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Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:26:56 +0000
Last week saw the public release of a collaborative project from Touch Surgery and Episurf Medical aimed at providing a surgical simulation training tool for Episurf Medical’s Episealer line of personalized knee resurfacing implants. Touch Surgery, based in London, UK, is a mobile-first platform for the surgical community. Their services provide a virtual simulation environment to […]
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Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:38:56 +0000
Nikon has announced winners of its Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition. The winning entries are full of beauty, often from unexpected sources. Micrographs of green-stained neurons derived from human skin cells (top image) and HeLa cells undergoing division, are a couple of the winners that should be particularly interesting to medical folks. But there are […]
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Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:45:32 +0000
A few years ago, at University of Wisconsin-Madison, researchers developed transparent graphene-based neural electrode arrays that can be used for novel brain imaging applications. Apparently these became a hit so much so that requests from other scientists around the world overwhelmed the Wisconsin team. To respond to so much interest, we learned through the website Graphene-Info, that the Wisconsin […]
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Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:18:08 +0000
The OrCam My Eye is a wearable device that converts visual information into spoken words, helping people with low vision to navigate independently through everyday life. The device consists of a miniature camera clipped onto the wearer’s eyeglass frame, an attached bone conduction ear-piece, and a small box housing the battery and computing power that is […]
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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:23:28 +0000
Boston Scientific is launching a new endoscopic hemostatic clipping device called Resolution 360, generally intended for use in the GI tract to remove polyps, treat peptic ulcers, and work on diverticuli of the colon. As the name implies, it allows for complete rotation in both directions of the clip at the distal end of the […]
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:44:45 +0000
If you’re disabled in a poorly developed part of the world, even a great modern wheelchair may be next to useless. What’s needed is a more off-road design that’s made to be easy to manufacture and repair than something built for a city with sidewalks. SafariSeat is a newly designed open-source wheelchair that hopes to make a […]
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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:10:17 +0000
Ferumoxytol is an FDA-approved therapeutic for the treatment of anemia. It’s a solution of iron oxide nanoparticles roughly 17-31 nm in diameter and replenishes the body’s iron levels. Researchers from Stanford University have discovered a new use for these nanoparticles in that they may actually be protective against metastatic cancer spreading to the liver. When the investigators injected […]
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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:42:05 +0000
A collaboration of scientists from MIT and Harvard Medical School has led to the creation of a very stretchable optical fiber that may end up being used to control optogenetic therapies and to detect signs of disease. Made of a biocompatible hydrogel, the fiber can flex along with the body’s motion while maintaining its light transmitting […]
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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:55:30 +0000
This week at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s annual meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, doctors got a chance to check out the first 5K ultra-HD video of eggs, sperm, and embryos. Yes folks, that’s 5K, or about 14 million pixels per frame. For comparison, that’s about seven times as many pixels as your high definition 1080p […]
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Wed, 19 Oct 2016 21:35:34 +0000
Ethicon, a part of J&J, is launching in the U.S. its HARMONIC HD 1000i Shears, having received FDA clearance for the device earlier this summer. The device is intended for surgical procedures requiring high precision craftsmanship, particularly in thoracic and colorectal applications. It can be used in both open and laparoscopic surgeries to disect, transect, […]
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