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Innovation, Med Tech, Medical Devices

Researchers develop soft robot to help implants adapt to the body

September 2, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A team of researchers has developed a soft robot that could help medical implants such as pacemakers, breast implants, neural probes and drug delivery devices adapt to the body. The team involved the National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway), […]


Innovation, Med Tech

UniSA studies new technology to monitor premature babies

September 2, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

University of South Australia (UniSA) scientists have studied non-contact technology for the monitoring of premature babies in neonatal units. The new computer vision technology is designed to safely track an infant’s heart and respiratory rates. It involves the use of […]


Opinions

New research reveals the most expensive countries for healthcare

August 16, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Compared to other high-income countries, Switzerland actually spends the most on out-of-pocket healthcare when compared to the average income, new research shows. With an average annual salary equivalent of $62,283 and total voluntary/out-of-pocket health spending of $5,291.73, the Swiss are […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Where tourism brings pricey health care, locals fight back

August 9, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Colorado’s ski resort areas in Summit County have a high cost of living, among the highest in the country. The people who visit these places — Keystone, Breckenridge and Copper Mountain ­— can afford it. Many of those who live […]


Wellness

Eating chicken rather than red meat could lower breast cancer risk

August 7, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Red meat refers to the flesh obtained from cows, pigs and lambs, that is, beef, pork and lamb/mutton respectively. These contain more of the muscle protein called myoglobin which carries oxygen to the muscle tissue, similar to hemoglobin in the […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Blood clotting proteins in urine act as potent biomarkers for lupus

August 7, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Researchers have discovered that blood clotting proteins in urine can act as biomarkers in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), especially those with lupus nephritis. The team of researchers at the University of Houston found that blood clotting proteins, both […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Medical Devices

Small biodegradable implant for releasing local anesthetic inside the body

August 7, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Patients fitted with an orthopedic prosthetic commonly experience a period of intense pain after surgery. In an effort to control the pain, surgeons inject painkillers into the tissue during the operation. When that wears off a day or two later, […]


Innovation, Patient Experience

Study: Patients transported by mobile stroke units instead of standard ambulance get faster treatment

August 7, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Every second counts for stroke patients, as studies show they can lose up to 27 million brain cells per minute. Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) recently published new findings in Stroke that show […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Medical Devices

Blood pressure monitoring may one day be easy as taking a video selfie

August 6, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily Health

Transdermal optical imaging measures blood pressure by detecting blood flow changes in smartphone-captured facial videos. Ambient light penetrates the skin’s outer layer allowing digital optical sensors in smartphones to visualize and extract blood flow patterns, which transdermal optical imaging models […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

CRISPR Gene Editing Is Being Tested in Human Patients, and the Results Could Revolutionize Health Care

August 6, 2019

Via: Time Health

It’s only been seven years since scientists first learned how to precisely and reliably splice the human genome using a tool called CRISPR, making it possible to think about snipping out disease-causing mutations and actually cure, once and for all, […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Major step toward creation of vaccine that could neutralize ‘superbug’

August 6, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Researchers from the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) have taken a major step toward the creation of vaccine that could neutralize the culprit behind a growing public health crisis. Candida auris, a “superbug” that has caused hundreds of […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Thai researchers develop new blood test for prostate cancer

August 6, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

A research team at Mahidol University in Thailand has developed a blood test that can detect clinically significant prostate cancer in high-risk patients. According to study lead scientist Dr Sebastian Bhakdi, the test is capable of isolating and visualising tumour-associated […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers show how microorganisms protect themselves against free radicals

August 5, 2019

Via: The Medical News

There are numerous different scenarios in which microorganisms are exposed to highly reactive molecules known as free radicals. These molecules are capable of damaging important cell components and may be generated during normal cell metabolism or in response to environmental […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Med Tech

Mayo Clinic tests AI to detect atrial fibrillation

August 5, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

The Mayo Clinic in the US has conducted a study to evaluate the use of artificial intelligence (AI) technology in detecting the signs of atrial fibrillation (AF) or irregular heart rhythms in an EKG. According to the findings, the technology […]


Regulatory

Allergen’s textured implant ban threatens market

August 5, 2019

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

One of the largest breast implant manufacturers, Allergan, has issued a global recall of its Biocell product line of textured breast implants at the request of the U.S. Food and Drugs Administration (FDA). Major repercussions in the overall breast implant […]