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Device Trials Go Unpublished
Kerry Grens | Jun 24, 2015
Just half of the clinical studies used to gain premarket approval for cardiac devices ever make it into the scientific literature.
Kerry Grens | Jun 23, 2015
A newly approved visual aid translates the appearance of objects to electrical stimulation on the tongue.
Personalized Devices Predict Cancer Drug Response
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 22, 2015
Two teams have developed tumor-implantable drug delivery devices to study real-time responses to multiple therapies in cancer patients.
Tough-to-Clean Equipment a Bigger Problem
Kerry Grens | Mar 2, 2015
The number of deaths attributable to certain medical probes may go beyond a recent outbreak in Los Angeles.
Shrimp-Inspired Cancer Camera
Bob Grant | Oct 6, 2014
Researchers have developed a tumor imaging device based upon the visual system of a crustacean.
Next Generation: Blood-Cleansing Device
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 14, 2014
An external device that mimics the structure of a spleen can cleanse the blood of rats with acute sepsis, ridding the fluid of pathogens and toxins.
Next Generation: Sensor-Laden Sheath to Monitor the Heart
Daniel Cossins | Feb 25, 2014
A flexible, sensor-loaded membrane that fits snugly around the heart provides high-resolution monitoring of multiple cardiac health markers.
Graphene Coating Cleans Up Clots
Kerry Grens | Feb 12, 2014
Blood clots on medical devices might be reduced by a graphene-based material.
Next Generation: Capturing the Body’s Energy
Abby Olena | Jan 20, 2014
Researchers build a device that harvests and stores energy from the mechanical movements of a beating heart.
Dynamic Bat Tongue Mops Up Nectar
Dan Cossins | May 6, 2013
A nectar-feeding bat uses a blood-powered hydraulic process to control hair-like structures on its tongue to efficiently slurp up the sugary liquid from flowers.