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Nanoparticles that target specific spots in the body have usually been developed for oncologists to attack tumors. A team of researchers at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine wanted to see whether nanoparticles ferrying local anesthetics could be effective… Read more →
A couple months ago we reported on a new device from RevMedx, out of Wilsonville, Oregon, specifically designed to treat gunshot wounds. The XStat Rapid Hemostasis System is basically a huge injector syringe with what look like tablets inside, that are actually… Read more →
When we last heard about the modular snake robot designed by Carnegie Mellon University robotics professor Howie Choset, it had been used to explore an abandoned nuclear power plant. Now, however, a new line of robots based on it are… Read more →
Though technically advanced, modern cardiac monitoring, pacing, and defibrillating devices obtain a pretty simple picture of the heart’s electrical activity. To truly map out the electrophysiology of the heart you’d need to wrap it in a mesh of electrodes that… Read more →
Gastric bypass surgery can be beneficial to a lot of overweight people, but surgery is always risky and there is always potential for side effects. A new product from Obalon Therapeutics is now being made available in Europe and it… Read more →