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Nanodiscs Get Personal with Cancer

The immune systems of mice can “remember” cancer cells and provide extended immunity, according to research involving technology that carries individualized vaccines to treat certain tumors.

University of Michigan researchers filled nanodiscs — tiny...


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Image courtesy of Level EX Airway EX Mobile App

A new 3-D virtual surgery app by technology company Level EX draws on the knowledge of leading surgeons and video game developers to help physicians sharpen their minimally invasive surgical skills for procedures involving the airway....


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App Streamlines Communication by Intubated Patients

Most of the approximately 800,000 Americans who are intubated and need mechanical ventilation each year are awake and alert. A newly developed tablet-based app helps these patients communicate information ranging from pain levels to needs such...


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Gauging Cancer Treatments’ Effectiveness

Many scientists believe the failure of chemotherapy and radiation therapy to kill cancer stem cells leads to relapses. A new device may allow more accurate determination of whether emerging treatments targeting those particularly dangerous cells are...


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BD Vacutainer UltraTouch Push Button Blood Collection Set

Research has demonstrated that minimizing injection-site discomfort increases patient satisfaction, which can have a bearing on provider reimbursement.

Medical technology firm Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) recently won FDA...


Stroke Treatment Uses Blood Flow to Trigger tPA Release

Researchers are developing a means to quickly dissolve blood clots using a drug-and-device combination that also reduces vascular injury.


Using Virtual Reality to Diagnose Mild Cognitive Impairment

A virtual reality game-based application is a useful tool for diagnosing mild cognitive impairment (MCI) — a condition that frequently precedes Alzheimer’s — suggests a recent study in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.


handiii COYOTE Bionic Arm

Prosthetic device technology is always changing, with some developments adding to the complexity of the technology and some offering options to upgrade one’s device at home.


PUMA Pressure Ulcer Risk Detection

People who have tetraplegic spinal cord injury may not always realize when they are developing pressure ulcers. Now, a research project in Europe, Pressure Ulcer Measurement and Actuation (PUMA), has developed a device that assesses risk for pressure ulcers and suggests strategies to address that risk.


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A New Frontier in Stroke Telemedicine

Ambulances outfitted with a mobile CT scanner, blood sample laboratory and telemedicine connection decrease the time between stroke and thrombolysis without increasing the risk of complications, according to a study in JAMA.

911 dispatchers ask a...