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Newest med. tech.: July 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Updated: 6 hours ago

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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Medicine this week: June 10-17

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, June 10, 2016
Updated: Thursday, June 16, 2016

Medicine this week: June 10-17

Thanks to 'net detective Linda Moussakova

Chemical concerns

Tech's thirst for horseshoe crab causing extinction?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/medical-labs-may-be-killing-horseshoe-crabs/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20160609

Complete, free report, links from Sci. Am.

Producing the allergy-free peanut

https://munchies.vice.com/en/articles/this-is-the-gmo-peanut-that-could-rid-the-world-of-nut-allergies

Full, free essay, links from Muchies

Test for early Alzheimer

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/06/researchers-develop-blood-test-detects-early-alzheimers-disease?et_cid=5333170&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5333170&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.dddmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f06%2fresearchers-develop-blood-test-detects-early-alzheimers-disease%3fet_cid%3d5333170%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free story from Drug discov. & develop.

Gizmos and procedures

Exoskelton for children

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/06/spanish-researchers-design-child-exoskeleton?et_cid=5340499&et_rid=54713780&type=headline&et_cid=5340499&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f06%2fspanish-researchers-design-child-exoskeleton%3fet_cid%3d5340499%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26type%3dheadline

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

Morcellation: worth the risk?

https://maisonneuve.org/article/2015/11/10/worth-risk/

Full, free article from Maisonneuve

Note: This won the Nat'l. mag. awards' prize for health and med. 

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Technology update: June 3-10

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, June 03, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Technology update: June 3-10

How do they do that?

Watch the glowing gut go!

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/novel-system-allows-real-time-observation-and-study-of-the-gut/81252797/

Complete, free report from GEN

Gizmos

Detecting poisonous levels of heme

http://www.news.gatech.edu/2016/05/26/heme-poisonous-nutrient-tracked-green-lantern-sensor

Press release, link from Georgia tech.

Wearable device to detect asthma attacks

https://news.ncsu.edu/2016/06/wearable-tech-asthma-2016/

Press release, images from North Carolina State U.

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Current technology: May 27-June 3

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, May 27, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, June 01, 2016
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Technology this week: May 20-27

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, May 20, 2016
Updated: Monday, May 23, 2016

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Forefront of med. technology: May 13-20

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, May 13, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
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