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Computer Model to Better Understand Gastrointestinal Disease

November 20, 2014 10:47 am | by Tufts University | News | Comments

Tufts University School of Engineering researchers and collaborators from Texas A&M University have published the first research to use computational modeling to predict and identify the metabolic products of gastrointestinal tract microorganisms...

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Improving Vision with Pac-Man

November 20, 2014 10:35 am | by Ohio State University | News | Comments

Scientists have created video games that add an important element of fun to the repetitive training needed to improve vision in people - including adults - with a lazy eye and poor depth perception. The training tools, including a Pac-Man-style "cat and mouse..."

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Handheld Ultrasounds Improve Physical Diagnosis

November 20, 2014 10:30 am | by The Mount Sinai Hospital | News | Comments

A new study by researchers from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found that training medical students to use a handheld ultrasound device can enhance the accuracy of their physical diagnosis. The study was presented November 18 at the American...

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Extremely Small Ball Screw

November 20, 2014 8:43 am | by Steinmeyer, Inc. | Steinmeyer, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Steinmeyer, Inc. now offers the "world's smallest commercially available ball screw." These ULTRAMINIATURE ball screws are available in diameters as small as 3 millimeter with a choice of two pitches – 1 millimeter or 0.5 millimeter, making this product ideal for medical applications, among...

Line of Barex-Alternative Specialty Films

November 20, 2014 8:16 am | by Tekni-Films | Product Releases | Comments

Tekni-Films, a division of Tekni-Plex, Inc., has developed an extensive line of high barrier, Barex® alternative packaging structures that are available globally. The materials target a wide variety of demanding pharmaceutical, medical, cosmetic, food...

Working More Closely With Hospital Systems and Payers

November 20, 2014 7:30 am | by Michael Pereira, Senior Vice President of Technology & Operations, Ximedica | Ximedica | Blogs | Comments

Innovations are occurring from multiple paths, all fueled from a consumerization of the medical industry. Our expectations as patients, or as clinicians, or even as payers are changing what is acceptable coming from the medical device industry...

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Maintenance-Free Clinic Box for Clinical Monitoring Processes

November 19, 2014 7:17 pm | by Kontron America Inc. | Kontron America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Kontron, a leading supplier of embedded computing technology, introduces the new Clinic-BPC B-101 for clinical processes. The system was developed specifically for applications in the medical environment, in particular for use close to patients. The PC stands out thanks to easy...

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Developer's Kit: Tiny Focus Module for Miniature OEM Instruments

November 19, 2014 5:47 pm | by New Scale Technologies, Inc. | New Scale Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

New Scale Technologies' new developer’s kit for its M3-FS focus module is now available at Digi-Key and Mouser. This miniature all-in-one focus module delivers precision lens motion in small spaces to help OEMs create next-generation handheld, portable and mobile devices. The M3-FS focus module has 0.5 micrometer precision, works on battery power, and resists shock, vibration and temperat...

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Making the Case for Reusable Custom Cases

November 19, 2014 5:11 pm | by Tim Jennings, CEO, EPS | Articles | Comments

Customized cases provide medical device manufacturers and health care professionals with durable, sustainable and secure options for the transport, storage, and end use of expensive medical equipment. Available in countless configurations...

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Tech Advances in Medical Alert

November 19, 2014 4:11 pm | by Charlie Kimball, MedicalCareAlert.com | Articles | Comments

As humans, we’re always trying to push the envelope. We want all of our gadgets to be bigger than the last, better than two versions ago, faster than all incarnations put together, and possess as many features as possible. In many cases, those added...

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MIT Student Hacks Health Care

November 19, 2014 4:03 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

For as long as she can remember, Andrea Ippolito has known that she wanted to be an engineer. What she couldn’t have predicted was what, precisely, the scope and scale of her work would turn out to be. Ippolito began her career at Boston Scientific...

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3D Talking Maps Provide Independence for the Blind

November 19, 2014 3:54 pm | by University at Buffalo | News | Comments

Touch-responsive maps bring interactive wayfinding to a new level, providing independence to the visually impaired These maps are made for talking. And touching. And they’re beautiful, too. In partnership with Touch Graphics Inc., developers at the University...

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3D Printed Models Assist in Congenital Heart Disease Surgery

November 19, 2014 3:50 pm | by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia | News | Comments

Physician-researchers from the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia presented new findings on pediatric cardiovascular disease at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2014 in Chicago. Among many other topics...

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Making Health Care More Accessible with Flexible Electronics

November 19, 2014 3:25 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Flexible electronic sensors based on paper -- an inexpensive material -- have the potential to some day cut the price of a wide range of medical tools, from helpful robots to diagnostic tests. Scientists have now developed a fast, low-cost way of making these...

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New 'Enlightened' Cancer Cell Technology Begins Human Trials

November 19, 2014 3:11 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

On Target Laboratories LLC and Purdue University are clinically investigating optical imaging technology that could "light up" cancer cells and help surgeons remove more cancerous tissue than previously possible during surgical procedures...

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