Medical diagnostic imaging

Finding one’s way home

The Otic placode gives rise to the inner ear in vertebrates. A new study shows that even when it is transplanted to ectopic positions, the nerve cells that grow out of the transplanted ear can form functional connections in the brain. … READ MORE

How does helping people affect your brain?

Study shows neurobiological effects of providing support to others. Both younger and older participants in the Intergenerational Care Project have expressed excitement and joy at being able to interact with each other. Griffith … READ MORE

A “GPS” for inside your body

Investigating inside the human body often requires cutting open a patient or swallowing long tubes with built-in cameras. But what if physicians could get a better glimpse in a less expensive, invasive, and time-consuming manner? MIT … READ MORE

Tomorrow’s doctors must be engineers too

The medical profession is changing, and so must medical education. When King Li went to medical school 40 years ago, he sometimes felt like he was trying to memorize the human body. “I’d see these curves in the textbook, and have … READ MORE

Phantom: the first ultrasound for the Mac

Upgrade your tool belt. Phantom transforms your Mac into a point-of-care ultrasound kit. It accurately captures high-quality imagery of abdominal and pelvic windows with a reliable, multi-application probe, and generates complex … READ MORE

Using ultrasound to help people walk again

University of Pittsburgh engineer wins NSF CAREER award to develop ultrasound technology that measures muscle movement in incomplete spinal cord injuries. Professor Sharma wearing a lower-limb exoskeleton in his neuromuscular control … READ MORE

A new wearable brain scanner

A helmet records a wearer’s brain activity using magnetoencephalography (MEG) while they move around. In a design that looks straight out of an old future-tech horror film, researchers in the U.K. have built a wearable, portable … READ MORE
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