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Retinal Prosthesis Provides Light/Darkness Differentiation

October 15, 2014 11:10 am | by Duke Medicine | Videos | Comments

Larry Hester, 66, has been blind for half his life from a condition called retinitis pigmentosa. In September, 2014, an electronic stimulator was surgically implanted in his left eye. On October 1st, 2014 Duke eye surgeon Dr. Paul Hahn turned ...

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Charged Graphene Enables a Unique View of DNA During Sequencing

October 15, 2014 10:58 am | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

When Illinois researchers set out to investigate a method to control how DNA moves through a tiny sequencing device, they did not know they were about to witness a display of molecular gymnastics. Fast, accurate and affordable DNA sequencing is the first step toward personalized medicine...

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Biomarker Offers Diagnosis of Cancer Cause

October 15, 2014 10:50 am | by Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health | News | Comments

CLIP2 serves as a radiation marker: After exposure to radiation from radioiodine, both the genetic activity and the protein expression are increased, as the scientists' studies were able to substantiate. CLIP2 appears to be particularly significant...

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Low-Cost, Disposable Lung Infection Detector Developed

October 15, 2014 10:33 am | by University of California - Irvine | News | Comments

Imagine a low-cost, disposable breath analysis device that a person with cystic fibrosis could use at home along with a smartphone to immediately detect a lung infection, much like the device police use to gauge a driver's blood alcohol level...

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Protein-Based Material Has Some Nerve to It

October 15, 2014 10:23 am | by University of California - Berkeley | News | Comments

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have taken proteins from nerve cells and used them to create a "smart" material that is extremely sensitive to its environment. This marriage of materials science and biology could give birth to a...

Reprogrammed Skin Cells Could Lead to Alzheimer’s Cure

October 15, 2014 10:01 am | by University of Wollongong | News | Comments

Neuroscientists from UOW are reprogramming skin cells in order to discover new treatments and ultimately a cure for a range of devastating brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Schizophrenia and Motor Neurone Disease. Dr Lezanne Ooi, from the...

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FDA Approved Leads Safe for Full-Body MRI Scans

October 15, 2014 9:46 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of its CapSureFix Novus MRI SureScan 5076 Lead for use with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The lead is approved for MRI scans positioned on any region of the body when...

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Regenerative Medicine: The Future Has Arrived

October 15, 2014 8:30 am | by David Green, CEO, Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology | Articles | Comments

Regenerative medicine is a quickly growing field that offers the potential to repair and replace damaged cells, tissue and organs. Although the field has shown rapid growth over the last decade, it still must overcome a series of hurdles before...

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New York State: A Beacon for Bio/Med Growth

October 15, 2014 8:30 am | by Jessica Crawford, President, MedTech Association | Blogs | Comments

The Bio/Med Breakthroughs: Advancing New York’s Innovation Economy industry report by MedTech, the trade association for bioscience and medical technology (Bio/Med) companies in New York, which was launched at MEDTECH 2014, reveals a number...

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New Environmentally-Friendly Polyurethane Potting Compound

October 15, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Epoxies has released a new plant-based potting, casting and encapsulating compound for electronic applications with low toxicity requirements. Called 20-2121 Polyurethane, this environmentally-friendly alternative to conventional potting compounds is made from natural...

Molding Services in Cleanroom Environment

October 15, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Sil-Pro, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Sil-Pro has announced the completion of 6,000 additional square feet of ISO Class 7 cleanroom space. The new space is a response to an increased demand for contract manufacturing/assembly applications, as well as thermoplastic molding, by new and existing customers...

Device to Enable Pain-Free Injections

October 14, 2014 3:42 pm | by American Society of Anesthesiologists | News | Comments

Imagine no tears during infant vaccines and no fear of the needle for those old enough to know what’s coming. Such painless injections could be possible with a device that applies pressure and vibration while the needle is inserted in the skin...

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Sensor to Help Optimize Fit of Prosthetics

October 14, 2014 3:29 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

As an amputee walks on a prosthetic leg during the day, the natural fluid in the leg shifts and the muscles shrink slightly. Now imagine the problem that poses for the fit of the prosthesis. There’s a growing need for a solution. The national...

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FDA Approved Software Solution Offers Efficient Monitoring of Lung Cancer Treatment

October 14, 2014 3:15 pm | by Columbia University Medical Center | News | Comments

Columbia University’s imaging software that facilitates 3D lung tumor segmentation, licensed to Varian Medical Systems, has been incorporated into the Smart Segmentation module of Varian’s Eclipse treatment planning system and has received FDA...

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Experimental Test Reveals Sinus Problems as Allergic, Viral or Bacterial Issue

October 14, 2014 3:09 pm | by Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science | News | Comments

It’s that time of the year where a perfect storm of fall allergies and cold and flu season will send hordes of sniffling sneezing sufferers to the doctor’s office. Currently, physicians don’t have a quick way to tell if sinus problems are allergic, viral...

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