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Microsoft Unveils Fitness Gadget, Health Tracking

October 30, 2014 3:06 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Microsoft is releasing a $199 fitness band that also checks your email and even pay for coffee as the software company seeks to challenge Apple and others in the still-infant market for wearable devices. For instance, Microsoft says ...  

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Vibrating Insoles Could Reduce Falls among Seniors

October 30, 2014 2:59 pm | by Peters Communications | Comments

Findings published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation show that imperceptible vibratory stimulation applied to the soles of the feet improved balance by reducing postural sway and gait variability in elderly study ...

Photos of the Day: 3D Printed Injection Molding

October 30, 2014 2:44 pm | by Stratasys | Comments

Stratasys, a provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, has announced its collaboration with design and product development company, Worrell, to accelerate medical device development through the use of 3D ...   

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Global Market for Medical Device Tech to Reach $538.7B in 2018

October 30, 2014 2:20 pm | by BCC Research | Comments

BCC Research reveals in its new report, MEDICAL DEVICES: TECHNOLOGIES AND GLOBAL MARKETS, the global market for medical device technologies is expected to reach $538.7 billion in 2018; registering a compound annual growth ...   

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Could Copper Prevent Spread of Ebola?

October 30, 2014 11:07 am | by University of Southampton | Comments

Research from the University of Southampton has indicated that copper could help to prevent the spread of Ebola. Hand washing, disinfectants and quarantine procedures alone have been found to be insufficient to contain the spread of the ...

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Reconstruction of a Patterned Piece of Spinal Cord in 3D Culture

October 30, 2014 11:00 am | by Technische Universitaet Dresden | Comments

Mouse embryonic stem cells differentiate into structures that resemble the neural tube and show the typical embryonic patterning. The central nervous system in vertebrates develops from the neural tube, which is the basis for the ...  

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Inflatable Robotic Arm Inspires Design of Disney's Latest Character

October 30, 2014 10:54 am | by Byron Spice, Carnegie Mellon University | Comments

When Don Hall saw a robot arm made of balloons while visiting Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute several years ago, he knew instantly that Baymax, a pivotal character in the animated feature he was co-directing for Disney, also ...

3D Model Skin Burnt to Find Better Bandages for Child Burns Victims

October 30, 2014 10:47 am | by Queensland University of Technology | Comments

Skin reconstructed in a laboratory will be burnt and then blasted by a new state-of-the-art laser in the search to improve bandaging for children's burns, says leading burns and trauma researcher Dr Leila Cuttle. Dr Cuttle is a senior ...

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'Nanomotor Lithography' Answers Call for Affordable, Simpler Device Manufacturing

October 30, 2014 10:42 am | by UC San Diego | Comments

What does it take to fabricate electronic and medical devices tinier than a fraction of a human hair? Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego recently invented a new method of lithography in which nanoscale robots swim over ...

'Treasure in Saliva' May Reveal Deadly Diseases Early Enough to Treat Them

October 30, 2014 10:29 am | by Stuart Wolpert, UCLA | Comments

UCLA research could lead to a simple saliva test capable of diagnosing — at an early stage — diabetes and cancer, and perhaps neurological disorders and autoimmune diseases.The study, the most comprehensive analysis ever conducted of ... 

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Tiny Carbon Nanotube Pores Make Big Impact

October 30, 2014 10:24 am | by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | Comments

A team led by the Lawrence Livermore scientists has created a new kind of ion channel based on short carbon nanotubes, which can be inserted into synthetic bilayers and live cell membranes to form tiny pores that transport water, protons ...

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Research Program to Develop Cost-Effective, 3D Printed Biomedical Tech

October 30, 2014 10:16 am | by Oxford Performance Materials | Comments

Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) has announced the commencement of an extensive joint research program with Yale University to develop innovative and cost-effective 3D printed biomedical technologies and applications ...    

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Photos of the Day: Exploring the Science behind Scalp Cooling

October 29, 2014 3:58 pm | by Paxman | Comments

Scalp cooling works by lowering the temperature of the head and scalp immediately before, after and during the administration of chemotherapy. This in turn reduces the blood flow to the hair follicles, thus preventing or minimizing the damage, meaning that hair loss is not inevitable...

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Scalp Cooler Could Halt Chemo Hair Loss

October 29, 2014 3:52 pm | by University of Huddersfield | Comments

The hair loss that is often an emotionally devastating consequence of chemotherapy can be halted by the use of special scalp cooling devices used before, during and after treatment. Now University of Huddersfield researchers, working closely with one of the world’s leading companies...

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Novel Ultrasound Technology to Screens for Heart Conditions

October 29, 2014 3:26 pm | by UC San Diego | Comments

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have determined for the first time the impact of a ring-shaped vortex on transporting blood flow in normal and abnormal ventricles within the human heart. They worked with cardiologists at the Non-Invasive Cardiology Laboratory...

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