show More Summary

New Molecule Binds to Cancer’s DNA, Prevents Replication

Researches at Bielefeld University in Germany have come upon a new method of disrupting the spread of cancer using molecules that bind to DNA. The team developed a synthetic molecule that has two ions of copper at one end. The copper...Show More Summary

IntelliSense Bone Drill With Auto Depth Measurement and Edge Detection FDA Cleared (VIDEO)

McGinley Orthopaedic Innovations, a Casper, Wyoming company, won FDA clearance for its IntelliSense orthopedic surgical drill. The device simplifies the drilling process, automatically providing the surgeon information about the location of the drill bit relative to the bone it’s moving through. Show More Summary

New Way of Untangling DNA Discovered

The DNA is a highly tangled string that even seasoned fishermen would be impressed by. Conventional DNA sequencing breaks up the molecule into tiny pieces that are then reconstructed using a computer. DNA mapping relies on longer sections to identify the general structure of a string, but stretching out this complicated molecule has been a challenge. Show More Summary

Penumbra to Unveil POD Peripheral Embolization Device

Penumbra, an Alameda, California firm, will be releasing its new POD vascular embolization device next week at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia The POD (Peripheral Occlusion Device) is delivered...Show More Summary

New Method for Creating Flexible Skin Worn Nanosensors (VIDEO)

Researchers at the Technical University of Madrid have developed a cheap new method of manufacturing optical nanosensors that can cling to curved surfaces. The technique may allow for a widespread adoption of skin-worn health monitoring...Show More Summary

Device Quantifies Protein in Urine at Point of Care

Bio Nano Consulting, a spin-off of Imperial College London and University College London, has developed a device that may soon be used by clinicians to measure the amount of protein in urine. This may turn out to be a new way to test...Show More Summary

Cherenkov Effect May Provide Dosimetry Data During Radiation Therapy (VIDEO)

Light travels slower in water than through air, but when electrons are fired through water at a speed faster than that, a glow called Cherenkov radiation is emitted. Researchers at Dartmouth are investigating this phenomenon to see whether...Show More Summary

Boston Scientific’s SpyGlass DS Direct Visualization System for ERCP Wins FDA Clearance (VIDEO)

Boston Scientific today announced FDA clearance of its SpyGlass DS Direct Visualization System used for inspecting bile ducts and the pancreas. This is an upgrade to the original SpyGlass which introduced the ability for a single physician...Show More Summary

Bionic Reconstruction Replaces Dysfunctional Arms with Robotic Prostheses

Serious injuries that damage nerve networks can leave entire appendages useless. According to the research published in The Lancet, three Austrian men who lost the functional ability to control one of their arms due to brachial plexus injuries have undergone a radical new procedure called bionic reconstruction. Show More Summary

New Method for Creating Optimal Drug Combinations

Combination therapies, particularly in cancer treatment, are a popular way of attacking aggressive diseases, but they often miss their targets. Genetic data is typically used as a guide for targeting, but genes mutate and tumors can consist of different strains. Show More Summary

REMPARK Real-Time Parkinson’s Monitoring System

Researchers at Polytechnic University of Catalonia, aka BarcelonaTECH, have developed and are testing the new REMPARK (Personal Health Device for the Remote and Autonomous Management of Parkinson’s Disease) mobile Parkinson’s monitoring system. Show More Summary

AnthroTronix Named Edison Awards Finalist for Brain Health Assessment Tool

AnthroTronix to be recognized at Edison Awards Gala in New York City on April 23 for DANA™ mobile medical application   Read More » The post AnthroTronix Named Edison Awards Finalist for Brain Health Assessment Tool appeared first on Medgadget.

Lipid-Based Nanoparticles Ferry RNAi to Kill Brain Tumors

Brain tumors are not inherently more resistant to treatment than other cancers, but their location, protected by the skull and the blood-brain barrier, makes it challenging to target them effectively. In an attempt to deliver drugs inside...Show More Summary

10 Minute Test Diagnoses Ebola, Dengue, Yellow Fever

Ebola is continuing to infect people in the West Africa, but current testing techniques for the disease still take too much time. A new paper strip diagnostic device developed at MIT can spot Ebola, as well as dengue and yellow fever, simultaneously within ten minutes. Using lateral flow technology, the device works much like a pregnancy test strip. Show More Summary

Stanford Biodesign Releases Video Library on Medical Technology Innovation

The development of medical devices is in many ways very different than creation of products for other industries. The Stanford Biodesign program has been around for a few years now, teaching the many techniques that are involved in imagining, developing, and commercializing medical technologies. Show More Summary

ScottCare’s Tiny novi Holter Monitor Coming to U.S.

ScottCare (Cleveland, OH) is releasing in the U.S. its novi patch Holter monitor. The two channel ECG recorder has up to 72 hours of battery life on a single charge. It has no wire leads and simply sticks to the sternum thanks to a disposable...Show More Summary

Microsoft Kinect Powers Video Game for Evaluating Kids with Duchennes (VIDEO)

In order to participate in FDA approved clinical trials, children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy need to pass a six minute walking test that’s used to gauge motor ability. In the hope of including more patients into such studies, researchers...Show More Summary

Sensorimotor Enhancing Suit Improves Upper Limb Function in Weak Patients

The more our muscles strain in response to an external force the less they are able to sense the force’s strength and direction. That is one of the issues that people with a variety of disabilities involving weak muscles face: in addition...Show More Summary

Flexible Wrist Worn Fever Alarm Shows Off Possibilities of Organic Electronics

Engineers at the University of Tokyo have developed a flexible wearable temperature sensor based on an organic (carbon-based) electronic circuit and organic components. While this seems to be more an exercise in making novel electronics...Show More Summary

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