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The newest in technology: May 1-8

Posted By David Evans, Thursday, May 1, 2014
Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014

The newest in technology: May 1-8
New genes to produce humanized pig organs

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/synthetic-genomics-to-develop-humanized-pig-organs/81249831/

Full, free essay from GEN

Technology today: April 24-May 1
Techies generally
3-D printing of living cartilage on a chip a success

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/cartilage-on-a-chip-success-stirs-hopes-for-joint-repair/81249797/

Full, free item from GEN

Gene therapy via cochlear implant

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39798/title/Cochlear-Implant-Gene-Therapy/

Full, free report from The Scientist
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E-cigarettes

How safe are e-cigarettes?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/smoke-screen-are-e-cigarettes-safe/?&WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20140424

Full, free story from Sci. Am.

Looking to regulate e-cigarettes

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm394667.htm

​Press release from FDA

Medical technology today: April 17-24
Restoring

Clot bustin' robot

http://www.scientificamerican.com/video/robotic-needle-breaks-brain-clots/?&WT.mc_id=SA_BS_20140418

Full, free video from Sci. Am.

Prosthetic ankle

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/04/bionic-ankle-%E2%80%9Cemulates-nature%E2%80%9D?et_cid=3888857&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from R&D Mag.

Reattaching an ear

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1310815?query=TOC

Short, free note, images from New Engl. j. Med.

Solutions: good and bad

The birth of modern transfusions

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39508/title/New-Blood--circa-1914/

Full, free report, image from The Scientist

E-cigarettes can cause changes in gene expression

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/e-cigarettess-effect-on-cells-similar-to-that-of-tobacco-smoke/?&WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20140415

Short, free item, link from Sci. Am.

Asthma diagnosis based on neutrophils in one drop of blood

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/04/03/1324043111.abstract?sid=2252bc3a-9cd6-4518-ba6e-03d01f8e197a

Free abstract from Proc. Nat'l. Acad. Sci.

What cells are using oxygen?

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/04/tracking-oxygen-body?et_cid=3896701&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free report, image from R&D Mag.
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What the techies are up to now: April 10-17
Thanks to 'net detective Henriette Evans
It isn't working right

The tobacco report

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39649/title/AACR-Releases-Tobacco-Report/

Short, free item from The Scientist

What about patenting diagnostics?

http://www.genengnews.com/insight-and-intelligence/a-common-sense-discussion-of-patenting-medical-diagnostics/77900094/

Full, free essay from GEN

Australia to homeopathy: no thank you

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/39703/title/Australia-Officially-Debunks-Homeopathy/

Brief, free note from The Scientist

Works better

Silly putty carpet for growing spinal cord cells?

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/04/how-silly-putty-ingredient-could-advance-stem-cell-therapies?et_cid=3882900&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Minimally-invasive ventricular surgery

http://www.scientificamerican.com/video/surgery-for-heart-failure-gets-less-invasive/?&WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20140408

Short, free note, video from Sci. Am.

The cost of chronic disease care

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/06/health/even-small-medical-advances-can-mean-big-jumps-in-bills.html?rref=health&hpw=&_r=0

Newspaper article
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Medical marvels to behold: April 3-10
Injection device for anti heroin overdose

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/04/fda-approves-easy-use-heroin-overdose-antidote?et_cid=3864386&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Old tech: whale carcass cure for rheumatism?
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-pacific-26807485

Full, free story, image from BBC News

Technology today: March 27-April 3
Thanks to 'net detective Linda Moussakova and Paul Blumstein

Skull model from 3-D printer implanted

http://medcitynews.com/2014/03/in-latest-3d-printer-implants-breakthrough-surgeons-replace-skull/

Short, free piece, image from MedCityNews.com

Implant: pulsing cuff to aid venous return
http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/videos/2014/03/researcher-invents-%E2%80%98mini-heart%E2%80%99-help-return-venous-blood?et_cid=3848887&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Short, free item, video from Biosci. Tech.
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What really killed President Harrison in 1841?

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/01/science/what-really-killed-william-henry-harrison.html?_r=0

Newspaper story

The flu epidemic of 1918

http://www.histoiresante.blogspot.ca/2014/03/lepidemie-de-grippe-de-1918-aux-etats.html

Brief review from Historians of Health

What the techies did: March 20-27
Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein
Practices

Triclosan, ingredient in antibacterial soap, must go!

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-key-antibacterial-soap-ingredient-must-go/?&WT.mc_id=SA_EVO_20140324

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

​Water immersion birthing: avoid during later stage labor

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2014/03/18/peds.2013-3794.full.pdf+html

Full, free pdf, references from Pediatrics

Vaccines: store at room temps, single dose sprays

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/03/room-temp-spray-vaccine-may-curb-diseases-remote-areas?et_cid=3831947&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.
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Blood tests
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Looking at shear rates to determine risk of thromboses
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0082493
Full, free article, graphics, linked citations from PLoS ONE

Rapid blood test with a single drop

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/how-to-run-30-health-tests-on-a-single-drop-of-blood-180949983/?no-ist

Full, free essay from Smithsonian
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Other devices and tests

Testing the cerebrospinal fluid for early Alzheimer Disease

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/new-cerebral-spinal-fluid-test-offers-hope-for-early-alzheimer-s-detection/81249649/

Complete, free item from GEN

Children hearing for the first time in their lives
http://www.upworthy.com/see-these-childrens-reaction-when-they-hear-sound-for-the-first-time-in-their-lives?c=upw1
Free video from The Upworthiest
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Adult cochlear implant for high frequency, nervous hearing loss

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm389860.htm

FDA Press release

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