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5 Ways to Build Proactive Preventive Maintenance Programs

May 6, 2015 10:22 am | by Joanna Rotter, Content Marketing Manager, MSI Data | Blogs | Comments

As technology advancements improve visibility into medical equipment performance, equipment manufacturers have found that customer expectations are also rising. Customers expect more than just a piece of equipment. Now they want strong service...

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Infographic: Home Healthcare Technology

May 6, 2015 10:10 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske & Larry Corby, Digital Artist | News | Comments

The trend of medical technology moving out of the hospitals and doctor's offices and into patients' homes has been going on for several years now, but has been increasing rather quickly more recently. As such, challenges are emerging for medical device...

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Photos of the Day: Students Engineer Easily Accessible Bionics

May 6, 2015 9:43 am | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

They both decided that someone should build more low-cost prostheses, so even people in third-world countries can have access to the technology. So in their spare time, they've started a company, PSYONIC. And they're on their way: Akhtar and Slade...

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Thermometer-Like Device Could Help Diagnose Heart Attacks

May 6, 2015 9:28 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Diagnosing a heart attack can require multiple tests using expensive equipment. But not everyone has access to such techniques, especially in remote or low-income areas. Now scientists have developed a simple, thermometer-like device that...

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Closed-Loop Artificial Pancreas for Diabetes Patients

May 6, 2015 9:23 am | by Yale University | Videos | Comments

In an ongoing Yale School of Medicine research project, a combined insulin pump and automated glucose monitor allows diabetes patients more freedom from continually monitoring their glucose status through food logs and blood tests...

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23andMe and Pfizer Team Up to Combat Lupus

May 6, 2015 9:11 am | by Edelman | News | Comments

23andMe Inc., the leading personal genetics company, today announced the launch of the Lupus Research Study in collaboration with Pfizer Inc. The companies aim to enroll 5,000 individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus, more commonly...

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Who Benefits from a Catheter, and Who Doesn't?

May 6, 2015 9:08 am | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

What's the only thing worse than having a urinary catheter when you're in the hospital? Having one and getting a urinary tract infection (UTI) - or worse - as a result. Now, a new detailed guide gives doctors and nurses information to...

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Silicon Microparticles May Improve Breast Cancer Vaccines

May 6, 2015 9:05 am | by Houston Methodist | News | Comments

The effectiveness of cancer vaccines could be dramatically boosted by first loading the cancer antigens into silicon microparticles, report scientists from Houston Methodist and two other institutions in an upcoming Cell Reports (early online)...

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3D Neuronal Network Model Provides Insight into Sensory Cortex

May 6, 2015 9:01 am | by Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience | News | Comments

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics (Germany), VU University Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience (USA) succeed in reconstructing the neuronal networks that interconnect the...

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Popular Electric Brain Stimulation Method Detrimental to IQ Scores

May 5, 2015 4:21 pm | by University of North Carolina Health Care | News | Comments

Using a weak electric current in an attempt to boost brainpower or treat conditions has become popular among scientists and do-it-yourselfers, but a new UNC School of Medicine study shows that using the most common form of electric brain stimulation...

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Artificial Muscles Created from Gold-Plated Onion Cells

May 5, 2015 4:17 pm | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | News | Comments

Just one well-placed slice into a particularly pungent onion can send even the most seasoned chef running for a box of tissues. Now, this humble root vegetable is proving its strength outside the culinary world as well -- in an artificial muscle created from onion cells...

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A Wi-Fi Enabled, Robotic Condom

May 5, 2015 4:03 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

CirQ’s smart-material based, printable electronic tag can be attached to the base of pretty much any standard condom. It helps the wearer combat erectile dysfunction (ED) by sensing blood flow, and either constricts (pleasurably, they claim...

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Floodgate Security Framework

May 5, 2015 2:23 pm | by Icon Labs | Product Releases | Comments

Icon Labs today announced the availability of their new Floodgate Security Framework (FSF) to protect embedded devices and systems from cyber-attack. Internet-based attacks are on the rise and an increasing number of these attacks are targeting...

Recirculating Laboratory Faucet

May 5, 2015 12:47 pm | by GF Piping Systems | Product Releases | Comments

GF Piping Systems has introduced the second generation Type 530 AquaTap Recirculating Faucet with new functionality for greater performance and improved control. The AquaTap faucet features a proven patented flow through head design...

'Smart' Particles Swim Upstream to Target Specific Organs

May 5, 2015 12:03 pm | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

Scientists have created microbe-sized beads that can utilize energy in the environment to self-propel upstream by purely physical means. Life is hard to define, but metabolism, mobility and replication are three commonly agreed elements...

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