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Elastic Gel to Speed Up Wound Healing

July 2, 2015 9:14 am | by Brigham and Women's Hospital | News | Comments

A team of bioengineers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), led by Ali Khademhosseini, PhD, and Nasim Annabi, PhD, of the Biomedical Engineering Division, has developed a new protein-based gel that, when exposed to light, mimics many...

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PEEK Polymer

July 2, 2015 8:58 am | by Ensinger | Product Releases | Comments

Ensinger, Inc., a PEEK extruder, has been using Victrex PEEK polymer for extruding TECAPEEK for over thirty years. VICTREX, the first resin supplier to make PEEK polymer, owns and controls the resin...

Document Management Software

July 1, 2015 8:17 pm | by Assurx, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

AssurX, Inc., an enterprise quality management, risk and regulatory compliance solution provider, today announced the release of the latest update to their AssurX document management software. The document...

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Medical Innovation Competition Pits Country Against Country

July 1, 2015 3:19 pm | by Omar Benavides, Ph.D., Senior Product Development Engineer, Procyrion, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Culled from a pool of more than 280 high-quality submissions from 34 countries, 17 of the most innovative life science technologies are competing for a finalist spot in the Universal Biotech Innovation Prize. Only the two most innovative projects...

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3D Printed Model Guides Tricky Heart Valve Replacement

July 1, 2015 3:04 pm | by University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

Last summer, after a long career as a successful entrepreneur and a brief retirement, Richard Whitaker was helping to start another new company. Unfortunately, a serious health concern caused a couple of interruptions in his work on the new...

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Powering Implantable Devices with Humidity

July 1, 2015 2:31 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

Researchers have developed a technique that can be employed to generate motion/power in humid environments. At the moment, they are only accomplishing this with small devices and the power generated is relatively low. Of course, hearing...

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Chemo-Packed Nanoparticles May Target Cancer Stem Cells

July 1, 2015 1:11 pm | by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center | News | Comments

Nanoparticles packed with a clinically used chemotherapy drug and coated with an oligosaccharide derived from the carapace of crustaceans might effectively target and kill cancer stem-like cells, according to a recent study led by researchers at...

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Fully Implantable Artificial Pancreas Coming Soon

July 1, 2015 12:54 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Living with Type 1 diabetes requires constant monitoring of blood sugar levels and injecting insulin daily. Now scientists are reporting in the ACS journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research the development of an implantable “artificial...

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Epileptics Can Manage Their Condition with Smartphone Apps

July 1, 2015 12:35 pm | by Elsevier | News | Comments

While many people with epilepsy can control their seizures with medication, those unpredictable and involuntary changes in behavior and consciousness can be limiting for others. Neurologists writing in the International Journal of Epilepsy...

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Lego Robot Simulates Breathing for Sensor Testing

July 1, 2015 10:32 am | by Novelda AS | News | Comments

Novelda, a developer and manufacturer of adaptive smart sensors, is offering a robot design created from Lego to support the testing of its advanced sensor modules. A new blog and video on Novelda’s website features its XeThru Bot, which...

Live Imaging Reveals How Wound Healing Influences Cancer

July 1, 2015 9:38 am | by EMBO | News | Comments

Researchers in the United Kingdom and Denmark have studied the "see-through" larvae of zebrafish to reveal how wound healing leads to skin cancer. Live imaging shows neutrophils, the protective inflammatory cells of the body's immune system...

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Clot-Removal Devices Now Recommended for Some Stroke Patients

July 1, 2015 9:26 am | by American Heart Association | News | Comments

For the first time, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recommends using a stent retrieval device to remove blood clots in select stroke patients who have clots obstructing the large arteries supplying blood to the brain...

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An Alternative to Traditional Invasive Autopsy

July 1, 2015 9:19 am | by University of Leicester | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Leicester and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust have introduced an alternative method to diagnose the cause of death, which in many cases can replace the need for the traditional invasive autopsy...

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Miniature Pump Regulates Internal Ocular Pressure

July 1, 2015 9:07 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Elevated or diminished eye pressure impairs our ability to see, and in the worst cases, can even lead to blindness. Until now, there has been no effective long-term treatment. In response, Fraunhofer researchers are developing an implantable...

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Does Radiation from X-rays and CT Scans Really Cause Cancer?

July 1, 2015 9:00 am | by Loyola University Health System | News | Comments

In recent years, there has been widespread media coverage of studies purporting to show that radiation from X-rays, CT scans and other medical imaging causes cancer. But such studies have serious flaws, including their reliance on an unproven...

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