Researchers at North Carolina State University are leading an effort to develop self-powered medical devices. The devices will generate power based on nanomaterials, nanostructures, thermoelectric materials that use body heat and piezoelectric materials that use body motion.
NC State to Lead Effort to Develop Self-Powered Medical Devices (Medtech Pulse)
This article from IVD Technology looks at the proposed new IVD regulations in Europe from a US perspective.
The New EU IVD Regulation Is Here: Fasten Your Seatbelts, and Get Ready for the Ride (IVD Technology)
Labour would repeal the UK NHS Health and Social Care Act, said Andy Burnham, shadow health secretary, last week. The act gave commercial competition a larger role in the UK healthcare system.
Labour would tear up the Coalition’s ‘reckless’ NHS reforms, says Andy Burnham
TED just released this video of violinist Robert Gupta speaking about the power of music therapy. The video has raised an interesting discussion about the connection between music and medicine in the comment section.
Robert Gupta: Between music and medicine (TED Talks)