In 2007, a German report led to the International Association of Athletics Federations banning the runner Oscar Pistorius from participating in the Olympics. The report found that his two prosthetic legs gave him an advantage because they absorb levels of stress that his body otherwise would absorb. Today, the debate continues, although Pistorius now is allowed to participate and the research was found to be flawed.
When Medical Devices Are Too Good (DeviceTalk)
A 17-year-old girl who built an artificial neural network that can detect brain cancer won the top prize in the Google Science Fair, which took place on 23 July. The online science competition is open to students aged 13 to 18.
17-year-old girl builds artificial ‘brain’ to detect breast cancer (MSNBC)
Scientists at Yale University have developed a biodegradable nanoparticle that delivers therapeutic agents to tumour sites.
Nanogel Could Improve Cancer Drug Delivery (Medtech Pulse)
An MRI scanner that helped pioneer research into neuroscience is retiring from its position as a research device at Nottingham University after 21 years of service. The scanner is now heading to CERN, where it will take part in the Large Hadron Collider experiment into particle physics.
MRI Scanner heads for CERN (Nottingham University)
“Generic” medical devices a growing trend? (MassDevice.com)
Medical device wholesalers may pose a financial risk to the industry.
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