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Most people in the developing world who have asthma, cystic fibrosis or other chronic lung diseases have no way to measure how well their lungs are functioning outside of a clinic or doctor visit. But many do have access to a phone, though it may...
by Jennifer Langston, University of Washington
5.2.2016
4:05pm
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The market for electronic health and medical records is maturing rapidly, due to the influence of government incentives for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This Act presents an unprecedented opportunity for providers to take...
by Kalorama Information
5.2.2016
3:11pm
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In order for this to happen, medical devices will need to be small and mobile, wirelessly connected, often battery operated, easy to use and secure. Devices will also become more intelligent with the growing need to process more sensors, collect and...
by Kaushal Vora, Global Segment Lead, Renesas Electronics America
5.2.2016
2:58pm
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Here in the functional MRI room at the University of California, Berkeley, it's story time. All in all, getting a brain scan for this project isn't a bad gig -- just kick back, listen to some stories and watch some videos. But, it's far from a midday...
by National Science Foundation
5.2.2016
1:38pm
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Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine are releasing a new version of a web-based video game that will harness the creative brain power of thousands of nonscientist players. The goal in coming months is for Eterna Medicine players...
by Jennie Dusheck, Stanford University
5.2.2016
1:34pm
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Medical gel may hold the key to our cyborg future. The biggest challenge to implanting complicated electronics within ourselves is our own immune system's tendency to reject foreign bodies. Xuanhe Zhao, a scientist at MIT, has developed...
by Bloomberg Business
5.2.2016
1:23pm
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The low cost, wide, stable platforms of the SAIBO SB-LGC Linear Motion Systems are available exclusively from LM76 in two sizes to meet load requirements up to 6000 N. (1349 lbs). These wide, low profile linear motion systems feature: Low noise...
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5.2.2016
12:08pm
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A French appeals court has upheld a four-year prison sentence against a maker of fraudulent breast implants that were given to tens of thousands of women worldwide from 2001 to 2010. The appeals court in the southern town of Aix-en-Provence...
by The Associated Press
5.2.2016
11:06am
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For 10 days in February one hospital’s records hung in limbo. At Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in California, a ransomware attack kept health care records in control of anonymous hackers, until hospital officials paid $17,000 to take...
by Creighton University
5.2.2016
10:55am
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A customized ball spline is currently used in a robot that assists in orthopedic surgery, giving the surgeon greater precision than the human hand. The ball spline controls the vertical movement of the robotic arm as the robot mills the patient’s bone...
by Naoki Yamaguchi, NB Corporation of America
5.2.2016
9:36am
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A pilot study found that use of a mobile phone app that provided supportive texts and an online community significantly increased the rate of breastfeeding among new mothers. An abstract of the study, "Mother's Milk Messaging (MMM): A Pilot...
by American Academy of Pediatrics
5.2.2016
9:13am
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American Control Electronics (ACE) introduces the DCR Series, a low-voltage 4-quadrant drive that provides control of PMDC motors in a variety of applications. The DCR Series is able to maintain variable speed control while batteries discharge...
by American Control Electronics
5.2.2016
9:10am
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Evaluating self-collected samples was a critical milestone towards meeting the ultimate goal of this research: to enable same-day screening and treatment. Same-day treatment is needed in high-burden, low-income countries such as Papua New...
by American Society for Microbiology
5.2.2016
9:07am
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A new device developed at the University of Michigan could provide a non-invasive way to monitor the progress of an advanced cancer treatment. It can pick cancer cells out of a blood sample and let them go later, enabling further tests that can...
by University of Michigan Health System
4.29.2016
4:01pm
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The fabrication of a prototype tissue having functional properties close to the natural ones is crucial for effective transplantation. Tissue engineering scaffolds are typically used as supports which allow cells to form tissue-like structures...
by Kazan Federal University
4.29.2016
3:54pm
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The first commercial test for the Zika virus has been cleared for emergency use in the U.S. and could be available by next week. The Food and Drug Administration granted the authorization Thursday to the test's developer, Quest Diagnostics, which...
by The Associated Press
4.29.2016
3:28pm
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The device, according to descriptions in the patent, consists of a number of components: an electronic lens, sensors, a storage module, radio, and battery. Google also intends to wirelessly power the device using an “energy harvesting antenna,”...
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4.29.2016
3:24pm
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Healthcare, we want it more efficient, more advanced and cheaper; a near impossible task for healthcare providers. Add to this the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases and an aging population, and established healthcare institutions globally are...
by Nicola Goatman, Market Analyst, Medical Research Network
4.29.2016
2:30pm
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Last year, the National Institutes of Health in the United States stated that the overuse and dependence of drug treatment for chronic pain had created a ‘silent epidemic’ of distress and disability. Researchers at Monash Department of Physiotherapy...
by Monash University
4.29.2016
1:31pm
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This inexpensive technology could save time and money while effectively sterilizing medical implants, does not require extensive training and produces no waste products Scientists from the University of Bath's Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology...
by University of Bath
4.29.2016
1:23pm
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Portescap introduces the new 22ECP two-pole motors which balance speed and torque capabilities, bringing premium performance to the most commonly specified brushless motor working points. Part of Ultra EC platform of brushless slotless...
4.29.2016
1:14pm
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Happy Friday, MDT readers! I’m sure most of you were far too busy to stay up to date on the myriad of FDA nods, clearances, or approvals—whatever you want to call them. Here’s this week’s list of devices that are ready—as far as the FDA is concerned—to...
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4.29.2016
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Only 5.6% of low-risk patients in the narrow band imaging (NBI) facilitated surgery group experienced a recurrence of bladder tumors in the 12 months following surgery, compared to 27.3% in those who underwent conventional TURBT (trans urethral...
by University of Birmingham
4.29.2016
10:03am
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Nanoscale magnets offer a new way to find faint, early traces of cancer in patients, according to Rice University students working on a method to capitalize on the magnets’ properties. Three Rice computational and applied mathematics students are...
by Mike Williams, Rice University
4.29.2016
10:00am
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A higher rate of manufacturing issues since 2006, with more than a third of hips manufactured outside the stated specifications, may be to blame, suggest the researchers. They looked specifically at the long term performance of the 36...
by BMJ
4.29.2016
9:23am
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A research team led by an award-winning genomicist at Western University has developed a new method for identifying mutations and prioritizing variants in breast and ovarian cancer genes, which will not only reduce the number of possible variants for...
by University of Western Ontario
4.29.2016
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Gregg Kirkpatrick, a consultant for Medical Devices International Consulting, claimed to have helped achieve concept to market for a device in 10 months flat. My jaw dropped—how can that be possible in an industry notorious for lengthy production cycles...
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Researchers are working to create ultrasensitive lab-on-a-chip devices to quickly measure glucose concentrations with the goal of developing device for early diagnosis and prevent of diabetes A team of researchers from The Hong Kong Polytechnic...
by The Optical Society
4.28.2016
4:16pm
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Doubts about their ability to become pregnant affect as many as 25 percent of American women, and solving that problem is the basic business plan for BluDiagnostics. Although the startup company was born in the University of Wisconsin—Madison...
by David Tenenbaum, University of WIsconsin - Madison
4.28.2016
4:11pm
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Whether a child is complaining of intense stomach pain or has a head injury after a car crash, doctors may recommend a computed tomography, or CT scan, to investigate possible injuries. CT scans use ionizing radiation to create images of bones...
by Duke Health
4.28.2016
3:59pm
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West Australian diabetics who need to inject insulin to maintain their lifestyle may soon be free of the regular needle jab—and the constant annoying questions that go with it. This is thanks to cutting-edge microcapsule technology developed by...
by Rueben Hale, Science Network WA
4.28.2016
3:55pm
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Do you ever find yourself researching information on power cords but end up on a Rolling Stones fan site? Or maybe you’re just trying to shred on the guitar but you keep coming up on computer cord websites. People are often confused. Is it a power cord...
by Quail Electronics
4.28.2016
3:52pm
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Available in both interactive PDF and printed versions, the 2016 catalog details all standard and custom EMI/RFI shielding product options. The easy-to-use PDF format lets the user jump from page-to-page with a mouse click to download interactive...
4.28.2016
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Today, worldwide healthcare company Abbott Laboratories announced a deal to acquire device maker St. Jude Medical, in a cash and stock deal of $25 billion. The collaboration aims to produce a significant amount of new medical devices centered...
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4.28.2016
2:32pm
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Developing medical devices takes a lot of time: large parts of the control systems can be designed and tested only once the hardware is ready. Using the hardware-in-the-loop method, which Fraunhofer researchers have transferred from automotive...
by Fraunhofer
4.28.2016
10:50am
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Their invention, the Ureteral Stent Electromagnetic Removal Bead, is part of a stent inserted into the ureter, the duct that allows urine to pass from the kidney to the bladder. The stent keeps the passageway open after a pyeloplasty procedure to remove...
by Mike Williams, Rice University
4.28.2016
10:39am
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People can become allergically sensitized straight from birth. "Early screening is therefore important to detect allergies early so that steps can be taken to prevent serious forms of illness developing," say the MedUni Vienna allergy researchers,...
by Medical University of Vienna
4.28.2016
10:08am
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The new miniaturized microscope and related imaging methods, described by Salk Institute scientists on April 28, 2016 in Nature Communications, offer unprecedented insight into nervous system function and could lead to novel pain treatments for...
by Salk Institute
4.28.2016
10:01am
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Crystek continues to push the limits of Ultra-Low Phase Noise performance with the release of the CVPD-922 Family. This Voltage Controlled LVPECL Oscillator outperforms other LVPECL phase noise oscillators. Close-in phase noise has been reduced...
4.28.2016
9:33am
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Apple is edging its way a little further into health care with the release of new iPhone apps that patients can use to manage their own medical conditions — from diabetes to pregnancy and even depression. While there are hundreds of health-related...
by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer
4.28.2016
9:31am
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