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image: The Child Hatchery, 1896

The Child Hatchery, 1896

By Catherine Offord | March 1, 2018

The incubator exhibitions of the late 19th and early 20th centuries publicized the care of premature babies.


An ingestible, electronic capsule can harvest energy from stomach acid for up to a week in a pig model system.


image: Next Generation: Biocompatible Microdevices

Next Generation: Biocompatible Microdevices

By Abby Olena | January 6, 2017

A new fabrication strategy enables scientists to manufacture fully biocompatible, implantable medical devices. 


image: Feds Demand More Clinical Trial Reporting

Feds Demand More Clinical Trial Reporting

By Kerry Grens | September 19, 2016

Expanded US Health and Human Services rules will require the results of more human studies to be made public.

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image: New Gecko-Inspired Adhesive

New Gecko-Inspired Adhesive

By Jef Akst | April 6, 2016

Flexible patches of silicone that stick to skin and conduct electricity could serve as the basis for a new, reusable electrode for medical applications.


image: Disclosure of Problematic Scopes Delayed: Report

Disclosure of Problematic Scopes Delayed: Report

By Kerry Grens | January 14, 2016

The US Senate has found hospitals, a device maker, and federal regulators dragged their feet on reporting contaminated endoscopes.


image: Device Trials Go Unpublished

Device Trials Go Unpublished

By Kerry Grens | June 24, 2015

Just half of the clinical studies used to gain premarket approval for cardiac devices ever make it into the scientific literature.


image: Tasty Visuals

Tasty Visuals

By Kerry Grens | June 23, 2015

A newly approved visual aid translates the appearance of objects to electrical stimulation on the tongue.


image: Personalized Devices Predict Cancer Drug Response

Personalized Devices Predict Cancer Drug Response

By Anna Azvolinsky | April 22, 2015

Two teams have developed tumor-implantable drug delivery devices to study real-time responses to multiple therapies in cancer patients.

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image: Tough-to-Clean Equipment a Bigger Problem

Tough-to-Clean Equipment a Bigger Problem

By Kerry Grens | March 2, 2015

The number of deaths attributable to certain medical probes may go beyond a recent outbreak in Los Angeles.


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