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Tech to help you: Jan. 22-29

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 22, 2015
Updated: Friday, January 23, 2015

Tech to help you: Jan. 22-29

Wearable EKG device

https://news.ncsu.edu/2015/01/zhu-electrophys-2015/

Press release, images, links from N.Carolina State U.

Watching walking: gait analysis

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=77859

Press release, video from NSF


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Gizmos: Jan. 15-22

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 15, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Gizmos and genius: Jan. 15-22

Restoration

Hydrogels provide for effective revascularization of wounds

http://www.rdmag.com/videos/2015/01/hydrogels-deliver-blood-vessel-growth?et_cid=4372320&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Restoring nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/01/new-hope-restoring-cells-damaged-brains-spinal-cords?et_cid=4372937&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Devices

Rub-on tattoo detects glucose levels

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/01/tattoo-sensor-can-detect-glucose-levels-without-finger-prick?et_cid=4365087&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Measuring lung function on the go

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=77847

Press release, video from NSF

Abdominal implant blocks vagal hunger signals

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm430223.htm

Press release from FDA


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Tech of tomorrow: Jan. 8-15

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 08, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Tech of tomorrow: Jan. 8-15

Imagine that!

MRI's for Alzheimer prognosis

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/01/mri-could-predict-alzheimers-disease?et_cid=4361334&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

Warnings: commercial ultrasounds during pregnancy

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(14)62464-8/fulltext

Short, free item from Lancet

Other techniques

The Cordon Sanitaire and Ebola

http://www.fasebj.org/content/29/1/1.full

Full, free article, images from FASEB J.

Implant for the spinal nerve cord

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/01/neuroprosthetics-paralysis-new-implant-spinal-cord?et_cid=4356081&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report from Biosci. Tech.


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Medical engineering: Jan. 1-8

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, January 02, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Medical engineering: Jan. 1-8

How to do stuff

Predicting uncertain events

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp1413816?query=TOC

Complete, free article, linked citations from New Engl. j. Med.

ACL repair

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xsq0sQp6DwU

Full, free animation from You Tube

Ebola news

Latest Ebola figures

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/01/un-ebola-kills-8153-people-west-africa-infects-20650?et_cid=4350378&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Drug Discov. & develop.

What are Ebola's clinical manifestations?

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1411249#t=article

Full, free report, graphics, linked citations from New Engl. j. Med.



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Seeking new technology: Dec. 25-Jan. 1

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, December 29, 2014
Updated: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Seeking new technology: Dec. 25-Jan. 1

Machines

Organs on a chip

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41499/title/Homo-Minutus/

Complete, free report, link from The Scientist

"Self-winding" heart pacemaker

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/pacemaker-powered-by-heartbeats-has-watch-parts/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20141230

Full, free story, image from Sci. Am.

Ebola

Malaria: kills many more than Ebola but no press!

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/12/malaria-killing-thousands-more-ebola-west-africa?et_cid=4342067&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free essay, image from Biosci. Tech.

Ebola slide show

http://www.scientificamerican.com/slideshow/images-from-the-real-face-of-the-ebola-crisis-slide-show/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20141230

Full, free images from Sci. Am.

Ebola virus' future and past

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/is-ebola-here-to-stay/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20141230

Full, free essay, link, image from Sci. Am.


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Gadgets and methods: Dec. 18-25

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, December 19, 2014
Updated: Friday, December 19, 2014

Gadgets and methods: Dec. 18-25

Blood tests for concussion prognosis

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/blood-test-forecasts-concussion-severity/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20141218

Short, free note, link, audio file from Sci. Am.


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This week in gizmos: Dec. 11-18

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

This week in gizmos: Dec. 11-18

Thanks to 'net detective Gary Heiko-Heisermann

Machines

Looking at the genome on a smartphone

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/videos/2014/12/viewing-your-genome-blackberry-passport?et_cid=4310915&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Free video from Biosci. Tech.

Robotic neck surgery

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/12/robotic-surgery-tool-treats-previously-inoperable-head-and-neck-cancer?et_cid=4318818&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free item, image from Biosci. Tech.

3-D printed meniscus for a knee

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/12/meniscus-regenerated-3-d-printed-implant?et_cid=4312297&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

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

Ebola news

Need an update on Ebola hemorrhagic virus?

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm63e1216a1.htm?s_cid=mm63e1216a1_e

Full, free article, links, graphics, linked citations from MMWR

Ebola workers named Time's Person of the Year

http://time.com/time-person-of-the-year-ebola-fighters-choice/

Complete, free report, images from Time


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Amazing technology: Dec. 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, December 04, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Amazing technology: Dec. 4-11

Expendables

What is a 3-D vaccine?

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/12/injectable-3-d-vaccines-could-fight-cancer-infectious-diseases?et_cid=4307830&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from R&D Mag.

Building a better bandaid

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=77553

Press release, video from NSF

Devices

Artificial touch sensors for prostheses

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/touch-sensors-can-now-mimic-our-skin-s-detection-of-stretching-and-twisting/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20141204

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

Zapping the brain more effectively

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/electric-brain-therapies-improve-their-aim/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20141208

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

Prosthetic retina

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=77568

Press release, image from NSF

Blood-related

Eyewitness to Ebola

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ebola-an-eyewitness-account-from-sierra-leone-dec-7/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20141209

Full, free essay, images from Sci. Am.

Most banked cord blood unused

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/vast-majority-of-life-saving-cord-blood-sits-unused/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20141205

Complete, free report, links from Sci. Am.

Tiny particles act as decoys for poisons in the blood

http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/nanosponges.jsp

Short, free item, video, images from NSF


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This week in technology: Nov. 27-Dec. 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, December 01, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, December 02, 2014

This week in technology: Nov. 27-Dec. 4

Medical marvels

Artificial pancreas superior to insulin  pumps

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/landia/article/PIIS2213-8587%2814%2970226-8/fulltext

Free abstract from Lancet diab. & endo.

Misconduct with artificial tracheal implants?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41554/title/Surgeon-Faces-Misconduct-Allegations/

Short, free item, links from The Scientist

Ebola updates

Will transfusions from Ebola survivors work?

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2014/12/01/is-the-blood-of-ebola-survivors-an-effective-treatment/

Full, free blog, links from Sci. Am.

What's the latest with Ebola?

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/41535/title/Ebola-Update/

Complete, free report, links from The Scientist


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Advances in technology: Nov. 20-27

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, November 20, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Advances in technology: Nov. 20-27

Helpful tech

3-D printed hearts help in patient treatment

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/11/3-d-printed-model-helps-treat-patients-heart-disorders?et_cid=4276227&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Complete, free report, image from Biosci. Tech.

Assisted reproduction

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss6310a1.htm?s_cid=ss6310a1_e

Full, free article, tables, references from MMWR

Powdered measles vaccine looks good

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/11/powdered-measles-vaccine-found-safe-early-clinical-trials?et_cid=4285152&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay from Drug discov. & develop.

Rapid test for bacteria in blood

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/11/test-developed-rapid-diagnosis-bloodstream-infection?et_cid=4265510&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free item from R&D Mag.

Nervous- and sensory-related

Laser therapy technique slows macular degeneration

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/11/new-laser-therapy-helps-slow-macular-degeneration?et_cid=4273383&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Complete, free report from Drug discov. & develop.

MRI may cause discomfort in those with cochlear implants

http://archotol.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1936465

Free abstract from JAMA Otolaryg.

Finding early brain damage in football players

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2014/11/test-detects-early-brain-damage-football-players?et_cid=4282668&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story, images from Biosci. Tech.

Tongue shocking for MS

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/tongue-shocks-hasten-healing/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20141119

Full, free essay from Sci. Am.

Ebola news

Ebola update

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6346a6.htm?s_cid=mm6346a6_e

Complete, free report, graphics, references from MMWR

Ebola still rages in Sierra Leone

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2014/11/who-ebola-transmission-intense-sierra-leone?et_cid=4275522&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story, image from Drug. discov. & develop.


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