New Surgical Mask

New Surgical Mask The surgical masks people wear to stop the spread of diseases don’t work well — that isn’t what they’re designed for. Pathogens like influenza are transmitted in aerosol droplets when we cough or sneeze. Masks trap the droplets but the virus remains infectious. New Surgical Mask – Scientists took on the challenge […]

Synthetic Spider Silk

Synthetic Spider Silk A study published in Nature Chemical Biology describes an efficient way to produce artificial spider silk or Synthetic Spider Silk, which scientists believe could be used for biomedical applications, such as repairing wounds and controlling bleeding. Formerly, the complexity and size of the proteins used by spiders to spin silk has presented […]

Medical Device Cybersecurity

Medical Device Cybersecurity FDA finalizes cybersecurity guidance for medical devices  The agency outlines ways manufacturers can protect against cyber attacks, but doesn’t mention enforcement. By Jessica Davis Medical Device Cyber Security – On Dec. 27, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a final guidance addressing the cyber vulnerabilities in medical devices, outlining how manufacturers […]

Telehealth and Health Care Access

Telehealth and Health Care Access Lori Uscher-Pines and Ateev Mehrotra Telehealth and Health Care Access  There is a great deal of enthusiasm about telehealth these days and, in truth, there is a lot to be excited about. Telehealth can bring medical care into communities with limited access to providers or facilities, reduce wait times, and […]