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Tremendous tech: Dec. 6-20

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, December 7, 2017

Diagnoses

Blood glucose check with smartphone case

https://www.rdmag.com/article/2017/12/smartphone-case-can-monitor-blood-glucose?et_cid=6203033&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=6203033&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

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

Quicker test for iron and vitamin A

https://www.rdmag.com/article/2017/12/new-test-checks-iron-vitamin-deficiencies-minutes?et_cid=6208726&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=6208726&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free item, link: R&D mag.

Gadgets and gizmos

Boron-based lens to look at living cells

https://www.rdmag.com/article/2017/12/new-hyperlens-can-capture-images-living-cells?et_cid=6206036&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=6206036&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Complete, free report: R&D mag.

Saving the dog with a 3-D printed mask

https://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2017/12/3-d-printed-mask-comes-injured-dogs-rescue?et_cid=6205245&et_rid=54713780&type=cta&et_cid=6205245&et_rid=54713780&linkid=https%3a%2f%2fwww.biosciencetechnology.com%2fnews%2f2017%2f12%2f3-d-printed-mask-comes-injured-dogs-rescue%3fet_cid%3d6205245%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26type%3dcta

Full, free story, image: Biosci. tech.

Treatments

George Washington had a tough death

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/george-washingtons-hard-death-shows-limits-medicine-his-time-180967531/?utm_source=smithsoniandaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20171214-daily-responsive&spMailingID=32260314&spUserID=NjU3MzIxNzA0NzMyS0&spJobID=1181834639&spReportId=MTE4MTgzNDYzOQS2

Full, free essay, image, links: Smithsonian

80% feel better: radiofrequency for backs

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320208.php

Complete, free report, links: Med. news

High intensity exercise slows parkinsonism

https://www.rdmag.com/news/2017/12/high-intensity-exercise-delays-parkinsons-progression?et_cid=6209464&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=6209464&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free story: R&D mag.

Superglue for eye trauma

http://stm.sciencemag.org/content/9/419/eaan3879?utm_source=STAT+Newsletters&utm_campaign=cc7d29d690-MR&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8cab1d7961-cc7d29d690-149927409

Free abstract: Science

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Tech today and tomorrow: Nov. 29-Dec. 6

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, December 1, 2017

Thanks to web detective Kevin Patton

Practices

When celebrities have a condition

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/impact-celebrities-medical-advice-2017120112831?utm_source=delivra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BF20171204-Womens50&utm_id=730251&dlv-ga-memberid=21287211&mid=21287211&ml=730251

Press release, links: Harvard U.

Gel synthesizes wound-healing chemicals

https://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2017/12/neurons-have-right-shape-deep-learning?et_cid=6197498&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=6197498&et_rid=54713780&linkid=https%3a%2f%2fwww.biosciencetechnology.com%2fnews%2f2017%2f12%2fneurons-have-right-shape-deep-learning%3fet_cid%3d6197498%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free essay: Sci. Am.

Female contraceptive use in poor countries

http://www.familyplanning2020.org/articles/21700?utm_source=STAT+Newsletters&utm_campaign=f570d4f23c-MR&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8cab1d7961-f570d4f23c-149927409

Complete, free report: Family plan. 2020

First live birth in US with uterine transplant

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/02/health/uterus-transplant-baby.html

Full, free article, links: NY times

Gizmos and gadgets

Smartphone app to detect concussions

https://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=133158

Free video: NSF

Temporary tattoo from living cells

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adma.201704821/abstract?utm_source=STAT+Newsletters&utm_campaign=11e43b13eb-MR&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8cab1d7961-11e43b13eb-149927409

Free abstract: Adv. mater.

Ultrasound needle for heart imaging

https://www.rdmag.com/news/2017/12/ultrasound-imaging-needle-transform-heart-surgery?et_cid=6195076&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=6195076&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

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

ECG for the watch

https://www.alivecor.com/press/press_release/fda-clears-first-medical-device-for-apple-watch/

Press release: Alivecor

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Thanks to the tech: Nov. 15-29

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

Thanks to web detectives Adrianna Evans and Heiko Heisermann

Treatments

Mortality and delay in hip repair

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2664460

Free abstract: JAMA

What about precision medicine?

https://www.forbes.com/sites/mitsubishiheavyindustries/2017/11/16/why-companies-are-hiring-their-customers-as-designers/#43d51d362dbe

Full, free article: Forbes

1948: Wada test: epilepsy

https://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/50653/title/The-Wada-Test--1948/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=58561144&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--wgKAs5tBQl4uspzZcDbuh81mAs5maKZZK5rkQvRhOG5mmOCtJyVClqpsldadd112eMB-0L8qHwF2aa72chX6S6YTvyg&_hsmi=58561144

Full, free essay, link: Scientist

Low protein, no dairy options

https://www.facebook.com/BabysFirstTest/videos/1721802441165405/

Website, video

Which treatment best for that case of cystic fibrosis

https://www.rdmag.com/article/2017/11/new-test-matches-cystic-fibrosis-patients-best-treatment?et_cid=6183022&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=6183022&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free essay: R&D mag.

Imaging

Harry Potter tech for brain imaging

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/technology-from-harry-potter-movies-brings-magic-of-brain-into-focus/

Full, free essay, video, link: Sci. Am.

CT scans not helpful with chest pain work

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2663304?utm_source=STAT+Newsletters&utm_campaign=ddcd6756a7-MR&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8cab1d7961-ddcd6756a7-149927409

Complete, free report, linked cites., graphics: JAMA

 

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Medical advances: Nov. 8-15

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, November 9, 2017

Gold thread to treat rheumatoid arthritis long ago

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm1706737?query=TOC

Short, free item, image: New Engl. j. med.

This pill will rat you out for non-compliance

https://www.fda.gov/newsevents/newsroom/pressannouncements/ucm584933.htm

Press release: FDA

Wheelchair guided by eyes

https://www.rdmag.com/article/2017/11/eye-driven-wheelchair-gives-quadriplegics-more-independence?et_cid=6168350&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=6168350&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Complete, free report, links, video: R&D mag.

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Your tech. future: Nov. 1-8

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

Thanks to web detective Paul Blumstein

Gizmos and gadgets from all over

Electrical bandages v infections

https://www.rdmag.com/news/2017/11/electric-bandages-can-fight-biofilm-infection?et_cid=6164733&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=6164733&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Complete, free report: R&D mag.

X-rays first observed Nov. 9, 1895

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/german-scientist-discovers-x-rays

Free webpage

Heart patch for infant

https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/infantheartpatch.jsp?WT.mc_id=

Free video: NSF

Spinal muscular atrophy and gene therapy

https://consumer.healthday.com/health-technology-information-18/gene-therapy-news-331/gene-therapy-new-drug-battle-a-rare-but-deadly-disease-in-kids-728125.html

Full, free essay, link, ref.: Health day

Should you hack your DNA with a DIY CRISPR kit?

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/mail-order-crispr-kits-allow-absolutely-anyone-to-hack-dna/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-digest&utm_content=link&utm_term=2017-11-03_top-stories

Full, free story, link, images: Sci. Am.

Nervous system gizmos

Ethical questions surround brain implants in mice

https://www.statnews.com/2017/11/06/human-brain-organoids-ethics/?utm_source=STAT+Newsletters&utm_campaign=5568bbf038-MR&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8cab1d7961-5568bbf038-149927409

Full, free article, links, image: STAT

Reading the brain's magnetic activity

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/50706/title/Infographic--Reading-the-Mind-s-Magnetism/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=58016067&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_6iVL2AD8U0FcRCQNmxuRMVanP9n7_-6VsAnUUCnA5WIF192kabR2OSI2-THvZI7t7v4_oJkCiBdlukHB3sNeSX4yeow&_hsmi=58016067

Free Infographic: Scientist

Pet scans take a peek at sciatica

http://jnm.snmjournals.org/content/early/2017/11/01/jnumed.117.198259.abstract

Free abstract: J. nuc. med.

Does transcranial electricity help memory?

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/50861/title/Study-Raises-Questions-About-Brain-Stimulation-Boosting-Memory/&utm_campaign=NEWSLETTER_TS_The-Scientist-Daily_2016&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=58016067&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-_6iVL2AD8U0FcRCQNmxuRMVanP9n7_-6VsAnUUCnA5WIF192kabR2OSI2-THvZI7t7v4_oJkCiBdlukHB3sNeSX4yeow&_hsmi=58016067

Complete, free report, links, image: Scientist

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Tech for the fall: Oct. 25-Nov. 1

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, October 30, 2017
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Medicine of tomorrow : Oct. 25-Nov. 1

Posted By David L. Evans, Saturday, October 28, 2017
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Tech. today: Oct. 18-25

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thanks to web detectives Harvey Wiener and Mark Richardson

Operations

Mending the fetus while in utero

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/23/health/fetal-surgery-spina-bifida.html

Full, free item, images: NY times

Robot surgery not superior

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2658320?utm_source=STAT+Newsletters&utm_campaign=860954993f-MR&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8cab1d7961-860954993f-149927409

Free abstract: JAMA

History of ether as an anesthetic

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-ether-transformed-surgery-from-a-race-against-the-clock/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-digest&utm_content=link&utm_term=2017-10-19_more-stories

Complete, free report, image, refs.: Sci. Am.

Brain modulation, epilepsy

http://www.brainmodulationlab.org/info-for-patients

Free press release, video, links: U. Pittsburgh

Other med. tech

Science in the courtroom: problematic?

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/let-rsquo-s-keep-the-science-in-forensic-science/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=health&utm_content=link&utm_term=2017-10-24_more-stories

Complete, free report: Sci. Am.

Better, less painful anti-shingles vaccine

https://www.dddmag.com/news/2017/10/fda-approves-better-vaccine-against-painful-shingles-virus?et_cid=6146976&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=6146976&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

Full, free story: Drug discov. & develop.

How do they find toxins in the blood?

https://www.rdmag.com/news/2017/10/screening-disease-or-toxins-drop-blood?et_cid=6143794&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=6143794&et_rid=54713780&linkid=content

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

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Current gadgets: Oct. 11-18

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, October 12, 2017
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New technology: Oct. 4-11

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