medical

Nanotextured surface kills bacteria without hurting mammalian cells

Nanotextured surface kills bacteria without hurting mammalian cells

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have created an electrochemical etching process that can be used on common stainless steel alloy that is able to kill bacteria without hurting mammalian cells. The team believes that the process may one day be used to prevent microbial attack on implantable medical devices and food processing equipment.

Continue Reading

FDA approval of Apple Watch medical accessory is world’s first

FDA approval of Apple Watch medical accessory is world’s first

An EKG reader by the name of KardiaBand is officially the first Apple Watch medical accessory to be approved by the FDA. This device works with the Apple Watch to detect abnormal heart rate. KardiaBand allows users to take a single 30 second EKG on their own wrist with a tap.

Continue Reading

BioMimics 3D printed organs usher in a new era of doctor training

BioMimics 3D printed organs usher in a new era of doctor training

Stratasys has unveiled 3D-printed organs and bones called BioMimics, and with them doctors can train without using cadavers, animals, and other hard-to-obtain materials. The 3D printed models are said to be highly realistic both in how they look and how they feel, and will soon be joined by vascular structures for further medical training.

Continue Reading

Scientists use gene editing for the first time in attempt to cure metabolic disease

Scientists use gene editing for the first time in attempt to cure metabolic disease

A team of scientists has for the first time tried to cure a disease by editing the genes inside the person's body. The first use of this procedure happened this week in California on a man called Brian Madeux. In the procedure, Madeux was connected to an IV and through that, he was given billions of copies of a corrective gene and a genetic tool to cut his DNA in a very precise spot.

Continue Reading

Brain implants could boost memory by 30% says scientists

Brain implants could boost memory by 30% says scientists

Scientists have devised a new brain implant that might one day be used to treat conditions that affect a person's memory, such as dementia. The implants that the researchers have devised could boost memory function by as much as 30%. Researchers from the University of Southern California have developed what they call a memory prosthesis.

Continue Reading

FDA approves Abilify MyCite, a digital pill with a sensor that tracks doses

FDA approves Abilify MyCite, a digital pill with a sensor that tracks doses

The FDA has announced a new approval that marks a first for the agency: Abilify MyCite. This medication is described as a 'digital pill,' one that features both the medicine and an embedded sensor. Thanks to that sensor, patients and, more importantly, their doctors, are able to track when the medication has been taken. The pill works with a related wearable, but some worry about the privacy implications.

Continue Reading

Surgeon detects his own cancer with iPhone ultrasound device

Surgeon detects his own cancer with iPhone ultrasound device

An upcoming iPhone-based medical device seems to have proven its usefulness ten-fold when a US vascular surgeon discovered cancer in his own neck while testing it. Earlier this year, Dr. John Martin was using a new portable ultrasound device called the Butterfly iQ, a scanner the size of an electric razor that can display black-and-white imagery of the body on a paired iPhone, and ended up finding a cancerous mass after noticing discomfort in his throat.

Continue Reading

Flirtey launches the first drone-based defibrillator in the US

Flirtey launches the first drone-based defibrillator in the US

Coming a couple years after we saw concepts detailing such a device is the US's first defibrillator delivered via drone. The drones will be fitted with easy-to-use equipment that gives anyone near a reported cardiac patient the chance to save their life, though it obviously won't be a substitution for emergency medical technicians.

Continue Reading

MeTro glue is injected directly into wounds and seals in 60 seconds

MeTro glue is injected directly into wounds and seals in 60 seconds

In hospitals all around the world, wounds are sealed every day with surgical adhesives rather than stitches. A new type of surgical adhesive is being developed by researchers that could be used in emergency situations and in surgeries that is squirted directly into the wound called MeTro.

Continue Reading

Researchers develop smart tattoos that use color changing ink for medical info

Researchers develop smart tattoos that use color changing ink for medical info

Researchers working together at Harvard and MIT have developed a new ink for tattoos that is able to monitor health and change color to warn of certain medical issues. The ink could change colors if the person is dehydrated or if the blood sugar rises. The inks used in the tattoos are biosensitive and the tech seeks to merge tattoo art with medical monitoring devices.

Continue Reading

AI and non-invasive MRI can diagnose Alzheimer’s disease long before doctors can

AI and non-invasive MRI can diagnose Alzheimer’s disease long before doctors can

A pair of researchers from the University of Bari in Italy called Nicola Amoroso and Marianna La Rocca and a team of colleagues have developed a new machine-learning algorithm that is able to help diagnose Alzheimer's disease up to nine years before doctors can diagnose the condition. The system the researchers have developed is also able to discern structural changes in the brain that are caused by Alzheimer's.

Continue Reading

MIT invents fabrication method that allows one vaccine injection to carry multiple doses

MIT invents fabrication method that allows one vaccine injection to carry multiple doses

Engineers from MIT have created a new 3D fabrication method that is able to generate a new type of drug carrying particle that could allow the delivery of medical vaccines that can deliver more than one dose. That means the potential for vaccines that people normally have to come in for a second dose, meaning another shot, could be delivered with a single injection.

Continue Reading

1 2 3 4 5 Next