Medical Devices

Experts have designed a flexible and organic alternative to the rigid batteries that power-up medical implants.
by Queen’s University Belfast
11:17am
9.13.2017
Diagnosing tuberculosis early can allow patients to receive the medicine they need and also help prevent the disease from spreading. But in resource-limited areas, equipment requirements and long wait times for results are obstacles to diagnosis and...
by American Chemical Society
10:01am
9.13.2017
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MARS can be likened to a dialysis machine for the liver.
by University of Maryland Medical Center
9:01am
8.23.2017
A new, electronic skin microsystem tracks heart rate, respiration, muscle movement and other health data, and wirelessly transmits it to a smartphone. The electronic skin offers several improvements over existing trackers, including greater...
by Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
11:35am
8.21.2017
A team of Vanderbilt University engineers have combined the science of biomechanics and advances in wearable tech to create a smart, mechanized undergarment. Their device got its U.S. debut Aug. 8-11 at an American Society of Biomechanics conference...
by Vanderbilt University
1:35pm
8.17.2017
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One downside to medical sensors that test human sweat: you have to sweat. But researchers at the University of Cincinnati have come up with a novel way to stimulate sweat glands on a small, isolated patch of skin so subjects can stay cool and...
by University of Cincinnati
11:48am
8.7.2017
Researchers in Ireland have taken a major step forward in the battle against medical implant infections.
by IOP Publishing
10:46am
6.20.2017
Brain mapping tool produces higher resolution data during surgical procedure.
by UC San Diego
3:32pm
5.24.2017
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The strongest yet hybrid silk fibers have been created by scientists using all renewable resources. Combining spider silk proteins with nanocellulose from wood, the process offers a low-cost and scalable way to make bioactive materials for a wide...
by David Callahan, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
10:31am
5.18.2017
Prescription drugs have enabled millions of Americans with chronic medical conditions to live longer and more fulfilling lives, but many promising new drugs never make it to the human trials stage due to the potential for cardiac toxicity.
by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
12:15pm
5.12.2017
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Scientists have designed a supercapacitor that could make pacemakers and other instruments safer and more durable.
by Meghan Steele Horan, UCLA
9:56am
5.12.2017
Undergraduates rapidly prototype biomedical devices on a 3D metal printer.
by Ken Kingery, Duke University
10:06am
5.3.2017
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Stricter rules to ensure that medical devices such as breast or hip implants are traceable and comply with EU patient safety requirements were backed by members of the European Parliament this week.
by European Parliament
10:05am
4.12.2017
Transparent biosensors embedded into contact lenses could soon allow doctors and patients to monitor blood glucose levels and a host of other telltale signs of disease without invasive tests.
by American Chemical Society
11:24am
4.6.2017
Glass can bend over and over again on a nanoscale.
by Todd Hollingshead, Brigham Young University
12:55pm
3.27.2017
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Researchers use novel low-power laser etching technique based on recycled CD player to make polymer waveguides.
by The Optical Society
10:23am
3.23.2017
The discovery is a step towards developing new preventive strategies that could have a direct impact on the recovery of patients in the immediate aftermath of a surgical operation.
by Trinity College Dublin
12:00am
3.21.2017
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