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MedTech Memoirs: Skin Transplants

May 27, 2015 | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

Skin transplantation goes all the way back to ancient India, circa 3,000-2,500 B.C. Sanskrit documents describe skin grafting techniques used by the Hindue Koomas (a caste of potters and tilemakers) to repair noses with buttock skin...


Imaging Test May Identify Biomarker of Alzheimer’s Disease

May 27, 2015 3:33 pm | by Radiological Society of North America | News | Comments

Degeneration of the white matter of the brain may be an early marker of specific types of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), including early-onset AD, according to results of a new study published in the journal Radiology. “Alzheimer’s is a gray matter...


MRI-Powered Millirobots Offer Hope for Less-Invasive Surgeries

May 27, 2015 3:06 pm | by University of Houston | News | Comments

Seeking to advance minimally invasive medical treatments, researchers have proposed using tiny robots, driven by magnetic potential energy from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners. The researchers described the work in a paper presented...



May 27, 2015 1:02 pm | by Tianma NLT America, Inc. | Tianma NLT America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Tianma NLT America is introducing two new SVGA (800 x 600 pixel) TFT LCDs for industrial applications, manufactured by NLT Technologies, Ltd., with long-life LED backlights that provide 100,000 hours of operation. Applications for these displays include...


On-Demand X-Rays at Synchrotron Light Sources

May 27, 2015 12:38 pm | by DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

Consumers are now in the era of "on-demand" entertainment, in which they have access to the books, music and movies they want thanks to the internet. Likewise, scientists who use synchrotron light sources are welcoming an era of "on-demand" X-rays...


Steel Head Ultrasonic Sensor

May 27, 2015 12:31 pm | by PIL Sensoren GmbH | Product Releases | Comments

The PIL P53 Steel Head’s robust, fully encapsulated stainless steel housing with gapless transitions provides IP68 / IP69K protection class protection. Impervious to water vapor, moisture and dust, Steel Head sensors can withstand high pressure...

Temperature Process Controller

May 27, 2015 12:02 pm | by Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company | Product Releases | Comments

Watlow is excited to announce its new F4T with INTUITION temperature process controller. Watlow’s process controller offers industry-leading functionality providing users with a powerful, flexible and easy to use device in one versatile package...

Peeking into Healthy Brains to See if Alzheimer's Is Brewing

May 27, 2015 10:27 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking. No one knows what actually causes Alzheimer's, but the suspects are its...


Electronic Stent Provides Feedback and Therapy, Then Dissolves

May 27, 2015 10:24 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Every year, an estimated half-million Americans undergo surgery to have a stent prop open a coronary artery narrowed by plaque. But sometimes the mesh tubes get clogged. Scientists report in the journal ACS Nano a new kind of multi-tasking stent...


Earthquakes Help Interpret Brain Activity of Premature Babies

May 27, 2015 9:48 am | by University of Helsinki | News | Comments

Giant strides have been taken in the early care of very premature infants in postnatal intensive care units during the past two decades. Doctors can now support the function of especially the lungs, heart and the circulatory system so as to guarantee...


Artificial Knees Bound for Developing World

May 27, 2015 9:28 am | by Grand Challenges Canada | News | Comments

Backed with a blend of private and Government of Canada investments catalyzed by Grand Challenges Canada, a new Toronto-based company will contribute to a better life for amputees in developing countries. With the new funding, LegWorks will...


Implantable Biosensing Chip for Contactless Monitoring

May 27, 2015 9:19 am | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

The future of medicine lies in ever greater precision, not only when it comes to diagnosis but also drug dosage. The blood work that medical staff rely on is generally a snapshot indicative of the moment the blood is drawn before it undergoes...


Hackers Will Try to Penetrate Connected Devices

May 27, 2015 8:41 am | by Alan Grau, President, Icon Labs | Blogs | Comments

The inherent insecurity of many medical devices was highlighted in a recent FDA and Homeland Security alert. Over 300 devices have been identified that utilize a hard code password creating a huge security loophole. This is akin to putting a safe...


Medical Certified 165W Adapter Power Supplies

May 27, 2015 1:52 am | by Tdk - Lambda Americas | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the TDK-Lambda medical certified DTM165 adapter power supplies. Suitable for a variety of hospital and healthcare applications, including diagnostic and monitoring equipment, the product also meets the required efficiency level V standards for medical equipment. The DTM165 is housed in a rugged, vent-free enclosure, measuring 170 x 85 x 44mm. A...

Surface Mount Shields

May 26, 2015 4:44 pm | by Leader Tech Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Leader Tech announces the addition of 30 new styles and sizes of Surface Mount Shields to its full line of EMI shielding products. Sample and prototype volumes of the company’s new one and two-piece unvented SMS Shields are ready to ship in as little as 24...

Fly-Catching Robot Speeds Disease Research

May 26, 2015 4:12 pm | by Stanford University | News | Comments

Since the early 20th century, an unheralded star of genetics research has been a small and essentially very annoying creature: the fruit fly. Underlying every significant discovery from fruit fly research – and there have been many, relating to...



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