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Sapphire and Ruby Precision Balls

November 24, 2014 7:57 am | by Meller Optics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

A full line of sapphire and ruby balls for a wide range of applications requiring precise tolerances and superior mechanical and optical properties are available from Meller Optics, Inc. of Providence, Rhode Island. Meller Sapphire & Ruby Balls come in 42 inch/metric sizes from 0.1 mm to 0.5” dia. with 0.000025” sphericity and ±0.0001” basic diameter tolerance. Featuring Moh 9 hardness which...

Swabbable Pre-Slit Transfer Valve

November 21, 2014 3:24 pm | by Qosina | Qosina | Product Releases | Comments

Qosina is pleased to announce the addition of a new Swabbable Pre-Slit Transfer Valve (80191). The swabbable design can be used for injection or aspiration with a standard catheter tip syringe, and can fit tubing sized 0.322 inch ID / 0.535 inch OD (8.18 mm ID / 13.59 mm OD). The component is ideal for stem cell, biopharmaceutical, and drainage applications involving high volumes and/or...

Treating Vascular Disease with Light

November 21, 2014 2:15 pm | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine has discovered a receptor on blood vessels that causes the vessel to relax in response to light, making it potentially useful in treating vascular diseases. In addition, researchers discovered a...

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Non-Invasive Device Slows Brain Tumor Growth

November 21, 2014 2:04 pm | by Henry Ford Health System | News | Comments

A non-invasive, portable electrical device tested at the Hermelin Brain Tumor Center at Henry Ford Hospital - the only such testing site in Michigan - along with other major medical centers around the country, has been found to lengthen the lives...

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Photos (Videos) of the Day: Virtual Reality and 3D Printing to Address Head Injuries

November 21, 2014 1:47 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Last spring, the National Football League, the sports performance brand Under Armour, and GE called on researchers, scientists and enthusiasts to find new tools for detecting concussions and protecting football players from traumatic brain injuries...

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Restoring Vision with Stem Cells

November 21, 2014 12:23 pm | by The Mount Sinai Hospital/Mount Sinai School of Medicine | News | Comments

The National Eye Institute (NEI), a division of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai a five-year grant totaling $1 million that will support an effort to re-create a patients' ocular stem...

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Restoring Balance After Brain Injury with Virtual Reality Tech

November 21, 2014 12:04 pm | by Kessler Foundation | News | Comments

Kessler Foundation is the recipient of a four-year grant for nearly $3 million from the Defense Medical Research and Development Program (DMRDP) Department of Defense (DOD) titled, "Improving Balance in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Using a Low...

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Cancer Biomarker and Drug Delivery System in One

November 21, 2014 11:48 am | by Nanyang Technological University | News | Comments

Nanyang Technological University in Singapore (NTU Singapore) has invented a unique biomarker with two exceptional functions. First, it lights up when it detects tumor cells to allow scientists to take a better look. And it can also release anti-cancer...

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Biodegradable Membrane Helps Prevent Blood Vessel Scarring

November 21, 2014 11:32 am | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

When blood vessels are damaged through surgery, it can trigger an endless cycle of scarring and repair. "Scar tissue will always form inside the blood vessel and, in many cases, eventually block blood flow," said Guillermo Ameer, professor...

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Genetic Test for Eye Disorders Proves Very Effective

November 21, 2014 11:19 am | by Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary | News | Comments

Investigators at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology and colleagues reported the development and characterization of a comprehensive genetic test for inherited eye disorders in the online version of...

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Electronica 2014 Top Ten

November 21, 2014 11:16 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

ECN and WDD attended electronica 2014 in Munich, Germany. The show had more than 70,000 attendees, thousands of exhibitors, and an endless amount of new products. Here are their selected top ten products from the show.     

Robotic Walker Helps Restore Motion for Stroke Patients

November 21, 2014 11:09 am | by National University of Singapore | News | Comments

Survivors of stroke or other neurological conditions such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and Parkinson's disease often struggle with mobility. To regain their motor functions, these patients are required to undergo physical therapy...

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Improving Powered Prosthetics for the Next Generation of Amputees

November 21, 2014 10:57 am | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Powered lower limb prosthetics hold promise for improving the mobility of amputees, but errors in the technology may also cause some users to stumble or fall. New research examines exactly what happens when these technologies fail, with the goal...

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Polymer Tantalum Capacitor

November 21, 2014 10:51 am | by AVX | AVX | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has extended its F38 Series with the addition of the smallest, highest CV polymer tantalum capacitors available in the industry. Packaged in a miniature 0603 (1608 metric) M case with an ultra low...

Industrial NO2 Sterilizers for Contract Sterilizaton

November 21, 2014 10:40 am | by Noxilizer, Inc. | Noxilizer, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Noxilizer, Inc., the organization rapidly advancing the room-temperature, nitrogen dioxide (NO2) based sterilization process for life science manufacturers, announced expansion of their contract sterilization operations. This expansion was triggered by growing customer demand and increased industry acceptance of Noxilizer’s NO2 sterilization -- a powerful, efficient and cost-saving alternative...

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