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Interfacing with Wearables Through Your Own Skin

March 9, 2015 3:43 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

iSkin is a biocompatible skin sticker that enables users to interface with electronic devices directly by touching the technology that's on their own body. The sticker could enable an interface for healthcare wearables that could be conveniently...

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3D Imaging Technology Can Observe Living Cells

March 9, 2015 3:23 pm | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

The major limitation of microscopy is light itself: if we want to see an object smaller than the wavelength of visible light, we cannot use conventional optics. When it comes to imaging cells, the problems compound, since cells often require...

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Nanoparticles Help Put an End to Corneal Transplant Rejection

March 9, 2015 1:38 pm | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

There are about 48,000 corneal transplants done each year in the U.S., compared to approximately 16,000 kidney transplants and 2,100 heart transplants. Out of the 48,000 corneal transplants done, 10 percent of them end up in rejection, largely...

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Quick, Easy and Early Diagnosis with Rare Earth Ions

March 9, 2015 1:32 pm | by University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Science | News | Comments

Lack of oxygen in cells is an indicator of diseases as serious as cerebral hemorrhages, stroke and cancer. Regrettably measuring real-time oxygen concentration in living tissue is difficult with current technologies. Now a chemist from the...

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Space Shuttle's Robotic Arm to Assist Child Surgery

March 9, 2015 1:27 pm | by Canadian Space Agency | News | Comments

Today, Industry Minister James Moore visited The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto to witness first-hand how Canada's investment in space science research and development will be used to help drive improvements to surgical care...

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Medical Device Designers' Guide to FDA’s Substantial Equivalence

March 9, 2015 11:15 am | by Quynh Hoang, Lynette Zentgraft, Senior Regulatory Experts; Elaine Tseng, Partner, King & Spalding | Articles | Comments

A Premarket Notification or “510(k)” submission is the most common pathway by which medical devices receive authorization to enter the U.S. market, with over 3,500 510(k)s submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yearly. FDA...

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Heavy-Duty Dry Vacuums

March 9, 2015 10:44 am | by Exair Corporation | Exair Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Independent laboratory tests now certify that EXAIR’s Heavy Duty Dry Vac meets the rigorous safety, health and environmental standards of the European Union that are required to attain the CE mark. The Heavy Duty Dry Vac is a rugged, industrial duty vacuum cleaner that has been...

Fluid-Based Gating Mechanism for Filtering Blood and Fluid Samples

March 9, 2015 10:38 am | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard | News | Comments

In nature, pores can continuously control how a living organism absorbs or excretes fluids, vapors and solids in response to its environment; for example, tiny holes invisible to the naked eye called stomata cover a plant's leaves and stems as...

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Mobile App Provides User-Friendly Platform for Blood Donors

March 9, 2015 10:32 am | by New York Blood Center | News | Comments

New York Blood Center (NYBC) recently launched a new mobile app providing a convenient, user friendly platform for blood donors to find donation locations, make and manage appointments, view donation history and donor profiles, and access...

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Wireless Sensors for Treatment of Obesity and Diabetes

March 9, 2015 10:28 am | by Gentag, Inc. | News | Comments

Mayo Clinic and Gentag, Inc. have reached an agreement to develop the next generation of wearable biosensors designed to fight obesity and diabetes. “We are hoping that this technology will be game-changer. These patch biosensors may help us...

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Buck Regulator

March 9, 2015 10:25 am | by Intersil | Product Releases | Comments

Intersil Corporation, a provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, today announced the ISL8002B synchronous buck (step-down) switching regulator that delivers up to 2A of continuous output current from a 2.7V to 5.5V input supply. The device’s 2MHz switching...

Prize-Winning Two-Photon Microscopy Examines Individual Neuron Function

March 9, 2015 9:52 am | by Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research Foundation | News | Comments

The world's most valuable (€1m) neuroscience prize, The Brain Prize has been awarded, to four scientists, Winfried Denk and Arthur Konnerth (Germany), and Karel Svoboda and David Tank (USA), for the invention and development of two-photon...

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'Heart-on-a-Chip' Could Replace Animal Testing for Drug Screening

March 9, 2015 9:16 am | by University of California - Berkeley | News | Comments

When University of California, Berkeley, bioengineers say they are holding their hearts in the palms of their hands, they are not talking about emotional vulnerability. Instead, the research team led by bioengineering professor Kevin Healy...

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'Nanobody' Detects and Destroys Norovirus

March 9, 2015 9:01 am | by German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) | News | Comments

Infection with highly contagious noroviruses, while not usually fatal, can lead to a slew of unpleasant symptoms such as excessive vomiting and diarrhea. Current treatment options are limited to rehydration of the patient. "Additionally...

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Miniaturization is a Prerequisite when Operating Within the Body

March 8, 2015 9:30 am | by Zahl Cama, Quality Manager, American Swiss Products, Co. | American Swiss Products Co., Inc. | Blogs | Comments

It's almost a prerequisite when (no pun intended) operating within the body – or even in more abstract research environments – that the devices and instruments have to be small. The fact is that miniaturization – even sub-miniaturization...

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