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We Should Be Ashamed of Lowering Standards

April 28, 2015 | by Emily Cross, Ph.D., Director of Media and Communication, TecMed Inc. | Blogs | Comments

As higher education appears to be at a perilous tipping point in terms of creating quality, meaningful and effective learning environments, the crossover into the healthcare and medical device environments is astounding. Let me explain...

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New Computer-Based Vision Screening Test for Young Children

April 28, 2015 10:53 am | by Elsevier | News | Comments

Many eye disorders in young children are asymptomatic and may remain undetected without testing. Since effective treatments are available for many of those conditions, early identification and intervention are critical to prevent potentially...

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4 New Atomic Structures for Gold Nanoparticle Clusters

April 28, 2015 10:50 am | by University of Nebraska-Lincoln | News | Comments

Arranging gold, atomic staples and electron volts, chemists have drafted new nanoscale blueprints for low-energy structure capable of housing pharmaceuticals and oxygen atoms. Led by University of Nebraska-Lincoln chemistry professor Xiao...

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The Pregnancy Test that Changed Everything

April 28, 2015 10:45 am | by Uppsala Universitet | News | Comments

Leif Wide's immunological pregnancy test was revolutionary. It was fast, reliable and simple to carry out. It was followed by a number of innovations which led to a very successful company in Uppsala. The Björkén Prize is Uppsala University's...

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App Makes Us Disconnect When It's Time to Unwind

April 28, 2015 10:38 am | by Uppsala Universitet | News | Comments

More and more of us are wishing each other goodnight by mobile phone. Unfortunately this means that we are sleeping increasingly badly. Now sleep researchers in Uppsala are creating an app to make us disconnect when it’s time to unwind...

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Faster Detection of Disease

April 28, 2015 10:33 am | by Anteo Technologies Pty Ltd | News | Comments

Anteo Technologies is transforming the way scientists work by providing powerful new tools developed with their patented Mix&Go Activation Reagent. These new tools significantly advance traditional coupling methods, helping to improve medical...

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Electronic Salt Spoon Helps Transition to a Low-Sodium Diet

April 28, 2015 10:04 am | by University of Kentucky | News | Comments

Heart disease patients are advised by doctors to reduce the amount of sodium in their diets to prevent a cardiac event. But adapting to a low-sodium diet requires more than just laying off the table salt. Sodium is hidden in a number of household...

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Accelerating Memory Function for Skill Learning

April 28, 2015 9:58 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

A new DARPA program aims to investigate the role of neural “replay” in the formation and recall of memory, with the goal of helping individuals better remember specific episodic events and learned skills. The 24-month fundamental research program...

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Saliva Test for Glucose Levels

April 28, 2015 9:44 am | by Arizona State University | News | Comments

The 340 million diabetes sufferers in the world have plenty to worry about: eating well, getting exercise and regularly monitoring the amount of sugar in their bloodstream. That last step is a crucial tool in treating the condition and preventing...

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New Material for Creating Artificial Blood Vessels

April 28, 2015 9:37 am | by Medical University of Vienna | News | Comments

Arteriosclerotic vascular disorders are one of the most common causes of death in industrialized countries. In this situation a bypass operation is often the only solution. Normally, blood vessels are taken from another part of the patient's body...

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A Faster, Higher Quality 3D Camera

April 28, 2015 8:53 am | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

When Microsoft released the Kinect for Xbox in November 2010, it transformed the video game industry. The most inexpensive 3D camera to date, the Kinect bypassed the need for joysticks and controllers by sensing the user's gestures, leading...

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FDA Enters Consent Decree with Medtronic

April 28, 2015 8:38 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today the filing of a consent decree against Medtronic Inc., and two of the company’s officers—S. Omar Ishrak and Thomas M. Tefft —for repeatedly failing to correct violations, related to the...

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Waveform Amplifier

April 27, 2015 5:37 pm | by Accel Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

The TS250 waveform amplifier is a unique instrument ideal for function generator amplifier. It amplifies current or voltage or power for driving heavy loads. It is ideal for many test and measurement applications such as LDO and amplifier PSRR test, battery simulator, op-amp...

Microneedle Patch for Measles Vaccination

April 27, 2015 3:55 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A new microneedle patch being developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could make it easier to vaccinate people against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases. The...

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Case Closed: Diagnosing on Mobile Devices Requires FDA Class II Clearance

April 27, 2015 2:55 pm | by Kyle Peterson, Director, Regulatory & Corporate Affairs, Calgary Scientific | Blogs | Comments

This February the FDA released updated guidance on mobile medical applications for the first time since 2013. This new guidance offers insight into the agency's plans for regulating the rapidly growing number of applications that turn smartphones...

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19.5” Diagonal 4K2K Resolution LCD

April 27, 2015 2:41 pm | by Tianma NLT America, Inc. | Tianma NLT America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Tianma NLT America has introduced a new 19.5” diagonal 4K2K resolution LCD developed by NLT Technologies Ltd. with a proprietary pixel structure that delivers high transmissivity and high-density color display. The new LCD utilizes NLT’s proprietary new Super Fine TFT2...

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