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Optical Technology Diagnoses Brain Damage from Concussions, Strokes and Dementia

December 15, 2014 2:05 pm | by Tufts University | News | Comments

New optical diagnostic technology developed at Tufts University School of Engineering promises new ways to identify and monitor brain damage resulting from traumatic injury, stroke or vascular dementia--in real time and without invasive procedures...

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Using Implantable Neuromodulation Devices to Fight Disease

December 15, 2014 1:43 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

Many chronic inflammatory diseases and mental health conditions affecting military Service members and veterans involve abnormal activity in the peripheral nervous system, which plays a key role in organ function. Monitoring and targeted regulation...

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Non-Invasive Imaging Tech Detects Cervical Cancer

December 15, 2014 11:53 am | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | News | Comments

Cervical cancer is, in many ways, a shining example of how successful the war on cancer can be. Thanks largely to the advent of Pap smear screening, U.S. cervical cancer deaths decreased dramatically, by more than 60 percent, between 1955 and 1992...

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Implantable Technology Helps to Regrow Tissue Like Wolverine

December 15, 2014 11:41 am | by FeyeCon | News | Comments

While Hollywood is spending millions of dollars promoting superhuman characters like the fantastic self-healing mutant Wolverine from X-men, mere mortals like us are actually quite spectacular beings themselves. While we definitely need help to recover...

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Smart Materials Help to Reduce Brain Damage Risk

December 15, 2014 11:32 am | by Nottingham Trent University | News | Comments

Inventors at Nottingham Trent University are using smart materials to develop a low-cost steerable medical device to help doctors insert a life-saving breathing tube into a patient’s windpipe to provide oxygen in emergency situations. The steerable...

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Innovative Technologies for DNA Diagnostics and Health Monitoring

December 15, 2014 11:13 am | by Mina Rais-Zadeh, IEDM 2014 Focus Session Chair, Associate Professor, University of Michigan | Blogs | Comments

Several papers on advanced medical electronics technology will be presented at the IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) in San Francisco on Dec. 15-17, including bio-MEMS, bio-sensors, and technology for DNA diagnostics and...

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CAD Solution Enables Faster Redesign of Advanced Brain Surgery Technology

December 15, 2014 11:04 am | by Siemens | Siemens PLM Software | Articles | Comments

Based in Israel, Alpha Omega is in the brain surgery business, developing products such as the Neuro Omega, an advanced micro-electrode recording (MER) system used in neurosurgery. The system provides electro- physiological recording and deep brain...

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Battle Lines Being Drawn Over LDT Regulation

December 15, 2014 9:54 am | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

“The heart of Bradley Thompson’s argument rests on, ‘if a company is manufacturing an IVD test, the agency has full authority.’ Developing and performing most LDTs is not ‘manufacturing’ in a recognized sense of the word and never has been (although...

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Miniaturization in the Device Market

December 15, 2014 7:30 am | by Tim Reis, VP of Healthcare Business Development, GW Plastics | GW Plastics, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Some new/additional features that can be incorporated are soft touch molding and gasketing functionality because of two-shot molding, aesthetic features and market branding. Medical devices themselves are being downsized into smaller...

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Stopcocks

December 12, 2014 11:32 am | by Qosina | Qosina | Product Releases | Comments

Qosina carries an extensive line of stopcocks in inventory and ready for immediate delivery. Stopcocks are offered in 1, 2, 3, and 4-way fluid direction and 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 gang manifolds. Connections include male luer slip, male luer lock, male luer with spin lock, rotating male luer lock, female luer lock, and tubing ports ranging from 0.118 inch ID to 0.26 inch ID. The low torque easy...

Nucleosomics Epigenetic Blood Tests to Revolutionize Cancer Detection

December 12, 2014 11:23 am | by Jake Micallef, VolitionRx | Articles | Comments

Cancer, which touches the lives of many, has remained a leading cause of death in the United States. While most cancers are treatable if caught before it has become locally invasive and has spread through the body, many cancers are not diagnosed...

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New Way to Turn Genes On

December 12, 2014 11:05 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Using a gene-editing system originally developed to delete specific genes, MIT researchers have now shown that they can reliably turn on any gene of their choosing in living cells. This new application for the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing system should allow scientists...

Electronic Rotary Latch

December 12, 2014 10:46 am | by Southco, Inc. | Southco, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Southco, Inc., a global leader in engineered access solutions, has recently expanded its successful line of electronic rotary latching solutions with the release of the R4-EM 8 Series Electronic Rotary Latch. The R4-EM 8 Series combines the efficient and robust performance of a rotary latch mechanism with simplified DC motor actuation. The R4-EM 8 Series is available with or without an exten...

A Delicate Balance: How Can We Rightsize Treatment Costs?

December 12, 2014 10:43 am | by TEDMED | Videos | Comments

It’s a familiar idea: the price of a product is whatever the market will bear - the highest price people are willing to pay becomes the price of the product. But applying that notion to healthcare demands that we address many questions ...

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Help with Balance for People with Multiple Sclerosis

December 12, 2014 10:25 am | by UMass Amherst | News | Comments

UMass Amherst researchers will test foot sensations, vibrating insoles to aid balance  Many people with multiple sclerosis have trouble with balance and a fear of falling, which can have severe negative effects on their quality of life by keeping...

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