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May 19th, 2014 at 12:36 pm

UC Irvine School of Medicine to add Google Glass to its curriculum

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Dr. Warren Wiechmann, UC Irvine School of Medicine

The University of California at Irvine (UCI) School of Medicine announced that it is integrating the already-iconic wearable into its four-year curriculum for medical students. UCI will be the first medical school to do so.



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May 13th, 2014 at 9:19 am

New hydrogel regrows bone tissue exactly where you need it



When you have seriously damaged bones you want to regrow them quickly, but you also have to carefully manage that growth to produce the right shape. A gel has been created by Rice University researchers that makes it easier to produce only the bone tissue a patient needs. (Video)


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March 26th, 2014 at 11:49 am

Top 5 emerging medical technologies to watch in 2014

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Robotic check-ups

Medical technology companies are focusing more than ever on products that deliver cheaper, faster, more efficient patient care. They are also making inroads with U.S. Food & Drug Administration regulators to re-engineer the complex review and approval process for new medical devices.



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March 3rd, 2014 at 1:49 pm

How wearables will redefine the doctor-patient relationship


Embedded tracking technologies are being used to remotely monitor individual health and performance.

Personal wearable devices are painting a more intimate picture of your health and overall fitness level by the data they are collecting. The real opportunity of wearables may be in connecting that information to a person who can help us make sense of the data and in turn, build a new relationship between patients and experts, one that carries with it highly personalized layers of analysis and recommendations.



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January 17th, 2014 at 12:07 pm

New pills that cure us with bacteria instead of drugs

Certain bacteria are clearly good for us.

Scientists connect another medical condition to atypical gut bacteria populations almost every day it seems. Researchers have claimed that gut bacteria play a role not just in digestive health but even in basic brain function and mental health.



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