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Scientists at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have developed a new way of utilizing nanotechnology to detect important biomarkers within the skin using what looks like a simple lotion. Their NanoFlares, which are spherical, programmable nano-scale balls of nucleic acid, have gold cores. These NanoFlares are able to penetrate the skin and meet up with biochemicals within. When the nucleic acids interact with targeted biomarkers, the gold cores are exposed and the become free to fluoresce and therefore to be detected. The researchers published their study in Nature Biomedical Engineering, but have...
The NFL (National Football League), having been convinced of the danger of head impacts on its players and the sport overall, has begun a number of initiatives to try to deal with concussions and related injuries. As part of their Play Smart. Play Safe. campaign, the league is releasing a software toolkit to make it easier to design new helmets and to integrate new technologies into helmet design. The toolkit is free for download and includes finite element models of existing helmets, impact test dummy components, and simulation features to...
Baxter won FDA clearance for its Spectrum IQ infusion system, which has some interesting features designed to prevent the wrong drugs and wrong dosages from being administered. The device connects to the hospital's electronic medical record system, receiving information from it and sending its own data there for permanent storage. Baxter's Dose IQ software within the Spectrum IQ checks the health record and makes sure that things such as interactions with other drugs taken by the patient don't cause unwanted effects. There's a bunch of auto programming options and features...
The Kessler Foundation is partnering with Virtualware Group, a company focusing on virtual reality (VR) technologies, to develop a therapeutic product for addressing spatial neglect in post stroke patients. The so-called VR-SRT System will use gaming virtual reality technology to get patients to participate willingly and meaningfully in their recover. Read on at the Kessler Foundation...
[caption id="attachment_1429650" align="alignright" width="444"] InReach Cone Beam CT System for Extremity Imaging (PRNewsfoto/CurveBeam)[/caption] CurveBeam's InReach point-of-care extremity CT system garnered FDA clearance for use in scanning the arms, hands, wrists, and elbows, as well as the feet and legs. This is one of the smallest CT scanners out there, giving a detailed 3D view of the extremities that digital X-rays can't provide. The device doesn't need any additional shielding and is small enough to be kept in a corner with other equipment and used as necessary. InReach's bore can be...
A team of European researchers has mapped the genome of various strains of gonorrhea, creating a way to identify antibiotic resistance before trying different regimens of antibiotics. By sequencing DNA gathered from patient samples, the researchers were able to spot individual cases of resistance and to correct faulty lab test results. While important in itself, the research points to more evidence that genomic testing is revolutionizing medicine in a variety of ways. Open access study in The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Public health surveillance of multidrug-resistant clones of Neisseria gonorrhoeae in...
At Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), researchers have created the first metal-based probes for spotting dopamine receptors. While dopamine is best known as a neurotransmitter that plays a major role in defining our mood, dopamine receptors seem to be related to certain cancers. To study this relationship, a technique that can work on living animals to identify dopamine receptors would go a long way. "Early detection is crucial for improving the survival rate of hard-to-treat cancers such as lung cancer, which is associated with dopamine receptor expression," said Dr Edmond Ma,...
Admetsys, a company headquartered in Boston, has developed a system for controlling blood glucose levels in critical care patients. Essentially an artificial pancreas, the system relies on a lab-on-a-chip that's embedded within an intravenous catheter to measure glucose and lactic acid, automatically supplying insulin or glucose to keep the patient within normal range. Measurements are done about every five minutes, and since sensing is embedded there's no blood drawn out of the patient, no fingers are pricked. Moreover, once the catheter is placed and the system is initiated, there's nothing...
Earlier this month, Vayyar Imaging, a firm based in Yehud, Israel,  announced the launch of its next generation CMOS System on a Chip (SOC), strengthening the company's position as a global leader in 3D imaging technology. The new chip covers imaging and radar bands from 3 GHz to 81 GHz and, compared to many similar chips with three transmitters and three receivers, integrates more antennas than ever before with 72 transmitters and 72 receivers. The upgrade allows for longer range and higher quality imaging in real-time without compromising size. Commenting on the...
Creative Medical Technology Holdings, a Phoenix, Arizona firm, has filed for a patent for its AmnioStem amniotic fluid derived stem cell therapy for treatment of stroke. According to the company, "The patent application covers the use of the Company’s newly licensed AmnioStem stem cell as a production means for generation of nanoparticles termed “exosomes,” which regenerate damaged brain tissue after stroke." Technology info page: AmnioStem... Read on at Creative Medical Technology: Collaboration between Stem Cell Clinician, Neurologist, and Cell Therapy Developer Results in Novel Regenerative Approach to Stroke...

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