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Purdue researchers, led by Luis Solorio, have developed a 3D-written model that created a lifelike cancer environment to better predict how drugs interact with metastasized cells. Findings were published in Advanced Materials.

International researchers have developed a computer tool capable of proving a 3D view of genes, proteins and metabolites for improved insight into drug reactions. Findings were published in Nature Biotechnology.

Researchers from the University of British Columbia Okanagan in Canada have developed a wearable sensor for improved monitoring and interrupting of human motion with the aim of improving wearable technology for muscle movement, heart rate and biological signals. Findings were published in Journal of Sensors and Actuators A: Physical.

Scientists from NUST MISIS have developed “living bandages” created from nanofibers that are capable of accelerating the regeneration of damaged tissue. Findings are published in Applied Surface Science.

Scientists at Imperial College London have developed and tested an organ-on-a-chip showing how pathogens like hepatitis B interact with artificial human organs. Findings were published in Nature Communications.


Recent Headlines

GE unveils clinical research management tool GE Healthcare has released Centricity Research, a new clinical research management tool.
Theis launches crisis management EHR Theis & Associates has unveiled My Crisis Record (MCR), a mobile technology-based real-time crisis health record and communication system.
Health Affairs: Medical home transition can take 3-5 years Physicians making the transition from conventional practices to patient-centered medical homes will need to master organizational learning and develop an awareness that they may need a three to five year commitment, according to an article in the March edition of Health Affairs.
Univ. of Mich. Health System to help physicians switch to EHRs Physicians in West Michigan will get help transitioning to EHRs and qualifying for federal incentive dollars due to a partnership with the Physician Organization of Michigan (POM) and the Michigan Center for Effective IT Adoption (M-CEITA).
Diversinet debuts communications app Software developer company Diversinet has unveiled its Clinical Communicator application for health IT professionals to communicate with patients remotely via mobile devices and tablets.
Virginia Tech licenses GenoThreat GenoThreat, a tool designed to minimize the potential risks of synthetic biology for the nation's defense and security, is now available to the gene synthesis industry and synthetic biology community in an open-source format.
NIH Summit: ACR emphasizes tech + outreach to lower CT radiation Presenting last week at a National Institutes of Health (NIH) summit on managing CT radiation dose in Bethesda, Md., representatives from the American College of Radiology (ACR) discussed initiatives for minimizing CT radiation dose ranging from technology and education to public policy and voluntary reporting.
Intermountain opens new informatics research center Intermountain Healthcare opened a new center to support clinical information systems, the Intermountain Homer Warner Center for Informatics Research, on Feb. 16, on the campus of the medical center in Salt Lake City.
FDA exempts many health IT devices from review The FDA has down-classified Medical Device Data Systems, including hardware and software used to display, transfer and store medical device data, making the devices low-risk products exempt from pre-market review.
Feature: Service line dashboards help identify missed targets
Dashboards, or scorecards, serve as effective tools in measuring performance, driving accountability and identifying focus areas for improving results, according to Kay Stewart-Huey, cardiac service line administrator at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.