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Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Each Hour of Sedentary Time Linked to Increased Coronary Artery Calcium
One reason being sedentary is so bad for health may be that it promotes “hardening” of the arteries with calcified deposits, a new U.S. study suggests. Research with middle-aged volunteers found that each additional hour of sedentary time was linked...
April 27, 2016
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Drone Delivery of Medical Supplies Takes Off 
Although the convenience of having packages delivered directly to our doors within hours of purchase is still a ways away, on-demand delivery of medical supplies is becoming a reality. Earlier this month, Google was awarded a patent for a dispatch...
April 27, 2016
Orthopedics and Spine
First paralyzed person to be ‘reanimated’ offers neuroscience insights
A quadriplegic man who has become the first person to be implanted with technology that sends signals from the brain to muscles — allowing him to regain some movement in his right arm hand and wrist — is providing novel insights about...
April 26, 2016
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
New Technique Could Extend Life of Implantable Devices
The new technique, developed by researchers from the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, was designed to enable selected molecular constituents in situ to rapidly and repeatedly regenerate after device implantation—a process that can significantly extend the life of implantable devices, and...
April 26, 2016
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Hospital Superbugs Squashed with New Catheter Infection Alert System
  A new infection alert system in catheters could prevent serious infections in millions of hospital patients worldwide. The system, detailed in a new paper in Biosensors and Bioelectronics, changes the color of the urine so patients and carers can...
April 25, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Freshman Student Bailey Paxton Starts Medical Device Company
Business freshman Bailey Paxton has been traveling the country since the summer before his senior year of high school, courting investors and networking with manufacturers to get his medical device company off the ground. Paxton said he wants to license...
April 25, 2016
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Smart Inhaler Connects to Smartphone & Tells You How to Use It
3M has announced a “smart inhaler” that not only connects wirelessly to a smartphone app but has a tiny screen that teaches patients how to use the device. The 3M Intelligent Control inhaler is the latest entrant into a field...
April 25, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Eye-Catching Benefit of Free Surgery
Lowe’s home improvement company, like a growing number of large companies nationwide, offers its employees an eye-catching benefit: Certain major surgeries at prestigious hospitals are free. How do these firms do it? With a way of paying that’s gaining steam...
April 22, 2016
Orthopedics and Spine
Optogenetics to Produce Pain Relief
The potential of light as a non-invasive, highly-focused alternative to pain medication was made more apparent thanks to research conducted by scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre. Researchers bred...
April 21, 2016
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