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Med tech update: April 29-May 6

Posted By David L. Evans, Monday, May 02, 2016
Updated: 2 hours ago

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The tech surge: April 22-29

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, April 22, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, April 26, 2016
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Springing into tech: April 15-22

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, April 15, 2016
Updated: Thursday, April 21, 2016

Springing into tech: April 15-22

About smoking

Tobacco use amongst US teenagers

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6514a1.htm?s_cid=mm6514a1_e

Complete, free report, tables, references from MMWR

Target: rural youth users of smokeless tobacco

http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm496631.htm

Press release, link from FDA

Other medical info.

US life expectancy

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db244.htm

Full, free essay, graphics, linked citations from CDC

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Med. tech. this week: April 8-15

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, April 08, 2016
Updated: Thursday, April 14, 2016
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Springtime for technology: April 1-8

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, April 01, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Springtime for technology: April 1-8

New concussion assessment technique

https://spts.org/docs/default-source/v11n2-ijspt/ijspt-11_2-01-goble_abs.pdf?sfvrsn=2

Free abstract from Intern'l j. sports phys. ther.

Handheld stem cell "pen" allows surgical precision

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/04/handheld-surgical-pen-prints-human-stem-cells?et_cid=5209820&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5209820&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f04%2fhandheld-surgical-pen-prints-human-stem-cells%3fet_cid%3d5209820%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Complete, free report from R&D mag.

Transplanted pig heart beats in baboon for 2+ years

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-35969109

Full, free story, image from BBC

Parathyroidectomy better than meds to reduce fractures

http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2511009

Free abstract from Ann. int. med.

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Med. tech. this week: March 25-April 1

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 25, 2016
Updated: Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Med. tech. this week: March 25-April 1

New type of chemical as tag for MRI use

http://today.duke.edu/2016/03/hyperpolarizationmri

Press release, reference from Duke U.

Paper strip diagnostics: accurate, inexpensive

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/paper-diagnostic-tests-could-save-thousands-of-lives/?WT.mc_id=SA_HLTH_20160329

Full, free essay, images, links from Sci. Am.

Archives on cholera epidemics

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/sa-visual/visualizing-cholera-in-the-mid-1800-s/

Complete, free report, images from Sci. Am.

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Spring technology: March 18-25

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 18, 2016
Updated: Friday, March 25, 2016

Spring technology: March 18-25

Better maggots for better wound cleaning

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/genetically-engineering-maggots-for-improved-wound-healing/81252515/

Full, free essay from GEN

Remote control of "organs on a chip"

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/organs-on-chips-remotely-monitored-controlled-via-google-glass/81252500/

Complete, free report, image from GEN

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Tech news: March 11-18

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 11, 2016
Updated: Thursday, March 17, 2016

Tech news: March 11-18

Diagnostic gadgets

Wristband detector for seizures, anxiety

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2016/03/wristband-detects-and-alerts-seizures-monitors-stress?et_cid=5171226&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5171226&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.biosciencetechnology.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f03%2fwristband-detects-and-alerts-seizures-monitors-stress%3fet_cid%3d5171226%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free essay from Biosci. tech.

Chip counts T-lymphocytes for HIV diagnosis

http://engineering.illinois.edu/news/article/15336?

Press release, links, image from U. Ill.

Blood test for Alzheimer

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/03/novel-blood-test-alzheimers-diagnosis?et_cid=5179329&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5179329&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.dddmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f03%2fnovel-blood-test-alzheimers-diagnosis%3fet_cid%3d5179329%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Full, free story from Drug discov. & develop.

Clearer lung images thru new MRI technology

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/03/breakthrough-new-mri-scan-technology-lung-disease?et_cid=5169736&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5169736&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f03%2fbreakthrough-new-mri-scan-technology-lung-disease%3fet_cid%3d5169736%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

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

Treatment gadgets

Microneedle array has living pancreatic beta cells

http://www.dddmag.com/news/2016/03/painless-patch-insulin-producing-beta-cells-control-diabetes?et_cid=5177480&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5177480&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.dddmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f03%2fpainless-patch-insulin-producing-beta-cells-control-diabetes%3fet_cid%3d5177480%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

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

Blue flash to recovered memories in Alzheimer mice

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/lost-memories-retrieved-mice-signs-alzheimers

Complete, free report, links, image from Sci. news

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Medical March: March 4-11

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, March 04, 2016
Updated: Thursday, March 10, 2016
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In touch with tech.: Feb. 26-March 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Friday, February 26, 2016
Updated: Friday, March 04, 2016

In touch with tech.: Feb. 26-March 4

Useful ideas

Uterus transplant

http://www.biosciencetechnology.com/news/2016/02/cleveland-surgeons-perform-nations-first-uterus-transplant-0?et_cid=5142528&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5142528&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.biosciencetechnology.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f02%2fcleveland-surgeons-perform-nations-first-uterus-transplant-0%3fet_cid%3d5142528%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Complete, free report from Biosci. tech.

60% of pediatric hearing loss preventable

http://www.who.int/pbd/deafness/world-hearing-day/WHD2016_Brochure_EN_2.pdf

Full, free article, references from WHO

Good gizmos

Flexible implant talks with neurons

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/injectable-brain-implants-talk-to-single-neurons/?WT.mc_id=SA_MB_20160302

Complete, free report from Sci. Am.

Spinal cord repair kit

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

Free video from NSF

Gizmos with issues

E-cigarettes banned from commercial flights

https://www.transportation.gov/briefing-room/us-department-transportation-explicitly-bans-use-electronic-cigarettes-commercial

Notice from US DoT

A defective warfarin monitor?

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc1515842?query=featured_home&

Full, free article, tables, linked citations from New Engl. j. med.

Inaccurate blood pressure app

http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2492134

Full, free essay, linked citations, tables from JAMA int. med.

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