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Pain Free Drug Delivery Using Ultrasound

Pain Free Drug Delivery Using Ultrasound

How the technology works Engineers working for MIT developed a new way which increases the permeability of the skin allowing for new, novel ways of injecting drugs without the use of a needle. Researchers at MIT working with Ultrasound (sound ...

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AxoTrack – The Virtual Needle

AxoTrack – The Virtual Needle

AxoTrack needle AxoTrack ultrasound-guided procedure A unique patented technology developed by a emergency-room doctor is about to change the way many medical procedures involving needles are preformed and increase the success rate of first needle insertion from about 37% up ...

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Test for Cognitive Decline in Parkinson’s Patients

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphiadeveloped a blood test capable of determining the level of mental impairment likely to be suffered by patients with Parkinson’s disease. The new test, the first of its kind, examines the level of ...

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Genetic Links to Autism

Genetic Links to Autism

Researchers at Oxford University in England have found a non-hereditary genetic link to autism. They have shown that individuals with autism tend to have either missing or extra sectors of DNA segments, a genetic mistake called copy number variants. This ...

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Collagen Made from Transgenic Tobacco Plants

Collagen Made from Transgenic Tobacco Plants

A scientist from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, has recently reported the successful production of human collagen replicas from tobacco plants. This achievement has multiple commercial implications and it could help clinicians greatly, since collagen is used in a ...

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Intel Health Guide

Intel Health Guide

Intel Corporation has recently announced the Intel Health Guide, a tablet-PC which offers management tools for health care professionals that treat patients with chronic conditions. The Health Guide represents Intel’s entry into a new category of personal health systems, and ...

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Vena Platform

Vena Platform

Cambridge Consultants, as part of the Continua Health Alliance, has announced the development of the Vena platform. Vena is a single-chip communications solution for health devices, with the capability to provide wired (USB) and wireless (Bluetooth) connectivity to health devices. ...

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Cellular Diagnostics

A researcher from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has developed a process to transmit medical images via cellular phones. The development has the potential to provide sophisticated radiological diagnosis and treatment to the majority of the world’s population, who currently ...

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New Biosensors Will Monitor Physiological Signs

New Biosensors Will Monitor Physiological Signs

Researchers at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville are testing possible applications of different biosensors – hoping to bring them into use in the health-care industry. The sensors can be applied onto special fabrics with wireless technology, continuously monitoring the ...

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A New Robotic Hand

A New Robotic Hand

An English company named “Shadow Robot” created a robotic imitation of a human hand, the closest one ever to the real thing. The “Shadow Hand” provides 24 different movements, which allow almost identical functionality capabilities as the real flesh and ...

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