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New every day: Sept. 25-Oct. 2

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 25, 2014
Updated: Friday, September 26, 2014

New every day: Sept. 25-Oct. 2

Ideas and devices

E-cigarette use may be declining

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/09/trend-trying-e-cigarettes-may-be-leveling?et_cid=4173579&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Biosci. Tech.

Gel enhances stem cells development in mouse hearts

http://cen.acs.org/articles/92/web/2014/09/Nanogel-Delivers-Cellular-Patches-Damaged.html

Complete, free report from Chem. & engin. news

Ultrathin skin device to monitor cardiovascular issues

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/09/skin-device-monitors-cardiovascular-skin-health?et_cid=4173570&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free item from R&D Mag.

Diagnostics

Are you fit for surgery: blood test

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/09/clues-how-people-bounce-back-surgery?et_cid=4173570&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free piece from R&D Mag.

Study of leukocytes can predict hip replacement outcome

http://consumer.healthday.com/health-technology-information-18/medical-technology-news-466/blood-test-might-predict-speed-of-recover-from-surgery-692042.html

Complete, free report from HealthDay News

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Technology for today: Sept. 18-25

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, September 19, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Technology for today: Sept. 18-25

Thanks to 'net detective Gary Heisermann

Testing artificial liver now

http://www.healio.com/hepatology/cirrhosis-liver-failure/news/online/%7B7b0e9845-3194-4244-9f70-bb50c2f2421f%7D/researchers-test-bioartificial-liver-as-possible-aid-for-acute-liver-failure

Short, free item from Healio

Nanotubes pass electrical signals in heart patches

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/videos/2014/09/nanotubes-help-healing-hearts-keep-beat?et_cid=4169436&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

Printing prostheses: a new arm for her

http://outlook.wustl.edu/2014/aug/prosthetic-arm

Press release, image from Washington U./St. Louis

Cheap I-phone accessory: eye care to the countryside

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22329874.300-iphone-eye-test-spots-vision-problems-cheaply.html

Full, free report, links from New Sci.

New wildlife Ebola detection method

http://www.plosntds.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pntd.0003143

Complete, free article, linked citations from PLoS Neglected Trop. Dis.

Stem cell/calcium phosphate paste to repair damaged bones

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/11111674/Bone-paste-could-provide-treatment-for-ostoeporosis.html

Newspaper story

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Tech. news you can use:Sept. 11-18

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, September 11, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tech news you can use: Sept. 11-18

Thanks this week to 'net detective A.J. Petto

Throw away that bath soap!

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/25/magazine/my-no-soap-no-shampoo-bacteria-rich-hygiene-experiment.html?_r=1

Complete, free report from NY Times Mag.

Print out a cell phone microscope for a few cents

http://www.rdmag.com/videos/2014/09/want-print-your-own-cell-phone-microscope-pennies?et_cid=4155901&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

"Mechanical spleen?"

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40979/title/Next-Generation--Blood-Cleansing-Device/

Full, free article, image, original citation from The Scientist

Waking up during surgery: how often?

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22329862.100-paralysis-adds-to-horror-of-waking-up-under-the-knife.html

Full, free essay from New Sci.

Need an update on Ebola in Liberia?

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/ebola/8-september-2014/en/

Full, free press release from WHO

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Med. tech today: Sept. 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, September 05, 2014
Updated: Monday, September 08, 2014

Med. tech today: Sept. 4-11

Innovations

Imaging blood through bones

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/Seeing-Through-Bones/biotechniques-353631.html#.VAnXaNJdXzg

Complete, free report, images, reference from BioTechniq.

Using survivors' blood for Ebola treatment

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2014/ebola-therapies-consultation/en/

WHO statement

Diagnosis

Finding sickle cell disease

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/rockland-wins-sbir-grant-for-sickle-cell-disease-poc-device/81250315/

Complete, free report from GEN

Detection of acute kidney failure

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm412910.htm

Press release from FDA

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What the techies are doing: Aug. 28-Sept. 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 28, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, September 03, 2014

What the techies doing: Aug. 28-Sept. 4

Diagnostics

Monitoring parkinsonism by phone

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/40568/title/Say--Aaaah-/

Full, free item from The Scientist

Finding Alzheimer Disease early on

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/09/%7Ftechnique-helps-id-early-alzheimer%E2%80%99s?et_cid=4131515&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free article, image from Biosci. Tech.

Rapid detection of jaundice in newborn with smartphone app

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/08/smartphone-app-can-detect-newborn-jaundice-minutes?et_cid=4121754&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from R&D Mag.

Self blood pressure check better than in MD office

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/08/do-it-yourself-blood-pressure-care-can-beat-mds?et_cid=4121028&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from R&D Mag.

Therapeutics and devices

Beer waste to bones

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/articles/2014/08/making-bones-beer-waste?et_cid=4123112&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.

WHO calls on e-cigarette regulation/ ban on indoor use

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/who-calls-for-electronic-cigarette-regulation/?&WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20140903

Full, free essay, links from Sci. Am.


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Tech for today and tomorrow: Aug. 21-28

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 21, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tech for today and tomorrow: Aug. 21-28

Treatments

Marrow transplants to reverse sickle cell in adults

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/07/marrow-transplants-can-reverse-adult-sickle-cell?et_cid=4027168&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free essay, image from
Biosci. Tech.

What about the wisdom of e-cigarettes?

http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/early/2014/08/22/CIR.0000000000000107.full.pdf+html

Full, free pdf, tables, references from
Circulation

Tactile technology for the blind and everyone

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/07/blind-lead-way-brave-new-world-tactile-technology?et_cid=4027061&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from R&D Mag.

Stopping the neurons while outside the cranium

http://newsoffice.mit.edu/2014/noninvasive-brain-control-0629

Press release from MIT

Diagnostics


Sorting cells with sound

http://www.rdmag.com/videos/2014/08/sorting-cells-sound-waves?et_cid=4118692&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

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

Antibody test for Type I diabetes


http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm410830.htm

Press release from FDA

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Vital technology: Aug. 14-21

Posted By David L. Evans, Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014

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The wonders of technology: Aug. 7-14

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, August 07, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The wonders of technology: Aug. 7-14

Devices


Increasing use of contraceptives during first sex

http://www.upworthy.com/theres-a-changing-trend-related-to-sex-in-the-us-it-looks-quite-empowering?c=upw1

Free charts from
The Upworthiest

Tattoo batteries powered by seat

http://www.rdmag.com/videos/2014/08/tattoo-biobatteries-produce-power-sweat?et_cid=4097826&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from
R&D Mag.

Very rapid administration of clot-busters in strokes


http://consumer.healthday.com/cardiovascular-health-information-20/heart-stroke-related-stroke-353/speedy-delivery-of-clot-busting-drug-helps-stroke-patients-avoid-disability-690448.html

Brief, free item from
HealthDay News

The "virtual torch" helps those with limited sight

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/08/%E2%80%9Cseeing%E2%80%9D-through-virtual-touch-believing?et_cid=4093887&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Thin films for drug delivery over the long haul

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/08/nanoscale-thin-film-technique-promises-long-term-drug-delivery?et_cid=4084265&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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


Taking care of accidents


Nanocoat for burn wounds

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/08/new-biomaterial-coats-tricky-burn-wounds-acting-cling-wrap?et_cid=4093887&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

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

Removing a barium concretion


http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1313574?query=TOC

Short, free note, image, video from New Engl. j. Med.

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Your source for med. tech.: July 31-Aug. 7

Posted By David L. Evans, Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, August 06, 2014
Ebola serum grown in tobacco plants

http://www.webmd.com/news/20140804/ebola-virus-vaccine

Free story from WebMD

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Tech today: July 24-31

Posted By David Evans, Monday, July 28, 2014

Rebuilding functions

Vagus nerve implant to end tinnitus - Complete, free report from New Sci.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22329794.000-nerve-implant-retrains-your-brain-to-stop-tinnitus.html

Engineering and medicine: facial reconstruction

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=76725

Free video from NSF??Detecting muscle signals to control prostheses - Full, free essay, image from Biosci. Tech.

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/videos/2014/07/implantable-sensors-improve-control-prosthetic-limbs?et_cid=4066343&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Other tech

Transcranial electricity to treat headaches - Complete, free blog from Sci. Am.

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/talking-back/2014/07/28/diy-brain-zapping-meets-the-world-of-internet-marketing/

DIY atrial fibrillation after stroke - Free abstract from Neurology

http://www.neurology.org/content/early/2014/07/23/WNL.0000000000000690


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