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3D Images that You Can Feel

April 10, 2015 3:20 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

Unfortunately, the laws of physics aren’t too keen on holographic projections being composed of actual touchable matter. The British company Ultrahaptics seems to have found a way around this. They’re developing a prototype for haptic technology...

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Growing Cardiac Tissue on 'Spider Silk' Substrate

April 10, 2015 1:40 pm | by Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology | News | Comments

Genetically engineered fibers of the protein spidroin, which is the construction material for spider webs, has proven to be a perfect substrate for cultivating heart tissue cells, MIPT researchers found. They discuss their findings in...

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Inkjet-Printed Liquid Metal Could Bring Wearable Tech, Soft Robotics

April 10, 2015 1:36 pm | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

New research shows how inkjet-printing technology can be used to mass-produce electronic circuits made of liquid-metal alloys for "soft robots" and flexible electronics. Elastic technologies could make possible a new class of pliable robots...

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MAR-1 Series Miniature Pressure Regulators

April 10, 2015 11:43 am | by Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc. | Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

When Clippard introduced a miniature regulator in 1962, the MAR-1 became very popular as a simple, robust, and cost-effective regulator in a small package with exceptionally long life. As regulator applications continue to increase, Clippard is meeting the demand with a variety of new models, options and improvements. Regulators are offered in either relieving or non-relieving versions. The ...

Circulatory Support Without Surgery

April 10, 2015 11:11 am | by Omar Benavides, Ph.D., Senior Product Development Engineer, Procyrion, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Heart failure accounts for 3.6 million hospitalizations, 300,000 deaths, and $35 billion in annual healthcare costs in the US alone. More than 3 million heart failure patients currently suffer from chronic fatigue and painful swelling while...

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Cost-Effective Production of Magnetic Sensors

April 10, 2015 10:52 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

They are found wherever other measurement methods fail: magnetic sensors. They defy harsh environmental conditions and also function in fluids. A new procedure is now revolutionizing the production of two-dimensional magnetic sensors: They...

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Are Scientists Nearing a Cure for Baldness?

April 10, 2015 10:32 am | by University of Southern California | News | Comments

If there’s a cure for male pattern baldness, it might hurt a little. A team led by USC Stem Cell Principal Investigator Cheng-Ming Chuong has demonstrated that by plucking 200 hairs in a specific pattern and density, they can induce up...

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Visualizing Potential Brain Cancer Treatments in Real Time

April 10, 2015 10:27 am | by Virginia Tech | News | Comments

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have developed new imaging techniques to watch dangerous brain tumor cells respond to treatment in real time. Published in NANO Letters, the study was led by Zhi Sheng and Deborah Kelly...

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Rolling Ring Linear Drive

April 10, 2015 10:23 am | by Amacoil, Inc. | Amacoil, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Changing linear pitch on Uhing rolling ring linear drives is now fast and easy using a lever control option on the drive unit. The pitch control lever permits manually setting and changing linear pitch independently of the drive motor speed or other controls. This means that motors and devices...

Breath Test for Detecting Head and Neck Cancer

April 10, 2015 10:18 am | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

Inhale, then exhale. This simple act could now save lives. A technology developed in part at EPFL can quickly identify the presence of a head and neck cancer, such as of the throat or mouth by analyzing people's breath. The new device...

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Making Tumors Glow

April 10, 2015 9:37 am | by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering | Videos | Comments

Distinguishing a cancerous tumor from healthy tissue during surgery is a difficult undertaking. While MRI scans can be used prior to surgery to reveal tumor boundaries, once the surgery has begun, surgeons must rely on their hands and eyes to...

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Photos of the Day: Training Young Physicians in Robotic Surgery

April 10, 2015 9:33 am | by University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

UCLA’s Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology and Surgical Science Laboratory are holding UCLA’s first-ever, grand scale robotic surgical training sessions. In this photo, instructors monitor trainees in robotic surgery...

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Insights on the Fourth Edition of EMC Standard IEC 60601 for Medical Devices

April 10, 2015 9:15 am | by SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services | News | Comments

The main reason for publishing this new edition of the EMC standard is the proliferation of mobile phones. People are carrying them around everywhere, including hospitals. When so many people have a mobile radio transmitter in their pocket...

Editing HIV Out of Our Genome with CRISPR

April 10, 2015 8:53 am | by University of Massachusetts Medical School | News | Comments

A component of the immune system found in normal bacteria, in its natural state CRISPR protects bacteria from viral invasion. Since its discovery, researchers have been furiously finding ways to program this system to quickly and selectively...

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Device Can Insert 'Cargo' into 100,000 Cells Per Minute

April 10, 2015 8:39 am | by University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

A new device developed by UCLA engineers and doctors eventually help scientists study the development of disease, enable them to capture improved images of the inside of cells and lead to other improvements in medical and biological research...

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