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Majestic ‘Arachnophobia’ Table Clock By MB&F

By Flynn Matthews Inspired by a giant spider sculpture titled ‘Maman’ designed by Louise Bourgeois (1911 – 2010) that MB&F founder Maximilian Büsser had seen in both Geneva and Doha. Arachnophobia is the outcome of the collaboration of MB&F with L’Epée 1839 – Switzerland’s only specialised high-end clock manufacturer. Büsser created the idea with L’Epée, […]

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The Stethoscope App That Parents Can Use at Home

Dr. Andrew Lin and Dr. Hon Weng Chong have pioneered a new diagnostic device: the smartphone stethoscope. The team’s device, the StethoCloud, allows physicians and parents alike to diagnose pulmonary illnesses like pneumonia. StethoCloud In 2012, the doctors entered their prototype in the Microsoft Australian Image Cup—and won first place. The StethoCloud has come a […]

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The Molecular Stethoscope: RNA Levels in Blood Reveal Health Issues

Ribonucleic acid (RNA) is a single-strand biological molecule that performs essential roles within every cell of your body. Specifically, RNA plays an essential role in decoding, regulating and expressing genes. Together with DNA, RNA comprises a group of organic substances known as the “nucleic acids.” Nucleic acids, combined with protein, are essential to all known […]

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University of Wisconsin Enabling Young Students through Stethoscope Donations

The stethoscope is a potent symbol to medical school students. The device represents the profession they aspire to, but more than that, the stethoscope remains the most reliable means to diagnose issues with the heart. Medical students around the world wear their stethoscopes proudly around their necks; it’s as much a status symbol as it […]

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SensiCardiac: iPhone App Turns Stethoscope Sounds into Digital Waveform

The SensiCardiac iPhone app from Diacaustic Medical Devices promises to usher in a new era of cardiac auscultation with its incredible new features. The app utilizes baked-in intelligence to analyze heart murmurs—the heart abnormalities that can signal a life-threatening heart defect. Many murmurs are harmless, and it’s up to doctors to tell the difference. When […]

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