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Inventing A Machine That Spits Out Drugs In A Whole New Way

In a lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, all the work that happens in a vast pharmaceutical manufacturing plant happens in a device the size of your kitchen refrigerator.  And it’s fast. This prototype machine produces 1,000 pills in 24 hours, faster than it can take to produce some...

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Chip, Implanted in Brain, Helps Paralyzed Man Regain Control of Hand

Five years ago, a college freshman named Ian Burkhart dived into a wave at a beach off the Outer Banks in North Carolina and, in a freakish accident, broke his neck on the sandy floor, permanently losing the feeling in his hands and legs.

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Google Cardboard may look like a cheap toy, but it just saved this baby's life

Google Cardboard looks like the packing material, but the gadget was just used by doctors at Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami to save the life of a baby who had been sent home to die.  Teegan Lexcen was born in August with heart and lung defects so rare that doctors had never before seen a...

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Jan 20, 2016

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Christina

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Tiny implant monitors brain injury, then melts away

It's one of those early stage animal studies that's just too cool not to talk about. 

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Technology: Catalyst for a New Era of Aging in Place

In Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film “2001: A Space Odyssey,” Hal, the defiant onboard computer, foreshadows a future of runaway artificial intelligence. More recently, fears about machines making work obsolete and apocalyptic visions of robot revolts have been subjects of discussion in think tanks,...

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Mar 20, 2015

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Emily S

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Medical-device tracking system seen as EHR roadblock

Federal regulatory efforts to create a unique identifier system for medical devices has raised concerns that incorporating such data on insurance claims will add yet another stumbling block to healthcare's implementation of electronic health-record systems.

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Shark Tank's Mark Cuban to join Cincinnati Children's in startup pitch competition

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center will team with Mark Cuban, the billionaire entrepreneur who stars on the "Shark Tank" TV show and owns the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, in a pitch competition for startups developing medical devices or digital health technology.

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