Monthly Archives: October 2014

Researchers Replicate Alzheimer’s Brain Cells

Researchers have come up with a new tool to understand and battle Alzheimer’s Disease. Neuroscientists from Massachusetts General Hospital have grown stem cells and turned them into neurons (brain cells) that produce high levels of a protein called beta amyloid, which … Continue reading

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Impact Sensors to Help Detect Concussions in Young Football Players

Health sensors are everywhere! Some schools have started to use new impact sensors that inform coaches when a student player has taken a potentially serious hit. These sensors send alerts to a handheld monitor when the helmet takes a significant … Continue reading

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New Prick-Free Blood Sugar Monitoring Sensor

A new monitoring sensor created to measure glucose levels as frequently as every minute has been recently introduced by Abbott Diabetes Care Inc. The sensor is inserted under the skin and will be available in seven countries across Europe in the coming … Continue reading

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Relationship Found between NFL Players and Dementia

A report from the Associated Press announced that 3 in 10 retired NFL players may develop Alzheimer’s at some point in their lives, making them twice as likely to develop the disease than members of the general population. Researchers analyzing footballer … Continue reading

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How Implanted Sensors Can Help Save Lives

A new health sensor implanted in patients’ arteries as been shown to help patients better manage their chronic heart conditions. Findings suggested that the sensor system, created by St. Jude Medical of St. Paul, Minnesota and going by the name of CardioMEMS, decreased the risk … Continue reading

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