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The human body as a new frontier of cyberphysical systems
National Science Foundation via
The National Science Foundation announced two five-year, center-scale awards totaling $8.75 million to advance the state-of-the-art in medical and cyberphysical systems. One project will develop "Cyberheart" — a platform for virtual, patient-specific human heart models and associated device therapies that can be used to improve and accelerate medical-device development and testing. The other project will combine teams of microrobots with synthetic cells to perform functions that may one day lead to tissue and organ regeneration.
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Texas high school adds ambulance simulator
The Brownsville Herald
Students at Los Fresnos High School in Texas demonstrated the use of the school's new ambulance simulator, designed to give students in the Emergency Medical Technician program hands-on experience honing their skills with an ambulance. Justin Stumbaugh, Career Technology Education director, said the ambulance simulator will be a useful addition to the program.
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Octopus-inspired robotic arms can multitask during surgery
Live Science
A robotic arm inspired by octopus tentacles could make it easier for surgeons to access hard-to-reach parts of the body. A new robotic device uses a series of inflatable chambers to mimic how an octopus can twist, elongate and bend its limbs in any direction. The mechanical arm also imitates the way an octopus can change the stiffness of different sections of its tentacles, allowing the cephalopods to interact with objects.
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Work-life balance in healthcare: The fundamentals
Catherine Iste
People in careers that revolve around helping others are often the worst at maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Healthcare workers are some of the most challenged employees when it comes to self-care, yet they spend every day helping others with health challenges. It seems to be a common personality trait among those driven to help others that they put others first. Yet, time and again we have all seen that if we take care of ourselves, we can actually help others more.
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The ultimate interface is your brain
The final frontier of the digital technology is integrating into your own brain. DARPA wants to go there. Scientists want to go there. Entrepreneurs want to go there. And increasingly, it looks like it’s possible. You've probably read bits and pieces about brain implants and prosthesis. Let me give you the big picture.
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Cambridge scientists find early detection and treatment of type 2 diabetes may reduce death and heart disease
Cambridge News
Screening to identify type 2 diabetes followed by early treatment could result in substantial health benefits, a study has found. The research, published in Diabetes Care, combined large-scale clinical observations and innovative computer modelling. Led by scientists at the University of Michigan and the MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge, it used data from the ADDITION-Europe study of diabetes screening and treatment, which it combined with a computer simulation model of diabetes progression.
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  Teach Clinical Breast Exam Standards

Clinical Breast Exam skills are now learned with computer-guided technology. The MammaCare CBE Simulator-Trainer teaches the palpation skills required to detect small breast lesions and to reduce false positives. Universities and colleges use the MammaCare CBE Simulator-Trainer to validate breast exam competencies. Call MammaCare for a demonstration unit: 352.375.0607 MORE

With Liberia declared Ebola-free, what's next for West Africa?
Katina Smallwood
In Monrovia, Liberia, medical facilities that once housed hundreds of patients now sit deserted. Once crucial in the fight against Ebola, some of these medical facilities face a questionable future now that Liberia has officially been declared Ebola-free by the World Health Organization after 42 days of no new reported infections. In the past year, the WHO recorded more than 4,700 deaths in Liberia in what is being hailed as the worst Ebola outbreak since the emergence of the disease in 1976.
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Virtual 'hospital' part of new Central Michigan University medical school
In the lobby of Saginaw, Michigan's, newest building, sunlight pours in from large windows. The space is open and modern. Although the building sits on the Covenant HealthCare campus on the city's West Side, it's a Central Michigan University educational facility. Classrooms and offices on the building's first floor form a horseshoe shape around a 10,000-square-foot simulation center, a miniature virtual hospital where students will learn to use medical equipment.
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    New machine could one day replace anesthesiologists (The Washington Post)
Computer simulation accurately replicated real-life trauma outcomes (University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences via Medical Xpress)
CHOP patient safety researchers honored for study of alarm fatigue (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia via
Simulation tool teaches clinical breast examination (Oncology Nurse Advisor)
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