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Med. tech today: Feb. 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, February 20, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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What the techies did: Feb. 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 12, 2015
Updated: Friday, February 13, 2015

What the techies did: Feb. 12-19

Tracking your physical activity with a smartphone

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/02/smartphone-apps-just-accurate-wearable-devices-tracking-physical-activity?et_cid=4410723&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from R&D Mag.

Smoking cessation ideas

http://www.dddmag.com/articles/2015/02/science-afire-plans-help-smokers-quit?et_cid=4412594&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

How the beavers prevent tooth decay: for humans?

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/02/beavers-inspire-method-aid-tooth-enamel?et_cid=4414258&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from R&D Mag.

MRI to assess fatty liver disease

http://ucsdnews.ucsd.edu/pressrelease/mri_technique_developed_for_nonalcoholic_fatty_liver_disease_in_children

Press release from U Cal/SD


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Tech wonders: Feb. 5-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, February 06, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tech wonders: Feb. 5-12

Diagnostic attachment on smartphone for blood

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/42100/title/Smartphone-Diagnostic/

Complete, free report, links, image from The Scientist

HPV vaccination is not related to promiscuity!

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/teen-hpv-vaccine-does-not-spur-riskier-sex/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150209

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.


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Today's med tech: Jan. 29-Feb 5

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 29, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Today's med tech: Jan. 29-Feb 5

Organs and cells

New transfusion method

http://consumer.healthday.com/general-health-information-16/emergencies-and-first-aid-news-227/battlefield-blood-transfusion-recipe-passes-successful-test-696099.html

Complete, free report from HealthDay News

2 million years of life saved: organ transplants

http://consumer.healthday.com/senior-citizen-information-31/organ-donation-news-508/more-than-2-million-years-of-life-saved-with-organ-transplants-experts-estimate-695890.html

Short, free item, reference from HealthDay News

3 parents for IVF children?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/britain-votes-on-allowing-world-s-first-three-parent-ivf-babies/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20150203

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

Gadgets

Electrical current across the cranium? Not so much.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn26874-second-blow-to-the-head-for-effects-of-brain-zapping.html

Complete, free report, links from Sci. News

Approval of all Automated External Defib. units required

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm431907.htm

Press release from FDA


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Tech to help you: Jan. 22-29

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 22, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Tech to help you: Jan. 22-29

Ideas

Med Tech from 1915

http://www.scientificamerican.com/slideshow/medical-technology-1915-slideshow1/?WT.mc_id=SA_BS_20150123

Free slide show from Sci. Am.

The Ebola tide may be turning

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/01/tide-turning-ebola-fight-after-hard-lessons?et_cid=4382433&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free essay, image from Drug discov. & develop.

Ebola vaccine trials start next week

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41984/title/Ebola-Update/

Full, free report, links from The Scientist

You can put it on!

Small implant to lower blood pressure

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/01/revolutionary-device-found-lower-blood-pressure?et_cid=4382171&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Call for clarity on E-cigarettes

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/01/surgeon-general-desperate-need-clarity-e-cigarettes-0?et_cid=4386586&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Wearable EKG device

https://news.ncsu.edu/2015/01/zhu-electrophys-2015/

Press release, images, links from N.Carolina State U.

FDA approves Smartphone apps for monitoring glucose

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm431385.htm

Press release from FDA

Watching walking: gait analysis

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=77859

Press release, video from NSF


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Gizmos: Jan. 15-22

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 15, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Gizmos and genius: Jan. 15-22

Restoration

Hydrogels provide for effective revascularization of wounds

http://www.rdmag.com/videos/2015/01/hydrogels-deliver-blood-vessel-growth?et_cid=4372320&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, video from R&D Mag.

Restoring nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/01/new-hope-restoring-cells-damaged-brains-spinal-cords?et_cid=4372937&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Devices

Rub-on tattoo detects glucose levels

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/01/tattoo-sensor-can-detect-glucose-levels-without-finger-prick?et_cid=4365087&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from R&D Mag.

Measuring lung function on the go

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=77847

Press release, video from NSF

Abdominal implant blocks vagal hunger signals

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm430223.htm

Press release from FDA


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Tech of tomorrow: Jan. 8-15

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 08, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Tech of tomorrow: Jan. 8-15

Imagine that!

MRI's for Alzheimer prognosis

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/01/mri-could-predict-alzheimers-disease?et_cid=4361334&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Warnings: commercial ultrasounds during pregnancy

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(14)62464-8/fulltext

Short, free item from Lancet

Other techniques

The Cordon Sanitaire and Ebola

http://www.fasebj.org/content/29/1/1.full

Full, free article, images from FASEB J.

Implant for the spinal nerve cord

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/01/neuroprosthetics-paralysis-new-implant-spinal-cord?et_cid=4356081&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.


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Medical engineering: Jan. 1-8

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, January 02, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Medical engineering: Jan. 1-8

How to do stuff

Predicting uncertain events

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1413816?query=TOC

Complete, free article, linked citations from New Engl. j. Med.

ACL repair

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xsq0sQp6DwU

Full, free animation from You Tube

Ebola news

Latest Ebola figures

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/01/un-ebola-kills-8153-people-west-africa-infects-20650?et_cid=4350378&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Drug Discov. & develop.

What are Ebola's clinical manifestations?

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1411249#t=article

Full, free report, graphics, linked citations from New Engl. j. Med.



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Seeking new technology: Dec. 25-Jan. 1

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, December 29, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Seeking new technology: Dec. 25-Jan. 1

Machines

Organs on a chip

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41499/title/Homo-Minutus/

Complete, free report, link from The Scientist

"Self-winding" heart pacemaker

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/pacemaker-powered-by-heartbeats-has-watch-parts/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20141230

Full, free story, image from Sci. Am.

Ebola

Malaria: kills many more than Ebola but no press!

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/12/malaria-killing-thousands-more-ebola-west-africa?et_cid=4342067&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free essay, image from Biosci. Tech.

Ebola slide show

http://www.scientificamerican.com/slideshow/images-from-the-real-face-of-the-ebola-crisis-slide-show/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20141230

Full, free images from Sci. Am.

Ebola virus' future and past

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-ebola-here-to-stay/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20141230

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


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Gadgets and methods: Dec. 18-25

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, December 19, 2014
Updated: Friday, December 19, 2014

Gadgets and methods: Dec. 18-25

Blood tests for concussion prognosis

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/blood-test-forecasts-concussion-severity/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20141218

Short, free note, link, audio file from Sci. Am.


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