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Cancer Cells Identified Faster with New Microscope
Scientists at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA have developed a new technique for identifying cancer cells in blood samples faster and more accurately than the current standard methods. In one common approach to testing for cancer, doctors add biochemicals...
April 18, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Rice University Students Design Testing to Validate 3-D Printed Hands
The Rice team calling itself Carpal Diem has developed a testing suite to validate how well 3-D printed hands transfer force from the wearer, typically a child born without a fully formed hand, to the prosthetic intended to help pick...
April 18, 2016
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Superbugs are on track to kill 10 million people by 2050 if things don’t change
In November of 2015, scientists in southeastern China were combing through bacterial samples collected from hospitals in the Guangdong and Zhejiang provinces when they discovered something that would immediately grab the attention of the entire medical community. Many of the...
April 18, 2016
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Does ‘Superhero DNA’ Exist?
Some people appear to be born with ‘superhero DNA’ that cancels out genetic diseases like cystic fibrosis, say researchers. The study of nearly 600,000 people found 13 who should have developed debilitating diseases, but did not. The hope is discovering...
April 13, 2016
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
High-Tech Hand Hygiene 
A wide range of hand-hygiene compliance monitoring systems are available to help facilities managers decrease the growing number of health care-associated infections (HAIs). These systems are designed to monitor the patient care environment, remind personnel of critical hand-washing events and...
April 13, 2016
Orthopedics and Spine
Patent Awarded to 4WEB Medical for Novel Programmable Truss Implant Technology
4WEB Medical, the industry leader in 3D printed orthopedic implants, announced at the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS) annual meeting today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued US Patent No. 9,271,845 B2, entitled...
April 12, 2016
Orthopedics and Spine
Better fix for torn ACL
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a torn anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is one of the most common knee injuries. Approximately 200,000 Americans experience a torn ACL each year, and more than half undergo surgical repairs. Now,...
April 12, 2016
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Zika Virus Linked to Additional Brain Disorder
The Zika virus may be associated with an autoimmune disorder that attacks the brain’s myelin similar to multiple sclerosis, according to a small study that is being released today and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 68th...
April 12, 2016
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
“Smart” Dressing Provides Doctors Warning of Wound Infections
BiMedis has already featured a very interesting article about the clinical trials of the handheld autofluorescence imaging platform, PRODIGI. In recent times, several freshness indicators have been patented for food products which react to time and temperature, letting you know when...
April 11, 2016
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