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Soft Robotics 'Toolkit' Features Everything a Robot-Maker Needs

September 19, 2014 3:12 pm | by Harvard University | Comments

A new resource unveiled today by researchers from several Harvard University labs in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin provides both experienced and aspiring researchers with the intellectual raw materials needed to design, build, and...

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New Diagnostic Method Identifies Genetic Diseases

September 19, 2014 2:51 pm | by Max-Planck-Gesellschaft | Comments

People with genetic diseases often have to embark on an odyssey from one doctor to the next. Fewer than half of all patients who are suspected of having a genetic disease actually receive a satisfactory diagnosis. Scientists from the Charité...

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New Fertility Test for Assessment of Ovarian Reserve for Pregnancy

September 19, 2014 2:41 pm | by Roche | Comments

Roche today announced the launch of the Elecsys Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) blood test, the first fully-automated AMH test for assessing a woman’s ovarian reserve. AMH is an important fertility marker used by healthcare professionals to...

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4WEB Medical Unveils 3D-Printed Osteotomy Truss System

September 19, 2014 1:54 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

4WEB Medical announces the formal launch of the largest offering of 3D-printed foot and ankle osteotomy implants on the market today at this weekend's American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society annual meeting in Chicago. The Osteotomy Truss...

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Industry Associations Support Continued Efforts to Repeal Device Tax

September 19, 2014 1:49 pm | by MITA, AdvaMed, and MDMA | Comments

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) and the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA) today announced their collective support for the continued bipartisan efforts to...

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Simple Test Can Help Detect Alzheimer's Before Dementia Signs Show

September 19, 2014 11:06 am | by York University | Comments

York University researchers say a simple test that combines thinking and movement can help to detect heightened risk for developing Alzheimer's disease in a person, even before there are any telltale behavioural signs of dementia. Faculty of...

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Graphene Sensor Tracks Down Cancer Biomarkers

September 19, 2014 10:51 am | by Institute of Physics | Comments

An ultrasensitive biosensor made from the wonder material graphene has been used to detect molecules that indicate an increased risk of developing cancer. The biosensor has been shown to be more than five times more sensitive than bioassay...

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Smartphone App Reveals Users' Mental Health, Performance, Behavior

September 19, 2014 10:44 am | by Dartmouth College | Comments

Dartmouth researchers and their colleagues have built the first smartphone app that automatically reveals students' mental health, academic performance and behavioral trends. In other words, your smartphone knows your state of mind – even if...

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Sensing Neuronal Activity with Light

September 19, 2014 10:22 am | by California Institute of Technology | Comments

For years, neuroscientists have been trying to develop tools that would allow them to clearly view the brain's circuitry in action — from the first moment a neuron fires to the resulting behavior in a whole organism. To get this complete picture...

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No Sedative Necessary: Scientists Discover New 'Sleep Node' in the Brain

September 19, 2014 10:12 am | by University at Buffalo | Comments

A sleep-promoting circuit located deep in the primitive brainstem has revealed how we fall into deep sleep. Discovered by researchers at Harvard School of Medicine and the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, this...

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Trial Begins for MRI-Compatible Robot Designed to Improve Accuracy of Prostate Biopsies

September 19, 2014 10:08 am | by Worcester Polytechnic Institute | Comments

A novel robotic system that can operate inside the bore of an MRI scanner is currently being tested as part of a biomedical research partnership program at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston with the aim of determining if the robot, in...

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Researchers Study Vital 'On/Off Switches' that Control When Bacteria Turn Deadly

September 19, 2014 9:53 am | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | Comments

No matter how many times it's demonstrated, it's still hard to envision bacteria as social, communicating creatures. But by using a signaling system called "quorum sensing," these single-celled organisms radically alter their behavior to suit...

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A New Molecule Allows for an Increase in Stem Cell Transplants

September 19, 2014 9:49 am | by University of Montreal | Comments

Investigators from the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) at the Université de Montréal have just published, in the prestigious magazine Science, the announcement of the discovery of a new molecule, the first of its kind...

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Magnetic Neural Control with Nanoparticles

September 18, 2014 2:35 pm | by Denis Paiste, Materials Processing Center, MIT | Comments

Magnetic nanoparticles don’t have to be "one size fits all." Instead, individual magnetic nanoparticles can be tailored in an array of differing sizes and compositions to allow for heating them separately by varying the frequency and amplitude...

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Opportunities Remain for New Advanced Products in US Chronic Wound Management Market

September 18, 2014 12:44 pm | by GlobalData | Comments

The traditional wound management devices market in the US, consisting of sponges, pads and bandages, is unlikely ever to disappear, despite the development of next-generation wound management technologies with improved efficacy, according...

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