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Quick, Easy-to-Use Ketosis Breath Test Will Benefit Diabetics

April 23, 2015 9:56 am | by Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) | News | Comments

VTT has developed a quick, easy-to-use ketosis test for consumers that can detect acetone on exhaled breath. The test will benefit diabetics and dieters in particular, but it can easily be adapted to other uses as well, such as the detection...

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3D Fiber Probe

April 23, 2015 9:48 am | by Werth, Inc. | Werth, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The patented Werth Fiber Probe (WFP) has opened up the world of microstructures for tactile coordinate metrology. Its low contact forces, less than one millinewton, and its small probe spheres (down to 20 µm sphere diameter) makes the 3D WFP ideal for applications...

Nanoparticle Drug Reverses Parkinson’s-Like Symptoms

April 23, 2015 9:45 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

As baby boomers age, the number of people diagnosed with Parkinson's disease is expected to increase. Patients who develop this disease usually start experiencing symptoms around age 60 or older. Currently, there’s no cure, but scientists are...

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Cancer Scan Could Remove Need for Radiotherapy for Cured Patients

April 23, 2015 9:37 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

A UK National Cancer Research Institute trial led from the University of Manchester and the Christie NHS Foundation Trust has suggested that in patients with early stage Hodgkin lymphoma the late effects of radiotherapy could be reduced by...

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Engineering More Natural and Durable Replacement Heart Valves

April 23, 2015 9:30 am | by Worcester Polytechnic Institute | News | Comments

With a $450,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) will analyze how mechanical forces and cellular growth factors affect the growth and development of human heart valves...

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Drug-Eluting Implant Determines Personalized Cancer Treatment

April 22, 2015 4:04 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

More than 100 drugs have been approved to treat cancer, but predicting which ones will help a particular patient is an inexact science at best. A new device developed at MIT may change that. The implantable device, about the size of the grain...

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Watching Living Taste Cells in Action

April 22, 2015 3:58 pm | by Australian National University | News | Comments

Scientists have for the first time captured live images of the process of taste sensation on the tongue. The international team imaged single cells on the tongue of a mouse with a specially designed microscope system. "We've watched live...

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19" Modular Managed Gigabit Ethernet Switch

April 22, 2015 3:48 pm | by Men Micro, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro’s robust NH30 29-Gigabit Ethernet switch offers carrier grade Layer 2 and Layer 3 VLAN routing capabilities The pre-configured CompactPCI Serial NH30, which comes in a half 19-inch format, is an additional member of the modular...

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The App to Help End Cataract Blindness

April 22, 2015 3:44 pm | by HelpMeSee | News | Comments

HelpMeSee, a global campaign to eliminate cataract blindness, has successfully tested a pre-release version of its GIS-GPS app for community mobilization. The mobile app, currently for use on Android devices, will allow community health workers...

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MedTech Memoirs: Artificial Limbs

April 22, 2015 2:55 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

Believe it or not, the earliest recorded use of an artificial limb dates back to the book of Vedas from Sanksrit, India, believed to have been written between 3,500 and 1,800 B.C. It describes Queen Vishpla, an Indian warrior queen, who...

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Automatic Film Splicer

April 22, 2015 1:41 pm | by Butler Automatic | Product Releases | Comments

Butler Automatic, the inventor of automatic splicing solutions, announces its new SP3HSL Series Automatic Film Splicer. The SP3HSL Series Automatic Film Splicer, an automatic web splicing system for printed sleeve films, will increase line efficiency in...

Immunity Testing System

April 22, 2015 12:02 pm | by Teseq | Product Releases | Comments

Teseq now offers a testing system that meets the new requirements for immunity testing to low frequency disturbances in the frequency range of 15 Hz to 150 kHz. The NSG 4060 complies with current testing standards including EN 61326-3-1, IEC 61850-3...

Glucose Dehydrogenase

April 22, 2015 11:48 am | by BBI Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

BBI Solutions demonstrates its commitment to biosensor market with the launch of a new grade of FAD-GDH BBI Solutions (BBI) has announced the launch of a next generation FAD-dependent Glucose Dehydrogenase (FAD-GDH) for blood glucose monitoring. For people with...

Anesthesia Workstations: Is Monitoring Affecting Product Choice?

April 22, 2015 11:16 am | by Jessica Edge, Analyst, Clinical Care Devices, IHS Medical Technology | Blogs | Comments

The market for anesthesia devices is largely divided into stand-alone anesthesia machines and anesthesia workstations (those sold with a patient monitor of the same brand). Stand-alone anesthesia machines leave the manufacturer without a patient...

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World-First: MRI Used to Study Infant Pain

April 22, 2015 11:10 am | by Oxford University | News | Comments

The brains of babies 'light up' in a very similar way to adults when exposed to the same painful stimulus, a pioneering Oxford University brain scanning study has discovered. It suggests that babies experience pain much like adults. The study...

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