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Tech marches on: Feb. 22-March 1

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Artificial cardiomyocyte

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1742706116305967

Free abstract: Acta biomater.

Fast MRI analysis aided by supercomputer

https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/-/real-time-mri-analysis-powered-by-supercomputers

Press, release, images, links: U. Texas-A

Investigating the reliability of home DNA test kits

Full, free essay, video, links: Inside ed.

Diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy

http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/40/3/412

Complete, free report, linked cites, tables: Diab. care

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Presidents' day tech: Feb. 16-22

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thanks to 'net detective Kevin Patton

Gizmos

Microscope on a chip

http://www.rdmag.com/article/2017/02/miniature-microscope-fits-chip?et_cid=5833348&et_rid=54713780&type=headline&et_cid=5833348&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

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

Fitness gadgets alone don't make you much more fit!

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2553448

Free abstract from JAMA

Practices

Going to the 'net to relieve knee pain?

http://annals.org/aim/article/2605025/effectiveness-internet-delivered-exercise-pain-coping-skills-training-intervention-persons

Free abstract from Ann. int. med.

Gastric bypass v other Type II diabetes therapies

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/gastric-bypass-controls-diabetes-long-term-better-other-methods

Complete, free report, images, links: Sci. news

Annual screening for lung cancer

http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1002226

Full, free article, linked cites.: PLoS med.

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Valentine tech: Feb. 9-15

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, February 10, 2017

Practices

Non-drug treatments recommended for low back pain

http://annals.org/aim/article/2603228/noninvasive-treatments-acute-subacute-chronic-low-back-pain-clinical-practice

Full, free article, linked cites., tables: Ann. int. med.

Assisted reproductive tech in the USA

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/ss/ss6606a1.htm?s_cid=ss6606a1_e

Complete, free report, refs.: MMWR

Gizmos

Computer-aided ultrasound for fetal views

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/09/scientists-develop-algorithm-create-worlds-detailed-pregnancy/

Full, free item, videos: Telegraph

Microbots deliver drugs thru bloodstream

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/these-microscopic-bots-could-swim-through-the-bloodstream-to-deliver-drugs/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20170214

Complete, free report: Sci. Am.

Ingestible GI viewer uses acid power

http://www.seeker.com/when-swallowed-this-sensor-is-powered-by-stomach-acid-2248294501.html

Full, free essay, image, links: Seeker

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Winter gizmos: Feb. 1-8

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, February 2, 2017

Thanks to 'net detectives Kevin Patton and Paul Blumstein

Easing out of e-cigs

Toxic heavy metals in E-cigarettes

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2017/02/toxic-metals-found-e-cigarette-liquids?et_cid=5819004&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5819004&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Complete, free report: R&D mag.

E-cigarettes suppress immunity

http://ajplung.physiology.org/content/311/1/L135

Free abstract: Am. physiol. soc.

E-cigarette use linked to markers of cardiovascular risk

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamacardiology/article-abstract/2600166

Free abstract: JAMA

Technology marches on!

Be happy you didn't need surgery in 1881!

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/dirty-doctors-finished-what-an-assassins-bullet-started/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20170208

Full, free report: Sci. Am.

Using fly saliva to solve crimes

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/16/professor-working-on-identifying-fly-spit-at-crime/

Full, free story: Wash. times

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Mid-winter meds: Jan. 25-Feb. 1

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 26, 2017

Thanks to 'net detectives Kevin Patton and Paul Blumstein

Gadgets

He drinks his beer with his mind-controlled robot arm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVMDHCnT-d4&feature=youtu.be

Free video: YouTube

Minature sub "dives" into GI system

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/01/29/511649100/this-tiny-submarine-cruises-inside-a-stomach-to-deliver-drugs

Complete, free report, linked cites., video: NPR

Ideas

Predicting who will suffer from thrombi

https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/-/preventing-blood-clots-with-a-new-metric-for-heart-function

Full, free essay, links, videos: TACC

Trends in early deaths in US

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(17)30187-3/fulltext

Free summary: Lancet

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Med. tech.: Jan. 18-25

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 19, 2017
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Tech, news: Jan. 11-18

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 12, 2017

Thanks to 'net detective Kevin Patton

Practices

Rural US: greater mortality from 5 major causes

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2017/p0112-rural-death-risk.html

Full, free essay, links: MMWR

Recommendations for blood pressure in the elderly

http://annals.org/aim/article/2598413/pharmacologic-treatment-hypertension-adults-aged-60-years-older-higher-versus

Complete, free report, linked cites.: Ann. int. med.

Asthma: over diagnosed?

http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2598265

Free abstract: JAMA

Gizmos

Electroshock therapy: a history

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/electroconvulsive-therapy-a-history-of-controversy-but-also-of-help/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20170117

Full, free article, video, links: Sci. Am.

Handheld DNA duplicator

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/a-handheld-photocopier-for-dna/81253701?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_source=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights&utm_content=01&utm_campaign=GEN+Daily+News+Highlights_20170112

Complete, free report, images, video: GEN

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Med. tech. for the new year: Jan. 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 5, 2017

Thanks to 'net detective Kevin Patton

Cell line used for 100's of articles misidentified

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-365105.html

Full, free article, ref.: Biotechniq.

New: blood test for prions

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/new-blood-tests-can-detect-prions

Complete, free report, links: Sci. news

Fabric mimics periosteum

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2017/01/researchers-model-smart-fabric-advanced-functional-materials-after-bone-tissue-periosteum?et_cid=5774471&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5774471&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free item, image from R&D mag.

Leave your earwax alone!

https://www.statnews.com/2017/01/06/earwax-doctors-advice-ignored/

Full, free essay, links, images from STAT

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Holiday med. tech.: Dec. 16-Jan. 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, December 16, 2016

Thanks to 'net detective Kevin Patton

Practices

Restoring sight to some folks with surgery

http://www.seeker.com/breakthrough-surgery-restores-sight-to-people-with-eye-hemorrhages-2148565885.html

Full, free essay, video: Seeker

Where is the scientific evidence for flossing?

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/25/opinion/sunday/flossing-and-the-art-of-scientific-investigation.html

Full free story: NY times

Omitting adverse effects from that article?

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/hidden-side-effects-medical-studies-often-leave-out-adverse-outcomes/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20170103

Complete, free report: Sci. Am.

FDA: more control over med. diagnostics

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-the-fda-wants-more-control-over-some-lab-tests/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_

Full, free item: Sci. Am.

Gizmos

Baby teething toys can have hormone-disruptors

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-infants-endocrine-teethers-idUSKBN1442LZ

Full, free essay: Reuters

Marmosets provide model for cochlear implants

http://www.nature.com/news/pitch-aware-marmosets-provide-new-model-for-human-hearing-1.21140

Complete, free report, links, refs.: Nature

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Medicine: Dec. 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, December 9, 2016

Medicine: Dec. 9-16

Thanks to 'net detectives Dic Charge and Paul Blumstein

Common causes of death in the US

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/13/health/cause-of-death-by-county/

Full, free story, images from CNN

Stopping the bleeding during surgery

http://www.rdmag.com/article/2016/12/stopping-bleeding-better-hemostatic-device?et_cid=5708881&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5708881&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free essay from R&D mag.

Silly putty + grapheme, detect pulse

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/graphene-spiked-silly-putty-picks-up-human-pulse/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20161209

Complete, free report, links from Sci. Am..

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