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Creating Bright X-Ray Pulses in the Laser Lab

November 11, 2014 11:12 am | by Technische Universitat Wien | Comments

X-rays are widely used in medicine and in materials science. To take a picture of a broken bone, it is enough to create a continuous flux of X-ray photons, but in order to study time-dependent phenomena on very short timescales, short X-ray ...

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Southern Research Institute & UAB Partner to Develop Life-Changing Medical Devices

November 11, 2014 10:03 am | by Southern Research Institute & UAB | Comments

Southern Research Institute, developer of seven FDA-approved cancer drugs, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a leading research institution ranked 23rd nationally in NIH funding, have partnered to develop new medical ...

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World’s First Multi-Hour Wearable Device for Pain Relief Unveiled

November 11, 2014 9:56 am | by ZetrOZ | Comments

The first device in a new technology category of ultrasound bio-electronics, sam, the world’s only multi-hour wearable device for pain relief and accelerated healing, was FDA-cleared and CE-marked earlier this year and is now available for ...

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Attacking Tumors with Miniaturized Antennas

November 10, 2014 11:55 am | by Scott Gordon, University of Wisconsin-Madison | Comments

A conversation with a University of Wisconsin-Madison neurosurgeon prompted two engineering researchers to challenge a commonly held idea about tumor ablation, and as a result, they're now working to commercialize a new technology that could...

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Next-Gen Heart Implant First in Canada

November 10, 2014 11:42 am | by University Health Network | Comments

A surgical team at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre led by internationally-acclaimed cardiovascular surgeon, Dr. Vivek Rao, has successfully implanted a novel mechanical device, the HeartMate IIITM, into a patient with advanced heart failure...

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Diagnosing Diseases in Pre-Term Babies with Their Diapers

November 10, 2014 11:31 am | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | Comments

She woke up in her hospital room feeling nothing short of desperation. Katie Brenner remembered giving birth to a tiny daughter hours earlier but the doctors and nurses had whisked the preterm infant away for care. She hadn’t seen little Ruthie...

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Polymer Probe Controls Spinal Cord Neurons with Light

November 10, 2014 11:24 am | by Denis Paiste, Materials Processing Center, MIT | Comments

MIT researchers have demonstrated a highly flexible neural probe made entirely of polymers that can both optically stimulate and record neural activity in a mouse spinal cord — a step toward developing prosthetic devices that can restore...

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Bionic Hand Restores Feeling for Amputee

November 10, 2014 11:02 am | by CORDIS | Comments

A prosthetic hand, which provides a sense of touch acute enough to handle an egg, has been completed and is now exploited by the NEBIAS project after 10 years of EU-funded research. The world’s most advanced bionic hand was tested with the help...

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Device that Runs Hundreds of Lab Tests with Single Drop of Blood Wins XCHALLENGE

November 10, 2014 10:34 am | by Nokia | Comments

XPRIZE, the global leader in incentivized prize competition, today awarded DMI (DNA Medicine Institute) the $525,000 Grand Prize in the Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE, a competition to catalyze breakthrough medical sensing technologies that will...

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Team Approach Attacks Cardiac ‘Alarm Fatigue’

November 10, 2014 9:51 am | by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center | Comments

The sound of monitor alarms in hospitals can save patients' lives, but the frequency with which the monitors go off can also lead to "alarm fatigue," in which caregivers become densensitized to the ubiquitous beeping. Researchers at Cincinnati...

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Growing New Blood Vessels from Scar Cells

November 10, 2014 9:32 am | by Houston Methodist | Comments

By transforming human scar cells into blood vessel cells, scientists at Houston Methodist may have discovered a new way to repair damaged tissue. The method, described in an upcoming issue of Circulation (early online), appeared to improve blood flow...

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Hybrid Anchor Technology Offers Unique Solution for Arthroscopic Surgery

November 10, 2014 9:16 am | by DePuy Synthes | Comments

The DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson has launched GRYPHON Anchors with PROKNOT Technology (GRYPHON PROKNOT Anchors), the first arthroscopic hybrid anchor solution for repair of shoulder and hip instability. The announcement...

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Photos of the Day: The Curious World Medical Imaging Reveals

November 10, 2014 9:09 am | by GE Reports | Comments

Of the many Eureka! moments experienced by scientists since Archimedes, Wilhelm Roentgen’s discovery of X-rays in 1895 was among the least auspicious. When he trained his cathode ray apparatus on his wife’s hand and imaged the bones of her...

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Improving Stroke Treatment with Ultrasound and Microbubbles

November 7, 2014 5:09 pm | by University of Virginia | Comments

When University of Virginia biomedical engineering professor John Hossack and colleagues in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the School of Medicine consider bubbles, they think of something much more useful than a child’s plaything or sparkling wine...

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DARPA Speeds Funding for New Biotech

November 7, 2014 1:33 pm | by DARPA | Comments

Many businesses and academic researchers wishing to pursue cutting-edge research ideas with government support lack the resources to navigate the burdensome paperwork requirements required to win federal grants or contracts. DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office...

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