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Genome-Editing Technology Kills Lymphoma Cells

March 13, 2015 9:51 am | by Walter and Eliza Hall Institute | News | Comments

Melbourne researchers have developed a new genome editing technology that can target and kill blood cancer cells with high accuracy. Using the technology, researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute were able to kill human lymphoma...

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Immune System-in-a-Dish Offers Hope for "Bubble Boy" Disease

March 13, 2015 9:47 am | by Salk Institute for Biological Studies | News | Comments

For infants with severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), something as simple as a common cold or ear infection can be fatal. Born with an incomplete immune system, kids who have SCID–also known as “bubble boy” or “bubble baby” disease...

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Optogenetics, Without the Genetics

March 13, 2015 9:39 am | by University of Chicago Medical Center | News | Comments

Light can be used to activate normal, non-genetically modified neurons through the use of targeted gold nanoparticles, report scientists from the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago. The new technique, described...

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Testing Intenstinal Gas with Encapsulated Sensors, In Vitro Fermentation

March 13, 2015 9:35 am | by Cell Press | News | Comments

Microbes in the human body are estimated to outnumber human cells by 10 to 1, yet research on how they affect health is still in its infancy. A perspective article published by Cell Press on March 12th in Trends in Biotechnology presents evidence...

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First Engineering-Based College of Medicine

March 13, 2015 9:30 am | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

Partners in a first-of-its-kind medical college on the University of Illinois’s Urbana-Champaign campus are advancing to the next phase of development, having completed a key administrative step today. The University of Illinois Board of...

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Army Researching Uniforms That Automatically Decontaminate

March 13, 2015 9:16 am | by C. Todd Lopez | News | Comments

One day, Soldiers may wear uniforms and chemical protective suits that decontaminate themselves and are cool enough to wear for extended periods. Researchers, such as chemist David McGarvey, Ph.D, at the Army's Edgewood Chemical Biological...

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Dual FPGA Mezzanine Card

March 12, 2015 7:50 pm | by VadaTech | VadaTech | Product Releases | Comments

VadaTech, a manufacturer of embedded boards and complete application-ready platforms, now offers a dual FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) carrier per the VITA 57 specification. The AMC module features a Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA. The AMC502 comes in a double module...

Pulsed Laser Diode Module

March 12, 2015 6:36 pm | by OSI Laser Diode, Inc. | OSI Laser Diode, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

OSI Laser Diode, Inc. (LDI), an OSI Systems Company, introduces the SCW 1632-350R, a high-power, pulsed laser diode module for optical testing applications. Housed in a 14-pin butterfly package, the new ridge waveguide (RWG) Fabry-Perot (FP) laser diode is optically coupled...

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Subway Navigation for the Blind

March 12, 2015 4:33 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

A new technology could help the blind navigate around busy subway stations. Wayfindr, which so far has been rolled out in one London Underground station, uses an app and Bluetooth technology to serve as a GPS for the underground commuter...

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Chameleon Material Shows Your Body's True Colors

March 12, 2015 4:30 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

Engineers from UC Berkeley have developed an artificial skin that changes color whenever the material flexes or receives any sort of pressure. A flexible material that changes color provides a whole spectrum of medical opportunities...  

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Self-Clinching Captive Panel Screws

March 12, 2015 3:28 pm | by PennEngineering | PennEngineering | Product Releases | Comments

PEM Types PFC2 and PFS2 self-clinching captive panel screws from PennEngineering provide secure and permanent attachment for thin-metal assemblies, enable subsequent access to an assembly whenever necessary, and eliminate typical...

100-LED Fluorescence Illumination System

March 12, 2015 12:01 pm | by Prior Scientific, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The new Lumen 100-LED illuminator provides advanced, high quality illumination for a wide range of fluorescence microscopy applications. With a 25,000 hour lifetime, the Lumen 100-LED offers a broad array of LED’s covering wavelengths throughout the visible spectrum and is suitable...

Improved Development Processes and Compliance with Cloud-Based PLM

March 12, 2015 11:44 am | by Alaine Portnoy, Director of Marketing, Omnify Software | Articles | Comments

LoneStar Heart, Inc., based in Laguna Hills, Calif., is developing cardiac restorative therapies for patients with heart failure that harness the heart’s ability to repair itself. Based on its integrated cardiomechanical and biomolecular...

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Fault-Tolerance for Systems-on-a-Chip

March 12, 2015 11:15 am | by Chalmers University of Technology | News | Comments

Systems-on-a-chip for extremely critical applications would use 28 percent less energy and 48 percent less chip area while offering nine times lower hardware failure rate, if designed with the completely novel Desyre architecture. This would...

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Implantable Defibrillators Help Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Patients Live Longer

March 12, 2015 10:57 am | by The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) | News | Comments

Newly published research led by the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) and Tufts Medical Center in Boston shows that implantable defibrillators (ICDs), along with other modern treatments, have reduced mortality rates and are helping...

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