Medical Devices

Imaging Tool Quickly Measures Brain Cancer Treatment Effectiveness

An experimental imaging technique could help clinicians quickly identify the effectiveness of brain cancer treatment, change therapies if needed, and predict tumor aggressiveness.

John Tibbetts
November 12, 2018
Imaging Tool Quickly Measures Brain Cancer Treatment Effectiveness

An experimental imaging technique could help clinicians quickly identify the effectiveness of brain cancer treatment, change therapies if needed, and predict tumor aggressiveness.

John Tibbetts
November 12, 2018
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New Approach Improves Treatment of Deadly Childhood Brain Cancer

A group of engineers and scientists at Washington University School of Medicine have developed a treatment that could target and treat diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, a deadly brain cancer.

Cassie Kelly
November 12, 2018
Device Removes CO2 from Blood to Help People with COPD

A new device works like a kidney dialysis machine to remove excess CO2 from the blood to help those with COPD, cystic fibrosis, and other diseases.

Kayt Sukel
November 05, 2018
Microfluidics and Microscopy Deliver a Better Blood Clot Diagnostic

A new method using advanced microfluidics and miscroscopy could offer clinicians a better way of detecting blood clots to prevent strokes and heart attacks. 

Menaka Wilhelm
November 05, 2018
Microfluidics and Microscopy Deliver a Better Blood Clot Diagnostic

A new method using advanced microfluidics and miscroscopy could offer clinicians a better way of detecting blood clots to prevent strokes and heart attacks. 

Menaka Wilhelm
November 05, 2018
An MRI That Won’t Scare Kids and Could Help Adults

A group of doctors and engineers solve problems that prevent doctors from ordering an MRI for some children.

Poornima Apte
October 29, 2018
An MRI That Won’t Scare Kids and Could Help Adults

A group of doctors and engineers solve problems that prevent doctors from ordering an MRI for some children.

Poornima Apte
October 29, 2018
An MRI That Won’t Scare Kids and Could Help Adults

A group of doctors and engineers solve problems that prevent doctors from ordering an MRI for some children.

Poornima Apte
October 29, 2018
Engineers Improve Photodynamic Cancer Therapy

Engineers have created a thin adhesive strip that could greatly improve the effectiveness of photodynamic therapy, a promising cancer treatment with fewer side effects than traditional chemotherapy.

Lina Zeldovich
October 22, 2018
How Clear Communications Create the Best Product Designs

Entrepreneurial engineer Robert Giasolli discusses the strategies he uses to successfully communicate with non-engineers on product design.

Jeff O'Heir
October 09, 2018
ASME TechCast: #2: How to Close the Engineering Communication Gap

In episode 2 of ASME TechCast, we explore the communication gap that often exists between engineers and their colleagues, especially clinicians and others in the biomedical industry. We also discuss the new lexicon that members of the Alliance of Advanced Biomedical Engineering (AABME.org) are rolling out to help solve that problem. 

Jeff O'Heir
October 01, 2018
Cancer "Trap" Kills Rogue Cells

A new “cancer trap,” featuring a protein “bait” and a chemotherapeutic drug lying in wait, promises to catch and kill rogue cancer cells.

Poornima Apte
September 24, 2018
Artificial Pancreas Improves Glucose Control for Diabetics

An artificial pancreas that releases both insulin and pramlintide, an analog of amylin, might offer better control during the after-meal period.

Kayt Sukel
September 17, 2018