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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

Full, free essay from GEN

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

Full, free item from GEN

Gene therapy via cochlear implant

Full, free report from The Scientist

How safe are e-cigarettes?

Full, free story from Sci. Am.

Looking to regulate e-cigarettes

​Press release from FDA

Medical technology today: April 17-24

Clot bustin' robot

Full, free video from Sci. Am.

Prosthetic ankle

Full, free essay from R&D Mag.

Reattaching an ear

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

Solutions: good and bad

The birth of modern transfusions

Full, free report, image from The Scientist

E-cigarettes can cause changes in gene expression

Short, free item, link from Sci. Am.

Asthma diagnosis based on neutrophils in one drop of blood

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

What cells are using oxygen?

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

The tobacco report

Short, free item from The Scientist

What about patenting diagnostics?

Full, free essay from GEN

Australia to homeopathy: no thank you

Brief, free note from The Scientist

Works better

Silly putty carpet for growing spinal cord cells?

Full, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Minimally-invasive ventricular surgery

Short, free note, video from Sci. Am.

The cost of chronic disease care

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

Complete, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Old tech: whale carcass cure for rheumatism?

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

Short, free piece, image from

Implant: pulsing cuff to aid venous return

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

Newspaper story

The flu epidemic of 1918

Brief review from Historians of Health

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

Triclosan, ingredient in antibacterial soap, must go!

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

​Water immersion birthing: avoid during later stage labor

Full, free pdf, references from Pediatrics

Vaccines: store at room temps, single dose sprays

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.
Blood tests
Looking at shear rates to determine risk of thromboses
Full, free article, graphics, linked citations from PLoS ONE

Rapid blood test with a single drop

Full, free essay from Smithsonian
Other devices and tests

Testing the cerebrospinal fluid for early Alzheimer Disease

Complete, free item from GEN

Children hearing for the first time in their lives
Free video from The Upworthiest
Adult cochlear implant for high frequency, nervous hearing loss

FDA Press release

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