A simple but seldom-used tactic to prevent wildfires: Turn off the power grid when winds pick up
After last month ’s deadly Northern California wildfires, atmospheric scientist Cliff Mass scanned old weather forecasts, searching for clues.In two high-resolution weather models for Oct. 8, he found ample warning of the crucial ingredient for the firestorm that swept across parts of eight counties,... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - November 24, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Bettina Boxall Source Type: news

3D-printed implants and scaffold technology – how bioengineering innovation could treat and prevent osteoarthritis
The need for new and effective ways to treat and preventosteoarthritis has never been more urgent. Demand for total joint replacements is rising every year, and expected to double by 2030, placing a huge strain on the NHS. Meanwhile, those living with the pain of early stage osteoarthritis or at risk of developing it due to injury face limited treatment options.That’s why Arthritis Research UK is investing in innovative research dedicated to developing medical technologies which could provide an answer. By 'medical technologies' we mean cutting-edge medical devices, orthotics, implants and imaging techniques, harness...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 24, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Eligible patients continue to shun bowel cancer test
Public Health England urges over 60s to save their blushes and get tested Related items fromOnMedica Developing and using a tool to improve outcomes in colorectal cancer New study could halve colonoscopy referral rates Mobile scan cancer tests to be rolled out across England Women exceed men in emergency bowel cancer diagnoses Long delay after FIT linked to higher risk of cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 24, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

3D-printed implants and scaffold technology – how bioengineering innovation could treat and prevent osteoarthritis
The need for new and effective ways to treat and preventosteoarthritis has never been more urgent. Demand for total joint replacements is rising every year, and expected to double by 2030, placing a huge strain on the NHS. Meanwhile, those living with the pain of early stage osteoarthritis or at risk of developing it due to injury face limited treatment options.That’s why Arthritis Research UK is investing in innovative research dedicated to developing medical technologies which could provide an answer. By 'medical technologies' we mean cutting-edge medical devices, orthotics, implants and imaging techniques, harness...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - November 23, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Two snapshots of the TAPBPR-MHC I complex
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - November 23, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Scanlon, S. T. Tags: Biochemistry, Immunology twis Source Type: news

New cancers common in cancer survivors
Quarter of US patients aged ≥65 diagnosed with incident cancer have survived a prior cancer Related items fromOnMedica The genetics of breast cancer England ’s cancer strategy Screening for colorectal cancer should start at 45 years Thousands of people living longer with advanced cancer Mobile scan cancer tests to be rolled out across England (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

GE Healthcare ups marketing for Waukesha-developed software that cuts MRI scan times
GE Healthcare ’s Waukesha engineering team played a major role in developing the company’s new magnetic-resonance-imaging technology that reduces scan time by 30 percent to 50 percent. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

GE Healthcare ups marketing for Waukesha-developed software that cuts MRI scan times
GE Healthcare ’s Waukesha engineering team played a major role in developing the company’s new magnetic-resonance-imaging technology that reduces scan time by 30 percent to 50 percent. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 22, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

4 States Are Recognized For Improving Older Adults' Lives
The SCAN Foundation has awarded its Pacesetter Prize to Vermont, Wisconsin, Minnesota and New York for improving long-term care and helping caregivers. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Next Avenue, Contributor Source Type: news

MRI workflow engine among Hitachi launches at RSNA 2017
Hitachi Healthcare Americas will highlight its SynergyDrive MR workflow engine...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA clears Hitachi's 64-slice compact CT unit Hitachi, CorTechs announce collaboration Hitachi teams with West Virginia University Hitachi launches new ultrasound scanner at ASE DOD awards purchasing contract to Hitachi Aloka (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Should an MD be required to read Cone Beam Scans?
For the bulk of the dentists using CBCT images for implant planing we are reading our own scans. Do you think a radiologist should be reading these? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - November 21, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Surgical Source Type: news

MRI discovers heart damage among male triathletes
Using late gadolinium-enhanced MRI scans, German researchers found myocardial...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Some cardiac MRI findings predict future heart events Stress cardiac MR matches 320-row CCTA results Study shows feasibility of cardiac PET/MRI -- with caveats Cardiac MR tops ECG in finding hidden myocardial infarctions Late MRI enhancement predicts death risk in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MRI reveals brain changes caused by depression, anxiety
Major depressive disorder and social anxiety disorder lead to abnormal modifications...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: fMRI reveals that 'magic mushrooms' reduce depression fMRI links brain disruptions to Parkinson's hallucinations fMRI locates brain region tied to sleep-related depression fMRI scans may help choose depression treatment strategy fMRI shows emotional areas of brain (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 21, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Are patients sufficiently shielded against stray radiation during CT scans?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Radiation exposure during diagnostic imaging such as computed tomography (CT) contributes to a small, but potentially preventable percentage of cancers, yet a new study reports that 40 percent of hospitals surveyed do not routinely utilize CT shielding. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Medtronic & #039;s Pacemakers Are Now Harder to Hack
FDA approved Medtronic's Azure pacemakers, which feature the company's new BlueSync technology to protect patients from having their device hacked. The BlueSync technology is also now available with the Medtronic Percepta portfolio of quadripolar, MR-conditional cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemakers (CRT-Ps), the company said. BlueSync is intended to enable more secure wireless remote monitoring via Medtronic's CareLink Network, by limiting access to the device functionality and also by protecting patient data. Connected medical devices like pacemakers add value to patient care by enabling remote patient monito...
Source: MDDI - November 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Digital Health Cardiovascular Source Type: news

NHS rolls out cancer screening trucks in supermarkets
Mobile CT scanners will be rolled out to supermarket car parks across the UK after a trial in Manchester led to a four-fold increase in detection rates among at-risk patients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New scanner 'like 100 MRIs in one' developed in Aberdeen
Patients in Scotland are the first in the world to be scanned with new magnetic resonance imaging equipment. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS England action to save lives by catching more cancers early
NHS England has announced a scheme that catches lung cancer early by scanning patients, along with new details of a more sensitive bowel cancer test that could save thousands of lives. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Mobile scan cancer tests to be rolled out across England
Plans unveiled for more sensitive bowel cancer test Related items fromOnMedica Lung cancer blood test Lung experts call for ‘national plan for lung cancer’ Long delay after FIT linked to higher risk of cancer Screening for colorectal cancer should start at 45 years Developing and using a tool to improve outcomes in colorectal cancer (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 21, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Eye scans provide early warning of chronic disease
A quick and efficient eye scan could soon provide early warning of serious chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, dementia and stroke thanks to EU-funded research combining the latest advances in computer vision and mathematical modelling. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - November 21, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Samsung debuts new RS85 ultrasound scanner
Samsung Medison, an affiliate of Samsung Electronics, has introduced RS85,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Samsung debuts new mobile DR unit in U.S. Samsung launches new mobile DR unit Samsung taps executive to lead Medison division Samsung contributes to breast cancer patients Samsung showcases new CT system at RSNA 2015 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 20, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Study reveals what depression, anxiety look like in the brain
MRI brain scans of people with depression and social anxiety show common and specific differences in cortical thickness, compared with healthy people. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Depression Source Type: news

CT scans of ex-NFL athletes reveal enlarged aortas
CT scans show that some former NFL players had considerably wider aortas than...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SPECT finds low cerebral blood flow in NFL players MRI shows brain injury in nearly half of ex-NFL players Concussion effects vary among former football players FDDNP-PET gives insight into brain trauma of NFL players Radiologists score growing role in sports medicine for NFL teams (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 20, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cerveau Technologies, Inc. and Enigma Biomedical Group, Inc., sign agreement with CAMH
(Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) Cerveau Technologies, Inc. and Enigma Biomedical Group, Inc., today announced an agreement with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, Ontario to support multiple projects over the next several years. These research projects are for studies of an early stage imaging agent (MK-6240) to be used in Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scans for assessing the status and progression of neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) in the brain. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Genome sequencing reveals extensive inbreeding in Scandinavian wolves
(Uppsala University) Researchers from Uppsala University and others have for the first time determined the full genetic consequences of intense inbreeding in a threatened species. The large-scale genomic study of the Scandinavian wolf population is reported in Nature Ecology& Evolution. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 20, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona reintroduces the CEREC ® MC Milling Unit to the U.S. market
The entry-level milling solution is available again as part of the U.S. CEREC product portfolio, offering an attractive and affordable path to digital dentistry and single-visit restorations CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 14, 2017- Dentsply Sirona announced today the reintroduction of the CEREC MC Milling Unit to the U.S. dental market.CEREC MC is ideal for practitioners who are interested in single- visit chairside inlays, onlays, and single-unit veneers and crowns. With the ability to wet grind and dry mill, dentists can use a vast array of chairside materials to produce single-unit restorations in one office visit.Used in c...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 17, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

MRI sent to Guantanamo Bay for trial not functioning
The mobile MRI unit leased by the Pentagon for $370,000 to scan the brain of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI scanner shipped to Guantanamo Bay for trial Group to offer free brain scans in Wash. DC Advanced Mobility delivers Philips mobile MRI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Align Technology expands iTero distro, integration deal with Glidewell
Align Technology (NSDQ:ALGN) said today it expanded a distribution deal with Glidewell Dental to distribute Align’s iTero Element intraoral scanning system in North America. Through the deal, San Jose, Calif.-based Align’s said its iTero Element scanner will feature Glidewell’s fastdesign.io software which serves to auto-design restorations for clinician approval and to communicate with a lab’s digital design technicians as needed. “This is an exciting opportunity to join together to deliver a restorative work flow driven by digital precision and enabling the growth of digital dentistry. ...
Source: Mass Device - November 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Dental Distribution aligntechnology Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Nov. 17, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Skyline Medical’s joint venture to Lensar receiving FDA clearance and CE Mark, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Skyline Medical launches JV deal with Helomics Skyline Medical announced in a Nov. 15 press release that it has signed a joint venture agreement with Helomics. The agreement comes after a strategic collaboration between the companies that allows Skyline to reach more markets. The joint venture leverages the Helomics D-Chip platform to develop and market new approaches for personalized cancer diagnostics and care. 2.&...
Source: Mass Device - November 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) mHealth (Mobile Health) Neurological Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regenerative Medicine Regulatory/Compliance Research & Development Helomics InnerScope iReliev LensAR Inc. Source Type: news

Code talker: A Q & A with genetic counselor Kira Dies
Your child has just been diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder. Your pediatrician has never heard of the condition and the internet doesn’t offer much information. Where do you turn? Kira Dies, a genetic counselor in the Department of Neurology at Boston Children’s Hospital, helps parents with these hard questions every day. One of about only 4,000 genetic counselors in the country, Dies has been trained in handling both the scientific and emotional sides of genetic disorders. Dies was also the recent winner of the Code Talker Award, presented by Genome Magazine and the National Society of Genetic Counselors (...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - November 17, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Ask the Expert genetic counselor Kira Dies Mustafa Sahin Neurogenetics Program SPG47 tuberous sclerosis complex tuberous sclerosis program Source Type: news

Brain Imaging Identifies CTE in a Living Person Brain Imaging Identifies CTE in a Living Person
A PET scan using a tau tracer accurately diagnosed chronic traumatic encephalopathy in a living professional football player, a finding researchers describe as a diagnostic'milestone. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Liberia:Govt Investigates Red Cross U.S.$2.7 Million Ebola Fund Scandal
[Observer] The International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) said US$5 million of aid money was lost to fraud and corruption during the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Did PET scan confirm CTE in living NFL player?
Based on a brain autopsy using PET with the radiopharmaceutical FDDNP, researchers...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MRI shows promise in diagnosing CTE in living patients FDDNP-PET gives insight into brain trauma of NFL players FDDNP-PET shows toll of concussions on retired NFL players FDDNP-PET helps predict Alzheimer's progression PET with FDDNP helps find depression cause (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Characterization with scanning electron microscopy/energy-dispersive x-ray spectrometry of microtraces from the ligature mean in hanging mechanical asphyxia: a series of forensic cases - Maghin F, Andreola SA, Boracchi M, Gentile G, Maciocco F, Zoja R.
The authors applied scanning electron microscopy with energy-dispersive x-ray spectrometry to the furrow derived from hanging means. The study was conducted with the purpose to detect possible extraneous microtraces, deriving from the ligature, that could ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Novel contrast agents to enhance medical imaging
EU-funded researchers are working on novel, more effective contrast agents - the substances that make the contrast between, for example, muscle and bone, in MRI scans. This new level of detail will improve diagnostics and help ensure people receive the right treatment. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - November 17, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Software that allows clinicians a " surgical dress rehearsal " gets FDA nod
A new product that allows surgeons to pre-plan endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms was recently cleared by the FDA. EndoVantages ’ SurgicalPreview is a cloud-based computer modeling platform that lets surgeons upload individual patient’s CT scans and then creates a 3D model of the brain with anatomical measurements.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

CTE Was Confirmed in a Living Person for the First Time. And It ’s a Veteran NFL Player
A former NFL player is reportedly the first living person ever accurately diagnosed with CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the disease found in the brains of dozens of ex football players. This breakthrough, which was made in 2012, but only published this week in the journal Neurosurgery, could help doctors identify and treat patients while they are still alive. CTE was previously only identifiable through a brain examination after death. The subject of the diagnosis was not named in the study, but was reported by CNN to be Fred McNeill, who died in 2015 at age 63. McNeill played 12 seasons as a linebacker for the ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Billy Perrigo Tags: Uncategorized CTE NFL onetime Source Type: news

WATCH: CTE detected for 1st time in living patient
Scans performed on retired NFL players have led researchers in Chicago to believe they may be one step closer to being able to diagnose CTE while a patient is still alive. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Nevro wins MR-conditional CE Mark for Senza spinal cord stim
Nevro Corp. (NYSE:NVRO) yesterday said it won MR-conditional CE Mark approval in the European Union for its Senza spinal cord stimulator for treating chronic pain. The retroactive approval applies to all patients implanted with the Senza device, which was previously CE Marked for head and extremity MRI scans, according to the Redwood City, Calif.-based company. Senza, which won an FDA nod in May 2015, is designed to deliver high-frequency electrical impulses of up to 10,000Hz  to the spinal cord to avoid the tingling sensation known as paresthesia that bothers some SCS patients. “Our R&D ...
Source: Mass Device - November 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regulatory/Compliance nevro Source Type: news

PET/MRI could help diagnose kidney transplant infection
Researchers in Germany are developing a novel PET/MRI approach to determine...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Shorter PET/MRI scans feasible for pediatric cancer patients Reduced FDG dose levels for PET/MRI show mixed results PET/MRI head scans reveal important incidental findings PET/MRI enhances data on cervical cancer patients Ga-68 DOTATOC PET/MRI proves effective for neuroendocrine tumors (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Unusual macrophages contribute to obesity
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - November 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Scanlon, S. T. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Another spin at the wheel
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - November 16, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Scanlon, S. T. Tags: Biochemistry, Immunology twis Source Type: news

Eye exam: Is a laser retina scan worthwhile?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Align Tech-backed SmileDirectClub levies lawsuits against critical dentists, orthodontists
The Align Technology (NSDQ:ALGN) backed SmileDirectClub is reportedly sending cease-and-desist letters to dentists who criticize its products, according to a BuzzFeed report. The company sent at least 2 cease-and-desist letters last month, threatening lawsuits if dentists did not remove videos they’d posted criticizing the practice of do-it-yourself clear teeth aligners, according to the report. The cease-and-desist letters join a lawsuit from late October that the company levied against a group of New York and New Jersey orthodontists who posted a similar video, and a suit against a Michigan affiliate of t...
Source: Mass Device - November 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Dental Legal News aligntechnology smiledirectclub Source Type: news

Effects of low-level laser irradiation on the rate of orthodontic tooth movement and associated pain with self-ligating brackets
ConclusionsLow-level laser irradiation applied at 3-week intervals can accelerate orthodontic tooth movement and reduce the pain associated with it. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 15, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Diagnosing Alzheimer ’s with diamonds and PET scans
Yale doctors have developed a novel way to scan Alzheimer ’s patients which can determine whether a particular medication has potential to reverse brain damage. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Pricey ER Tests for Chest Pain Often Unnecessary
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15, 2017 -- ER doctors frequently use pricey but unnecessary tests to determine whether people with chest pain are having a heart attack, a new study reveals. Results show that patients don't do any better when CT scans or treadmill... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

ImmunoPET: the future of lung scans in aspergillosis?
Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:48News blog (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: BethBradshaw Source Type: news

Malawi:Amabhungane - Hunger Stalks Malawi's Prisons
[Daily Maverick] A study by four university academics has found that on average the Malawi's 12,000 prisoners receive just 17% of the recommended daily food provision and that 89% of them are severely food insecure. A prominent prison rights activists has blamed erratic government funding for the scandal, saying that it has made approved foodstuff suppliers reluctant to enter supply contracts with the prisons. By Thokozani Chenjezi, Centre for Investigative Journalism Malawi, for AMABHUNGANE. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Scanning a patient's hands could prevent strokes
A new device that detects an abnormal heart rhythm by scanning a patient ’s hands could be used to prevent strokes by speeding up diagnosis in GP surgeries. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news