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A Neural Portrait of the Human Mind

October 3, 2014 10:04 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

Brain imaging pioneer Nancy Kanwisher, who uses fMRI scans to see activity in brain regions (often her own), shares what she and her colleagues have learned: The brain is made up of both highly specialized components and general-purpose...

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Philips Announces Collaboration with PET to Commercialize Innovative Wind-Up Fetal Heart Rate Monitor

October 3, 2014 10:00 am | by Philips | News | Comments

Royal Philips has announced a partnership with South Africa based not-for-profit organization, PET (PowerFree Education Technology), to further develop, test and commercialize a Wind-up Doppler Ultrasound Fetal Heart Rate Monitor (in short...

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Microcontroller Devices Featuring Dual ADC Peripheral

October 3, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. today announced a new addition to its PIC12/16LF155X 8-bit microcontroller (MCU) family with the PIC16LF1554 and PIC16LF1559 (PIC16LF1554/9) devices. The PIC16LF1554/9 includes two independent 10-bit 100K samples per second...

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Antimicrobial Additives in Medical Devices

October 3, 2014 8:30 am | by Lise Moloney, Director of Business Development, Healthcare Sciessent LLC | Articles | Comments

It is clear that progress is being made to reduce the number of healthcare acquired infections (HAIs) as stated in the recent progress report published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this past March. However, we are...

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Miniature Inert Solenoid Pump

October 3, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | The Lee Company | Product Releases | Comments

The Lee Company’s new LPM Series Inert Solenoid Pump was designed to offer greater design flexibility and significant cost savings to the medical and scientific industries. The LPM pump features a revolutionary port head design...

Solution for 'Spin-Out' Success

October 3, 2014 8:30 am | by Dr. Daniel Burnett, CEO, TheraNova | Blogs | Comments

If I were to ask you to give me one word to define healthcare in the U.S, what would you say? I’m guessing “expensive” would be a leading response for many Americans, and they wouldn’t be wrong. Modern healthcare is costly due in part to the...

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BlueControl, the First Wearable Blue LED Light Therapy Device to Treat Psoriasis

October 2, 2014 2:46 pm | by Philips | News | Comments

Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, today announces the launch of Philips BlueControl, a clinically tested wearable medical device that uses blue LED light to control mild to moderate cases of psoriasis vulgaris. Philips BlueControl...

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Zero-Gravity Suspended Radiation Protection System

October 2, 2014 2:34 pm | by PresseBox | News | Comments

CFI Medical, a leading manufacturer of innovative radiation protection products, announced CE (Conformité Européenne) approval for the Zero-Gravity Suspended Radiation Protection System Floor Unit today, paving the way for its widespread use...

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Baxter Breaks Ground on $300 Million Expansion

October 2, 2014 2:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A company that produces medical equipment has broken ground on a $300 million expansion project that's expected to create 200 jobs by 2016. The Opelika-Auburn News reports Gov. Robert Bentley was on hand Wednesday for the Baxter International...

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Minimally Invasive Surgery with Hydraulic Assistance

October 2, 2014 2:27 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Minimally invasive techniques, also known as “keyhole surgery,” enable surgeons to operate on patients without requiring major incisions. This method causes much less trauma for the patient, and is commonly used when performing lung, esophageal...

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New Data Dashboard Tool Shares FDA’s Inspection, Compliance, and Recall Data

October 2, 2014 2:02 pm | by Douglas Stearn, Director of the Office of Enforcement and Import Operations, FDA | Blogs | Comments

As part of our commitment to transparency FDA is pleased to announce that we have released a new online tool to provide insight into our compliance, inspection, and recall activities. This new dynamic tool represents a departure from the...

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Scrutinizing Salamanders to Study Scarring in Humans

October 2, 2014 1:55 pm | by UF Health | News | Comments

The axolotl, a type of salamander, can regenerate lost limbs, regrow its own spinal cord and dodge cancer — which is why University of Florida researchers have created the tools to study how the axolotl’s blood works to heal itself, according...

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Diabetes in a Dish

October 2, 2014 12:48 pm | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

Although type 1 diabetes can be controlled with insulin injections and lifestyle modifications, major advances in treating the disease have not been made in more than two decades and there remain fundamental gaps in what is understood about...

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'Smart' Bandage Emits Phosphorescent Glow for Healing Below

October 2, 2014 10:51 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Inspired by a desire to help wounded soldiers, an international, multidisciplinary team of researchers led by Assistant Professor Conor L. Evans at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical...

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Researchers Show EEG's Potential to Reveal Depolarizations Following TBI

October 2, 2014 10:46 am | by University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center | News | Comments

The potential for doctors to measure damaging "brain tsunamis" in injured patients without opening the skull has moved a step closer to reality, thanks to pioneering research at the University of Cincinnati (UC) Neuroscience Institute. The...

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