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Developing Complex Biosensors with Synthetic Polymers

October 9, 2014 10:15 am | by Arizona State University | News | Comments

A new four-year, multi-million dollar award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency or DARPA will be used to develop the technology necessary to synthesize, screen, and sequence artificial genetic polymers composed of threose...

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Tracking Metastatic Cancer Through the Blood

October 9, 2014 10:07 am | by Thomas Jefferson University | News | Comments

The genetic fingerprint of a metastatic cancer is constantly changing, which means that the therapy that may have stopped a patient's cancer growth today, won't necessarily work tomorrow. Although doctors can continue to biopsy the cancer...

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Teflon-Like Coating for Improved Blood-Screening

October 9, 2014 10:02 am | by Ken Kingery, Duke University | News | Comments

A new technology to exponentially improve blood-screening for transfusions has leapfrogged its way from Duke University lab to corporate development. In an unusually streamlined tech-transfer deal, a two-year-old startup company founded...

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A Nobel Prize Winning Look into Single-Molecule Microscopy

October 9, 2014 9:55 am | by Karl Ritter and Malin Rising, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two Americans and a German scientist won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for finding ways to make microscopes more powerful than previously thought possible, allowing scientists to see how diseases develop inside the tiniest cells...

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A Remote Control for Neurons

October 9, 2014 9:43 am | by The Rockefeller University | News | Comments

A proposal to develop a new way to remotely control brain cells from Sarah Stanley, a Research Associate in Rockefeller University’s Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, headed by Jeffrey M. Friedman, is among the first to receive funding...

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Thought-Controlled Prosthesis

October 9, 2014 9:37 am | by Chalmers University of Technology | News | Comments

For the first time, robotic prostheses controlled via implanted neuromuscular interfaces have become a clinical reality. A novel osseointegrated (bone-anchored) implant system gives patients new opportunities in their daily life and professional...

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Prosthetic Hand Restores the Sense of Touch

October 9, 2014 9:28 am | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

Even before he lost his right hand to an industrial accident 4 years ago, Igor Spetic had family open his medicine bottles. Cotton balls give him goose bumps. Now, blindfolded during an experiment, he feels his arm hairs rise when a researcher...

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3-D Printed Smart Vascularized Tissue

October 9, 2014 9:17 am | by George Washington University | News | Comments

A George Washington University researcher doing pioneering work toward the goal of 3-D printing complex tissues aims to help revolutionize the way the medical field conducts transplants. As the recipient of the 2014 Director's New Innovator...

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FDA Clearance: Are Your Mobile Applications Being Used for Diagnosis Without It?

October 9, 2014 8:30 am | by Pierre Lemire, President and CTO, Calgary Scientific | Blogs | Comments

On August 1st, the FDA released new rules that exempts many medical applications created for mobile devices from its regulatory scope. In general, the new rules are targeted at consumer applications and devices that the guidelines say are...

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Metrology Tool Plays Key Role in Retrieved Hip Implant Analysis

October 9, 2014 8:30 am | by AMETEK Taylor Hobson | Articles | Comments

To understand how hip implants perform in vivo, Exponent, an engineering and consulting firm, and the Implant Research Center at Drexel University in Philadelphia are utilizing the unique capabilities of the Talyrond 585 metrology instrument...

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Automated Fluid Dispensing Systems

October 9, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Nordson EFD, a Nordson company, introduces its new series of automated fluid dispensing systems for streamlined integration into any manufacturing operation. The PRO Series integrates vision and laser height sensing with closed-loop encoding to provide a complete automated solution that is...

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90W Medical Power Adapters

October 9, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TRUMPower unveils the TMP92 series of low cost medical grade AC/DC desktop power adapters. Packaged in a low profile black-colored plastic enclosure, the unit has a compact size of 5.51 x 2.80 x 0.87 inches. The TMP92 Class II units...

Innovative Delivery Design Could Lead to Do-It-Yourself Flu Vaccinations

October 8, 2014 3:25 pm | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

Do-it-yourself flu vaccine? It could happen. Military folks who squirted vaccine up their noses were as well-protected as others who got it from health workers, a study found. There's no reason civilians couldn't do the same, especially for...

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Studying Chronic Pain via a Miniature Wireless Device

October 8, 2014 3:15 pm | by Amy Adams, Stanford | News | Comments

A team of Stanford Bio-X scientists and engineers is creating a small wireless device that will improve studies of chronic pain. The scientists hope to use what they learn to develop better therapies for the condition, which costs the economy $600...

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Portable Technology Brings Concussion Detection to the Sidelines

October 8, 2014 2:58 pm | by Emory University | Videos | Comments

Concussions from traumatic brain injury are a growing concern for organized sports and the military. Current diagnostic methods rely on subjective assessments at the time of injury that are inaccurate and laborious neuropsychological tests days...

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