Raul Santana Álvarez

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Nuevas fotos filtradas del Samsung Galaxy Note 7 apuntan a que tendrá escáner de iris

Poner el dedo en un botón para confirmar nuestra identidad es tan de 2015. Lo último de lo último en seguridad biométrica para smartphones son los …

Un sensor para la detección temprana del cáncer de mama

El ingeniero mexicano Víctor Manuel Serdio Villarreal ha desarrollado un dispositivo diagnostico capaz de detectar marcadores específicos asociados a …

The Best Medical Technologies of 2015

As we look back on the medtech developments of 2015 there’s definitely a sense that we’re living through revolutionary times. Nearly every day …

Medical Technology

Biosensing Films And Smartphones Let Doctors Diagnose Disease From Anywhere

Send your doctor a cell-fie<p>Going to the doctor to see if you have strep throat might be a hassle, but it’s next to impossible for people who live in remote regions with limited access to healthcare. Researchers from Florida Atlantic University have created a sensitive film that can detect viruses …

Medical Technology

Thermometer of the future: A wireless, wearable fever alarm armband

What if you could take your temperature without a thermometer?<p>Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed a wearable device that can continuously monitor a patient's temperature – and sound an alarm when a fever develops to alert a nurse or caretaker. Wireless and imperceptibly thin, the …

Wearable Tech

New sampling device promises to make blood tests needle-free

Though the pain they cause is minor and fleeting, a lot of people still find something pretty unsettling about needles. When it comes to conducting a …

Surgical robot inspired by octopus arm

A robotic arm that can bend, stretch and squeeze through the body to perform delicate surgical operations has been developed in Italy.<p>The device, …

TraumaCAD Mobile Hip Replacement Planning for iPad Scores FDA Clearance

<b>Voyant Health</b>, a division of <b>Brainlab</b>, won FDA clearance for its TraumaCad Mobile pre-op othropedic planning and templating tool for total hip …

MoleScope Converts Cellphone Into Skin Cancer Diagnostic Tool

This week, at the World Congress of Dermatology, a smartphone powered mole tracking device is being introduced by <b>MetaOptima</b>, a Vancouver, B.C. firm. …

Tiny Electronic Implants Treat Arthritis, Diabetes and Obesity

David Kessel’s high blood pressure started when he was just 13 years old. His doctors gave him many tests, but they never determined the cause. By …

Immune System

3 New Eyeglasses That Give Doctors Superhuman Vision

The standard safety goggles that surgeons and other doctors often wear have a single important purpose: to protect the eyes from spurts and splashes …

Pressure Sensing Stocking to Help Save Diabetic Feet

A loss of feeling in the feet can have serious consequences, especially with patients with diabetic neuropathy. Such patients, who are unable to …

Neuropathy

Fighting the Second Skeleton

Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva is an incredibly rare disease, striking just one out of every two million people. It’s also an incredibly astonishing disease. A single mutation to a single gene causes muscles to spontaneously turn into new bones. Over time, people with fibrodysplasia …

University of Pennsylvania

Super-Strong Material Inspired By Squid Teeth Is Self-Healing

To repair, just add water<p>A team of researchers led by engineers from Penn State University has created the first material that heals itself in the presence of water, according to a study published yesterday in <i>Scientific Reports</i>. The material, inspired by squid teeth, could be used to repair devices …

Penn State

Device Revives Disembodied Hearts That Have Stopped Beating

It could save a lot of lives<p>There are two ways you can die, from a transplant surgeon’s point of view. Your brain could die while your heart continues beating, or your heart could fail, starving the rest of your body of oxygen. It used to be that only the former could donate their organs—because if …

Clinical Trials

5 trucos que harán más feliz tu vida en Android

Repasamos algunos trucos para Android, y también aplicaciones y utilidades que mejorarán enormemente nuestra experiencia diaria.<p>Si algo siempre me ha …

Científicos modifican el genoma de embriones humanos por primera vez

Un grupo de científicos chinos ha conseguido modificar, de manera activa y dirigida, una parte del genoma de embriones humanos, algo que no sólo no …

Stretchy Artificial Skin Lets Prosthetic Hand Sense Heat, Humidity, and Pressure

It's so sophisticated, it can even tell the difference between a dry and soggy diaper<p>Prosthetic limbs that can be controlled by an amputee’s thoughts or muscle movements already exist. But what if they could also sense the environment and then send that information back to the amputee’s nervous …

Nature Communications

Amputee Gets Two Mind-Controlled Robotic Arms

Les Baugh can control his two new prosthetics, simply by thinking about their movements<p>A Colorado man is now the first shoulder level double-amputee to successfully receive and operate two robotic Modular Prosthetic Limbs (MPLs), according to a Tuesday announcement from Johns Hopkins University's …

Robotics

Cardiac Surgeon Prints 3D Heart to Prep for Challenging Surgery

MRI of patient’s heart used to build the 3D printed model.<p>Though ventricular septal defects are fairly common and surgically treated, it’s best to …

PeekMed One Orthopedic Surgical Planning Tool Unveiled

Here’s a new planning tool for orthopedic surgeons preparing for an operation. A startup out of Portugal called <b>PeekMed</b> has just released a software …

Soldiers could have their bones copied and 3D printed in case of injury

Experts say that soldiers could be scanned before deploying and a 'twin' kept online so that new bones could be 3D printed if they are injured<p>Soldiers could be scanned before they enter the battlefield and a virtual 'twin' kept online so that new bones could be 3D printed when they get injured, …

Medical School

Man gets bionic eye, sees wife for first time in decade - CNN Video

A Minnesota man who got a bionic eye implant was able to see his wife for the first time in 10 years.

Turner Broadcasting

Bionic heart breakthrough: Scientists transplant device into sheep, hope for clinical trials

Medical and engineering specialists say they are on the cusp of a breakthrough after successfully transplanting a bionic heart into a sheep.<p>The …

Modifican los linfocitos del propio paciente para que ataquen a células leucémicas

Especialistas de todo el mundo asistieron en el Hospital Clínic de Barcelona a la presentación de una inmunoterapia para aplicar en leucemias y otros …

Mejora del tratamiento contra el cáncer mediante imaginología

Un proyecto financiado con fondos europeos destinado a mejorar la extracción de tumores cancerosos celebró recientemente su primera reunión técnica …

Apple busca a ingenieros para mejorar la peor característica de los terminales iOS: sus baterías

A medida que los iPhone se van haciendo más potentes, <b>la tecnología de sus baterías</b> se va haciendo más evidentemente limitada: no conseguimos nunca …

Precios Samsung Galaxy S6 y Samsung Galaxy S6 edge con Yoigo

El 10 de abril, fecha oficial de lanzamiento de los nuevos Samsung Galaxy S6 y Samsung Galaxy S6 edge, se va acercando poco a poco y los operadores …