Medical Technology

Spinach Leaf Transformed Into Beating Human Heart Tissue

Using the plant like scaffolding, scientists built a mini version of a working heart, which may one day aid in tissue regeneration.<p>Scientists have found a way to use spinach to build working human heart muscle, potentially solving a long-standing problem in efforts to repair damaged organs.<p>One of …

Tissue Engineering

4-year-old uses Siri to save his mom's life

Although it’s been around for years now, Apple’s Siri voice assistant still catches flak for its failures to respond correctly to basic commands, surface relevant information and for misunderstanding users often. But earlier this month, it rose to the occasion when a four-year-old needed help in an …

Technology

New surgery technique at Hopkins gives teenage aneurysm patient chance at a normal life

Brianna Atkins was supposed to be playing in the opening game for her California high school's soccer team in January 2015 when she was overcome by a …

Biomedical Engineering

The Risks of Breast Implants, According to a Surgeon

There are risks involved in every surgical procedure, but this is one you may not have expected: The FDA recently reported 359 cases and nine deaths …

Biomedical Engineering

Novartis' Intraocular Lens Secures FDA Approval (NVS)

Novartis AG (NVS) has announced that Alcon, its eye care division, has secured approval from the U.S. Food And Drug Administration (FDA) for its …

Biomedical Engineering

AliveCor Kardia Mobile EKG Now Available For $99 (video)

Anyone who would like to quickly and effectively monitor their heart condition may be interested in the new AliveCor Kardia Mobile EKG which comes …

Digital Health

Ugly and Obvious? Not This Hearing Aid

by ,<p>Phonak Lyric is introducing a new global campaign designed to address why many who suffer hearing loss resist hearing aids: the ugly and obvious …

Biomedical Engineering

76ers' Joel Embiid scheduled to undergo knee surgery on torn meniscus

Another blow for the talented Sixers big man<p><b>Download the CBS Sports App today and get instant NBA scores, news and alerts, plus get the latest picks throughout the playoffs from SportsLine.</b><p>Joel Embiid finally made it onto the court this year for the Philadelphia 76ers, and he was a revelation, …

Biomedical Engineering

Phone device tests male fertility with 98% accuracy, study shows

<b>(CNN) —</b> A new smartphone attachment can evaluate a man's semen and determine his level of fertility with up to 98% accuracy, a new study has showed.<p>The new technology -- consisting of an external accessory in which sperm samples are inserted and an app that analyzes them -- could make testing as …

Technology

Conditions and Lifestyle Factors Associated With A-Fib

Atrial fibrillation is a very common cardiac arrhythmia; worldwide, it is one of the most common arrhythmias that doctors see in their practices.<p>The …

Medicine

Spray painting biomaterials onto heart promotes cardiac repair after myocardial infarction

New Rochelle, NY, March 21, 2017--Researchers have demonstrated the effectiveness of a minimally invasive method to form a regenerative cardiac patch …

Tissue Engineering

'Synthetic' cartilage is now an option for big-toe arthritis sufferers

CLOSE<p>Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>The Cartiva cartilage works like a bumper over the joints and is inserted into the base of the big-toe through a drilled …

Biomedical Engineering

Pulmatrix Inhaled Drug Delivery Tech Gets EU Patent (PULM)

Pulmatrix Inc. (PULM) announced that it secured a patent from the European Union for its iSPERSE (inhaled small particles easily respirable and …

Medicine

Scientists have figured out how to stop our bodies from fighting electronic implants

Scar tissue may no longer be an obstacle on our road to becoming cyborgs<p>We may dream of one day becoming cyborgs, with RFID chips implanted in our hands or bionic eyes, but the human body won't necessarily cooperate. Implantable devices like pacemakers have been used regularly for decades, but they …

Biomedical Engineering

Are Breast Implants Safe? Physicians Debate Saline And Silicone In Survey

While there can be any number of issues that develop from going under the knife, many in the medical field seem to be divided on the overall safety …

Biomedical Engineering

Anti-bacterial discovery will prevent infections spreading on medical devices

Microbiologists at Trinity College Dublin have discovered a new way to prevent bacteria from growing on medical devices such as hip replacements or …

Biomedical Engineering

Deadly, drug-resistant Candida yeast infection spreads in the US

So far, 53 Americans have been infected with Candida auris, which can cause organ failure. It is resistant to all three major classes of antifungal …

Biomedical Engineering

This Airline Just Banned All Electronic Devices on Board

Cellphones and medical devices needed during flight are excluded.<p>Royal Jordanian airlines announced on Twitter on Monday that passengers cannot bring …

Biomedical Engineering

Array Withdraws NDA for Anticancer Drug Binimetinib | GEN Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News - Biotech from Bench to Business | GEN

Array BioPharma reported over the weekend that it is withdrawing its NDA for approval of binimetinib (MEK162) monotherapy in the treatment of …

Cancer

Selectively blocking immune cells can prevent formation of scar tissue around medical devices

Anderson's lab has been working for several years on an implantable device that could mimic the function of the pancreas, potentially offering a …

Biomedical Engineering

You can now search for a doctor using emoji, because 2017 is sorrow

Feeling heartburn? Just type ❤️🔥.<p>Zocdoc, an online service that helps you find doctors and schedule appointments, has revamped its search to be more user-friendly. It's calling the initiative "patient-powered search," and it's all about finding ways to help those in need speak naturally, according …

Technology

What Are the Different Types of Shoulder Surgery?

Surgery may be an ideal treatment for many common shoulder problems. While the first step in treatment is seldom a surgical solution, often people do …

Biomedical Engineering

Pulmocide Raises $30.4M for Clinical Development of Inhaled Respiratory Drugs | GEN Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News - Biotech from Bench to Business | GEN

Pulmocide raised $30.4 million in a Series B round of financing to support the early clinical development of its lead inhaled drugs against …

Medicine

iPads In Every Hospital: Apple’s Plan To Crack The $3 Trillion Health Care Sector | Fast Company

The late Apple CEO Steve Jobs realized how “broken and bad” many health care processes were after he got sick with cancer.

Health Care

Don't Just Bet On Luck To Avoid a Stroke

If you hear somebody mention the word, iRhythm, you might conclude that it’ a musical group or a new dance step. But you would be wrong. In fact, iRhythm (IRTC)is in a more serious, life-saving business whose chief product tries to prevent strokes. In fact, strokes are the fifth largest cause of …

Digital Health

Genetic Engineering Can Help Us Save Animals' Lives

Manipulating Genetics With or Without CRISPR<p>From tackling cancer to eradicating single-gene mutations, the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing tool is often …

Genetic Engineering

Nanowire retinal implant could restore sight with better resolution

Advances in bionic eyes over the past few decades have given blind and visually impaired people new hope of restoring some of their vision. Now …

Biomedical Engineering

Navigating a New A-Fib Diagnosis

If you have been diagnosed with atrial fibrillation you may be feeling overwhelmed by now. You’ve probably been inundated with information, some of …

Medicine

Scientist have found a way to reverse hearing loss

Hearing loss is an ever increasing problem. That’s probably not news to you as hearing aid acoustician pop up almost everywhere. Hearing is so …

Biomedical Engineering

Colleges award tenure

<b>Georgia Institute of Technology</b>• Daniel Baerlecken, architecture<br>• Tamara Bogdanovic, physics<br>• Sam Brown, biological sciences<br>• Young Mi Choi, industrial …

Biomedical Engineering