News tagged with needles

Blood testing, mosquito style

A skin patch could one day provide a less-invasive alternative for diabetics who need to take regular samples of their own blood to keep glucose levels in check. The common method of drawing blood from fingertips and using ...

Apr 24, 2009
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Novel needle could cut medical complications

Each year, hundreds of thousands of people suffer medical complications from hypodermic needles that penetrate too far under their skin. A new device developed by MIT engineers and colleagues aims to prevent this from happening ...

Apr 02, 2009
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11-gauge needle better than 14-gauge in breast biopsy

Stereotactic vacuum-assisted breast needle biopsy, a common minimally invasive biopsy method used in the US, is more effective with an 11-gauge needle than the 14-gauge needle decreasing a physician's chances of false-negative ...

Feb 02, 2009
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