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Seeing Your True Colors: Standards for Hyperspectral Imaging

July 2, 2014 3:35 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

Today, doctors who really want to see if a wound is healing have to do a biopsy or some other invasive technique that, besides injuring an already injured patient, can really only offer information about a small area. But a technology called...

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Researchers Regrow Corneas from an Adult Human Stem Cell

July 2, 2014 3:17 pm | by Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary | News | Comments

Boston researchers have identified a way to enhance regrowth of human corneal tissue to restore vision, using a molecule known as ABCB5 that acts as a marker for hard-to-find limbal stem cells. This work, a collaboration between the...   

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Implantable Ring Shows Promise for HIV Prevention

July 2, 2014 3:05 pm | by American Society for Microbiology | News | Comments

A novel intravaginal ring implanted with anti-retroviral drug tablets, or pods, demonstrated sustained and controlled drug release and safety over 28 days, according to a paper published ahead of print in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy...

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Scientists Discover Teeth Protein Promises Bone Regeneration

July 2, 2014 2:57 pm | by Queen Mary, University of London | News | Comments

Patients suffering from osteoporosis or bone fractures might benefit from a new discovery of a protein that plays an important role in bone regeneration made by bioengineers at Queen Mary University of London. Normally found in the formation...

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Squid Sucker Ring Teeth Material Could Aid Reconstructive Surgery

July 2, 2014 2:50 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Squid tentacles are loaded with hundreds of suction cups, or suckers, and each sucker has a ring of razor-sharp “teeth” that help these mighty predators latch onto and take down prey. In a study published in the journal ACS Nano, researchers...

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Bioelectronics Could Lead to a New Class of Medicine

July 2, 2014 2:44 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Imagine having tiny electronics implanted somewhere in your body that can regulate nerve signals and make symptoms of various disorders go away. That’s the vision of the field of bioelectronic medicine — the emerging discipline that has made...

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PIC32MX1/2 Series with Larger Flash and RAM

July 2, 2014 12:45 pm | by MDT Staff | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology announced an expansion of its 8-bit PIC16F178X enhanced Mid-Range core microcontroller (MCU) family with increased Flash memory densities, intelligent analog and digital peripherals, such as on-chip 12-bit Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADCs)...

High-Speed, High-Accuracy, Precision Fluid Dispensing System

July 2, 2014 12:36 pm | by MDT Staff | Nordson Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Nordson ASYMTEK has introduced high-speed, high-accuracy, scalable fluid dispensing systems with new Class 100 (ISO 5) compatible configurations. Nordson ASYMTEK's new Spectrum II Cleanroom Series was specifically created for applications that are sensitive to contamination...

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Ratchet-Coupling Compact Connectors

July 2, 2014 12:29 pm | by MDT Staff | LEMO | Product Releases | Comments

LEMO has added a new connector size to its M Series. The new MM connectors are the most compact in the lightweight M Series product line. MM Plugs and cable mount sockets come with LEMO’s signature ratchet-coupling shells and offer excellent weight and space savings with superior environmental protection...

Workspace and Storage Solutions at IMTS 2014

July 2, 2014 12:20 pm | by MDT Staff | Lista International Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Lista announced that it will be showcasing an innovative lineup of workspace and storage solutions at IMTS - The International Manufacturing Technology Show 2014, to be held at Chicago’s McCormick Place Sept. 8-13, 2014...

Interaction Design and Medical Devices: Toward a Better User Experience

July 2, 2014 12:09 pm | by Jemma Lampkin, Senior Executive Consultant, SKIM and Willem Buijs, Interaction Designer, SKIM | Articles | Comments

Product developers have long used interaction design as a powerful tool in developing new products and addressing the needs of their customer base. Historically, medical technology development has been driven by an engineering focus on... 

Empowering Consumers Through Accurate Genomic Tests

July 2, 2014 11:45 am | by Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., Director – Center for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA | Blogs | Comments

We’ve come to recognize that almost every disease has a genetic component, and many consumers now are eager to know more about their genetic profiles. They need only send a sample of their DNA collected from their saliva or from a cheek swab...

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Scientists Withdraw Claim About Making Stem Cells

July 2, 2014 11:29 am | by Malcolm Ritter, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Scientists who reported that they'd found a startlingly simple way to make stem cells withdrew that claim Wednesday, admitting to "extensive" errors in the research. In two papers published in January in the journal Nature, the Japanese...

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Unapproved Device Buys Time for New Pair of Lungs

July 2, 2014 11:18 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Jon Sacker was near death, too sick for doctors to attempt the double lung transplant he so desperately needed. His only chance: An experimental machine that essentially works like dialysis for the lungs. But the device has not been approved...

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NIH Creates Network to Tackle Mysterious Diseases

July 2, 2014 11:09 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

The government is expanding its "mystery disease" program, funding a network at six universities around the country to help diagnose patients with diseases so rare they've been told they're undiagnosable. The National Institutes of Health has...

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