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Using Healthy Skin to Identify Cancer's Origins

May 22, 2015 9:53 am | by Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute | News | Comments

Normal skin contains an unexpectedly high number of cancer-associated mutations, according to a study published in Science. The findings illuminate the first steps cells take towards becoming a cancer and demonstrate the value of analyzing normal...

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Genetically Barcoding Tens of Thousands of Cells at a Time

May 22, 2015 9:50 am | by Harvard Medical School | News | Comments

Imagine someone hands you a smoothie and asks you to identify everything that went into it. You might be able to discern a hint of strawberry or the tang of yogurt. But overall it tastes like a blend of indiscernible ingredients. Now imagine that the...

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Robot Walker for Elderly People in Public Spaces

May 22, 2015 9:42 am | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

Elderly people with walking difficulties are often intimidated by busy public places. This led an EU research project to develop a robot walker to guide them around shopping centers, museums and other public buildings, thus enhancing their autonomy...

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Building the World’s Smallest Machines

May 22, 2015 9:30 am | by Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet zu Kiel | News | Comments

German research Foundation provides millions of euros of funding for the development of new medicines and materials at Kiel University. Great excitement at Kiel University: As the DFG (German Research Foundation) announced today (Thursday, May 21)...

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PTFE Tubing, Silicone Molding Parts, Catheter Systems

May 22, 2015 9:18 am | by Raumedic | Product Releases | Comments

RAUMEDIC is a development partner and system supplier for polymer products for the medical technology and pharmaceutical industry. At MD&M East in New York, the company presents the newest innovations from the world of polymers. Thermoplastic PTFE...

Address Security and EMC Compliance in Your Connected Device

May 22, 2015 8:49 am | by Nicholas Abbondante, Chief Engineer for EMC, Intertek | Blogs | Comments

It’s increasingly critical to ensure that connected medical devices are tested and evaluated to reduce electromagnetic interference (EMI) and to ensure electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) compliance. One aspect of this is co-existence testing...

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Prism Guided Linear Units

May 22, 2015 5:57 am | by Thomson Industries | Thomson Industries | Product Releases | Comments

Thomson Industries Inc. has released a new video to showcase the benefits of its prism guided linear units for wash-down applications. Kyle Thompson, Global Product Line Manager, Systems at Thomson, explains in the video, “The M75 Movopart belt-driven...

Don’t Lose Sleep Over Working with New Materials

May 21, 2015 3:29 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Eastman Chemical Company | Blogs | Comments

Introducing new materials into the marketplace is not easy, to say the least. It requires a lot of focus, dedication, and persuasion. As a material provider, we have to understand how to best serve our customers and help them overcome...

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Controlling a Robotic Arm with a Patient's Intentions

May 21, 2015 3:03 pm | by California Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Neural prosthetic devices implanted in the brain's movement center, the motor cortex, can allow patients with amputations or paralysis to control the movement of a robotic limb - one that can be either connected to or separate from the...

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Whisper Valve

May 21, 2015 1:24 pm | by Burkert Fluid Control Systems | Product Releases | Comments

WhisperValve micro valve technology features a compact design with high efficiency for its size. Innovative actuator technology enables virtually silent switching of the valve. A design with minimal internal volume, excellent flushability and reliable media separation…

Mapping Surgical Approaches for Auditory Brainstem Implantation

May 21, 2015 1:14 pm | by Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins | News | Comments

A technique called auditory brainstem implantation can restore hearing for patients who can't benefit from cochlear implants. A team of US and Japanese experts has mapped out the surgical anatomy and approaches for auditory brainstem implantation...

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Turning Blood Into Neural Cells

May 21, 2015 12:33 pm | by McMaster University | News | Comments

Scientists at McMaster University have discovered how to make adult sensory neurons from human patients simply by having them roll up their sleeve and providing a blood sample. Specifically, stem cell scientists at McMaster can now directly...

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Magnetic Stimulation Helps Map Motor Skills

May 21, 2015 10:40 am | by Technische Universität München | News | Comments

A method known as navigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (nTMS) has been gaining importance in neurosurgery for some time now. Among other applications, it is used to map brain tumors before an operation and to test whether important regions...

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Looking to the Immune System for Cancer Detection

May 21, 2015 10:26 am | by University of St Andrews | News | Comments

Scientists at the University of St Andrews have developed a revolutionary method of identifying cells of the immune system with “molecular fingerprints” which could pave the way for the rapid detection of conditions such as leukemia and lymphoma...

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Continuous Glucose Monitoring with Real-Time Measurement Devices

May 21, 2015 10:21 am | by Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care | News | Comments

Patients with insulin-dependent diabetes can better control their HbA1c value with a combination of blood glucose self-monitoring (BGSM) and continuous interstitial glucose monitoring (CGM) using a real-time measurement device (real-time CGM)...

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