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Modularity and Tapers New Orleans

September 9, 2014 9:27 am | Events

A symposium on Modularity and Tapers in Total Joint Replacement Devices will be held Nov. 10, 2014, at the Sheraton New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana. Sponsored by ASTM International Committee F04 on Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices and the American Academy...

Google Glass Could Detect, Diagnose Emotion

September 9, 2014 9:25 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, ECN | Blogs | Comments

Well, there you go. Google Glass is more than just an ostentatious gadget for filming things, augmented reality, and generally freaking everyone out within a 50-yard radius. Actually, medical applications like BioGlass could finally move...

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IBC 2015

September 9, 2014 9:23 am | Events

Select Biosciences South East Asia is pleased to present the second annual International Bioprinting Congress, taking place at the Nanyang Executive Centre, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore on the 9-10 July 2015. Building on the success of the 2014 event, we are honoured to again...

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J&J's Ethicon Loses Another Mesh Trial

September 9, 2014 9:11 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, reported today that a Federal Jury in West Virginia awarded a husband and wife $3.27MM in damages, according to Bloomberg News, against Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson's mesh product division...

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Energy Reduction Test Time Saver

September 9, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Compliance West USA | Product Releases | Comments

Compliance West is pleased to introduce the D5-PF, specifically designed to provide a numeric display of the joules consumed in the energy reduction test, saving test time and ensuring accuracy...

Beam Couplings for Medical Applications

September 9, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Ruland Manufacturing Co. | Product Releases | Comments

Ruland beam couplings are zero backlash, have high torsional stiffness and accommodate misalignment, making them well suited for encoder, tachometer, and light duty power transmission applications commonly found in medical...

Reducing Risk in New Medical Equipment Development

September 9, 2014 8:30 am | by Robert Kim, Strategic Marketing Director, Honeywell Sensing and Control | Honeywell Sensing And Control | Blogs | Comments

The idea is the start, but there is a lot of work ahead to make that idea a reality. One key to success is to leverage the expertise of others as much as possible and thereby reduce risk. When equipment requires the use of sensors, far too...

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Photos of the Day: Row, Row, Row the Wheelchair

September 8, 2014 2:30 pm | by Rice University | News | Comments

Pedro, a patient at Shriners Hospital for Children, Houston, who has a condition called arthrogryposis that prevents him from using a standard wheelchair, tests a custom model built by Rice University students that lets him paddle to move...

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‘Rowing’ Wheelchair Is a Moving Experience

September 8, 2014 2:30 pm | by Mike Williams, Rice University | News | Comments

Rice University students have built a unique wheelchair for a Houston teenager who will now be able to row his way forward. Pedro, 15, a patient at Shriners Hospital for Children, Houston, has had arthrogryposis since birth. This congenital...

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Shining Light on Brain Circuits to Study Learning, Memory

September 8, 2014 2:07 pm | by Robert Sanders, UC Berkeley | News | Comments

UC Berkeley neuroscientists plan to use light to tweak the transmission of signals in the brain to learn more about how the mouse brain and presumably the human brain process information. Last month, the research project was awarded one of 36...

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Mayo Clinic and IBM Task Watson to Improve Clinical Trial Research

September 8, 2014 1:58 pm | by Mayo Clinic | News | Comments

Mayo Clinic and IBM have announced plans to pilot Watson, the IBM cognitive computer, to match patients more quickly with appropriate clinical trials, beginning with research studies in cancer. A proof-of-concept phase is currently underway...

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The Brain Is a Swiss Army Knife

September 8, 2014 11:59 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

Brain imaging pioneer Nancy Kanwisher, who uses fMRI scans to see activity in brain regions (often her own), shares what she and her colleagues have learned: The brain, it turns out, is like a Swiss Army knife, made up of both highly specialized...

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Ultra-Thin, High-Speed Detector Could Enable Imaging Just Below the Skin

September 8, 2014 11:53 am | by University of Maryland | News | Comments

New research at the University of Maryland could lead to a generation of light detectors that can see below the surface of bodies, walls, and other objects. Using the special properties of graphene, a two-dimensional form of carbon that is only...

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Electronic Nose Can Detect Sub-Groups of Asthma in Children

September 8, 2014 11:44 am | by European Lung Foundation | News | Comments

An electronic nose can be used to successfully detect different sub-groups of asthmatic children, according to a new study. The new research, presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress in Munich, is part of the...

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UV Light-Induced Mutation Drives Many Skin Cancers

September 8, 2014 11:23 am | by Stanford University Medical Center | News | Comments

A genetic mutation caused by ultraviolet light is likely the driving force behind millions of human skin cancers, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The mutation occurs in a gene called KNSTRN, which is involved...

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