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The march of progress: July 17-24

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 17, 2014
Updated: Monday, August 4, 2014

Easy tech

Bubble wrap for lab ware! Yep.

Full, free essay, links from
New Sci.

Smart bandages monitor vitals

Short, free item from
New Sci.

Cell affected directly

Platelet-making bioreactor

Full, free essay from

Reprogrammed pig cardiac cells for new pacemaker

Complete, free report, link to original abstract from
New Sci.

This week in med. tech.: July 10-17
Thanks to 'net detective Henriette Evans

Finding Alzheimer

A blood test for Alzheimer disease?

Complete, free report, links from The Scientist

Other, newer, simpler Alzheimer tests on the way?

Newspaper story

Do tests confuse you?

Grappling with statistics and applying the results?

Complete, free report, graphics from
BBC News

Understanding DNA ancestry results

Full, free story, links from
The Scientist


Nanotechnology may help in diabetes type I diagnosis

Complete, free report from

New way to ferret out triggers for allergies

Full, free item from
R&D Mag.

Optogenetics: new technique

Press release, slide show from NSF

Advances in medical technology: July 3-10

Therapies for all

What is the scientific evidence related to acupuncture?

Q&A from 5 scientists from Sci. Am.

Will nanoparticles damage organs?

Full, free article, link, image from
Sci. Am.

For those with other needs

"Finger reader" scans, reads plain text for the blind

Full, free report, image from Biosci. Tech.

FDA approves inhalable insulin

Press release from FDA

Motorized exoskeleton for paraplegics approved

Press release from FDA

Technology today: June 26-July 3

Growing new tendons for rotator cuffs

Full, free report from
Biosci. Tech.

More rapid therapeutic T-cell growth in vitro

Full, free item from
The Scientist

Women benefit more from special heart pacemaker

Complete, free essay from
R&D Mag.

This week in medical technology: June 19-26
Thanks this week to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

New HIV screening methods

Full, free article, tables, linked citations from

Making new bones for you

Free audio file from
Radio New Zealand

Chip in brain allows paralyzed man to move hand

image, video, newspaper story

What the techies are up to: June 12-19


Stroke-detecting helmet

Free audio file from
Sci. Am.

Softer stuff

Do toilet seat liners really help? Nope

Full, free story, video from
NBC News

The bionic pancreas--better glycemic control in DM Type I

Complete, free report, graphics, linked citation from
New Engl. j. Med.

Risky business: dangerous behavior in kids

Full, free article, graphics, links from

Gene change in bananas, > beta carotene, < vitamin A deficiency

Full, free story from
The Guardian

Medical technology: May 29-June 12


Better epidural delivery with optical tomography

Complete, free article, images from
R&D Mag.

Near infra-red images lymphatic system

Full, free report from
R&D Mag.

Other devices

Life-saving shirt ha
defibrillator included

Full, free essay, image from
Biosci. Tech.

Long distance medicine is life-saver in rural areas

Complete, free item from
R&D Mag.

Paraplegic using exoskeleton o deliver ceremonial kick at World Cup

Free video from NSF

Biochip to detect glucose in saliva

Press release from Brown Univ.

More news

Wikipedia as a source of medical info? Maybe not so much

Free, short item, audio file from
Sci. Am.

Hydrogels promote better healing with stem cells

Complete, free report from
R&D Mag.

Man allegedly steals skin from biotech company

Full, free item from

Microparticle delivery can heal bones more efficiently

Press release from Georgia Tech.

Current med. tech.: May 22-29
Blood glucose to be sent by telemetry

Full, free report from
Drug discov. & develop.

The techies today: May 15-22

Placebo: same outcomes as physical therapy in hip osteoarthritis

Free abstract from

Light used to scan brains

Complete, free essay from
R&D Mag.

Wireless pacemaker demonstrated for rabbit's heart

Full, free story, image from
New Sci.

Sweat detector for fingerprinting

Full, free report, citation, images from

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