lovingmyselfishard:

alexob:

AmoeBAND became a 2012 IDEA Award Finalist by innovating every possible aspect of the plaster (band aid).

The design revisions were:  

- Strategic cut-outs shape to fit fingers in such a way that it is easy to bend them and not disrupt the bandage.

- An intelligent dressing material allows you to regularly check wounds from the outside, without upsetting the healing process.“According to research, the when an infection of a wound is detected, the pH value is between 6.5 and 8.5. AmoeBAND’s indicator cross turns purple, alerting the user needs to change it immediately.

- Since the bandage material used exudes a leather-like feel, availability in different skin-tones helps it blend in, without overly highlighting the injury.

- The packaging has been redesigned to a matchbox style and includes Braille instructions.

Hat tip to designers Tay Pek-Khai, Hsu Hao-Ming, Tsai Cheng-Yu, Chen Kuei-Yuan, Chen Yi-Ting, Lai Jen-Hao, Ho Chia-Ying, Chen Ying-shan, Weng Yu-Ching and Chung Kuo-Ting

This is awesome.

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@1 year ago with 178012 notes
#medicine 
luciddrewski:

b-ak3d:

malformalady:

A man after a successful heart transplant, holding his old, diseased heart

badass

That tattoo is dope

Wow. Wow. Wow.

luciddrewski:

b-ak3d:

malformalady:

A man after a successful heart transplant, holding his old, diseased heart

badass

That tattoo is dope

Wow. Wow. Wow.

(via luciddrewski-deactivated2013101)

@1 year ago with 236852 notes
#medicine #heart #surgery #cardiology 

biomedicalephemera:

Bone types

Top: Metacarpals (long bones) and carpals (short bones)
Second row, left: Left ulna (long bone)
Second row, right: Scapula and sternum (flat bones)
Third row, left: Sagittal section of the knee joint, including the patella (sesamoid bone)
Third row, right: Thoracic vertebrae (irregular bones)
Bottom: Complete Skeleton

Bones are classified into five groups, organized by shape.

Long bones are longer than they are wide, and are subjected to most of the load-bearing responsibilities in everyday life. These include the humerus, radius, and ulna (arms); fibula, femur, and tibia (legs), as well as the phalanges (fingers and toes), metacarpals (hands) and metatarsals (feet).

They grow from the epiphysis (growth plate) at either end of the bone, and failure of these bones to grow causes the majority of dwarfism cases.

Short bones are as wide as they are long, and provide support, but do not bear heavy loads or move much. These include the tarsals (feet) and carpals (hands/wrists).

Flat bones are broad bones that provide protection to organs, and large areas for muscle attachment. These include the bones in the skull, the ilium, scapula, sternum, and ribs. The flat bones consist of two layers of compact bone, surrounding a layer of cancellous bone, where the majority of red bone marrow exists. In adults, most red blood cells are produced in the flat bones.

Sesamoid bones are bones within tendons, which pass over a joint. The most familiar sesamoid bone is the patella, or knee-bone. These bones provide protection to delicate joints.

Irregular bones don’t fit into any of the above categories. The mandible and vertebrae are irregular bones.

Images:

Atlas and Text-book of Human Anatomy. Dr. Johannes Sobotta, 1914.
Anatomy: Descriptive and Applied. Henry Gray, 1918.
A Series of Engravings, representing the Bones of the Human Skeleton. William Cheselden, 1819.

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@1 year ago with 1950 notes
#anatomy #science #health #skeleton #bones #medicine 
medicinenotes:

Overall Winner - Intracranial recording for epilepsy
This photograph shows the surface (cortex) of a human brain belonging to an epileptic patient, displaying the arteries and veins that supply its nutrients and oxygen. This photograph was taken before an intracranial electrode recording procedure, in which a flexible electrode grid is attached to the surface of the brain. The patient is then taken to the telemetry ward, where they are observed and recorded for a period of up to two weeks. Post-observation, the surgeon reviews the recordings and evaluates the data using the unique numbers on the grid implant to identify the specific areas of the brain that need to be removed during the next operation. This patient made a full recovery and no longer suffers from epileptic fits. Credit: Robert Ludlow, UCL Institute of Neurology, London / Wellcome Images

medicinenotes:

Overall Winner - Intracranial recording for epilepsy

This photograph shows the surface (cortex) of a human brain belonging to an epileptic patient, displaying the arteries and veins that supply its nutrients and oxygen. This photograph was taken before an intracranial electrode recording procedure, in which a flexible electrode grid is attached to the surface of the brain. The patient is then taken to the telemetry ward, where they are observed and recorded for a period of up to two weeks. Post-observation, the surgeon reviews the recordings and evaluates the data using the unique numbers on the grid implant to identify the specific areas of the brain that need to be removed during the next operation. This patient made a full recovery and no longer suffers from epileptic fits. Credit: Robert Ludlow, UCL Institute of Neurology, London / Wellcome Images

(via blamoscience)

@1 year ago with 1144 notes
#fuck i love medicine #epilepsy #neuroscience #science #neurology #brain #medicine #surgery #neurosurgery 
yaynelove:

biggadjeworld:

becauselovebattles:

biggadjeworld:

lunar-spines:

myjourneymythoughts:

girljanitor:





WELL they can’t deny you emergency care…but they can take their sweet time getting to you

Oh, but they actually can. If they are privately owned & not a trauma center, they can, legally, refuse you treatment. 

I had a really high fever when I was about 3 years old and went into shock. My parents rushed me to three different hospitals - two turned us away because they didn’t accept out insurance. I could’ve suffered terrible brain damage or died. I don’t think anyone should be turned away when it’s an emergency, but hey, what do I know.

Unless you’re literally bleeding to death in front of them, they don’t legally have to treat you. It’s so messed up. :(

America, land of the free, home of the top 1% who love to fuck the other 99%

yaynelove:

biggadjeworld:

becauselovebattles:

biggadjeworld:

lunar-spines:

myjourneymythoughts:

girljanitor:

image

image

WELL they can’t deny you emergency care…but they can take their sweet time getting to you

Oh, but they actually can. If they are privately owned & not a trauma center, they can, legally, refuse you treatment. 

I had a really high fever when I was about 3 years old and went into shock. My parents rushed me to three different hospitals - two turned us away because they didn’t accept out insurance. I could’ve suffered terrible brain damage or died. I don’t think anyone should be turned away when it’s an emergency, but hey, what do I know.

Unless you’re literally bleeding to death in front of them, they don’t legally have to treat you. It’s so messed up. :(

America, land of the free, home of the top 1% who love to fuck the other 99%

(Source: questionall, via big-gadje-world)

@1 year ago with 6126 notes
#politics #united states #america #health #medicine 

thesciencellama:

Nano-Technology and Medicine

Nano-Materials have proven many times that they have potential in Bio-Medicine applications. An example of some materials being used right now are nano-fibers, nano-particles and nano-spheres for as many things from regenerating nerve or muscle cells to preventing diseases directly or indirectly by delivering drugs into target areas.

In areas of regeneration, nano-materials have been constructed into scaffolds which allow the body to regenerate cells faster. Nano-fiber scaffolds have been used to regenerate nerve cells called Oligodendrocytes which help Myelinate or insulate and protect nerve axons. Other similar structures have been used to help with healing of skin wounds. These technologies can help cure many diseases involving neurons such as Parkinson’s or Multiple Sclerosis for example without any collateral damage to the body.

Other applications include using nano-particles for killing off bacteria. Particles of silver, zinc, gold and copper have been shown to kill bacteria on contact or prevent their replication and incorporating them into fabrics in hospitals can prevent many infections. Gold, specifically, can be used to form what are called nano-bubbles when heated with lasers and can either punch holes in diseased cells - allowing drugs to get through - or bursting the bubble causing the cell to die.

Nano-technology can also prevent disease or infections indirectly by acting as vehicles for drug transportation in the body. Nano-particles can be designed to take the shape of spheres which can hold many types of drugs from anti-cancer drugs to antigens for preventing autoimmune diseases. These ‘vehicles’ can be programmed - using ligands - to target specific cells like cancer cells for example allowing for much more precise treatments. Cancer types ranging from Bladder, Pediatric and Colorectal cancer (among others) have been treated using these techniques.

This field is steadily rising and I can not wait to see what its future holds.

Image Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4

(Source: the-science-llama)

@1 year ago with 13 notes
#medicine #Science #Nano #Technology #Materials #Biomedicine #health #biology #cells 

Bed Rails are Not FDA Approved and are injuring/killing Seniors. 

Family members expect bed rails to protect the parents, grandparents, and great grandparents spending their nights in nursing home beds.

Warning labels are not placed on the bed rails that have strangled and injured senior citizens for years.

The FDA finally issued a warning in 1995 about the dangers of bed rails.You’ve heard about that, right? Exactly. No one has. And so the deaths and injuries continued.

After the FDA’s ineffective warning, officials discussed placing warning labels on bed rails. But, manufacturers resisted, so the FDA let it slide.

Between 2003 and 2012, 36,000 mostly older adults entered emergency rooms with bed rail-related injuries. Since the FDA’s quiet warning, about 550 bed rail-related deaths have occurred. Why should senior citizens get the short end of the stick on this under-publicized and under-regulated safety issue?

Tell the FDA: Put this safety issue to bed by finally requiring warning labels on bed rails!

(Source: dansphalluspalace)

@1 year ago with 14 notes
#medicine #elderly #petitions #FDA #care homes 
melissarific:

superblys:

idekhowtoname:

ehretha:

A tip from your favorite nurse
(that’d be me)
Always have eggs in your fridge
You just never know when someone will split their head open
Or cut their finger while cooking
And so on
See that membrane there?
While the blood is gushing - hold pressure and crack open an egg
Peel that there membrane off and put it on the wound (continue holding pressure)
The membrane will harden and keep the wound closed until you can get to the ER for stitches
If you even need them that is
Nature: 1, Band aids: 0
You’re welcome.

for reals??
wow sometimes Tumblr is the best education.

Yup! My sister had to do this for me when I cut my palm.

I. Could’ve used this 9 days ago -.- lol.

melissarific:

superblys:

idekhowtoname:

ehretha:

A tip from your favorite nurse

(that’d be me)

Always have eggs in your fridge

You just never know when someone will split their head open

Or cut their finger while cooking

And so on

See that membrane there?

While the blood is gushing - hold pressure and crack open an egg

Peel that there membrane off and put it on the wound (continue holding pressure)

The membrane will harden and keep the wound closed until you can get to the ER for stitches

If you even need them that is

Nature: 1, Band aids: 0

You’re welcome.

for reals??

wow sometimes Tumblr is the best education.

Yup! My sister had to do this for me when I cut my palm.

I. Could’ve used this 9 days ago -.- lol.

(via we-are-not-shining-stars)

@1 year ago with 333935 notes
#medicine #nature #science #health #eggs 
biocanvas:

The hippocampus is an area within the brain crucial for leaning and memory, and it is one of the very few sites where new neurons grow in adulthood. In this slice of a hippocampus, stem cells (green) give rise to new neuronal cells (red). Understanding how the brain produces new neurons could help in treatments for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, to name just a couple.
Image by Grigori Enikolopov and Ann-Shyn Chiang.

biocanvas:

The hippocampus is an area within the brain crucial for leaning and memory, and it is one of the very few sites where new neurons grow in adulthood. In this slice of a hippocampus, stem cells (green) give rise to new neuronal cells (red). Understanding how the brain produces new neurons could help in treatments for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, to name just a couple.

Image by Grigori Enikolopov and Ann-Shyn Chiang.

@1 year ago with 635 notes
#neurology #biology #stem cells #alzheimer's disease #parkinson's disease #medicine 
gorgeousammy:

With 1,800 solar panels, the University Hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti, is the world’s largest solar powered hospital, providing 185,000 people with healthcare to which they previously had little access.  Also, by going solar the hospital will be able to generate more energy than it requires, saving about $379,000 per year.

gorgeousammy:

With 1,800 solar panels, the University Hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti, is the world’s largest solar powered hospital, providing 185,000 people with healthcare to which they previously had little access.  Also, by going solar the hospital will be able to generate more energy than it requires, saving about $379,000 per year.

(via big-gadje-world)

@1 year ago with 7170 notes
#haiti #hospital #medicine #solar power #engineering #science 
medicalschool:

Human embryonic cells at various development stages: 4-cell, molura,blastocyst, and hatching blastocyst (Cover image from Cell-Research)

medicalschool:

Human embryonic cells at various development stages: 4-cell, molura,blastocyst, and hatching blastocyst (Cover image from Cell-Research)

(via blamoscience)

@1 year ago with 707 notes
#biology #science #embryo #zygote #developmental biology #cells #medicine 
@1 year ago with 17 notes
#medicine #heart #blood #health #i just really wish i could be a surgeon 
thecivilwarparlor:

Distal end of left femur with fracture and lead ball embedded in lateral condyle, 1860-1865  from a 20 year old private in the 1st Texas Calvary. 
Bone; brass; wood  Donated by Jefferies Wyman, M.D., 1874Warren Anatomical Museum, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine 
Case 460 was from a 20 year old private in the 1st Texas Calvary. On September 5, 1864 the soldier was admitted into a hospital in New Orleans where his lower femur was amputated by Surgeon J. Bockee of the United States Volunteers. Bockee donated the amputated femur to the Army Medical Museum.

thecivilwarparlor:

Distal end of left femur with fracture and lead ball embedded in lateral condyle, 1860-1865  from a 20 year old private in the 1st Texas Calvary. 

Bone; brass; wood  Donated by Jefferies Wyman, M.D., 1874
Warren Anatomical Museum, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine 

Case 460 was from a 20 year old private in the 1st Texas Calvary. On September 5, 1864 the soldier was admitted into a hospital in New Orleans where his lower femur was amputated by Surgeon J. Bockee of the United States Volunteers. Bockee donated the amputated femur to the Army Medical Museum.

@1 year ago with 41 notes
#medicine #civil war #history #texas #cavalry #medical #amputation #war #1800's #New Orleans #bullet 

QBits: Second international intersex forum demands doctors change their ways 

qbits:

A second meeting of activists for intersex rights has called on the medical community and the UN to respect their rights
Gina Wilson, Australia representative at the second International Intersex Forum

The second International Intersex Forum ended on Tuesday in Stockhom, Sweden.

The forum, part of an…

@1 year ago with 6 notes
#medicine #LGBTQ #Intersex #Genital Surgery #Human Rights #civil rights 
@1 year ago with 101 notes
#medicine #packaging #design #headache #cure #bandaid #remedies 
1 year ago
#medicine 
biocanvas:

The hippocampus is an area within the brain crucial for leaning and memory, and it is one of the very few sites where new neurons grow in adulthood. In this slice of a hippocampus, stem cells (green) give rise to new neuronal cells (red). Understanding how the brain produces new neurons could help in treatments for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, to name just a couple.
Image by Grigori Enikolopov and Ann-Shyn Chiang.
1 year ago
#neurology #biology #stem cells #alzheimer's disease #parkinson's disease #medicine 
luciddrewski:

b-ak3d:

malformalady:

A man after a successful heart transplant, holding his old, diseased heart

badass

That tattoo is dope

Wow. Wow. Wow.
1 year ago
#medicine #heart #surgery #cardiology 
gorgeousammy:

With 1,800 solar panels, the University Hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti, is the world’s largest solar powered hospital, providing 185,000 people with healthcare to which they previously had little access.  Also, by going solar the hospital will be able to generate more energy than it requires, saving about $379,000 per year.
1 year ago
#haiti #hospital #medicine #solar power #engineering #science 
1 year ago
#anatomy #science #health #skeleton #bones #medicine 
medicalschool:

Human embryonic cells at various development stages: 4-cell, molura,blastocyst, and hatching blastocyst (Cover image from Cell-Research)
1 year ago
#biology #science #embryo #zygote #developmental biology #cells #medicine 
medicinenotes:

Overall Winner - Intracranial recording for epilepsy
This photograph shows the surface (cortex) of a human brain belonging to an epileptic patient, displaying the arteries and veins that supply its nutrients and oxygen. This photograph was taken before an intracranial electrode recording procedure, in which a flexible electrode grid is attached to the surface of the brain. The patient is then taken to the telemetry ward, where they are observed and recorded for a period of up to two weeks. Post-observation, the surgeon reviews the recordings and evaluates the data using the unique numbers on the grid implant to identify the specific areas of the brain that need to be removed during the next operation. This patient made a full recovery and no longer suffers from epileptic fits. Credit: Robert Ludlow, UCL Institute of Neurology, London / Wellcome Images
1 year ago
#fuck i love medicine #epilepsy #neuroscience #science #neurology #brain #medicine #surgery #neurosurgery 
1 year ago
#medicine #heart #blood #health #i just really wish i could be a surgeon 
yaynelove:

biggadjeworld:

becauselovebattles:

biggadjeworld:

lunar-spines:

myjourneymythoughts:

girljanitor:





WELL they can’t deny you emergency care…but they can take their sweet time getting to you

Oh, but they actually can. If they are privately owned & not a trauma center, they can, legally, refuse you treatment. 

I had a really high fever when I was about 3 years old and went into shock. My parents rushed me to three different hospitals - two turned us away because they didn’t accept out insurance. I could’ve suffered terrible brain damage or died. I don’t think anyone should be turned away when it’s an emergency, but hey, what do I know.

Unless you’re literally bleeding to death in front of them, they don’t legally have to treat you. It’s so messed up. :(

America, land of the free, home of the top 1% who love to fuck the other 99%
1 year ago
#politics #united states #america #health #medicine 
thecivilwarparlor:

Distal end of left femur with fracture and lead ball embedded in lateral condyle, 1860-1865  from a 20 year old private in the 1st Texas Calvary. 
Bone; brass; wood  Donated by Jefferies Wyman, M.D., 1874Warren Anatomical Museum, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine 
Case 460 was from a 20 year old private in the 1st Texas Calvary. On September 5, 1864 the soldier was admitted into a hospital in New Orleans where his lower femur was amputated by Surgeon J. Bockee of the United States Volunteers. Bockee donated the amputated femur to the Army Medical Museum.
1 year ago
#medicine #civil war #history #texas #cavalry #medical #amputation #war #1800's #New Orleans #bullet 
1 year ago
#medicine #Science #Nano #Technology #Materials #Biomedicine #health #biology #cells 
QBits: Second international intersex forum demands doctors change their ways→

qbits:

A second meeting of activists for intersex rights has called on the medical community and the UN to respect their rights
Gina Wilson, Australia representative at the second International Intersex Forum

The second International Intersex Forum ended on Tuesday in Stockhom, Sweden.

The forum, part of an…

1 year ago
#medicine #LGBTQ #Intersex #Genital Surgery #Human Rights #civil rights 
Bed Rails are Not FDA Approved and are injuring/killing Seniors.→

Family members expect bed rails to protect the parents, grandparents, and great grandparents spending their nights in nursing home beds.

Warning labels are not placed on the bed rails that have strangled and injured senior citizens for years.

The FDA finally issued a warning in 1995 about the dangers of bed rails.You’ve heard about that, right? Exactly. No one has. And so the deaths and injuries continued.

After the FDA’s ineffective warning, officials discussed placing warning labels on bed rails. But, manufacturers resisted, so the FDA let it slide.

Between 2003 and 2012, 36,000 mostly older adults entered emergency rooms with bed rail-related injuries. Since the FDA’s quiet warning, about 550 bed rail-related deaths have occurred. Why should senior citizens get the short end of the stick on this under-publicized and under-regulated safety issue?

Tell the FDA: Put this safety issue to bed by finally requiring warning labels on bed rails!

(Source: dansphalluspalace)

1 year ago
#medicine #elderly #petitions #FDA #care homes 
1 year ago
#medicine #packaging #design #headache #cure #bandaid #remedies 
melissarific:

superblys:

idekhowtoname:

ehretha:

A tip from your favorite nurse
(that’d be me)
Always have eggs in your fridge
You just never know when someone will split their head open
Or cut their finger while cooking
And so on
See that membrane there?
While the blood is gushing - hold pressure and crack open an egg
Peel that there membrane off and put it on the wound (continue holding pressure)
The membrane will harden and keep the wound closed until you can get to the ER for stitches
If you even need them that is
Nature: 1, Band aids: 0
You’re welcome.

for reals??
wow sometimes Tumblr is the best education.

Yup! My sister had to do this for me when I cut my palm.

I. Could’ve used this 9 days ago -.- lol.
1 year ago
#medicine #nature #science #health #eggs