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Handheld brain scanner approved by FDA

12/21/2011, Being on the battlefield to deliver people from a tyrant, or to protect one’s country is a noble, albeit extremely dangerous occupation. You might take all the necessary precautions, but sometimes, bullets do find their mark. Battlefield blasts that...

Bionic prosthetic eye “talks” to the brain

12/21/2011, The brain is still very much a mystery to us despite the massive leaps in medical science and technology over the past few decades, and so work continues to harness the virtually unlimited potential of the brain for everyday use. Sheila Nirenberg of...

Advanced bandage encourages blood vessel growth

12/21/2011, Back in the day when I was a kid, scraped knees and abrasions happen so often, the sting of antiseptic on my wounds no longer wield their power of fear over me. Bandages are also normal to patch my knees and elbows up, but those are just meant to keep the...

Microneedle patches help monitor body chemicals

12/14/2011, Diabetics need to carefully monitor their glucose levels consistently, and the future is brighter for them with the possibility of having said glucose levels being monitored round the clock instead of getting it done at one point in time, courtesy of...

EZ Vein makes for easy IV access

12/14/2011, The FDA has just given their collective nod of approval for the EZ Vein, which is a spanking new device that was specially developed by an Oklahoma doctor in order to make it a whole lot easier for the placement of intravenous catheters in challenging...

iBGStar blood glucometer picks up FDA approval

12/12/2011, Just like how electronic items need to jump through the hoops at the FCC before they are deemed as safe for mass purchase, so too, do medical devices with a different body to obtain their certification from – the FDA. Well, the iBGStar blood...

3D body suit sees healthcare research action

12/08/2011, With stereoscopic 3D movies being belted out by movie studios left and right these days, you know that it is here to stay. Not only that, 3D body suits are also extremely commonplace to conjure a particular effect on the silver screen, and we have seen...

Future touchscreens could be a portable lab

12/08/2011, They say that our fingers and hands are one of the dirtiest parts of our bodies, after all, who knows how many doorknobs, handles and buttons that you have come into contact with today, and multiply it with the thousands and millions of people who have...

Cardiac pacemaker transplants from cadavers

12/07/2011, Since the whole world is big on recycling, it makes perfect sense then, to explore every possible avenue of reducing wastage – and this might just include the recycling of medical equipment from the dead. I’m talking about reusing pacemakers...

CareFusion Nicolet EEG Wireless Amplifier

12/02/2011, You know, being a doctor might not necessarily be a glamorous job, unlike what you see on TV where the doctors there always have a fantastic day at work, and their colleagues are hot to boot. Well, in real life, things could very well be extremely...

Ekso Bionics exoskeleton paraded

12/02/2011, When it comes to those who cannot walk anymore due to a spinal cord injury, moving around is not that much of an issue if you are on a wheelchair. However, I am quite sure that there are moments when one would feel really, really depressed or down about...

Fight against email spam helps in HIV vaccine search

12/01/2011, Fighting spam should be on the agenda for most system administrators in any company, considering how sending email is virtually free, and it does not really pollute the environment in terms of printed paper. There is a method to the madness, and Microsoft...