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Technology now: Aug. 24-31

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 25, 2016
Updated: Thursday, August 25, 2016

Technology now: Aug. 24-31

Ultrasound, the thalamus, and essential tremor

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1600159?query=TOC

Complete, free report, video, images from New Engl. j. med.

Will the bionic eye restore that Australian's vision?

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22830521-700-bionic-eye-will-send-images-direct-to-the-brain-to-restore-sight/?cmpid=NLC%7CNSNS%7C2016-2508-newGLOBAL&utm_medium=NLC&utm_source=NSNS

Short, free note, links from New sci.

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Med. tech. news: Aug. 17-24

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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Technology now: Aug. 10-17

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, August 16, 2016
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Modern medicine: Aug. 3-10

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, August 03, 2016
Updated: Thursday, August 11, 2016

Modern medicine: Aug. 3-10

Thanks to 'net detective Glen Brasseur

Gizmos

What is "cupping" and is it effective?

http://mashable.com/2016/08/08/what-science-says-cupping-phelps-rio/?utm_campaign=mash-prod-synd-apple-all-full&utm_cid=mash-prod-synd-apple-all-full#Q6QJXXO_BaqQ

Free website, images, links from Mashable

MRI's aid in better prosthetic designs

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2016/07/3-d-printing-a-better-prosthetic/493661/

Complete, free report from The Atlantic

Chip to duplicate neuromuscular junction

http://news.mit.edu/2016/replicating-connection-between-muscles-and-nerves-0803

Full, free essay from MIT news

Skin patch monitors, relays body's alcohol level

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

Press release, images, links from UC/SD

Expendables

Hydrogel provides scaffold for breast tissue growth

http://wi.mit.edu/news/archive/2016/engineered-hydrogel-scaffolds-enable-growth-functioning-human-breast-tissue

Press release, image from Whitehead inst.

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Technology: July 26-Aug. 3

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Technology: July 26-Aug. 3

Thanks to 'net detective Shawn Parcells

Gizmos

Prostectomies: surgeon or robot better?

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/07/study-severe-birth-defects-not-lethal-docs-once-said?et_cid=5413891&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5413891&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f07%2fstudy-severe-birth-defects-not-lethal-docs-once-said%3fet_cid%3d5413891%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Free abstract from Lancet

Critics to FDA: nix the stomach drain

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/stomach-purging-weight-loss-device-draws-backlash-against-fda-approval/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160729

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

Limitations of the breath/alcohol test

http://www.mphlastala.com/Breath.pdf

Complete, free report, graphic from Sci. and law

Expendable items

Don't eat raw cookie dough!

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/07/flour-recall-prompts-new-warning%E2%80%94dont-eat-dough-or-batter?et_cid=5422374&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5422374&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f07%2fflour-recall-prompts-new-warning%25E2%2580%2594dont-eat-dough-or-batter%3fet_cid%3d5422374%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free story, link from R&D mag.

Fact sheet on fluoridation

http://www.oncologynurseadvisor.com/general-oncology/fluoridated-water-fact-sheet/article/501189/

Full, free item from Oncol. nurse advis.

Condom use in zika areas

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6530e2.htm?s_cid=mm6530e2_e

Complete, free report, linked citations, graphics from MMWR

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Newest med. tech.: July 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Newest med. tech.: July 19-26

Thanks to 'net detective Valerie Dean O'Loughlin

Gizmos

Acupuncture: does it really work?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/research-casts-doubt-on-the-value-of-acupuncture/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20160726

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

World congress on ultrasound in medical education

http://www.wcume.org/

Sept. 23-25; early bird registration July 31

Software flaws caused errors in fMRI readings

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2097734-thousands-of-fmri-brain-studies-in-doubt-due-to-software-flaws/

Complete, free report, links from New sci.

Brain training on computer: reduces Alzheimer?

https://www.statnews.com/2016/07/24/brain-training-cuts-dementia-risk/

Full, free story, links from Stat

Procedures

Patients at that Memphis clinic need HIV testing

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/07/officials-patients-dental-clinic-should-get-hiv-tests?et_cid=5412054&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5412054&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f07%2fofficials-patients-dental-clinic-should-get-hiv-tests%3fet_cid%3d5412054%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free item from R&D mag.

Failure of sexual abstinence model

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-u-s-blew-1-4-billion-on-abstinence-education-in-africa/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20160719

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

Troubles with tummy tucks

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/when-tummy-tucks-go-bad/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20160719

Full, free essay, links from Sci. Am.

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The season for med. tech: July 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Updated: Friday, July 15, 2016
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Med. tech now: July 5-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Tuesday, July 05, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Med. tech now: July 5-12

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Syndrome K: fictitious disease saved Jews' lives

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4066105.stm

Short, free article from BBC

Phony cures: the danger

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/charlie-sheen-and-the-danger-of-false-cures/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20160705

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

Diagnoses using patients' voices

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-sound-of-your-voice-may-diagnose-disease/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160630

Full, free essay, links from Sci. Am.

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Med. tech. news: June 24-July 1

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, June 24, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Med. tech. news: June 24-July 1

Who knows how to blow lab glassware any more?

http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-me-caltech-glassblower-20160613-snap-story.html

Full, free report, images, video from LA times

3-D printing cartilage

http://news.psu.edu/story/415808/2016/06/27/research/3d-printing-produces-cartilage-strands-bioink

Press release, video from Penn State U.

Organs-on-a-chip help research

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/organs-on-chips-allow-new-views-of-human-biology/?WT.mc_id=SA_IDR_20160623

Complete, free report, links from Sci. Am.

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Med. tech. now: June 17-24

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, June 17, 2016

Med. tech. now: June 17-24

Nevus in child due to IUD in mom

http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2016/bcr-2016-215833.full

Short, free note, images, linked citations from BMJ case rep.

Lift ban on blood donations from gay men?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/calls-escalate-for-lifting-blood-donor-ban-on-men-who-have-sex-with-men/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160616

Complete, free report, links from Sci. Am.

Microbubbles cross blood brain barrier

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2093829-microbubbles-open-brains-barrier-to-make-chemo-more-effective/

Full, free essay, video, link from New sci.

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