The Tiny Camera That Could Revolutionize Cardiovascular Surgery
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  February 1, 2019  
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 The Tiny Camera That Could Revolutionize Cardiovascular SurgeryThe Tiny Camera That Could Revolutionize Cardiovascular Surgery
 
An interview with Simon Karger, Head of Surgical and Interventional Products, and Alex Joseph, Senior Mechatronics and Systems Engineer, at Cambridge Consultants, discussing Leap; a miniature camera that will allow surgeons to take a digital view inside live veins and arteries for the first time.
 
 
    KeysightHow to Create the Right Business Associate Agreement for Healthcare Institutions
 
Business associate agreements (BAAs) are the partnerships that HIPAA regulated entities have to form with other organizations to make sure that their information assets are safe. The main questions are around whom a BAA must be signed by and with what provisions it should contain.
 
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   Expanding pill could be used to monitor stomach conditions for up to one monthExpanding pill could be used to monitor stomach conditions for up to one month
 
Engineers have developed a Jell-O-like pill that quickly expands on reaching the stomach and uses an embedded sensor to monitor health status over an extended period of time.
 
 Device uses light to treat overactive bladder
 
Device uses light to treat overactive bladderResearchers from the Washington University School of Medicine have developed an implantable device that could one day help people with bladder problems, without the need for electronic stimulators or medication.
 
 
 AI could predict Alzheimer's disease six years prior to diagnosis
 
AI could predict Alzheimer's disease six years prior to diagnosisResearchers have used PET scans to train a machine-learning, artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to detect early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. The algorithm was able to detect the condition about six years before it was clinically diagnosed.
 
 
 New skin patch provides long-acting contraceptive protection
 
New skin patch provides long-acting contraceptive protectionResearchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new skin patch that uses microneedle technology to deliver a long-acting contraceptive hormone and can be self-administered.
 
 
 Microrobots could one day deliver drugs inside the body
 
Microrobots could one day deliver drugs inside the bodyResearchers have developed highly advanced miniaturized smart robots designed to change their shape as they encounter different fluids. It is hoped that the development could lead to microrobots that deliver drugs straight to diseased tissue.
 
 
 What is Small-Angle X-Ray Scattering (SAXS)?
 
What is Small-Angle X-Ray Scattering (SAXS)?Small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) is an analytical technique to determine differences in density within a sample with a nanoscale resolution by analyzing the elastic scattering angles of X-rays.
 
 
 New smart knee implants could monitor changes in activity as they happen
 
New smart knee implants could monitor changes in activity as they happenSmart knee implants may soon be a reality thanks to research conducted by a team including faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York. Knee replacement surgery is the most common joint replacement procedure, with the number of surgeries increasing every year.
 
 
 Extracting High Molecular Weight DNA Through Automation
 
Extracting High Molecular Weight DNA Through AutomationAutomated solutions are taking on ever growing importance. There are requirements placed on samples to be processed that are steadily increasing, both in academic settings as well as in the industry. Purification of genomic DNA (gDNA) is where it all begins for a large amount of consequent processes where the number and purity of the isolated DNA is vital.