Health Care

Mini robot space surgeon to climb inside astronauts

It could one day answer the prayers of astronauts who need surgery in deep space.

The Next Big Thing You Missed: 3-D Printing Promises Better Bionic Limbs for the War-Wounded

Sengeh relies on data-backed digital models to fashion prosthetics that he says better match the contours of the human body.

How a Thumb-Sized Gauge Is Revolutionizing Traumatic Brain Injuries

Thanks to a new invention, we’re finally learning how to diagnose and treat the lingering affects of explosive events that have led to a mass of traumatic brain injuries in veterans.

How Technology Creates Jobs for Less Educated Workers

Conventional wisdom holds that new technology requires highly educated workers. There is little doubt that new technologies have taken a heavy toll on less educated workers not only in manufacturing industries, but also in routine white-collar jobs.

Innovation in computer-assisted coding to be used by the NHS

A leading health information technology research organisation recently gave 3M's Health Information Systems division in the US the highest overall performance score among vendors for its inpatient computer-assisted coding (CAC) technology.

Mobile Health Care Making Its Mark

Of all the technologies with the potential to improve health care delivery and reduce costs, mobile applications may hold the most promise.

Intel STS 2014 Winners

Teen Scientist Researches New Drugs to Fight Flu Pandemic,Wins Intel Science Talent Search.

Eric S. Chen, whose research could lead to a new class of drugs to control influenza outbreaks during a pandemic, received the top award of $100,000 at the Intel Science Talent Search 2014, a program of Society for Science & the Public.



Innovators: At Kaiser Permanente, technology brings the doctor’s office to your living room

Dennis Truong and Jody Crane have reinvented the traditional house call. The Kaiser Permanente doctors are responsible for the creation and implementation of a new program called HouseCalls, in which patients can schedule 20-minute appointments with physicians via video.

New Method to Image Biomolecules Employs Graphene Sandwiches

Transmission electron microscopes (TEM) are the most powerful microscopes around, able to image objects on the atomic or molecular level.

8 Unexpected Ways Technology Will Change The World By 2020

Six years isn't that long, but the rapid pace of innovation means everything--from education to health care to the Internet itself--could look a lot different by then.

The innovation deficit

The long-term future of congressional support for research and development is being shaped right now, and the stakes are high.

Proposed bill eyes wireless tech to cut health costs

U.S. Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.) has introduced a bill that would tap wireless technology to prevent complications and deaths due to chronic diseases.

Virginia: Filling 2 million jobs in next decade requires focus on STEM education

Projections suggest that by 2022, Virginia will need to fill more than 2 million new jobs created, with many of those positions emerging in fields emphasizing science, technology and health care.

Robots let doctors 'beam' into remote hospitals

Remote presence robots are allowing physicians to "beam" themselves into hospitals to diagnose patients and offer medical advice during emergencies.

What's Hindering Healthcare IT Innovation (And How That Can Change)

Healthcare IT leaders struggle with the tug of war that is addressing clear and present dangers such as meaningful use, the ICD-10 conversion, security, data exchange and interoperability while also identifying future needs.


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