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'Hydrogels' Help Stem Cells Restore Eyesight and Heal Brains

May 14, 2015 4:11 pm | by University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering | News | Comments

Toronto scientists and engineers have made a breakthrough in cell transplantation using a gel-like biomaterial that keeps cells alive and helps them integrate better into tissue. In two early lab trials, this has already shown to partially...

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Sound Waves Could Be Viable Alternative in Diagnosing Minor Fractures

May 14, 2015 4:02 pm | by RCNi | News | Comments

The authors conducted a study of the usefulness and efficiency of portable ultrasound in detecting the presence of minor fractures in patients presenting to a minor injuries unit. Analysis showed that 85% of patients with a fracture confirmed...

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Bionic Turtle Receives 3D Printed Jaw Implant

May 14, 2015 3:44 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | News | Comments

BTech certainly took “patient-specific” to the extreme in this case – they have combined their resources with a love for the animal world by printing a jaw implant for a sea turtle requiring repair of its upper and lower jaws...

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PVDF Connectors

May 14, 2015 1:53 pm | by Qosina | Qosina | Product Releases | Comments

Qosina is pleased to announce the addition of an extensive line of Kynar Connectors (#11390-11404), in stock and ready for immediate delivery. Configurations include female luer lock to barb, non-vented female luer lock cap, female luer lock to female luer lock...

Smoking Induces Early Signs of Cancer in Cheek Swabs

May 14, 2015 11:57 am | by University College London | News | Comments

DNA damage caused by smoking can be detected in cheek swabs, finds research published today in JAMA Oncology. The study provides evidence that smoking induces a general cancer program that is also present in cancers which aren't usually associated...

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First Ever Blood Test for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

May 14, 2015 11:52 am | by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center | News | Comments

Millions of people afflicted by irritable bowel syndrome can now be diagnosed quickly and accurately with two simple blood tests developed by a Cedars-Sinai gastroenterologist. The tests, created by Mark Pimentel, MD, director of the GI Motility...

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UDI: Market Movement Signifies Increased Use and Value

May 14, 2015 11:02 am | by Karen Conway, Executive Director, Industry Relations, GHX | Articles | Comments

The U.S. FDA UDI rule took the stage at the annual HIMSS conference. But this time the attention was not on manufacturers, many of who are still working fast and furiously to meet upcoming compliance deadlines. Rather, the focus was on their...

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Diaphragm Pump

May 14, 2015 10:50 am | by Gardner Denver Thomas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Gardner Denver Thomas Inc.'s advanced diaphragm pump 1610 combines precise and consistent performance with very low sound levels. In addition, the new THOMAS 1610 design provides fast evacuation times for all applications where speed is key...

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Interface Brings Us Closer to Luke Skywalker's Bionic Arm

May 14, 2015 10:49 am | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

To the nearly 2 million people in the U.S. living with the loss of a limb, including U.S. military veterans, prosthetic devices provide restored mobility yet lack sensory feedback. A team of engineers and researchers at Washington University in...

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Air Operated Conveyors

May 14, 2015 10:24 am | by Exair Corporation | Exair Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

EXAIR’s new aluminum 3/8 NPT and 1/2 NPT Threaded Line Vac Air Operated Conveyors convert ordinary pipe into a powerful conveying system for parts, scrap, trim and other bulk materials. Their small size makes them perfect for fitting in the cramped spaces...

How Does Neuromodulation Transform Medical Treatment?

May 14, 2015 9:54 am | by International Neuromodulation Society | News | Comments

The 12th World Congress of the International Neuromodulation Society will present landmark studies about neurostimulation therapy and investigations of potential breakthroughs during its main scientific program June 8 – 11 in Montreal...

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Digitizing Neurons

May 14, 2015 9:47 am | by Morgan McCorkle, Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

Supercomputing resources at the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE)’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will support a new initiative designed to advance how scientists digitally reconstruct and analyze individual neurons in the human brain. Led by the...

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Octopus Arm Inspires Future Surgical Tool

May 14, 2015 9:42 am | by Institute of Physics | News | Comments

A robotic arm that can bend, stretch and squeeze through cluttered environments has been created by a group of researchers from Italy. Inspired by the eight arms of the octopus, the device has been specifically designed for surgical operations...

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Bandages Are Entering the Electronic Age

May 14, 2015 9:34 am | by Manchester University | News | Comments

The most detailed study to date showing how electrical stimulation accelerates wound healing has been carried out in 40 volunteers by University of Manchester scientists. Skin wounds that are slow to heal are a clinical challenge to physicians...

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Computer Intelligence System Detects Acute Strokes

May 14, 2015 9:29 am | by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University | News | Comments

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed a novel computer-aided detection system for acute stroke using computer intelligence technology. Reading 80-100 computer images, the system is able to detect if the patient was struck...

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