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Innovative researchers are employing flexible, rather than rigid materials in combination with new design approaches as part of the emerging field of biomedical soft robotics. The idea is to generate tools that conform to and interact with the human body in a much more natural and lightweight way, providing better treatment options for clinicians and translating into better outcomes for patients.
Work is already underway to bring blockchain technology to the healthcare industry, and hospital administrators are trying to figure out what it can do for them, their clinicians, and their patients. That includes administrators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a leading academic medical center located in Boston. We interviewed the medical center’s chief information officer (CIO), John D. Halamka, M.D.
A blockchain revolution sweeps into health care, offering the possibility for a much-needed data solution.
Nuclear medicine has come a long way in a short time. Over the past three decades alone, it has taken two major steps forward and is now on the precipice of yet another advance that could begin to have a real impact on cancer care within the year.
Gene editing and CRISPR typically target disease-causing mutated genes by eliminating the bad gene altogether.
Of the key technologies listed as “ready to propel industries and transform our world” in the 2017 report Top 50 Emerging Technologies: Growth Opportunities of Strategic Imperative, most fall under the scope of BME. Issued by the major market research and analysis company Frost and Sullivan, the report’s findings are no surprise to those who are heavily invested in this field.
Micro- and nanorobots prepare to advance medicine.
For individuals with Type 1 or insulin-requiring Type 2 diabetes, new technology may offer something they desperately need, but is now nigh impossible: the ability to maintain ideal blood glucose levels all day, every day.
FIGURE 1 Bryan Mazlish
One problem is that glucose levels can fluctuate
FIGURE 1 Leonard D’Avolio, Ph.D.
When Leonard D’Avolio (Figure 1: Photo courtesy of Cyft) was working on his Ph.D. degree in biomedical informatics, he saw the power of machine learning in transforming multiple industries; health care, however, was not among them. “The reason that Amazon, Netflix,
Cybersecurity risks come with the territory: Here’s what you need to know.