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Category: Innovation


Innovation, Medical Devices

US researchers devise iPhone app to monitor blood pressure

September 11, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The app, which eliminates the need for special equipment to check blood pressure, leverages the optical and force sensors that are available in smartphones to enable ‘selfies’. Furthermore, the app utilises the ‘peek and pop’ feature of the iPhone to […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Researchers develop new testing device to better diagnose dizziness

September 10, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Half of over-65s suffer from dizziness and problems with balance. But some tests to identify the causes of such problems are painful and can risk hearing damage. Now, researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a new testing […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New cancer vaccine is 100 percent successful in mouse model

September 10, 2018

Via: Medical News Today

Researchers from the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, CA, recently worked with experts from other institutions to develop a vaccine that would be effective against melanoma (a type of skin cancer) when administered in conjunction with other therapies. According […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Blood biomarkers offer hope for autism diagnosis in children

September 10, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A panel of blood biomarkers discovered by researchers at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) MIND Institute and NeuroPointDX could create a new test to detect autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in certain children. As part of the Children’s Autism […]


Innovation, Med Tech

General Electric and DARPA partner for diabetes research project

September 7, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

General Electric (GE) has collaborated with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) on a $2.9m research project to develop non-drug treatments for diabetes. During the three-year research programme, GE Bioelectronic scientists who specialise in bioelectronic medicine will explore new […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Researchers develop fully-automated medical image analysis program to detect breast tumors

September 6, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Researchers from the University of Adelaide’s Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML) are developing a fully-automated medical image analysis program to detect breast tumors. The program uses a unique style to focus on the affected area. In conjunction with an […]


Innovation, Med Tech

US researchers find way to encapsulate micromotors into pills

September 6, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

US researchers have identified a way to encapsulate micromotors into pills to diagnose and treat disease in the human body. The devices are self-propelled microscopic robots the width of a human hair and are designed to perform a wide range […]


Innovation, Med Tech, Medical Devices

Wearable health technology: fads or the future?

September 5, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

As the wearable health technology market continues to grow it can be hard to distinguish the trendy consumer devices from those with useful medical applications. From the debate over smart watches to the latest wearable MRI scanner, here’s a roundup […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

New study shows importance of whole grains for prevention of type 2 diabetes

September 5, 2018

Via: The Medical News

It doesn’t matter if it’s rye, oats, or wheat. As long as it is wholegrain, it can prevent type 2 diabetes. This is the finding of a new study from researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and the Danish […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Santa Clara County launches health data portal for residents

September 5, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

The Public Health Department in Santa Clara County, Calif., has launched a user-friendly online tool for residents to access health data. “Data at the neighborhood level helps programs work better and smarter to address health inequities in our county,” says […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Bioprinting: the future of organ transplant

September 5, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

At the end of June, Biolife4D announced it had successfully 3D printed human cardiac tissue in patch form. The cardiac patch was printed in a number of days, rather than the timeframe of six to eight months predicted in scientific […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers discover key aspect in pathogenesis of multiple sclerosis

September 4, 2018

Via: The Medical News

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. The body’s own immune cells attack and damage the layer that surrounds nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, which affects their ability to communicate with […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Imaging biomarker measures coronary inflammation from fatty tissue

September 4, 2018

Via: Health Data Management

A novel imaging biomarker is able to detect inflammation of fatty tissue surrounding the coronary arteries using computed tomography. Researchers also say the non-invasive approach can predict all-cause and cardiac mortality. Developed by researchers at the Cleveland Clinic, University of […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers report challenges in reducing tetanus mortality

August 31, 2018

Via: The Medical News

The overall mortality in patients suffering non-neonatal tetanus is high. Efforts to reduce mortality in one sub-Saharan African intensive care unit (ICU) by implementing a standard tetanus protocol did little to change mortality rates, although they shifted causes of deaths, […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Implantable electronic device could stop epileptic seizures

August 31, 2018

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The team comprised researchers from the UK’s University of Cambridge and France’s École Nationale Supérieure des Mines and INSERM. During the study, the researchers directly implanted a neurotransmitter into the brain of mice. The device was tuned to deliver a […]