A Day in the Life of a Product Development Engineer Working on the Device Side of the Health Care Industry

Here for your education and entertainment is a peek at the type of day a Product Development Engineer might have about three out of five days of the week. -------- 8:00 AM Entering the R&D building lugging her lap top and rolling her brief case behind her Marion Smith makes sure to greet everyone with … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Product Development Engineer Working on the Device Side of the Health Care Industry

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Hair-loss reversal achieved with low-profile, wearable device powered by small body movements

Hair-loss reversal achieved with low-profile, wearable device powered by small body movements Science Highlights raymond.macdougall Fri, 11/08/2019 - 13:45 Low-frequency electric stimulation shows promise as a possible alternative to medications for restoring hair growth in people whose hair has begun to thin. Source: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Biomedical Engineering- News

Can Big Data Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

During the Framingham Heart Study, a long-term research study initiated in 1948 that collected health data from thousands of people, researchers discovered that high cholesterol and elevated blood pressure increase one’s risk of heart disease. Thanks to that insight, at-risk individuals can reduce their chances of developing the condition by taking drugs to lower cholesterol … Continue reading Can Big Data Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease?

3D brain tissue system aids study of deadly tumor progression

3D brain tissue system aids study of deadly tumor progression Science Highlights thomas.johnson Mon, 11/04/2019 - 12:50 The novel approach better mimics the tumor environment in patients. Made with extracellular matrix (ECM) from pig brains and seeded with tumors from patients, the system is revealing tumor/ECM interactions that aid tumor growth, providing potential targets for … Continue reading 3D brain tissue system aids study of deadly tumor progression

Drones: For When Medical Intervention Has to Get There Before an Ambulance Can

Medical drones carrying emergency supplies can reach 911 callers in New York City significantly faster than ambulances, according to new research. The study pitted commercial drones against emergency medical service  (EMS) serving part of Brooklyn, New York. First responders from EMS arrived on the scene of emergencies in about 9.5 minutes on average during the study period, while the drones arrived in about 6.5 … Continue reading Drones: For When Medical Intervention Has to Get There Before an Ambulance Can

Scientists unveil search-and-replace genome editing

Scientists unveil search-and-replace genome editing Science Highlights patty.wiley Thu, 10/31/2019 - 10:10 Researchers have designed a more precise and versatile genome editing system, named prime editing, that harnesses the power of CRISPR-Cas9 in combination with another protein, reverse transcriptase, to directly edit DNA in human cells. Source: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Biomedical Engineering- … Continue reading Scientists unveil search-and-replace genome editing