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iPad Affects Shunt Settings

By | June 26, 2012

The settings of programmable shunt devices used to treat brain swelling in children can be altered by magnetic fields, such as those given off by the Apple iPad 2.

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Nanoparticles Prevent Disease

By | June 22, 2012

Medical devices coated with selenium nanoparticles reduce the growth of a deadly hospital-borne infection.

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The Joint Collector

By | March 1, 2012

Forget stamps: one bioengineer amasses broken artificial joints to learn why they failed and how to build better ones.

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FDA Staffers Sue Agency

By | February 6, 2012

Current and former employees of the US Food and Drug Administration have filed suit, alleging that their employer spied on them for whistleblowing.

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Breast Implants Arrest Made

By | January 26, 2012

A producer of unapproved silicone breast implants is arrested by French authorities.

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The Breast Implant Risk

By | January 26, 2012

Breast implants leaking contaminated silicone are causing a fuss in Europe, but all breast implants carry risks.

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One Pathogen, Two Biofilms

By | August 5, 2011

A single fungal species can form two different kinds of biofilms—a pathogenic one and a sexual one.

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Tighter Devices Regulation Needed

By | August 2, 2011

A new report says the FDA’s current oversight of medical devices is inadequate and should be revamped.

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