Rockefeller University Scientists use algorithm to peer through opaque brains

Trying to pinpoint signals from individual neurons within a block of brain tissue is like trying to count headlights in thick fog. A new algorithm, developed by researchers based at The Rockefeller University, brings this brain activity into focus. In research described June 26 in Nature Methods, the team, led by Rockefeller’s Alipasha Vaziri, used a light microscope-based technique to capture neural activity within a volume of mouse brain tissue at unprecedented speed. The algorithm allowed ...
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Podimetrics has developed foot temperature monitoring pad that can help predict who will get a common diabetes and also keep track of a diabetic’s feet

Podimetrics is a company that has developed a special foot temperature monitoring pad that can keep track of a diabetic’s feet to help detect the onset of foot ulcers. The Podimetrics Mat and the rest of the company’s Remote Temperature Monitoring System allow clinicians to receive high resolution temperature scans of the soles of their patients’ feet while giving patients the convenience of doing daily tests in the convenience of the home.   Foot ulcers can have an their early wa...
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FDA approved gammaCore a non-invasive vagus nerve stimulator from electroCore to treat acute pain

electroCore, a neuroscience and technology company dedicated to improving patient outcomes through technological advancement, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the use of gammaCore® (non-invasive vagus nerve stimulator) for the acute treatment of pain associated with episodic cluster headache in adult patients. gammaCore transmits a mild electrical stimulation to the vagus nerve through the skin, resulting in a reduction of pain. This is the first FDA product re...
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CathVision is developing next generation non-invasive technology to guide therapy for arrhythmia

CathVision is developing non-invasive technology to guide therapy for arrhythmia. The company's product visualizes the smallest heart signals. High quality electrophysiology signals are a key component of delivering accurate therapy to complex arrhythmia. Approximately 2% of the Western population suffers from cardiac arrhythmia, and hospital-based catheter ablation procedures are directed at terminating arrhythmia. Still, a number of challenging arrhythmia suffers from unsatisfactory low eff...
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Neddleless computer controlled drug injection

The Portal drug delivery technology is needle-free, fast and computer-controlled. It automatically adjusts the injection velocity up to one thousand times in the half-second it takes to completely deliver a 1 ml dose. The result is the precise administration of high viscosity biologic drugs through the skin, via an extremely collimated jet, the size of a strand of hair. HIPPA-compliant, automatic collection and transfer of injection and health data sets a new standard of engagement between the c...
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3D cell culture is an artificially-created environment in which biological cells are permitted to grow or interact with their surroundings in all three dimensions

3D cell culture is an artificially-created environment in which biological cells are permitted to grow or interact with their surroundings in all three dimensions. Unlike 2D environments (e.g. a petri dish), a 3D cell culture allows cells in vitro to grow in all directions, similar to how they would in vivo. These three-dimensional cultures are usually grown in bioreactors, small capsules in which the cells can grow into spheroids, or 3D cell colonies. Approximately 300 spheroids are usually cul...
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CES Asia 2017 in China from June 13-15

CES Asia 2017 will be packed with the latest and most exciting innovations across the full spectrum of consumer technology. Now in its third year, CES Asia 2017 is expected to surpass previous years with a projected 450 exhibiting companies crossing a show floor of 40,000 gross square meters, covering five halls of exhibit space. Exhibitors from 22 countries, regions and territories will feature products in 19 categories including artificial intelligence (AI), vehicle technology and virtual real...
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‘PolarityTE’ novel regenerative medicine and tissue engineering platform that employs patients’ own cells for the healing of full-thickness functionally-polarized tissues

Functionally Polarized Tissue Polarity is an entirely new and radically unique regenerative medicine company committed to developing the first forms of functionally-polarized autologous tissues for use in medical procedures requiring reconstructive applications by surgeons and wound care specialists. At PolarityTE, revolutionary platform is being developed to induce cell and tissue polarity, creating uniquely functional tissue to mirror natural development in the human body. Using i...
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3D bioprinting is the process of creating cell patterns in a confined space using 3D printing technologies

3D bioprinting is the process of creating cell patterns in a confined space using 3D printing technologies, where cell function and viability are preserved within the printed construct. Current 3D printing technology has advanced quickly in recent years, enabling people to print 3D models of non-living objects. More recently, researchers in the biomedicine have also begun to use this technology to print human organs and tissues with devices called “3D Bioprinters.” Wake Forest Institute for R...
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‘ FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg’ has invited open challenge to researchers to submit a walking-visualization-tool of gait sequences based on given inertial sensor-based gait recordings acquired using intelligent engineering technology

What is this challenge about? IMAGINE - Innovative Medical Application on Gait Visualization using Intelligent Engineering The challenge asks researchers to submit a walking-visualization-tool of gait sequences based on given inertial sensor-based gait recordings acquired using intelligent engineering technology, which was developed at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg. Seeing is believing: Doctors want to see how the patient was walking - even if they cannot see the patient. Your innovative visualiza...
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FDA approved ‘Kiva VCF’ Treatment System provides a new implant-based approach to vertebral augmentation in the treatment of painful VCFs

Compression fractures affect many individuals worldwide. An estimated 1.5 million vertebral compression fractures occur every year in the US. They are common in elderly populations, and 25% of postmenopausal women are affected by a compression fracture during their lifetime. Although these fractures rarely require hospital admission, they have the potential to cause significant disability and morbidity, often causing incapacitating back pain for many months. This review provides information on t...
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“PerfectLum 3” medical display calibration software calibrates any computer display and projector to be a reliable medical grade display to assist in an accurate diagnosis

PerfectLum 3 medical display calibration software calibrates any computer display and projector to the international standard DICOM Part14 GSDF. PerfectLum 3 also adjusts the white level of the display, verifies calibration results and reports them in a history database. In radiology departments, it is important that display systems are perfectly reliable, since image reproduction can play a key role in an accurate diagnosis and a treatment plan that works. We help medical imaging professionals...
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“Targeted drug delivery” growing trend for many chronic medical conditions.

Targeted drug delivery, sometimes called smart drug delivery, is a method of delivering medication to a patient in a manner that increases the concentration of the medication in some parts of the body relative to others. Despite the progress in techniques for cancer prevention, detection, and treatment, as well as for increasing the public awareness in recent years, this disease is projected to become the leading cause of death worldwide. Advancements in omics, analytical procedures, and high t...
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Shirley Ryan AbilityLab has developed wheelchair that allows user to stand and operate

The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, recently renamed to Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, has developed a new wheelchair that allows its users to switch between a sitting and standing positions while retaining the ability to move and steer the chair in any direction. The fully mechanical device uses bicycle chains to transfer power from a tank tread-like push bars to either the wheels or the system that lifts its user. The fully mechanical device uses bicycle chains to transfer power from a t...
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GE and Partners will spend the next 10 years creating artificial intelligence software for Hospital for better care

GE and Partners, which owns Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, will spend the next 10 years creating artificial intelligence software that can detect how severe a stroke is and identify tumors in medical images. We have more and more information, and the information comes at our clinicians in a way that can be unmanageable," said David Torchiana, CEO of Partners HealthCare. GE and Partners, which owns Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospita...
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NILE Proximal Fixation Spinal System can help overcome complex deformity cases and has now received FDA approval

NILE Proximal Fixation Spinal System helps overcome complex deformity cases by supporting alternative Fixation Spinal System using non-pedicle based fixation technology. NILE Proximal Fixation Spinal System received FDA approval Bone fixation cerclage, acts as a bone anchor for temporary stabilization, or used in conjunction with other medical implants of similar metals when wiring is needed, during development of a spinal fusion. Wrapped around a portion of the sublaminar, posterior sp...
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Universidad Carlos III Spain has developed technology which compiles all the subtitles of television channels and integrates the software to make it compatible with different Braille lines for visually impaired to be able to “watch” TV without intermediaries

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), Telefónica and FASOCIDE (the Spanish acronym for the Federation of Deaf-Blind Persons Associations) has developed PervasiveSUB technology, ground-breaking software which allows deaf-blind persons to receive and enjoy television content without intermediaries at the same time as the people around them. PervasiveSUB compiles all the subtitles of television channels and sends them to a central server which forwards them to smartphone...
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Small-animal whole-body photoacoustic tomography

Multi-spectral optoacoustic tomography (MSOT) is an imaging technology that generates high-resolution optical images in scattering media, including biological tissues. MSOT illuminates tissue with light of transient energy, typically light pulses lasting 1-100 nanoseconds. The tissue absorbs the light pulses, and as a result undergoes thermo-elastic expansion, a phenomenon known as the optoacoustic or photoacoustic effect. This expansion gives rise to ultrasound waves (photoechoes) that are d...
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Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) is having its annual meeting on June 25 – 29 2017

The Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM) is the primary international organization dedicated to using neuroimaging to discover the organization of the human brain. OHBM is having its annual meeting on June 25 - 29 2017 Key few topic that will be covered include : Network effects of subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation on the prefrontal cortex Structural Imaging Evaluation of Subcallosal Cingulate DBS for Treatment-Resistant Depression Structural network architecture predi...
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École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland has developed smart exoskeleton that recognizes the loss of balance and prevents falling

First smart exoskeleton that recognizes the loss of balance – and prevents falling – has been developed by researchers at Scuola Sant’Anna in Italy, EPFL in Switzerland, and tested at the Rehabilitation Center “Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi” in Florence. The first smart exoskeleton that  recognizes the loss of balance – and prevents falling – has been developed by researchers in at Scuola Sant’Anna in Italy, EPFL in Switzerland, and tested at the Rehabilitation Center “Fondazione Don Car...
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University of Tokyo research findings will now allow development of more effective mucosal vaccines, immunizing agents, that can be administered orally or through the nose rather then current injectable type of vaccines.

A research group at the University of Tokyo has identified in a study with mice a protein directly linked to the M cells' function to capture antigens around intestinal and other mucous membrane surfaces. Manipulating the protein, allograft inflammatory factor 1 (Aif1), holds promise of contributing to the development of more effective mucosal vaccines—immunizing agents, administered orally or through the nose, that enter the body via the mucous membrane—as an alternative to the conventional inj...
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FDA has approved Siemens new CT Scanner SOMATOM that can be operated from a tablet and is able to perform faster higher quality image exam

Siemens announced winning FDA clearance for its SOMATOM go. Now and SOMATOM go.Up compute tomography scanners. The systems are designed to speed patients through the scanning process, utilizing preset workflows that are defined and controlled using a wireless tablet. Siemens’ latest high-end scanner is a Dual Source technology called SOMATOM® Definition Flash, a scanner that will change radiation dose. https://youtu.be/sFTUDGanglM Now available with the fully integrated Stellar Detec...
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Presspart and Cohero Health have developed eMDI (embedded and connected metered dose inhaler) enabling real-time monitoring of medication use and symptom flare-ups

H&T Presspart and Cohero Health have developed intuitive, fully-embedded and connected metered dose inhaler (eMDI) aimed at improving adherence and enabling continually optimized care of patients with asthma and COPD. It is the only eMDI integrated seamlessly with BreatheSmart from Cohero Health, a comprehensive respiratory disease management platform that uniquely enables tracking of both controller and rescue medications, along with clinically accurate lung function measurement, in real-ti...
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UNSW Sydney research suggest bad moods are good for you, the surprising benefits of sadness

Homo sapiens is a very moody species. Even though sadness and bad moods have always been part of the human experience, we now live in an age that ignores or devalues these feelings. The Conversation In our culture, normal human emotions like temporary sadness are often treated as disorders. Manipulative advertising, marketing and self-help industries claim happiness should be ours for the asking. Yet bad moods remain an essential part of the normal range of moods we regularly experience. D...
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Illumibowl Anti-Germ is a device that attaches to the toilet and sanitizes the toilet bowl using a safe, medical-grade technology that kills germs using non-UVC wavelengths of light.

Illumibowl Anti-Germ is a device that attaches to the toilet and sanitizes the toilet bowl using a safe, medical-grade technology that kills germs using non-UVC wavelengths of light. Developed by the same team that created the IllumiBowl Toilet Night Light, the Anti-Germ goes a step further, using a safe, medical-grade technology that kills germs using non-UVC wavelengths of light. Once in place, the Anti-Germ IllumiBowl will emit its germ-killing light for 15 seconds every two minutes, and e...
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AirSonea – a revolutionary, asthma monitoring device that will sync with smart phones to enable anyone, anywhere at any time to conveniently monitor their wheezing symptoms and better manage the condition.

AirSonea - a revolutionary, asthma monitoring device that will sync with smart phones to enable anyone, anywhere at any time to conveniently monitor their wheezing symptoms and better manage the condition. AirSonea, the world’s first digital device for monitoring wheeze, takes the stress out of asthma management. AirSonea turns your smartphone into a portable asthma monitor. Teamed with the AsthmaSense App it can detect and measure wheeze while factoring in your personal environmental trigger...
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FDA is testing ‘Organs-on-Chips’ Technology that will simulate human organ systems in miniature on micro-engineered chips.

Researchers in laboratories at FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition will be testing revolutionary new technology that creates human organ systems in miniature on micro-engineered chips. Beginning with a liver-chip, FDA scientists will be evaluating the effectiveness of this technology to better understand the effects of medicines, disease-causing bacteria in foods, chemicals, and other potentially harmful materials on the human body. There are many things you might envision putt...
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Researchers at the University of Tokyo identified protein’s detailed molecular structure involved in anaerobic respiration, the process by which bacteria and other organisms produce energy in environments without oxygen.

Researchers at the University of Tokyo identified the pathways for transferring electrons in the bacterial protein MtrF by ascertaining through computer simulation the protein's detailed molecular structure involved in anaerobic respiration, the process by which bacteria and other organisms produce energy in environments without oxygen. While many living organisms, including humans, produce energy (ATP) for life activities through respiration that requires reduction, the transfer of electrons...
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Axess Mask is a single-use, medical lightweight nasal mask that isdesigned using nano technology to fit comfortably over the patient’s nose.

Crosstex International Inc. and its subsidiary, Accutron Inc., have launched Axess Mask, a single-use, lightweight, and low-profile nasal mask that is contoured to fit comfortably over the patient’s nose. The Axess Mask and scavenging circuit are constructed of slender, lightweight tubing to reduce drag that can lead to mask displacement. The mask and circuit combined are designed to provide patients with a comfortable experience while offering clinicians easy and unobstructed access to the o...
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Scientists at Stanford University and University of California, Berkeley have now developed a wearable sensor that stays on the skin, stimulates it and measuring the chloride concentration while the person can move around freely.

Scientists at Stanford University and University of California, Berkeley have now developed a wearable sensor that stays on the skin, stimulates it and measuring the chloride concentration while the person can move around freely. A wearable sensor developed by Stanford researchers can diagnose diseases by measuring molecular constituents of sweat, such as chloride ions and glucose. A wearable device that extracts sweat and analyzes its constituents to monitor health and d...
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