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First-Ever Images of Molecular Machine Responsible for Bacterial Infections

March 10, 2015 10:29 am | by University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston | News | Comments

Armed with a microscope capable of zooming in on organisms measured in billionths of a meter, scientists report they are the first to observe one of the tiny molecular machines that bacteria use to infect host cells. Findings appear in the...

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Smartphone App Uses ResearchKit to Study Heart Health

March 10, 2015 10:02 am | by Tracie White, Stanford Medicine | News | Comments

A free iPhone app allows users to contribute to a study of human heart health while learning about the health of their own hearts, and uses a new software framework developed by Apple. Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine...

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Photos of the Day: X-rays for the Developing World

March 10, 2015 9:47 am | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

In developing countries, many hospitals have become cemeteries of medical equipment. Several radiology systems, often sent by international aid, may never be used due to the climatic conditions and the instability of electricity networks...

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Genes for Type 1 Diabetes Can't Hide Anymore

March 10, 2015 8:58 am | by University of Florida Health | News | Comments

A research group that includes a University of Florida genetics expert has located and narrowed down the number of genes that play a role in the disease, according to a study published Monday in the journal Nature Genetics. Knowing the...

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Laboratory Developed Testing Provides Precise Results

March 10, 2015 8:53 am | by BCC Research | News | Comments

BCC Research reveals in its new report on laboratory-developed testing (LDTs), the market within the U.S. will grow from $9.7 billion in 2014 to about $17.7 billion in 2019, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.7%. In the realm of...

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Scouting for the Next Breakthrough Start-Up in 'BrainTech'

March 10, 2015 8:30 am | by Mickey Chesla, Israel Brain Technologies | Blogs | Comments

Shimon Eckhouse has founded close to twenty companies in twenty years and is considered the guru of Israel’s medical devices arena. Today, he heads Alon Medtech, a medical technology incubator which receives funding from Israel’s Office of...

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Continuous Flow Metering System

March 9, 2015 7:04 pm | by Graco Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Graco Advanced Fluid Dispense (AFD) announces that it offers a Precision Continuous Flow (PCF) metering dispense system for critical applications of single component sealant and adhesive materials. Engineered for automated applications, the Graco PCF metering system offers...

27 GHz Bandwidth Socket

March 9, 2015 6:04 pm | by Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new high performance BGA socket for 1mm pitch, 2577 pin BGA IC's. The SG-BGA-6422 socket is designed for IC size - 52.5x52.5mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 27 GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss. The sockets...

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Manufacturing Shouldn’t Be a Dirty Word for Today’s STEM Talent

March 9, 2015 4:22 pm | by Vicki Holt, CEO, Proto Labs | Proto Labs, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

When most people hear the word “manufacturing,” a few images tend to come to mind: low skill, wrench-turning, physically draining work; dirty, grease-stained workplaces; a male-dominated workforce. For whatever reason, these stereotypes...

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Engineering Custom Red Blood Cells

March 9, 2015 4:04 pm | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have successfully corrected a genetic error in stem cells from patients with sickle cell disease, and then used those cells to grow mature red blood cells, they report. The study represents an important step toward...

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Interfacing with Wearables Through Your Own Skin

March 9, 2015 3:43 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

iSkin is a biocompatible skin sticker that enables users to interface with electronic devices directly by touching the technology that's on their own body. The sticker could enable an interface for healthcare wearables that could be conveniently...

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3D Imaging Technology Can Observe Living Cells

March 9, 2015 3:23 pm | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

The major limitation of microscopy is light itself: if we want to see an object smaller than the wavelength of visible light, we cannot use conventional optics. When it comes to imaging cells, the problems compound, since cells often require...

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Nanoparticles Help Put an End to Corneal Transplant Rejection

March 9, 2015 1:38 pm | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

There are about 48,000 corneal transplants done each year in the U.S., compared to approximately 16,000 kidney transplants and 2,100 heart transplants. Out of the 48,000 corneal transplants done, 10 percent of them end up in rejection, largely...

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Quick, Easy and Early Diagnosis with Rare Earth Ions

March 9, 2015 1:32 pm | by University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Science | News | Comments

Lack of oxygen in cells is an indicator of diseases as serious as cerebral hemorrhages, stroke and cancer. Regrettably measuring real-time oxygen concentration in living tissue is difficult with current technologies. Now a chemist from the...

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Space Shuttle's Robotic Arm to Assist Child Surgery

March 9, 2015 1:27 pm | by Canadian Space Agency | News | Comments

Today, Industry Minister James Moore visited The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto to witness first-hand how Canada's investment in space science research and development will be used to help drive improvements to surgical care...

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