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Medical Digitalization Driving Growth in Chinese Healthcare IT Market

July 7, 2015 10:29 am | by Benjamin Niu, Lead Analyst — Chinese Medical Device Market, IHS Technology | Blogs | Comments

At the recent 2015 Health Industry Summit (tHIS) one trend was evident. China is accelerating towards the golden age for medical digitalization. I forecast that in 2016, the total investment on medical digitalization will come to 34 billion RMD...

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Optical 'Dog's Nose' Sniffs Out Diseases

July 7, 2015 10:13 am | by University of Adelaide | News | Comments

University of Adelaide researchers are developing a laser system for fast, non-invasive, onsite breath analysis for disease, potentially enabling screening for a range of diseases including diabetes, infections and various cancers in the future...

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World's Most Sensitive Test to Detect Infectious Disease, Superbugs

July 7, 2015 10:00 am | by McMaster University | News | Comments

Infectious diseases such as hepatitis C and some of the world's deadliest superbugs--C. difficile and MRSA among them--could soon be detected much earlier by a unique diagnostic test, designed to easily and quickly identify dangerous pathogens...

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Stroke Spring-Loaded Pins and Connectors

July 7, 2015 8:52 am | by Mill-Max Mfg. Corp. | Mill-Max Mfg. Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Mill-Max has added three new heights to the popular 0914 series of spring-loaded pins and corresponding single and double row connectors. The 0914 series has a mid-stroke distance of .045” (1,14 mm) [.090”...

Medtronic Mourns Shooting Death of Employee

July 7, 2015 8:51 am | by AAMI | News | Comments

Medtronic is mourning the death of one of its employees, a sales representative who was randomly shot while walking with her father along a popular pier in San Francisco. Kathryn Steinle, 32, was fatally shot July 1 in a killing that made...

Coalescing Filters

July 6, 2015 3:58 pm | by MFD Pneumatics | Product Releases | Comments

MFD Pneumatics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bimba, today announced the addition of coalescing filters to its line of high-value air preparation equipment. Coalescing filters protect sensitive pneumatic equipment from the harmful...

The Bioprinted ‘Play Dough’ Capable of Cell and Protein Transfer

July 6, 2015 2:24 pm | by Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Scientists have developed a new technique allowing the bioprinting at ambient temperatures of a strong paste similar to ‘play dough’ capable of incorporating protein-releasing microspheres. The scientists demonstrated that the bioprinted...

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A Better Way to Measure Blood Glucose

July 6, 2015 11:58 am | by Katherine Unger Baillie, University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

Point-of-care glucose meters, or glucometers, have revolutionized the landscape for diabetics and practitioners. Using only a small drop of blood to measure blood glucose in an instant, they make it easier for people with diabetes...

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New Light Switches for Neurons Advance Brain Research

July 6, 2015 11:43 am | by University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston | News | Comments

Light switches for neurons have made enormous contributions to brain research by giving investigators access to “on switches” for brain cells. But, finding “off switches” has been much more challenging. Addressing the challenge, biochemists...

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Supercharging Stem Cells to Create New Therapies

July 6, 2015 11:21 am | by University of Adelaide | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have discovered a new method for culturing stem cells which sees the highly therapeutic cells grow faster and stronger. The research, which was published in the prestigious international journal...

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Have a Question? Ask an Expert!

July 6, 2015 11:08 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

Beginning in the September issue of MDT, we will dedicate space to an "Ask the Experts" section where questions you have regarding a certain technology area will be addressed by a leading expert in that area. It will focus on design, components...

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Tablet Technology to Help Children with Autism

July 6, 2015 10:50 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

Monash University researchers have developed the world’s first tablet technology designed to assist children with developmental disabilities such as autism and Down syndrome. The technology aims to help children stay focused, in a bid to...

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Seahorse Tails Could Inspire New Generation of Robots

July 6, 2015 9:42 am | by Paul Alongi, College of Engineering and Science, Clemson University | News | Comments

Inspiration for the next big technological breakthrough in robotics, defense systems and biomedicine could come from a seahorse’s tail, according to a new study reported Thursday in the journal Science. The research centers on the curious...

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Organic Compound to Stimulate Skin Regeneration in Third-Degree Burns

July 6, 2015 9:31 am | by Investigación y Desarrollo | News | Comments

Researchers from the School of Chemistry of the National University of Mexico (UNAM) developed a polymer derived from gallic acid: an organic compound of low cost, found in tea leaves, oak bark, apples and blueberries. Dr. Miquel Gimeno Seco...

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High Efficiency Buck-Boost Regulator for Wearables

July 6, 2015 9:28 am | by Intersil | Product Releases | Comments

Intersil Corporation introduced the ISL9120, a buck-boost switching regulator that enables efficient power management of system power supplies and peripherals such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, memory cards or LCD modules. Its adaptive current limit PFM...

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