Underwater glove puts octopus’ abilities on the hand of humans

Humans aren’t naturally equipped to thrive underwater. There are critical times when this becomes a liability. Rescue divers, underwater archeologists, bridge engineers, and salvage crews all use their hands to extract people and objects from water, and some of those removals suffer damage if subjected to an iron grip. Researchers at Virginia Tech working to solve this problem have developed an octopus-inspired glove capable of securely gripping objects underwater. They call it: Octa-glove.

The Medical Council of Canada selects Education Management Solutions for the virtual delivery of the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part II

The Virtual OSCE solution from EMS is a secure, turnkey and fully remote high stakes medical licensure examination platform. Now, the Medical Council of Canada will be able to resume the Step II exam, allowing hundreds of candidates across of Canada to resume their journey to full licensure during Covid-19.

The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) Announces its Annual Life Science and Technology Awards

Science and technology awards were announced during SLAS2020 International Conference and Exhibition, the annual flagship event of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening. Each year SLAS recognizes several exceptional attendees and exhibitors who represent the best of the Society’s programs and mission.

Arizona State University experts call for new approach to technology policy & governance, Thunderbird’s dean Sanjeev Khagram presents collaborative white paper at World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Thunderbird dean leads new collaboration with World Economic Forum Technological innovations, especially in the last half-century, have altered the way we live, work and interact with one another. Breakthroughs in technology are now happening so rapidly and frequently that they…

Harnessing Biology and Technology to Develop New Depression Treatments – Update from Harvard Review of Psychiatry

New research into the biology of depression, along with new and evolving technologies, provides the basis for developing the next generation of treatments for major depressive disorder (MDD), according to the special January/February issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

For Concussion, MS, Other Neurologic Disorders, Telemedicine May Be as Effective as Office Visit

For people with many neurologic disorders, seeing the neurologist by video may be as effective as an in-person visit, according to a review of the evidence conducted by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). The evidence review examined all available studies on use of telemedicine for several neurologic conditions – stroke being one of the conditions that is well-validated and highly utilizes telemedicine – and is published in the December 4, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the AAN. The results indicate that a diagnosis from a neurologist by video for certain neurologic conditions is likely to be as accurate as an in-person visit.