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Top 10 Global Health Issues to Watch in 2015

No one could have predicted that Ebola would dominate global health headlines in 2014. We sure didn’t. The virus was nowhere to be found on …

Massachusetts General Unveils Smartphone Device for Diagnosing Cancer

A team from Massachusetts General Hospital has developed new technology that converts a smartphone into a tool for cancer diagnosis. The approach, …

Writing Pen for Parkinson's Patients

<b>Dopa Solution</b>, a group of Royal College of Art and Imperial College London students, has developed a special pen that can smooth out the handwriting …

Imperial College London

Flexible Paper-Based Biosensing System Screens for Variety of Pathogens

A team of researchers from Harvard, Stanford, and Florida Atlantic universities have taken a new approach to designing flexible paper-based …

E.coli

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

<b>Exiii</b>, a Japanese prosthetics company, has developed a smartphone-connected, EMG-controlled prosthetic arm called the handiii COYOTE. The device was …

3D Printing

Nanoparticles Encapsulate Antibiotics to Reach Well Protected Bacteria

The same bacterial infection can be just a nuisance or a life threatening condition, depending on where it has found a home. Once bacteria begin to …

Medicine

Smart Bandage Spots Bedsores Before They are Even Visible

Pressure ulcers are difficult to manage because patients develop them at different rates and by the time you spot one, well, it’s already an ulcer. …

Fight Wrinkles with iDerma Facial Beautification System

<b>Apira Science</b>, makers of the iGrow, the only FDA approved light-powered hair restoration system, will soon be releasing the iDerma Facial …

Tamil Nadu

Cellular Backpacks Ferry Drugs to Inflamed Tissues

Inflammation is a common response to many underlying medical conditions, often hiding deep within the body and difficult to reach in a targeted way. …

9 Wearables Totally Changing the Medical Industry

When someone says “wearables” you naturally think about fitness and health wearables or smartwatches. These wearables can relay notifications to you or track your calories burned — which is cool and all — but the medical industry has been making their own amazing advancements in wearable …

Wearable Tech

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Electronic Film Breast Cancer Sensor

Breast cancer accounts about a third of all cancers diagnosed in women. As with other cancers, early diagnosis is imperative for better prognosis. …

Jerry The Bear Helps Diabetic Kids Learn to Manage Their Own Blood Sugar

If you’re a young kid diagnosed with diabetes, it can be hard to submit to all the self-monitoring that people with the disease must do each and …

Stanford Microchip Identifies Diabetes Type, Works in Minutes

Decades ago, the two types of diabetes were easy to differentiate in presenting patients. Children with high blood sugar were almost exclusively …

NeuroVision Imaging Eye Test Spots Alzheimer's Years Before Symptoms

Although there aren’t any reliable treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, being able to diagnose it years before the onset of symptoms would allow the …

Detonation Nanodiamonds Help Deliver Bone Regulating Proteins, Growth Factor to Diseased Sites

Nanodiamonds (or detonation nanodiamonds) around four to five nanometers in diameter are a common byproduct of explosions during mining and the …

Wireless network detects falls by the elderly

University of Utah electrical engineers have developed a network of wireless sensors that can detect a person falling. This monitoring technology …

Electronic tattoo tracks the heat running through your veins

Wearable sensors can tell more and more about what happens inside us<p>Thermometers don't seem like they need reinventing. Just stick one beneath your tongue, wait a minute, and everything you need to know is right in front of you. But there's a lot more that temperature can tell us if we're paying …

DNA Glue Enables Self Assembling Hydrogels

A team of researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have developed a novel system for the self …

Human Skin Cells Odor Can Be Used To Identify Melanoma

According to a new study published in the Journal of Chromatography B, melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, can be identified based on odors …

Nanotech
Nanotech

UCI News - New technology makes breast cancer surgery more precise at UC Irvine

Any breast cancer surgeon who regularly performs lumpectomies confronts the question “Did I get it all?” Thirty to 60 percent of the time in the …

The Smartphone Physical: The evolution of the checkup

Building better blood vessels could advance tissue engineering | University of Michigan News

ANN ARBOR—One of the major obstacles to growing new organs—replacement hearts, lungs and kidneys—is the difficulty researchers face in building blood …

New Teeth Grown from Adult Gingival Cells - With The Help of a Little Mouse Kidney

Researchers from King’s College London have successful grown rudimentary teeth from a combination of human epithelial cells taken from adult gums, …

NEXThaler Fully Automatic Dry Powder Asthma Inhaler

<b>Cambridge Consultants</b> is touting a new dry powder inhaler that the firm helped to design for <b>Chiesi</b>, an Italian pharmaceutical company. The NEXThaler, …