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Photos of the Day: The Past 100 Years and the Future of Medical Imaging

December 3, 2014 10:06 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Thomas Edison’s light bulb patent was 16 years old when his colleague and GE co-founder Elihu Thomson modified his electric lamp technology and developed an early X-ray machine that allowed doctors to diagnose bone fractures and locate “foreign...

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Stanford Scientists Seek to Map Origins of Mental Illness and Develop Noninvasive Treatment

December 3, 2014 9:28 am | by Amy Adams, Stanford | News | Comments

An interdisciplinary team of scientists has convened to map the origins of mental illnesses in the brain and develop noninvasive technologies to treat the conditions. The collaboration could lead to improved treatments for depression, anxiety and...

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World-First ‘Bionic Bra’ Inches Closer to Reality

December 3, 2014 9:21 am | by University of Wollongong | News | Comments

A ‘Bionic Bra’ that automatically tightens in response to breast movement is one step closer to reality with the development of a new prototype. The bra, made using intelligent components, was discussed at the 9th Australasian Biomechanics...

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Roll-Out UDI to the Device Manufacturer and Supply-Chain Partners

December 3, 2014 7:30 am | by Matt Kelly, Key Account Manager, Medical, Watlow | Blogs | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a final rule requiring that most medical devices distributed in the United States carry a unique device identifier, or UDI. A UDI system has the potential to improve the quality of...

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Uncooled Microbolometer Thermal Cameras

December 2, 2014 7:14 pm | by Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc. (SOTI) | Sierra Olympic Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Sierra-Olympic Technologies Inc., supplier of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras, and systems solutions for advanced imaging applications, announces the first in a series of affordable, uncooled microbolometer thermal cameras for industrial, machine vision, and general purpose thermal imaging applications. The new Viento 320 features 320 x 240 pixel resolution with a...

Roche Moves into Non-Invasive Prenatal Test Space with Acquisition

December 2, 2014 2:12 pm | by Roche | News | Comments

Roche has announced the acquisition of Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc., a privately-held company based in San Jose, California, USA. Ariosa is a molecular diagnostics testing service provider that provides a highly targeted and accurate non-invasive prenatal...

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Test Detects Brain Cancer in a Drop of Blood

December 2, 2014 2:03 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

HealthTell, an early stage Life Sciences company, today announced it has been awarded a $225,000 SBIR grant (1R43CA183360-01) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to evaluate the performance of the company's proprietary Immunosignature...

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Three-Dimensional Electroformed Micro-Structure Capability

December 2, 2014 1:57 pm | by Metrigraphics, LLC | Metrigraphics, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Metrigraphics, a process development and manufacturing resource for ultra-miniature passive circuits and structures, has announced it has developed an advanced process for creating high aspect ratio three-dimensional microstructures. Precision electroforming can create three-dimensional, single or complex, multi-layer microstructures. Geometric options are unlimited because the X, Y, Z str...

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Using Implants to Learn About the Brain and How to Heal It

December 2, 2014 12:24 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

The mind has a language of its own, and Jeff Ashe is trying to figure out what exactly it is saying. Ashe and his team at GE Global Research in upstate New York are working with scientists, engineers, and physicians at Brown University to better...

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Inexpensive Hydrolyzable Polymer Provides Potential for an Array of Medtech Applications

December 2, 2014 12:05 pm | by Rick Kubetz, Engineering Communications Office, University of Illinois | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have figured out how to reverse the characteristics of a key bonding material—polyurea—providing an inexpensive alternative for a broad number of applications, such as drug delivery...

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The Unusual Relationship Between Shoplifting and Medical Implants

December 2, 2014 11:52 am | by AAMI | News | Comments

With a growing number of patients receiving implantable electronic medical devices, there is increased concern about their exposure to electronic article surveillance (EAS) gates, which are designed to deter shoplifting. AAMI’s Cardiac Rhythm...

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Free, Open Source Software Enables 3D View of Cells, Viruses, and Bacteria

December 2, 2014 11:41 am | by Scripps Research Institute | News | Comments

Researchers can now explore viruses, bacteria and components of the human body in more detail than ever before with software developed at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI). In a study published December 1 in the journal Nature Methods, the...

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Low Cost Device Enables Electricity-Free Diagnosis of HIV

December 2, 2014 10:54 am | by NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering | News | Comments

Diagnosing HIV and other infectious diseases presents unique challenges in remote locations that lack electric power, refrigeration, and appropriately trained health care staff. To address these issues, researchers funded by the National Institutes...

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Seeing the Invisible Light — New Potential for Eye Disease Diagnosis

December 2, 2014 10:37 am | by Washington University School of Medicine | News | Comments

Any science textbook will tell you we can't see infrared light. Like X-rays and radio waves, infrared light waves are outside the visual spectrum. But an international team of researchers co-led by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine...

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3D Mammography Offers Better Cancer Detection

December 2, 2014 10:18 am | by Radiological Society of North America | News | Comments

A major new study being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has found that digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammography, has the potential to significantly increase the cancer detection...

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