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Developing Antibacterial Medical Materials

May 7, 2015 10:16 am | by Lucideon | News | Comments

Lucideon, the materials technology company, together with 9 European consortium partners, has been awarded a 3.9m euro (£2.8m) grant by the European Commission to train industry PhD researchers for the development of drug-free antibacterial materials...


Psychologists Aim to Help Dr. Google

May 7, 2015 10:09 am | by British Psychological Society | News | Comments

Psychologists are to improve online health information on lung cancer after research showed that family members are more likely to search online to encourage loved ones to seek help. This is one of the outcomes from research by PhD student...


Photoactive Dye Could Prevent Infection During Bone-Repair Surgery

May 7, 2015 10:06 am | by Thomas Jefferson University | News | Comments

Despite extensive procedures to sterilize small and large bone fragments used in joint replacement or reconstructive surgeries, the rate of infection remains around 5 percent and can reach 11 percent or even higher in bone repairs for gunshot...


Mobile Tracking App May Help to Meet Vitamin D Requirements

May 7, 2015 9:53 am | by Elsevier Health Sciences | News | Comments

Vitamin D is essential for the maintenance of bone health and may be implicated in other chronic diseases, as well as immunity, but adults in Canada are consistently deficient in dietary vitamin D, by nearly 400 international units per day (IU/d) on...


New Stem Cell May Overcome Regenerative Medicine Hurdles

May 7, 2015 9:37 am | by Salk Institute | News | Comments

Scientists at the Salk Institute have discovered a novel type of pluripotent stem cell--cells capable of developing into any type of tissue--whose identity is tied to their location in a developing embryo. This contrasts with stem cells...


Red Blood Cell-Sized Silicon Microspheres for Imaging, Drug Delivery

May 7, 2015 9:32 am | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

Technology in common household humidifiers could enable the next wave of high-tech medical imaging and targeted medicine, thanks to a new method for making tiny silicone microspheres developed by chemists at the University of Illinois...


A Better Way to Build DNA Scaffolds

May 7, 2015 9:28 am | by McGill University | News | Comments

Imagine taking strands of DNA -- the material in our cells that determines how we look and function - and using it to build tiny structures that can deliver drugs to targets within the body or take electronic miniaturization to a whole new level...


Over-Molded Cordsets and Receptacles

May 7, 2015 9:24 am | by Mencom Corporation | Mencom Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The versatility of the M23 series makes it useful for applications such as servo drives, motors, and encoders. The 12 and 19 pin configurations are commonly used for standard industrial signal and control applications as well. The “M23” refers to the size of the...


FDA Opens Up Access to UDI Database

May 7, 2015 9:24 am | by AAMI | News | Comments

As part of efforts to keep track of devices throughout the supply chain, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has teamed up with the National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine to make data on unique device identifiers...


Post-Stroke Arm Function Restoring Implant in Testing

May 7, 2015 9:21 am | by UT Southwestern Medical Center | News | Comments

UT Southwestern Medical Center will be one of three national sites to pioneer U.S. testing for an implant device that stimulates the vagus nerve in stroke patients to see whether it can help restore lost arm function. The Vivistim System device...


‘Leg Bank’ Hope for Changing Amputees’ Lives

May 7, 2015 9:15 am | by University of Strathclyde | News | Comments

A ‘leg bank’ – providing life-changing prostheses to low-income people who have lost limbs – is being developed by a team including University of Strathclyde researchers. Academics from Strathclyde, and members of Dutch-based social enterprise...


Smartphone Video Microscope Automates Detection of Parasites in Blood

May 6, 2015 4:16 pm | by University of California - Berkeley | News | Comments

A research team led by UC Berkeley engineers has developed a new smartphone microscope that uses video to automatically detect and quantify infection by parasitic worms in a drop of blood. This next generation of UC Berkeley’s CellScope technology...


Aetna Curtails Coverage of Surgical Tool Tied to Cancer Risk

May 6, 2015 4:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The health insurer Aetna is ending most coverage of hysterectomies performed with a once-popular device that has drawn warnings from federal regulators over a risk for spreading cancer. The nation's third-largest health insurer said Tuesday...


FDA Science Forum to Focus on Emerging Technologies

May 6, 2015 4:02 pm | by FDA Voice | Videos | Comments

Dr. Luciana Borio, FDA’s Acting Chief Scientist, invites you to the FDA 2015 Science Forum at our White Oak headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland on May 27-28. We’ll be showcasing exciting, cutting-edge regulatory science research. For more information...


MedTech Memoirs: X-rays

May 6, 2015 3:57 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

Similar to a surprising amount of the most significant medtech, the X-ray was discovered completely by accident, by German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen in 1895. Röntgen was performing an experiment using cathode ray tubes - glass tubes with...



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