A study published today in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine offers the most in-depth assessment yet of the safety and effectiveness of a high-tech alternative to brain surgery to treat the uncontrollable shaking caused by the most common movement disorder. And the news is very good.
Hovering at around 20 percent, the relative humidity in aircraft is kept very low to keep condensation from building up in the cabin. The downside for passengers and the crew is that this dries out the mucous membranes. Now a vortex ring generator will direct humidified air to passengers, increasing … Continue reading
ReliantHeart’s next-generation aVAD left ventricular assist device has just earned CE Mark approval and implants are set to begin in September.
The LVAD market is going through an evolution right now as major commercial players Thoratec and HeartWare have both been acquired by large medtech companies. Thoratec was acquired by … Continue reading
UC Berkeley engineers have built the first dust-sized, wireless sensors that can be implanted in the body, bringing closer the day when a Fitbit-like device could monitor internal nerves, muscles or organs in real time.
Because these batteryless sensors could also be used to stimulate nerves and muscles, the technology … Continue reading
Zimmer Biomet announced the acquisition of CD Diagnostics, a fully-integrated, Delaware-based diagnostics company focused on developing immunoassays and biomarker testing to inform treatment decisions that improve patient outcomes. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Zimmer Biomet and CD Diagnostics initially partnered in 2012 to co-develop and market … Continue reading
MIT biological engineers have devised a way to record complex histories in the DNA of human cells, allowing them to retrieve “memories” of past events, such as inflammation, by sequencing the DNA.
This analog memory storage system — the first that can record the duration and/or intensity of events in … Continue reading