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Blinking Your Way to Better Vision

February 17, 2015 10:37 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

This week, a new prototype of a telescoping contact lens was announced by Switzerland’s Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and DARPA. It magnifies 2.8 times on command, effectively zooming in. Worn in pairs on a smart glasses frame...

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Taking Technology from the Lab to the Patient

February 17, 2015 10:28 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

After finishing his PhD in molecular genetics in the late 1990s, Daniel Anderson found himself conflicted about what to do next: He enjoyed science, but wanted to find a way to have a direct impact on human health. He considered...

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Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican Adds Mayo Clinic 'Telestroke'

February 17, 2015 10:24 am | by Mayo Clinic | News | Comments

Southern Nevada residents in need of emergency medical care for a stroke may benefit from a Mayo Clinic “telestroke” program that is now available at all three campuses of Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican (Rose de Lima, Siena and San... 

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Saliva Test to Diagnose Autism

February 17, 2015 10:20 am | by Clarkson University | News | Comments

A spit test may one day be able to diagnose autism according to researchers at Clarkson University and the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. Scientists at the universities have published the first study showing that children with...

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Device to Help Deaf Children Detect Sounds

February 17, 2015 9:51 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

At age 3, Angelica Lopez is helping to break a sound barrier for deaf children. Born without working auditory nerves, she can detect sounds for the first time — and start to mimic them — after undergoing brain surgery to implant a device...

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Hip Protector Saves You When You Slip

February 17, 2015 9:33 am | by SINTEF | News | Comments

Are you well used to wearing studded shoes in winter? If so, you're probably ready for yet another step towards tackling the eternally icy winter streets. Last week it was extremely cold in Oslo. On average, every day in January 50 people...

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Tracking Parasites with Satellites

February 17, 2015 9:19 am | by Australian National University | News | Comments

Scientists are teaming up to use satellite data to target deadly parasites to help predict patterns of parasitic diseases such as malaria, worms and hydatids. Project leader Professor Archie Clements, from the Australian National...

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Auditory Brainstem Implant for Children Born without Hearing Nerve

February 17, 2015 8:57 am | by University of Southern California - Health Sciences | News | Comments

A multi-institutional team of hearing and communication experts led by the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) is breaking sound barriers for children born without a hearing nerve in a clinical trial...

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Tubing Challenges Focus of FDA Guidance

February 15, 2015 10:00 am | by AAMI | News | Comments

Two AAMI provisional standards have taken center stage in a new document (PDF) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that provides recommendations to manufacturers on the design and testing of small-bore connectors...

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FDA Clears an Alternative to Needles During Hospital Blood Draws

February 15, 2015 9:00 am | by Velano Vascular | News | Comments

Velano Vascular today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted marketing clearance for a new technology that provides an innovative approach to one of the most common procedures in medicine – the in-hospital...

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Think About Reducing and Combining Components to Reduce Tooling and Molding Costs

February 15, 2015 8:30 am | by Kelly Peterson, New Product Development Manager, JunoPacific | Blogs | Comments

The ability to micro-mold components is continually driving the miniaturization of implantable and minimally invasive surgical instruments. Also, biocompatible, implantable resins are expensive so smaller parts utilizing less resin can...

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Herbert C. Buchanan Joins Noxilizer Inc. Board of Directors

February 14, 2015 10:00 am | by Noxilizer, Inc. | News | Comments

Alfred R. Berkley III, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Noxilizer, Inc. added, "Herb’s deep expertise in hospital administration will prove invaluable as Noxilizer begins strategic advancement into the hospital market...  

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Novel Polymer and Carrier-Free Drug-Coated Stent Trial Completes Enrollment

February 14, 2015 9:00 am | by Biosensors International | News | Comments

Biosensors International has announced completion of patient enrollment in LEADERS Free Japan, a ground-breaking trial involving BioFreedom, the company’s novel polymer and carrier-free drug-coated stent (DCS). LEADERS Free is the...

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Micro Molding Responds to the Need for Miniaturization

February 14, 2015 8:30 am | by Lars Gerding, Technology Director, Helix Medical | Blogs | Comments

One great advantage with molding is the freedom to design various shapes and functional features into a part. This freedom includes the choice of raw material with a wide range of properties that are suitable for various applications. Newly...

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Empowering Medical Technology

February 13, 2015 3:41 pm | by Louis Adams, Regional Sales Manager, Tadiran Batteries | Articles | Comments

Advanced lithium battery technology is powering the development of a new generation of medical devices. These products are becoming increasingly sophisticated, feature-rich, and miniaturized, necessitating the use of the lithium options. This...

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