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'Smart' Glasses for People with Poor Vision Being Tested

June 19, 2014 2:26 pm | by University of Oxford | Comments

Oxford University researchers are measuring how their smart glasses can help people with limited vision navigate and avoid walking into obstacles. "The idea of the smart glasses is to give people with poor vision an aid that boosts their...

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Stress Tracker Focuses on Breathing

June 19, 2014 2:02 pm | by Spire | Comments

By monitoring breathing, Spire brings insight to a user’s entire day by measuring streaks of focus and periods of tension while also offering accurate information on physical activity. Changing the way technology helps people be healthier...

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Medtech Innovator 2014 Winner Announced

June 19, 2014 10:38 am | by RCT Ventures | Comments

267 companies submitted their plans. A panel of investor judges reviewed the entries to select the MedTech Innovator Top 10 Semi-Finalists. The investor judges included Christopher P. Martin, President, RCT Ventures; Ned Scheetz, Founder...

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Microwave Helmet Differentiates Bleeding Strokes from Clot-Induced Strokes

June 19, 2014 10:20 am | by Chalmers University of Technology | Comments

The results from the initial clinical studies involving the microwave helmet Strokefinder confirm the usefulness of microwaves for rapid and accurate diagnosis of stroke patients. This is shown in a scientific article published on Monday...

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Photos of the Day: Stroke Seeking Helmet

June 19, 2014 10:19 am | by Chalmers University of Technology | Comments

Strokefinder enables earlier diagnosis than current methods, which improves the possibility to counteract brain damage.In the article, researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sahlgrenska Academy and Sahlgrenska University Hospital...

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Spinal Devices Developer Secures $64 Million Financing

June 19, 2014 9:46 am | by Benvenue Medical | Comments

Benvenue Medical, a developer of minimally invasive solutions for spine repair, announced it completed a $64 million round of financing. The spine company intends to use the proceeds to build its US commercial presence, scale up manufacturing...

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NDC Implements Voluntary Recall of Guidewire

June 19, 2014 9:41 am | by FDA | Nitinol Devices & Components, Inc. | Comments

Nitinol Devices & Components, Inc. (NDC) announced today a voluntary recall of its HydroFinity Hydrophilic Guidewires. The HydroFinity Guidewire is a product developed and manufactured by NDC and distributed by Covidien. It is a nitinol...

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Quantum Mechanism to Trigger the Emission of Tunable Light at Terahertz Frequencies

June 18, 2014 5:05 pm | by University of Southampton | Comments

Scientists have found that two-dimensional (2D) nanostructures with asymmetric design enable a new quantum mechanism, triggering the emission of tunable light at terahertz frequencies—with unprecedented efficiency. The researchers, from...

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False Negative Results Found in Prognostic Testing for Breast Cancer

June 18, 2014 5:01 pm | by The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth | Comments

A recent study evaluating HER2 testing in a large cohort of women with breast cancer found important limitations in the conventional way HER2 testing is performed in the US and internationally. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center...

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Modeling How Neurons Work Together for Better Prosthetics

June 18, 2014 4:54 pm | by University of Cambridge | Comments

A newly-developed, highly accurate representation of the way in which neurons behave when performing movements such as reaching could not only enhance understanding of the complex dynamics at work in the brain, but aid in the development...

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Breathalyzer Test May Detect Deadliest Cancer

June 18, 2014 4:42 pm | by American Friends of Tel Aviv University | Comments

Lung cancer causes more deaths in the U.S. than the next three most common cancers combined (colon, breast, and pancreatic). The reason for the striking mortality rate is simple: poor detection. Lung cancer attacks without leaving any... 

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Bioengineer Receives $2.9 Million Grant to Improve Brain Implants

June 18, 2014 4:33 pm | by University of Pittsburgh | Comments

Less than two years ago, a brain-computer interface designed at the University of Pittsburgh allowed Jan Scheuermann to control a robotic arm solely with her thoughts. Using the arm to bring a chocolate bar to her mouth and taking a bite...

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TE Connectivity to Acquire Measurement Specialties

June 18, 2014 4:27 pm | by TE Connectivity Ltd. | Te Connectivity Ltd., Measurement Specialties, Inc. | Comments

TE Connectivity Ltd., a world leader in connectivity, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Measurement Specialties, Inc. for $86 cash per share or a total transaction value of approximately $1.7 billion...

Space Station Top Results for Biotechnology and Health Announced

June 18, 2014 4:23 pm | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | Comments

From creating better vaccines, to helping the elderly, to inspiring students, the International Space Station creates a versatile research environment to study science, education and health -- and to learn from them in ways that lead to life...

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NIH Launches 3D Print Exchange for Researchers, Students

June 18, 2014 4:18 pm | by NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases | Comments

The National Institutes of Health has launched the NIH 3D Print Exchange, a public website that enables users to share, download and edit 3D print files related to health and science. These files can be used, for example, to print custom...

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