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Nanoscale Assembly Line

August 28, 2014 2:03 pm | by ETH Zurich | Comments

Cars, planes and many electronic products are now built with the help of sophisticated assembly lines. Mobile assembly carriers, on to which the objects are fixed, are an important part of these assembly lines. In the case of a car body, the...

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From Nose to Knee: Engineered Cartilage Regenerates Joints

August 28, 2014 12:12 pm | by University of Basel | Comments

Human articular cartilage defects can be treated with nasal septum cells. Researchers at the University and the University Hospital of Basel report that cells taken from the nasal septum are able to adapt to the environment of the knee joint...

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Novel 'Butterfly' Molecule Could Build New Sensors

August 28, 2014 12:06 pm | by Florida State University | Comments

Exciting new work by a Florida State University research team has led to a novel molecular system that can take your temperature, emit white light, and convert photon energy directly to mechanical motions. And, the molecule looks like a...

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Simple Test could Detect Most Common Cause of Visual Impairment in the UK

August 28, 2014 11:46 am | by AlphaGalileo | Comments

A simple colour test that could detect the early onset of a condition which accounts for over half of visual impairment certifications in the UK is being researched by scientists at Aston University. Dr Frank Eperjesi, an optometry specialist...

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Medtronic Receives Clearance for the SHILLA Growth Guidance System

August 28, 2014 11:04 am | by Medtronic, Inc. | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. today announced the 510(k) clearance and launch of the SHILLA(TM) Growth Guidance System. The system is designed for treatment of skeletally immature pediatric patients less 10 years of age diagnosed with severe, progressive...

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EMIT Corporation Awarded CE-Mark

August 28, 2014 10:51 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

EMIT Corporation announced today that it has received CE-Mark for its Hypothermx Intravenous Fluid and Blood Warming Devices with sterile fluid paths, allowing for sales expansion into the European and other OUS markets. EMIT Corporation also...

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Japan Lab Unable to Replicate Stem Cell Results

August 28, 2014 10:51 am | by Elaine Kurtenbach, AP Business Writer | Comments

The Japanese laboratory that retracted a paper reporting a potentially major breakthrough in stem cell research said Wednesday its researchers have not managed to replicate the results. Scientists at the government-affiliated Riken Center for...

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Covidien Acquires Venous Disease Treatment Developer Sapheon

August 28, 2014 10:43 am | by Business Wire | Comments

Covidien plc has announced that it has acquired Sapheon, Inc., a privately-held developer of venous disease treatments. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Based in Morrisville, N.C., Sapheon develops and...

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Do-It-Yourself Blood Pressure Care Can Beat MDs

August 28, 2014 10:43 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | Comments

"Do-it-yourself" blood pressure measurements and medicine changes work better than usual doctor-office care in some patients, a study of older adults in England found. Those who did their own readings at home and adjusted their medicine as...

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AAMI Asks FDA to Clarify Standards Expectations

August 28, 2014 10:39 am | by AAMI | Comments

AAMI has sought clarity on what considerations U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review staff would like the association and similar organizations to take into account during the standards development and revision processes. The association...

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Making Science Fiction a Science Reality: 10 Finalist Teams Selected For $10 Million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE

August 28, 2014 10:31 am | by XPRIZE | Comments

XPRIZE, the global leader in incentivized prize competitions, today announced the 10 finalist teams competing for the $10M Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE, a 3.5-year global competition sponsored by the Qualcomm Foundation for teams to develop...

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Neuroscientists Reverse Memories’ Emotional Associations

August 28, 2014 10:23 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | Comments

Most memories have some kind of emotion associated with them: Recalling the week you just spent at the beach probably makes you feel happy, while reflecting on being bullied provokes more negative feelings. A new study from MIT neuroscientists...

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Innovations in Blood Glucose Monitoring with New Device

August 28, 2014 10:15 am | by Business Wire | Comments

Nipro Diagnostics, Inc., today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared its TRUE METRIX™ Self-Monitoring blood glucose system and the TRUE METRIX™ PRO Professional Monitoring blood glucose system. As the...

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Photos of the Day: Have a Nice Trip? See you Next Fall!

August 28, 2014 10:13 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Conventional efforts to prevent falls include exercises to boost strength and balance, but researchers at the University of Illinois in Chicago are trying a completely different approach. It's based on promising, preliminary results with a…

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Tripping Seniors on Purpose to Stop Future Falls

August 28, 2014 10:01 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | Comments

Researchers are tripping seniors on purpose, and it's not some kind of warped practical joke. The experiment is among techniques being studied to prevent falls, the leading cause of injury in older adults. Falls in the elderly cost $30 billion...

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