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Effect Latches

July 14, 2015 5:17 am | by Diodes | Product Releases | Comments

The AH376xQ family of AECQ100-qualified Hall effect latches introduced by Diodes Incorporated offers eight magnetic sensitivity options to cover the requirements of numerous automotive applications. Such uses include commutation...

Environmentally Friendly 'Nanobullet' Battles Bacteria

July 13, 2015 4:07 pm | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

North Carolina State University researchers have developed an effective and environmentally benign method to combat bacteria by engineering nanoscale particles that add the antimicrobial potency of silver to a core of lignin, a ubiquitous substance...

Self-Diagnosis Is Here to Stay, and New Tech Makes it Easier

July 13, 2015 3:18 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

A trend is emerging wherein patients are making use of these tools to either self-diagnose or collect a wealth of data to bring along with them for their first clinic visit. Dr. Patrick took the time to discuss the applications and challenges...

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The Highest Level of Imaging Resolution Yet

July 13, 2015 2:54 pm | by Rebecca Rudolph, Editor, Surgical Products | Articles | Comments

First, there were high definition (HD) monitors. Then, there were innovations in three-dimensional (3D) imaging, and now 4K monitors are delivering a new level of clarify to the medical community. As per usual, these monitors were released to the...

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Newborn’s First Stool Could Alert Doctors to Long-term Cognitive Issues

July 13, 2015 2:24 pm | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

A newborn’s first stool can signal the child may struggle with persistent cognitive problems, according to Case Western Reserve University Project Newborn researchers. In particular, high levels of fatty acid ethyl esters (FAEE) found in the...

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FDA Clears 3D Printed Fusion Implant

July 13, 2015 1:06 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

The German company joimax, developer of technologies and training methods for minimally invasive endoscopic spinal surgery, today announced it received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its Endoscopic Lumbar...

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Graphene-based Sensor Is Tunable and Highly Sensitive

July 13, 2015 12:12 pm | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

Many areas of fundamental research are interested in graphene owing to its exceptional characteristics. It is made of one layer of carbon atoms, which makes it light and sturdy, and it is an excellent thermal and electrical conductor. Despite its...

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Kids Can Now Build Lego Attachments for Their Bionic Arm

July 13, 2015 10:55 am | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Videos | Comments

Carlos Arturo Torres Tovar of the Umeå University in Sweden has invented a prosthetic arm that is compatible with Legos, so kids can design their arm in any way they can think of. The IKO system features an arm similar to traditional...

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Radiation Hardened Multiplexers

July 13, 2015 10:45 am | by Intersil | Product Releases | Comments

Intersil Corporation today introduced the ISL71840SEH and ISL71841SEH, new radiation hardened (rad hard) multiplexers that offer electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection, and signal chain accuracy and timing performance...

Light as a Universal Tool in the Field of Medicine Technology

July 13, 2015 10:25 am | by Klaus Jopp, Technical Writer | Articles | Comments

For many years, light has been an essential aid in the field of medicine. Photonic procedures today in the fields of endoscopy, laser surgery, lab-on-a-chip systems, biomedical optical sensors, as well as other fields, are indispensable...

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Photos of the Day: First Lab with 100 Percent Digital Diagnosis

July 13, 2015 9:49 am | by Philips | News | Comments

Royal Philips announced that the Netherlands-based LabPON has become the first clinical pathology laboratory in the world to have transitioned completely to digital diagnosis. With this shift, all clinical histology cases are now being assessed...

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Ultrasound Accelerates Skin Healing

July 13, 2015 9:22 am | by University of Sheffield | News | Comments

Healing times for skin ulcers and bedsores can be reduced by a third with the use of low-intensity ultrasound, scientists from the University of Sheffield and University of Bristol have found. Researchers from the University of Sheffield's...

Keeping Athletes' Injuries on the Sidelines

July 13, 2015 9:15 am | by Victoria Ifan, GE Reports | News | Comments

As an engineering student at Stanford University in the 1980s, Garry Gold was leading an active lifestyle, running marathons and playing sports. But then he tore his ACL - the connective tissue that links the thighbone to the shinbone at...

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Tiny Chip Provides Speedy, Lab Quality Diagnostics

July 13, 2015 9:09 am | by University of California - Santa Barbara | News | Comments

The postage stamp-sized square of fused silica Kjeld Janssen is holding may not look like a whole lot to the untrained eye, but inside the clear chip lies the potential to improve how medicine and medical research is done. “If you can integrate...

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Next Generation Glucose Monitoring: Design Challenges

July 13, 2015 9:04 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

The challenges that come with building a device for the consumer are to really approach the product design from a consumer’s perspective, not a patient, but a person living with a chronic condition with everyday habits, challenges, and psychology...

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