Biomedical technology

Blood bubbles reveal oxygen levels

Blood carries vital oxygen through our circulation system to muscles and organs. Acoustic tools can create small bubbles in our blood, capable of changing in response to oxygen and signifying oxygen levels.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Biased tech could determine who gets life saving therapy

Until her clinical rotation in the earliest months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Valeria Valbuena, M.D., then a surgical resident at University of Michigan Health, had never seen so many patients who looked like her on the intensive ...

Biomedical technology

New model points to solution to global blood shortage

Blood transfusions save lives, yet the precious fluid is in desperately short supply, not just in the U.S. but around the globe. But what if transfusions don't always require blood?

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID can worsen quickly at home: When to call an ambulance

Most Australians diagnosed with COVID-19 recover at home, rather than in a quarantine facility or hospital. About 10% have required hospital treatment. However, a handful have had worsening symptoms, did not receive emergency ...

Medical research

New measuring device minimizes surgical risk

All you have to do is hold your breath for a moment and a new electromedical device provides important data about possible risks before an operation.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UK warns COVID monitor devices work less well for darker skin

Britain's state-run healthcare service warned Saturday that devices used by people with COVID to monitor blood-oxygen levels at home may give inaccurate readings for people with darker skin.

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