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May tech.: May 25-June 1

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 25, 2017

Frequency of Alzheimer disease by US county

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6620a1.htm?s_cid=mm6620a1_e

Complete, free report, images, tables, refs: MMWR

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Gizmos: May 11-24

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thanks to web detectives Paul Blumstein, Kevin Patton, and Pat Bowne

Bad stats

Increasing maternal mortality in US

https://www.propublica.org/article/die-in-childbirth-maternal-death-rate-health-care-system

Full, free article, links, video, images: ProPublica

Leading causes of death amongst adolescents worldwide

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2017/yearly-adolescent-deaths/en/

Free website, tables: WHO

Gizmos

Cheaper new emersion lens

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b00717

Short, free item, images, links: Nano let.

3-D printed mouse ovaries: female has litter

https://www.theverge.com/2017/5/16/15646230/mouse-3-d-printing-ovary-health-fertility-bioengineering

Full, free piece, links: Verge

Procedures that work

Biomarker for Alzheimer in saliva

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/diagnosing-alzheimer-s-using-saliva-biomarkers/81254373?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=GEN+News+Highlights+of+the+Week&utm_content=01&utm_campaign=GEN+News+Highlights+of+the+Week_20170520

Full, free item, link: GEN

Glue from mussels heals faster

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2130806-mussel-gloop-can-be-used-to-make-wounds-knit-without-any-scars/?cmpid=NLC%7CNSNS%7C2017-1805-GLOBAL&utm_medium=NLC&utm_source=NSNS

Complete, free report, links: New sci.

Micro-bubbles and genes to treat broken bones

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2017/05/microbubbles-and-gene-therapy-help-heal-broken-bones?et_cid=5960711&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5960711&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.biosciencetechnology.com%2fnews%2f2017%2f05%2fmicrobubbles-and-gene-therapy-help-heal-broken-bones%3fet_cid%3d5960711%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free story, images: BiosciTech.

Wearable parkinsonism treatment

https://www.rdmag.com/videos/2017/05/microsoft-unveils-wearable-device-help-parkinsons-symptoms?et_cid=5948905&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5948905&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free essay, video: R&D mag.

Not such great news

What the radium women did

https://www.buzzfeed.com/authorkatemoore/the-light-that-does-not-lie?utm_term=.slyeR7pOv#.jwXyVaMed

Complete, free report, images, ref.: BuzzFeed

Gone with the buggy-whip: old medicine

http://theconversation.com/five-bloodcurdling-medical-procedures-that-are-no-longer-performed-thankfully-75818

Full, free essay, links, image: Conversation

Lead testing may be faulty

https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm558769.htm

Full, free notice: FDA

 

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Gadgets in May: May 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 4, 2017
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Springing into gizmos: April 27-May 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 27, 2017
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Gadgets of April: April 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, April 20, 2017
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April tech: April 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, April 14, 2017

Sweatbands for detecting cystic fibrosis

http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/04/11/1701740114.abstract

Free abstract PNAS

Ruling out MI with c-troponin + EKG

http://annals.org/aim/article/2619006/rapid-rule-out-acute-myocardial-infarction-single-high-sensitivity-cardiac

Free abstract: Ann. int. med.

Easier parkinsonism tests

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-simpler-parkinsons-tests-probe-walking-talking-typing/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20170418

Full. free essay, link: Sci. Am.

Restoring vision long-term in mice

https://www.nature.com/articles/srep45487

Complete, free report, linked cites., graphics: Sci. rep.

Tags:  restoring vision 

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Med. tech news: April 5-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, April 7, 2017

Thanks to web detectives Kevin Patton and Pat Bowne

Practices

Quick-wee method of urine collection

http://www.bmj.com/content/357/bmj.j1341

Full, free article, linked cites., figs.: BMJ

NYC's trans-fat ban prevented MI's

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamacardiology/article-abstract/2618359

Free abstract: JAMA card.

You really need a second medical opinion!

https://qz.com/949860/get-a-second-opinion-doctors-usually-arent-right-the-first-time/

Full, free essay, links: Quartz

Gizmos

FDA okays genetic tests for risk of some conditions

https://www.statnews.com/2017/04/06/genetic-test-alzheimers/

Complete, free report, links: STAT

These nanoparticles can go thru mucus

http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/4/e1601556.full

Full, free item, linked cites., graphics: Science

Clot grabbers better for strokes

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1612136

Short, free article, figs.: New Engl. j. med.

Tags:  acute stroke treatment  better nanoparicles penetrate mucus  genetic testing  Quick-wee  second opinions 

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Springtime for gizmos: March 29-April 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, March 30, 2017
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Spring gadgets: March 22-29

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, March 27, 2017

Interesting tech

Using LegosTM to build lab equipment

http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.2001413

Complete, free report, linked cites., images: PLoS Biol.

Spinach leaf used as a scaffold for human circulation

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/human-heart-spinach-leaf-medicine-science/

Full, free essay, video, links: Nat'l. geo.

Compare: appendectomy v antibiotics in kids: surgery wins

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2613402

Full, free article, linked cites.: JAMA ped.

Sexual reproduction and technology

Vasectomies and prostate cancer? Nope.

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/prostate-cancer/vasectomy-not-linked-to-high-grade-prostate-cancer-risk/article/642727/?DCMP=EMC-ONA_Online_20170329&cpn=&hmSubId=2EMXoF5X9Ns1&NID=1598750622&dl=0&spMailingID=16889886&spUserID=NTQ2MjY4MDk2ODIS1&spJobID=982350374&spReportId=OTgyMzUwMzc0S0

Short, free item: Oncol. nurse advis.

Female reproductive system on a chip

http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14584

Full, free story, images, refs.: Nature

 

Tags:  help with lab equipment building 

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St. Pat's medicine: March 15-22

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 17, 2017

Diagnoses

Autism blood test

http://journals.plos.org/ploscompbiol/article?id=10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005385

Complete, free report, linked cites., figs.: PLoS comp. biol.

Increased HIV testing of moms, fewer perinatal cases

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2611945

Full, free article, linked cites.: JAMA

Faster blood typing method

http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/9/381/eaaf9209

Free abstract: Sci. trans. med.

Gizmos

Deep-brain stimulation v depression

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2017/03/deep-brain-stimulation-provides-long-term-relief-severe-depressions?et_cid=5882298&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5882298&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Complete, free report, image: R&D mag.

Alternative to traditional snake bite treatment

https://news.uci.edu/research/snake-bit-uci-chemists-figure-out-how-to-easily-and-cheaply-halt-venoms-spread/

Press release, link: U. Cal./I

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