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Technology update: July 23-30

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 23, 2015
Updated: 11 hours ago

Technology update: July 23-30

Gadgets

An unwanted distinction: City with the most STD's

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/07/most-sexually-diseased-cities-ranked?et_cid=4698492&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, links, map from Drug discov. & develop.

DNA damage noted with CT scans

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/07/dna-damage-seen-patients-undergoing-ct-scanning?et_cid=4692398&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free story from Biosci. Tech.

First bionic eye implanted in UK

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-33571412

Complete, free report, images, links, video from BBC

Lend me your ears!

Nasal balloon v otitis media

http://www.cmaj.ca/content/early/2015/07/27/cmaj.141608.full.pdf+html

Complete, free article, images, references from CMAJ

Bluetooth tech makes hearing aids more useful

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/hearing-aids-meet-the-future-with-bluetooth-tech/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150723

Full, free essay, images from Sci. Am.

 

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Medical advancements: July 16-23

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, July 16, 2015
Updated: Monday, July 20, 2015

Medical advancements: July 16-23

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

How is your surgeon rated?

http://www.checkbook.org/surgeonratings/

Website

Why are fetal ultrasounds becoming more frequent?

http://www.wsj.com/articles/pregnant-women-get-more-ultrasounds-without-clear-medical-need-1437141219

Complete, free report from Wall Street j.

 

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Summer tech: July 9-16

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, July 10, 2015
Updated: Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Summer tech: July 9-16

Thanks to Gary-Heiko Heisermann

Gizmos

Silicone bone

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/07/bone-3-d-silicon-synthesized-potential-use-medical-devices?et_cid=4667319&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

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

These implants dissolve after healing

http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/biomaterials.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51

Press release, video, links from NSF

Medical practice

CDC calling for more accurate death certificates

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/death-by-flatulence-and-other-shortcomings-of-big-data/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150714

Full, free blog, links from Sci. Am.

Excessive pediatric medical care

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/12/opinion/sunday/the-new-child-abuse-panic.html?_r=0

Full, free essay from New York Times

 

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Medical marvels July 2-9

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, July 10, 2015
Updated: Friday, July 10, 2015

Medical marvels: July 2-9

Bariatric surgery better than lifestyle changes in diabetes

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bariatric-surgery-edges-out-lifestyle-changes-for-type-2-diabetes/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20150707

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

Ethical issues with hand and face transplants

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/face-and-hand-transplants-raise-ethical-questions-for-living-donors/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20150707

Full, free blog, images, video from Sci. Am.


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Summer med. devices: June 25-July 2

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, June 25, 2015
Updated: Friday, July 10, 2015

Medical marvels: July 2-9

Summer med. devices: June 26-July 2

Thanks to 'net detective Dic Charge

How reliable is DNA evidence? Maybe not so much.

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/videos/2015/06/why-dna-evidence-may-not-be-so-reliable?et_cid=4651203&et_rid=54713780&type=headline

Full, free piece, video from Biosci. Tech.

Glow-in-the dark condoms show STD presence

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/06/teens-invent-condom-glows-show-stds?et_cid=4641463&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Surgery for adolescents with migraines

http://www.doctorslounge.com/index.php/news/hd/56190

Full, free essay from DoctorsLounge

Foam stops hemorrhages

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/06/sprayable-foam-slows-bleeding?et_cid=4643692&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

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June gadgets: June 19-26

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, June 18, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, June 30, 2015

June gadgets: June 19-26

Making bits

Constructing a facial image from DNA alone

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-33054762

Complete, free report, images from BBC

Building large pieces of cartilage

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/novel-tissue-scaffold-technique-marks-milestone-in-regenerative-medicine/81251397/

Full, free essay from GEN

Therapies and diagnoses

Microneedle insulin smart patch

http://www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/articleNo/43355/title/Next-Generation--Smart-Insulin-Patch/

Complete, free report, image, reference from The Scientist

No more print format copies of Merck Manual

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/06/merck-manual-now-online-only?et_cid=4639489&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, links from Drug discov. & develop.

Spiromentry may miss emphysema or airway disease

http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2323415

Free abstract from JAMA


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June tech: June 12-19

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, June 12, 2015
Updated: Monday, June 15, 2015

June tech: June 12-19

Ovarian tissue frozen 10 years, she gives birth

http://www.livescience.com/51149-frozen-ovaries-produce-baby.html

Complete, free report, image, links from LiveScience.com

In vitro immune organ created

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/immune-organ-ex-machina-a-germinal-prodigy/81251377/

Full, free essay, images, links from GEN

Deep brain stimulation for parkinsonism and essential tremor

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm451152.htm

Press release from FDA


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Technology in June: June 7-12

Posted By David L. Evans, Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Updated: Thursday, June 11, 2015

Technology in June: June 7-12

Viewing

Imaging the brains of moving animals

http://www.biotechniques.com/news/biotechniquesNews/biotechniques-358687.html?utm_source=BioTechniques+Newsletters+%26+e-Alerts&utm_campaign=a96f1991fe-weekly&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5f518744d7-a96f1991fe-87291326#.VXm4PtJVhBc

Full, free article, image, citation from BioTechniq.

Fooling the f-MRI

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/06/scientists-show-fmri-memory-detectors-can-be-easily-fooled?et_cid=4608951&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, images from Biosci. Tech.

Super glasses for super M.D.'s!

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/3-new-eyeglasses-that-give-doctors-superhuman-vision/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150604

Free collection of descriptions, images from Sci. Am.

What about the new generation of data glasses?

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2015/06/small-discreet-data-glasses-everyday-use?et_cid=4600429&et_rid=54713780&location=top

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

Statistical analyses

Month of birth and health

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2015/06/data-scientists-find-connections-between-birth-month-and-health?et_cid=4615319&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Full, free essay, graphic from Biosci. Tech.

Have US pregnancy-related deaths really doubled?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/has-maternal-mortality-really-doubled-in-the-u-s/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150608

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

More stuff

Posterior parietal cortex connection for smoother prostheses

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bionic-arm-taps-new-part-of-brain-for-smooth-moves/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20150603

Full, free story from Sci. Am.

Hydrogel provides scaffold for wound healing

http://www.medgadget.com/2015/06/injectable-hydrogel-material-serves-as-scaffold-to-heal-wounds.html

Full, free essay, image, video from MedGadget


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Conference technology:L May 21-June 7

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, May 21, 2015
Updated: Friday, June 05, 2015

Conference technology: May 21-June 7

Are e-cigarettes really OK to use?

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2015/05/e-cigarettes-arent-benign-suggest-recent-studies?et_cid=4582789&et_rid=54713780&location=top

Compete, free report, reference from Drug discov. & develop.


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Medical technology: May 14-21

Posted By David L. Evans, Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Updated: Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Medical technology: May 14-21

Happy accidents: why did they go and break it?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-must-have-effect-when-an-upgrade-is-available-people-tend-to-break-what-they-d-like-to-replace/?WT.mc_id=SA_DD_20150519

Complete, free report, link from Sci. Am.


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