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Category: Innovation


Innovation, Medical Devices

Health and wellness could be the next frontier for Amazon’s Alexa

May 18, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

We could soon be talking to Alexa about much more than music, shopping lists and weather updates, as Amazon is reportedly building a team to incorporate its digital assistant with healthcare and wellness advice. According to internal documents reviewed by […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

New survey shows 80% of oncologists have discussed medical marijuana use with patients

May 11, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Data from a new survey show that as many as 80% of oncologists have discussed medical marijuana use with their patients. According to the authors, this is the first nationally-representative survey to examine oncologists’ practices and beliefs on the subject […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Children’s National offers app to help families cope with autism

May 11, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Children’s National Health System, a pediatric academic health system, is working with patient engagement vendor GetWellNetwork to develop a mobile app for families facing a new diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder for a loved one. “Our families have told us […]


Innovation, Med Tech

US researchers create wearable MRI detector

May 10, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

US researchers led by NYU School of Medicine have created a new glove-shaped MRI component that can be integrated into garment-like detectors to allow clear imaging of moving joints such as bones, tendons and ligaments. The team believes that the […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Enhanced imaging could cut errors in robot-aided surgeries

May 9, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Adding photoacoustic imaging to some robotic surgery procedures may reduce the number of injuries that inadvertently occur, according to a recent study in the Journal of Medical Imaging. The research specifically looked at hysterectomies and potential damage to the ureter […]


Biomarker, Innovation

New blood test identifies chronic pain instantly

May 8, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Australian researchers have developed a new blood test, called painHS, which instantly identifies the severity of chronic pain by using colour biomarkers. The research was led by Mark Hutchinson who is a neuroscientist and the director of the Australian Research […]


Innovation, Med Tech

New liver transplantation technology being used in hospitals

May 8, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Liver transplantation is the accepted treatment for end-stage-liver failure and is the last option for the patient. One of the biggest challenges in the transplantation field is the availability of organs, as the number of people that need a transplant […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Statistical analysis can help reduce needless breast biopsies

May 7, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

Imaging studies that identify suspicious lesions in women’s breasts often lead to biopsies, even in cases that are only minimally suspicious. These tests to rule out false positives can cause needless anxiety and risks to their health. But combining the […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Researchers discover potential biomarker for autism

May 4, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Stanford University researchers have identified a link between vasopressin hormone and autism in children, leading the way for development of a diagnostic test. In collaboration with the University of California-Davis, the team found that low vasopressin levels in the cerebrospinal […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers study how neurostimulator can improve rehabilitation for stroke patients

May 3, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are among the first in the world studying how a specific type of neurostimulator can improve rehabilitation for stroke patients. As part of the clinical trial, an electrical device called a […]


Innovation, Med Tech

High-charge electron beams may provide safer alternative to x-rays

April 30, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Terahertz (THz) radiation is electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths are in the range of 0.03 mm to 3 mm. It has frequencies are higher than those of radio waves and microwaves, but lower than those of infrared light. THz radiation thus […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Experimental glue could soon fix broken bones

April 27, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Researchers from Sweden have been experimenting with a new adhesive substance that will allow us to repair bone fractures more easily and securely. It takes about 5 minutes. Dentists have known how to fix broken teeth for a long time, […]


Innovation, Med Tech

US researchers develop technology to 3D print cells on skin

April 26, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers at the University of Minnesota in the US have developed technology capable of directly 3D printing biological cells and electronics on skin in real-time. The portable, customised 3D printer is expected to aid in developing new medical treatments for […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Machine learning used on Mars analyses effect of cancer treatment

April 26, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Research team at the University of Manchester in the UK has refined their machine learning technique, Linear Poisson Modelling, to analyse the effect of a cancer treatment. The approach was originally developed to evaluate images of the craters and dunes […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers discover significant distortions in leading genetics study method

April 25, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Many conclusions drawn from a common approach to the study of human genetics could be distorted because of a previously overlooked phenomenon, according to researchers at the Department of Genetics and Genomics Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at […]