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All-In-One Electronic Diabetes Patch Measures Glucose, Injects Insulin

Researchers at the Institute for Basic Science in Seoul, Korea have developed an electronic skin patch capable of performing accurate glucose measurements while delivering insulin. The glucose sensor is based on gold-doped graphene and a gold mesh, and it corrects itself by using on-board pH and skin temperature sensors. Microneedles that can be controlled by […]

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Boston Sci’s EMBLEM Approved in EU for MRI Scans

Boston Scientific‘s EMBLEM subcutaneous implantable defibrillator (S-ICD) received European approval to be compatible with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) when certain precautions are taken. The device doesn’t resort to having an electrode lead placed into the heart, but instead uses a long and thin rod near the chest to deliver the shock. The approval applies to […]

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The Power of 3-D

Originally designed for the analysis of substantial engineering parts, such as jet turbine blades, the powerful scanning equipment at Southampton's µ-VIS Centre for Computed Tomography, has been used to image Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) lung tissue samples for the first time. IPF is usually diagnosed via a hospital CT scan or by using a microscope […]

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Brush Your Teeth!

Gum disease is a serious issue that needs to be looked after. Research today shows that there may be a new effective way to treat gum disease. Silicon nitride is a ceramic material that is normally used when performing spinal implants, but researchers state that it can also be a viable treatment for gum disease […]

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Portal Headset Concept to Make Telemedicine More Meaningful

Jonathan Stewart, an accomplished industrial designed, recently had the idea that telemedical consultations would really benefit from some hardware. These days people that interact with their physicians via Skype or some other video teleconferencing system are typically only able to report on how they feel, but getting a simple exam still requires the patient to make […]

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Research Beats Cancer

A promising new discovery was made by UCLA scientists. Their discovery may lead to a new method of identifying cancer patients that display high levels of enzyme and are more likely to respond to cancer related treatments. Decades of significant advances and improvements in PET imaging technology have led to the detection of an enzyme […]

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Say No to Cancer

Reigning from Case Western Reserve University In Cleveland, Ohio, a team of brilliant minded physicists and engineers have recently developed an optical biosensor that has the power to detect certain types of cancer. It might seem like a basic alternative to another type of treatment such as a biopsy, but it really isn't. According to […]

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Brain Chip Beats Paralysis

Nearly 6 years ago, a man named Ian Burkhart got himself into an accident that would change his life forever. Burkhart had broken his neck from a diving incident when he was a freshman in college, and it left his legs and arms paralyzed as a result. Fortunately, with technology advancing so quickly, paralyzation can […]

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First Wireless Pacemaker

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first pacemaker to do away with electrical wires that have long been a shortcoming of internal heart devices. The 1-inch Micra Transcatheter Pacing System works like older pacemakers to control irregular heartbeats, but does not use leads—wires that traditionally connect the device's generator to the heart. Unlike […]

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