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Image: A hemostatic hydrogel similar to Jell-O solidifies in wounds to control bleeding (Photo courtesy of TAMU).

Injectable Bandage Stops Bleeding and Promotes Healing

An injectable hydrogel based on kappa-carrageenan (κCA), a natural polysaccharide commonly used as a thickening agent for pastries, can facilitate wound healing, claims a new study. More...
17 Apr 2018
Image: The Bloom2 electrophysiology stimulator (Photo courtesy of Fischer Medical).

Electrophysiology Stimulator Receives a Digital Upgrade

The Fischer Medical Bloom2 maps the original analog system directly to the digital, so that adoption is intuitive for customers. More...
16 Apr 2018
Image: A new study asserts vagus nerve stimulation can speed up stroke recovery (Photo courtesy of LivaNova).

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Accelerates Stroke Recovery

A new study suggests that combining vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) with physical therapy doubles long-term stroke recovery rate, relative to current methods. More...
12 Apr 2018
Image: The TAP capillary blood draw device (Photo courtesy of Seventh Sense Biosystems).

Microneedle Device Painlessly Draws Blood for Glycemic Control

A new lithium heparin coated disposable device can quickly and conveniently collect capillary blood for Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) analysis. More...
11 Apr 2018
Image: A new study suggests measuring brain wave frequency can indicate pain predilection (Photo courtesy of 123rf).

Brain Wave Frequency Predicts Predisposition to Pain

The frequency of alpha brain waves can be used as a measure of an individual’s vulnerability to developing and experiencing pain, according to a new study. More...
10 Apr 2018
Image: Researchers have created an algorithm that could help public health programs better locate and treat people with undiagnosed infectious diseases (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

AI Algorithm Could Help Fight TB and Gonorrhea

Researchers from the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California have created an algorithm that could help public health programs better locate and treat people with undiagnosed infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis, malaria and gonorrhea. More...
05 Apr 2018
Image: The PeriWatch Vigilance is designed as a new fetal and maternal early warning platform (Photo courtesy of PeriGen).

AI-Powered Early Warning Solution Facilitates Timely Intervention

PeriGen, a provider of perinatal early warning systems, delivered a sneak peek of PeriWatch Vigilance, its new fetal and maternal early warning platform, at the 2018 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition (HIMSS18). More...
05 Apr 2018

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