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Trial Testing Smartwatch to Detect Heart Rhythm Problems

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clinical trial is enrolling more than 400,000 participants to test an app written for an Apple smartwatch to detect atrial fibrillation, a form of irregular heart rhythms. . . . → Read More: Trial Testing Smartwatch to Detect Heart Rhythm Problems

FDA Clears Some Drug Reaction Genetic Tests, Warns About Others

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The Food and Drug Administration cleared a consumer genetics company’s tests for gene variations associated with effective or adverse drug reactions, but warned about similar tests from non-authorized providers. . . . → Read More: FDA Clears Some Drug Reaction Genetic Tests, Warns About Others

Bio-Friendly Film Material Devised from Silk, Carbon Nanotubes

Carbon nanotubes

Materials scientists and engineers developed a new material with the natural mechanical and degradable properties of silk, but configured as a film better suited for flexible biomedical devices. . . . → Read More: Bio-Friendly Film Material Devised from Silk, Carbon Nanotubes

Gadgets That Could Make You Fitter

More and more tech companies are realizing that gadgets can actually be really handy in helping people get fit and improve their health. . . . → Read More: Gadgets That Could Make You Fitter

Multiple Sensors, A.I. Power Digital Stethoscope

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Researchers in Rochester, New York are developing a system combining functions of a conventional stethoscope and an electrocardiogram or ECG to better check on implanted heart pumps. . . . → Read More: Multiple Sensors, A.I. Power Digital Stethoscope

NVIDIA, Scripps Partner on Medical Deep Learning Applications

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A high-performance computer chip maker and life science research center are collaborating on extending deep learning, a form of artificial intelligence, into more areas of medical science and practice. . . . → Read More: NVIDIA, Scripps Partner on Medical Deep Learning Applications

Licensing Deal for Bioinks in 3-D Printed Transplant Lungs

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A company in Maryland developing alternatives to human organ transplants is licensing a technology to help create 3-D printed lungs for transplantation with bioinks derived from tobacco plants. . . . → Read More: Licensing Deal for Bioinks in 3-D Printed Transplant Lungs

Nerve Stimulation Reduces Pain, Fatigue from Lupus

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Results from a clinical trial show external stimulation of a major nerve in the body helps relieve pan and fatigue in people with systemic lupus erythematosus, more commonly known as lupus. . . . → Read More: Nerve Stimulation Reduces Pain, Fatigue from Lupus

Health System Connects Mobile App to 250 Devices

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A health care system in Boston is developing a mobile app to make it easier to share data from 250 home and wearable devices that collect medically related information. . . . → Read More: Health System Connects Mobile App to 250 Devices

NIH Supporting Electronic Neuro Drug Test Technology

Neurons

A university spin-off enterprise is receiving funds from National Institute of Mental Health to develop a simple, reliable electronic device to evaluate effects of neurological drugs on brain cells. . . . → Read More: NIH Supporting Electronic Neuro Drug Test Technology