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Cold Plasma for Tumor Eradication

The FDA has greenlighted a phase 1 clinical trial for cold atmospheric plasma technology that kills remaining microscopic tumors following tumor resection.

Researchers at Purdue University and other institutions developed an electrosurgical scalpel to...

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Personalizing Chemotherapy

Scientists at Rutgers University have developed a portable device that incorporates biosensors and artificial intelligence to help predict whether individual cancer patients are likely to benefit from particular chemotherapy drugs.

Using the device,...

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Drone Successfully Delivers Transplant Kidney

A drone developed at the University of Maryland delivered a donor kidney for transplant at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) in Baltimore — an achievement the university describes as the first of its kind.

The 2.8-...

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Motion-Capturing Fabric

Athletes and physical therapy patients are among those who could benefit from a newly developed fabric that monitors joint rotation.

Computer scientists at Dartmouth College designed the motion-capturing fabric, which was the subject of a study published recently...

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Microrobots Foster Quicker C. Diff Diagnosis

Approximately 500,000 Americans are infected with Clostridium difficile (C. diff) annually, according to a study by the CDC, and C. diff causes an estimated 15,000 deaths each year.

Rapid diagnosis of C. diff typically involves the use of...

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Detection of Failing Shunts in Hydrocephalus Patients

Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a bandage-like sensor to quickly and noninvasively detect malfunctions in implanted shunts used to drain excess fluid from the brains of hydrocephalus patients.

Almost all such...

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Enhancing Blood Pressure Accuracy for Obese Patients

The Omron RS7 Intelli IT automatic wrist blood pressure monitor improves accuracy of blood pressure readings for obese patients, according to Japan-based Omron Healthcare.

The device has been clinically validated for that patient...

Medical Device Tax Linked to Lower R&D Funding

The ACA’s medical device tax reduced research and development (R&D) funding, according to a study conducted at Iowa State University.

Daeyong Lee, PhD, Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, found the 2.3 percent tax reduced manufacturers’ R&D expenditures...

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Ceramic Implants to Boost Bone Growth

Test animals’ bodies naturally absorb chemically coated ceramic implants used to promote regrowth of missing bone, according to researchers at NYU School of Medicine and NYU College of Dentistry.

Scientists used 3D printing to craft the implants,...

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AngelMed Guardian System

The AngelMed Guardian System provides certain cardiac patients with warnings about signs of serious cardiac events, including coronary artery occlusions.

The FDA-approved device, implanted under local anesthetic, can detect rapid ST segment changes,...