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Nature Inspired Approach Towards DNA Origami Allows for Complex Nanobots

Researchers at the Technische Universität München (TUM) developed a new tool in the ever expanding field of DNA origami. TUM Professor Henrik Dietz and his lab have developed a new way to “glue” DNA nanostructures together. Until now,...Show More Summary

Shared Control Systems Aid Brain-Computer Interfaces to Control Prostheses

Researchers have been perfecting technologies that allow disabled people to control wheelchairs and prosthetic devices by simply focusing their brain on certain tasks. While amazing, this technology can be very tasking on its users, requiring the constant ability to clear the mind and quickly focus on activating the prosthesis. Show More Summary

Chemical Maps of Human Skin Reveal Interactions Between Microbes, Molecules, Environment

There being a myriad of microbes living on every square inch of our skin, researchers at University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences wanted to study its variety and how it is influenced by...Show More Summary

New Imaging Technique Makes High Speed Videos of Brain Activity

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a new way of imaging the functional activity of the brain in unprecedented detail. The team used single-wavelength pulse-width-based photoacoustic microscopy to monitor...Show More Summary

Welch Allyn Unveils Connex Spot Monitor for Quick Patient Vitals Measurement

Welch Allyn is releasing a new clinical patient monitor designed for automatic collection of vital signs and sharing of that data with the hospital’s EMR. The Connex Spot Monitor can be used with nearly all patients, from neonates to...Show More Summary

Smart Walking Aide for People with Limited Peripheral Vision

Smart walking sticks and body worn sensors that detect nearby objects have been tried in the past to help visually impaired people avoid hitting obstacles. Yet, the technology tended to be more annoying than helpful, beeping anytime anything was near. Show More Summary

Revolutionary Fetal Pacemaker Ready to Treat Complete Heart Block

When a fetus has a complete heart block, pacemakers can be implanted after birth, but this sometimes can be too late and typically involves further waiting for the child to reach a safe weight for the procedure. Attempts to implant pacemakers...Show More Summary

Nanopore DNA Sequencing and Raspberry Pi Combine for Real-Time Environmental Studies

The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) in Norwich, England has been using a nanopore-sensing technology called the MinION, a product introduced by Oxford Nanopore Technologies Ltd, a U.K.-based startup company. The research team plans toShow More Summary

Vital Connect Unveils VitalCore Biosensor Processor for Managing Vital Signs Data

At the upcoming HIMSS conference in Chicago, Vital Connect (Campbell, CA), maker of the chest-worn HealthPatch MD vital signs monitor, will be showing off their tiny new chip for integrating data coming from a variety of biosensors.Show More Summary

Nanoparticles Deliver siRNA to Wound Sites to Speed Up Healing (VIDEO)

Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, a part of Yeshiva University, are using novel nanoparticles to significantly speed up the healing of wounds. They discovered that the naturally produced fidgetin-like 2 (FL2) enzyme slows down the migration of cells as they travel toward a wound site. Show More Summary

TraumaCAD Mobile Hip Replacement Planning for iPad Scores FDA Clearance

Voyant Health, a division of Brainlab, won FDA clearance for its TraumaCad Mobile pre-op othropedic planning and templating tool for total hip replacement procedures. The app runs on iOS devices, as well as through a browser on Mac and Windows,...Show More Summary

First-in-Human Results for New Handheld Autofluorescence Imaging Platform: Real-Time Sampling and Treatment Guidance of Chronic Wound Infections

We previously reported on PRODIGI, a handheld autofluorescence imaging platform for real-time detection and tracking of bacterial infections in wounds. Canadian molecular imaging scientist Dr. Ralph DaCosta and colleagues at the Princess...Show More Summary

EchoPixel True3D Viewer Puts Patient Data on Interactive Stereoscopic Display

EchoPixel, a fresh company based in Mountain View, California, just announced it received FDA clearance for its True3D Viewer system that converts clinical imaging data into 3D models that are displayed on a stereoscopic display. They...Show More Summary

Fake Nose Helps Prevent Nausea in Immersive Video Games

Video games are getting more immersive these days thanks to cheap virtual reality goggles, and even movies optimized for such displays may soon be coming out. In medicine, virtual reality has actually been used successfully for years in a number of applications, including reducing pain during bandage changes of burn victims. Show More Summary

Rice mobileVision Device Lets Patients Image Their Own Retinas (VIDEO)

Engineers at Rice University have developed a prototype device that may one day allow patients to screen their eyes for signs of macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Modern ophthalmoscopes can already be connected to smartphones for easy image sharing, allowing remote ophthalmologists to help with diagnosis. Show More Summary

Prosthetic Hand Powered by Nitinol Wire Bundles

Nitinol, an alloy of nickel and titanium developed at the Naval Ordnance Laboratory in the 1950’s, has been widely used in medical devices because of its extreme shape memory property. The majority of coronary stents, for example, are nickel-titanium because the material allows them to pop open once delivered through a very narrow catheter. Show More Summary

Abiomed Impella 2.5 Heart Pump FDA Approved (VIDEO)

Abiomed received FDA approval for its Impella 2.5 heart pump to be used during elective and urgent high risk percutaneous coronary interventions. The device moves 2.5 liters of blood per minute, assisting the left ventricle during procedures...Show More Summary

Handiii: A Sub $300, 3D Printed, Smart-Phone Connected Bionic Arm (VIDEO)

Exiii, a Japanese prosthetics company, has developed a smartphone-connected, EMG-controlled prosthetic arm called the handiii COYOTE. The device was developed as a low cost, highly functional myoelectric arm, but ended up as a pretty...Show More Summary

Alert Band Keeps Eye on Drivers’ Focus

The device is already out of stock, but those that got their hands on one are promised a 20 hour battery life for those extra long trips. (hat tip:Neurogadget) Read More » The post Alert Band Keeps Eye on Drivers’ Focus appeared first on Medgadget.

ETH Zurich Biotechnologists Shine Some (blue) Light on Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is a disorder that affects over 150 million males worldwide. Penile erection is a complicated process, involving multiple stages from sexual stimulation to a cascade of chemical messengers, which eventually result in vascular relaxation and erection. Show More Summary

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