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Aussie tech improving rural healthcare
Coviu brings easy digital consultations to rural and regional Australians. The cloud-based healthcare tool makes visiting your doctor possible online. It's a video consultation platform that removes the need for you to be physically present at consultations. There are features like interactive whiteboards and the ability to share images, files and x-rays. As a result, clinicians can easily explain diagnoses and procedures. Coviu is a spinout of CSIRO's Data61, and one of the first companies to receive investment from the Innovation Fund managed by Main Sequence Ventures. https://blog.csiro.au/coviu-aussie-tech-improving-rural-healthcare/
17th October 2019 by lynnwood 0 Comments
(1 vote(s), average 5 out of 5)
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A replacement heart valve that can last for decades
In a world-first, a man in the US received a replacement heart valve made from a special biomedical polymer developed by CSIRO researchers. Biomedical polymers are special because they must seamlessly integrate into the complex systems of the human body. The polymer material and the design of this valve mimics a natural human valve. The polymer is robust enough to sustain the constant vigorous pulsing required of a healthy aortic valve. And it’s capable of lasting decades without calcification, risk of clotting or damage to red blood cells.https://blog.csiro.au/how-do-you-mend-a-broken-heart/?
16th October 2019 by IdeaSpies 0 Comments
(5 vote(s), average 4.6 out of 5)
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Portable, affordable solar powered dialysis
A prototype solar powered portable dialysis machine being developed in Australia has the potential to revolutionise the way kidney treatment is delivered.  The breakthrough is that medical grade water can be made on a kitchen table. The system has a distillation unit which can sterilise water from any source. https://neweconomy.media/2019/10/14/portable-affordable-solar-powered-dialysis-all-in-the-comfort-of-home/
16th October 2019 by IdeaSpies 0 Comments
(2 vote(s), average 5 out of 5)
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New cancer- killing radiotherapy
Israeli innovators have redesigned the world’s most successful and expensive cancer-killing radiotherapy machine, reducing its massive size and making it more affordable for more countries – including Australia. https://neweconomy.media/2019/10/15/israeli-scientists-new-cancer-killing-radiotherapy-technology/
16th October 2019 by lynnwood 0 Comments
(4 vote(s), average 4.8 out of 5)
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Product (Red) plans to end AIDS
(RED) harnesses the power of people and companies to fight AIDS. (RED) partners with the world’s most iconic brands that contribute profits from the sale of (RED)-branded products and experiences to the Global Fund. To date, (RED) has generated more than $600 million for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to support HIV/AIDS grants in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, eSwatini, Tanzania and Zambia. 100% of that money goes to work on the ground—no overhead is taken.  https://www.red.org/how-red-works
11th October 2019 by sabrabrock 1 Comments
(5 vote(s), average 5 out of 5)
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Breast Cancer Awareness Holiday Decorations
Bravo to the South Hampton Chamber of Commerce Long Island NY for this clever holiday themed display to promote breast cancer awareness. A month-long series of “Paint the Town Pink” events and activities aimed at highlighting the cause and combating breast cancer follows a pink tree lighting event on October 1. Throughout the month of October, village trees will be lit in orange during the day, because they appear pink, and pink lights at night.
9th October 2019 by sabrabrock 0 Comments
(6 vote(s), average 4.8 out of 5)