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Image: Lego-like replaceable drug cartridges and LEDs help target specific neurons of interest (Photo courtesy of KAIST).

Wireless-Controlled Soft Neural Implant Stimulates Brain Cells

A soft neural implant operated by a smartphone can deliver multiple drugs and colored light to control Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, addiction, depression, and pain, according to a new study. More...
22 Aug 2019
Image: A 4D microstent just 50 micrometers wide and half a millimeter long could be used to help children with urinary tract defects (Photo courtesy of ETH Zurich).

Tiny Polymer Stent Could Treat Pediatric Urethral Strictures

A novel manufacturing technique can be used to fabricate stent-like microstructures with shape memory properties that are 40 times smaller than current stents. More...
20 Aug 2019
Radcal
Image: A mechanical torso aids back brace design (Photo courtesy of Lancaster University).

Human Torso Simulator Helps Design Brace Innovations

A simulator that mimics the mechanical behavior of the human torso allows researchers to test different back brace designs and configurations without needing to test them on people. More...
14 Aug 2019
Image: A trileaflet heart valve 3D printed using FRESH (Photo courtesy of CMU).

3D Bioprinting Rebuilds the Human Heart

A new study describes a collagen scaffold tissue engineering technique that brings us one step closer to being able to three-dimensionally (3D) print a full-sized, adult human heart. More...
13 Aug 2019
Image: Javier Burgués (L) and Santiago Marco (R), of UB and IBEC, and the nanodrone (Photo courtesy of IBEC).

Nanodrone Detects Toxic Gases in Hazardous Environments

A new study describes an innovative smelling nano aerial vehicle (SNAV) that can detect dangerous compounds in buildings that have collapsed due to earthquakes or explosions. More...
08 Aug 2019
Clear Image Devices
Image: Research suggests virtual manikin avatars could help plan medical treatments (Photo courtesy of Empa).

Digital Avatar Helps Plan Personalized Therapies

A virtual doppelganger that is programmed with a patient’s physiological data could aid in providing a personalized prognosis of treatment. More...
23 Jul 2019
Image: Apple PHR organizes Medical records into a clear, easy to understand timeline view (Photo courtesy of Apple).

Apple Opens iPhone EHR Feature to U.S. Healthcare Organizations

Apple will allow any healthcare organization with a compatible electronic health record (EHR) to register with its mobile Health Records feature, which will allow users to securely and privately download their data to a personal health record (PHR) on their iPhone. More...
17 Jul 2019


The Health IT channel of HospiMedica informs about healthcare information technology for hospitals, clinics, and private practice. Among the subjects covered are electronic medical record environments, document management, HIS, RIS, PACS, LIM, and others.
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