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Accurate Health Monitoring On The Go: Interview with Dr. Shourjya Sanyal, CEO of Think Biosolution

<b>Think Biosolution</b> is an Irish-based wearable technology company that was co-founded by Dr. Shourjya Sanyal and Koushik Kumar Nundy in March 2016. …

Medical Technology

High-tech neuroprosthetic ‘Luke’ arm lets amputee touch and feel again

“When I went to grab something, I could feel myself grabbing it. When I thought about moving this or that finger, it would move almost right away,” …

Robotics

Four recent FDA clearances in the cardiac monitoring space

A number of digital health devices have recieved FDA 510(k) clearance in the last month, including a number of apps and devices in the cardiac health …

Digital Health

New Blockchain-Based Startups Create New Opportunities for Healthcare

Blockchain technology has huge potential to disrupt a wide range of industries, ranging from data management, security and healthcare as a few …

Bitcoin

Tiny Bits of Human Brain Implanted Into Rats Raises Huge Ethical Debate

Scientists have been growing “minibrains” for a few years now.<p>Cerebral organoids are not the sentient brains in a jar you might know from cartoons. …

Genetics

There are health-tracking wearables for babies, too

<b>(CNN) —</b> In their Atlanta home, 6-month-old Avery giggled and rolled on his piano mat, kicking his tiny feet into the air, while his mother, Crystal King, quietly checked his temperature on her cell phone.<p>Using her tablet, she could also monitor his breathing, body position, skin temperature and …

Babies

Wearable Tech Emerging For Chronic Pain Relief

Some think that wearables are a pain, like Alan Tyers who wrote “why I hate wearable technology” for The Telegraph. But how about wearables that can actually relieve pain?<p>The opioid crisis has revealed another real ongoing problem: a lot of people have chronic pain. For example, Lady Gaga recently …

Pain

Diving Deep Into The ORBITA Trial

<b>William Boden, Ajay Kirtane, and Dan Mark analyze the ORBITA trial.</b><p><i>Editor’s note: I asked a wide variety of cardiologists for their thoughts about</i> …

Artificial Intelligence Program Predicts Cancer With 86 Percent Accuracy

An artificial intelligence program that scans thousands of human body cells was able to predict – with 86 percent accuracy – which would become …

Cancer

An AI detected colorectal cancer with 86 percent accuracy

We've heard of many different uses for AI within the medical field, including for prediction of heart attacks and detection of Alzheimer's. Now, it looks as though machine intelligence could be applied to early detection of cancer as well. A group of Japanese researchers has figured out a way to …

Cancer

Doctors as app makers? Sure, no coding required

Tools like Doctella are giving medical professionals a cheap and easy way to communicate with patients outside the office.<p>The days leading up to surgery can often be nerve-racking for a patient. Easier communication with doctors could help relieve some of those fears, and technology can play a key …

Medical Technology

Disney built a blockchain, and now its creators are trying to turn it into a commercial platform to compete with Ethereum

<b>-Dragonchain is a blockchain protocol originally built by Disney.</b><p><b>-It's designed to be more private than other popular blockchains like the bitcoin and ethereum protocols.</b><p><b>-Now some of the developers behind the technology want to build a commercial business to make it easy for less technologically</b> …

Bitcoin

FDA OKs a blood sugar monitor that doesn't need fingerpricks

A fingerprick isn't <i>just a fingerprick</i> when you have to do it all the time to test your blood sugar levels. Thankfully, the Food and Drug Administration has approved the first continuous glucose monitoring system for adults that doesn't require you to draw blood several times a day. Abbott's …

Diabetes

A brain implant for restoring sight will enter clinical trials

Second Sight, the company that created the first artificial retina for people with a certain form of blindness, is now testing a brain implant called …

There's a $100 million plan to make a synthetic spinal cord to end paralysis

A Bold Mission<p>Some say experience is the best teacher, and for Hugh Herr, that has definitely been the case. His experience with disability and …

Breakthroughs

Man receives world's first 3D printed tibia replacement

New Alternatives<p>Surgeons in Australia have successfully performed a world-first transplant surgery, installing a 3D printed tibia into the leg of …

Medicine

Keychain device warns of dangerous allergens in your food before you eat it

Anyone who suffers from a serious food allergy — or has a friend, partner, or family member who does — knows just how fraught a simple restaurant …

Harvard Medical School

FDA announces first-ever recall of a medical device due to cyber risk

Healthcare<p>Richard Staynings - August 30, 2017 - 21 Comments<p>This week, the FDA took the unprecedented step of recalling a medical device – a pacemaker – because it was found to be vulnerable to cyber threats. The recall arose from an investigation by the FDA in February that highlighted a number of …

Digital Health

Athelas launches a new type of blood testing device for the home

Athelas is launching a low-cost, blood diagnostics device today made for testing certain diseases like the flu, bacterial infections and cancer in the comfort of your home.<p>Tanay Tandon founded the startup in 2014 at the tender age of 17 to develop a smartphone device that could detect malaria …

'Beating Heart' Patch Offers New Hope for Desperately Ill Patients

Science<p>Researchers are using stem cells to fabricate tiny patches they hope will be able to restore function to damaged cardiac tissue.<p>From clot-busting drugs to bypass surgery, cardiologists have many options for treating the 700,000-plus Americans who suffer a heart attack each year. But …

Medicine

$550 dock turns a smartphone into a medical lab

Smartphones can now be used as laboratory-grade medical testing devices thanks to new kit designed by the University of Illinois. The transmission-reflectance-intensity (TRI) analyzer attaches to a smartphone to examine blood, urine or saliva samples as reliably as large, expensive equipment, but …

University of Illinois

Handheld spectral analyzer turns smartphone into diagnostic tool

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed technology that enables a smartphone to perform lab-grade medical …

IBM Watson Makes a Treatment Plan for Brain-Cancer Patient in 10 Minutes; Doctors Take 160 Hours

The AI doctor analyzed a patient's full genome, then suggested drugs and clinical trials Illustration: iStockphotoIn treating brain cancer, time is …

IBM Watson

Cyber criminals’ next deadly target: Grandpa’s pacemaker

WASHINGTON — Cyberattacks are accelerating worldwide and the U.S. health care system is dangerously unprepared to defend itself, or its patients.In …

Cybersecurity

Infected DNA successfully hacks computer in terrifying experiment

Remember a few month ago when we were all laughing at Harvard scientists for putting a GIF inside a strand of DNA? Now that bridge between technology …

DNA

Omega Ophthalmics is an eye implant platform with the power of continuous AR

Google and other tech companies have come up with glasses and contact lenses for the purposes of AR, but Omega Ophthalmics is taking a much more invasive approach by using surgically implanted lenses to create a space for augmented reality inside the eye.<p>It sounds wild, but lens implants aren’t a …

Medicine

IBM scientists have captured 330TB of uncompressed data into a tiny cartridge

It fits in the palm of your hand<p>In a new world record, scientists at IBM have captured 330 terabytes of uncompressed data — or the equivalent of 330 million books — into a cartridge that can fit into the palm of your hand. The record of 201 gigabits per square inch on prototype sputtered magnetic …

Magnetism

These Unbelievably Tiny Tags Promise Big Advances in Medical Care

Radio-frequency devices one-fifth the diameter of human hair have been created. They may make it possible to analyze diseases from inside individual cells.<p>(Inside Science) — Electronics small enough to fit inside cells may one day help scientists track individual cells and monitor their behavior in …

Engineering

The Next Pharmaceutical Revolution Could Be 3D Bioprinted

New kidneys from scratch.<p>Body organs such as kidneys, livers and hearts are incredibly complex tissues. Each is made up of many different cell types, …