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A new wearable ultrasound patch that non-invasively monitors blood pressure in arteries deep beneath the skin could help people detect cardiovascular problems earlier on and with greater precision. In tests, the patch performed as well as some clinical methods to measure blood pressure. Applications include real-time, continuous monitoring of blood pressure changes in patients with heart or lung disease, as well as patients who are critically ill or undergoing surgery. Read more at the UC San Diego News Center.
Researchers have invented a proof-of-concept blood pressure app that can give accurate readings using an iPhone -- with no special equipment. Read more from Newsweek.
A new program to train graduate students interested in specializing in “immuno-engineering,” an emerging hybrid field that combines engineering and immunology, is being offered at Cornell through a grant from NIBIB at NIH. Read more at Cornell Chronicle.
Stanford researchers are redefining the effort to catch osteoarthritis early with a combination of MRI and PET imaging, opening the field up to more noninvasive options for evaluating bone health, according to a study published online in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. The work, funded by the NIH’s National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, studied bone remodeling— the process where new bone tissue forms in the place of old or damaged tissue. Read more at Radiology Business.