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'Nanodrones' Could Deliver Drugs to Prevent Heart Attacks

February 18, 2015 4:14 pm | by Brigham and Women's Hospital | News | Comments

Nanometer-sized "drones" that deliver a special type of healing molecule to fat deposits in arteries could become a new way to prevent heart attacks caused by atherosclerosis, according to a study in pre-clinical models by scientists at...

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Assessing 23andMe’s Direct to Consumer Tests

February 18, 2015 4:05 pm | by American Association for Clinical Chemistry | Videos | Comments

Consumer interest in genetic testing is on the rise, and direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing presents both opportunities and challenges for the laboratory community. On Thursday, February 26th at 2PM, Linnea Baudhuin, PhD, DABMG, from...

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The Pulse: Building a Brain Powered Prosthetic Arm and Having a Checkup at Home

February 18, 2015 3:18 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

On this episode of the Pulse, we're building a brain powered prosthetic arm, paying much less for a multi-function patch pump, making biocompatible microgels, and having a checkup at home...

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PHT Position Hinge

February 18, 2015 3:05 pm | by Reell Precision Manufacturing Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The new “PHT Position Hinge” from Reell Precision Manufacturing introduces an ideal solution for high-performance position control applications by providing reliable holding force in one direction while enabling easy adjustment with virtually no resistance in the other. This unique hinge delivering “one-way” motion especially suits vertical adjustment applications by holding solidly against...

The Fragrant Stench of Discovery

February 18, 2015 3:03 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

We’ve all been there – you lift your arm to wave hello to a friend or hail a cab, and an unpleasant odor causes you to cringe and hold your nose. Wondering where this foul scent could have possibly originated from, you look around for the source...

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High-Powered X-ray Watches Non-Addictive Painkillers Bind to Neuroreceptors

February 18, 2015 11:54 am | by University of Southern California | News | Comments

Using a newly developed X-ray source, scientists have revealed how a new type of pain-relievers works - bonding to the same neuroreceptors that morphine does, but without the accompanying physical dependence. "If you know how the binding physically works...

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3D Engineered Bone Marrow Makes Functioning Platelets

February 18, 2015 11:31 am | by Tufts University | News | Comments

A team led by researchers at Tufts University School of Engineering and the University of Pavia has reported development of the first three-dimensional tissue system that reproduces the complex structure and physiology of human bone marrow...

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Turning Smartphones into Personal, Real-Time Pollution Monitors

February 18, 2015 11:12 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

As urban residents know, air quality is a big deal. When local pollution levels go up, the associated health risks also increase, especially for children and seniors. But air pollution varies widely over the course of a day and by location...

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Smartphone Reader for Detecting Ebola

February 18, 2015 11:04 am | by Novarum DX | News | Comments

Novarum DX, the world’s leading mobile point of care technology company, specializing in creating smartphone apps for reading and sharing diagnostic test results, has announced it will demo a newly created app which reads a rapid, point...

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Catheter Coating Reverses a Common Hospital-Acquired Infection

February 18, 2015 10:55 am | by Jacquie Van Santen, Southern Health News | News | Comments

Up to 25 percent of patients have a urinary catheter inserted during their hospital stay, with many of them going on to develop urinary tract infections associated with the use of the catheter. It’s not surprising really, because... 

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EMS Achieves UDI Compliance, Reduces Print Time to Less than One Second

February 18, 2015 10:38 am | by Loftware, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Founded more than 30 years ago in Switzerland, EMS Electro Medical Systems is a manufacturer of micromechanical instruments. The company designs and develops orthopedic, urological and dental prophylaxis devices, and has a multinational...

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NFC/RFID Tags

February 18, 2015 9:47 am | by STMicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

The SRTAG NFC/RFID tags from STMicroelectronics combine the wide memory range, data retention and write-erase cycles, and strong data protection, opening new possibilities for short-range wireless connectivity in consumer electronics, computer peripherals, home appliances, industrial automation, and healthcare products...

Advancements in Artificial Pancreas Technology

February 18, 2015 9:30 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic plc is advancing the development and commercialization of artificial pancreas technology with new research demonstrating progress toward future innovations and new systems coming to market. The first clinical study results on...

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A Breakthrough in Nanotoxicology by INRS Researchers

February 18, 2015 9:22 am | by Stéphanie Thibault, INRS | News | Comments

Whereas resistance to antibiotics complicates certain treatments, antimicrobial silver nanoparticles (AgNP) are gaining popularity for medical use. These particles are toxic for certain bacteria, but what about for humans? Researchers...

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Miniature Solenoid Valve

February 18, 2015 9:09 am | by Parker Hannifin Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

New from Parker Hannifin, the Series MX – Model 7 is a miniature solenoid valve that provides portable medical device manufacturers a high performing, energy efficient pneumatic on/off control valve in a compact 10 mm size. “With the growing pressure to improve patient recovery rates and to reduce health...

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