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Handheld ultrasound scanners developed for rural Africa

To aid rural medicine in rural Africa, a new handheld ultrasound device has been developed. The device is portable, resembling a smartphone and could help to revolutionize medical diagnosis in remote areas.

Smartphone-powered ultrasound machine developed

A new scientific breakthrough from Canadian researchers has paved the way for a smartphone-powered $100 ultrasound machine. This could considerably lower the costs of ultrasound scanners.

Essential Science: Surgeons detect cancer using sound

London - Medical technologists have successfully deployed advanced technology based on sound that helps them to perform precise operations to remove tumors and to protect healthy tissue.

Ultrasound used to 'jump-start' a 25-year-old man's brain

Bradley Crehan was hit by a car after walking out of a bar in Santa Monica, California, last February. The 25-year-old's head slammed to the ground, causing a severe brain injury.

Using ultrasound to tackle brain tumors

To help tackle brain tumors, researchers have designed an ultrasound implant that allows more chemotherapy meds to reach the cancerous site. This could lead to a breakthrough in tackling aggressive types of brain cancer.

Essential Science: Ultrasonics used to carry data to body tissues

Some medical devices can be controlled wirelessly. This becomes more difficult the deeper the device is embedded. An advancement in ultrasonic signals heralds a new wave of remotely controlled, implanted medical devices.

Amazing video of unborn baby clapping along to mother's song

An astounding video of an ultrasound scan of a baby clapping hands to the song, "If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands!" has become a big hit on YouTube.

China's gender imbalance back in the headlines

Jinan - In November 2013, China relaxed its one-child policy. Since that time, there has remained a disparity in the ratio of male to female births in China, rising to as high as 117:100 in 2014.

Sonic microchips could monitor the body’s health

Scientists have an idea that involves planting tiny electronic devices deep inside the body in order to monitor health and deliver selective therapies to treat specific illnesses.

Trial for ultrasound prostate cancer treatment

An ultrasound treatment is currently in clinical trials in the U.S. for low-risk prostate cancer. If successful, the developers will seek FDA approval.

Op-Ed: Digital tools, advertising target expectant parents

When Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge finally made his long-anticipated debut in July, there was no mistaking this was a royal arriving in the age of social media. The good news quickly spread across Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram.

Robotic ultrasound developed to screen for kidney cancers

Medical technologists have carried out a study that demonstrates the benefits that robotic ultrasound techniques can offer in the treatment of kidney cancers.

Op-Ed: Ultrasound and gene therapy will someday cure many diseases

Genetic disorders are all caused by errors in the genetic code. People diagnosed with Down syndrome, Hemophilia, sickle cell anemia, muscular dystrophy and many other genetic disorders may someday be cured by ultrasound and gene therapy.

Fetal ultrasounds performed at Ohio 'Heartbeat Bill' hearing

Columbus - Ohio lawmakers witnessed an ultrasound being performed Wednesday at a packed committee hearing on an newly introduced abortion bill, nicknamed the Heartbeat Bill, that will prohibit abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

Scientists testing ultrasound for use as men’s contraceptive

Scientists have begun testing to see whether ultrasound carries possibilities as a form of reversible contraceptive for men.

New controversial abortion bill would require an ultrasound

The new bill brings new issues onto the abortion debate regarding the rights and privileges of not only women, but their unborn babies as well.

New Way To Listen To Fetal Heartbeats May Be On The Way

There may soon be a new way to listen to fetal heartbeats that provides an alternative to ultrasound. Using blind source separation the infant's heartbeat is isolated from the mother's and other background noises with the Pam device.

In The Future Ultrasound May Help Repair Nerve Cell Transmission

A new approach to treating brain disorders may be blasting them with noise sounds. In effect it's like kicking the TV in order to get it to work right. Using ultrasound machines are a treatment for brain injuries looks to be a future treatment.

A Womb with a View

Having an ultra-sound to determine the condition of a baby in the womb is not new. If you've ever had one, you know how hard it is to really see that baby of yours. Well now...
 

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