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Join Earle Havens, PhD, the Nancy H. Hall Curator of Rare Books & Manuscripts at the Sheridan Libraries, on an exploration of “fake news” throughout history. This mini-course will draw upon the riches of JHU’s own Bibliotheca Fictiva—the world’s premier rare book and manuscript collection dedicated to literary forgery across the millennia. Visit https://www.jhu.edu/hopkinsathome to learn more.
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CardioFocus has won a nod from FDA for the next-generation HeartLight X3 Endoscopic Ablation System. The Marlborough, MA-based company said the device is used in the treatment of drug-refractory recurrent symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAFib). The company received CE mark for the technology in March of 2019. HeartLight X3 is a third-generation technology building upon
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May 13th, 2020 Medgadget Editors Urology Ambu, a Danish company, is releasing a single-use flexible cystoscope. Used for visualization within the bladder during diagnostic and interventional procedures, the Ambu aScope 4 Cysto comes ready to go in its sterile packaging and is disposed of once a procedure is complete. There is no reprocessing involved, the
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The EU Parliament has adopted the EU Commission’s proposal to postpone enforcement of the EU Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) by one year until May 2021. The decision to delay was made in response to the COVID-19 outbreak’s impact on manufacturers, notified bodies, suppliers, research institutions, and other parties, with patient health and safety as a
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Former Foundation Medicine COO and Third Rock Ventures Partner Steve Kafka joined Section 32 as its newest managing partner last fall. The San Diego-based firm was started by Google Ventures founder Bill Maris in 2017, splitting its investments between healthcare and technology companies. The VC’s most recent deals have emphasized companies that bridge both sectors.
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Sid Roberts, MD Lufkin Radiation Oncologist Member, Texas Medical Association Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this article appeared in The Lufkin Daily News and Dr. Roberts’ blog. We have been self-distancing through the COVID-19 pandemic for a few months now. What a wild ride it has been! Despite the number infected — well over
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Submit your proposal for speaking at the MD&M West conference, which will target medtech product development engineers, quality and manufacturing engineers, and regulatory professionals. May 12, 2020 Image by Maike und Björn Bröskamp from Pixabay  The call for speakers for the 2021 MD&M West Conference is now open. R&D, design, product development, and process and quality engineers are
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May 12th, 2020 Medgadget Editors Neurology A spin-off of Purdue University is developing a wearable band to prevent sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). The fatal condition is poorly understood, but preventing seizures and mitigating any seizures that do develop may help to save the lives of those living with epilepsy. Neurava, a firm founded
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Over the past few months, medical student and resident training has been severely limited due to Covid-19. However, knowledge, coordination, dexterity, and experience may not have to suffer because of quarantine and social distancing restrictions. OssoVR, a leading virtual reality surgical training and assessment platform, has been able to expand its curriculum to encompass multiple
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May 11th, 2020 Cici Zhou Dentistry, Diagnostics, Emergency Medicine, Orthopedic Surgery, Public Health, Radiology, Sports Medicine Aspenstate announced that it has received FDA clearance for the AiRTouch, a lightweight portable X-ray system that could be particularly useful for quickly obtaining chest X-rays of COVID-19 patients. The handheld device weighs in at 5.5 pounds (2.5 Kg) and
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Semi-transparent top-down view of the average template, revealing many striking anatomical features. Credit: Allen Institute for Brain Science. Researchers at the Allen Institute in Seattle have created a 3D Mouse Brain Atlas, which functions as a spatial map of the brain and allows neuroscientists to contextualize their results based on specific brain landmarks. Strikingly, the
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May 8th, 2020 Cici Zhou Cardiology, Medicine VitalConnect announced that it has received FDA Emergency Use Authorization status for use of its VitalPatch to detect changes in the QT interval of hospitalized patients undergoing drug treatment for COVID-19. Hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, used to treat some COVID-19 patients, are associated with risk of prolonged QT interval that
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Join Earle Havens, PhD, the Nancy H. Hall Curator of Rare Books & Manuscripts at the Sheridan Libraries, on an exploration of “fake news” throughout history. This mini-course will draw upon the riches of JHU’s own Bibliotheca Fictiva—the world’s premier rare book and manuscript collection dedicated to literary forgery across the millennia. Visit https://www.jhu.edu/hopkinsathome to learn more.
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