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Far-red fluorescent silk can kill harmful bacteria

Far-red fluorescent silk can kill harmful bacteria
A silk hybrid material attacks bacteria when illuminated by a green light, thanks to a far-red fluorescent protein researchers transferred to its genetic makeup. The all-natural material would be safer than conventional photocatalytic, or light-activated, means to kill harmful pathogens such as bacteria, which use potentially biohazardous semiconductors and require cancer-causing ultraviolet light for activation.
20th April 2018

Spectacle lens slows myopic progression by 60%

Spectacle lens slows myopic progression by 60%
A specially designed spectacle lens developed by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) was found to have slowed down myopia progress by 60% in participating children, and 21.5% of them had their myopic progression halted completely. This lens will be launched in summer this year, offering a non-contact, spectacle lens solution to myopic children.
20th April 2018

Music intensifies effects of anti-hypertensive medication

Music intensifies effects of anti-hypertensive medication
In addition to remembering to take the medication prescribed by their cardiologists at the right times and going to the trouble of making healthy lifestyle changes, patients with high blood pressure (hypertension) can include a pleasing beneficial activity in routine treatment of the disease thanks to the discovery that listening to music significantly enhances the effect of anti-hypertensive drugs.
20th April 2018


Doctors revive the home visit

Doctors revive the home visit
Dr. Brown, a native of Washington, D.C., is a family practitioner with a rare practice: he only makes house visits. He sees patients in their homes, at their office or even at their hotel if they’re visiting from out of town. “House calls used to be incredibly common. Some of my geriatric patients still remember the name of their doctor who would make house visits,” Dr. Brown said.
19th April 2018

Contact lens with ACUVUE OASYS has transitions light technology

Contact lens with ACUVUE OASYS has transitions light technology
Johnson & Johnson Vision has announced ACUVUE OASYS with Transitions Light Intelligent Technoloy first of its kind contact lens that provides wearers with vision correction and a dynamic photochromic filter that helps to continuously balance the amount of light entering the eye. These contact lenses quickly and seamlessly adjust from clear to dark in response to changing light conditions; reducing exposure to bright light indoors and outdoors, including filtering blue light and blocking UV rays † ‡.
19th April 2018

VNS Therapy SenTiva Generator receives CE Mark

VNS Therapy SenTiva Generator receives CE Mark
LivaNova PLC has announced it received CE Mark for its Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy (“VNS Therapy”) System comprised of the SenTiva generator and next-generation Programming System for the treatment of patients with drug-resistant epilepsy (“DRE”). The Company received FDA approval for the full VNS Therapy System in October 2017. The SenTiva generator offers the smallest and lightest responsive therapy with a number of new advanced features for the treatment of DRE.
19th April 2018

Bloom2 cardiac stimulator receives FDA 510(k) clearance

Bloom2 cardiac stimulator receives FDA 510(k) clearance
Fischer Medical has announced that the Bloom2 cardiac electrophysiology stimulator device has received FDA 510(k) clearance. The Bloom2 stimulator is a fundamental component of nearly all electrophysiology (EP) procedures to diagnose and treat cardiac rhythm disorders. The release of the digital version of the Bloom gives electrophysiologists and EP staff members a modern user interface, eliminates tedious dropdown menus and retains the tactile feel of the original Bloom.
18th April 2018

Add-on pad can make defibrillators more effective

Add-on pad can make defibrillators more effective
The Zfib team of Rice senior bioengineering students has created an add-on for automated external defibrillators – aka AEDs – that literally punches through the skin to help deliver a jolt to a person in cardiac arrest. With the help of advisers Eric Richardson, a Rice bioengineering lecturer, and Dr. Mehdi Razavi, a cardiologist at Texas Heart Institute, the students developed a needle-laden pad that can be pressed through both a flexible AED pad and the skin to overcome the skin’s typical impedance of around 500 kilo ohms per square centimeter.
17th April 2018

Augmented reality app may aid patients with Parkinson’s

Augmented reality app may aid patients with Parkinson’s
It’s appropriate that during Parkinson’s Awareness Month, a team of Rice University seniors will show how augmented reality may help patients with the disease. Six Rice engineering students have designed an iPhone app to help patients overcome a symptom known as “freezing,” in which the legs temporarily refuse to follow the brain’s command to lift and move forward.
13th April 2018

OCS lung system for double transplants receives FDA PMA

OCS lung system for double transplants receives FDA PMA
TransMedics, Inc. has announced that the FDA approved its Pre-Market Approval Application (PMA) for the Organ Care System (OCS) Lung platform for the standard double lung transplant indication. The INSPIRE Trial that supported the PMA was the first and largest controlled clinical organ preservation trial ever in lung transplantation and was conducted at 21 leading international academic institutions.
13th April 2018


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