Author: Medgadged

Stretching Cells with Laser Pulses

The establishment of cell culture systems opened the door to an unparalleled revolution in biomedical science, but this common lab practice remains drastically artificial and is often not translatable to real-life in vivo systems. This limitation is particularly notable in efforts aiming to understand the mechanisms regulating responses of cells an (Read more...)

Interview: Medstro Pioneers Online Platform Accelerating Healthcare Innovation and Collaboration

Medstro, an online community site for physicians, medical students, and healthcare innovators recently announced passing the milestone of 100,000 registered users – less than three years since it was founded by CEO, Dr. Jennifer Joe, MD and co-founder and COO, James Ryan. This self-funded Boston-based startup has grown impressively given its (Read more...)

GORE VIATORR TIPS Endoprosthesis for Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Procedures Gets FDA Approval

W. L. Gore & Associates, better known simply as Gore, received FDA approval and is making available in the U.S. its for its GORE VIATORR TIPS Endoprosthesis with Controlled Expansion. It’s intended for Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS) procedures that link the portal vein to the hepatic vein to reduce the port (Read more...)

Light Used to Activate Select Proteins Inside Living Cells

At the University of Alberta in Canada, researchers have devised a way of activating proteins inside a living cell using a beam of light. This will allow scientists to study how the activation of certain proteins affects the functionality of a cell. The technological breakthrough consists of attaching a photocleavable protein, one that can be (Read more...)

New Test Identifies Blood Type in Seconds

Scientists working at the Third Military Medical University in Chongqing, China have developed a technology to quickly identify a blood sample’s blood type. It relies on using antibodies that target A and B antigens that give blood its type, and a dye that is activated when the antibodies are in attack mode. The same was done […]

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New Wirelessly Powered Scalable Retinal Prosthesis

A collaboration between researchers at University of California San Diego and Nanovision Biosciences, a university spinoff, has developed a method for constructing wirelessly powered retinal prostheses that interface directly with retinal cells. The implant is structured from photosensitive silicon nanowires and, because they produce a textured sur (Read more...)

NasoNeb II Nasal Nebulizer Gets Green Light in Europe

MedInvent, a company based in Medina, Ohio, received European CE Mark approval for its NasoNeb II Nasal Nebulizer. The device is intended for patients with chronic sinusitis and allergic rhinitis, delivering drugs (typically budesonide) into the nasal and paranasal sinus cavities. The company says the product provides superior spread (Read more...)

New Smart Sensor for Measuring Glucose from Skin

The sweat excreted by our skin contains small amounts of glucose that correlate with the concentration of glucose in the blood. Various technical challenges, such as small sample volume, temperature differences, and movement of the skin, have prevented sweat-based glucometry beyond the research lab. Scientists at the Institute for Basic Scienc (Read more...)