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Low Cost Device Enables Electricity-Free Diagnosis of HIV

December 2, 2014 10:54 am | by NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering | News | Comments

Diagnosing HIV and other infectious diseases presents unique challenges in remote locations that lack electric power, refrigeration, and appropriately trained health care staff. To address these issues, researchers funded by the National Institutes...

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Seeing the Invisible Light — New Potential for Eye Disease Diagnosis

December 2, 2014 10:37 am | by Washington University School of Medicine | News | Comments

Any science textbook will tell you we can't see infrared light. Like X-rays and radio waves, infrared light waves are outside the visual spectrum. But an international team of researchers co-led by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine...

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3D Mammography Offers Better Cancer Detection

December 2, 2014 10:18 am | by Radiological Society of North America | News | Comments

A major new study being presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) has found that digital breast tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammography, has the potential to significantly increase the cancer detection...

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Designers Give Wheelchairs a Fashion Overhaul

December 2, 2014 9:56 am | by Brunel University | News | Comments

Too many accessories for wheelchair users still scream “disability aid.” Now a team of design students from Brunel University London has teamed up with campaigning website Blue Badge Style to produce stylish accessories. The best chosen by public...

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Driving Through the Human Body with Magnets

December 2, 2014 9:47 am | by University of Twente | News | Comments

Sarthak Misra of the University of Twente MIRA Research Institute has been awarded the prestigious individual ERC Starting Grant worth 1.5 million euros. This grant will be used for the ROBOTAR research project. ROBOTAR aims to develop systems...

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Belt-Driven Linear Motion for High Throughput

December 2, 2014 9:37 am | by Thomson Industries | Thomson Industries | Product Releases | Comments

Thomson Industries Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, now manufactures its popular WH SpeedLine Linear Units in North America to reduce delivery times for customers. The WH SpeedLine is a belt-driven positioning slide with an H-type roller guideway...

Medtronic-Covidien Deal Creates Patient Monitoring Powerhouse

December 2, 2014 9:36 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

Medtronic’s roughly $43 billion acquisition and merger with Covidien has been widely discussed in the media for its US Federal tax implications, but it’s also creating a stronger leading player in one of the fastest growing device markets, according...

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CT and 3D Printing Offering Assist in Facial Transplants

December 2, 2014 9:31 am | by RSNA | News | Comments

Researchers are using computed tomography (CT) and 3D printing technology to recreate life-size models of patients' heads to assist in face transplantation surgery, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society...

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Custom Motors and Gearmotors Ordered Online

December 2, 2014 9:30 am | by Groschopp, Inc. | Groschopp, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Groschopp Inc., a consistent innovator in the field of fractional horsepower motor manufacturing, is breaking new ground in internet sales techniques, offering customers the ability to order custom motors and gearmotors online. A recent redesign of Groschopp’s website features a number of new functions and abilities that make it easier for them to deliver precisely what customers need in a...

Wide Variety of Extrusion Tooling

December 2, 2014 7:44 am | by Guill Tool & Engineering Co., Inc. | Guill Tool & Engineering Co., Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Guill Tool, a West Warwick, RI designer and builder of extrusion tooling, offers an assortment of literature for machine builders and extruders on its website. Individual brochures are offered, depicting the wide array of tooling possibilities -- straight inline heads, rotary heads...

Have A Solid Team in Place for UDI Compliance

December 2, 2014 7:30 am | by Linda Chatwin, Esq, RAC Manager, Medical Regulatory Advisory Services North America, Life and Health, UL LLC | Blogs | Comments

Preparing for UDI requires a well-thought through project plan. Someone in the organization needs to own the project and manage it carefully, or bring in outside resources to help. The key to success lies in examining current labeling processes...

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Quadrant Photodiode

December 1, 2014 8:24 pm | by Opto Diode Corporation | Opto Diode Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Opto Diode, a division of ITW, introduces the SXUVPS4, a new multi-element detector with a 5 mm² active area in a quadrant configuration. Designed to resist radiation damage from high intensity UV lasers, the SXUVPS4 photodiodes are ideal for laser alignment applications. Offering unmatched stability, the SXUV series of photodiodes are the only commercially available...

Low-Power, Single-Chip Microcontroller with Innovative Touch Sensor IP

December 1, 2014 2:44 pm | by Renesas Electronics Corporation | Renesas Electronics America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics announces the new RX113 Group of microcontroller (MCU) - a single-chip solution with innovative touch sensor IP and leading-edge low-power technologies to ease design complexities for touch screen displays in healthcare, building automation and home appliance applications. The new MCU group is ideal for the growing IoT market implementing MCUs that use reduced power,...

Artificial Pancreas Performs Well in Clinical Trial

December 1, 2014 12:04 pm | by Universite de Montreal | News | Comments

The world’s first clinical trial comparing three alternative treatments for type 1 diabetes was conducted in Montréal by researchers at the IRCM and the University of Montreal, led by endocrinologist Dr. Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret. The study confirms that...

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Harry Potter’s Next Adventure — Stroke Treatment

December 1, 2014 11:52 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Harry Potter swoops around on his broom, faces the bully Malfoy and later runs into a three-headed dog. For scientists studying brain activity while reading, it's the perfect excerpt from the young wizard's many adventures to give their subjects...

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