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Modern medicine: Aug. 27-Sept. 3

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, August 28, 2015

Modern medicine: Aug. 27-Sept. 3

Thanks to 'net detective Henriette Evans

Working on artificial hearts

http://pennstatemedicine.org/2015/08/05/unique-division-brings-heart-devices-to-life/?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_content=08-27-2015&utm_campaign=research%20newswire

Press release, image from Penn State

 

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Progress in medicine: Aug. 20-27

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 20, 2015
Updated: Thursday, August 27, 2015

Progress in medicine: Aug. 20-27

‚ÄčBovine collagen effective in wound treatment

http://www.healio.com/dermatology/cutaneous-oncology/news/online/%7B9a6be54f-e947-4e9e-8755-b078378c85a0%7D/bovine-derived-collagen-xenograft-increased-rate-of-second-intention-wound-healing-time

Short, free note from Healio

Finding blood clots in body with PET scans

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-33983389

Full, free essay, images from BBC

Are E-cigarettes a "gateway" for regular cigs for teens?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/teens-who-try-e-cigs-are-also-more-likely-to-start-smoking/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150819

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

Wireless brain stimulation

http://news.stanford.edu/pr/2015/pr-wireless-optogenetic-mouse-081715.html

Press release from Stanford Univ.

Vomit simulator

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/vomit-machine-models-cruise-ship-virus-spread/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150824

Full, free story, audio file from Sci. Am.

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Technology advances: Aug. 13-20

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 13, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Technology advances: Aug. 13-20

Milk the box jelly, save some lives!

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/08/deadly-jellyfish-milked-save-lives?et_cid=4741651&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Tiny glucose monitors

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/08/googles-latest-project-minuscule-glucose-monitors?et_cid=4742992&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Short, free note from R & D Mag.

 

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Tech today: Aug. 6-13

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 06, 2015
Updated: Monday, August 10, 2015

Tech today: Aug. 6-13

Looking for concussions: eye-tracking goggles

http://www.scientificamerican.com/video/eye-tracking-goggles-look-for-concussions/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150807

Free video from Sci. Am.

 

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Summer technology: July 30-Aug. 6

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 30, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Summer technology: July 30-Aug. 6

Thanks to 'net detectives Heidi Shutz and Paul Blumstein

Medical advances

Artificial blood vessels that resist clot formation

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/artificial-blood-vessels-prove-resistant-to-clot-formation/81251592/

Full, free essay, links from GEN

Child gets double hand transplant

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/07/boy-who-lost-hands-infection-gets-double-hand-transplant-0?et_cid=4699918&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Respiratory equipment

Need a formaldehyde monitor?

1. http://www.shop3m.com/3m-formaldehyde-monitor-3720-with-prepaid-analysis.html

2. http://acsbadge.com/formaldehyde.shtml

If you have another idea, please contact me at devans@pct.edu

Forest Bird, inventor of respirator and ventilator dies

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/04/us/dr-forrest-bird-inventor-of-medical-respirators-and-ventilators-dies-at-94.html?_r=0

Complete, free report, images, links from The New York Times

Chip: diagnosing TB, asthma from sputum

http://news.psu.edu/story/364220/2015/07/30/research/chip-processor-first-step-point-care-asthma-tuberculosis

Press release, image from Penn State

Gadgets

Goggles track eye movements and concussions

http://www.scientificamerican.com/video/eye-tracking-goggles-look-for-concussions/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150804

Short, free item, video from Sci. Am.

Great new prosthetic knee

http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2015/cheaper-high-performance-prosthetic-knee-0731

Press release from MIT

FDA approves stomach balloons for weight loss

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm456296.htm

Press release, links


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Technology update: July 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 23, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Technology update: July 23-30

Gadgets

An unwanted distinction: City with the most STD's

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/07/most-sexually-diseased-cities-ranked?et_cid=4698492&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, links, map from Drug discov. & develop.

DNA damage noted with CT scans

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/07/dna-damage-seen-patients-undergoing-ct-scanning?et_cid=4692398&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech.

First bionic eye implanted in UK

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-33571412

Complete, free report, images, links, video from BBC

Lend me your ears!

Nasal balloon v otitis media

http://www.cmaj.ca/content/early/2015/07/27/cmaj.141608.full.pdf+html

Complete, free article, images, references from CMAJ

Bluetooth tech makes hearing aids more useful

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/hearing-aids-meet-the-future-with-bluetooth-tech/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150723

Full, free essay, images from Sci. Am.

 

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Medical advancements: July 16-23

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 16, 2015
Updated: Monday, July 20, 2015

Medical advancements: July 16-23

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

How is your surgeon rated?

http://www.checkbook.org/surgeonratings/

Website

Why are fetal ultrasounds becoming more frequent?

http://www.wsj.com/articles/pregnant-women-get-more-ultrasounds-without-clear-medical-need-1437141219

Complete, free report from Wall Street j.

 

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Summer tech: July 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, July 10, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Summer tech: July 9-16

Thanks to Gary-Heiko Heisermann

Gizmos

Silicone bone

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/07/bone-3-d-silicon-synthesized-potential-use-medical-devices?et_cid=4667319&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

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

These implants dissolve after healing

http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/biomaterials.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51

Press release, video, links from NSF

Medical practice

CDC calling for more accurate death certificates

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/death-by-flatulence-and-other-shortcomings-of-big-data/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150714

Full, free blog, links from Sci. Am.

Excessive pediatric medical care

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/12/opinion/sunday/the-new-child-abuse-panic.html?_r=0

Full, free essay from New York Times

 

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Medical marvels July 2-9

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, July 10, 2015
Updated: Friday, July 10, 2015

Medical marvels: July 2-9

Bariatric surgery better than lifestyle changes in diabetes

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bariatric-surgery-edges-out-lifestyle-changes-for-type-2-diabetes/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20150707

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

Ethical issues with hand and face transplants

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/face-and-hand-transplants-raise-ethical-questions-for-living-donors/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20150707

Full, free blog, images, video from Sci. Am.


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Summer med. devices: June 25-July 2

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, June 25, 2015
Updated: Friday, July 10, 2015

Medical marvels: July 2-9

Summer med. devices: June 26-July 2

Thanks to 'net detective Dic Charge

How reliable is DNA evidence? Maybe not so much.

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/videos/2015/06/why-dna-evidence-may-not-be-so-reliable?et_cid=4651203&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free piece, video from Biosci. Tech.

Glow-in-the dark condoms show STD presence

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/06/teens-invent-condom-glows-show-stds?et_cid=4641463&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, images from Drug discov. & develop.

Surgery for adolescents with migraines

http://www.doctorslounge.com/index.php/news/hd/56190

Full, free essay from DoctorsLounge

Foam stops hemorrhages

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/06/sprayable-foam-slows-bleeding?et_cid=4643692&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story, image from R&D Mag.

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