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Health technology such as apps is changing doctor and patient interaction for the better. Intel Free Pass/flickr

How new technologies are shaking up health care

New tests and drugs have always impacted health care. But completely different kinds of emerging technologies will soon radically alter how health care is both accessed and delivered.
A patient undergoes a PET scan – but how does it work? Wikimedia Commons

The science of medical imaging: SPECT and PET

Our new series, the Science of Medical Imaging, examines the technology behind non-invasive methods of creating images of the human body. In this first instalment, we look at two types of emission imaging…
The Parkinson’s KinetiGraph provides a new way to objectively measure the movements of Parkinson’s sufferers. Malcolm Horne

Watch and learn: a new tool for measuring Parkinson’s disease

For every medical condition, treatments are most effective when measurement guides the choice of therapy and its effects. Just think of diabetes, where blood glucose levels guide the choice of treatment…
Enjoy it while it lasts. DeGust

Fighting malaria requires new diagnostic tools

Malaria hits rural dwellers in poor countries the hardest. Those bitten by the wrong mosquito often do not know for many days that they have contracted malaria. Some have little or no access to doctors…

Researchers map tuberculosis pathogen

Researchers in Switzerland have successfully mapped coordinates for all proteins of the tuberculosis pathogen Mycobaterium…

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