Research

University of British Columbia engineers have created a new ultrasound machine that’s reportedly “no bigger than a Band-Aid” and could lower the cost of ultrasound scanners to $100.

A research team has created a wearable ultrasound patch that can monitor central blood pressure as deep as four centimeters below the skin.

Four scientists were honored by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation on Tuesday, Sept. 11. The 2018 award winners were selected for their work in genetics research, leadership and mentorship in science and the discovery and development of a widely-used anesthetic.

People may no longer need to visit a physician’s office to get accurate blood pressure readings thanks to a new mobile application created by researchers at Michigan State University.

A research team has created a telementoring system that lets physicians who are in remote areas connect with more experienced doctors to help perform complicated procedures.

For people who are blind or have vision problems, the creation of a bionic eye offers hope that one day they’ll be able to see or see better. That hope just got a little closer to reality with the creation of a 3D-printed prototype of a bionic eye.

A research team has proposed a new method for closing the “evidence-to-practice gap,” so physicians can provide optimal care to patients.

The Duke Clinical Research Institute in Durham, North Carolina, and Cerner partnered to develop a cardiac risk app that shares patient information with physicians about risk factors associated with heart disease and stroke.

Researchers at Cedar-Sinai have developed a new equation that can better determine whole-body fat percentage among adults.

When a medical device is recalled, the “why,” in the most general terms, is obvious—something is defective. But new research further examines what goes into recall decisions, finding product managers often rely on physicians to find problems with devices. Additionally, device suppliers can be less likely to issue a recall until the cause of the defect is discovered, which can reduce recall costs.

A research team was able to successfully attack a patient monitoring system to emulate and modify vital signs in real-time. 

A research team at University of Sydney's Save Sight Institute in Australia was recently awarded a $1.1 million grant for a biopen that treats eye wounds.