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New Advancements in 3D Designs for Neural Tissue Engineering

April 6, 2015 10:22 am | by Institute of Neural Regeration & Tissue Engineering | News | Comments

It is well known that neurological diseases and injuries pose some of the greatest challenges in modern medicine, with few if any options for effectively treating such diagnoses, but recent work suggests a unique approach for reconstructing damaged...

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Heading Off Concussions

April 6, 2015 9:56 am | by University of California - Irvine | News | Comments

As a result of ongoing probes into the short- and long-term effects of concussions in football, other sports are looking into whether additional steps can be taken to protect their athletes. Among them is water polo, and a novel research venture...

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Can Light Therapy Treat 'Gulf War Illness' in Veterans?

April 6, 2015 9:48 am | by Veterans Affairs Research Communications | News | Comments

Following up on promising results from pilot work, researchers at the VA Boston Healthcare System are testing the effects of light therapy on brain function in veterans with Gulf War Illness. Veterans in the study wear a helmet lined with...

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$1 Gold Nanoparticle Test Outperforms Prostate Cancer PSA Screen

April 6, 2015 9:44 am | by University of Central Florida | News | Comments

A test that costs less than a $1 and yields results in minutes has been shown in newly published studies to be more sensitive and more exact than the current standard test for early-stage prostate cancer. The simple test developed by University...

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New Blood Test May Provide Earlier Parkinson's Diagnosis

April 6, 2015 9:37 am | by The Mount Sinai Hospital/Mount Sinai School of Medicine | News | Comments

A new blood test may more accurately identify blood signatures, or biomarkers, for Parkinson's disease (PD), according to a new study published in the journal Movement Disorders. The study, conducted by researchers at Mount Sinai and funded...

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Deep Brain Stimulation Enhances Brain Cell Growth to Treat Dementia

April 6, 2015 9:31 am | by Nanyang Technological University | News | Comments

Pushing new frontiers in dementia research, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) scientists have found a new way to treat dementia by sending electrical impulses to specific areas of the brain to enhance the growth of...

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Prototyping Is a Powerful Development Tool

April 4, 2015 8:30 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Insight Product Development | Blogs | Comments

Prototyping and the rapid production technologies that support it have long been used in product design. Recently, however, these same technologies have been expanding into both commercialization activities (allowing for things like 3D...

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3D Printing Could Eventually Take Over Low Volume Production

April 3, 2015 8:30 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | GW Plastics, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

The main impact that prototyping technology has on the development of medical devices is that it reduces the time to market dramatically. Sophisticated software has reduced the number of prototype iterations that are required to make a successful...

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Life Science World 2015

April 2, 2015 4:46 pm | Events

In its 14th year from its launch, Asia’s leading bio event, “BIOtech Japan” takes another step to become more comprehensive and attractive, under the new umbrella of “Life Science World 2015”. Check out the very first edition of Life Science World taking place from May 13 to 15 at Tokyo Big Sight...

Nitrile Exam Gloves

April 2, 2015 4:25 pm | by Kimberly-Clark Professional | Product Releases | Comments

New Kimberly-Clark Spring Green and Kimberly-Clark Forest Green Nitrile Exam Gloves deliver a range of benefits including enhanced dexterity, strong wet and dry grip, and a way to reduce lab waste. The gloves are food handling certified as well...

Achieving UDI Compliance & Reducing Print Time

April 2, 2015 3:40 pm | by Josh Roffman, Vice President of Marketing & Product Management, Loftware | Articles | Comments

Founded more than 30 years ago in Switzerland, EMS Electro Medical Systems is a manufacturer of micromechanical instruments. Specializing in the design and development of orthopedic, urological and dental prophylaxis devices, the company...

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How a Medtronic Acquisition Could Change Healthcare

April 2, 2015 3:07 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

Medtronic has made yet another strategic acquisition, further expanding its impressive portfolio of healthcare solutions. However, unlike previous purchases, this one didn’t bring a technological innovation into the company’s fold. Instead...

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Blood Test Improves Early Pregnancy Down Syndrome Detection

April 2, 2015 2:53 pm | by University of California - San Francisco | News | Comments

A blood test undertaken between 10 to 14 weeks of pregnancy may be more effective in diagnosing Down syndrome and two other less common chromosomal abnormalities than standard non-invasive screening techniques, according to a multicenter...

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Microvalves: Enabling a New Technology for Tissue Expansion Systems

April 2, 2015 2:50 pm | by F. Mark Payne, Director of Research and Development, AirXpanders | Articles | Comments

Each year, approximately 250,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. As a result, more and more patients with cancer in one or both breasts are making the difficult decision to undergo a unilateral or bilateral mastectomy...

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Reconstructing Individual Neurons in 3D

April 2, 2015 2:34 pm | by Allen Institute | News | Comments

The Allen Institute for Brain Science is spearheading a landmark international effort to define and advance the state-of-the-art digital reconstruction and analysis of single neurons. The project launching today, called BigNeuron, aims to create...

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