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Tailored DNA Nanotubes Could Lead to Smart Drug-Delivery Systems

February 24, 2015 8:48 am | by McGill University | News | Comments

Researchers at McGill University have developed a new, low-cost method to build DNA nanotubes block by block - a breakthrough that could help pave the way for scaffolds made from DNA strands to be used in applications such as optical...

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FDA Cites ‘Complex Design’ of Scope in Safety Advisory

February 24, 2015 8:44 am | by AAMI | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is urging healthcare facilities to be vigilant in cleaning a certain type of endoscope, known as a duodenoscope, that has been linked to the spread of a deadly type of bacteria in facilities nationwide...

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Looking Ahead In the Wake of CES Device Reclassification

February 24, 2015 8:30 am | by Mike Fegley, Electromedical Products International | Blogs | Comments

In June, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its intention to reclassify cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) devices from a class III to a class II designation, ending a battle that the CES industry has fought with the...

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Embedded Technology: The Vital Organ of Wireless and Connected Health

February 24, 2015 8:30 am | by Chris Ault, Senior Product Manager, QNX Software Systems | Blogs | Comments

The advent of smartphones and other mobile devices has given us a daily mechanism to share and access information on an unprecedented level. Consider how a smartphone can transform the simple ritual of getting a caffeine fix. An integrated...

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High-Performance AMC Boards

February 23, 2015 7:40 pm | by VadaTech | VadaTech | Product Releases | Comments

VadaTech, a manufacturer of embedded boards and complete application-ready platforms, has announced two new high-performance AMC boards that utilize Xilinx All Programmable FPGAs. The AMC523 is a dual 16-bit 250 MSPS Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) featuring a XC7K410T Kintex-7 FPGA from Xilinx...

An Alarming Problem with Medical Technology

February 23, 2015 2:33 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

During my recent visit to ECRI to hear more about their watch list for safety innovations in healthcare, the topic of alarm fatigue was brought up. In fact, it’s an item that comes up quite often at ECRI in terms of their hazards lists [#1 concern on the list for the past four years (check out the...

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Engineering Live: The Connected Person

February 23, 2015 12:24 pm | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, @djamesmanny | Videos | Comments

The industry is rife with expanded interconnectivity, operability, and communication. Wearables and the e-health industry is personalizing healthcare beyond anything patients have ever experienced, as the Internet of Things has provided each...

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CNC Turning Center

February 23, 2015 11:48 am | by Methods Machine Tools, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Methods Machine Tools, Inc., a supplier of innovative precision machine tools, automation and accessories, has expanded its FEELER FT-Series High Performance CNC Turning Centers line with the new FT-250SY. A unique capability in its class, the FT-250SY features a true Y-Axis with 100 mm (+/- 50 mm) of travel...

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'Sensorimotor Enhancing Suit' Reduces Muscle Load of Upper Limbs

February 23, 2015 11:32 am | by Hiroshima University | News | Comments

A prototype for wearable equipment to support human motion has been developed at Hiroshima University, Japan. This wearable equipment, called the Sensorimotor Enhancing Suit (SEnS), enhances sensorimotor functions by reducing...

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Top 10 Biggest Healthcare Trade Shows in the World

February 23, 2015 11:18 am | by David Ortega Puertas, medicamatch.com | News | Comments

The healthcare industry is one of the world's largest and fastest-growing industries. Every year, hundreds of trade shows and conventions are held across the globe, gathering thousands of healthcare companies exhibiting and hundreds of thousands...

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3D Printed Guides Can Help Restore Function in Damaged Nerves

February 23, 2015 10:56 am | by University of Sheffield | News | Comments

The device, called a nerve guidance conduit (NGC), is a framework of tiny tubes, which guide the damaged nerve ends towards each other so that they can repair naturally. Patients with nerve injuries can suffer complete loss of sensation...

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Magnetic Nanoparticles Could Stop Blood Clot-Caused Strokes

February 23, 2015 10:52 am | by Houston Methodist | News | Comments

By loading magnetic nanoparticles with drugs and dressing them in biochemical camouflage, Houston Methodist researchers say they can destroy blood clots 100 to 1,000 times faster than a commonly used clot-busting technique. The...

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How One Lab Is Changing Students' Lives

February 23, 2015 10:46 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

ECN Editor Kasey Panetta (@kcpanetta) took a very special field trip to visit our friends at Students 2 Science. This organization is designed to help students experience what conducting an experiment in a real lab is like with an eventual goal...

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Telemedicine Set to Bloom in 2015

February 23, 2015 10:06 am | by Steve Boccone, GreyBox Communications | Articles | Comments

“Telemedicine may just be the biggest trend in digital health in 2015,” wrote Skip Fleshman, partner at Asset Management Ventures, in an article for Forbes. He noted that in his work, he has spent “a lot of time crisscrossing the country...

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ICD-10 Migration Is Changing the Medical Scene

February 23, 2015 9:46 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

The latest version of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) is spurring change in the healthcare industry, with almost 60 percent of hospital administrators indicating interest in purchasing...

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