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Industry's Smallest Heart Rate Monitor for Portable and Wearable Devices

June 24, 2014 9:41 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

PixArt Imaging Inc., a leading provider of human-machine interface (HMI) solutions, today announces the release of its Heart Rate Monitor sensor for smart phones and wearable device platforms. The market for wearable computing devices is...

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Open System Linear Position Sensors

June 24, 2014 12:30 am | by MDT Staff | Novotechnik U.S., Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Novotechnik, U.S. introduces the PTP Series of open housing position sensors. These cost effective sensors are designed to be integrated into applications where they can be mounted in enclosed devices...

Integrated Servo System with Multi Turn Absolute Encoder Option

June 24, 2014 12:24 am | by MDT Staff | Animatics Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Moog Animatics has announced the availability of the Multi Turn Absolute Encoder options for our "MT" series motors...

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Medical-Grade Thermoplastic Polyurethanes

June 24, 2014 12:18 am | by MDT Staff | PolyOne Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

PolyOne announced that Biomerics has chosen PolyOne Distribution as the exclusive distributor for its Quadrathane, Quadraflex, and Quadraplast medical-grade thermoplastic polyurethanes in North America.

Linear DC Micro Welder

June 24, 2014 12:09 am | by MDT Staff | Miyachi Unitek Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Miyachi Unitek has introduced the new UB29 linear DC micro welder, which offers precision control for micro-miniature resistance welding, particularly in the medical, aerospace, precision electronics, and automotive markets...

FDA Leverages Big Data via Cloud Computing

June 23, 2014 3:58 pm | by Taha A. Kass-Hout, M.D., M.S., Chief Health Informatics Officer and Director of Office of Informatics and Technology Innovation, FDA | Blogs | Comments

Last year, I worked with a group of colleagues throughout the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a project that is critical for the agency’s future: the modernization of our information technology platforms to prepare for the influx of...

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'Flight Simulator' Technology Gives Neurosurgeons a Peek Inside Brain Before Surgery

June 23, 2014 3:49 pm | by NYU Langone Medical Center | News | Comments

NYU Langone Medical Center is now using a novel technology that serves as a "flight simulator" for neurosurgeons, allowing them to rehearse complicated brain surgeries before making an actual incision on a patient. The new simulator, called...

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Delivering Drugs on Cue

June 23, 2014 3:39 pm | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering | News | Comments

Current drug-delivery systems used to administer chemotherapy to cancer patients typically release a constant dose of the drug over time — but a new study challenges this "slow and steady" approach and offers a novel way to locally deliver...

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Growing Unknown Microbes One by One

June 23, 2014 3:20 pm | by Jessica Stoller-Conrad, Caltech | News | Comments

Trillions of bacteria live in and on the human body; a few species can make us sick, but many others keep us healthy by boosting digestion and preventing inflammation. Although there's plenty of evidence that these microbes play a collective...

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Drug-Eluting Patch Stops Scar Growth and Reduces Scar Tissues

June 23, 2014 2:35 pm | by World Scientific | News | Comments

Scars — in particular keloid scars that result from overgrowth of skin tissue after injuries or surgeries — are unsightly and can even lead to disfigurement and psychological problems of affected patients. Individuals with darker pigmentation...

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Self-Powered Cardiac Pacemaker Demonstrated

June 23, 2014 2:27 pm | by The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) | News | Comments

As the number of pacemakers implanted each year reaches into the millions worldwide, improving the lifespan of pacemaker batteries has been of great concern for developers and manufacturers. Currently, pacemaker batteries last seven years...

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Next-Generation Artificial Pancreas System Gears Up for Test Drive

June 23, 2014 2:16 pm | by JDRF | News | Comments

For several years, JDRF-funded researchers at the University of Virginia Center for Diabetes Technology have been hard at work designing an artificial pancreas system that would allow individuals with type 1 diabetes (T1D) to go about their...

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Portable Brain-Mapping Device Allows Researchers to 'See' Where Memory Fails

June 23, 2014 2:11 pm | by University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

UT Arlington researchers have successfully used a portable brain-mapping device to show limited prefrontal cortex activity among student veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder when they were asked to recall information from simple...

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Cal-BRAIN Kickstarts California Efforts to Map the Brain

June 23, 2014 11:49 am | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

The California budget signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on June 20 creates a statewide research grants program called Cal-BRAIN, an initiative led by UC San Diego. With an initial allocation of $2 million, Cal-BRAIN – short for California Blueprint...

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Photos of the Day: Cancer Metastasis on a Chip

June 23, 2014 11:33 am | by Eindhoven University of Technology | News | Comments

The recent development of the concept of organs on a chip opens the possibility of realistically studying human organs without the use of patients or animal testing. Professor Jaap den Toonder even goes one step further: he intends to make...

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