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Weekend Pulse: Cutting surgeries for the U.S. women’s wrestling team, bringing research out of the lab, and an inside look at the Olympians

This week in health, science and tech: how spotting trends reduced surgeries for the U.S. women’s wrestling team, the quest to get exciting Life Sciences research out of lab and into the world, and a behind-the-scenes look at medical imaging at this year’s Olympics. This weekend, catch up on what you might have missed from The Pulse and beyond.

The trend-spotting that reduced surgeries for the U.S. women’s wrestling team by 60 percent year over year


The concept of the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) is older than you might think. The technology dates back to the 1960s, with the earliest systems focusing on the most basic form of clinical information storage and management. Since then EMRs have evolved, with greater industry investment, government regulation and a spike in adoption rates among health systems and physician practices. But there is still room to grow, as stakeholders across the ecosystem innovate to enable seamless, coordinated and integrated healthcare.

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How to bring early-stage research out of the lab and into the world


At universities all over the world, early-stage research often just sits in the lab—and that’s a missed opportunity. In the Life Sciences field, promising technologies are sometimes abandoned long before they get a chance to really make an impact. This is because many innovations can take decades to transition from an interesting discovery into a powerful tool. Many scientists hope that the CRISPR story will be different.

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A Look Inside the Olympians Breaking Records this Year

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The photos, videos and broadcasts now emerging from Rio show us the full range of human emotion. Pure joy, crushing despair, and unprecedented achievements are being captured and beamed to us almost constantly while the Greatest Show on Earth is underway.

These pictures give us a glimpse inside athletes’ hearts and minds… but what about their bodies?

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Young Inventors Work On Secret Proteins To Thwart Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria



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Three college-age scientists think they know how to solve a huge problem facing medicine. They think they’ve found a way to overcome antibiotic resistance.

Many of the most powerful antibiotics have lost their efficacy against dangerous bacteria, so finding new antibiotics is a priority.

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New app helps doctors respond to in-flight emergencies

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Banner1pulseIf you’re unlucky enough to be one of the 150 to 200 people each day who have a medical emergency on an airplane, your care is in the hands of whatever medical professionals happen to be among your fellow passengers. The chances are they’re not emergency physicians and they haven’t trained for this particular eventuality.

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