Portable Hemodialysis System

In India, ten percent of adults nearly 75 million suffer from chronic kidney disease and it is estimated that there are nearly 200,000 new End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients in the country requiring dialysis or kidney transplants every year. In spite of multiple efforts to decrease the high mortality and improve the quality of life of ESRD patients, several important infrastructure and economic barriers have prevented broader access to dialysis treatment in India. (more…)

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Cognitive Systems Research

IBM along with four universities are going develop cognitive computing systems similar to IBM Watson. The study of artificial intelligence technology will help human experts make complex decisions involving extraordinary volumes of fast moving data. (more…)

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Fyodor Awarded SBIR Grant

NSF has awarded Fyodor Biotechnologies located in Baltimore a SBIR Phase 2 grant for $729,000. The funds will help Fyodor develop a noninvasive multi-disease urine-based diagnostic test for Acute Febrile Illness (AFI) to help diagnosis leading global health diseases from a single urine specimen in patients with a fever. (more…)

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Social Media Critical in Emergencies

Effectively integrating social media tools to meet the needs of emergency managers was the topic at a briefing held at the Woodrow Wilson International Center in Washington D.C. on October 4, 2013. Experts in the emergency management field voiced their opinions and thoughts on how social media can effectively help emergency managers. (more…)

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Telemedicine Improves Asthma Care

For students, particularly students in lower-income areas, asthma is one of the leading causes of school absences according to data from CDC. Since 2006, the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) has worked with the Rochester City School District to try to improve asthma care for students. For close to a dozen years, URMC has been bringing telemedicine to city schools to allow offsite doctors to make quick diagnoses of sick students. (more…)

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Wireless Health Hub Introduced

SoCal Entrepreneurial Ecosystems Development (SoCal EED), a non-profit corporation located in San Diego County, has introduced the Wireless Health Hub a new startup community for wireless health entrepreneurs, founders, investors, business leaders, and other health technology people who are developing wireless medical devices, personal health products and services, and health-related software applications. (more…)

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State Telehealth Program Expands

Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) a state-wide primary care system established in 1972 based in Middletown, Connecticut, is expanding their telehealth program to Delaware. The program uses Project ECHO which is an innovative program that uses video conferencing and case-based learning to expand access to specialty care for underserved patients. (more…)

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