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New Tool Could Lead to Innovative Nanotechnology

January 12, 2015 12:09 pm | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

A new tool capable of carrying out simultaneous nano-sized measurements could soon lead to more innovative nanotech-based products and help boost the EU economy. Indeed the tool, developed by scientists cooperating through the EU-funded UNIVSEM...

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Top 10 Healthcare Technology Issues for 2015

January 12, 2015 12:01 pm | by ECRI Institute | News | Comments

The latest healthcare technologies and care process innovations are pounding on hospital doors and looking through windows—and they want in. Will they actually improve patient care, or inflate hospital budgets for infrastructure, capital...

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Photos of the Day: Seeing Bones and Organs in Striking Detail

January 12, 2015 11:15 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Computed Tomography (CT) scanners are often the first imaging technology many patients encounter when doctors suspect serious disease or injury. The machines use a narrow beam of X-rays processed by a computer to create slices of the...

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Implanted Stimulator Offers Potential Spinal Paralysis Rehabilitation

January 12, 2015 10:37 am | by Medical University of Vienna | News | Comments

Even after complete spinal paralysis, the human spinal cord is able to trigger activity in the leg muscles using electrical pulses from an implanted stimulator. This has already been demonstrated in earlier studies conducted in Vienna. Now, as part...

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'Origami' Techniques May Aid in Developing Self-Deploying Implantables

January 12, 2015 10:24 am | by University of Massachusetts at Amherst | News | Comments

Though the past 15 years have seen an exciting run of creative scientific advances in fabricating three-dimensional (3D) structures by self-folding of 2D sheets, the complexity of structures achieved to date falls far short of what can easily be...

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Wearables Alone Won't Motivate Changes in Health Behavior

January 12, 2015 10:14 am | by Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

New Year’s weight loss resolutions are in full swing, but despite all the hype about the latest wearable tracking devices, there’s little evidence that this technology alone can change behavior and improve health for those that need it most...

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Patient Able to Leave Hospital Wearing Artificial Heart

January 12, 2015 9:50 am | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center has sent home a patient with a total artificial heart, a first in heart care in Michigan. The Freedom Driver, a portable 13-pound device designed to help patients at risk...

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Capsugel Acquires Ionic Liquid Drug Delivery Technology

January 12, 2015 9:33 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

A novel drug delivery technology, developed by researchers at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS), has been acquired by Capsugel, a global leader in innovative dose-form development. Monash University and Capsugel announced...

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Enforcing Rather than Encouraging Hand Hygiene in Healthcare

January 12, 2015 9:13 am | by George Emery, Pure Hold Limited | Articles | Comments

Against the backdrop of media and public focus on infection, there is an increasingly prominent market nowadays for hygiene products. Most hospitals now have sanitizing gel dispensers attached to the wall next to ward entrances and doorways...

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Developing Medical Technology: 5 Ways Women Can Succeed in the Boy's Club

January 12, 2015 8:42 am | by Kathryn Stecco, M.D., Co-Founder and Chief Medical Officer, Panthera MedTech | Blogs | Comments

The gender gap in technology companies has been well documented. While women are counted in higher numbers in areas such as human resources, public relations and administration, in most technology companies they account for fewer than 25%...

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Titanium Thread Mill Program

January 12, 2015 8:38 am | by Emuge Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Emuge Corp. announced they are introducing a comprehensive line of high-performance tools for threading demanding alloyed Titanium materials. Ranging from taps with unique new geometry designs to solid carbide thread mills, the new program provides solutions for the most demanding titanium challenges such as in Aerospace, Defense and Medical machining applications. A full line...

Compact 200 Watt Medical & ITE Power Supplies

January 9, 2015 6:15 pm | by Power Sources Unlimited Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The new PM202 Series of compact 200W AC-DC power supplies that are specifically designed for non-life support Medical applications that require EN/UL 60601-1 safety standards. The single output PM202 Series are PCB constructed with a U-bracket for mechanical support and heat sinking. The compact (3″ x 5″ x 1.5″) package deliveries 200 watts of continuous power with 5.3 CFM forced air cooling...

Halting the Epidemic of Ebola Fear

January 9, 2015 4:03 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Since its first reported case in Guinea in March 2014, the Ebola outbreak has spread on an unprecedented level. As of January 6, 2015, over 20,000 cases of the virus have been confirmed. Last year, the disease has left African soil, making landfall...

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A New Way to Detect Genetic Conditions in IVF Embryos

January 9, 2015 11:58 am | by University of Kent | News | Comments

New research at the University of Kent has identified karyomapping as a viable and cost-effective method of detecting a wide range of genetic diseases in IVF embryos. The current method, which involves the use of preimplantation genetic diagnosis...

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Functional Tissue-Engineered Intestine Grown from Stem Cells

January 9, 2015 11:30 am | by Childrens Hospital Los Angeles | News | Comments

A new study by researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has shown that tissue-engineered small intestine grown from human cells replicates key aspects of a functioning human intestine. The tissue-engineered small intestine they developed...

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