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Drug-Eluting Implant Determines Personalized Cancer Treatment

April 22, 2015 4:04 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

More than 100 drugs have been approved to treat cancer, but predicting which ones will help a particular patient is an inexact science at best. A new device developed at MIT may change that. The implantable device, about the size of the grain...

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Watching Living Taste Cells in Action

April 22, 2015 3:58 pm | by Australian National University | News | Comments

Scientists have for the first time captured live images of the process of taste sensation on the tongue. The international team imaged single cells on the tongue of a mouse with a specially designed microscope system. "We've watched live...

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19" Modular Managed Gigabit Ethernet Switch

April 22, 2015 3:48 pm | by Men Micro, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro’s robust NH30 29-Gigabit Ethernet switch offers carrier grade Layer 2 and Layer 3 VLAN routing capabilities The pre-configured CompactPCI Serial NH30, which comes in a half 19-inch format, is an additional member of the modular...

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The App to Help End Cataract Blindness

April 22, 2015 3:44 pm | by HelpMeSee | News | Comments

HelpMeSee, a global campaign to eliminate cataract blindness, has successfully tested a pre-release version of its GIS-GPS app for community mobilization. The mobile app, currently for use on Android devices, will allow community health workers...

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MedTech Memoirs: Artificial Limbs

April 22, 2015 2:55 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

Believe it or not, the earliest recorded use of an artificial limb dates back to the book of Vedas from Sanksrit, India, believed to have been written between 3,500 and 1,800 B.C. It describes Queen Vishpla, an Indian warrior queen, who...

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Automatic Film Splicer

April 22, 2015 1:41 pm | by Butler Automatic | Product Releases | Comments

Butler Automatic, the inventor and global leader of automatic splicing solutions, announces its new SP3HSL Series Automatic Film Splicer. The SP3HSL Series Automatic Film Splicer, an automatic web splicing system for printed sleeve films, will increase line efficiency in...

Immunity Testing System

April 22, 2015 12:02 pm | by Teseq | Product Releases | Comments

Teseq now offers a testing system that meets the new requirements for immunity testing to low frequency disturbances in the frequency range of 15 Hz to 150 kHz. The NSG 4060 complies with current testing standards including EN 61326-3-1, IEC 61850-3...

Glucose Dehydrogenase

April 22, 2015 11:48 am | by BBI Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

BBI Solutions demonstrates its commitment to biosensor market with the launch of a new grade of FAD-GDH BBI Solutions (BBI) has announced the launch of a next generation FAD-dependent Glucose Dehydrogenase (FAD-GDH) for blood glucose monitoring. For people with...

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Anesthesia Workstations: Is Monitoring Affecting Product Choice?

April 22, 2015 11:16 am | by Jessica Edge, Analyst, Clinical Care Devices, IHS Medical Technology | Blogs | Comments

The market for anesthesia devices is largely divided into stand-alone anesthesia machines and anesthesia workstations (those sold with a patient monitor of the same brand). Stand-alone anesthesia machines leave the manufacturer without a patient...

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World-First: MRI Used to Study Infant Pain

April 22, 2015 11:10 am | by Oxford University | News | Comments

The brains of babies 'light up' in a very similar way to adults when exposed to the same painful stimulus, a pioneering Oxford University brain scanning study has discovered. It suggests that babies experience pain much like adults. The study...

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How War Veterans Quietly Manage Tinnitus

April 22, 2015 11:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Tinnitus, a debilitating "ringing in the ears", has become the No. 1 service- connected disability among veterans, surpassing post-traumatic stress disorder. Because military personnel are exposed to aircraft, loud equipment, and explosive noises...

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Using Smartphones to Avoid Spatial Disorientation of Elderly

April 22, 2015 10:46 am | by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid | News | Comments

Researchers from UPM have used technologies of the network operators to locate and send alerts when an old person with mild cognitive impairment suffers from episodes of disorientation. Biomedical Engineering and Telemedicine group of...

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A More Effective Way to Create Motor Neurons

April 22, 2015 10:41 am | by University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

Research on treating neurodegenerative diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and spinal muscular atrophy has long been hindered by the difficulty of producing the different kinds of motor neurons needed to...

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LVDT Sensors

April 22, 2015 10:39 am | by Hoffmann+Krippner Inc. | Hoffmann+Krippner Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Hoffmann – Krippner Inc. now offers a wide range of LVDT sensors from its German partner company INELTA for contactless and wear-free path and position detection. The LVDT sensors operate on the principle of the differential transformer...

Transportable MRI Speeds Up Stroke Patients' Diagnosis and Treatment

April 22, 2015 10:37 am | by Victoria University of Wellington | News | Comments

Named the ‘MRI Ambulance’, the design places a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner within a refrigerated shipping container which can be transported on the back of a flatbed truck. “Unlike mobile MRIs, the MRI Ambulance is designed...

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