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Stem Cells May Be More Widespread and with Greater Potential than Previously Believed

June 30, 2014 11:37 am | by Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology | News | Comments

With the plethora of research and published studies on stem cells over the last decade, many would say that the definition of stem cells is well established and commonly agreed upon. However, a new review article appearing in the July 2014...

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Noninvasive Brain Control

June 30, 2014 11:06 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Optogenetics, a technology that allows scientists to control brain activity by shining light on neurons, relies on light-sensitive proteins that can suppress or stimulate electrical signals within cells. This technique requires a light source...

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Single-Pixel 'Multiplex' Captures Elusive Terahertz Images

June 30, 2014 10:59 am | by Boston College | News | Comments

A novel metamaterial enables a fast, efficient and high-fidelity terahertz radiation imaging system capable of manipulating the stubborn electromagnetic waves, advancing a technology with potential applications in medical and security imaging...

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Watching Individual Neurons Respond to Magnetic Therapy

June 30, 2014 10:50 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

Engineers and neuroscientists at Duke University have developed a method to measure the response of an individual neuron to transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) of the brain. The advance will help researchers understand the underlying...

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A Step Closer to Bio-Printing Transplantable Tissues and Organs

June 30, 2014 10:40 am | by University of Sydney | News | Comments

Researchers have made a giant leap towards the goal of 'bio-printing' transplantable tissues and organs for people affected by major diseases and trauma injuries, a new study reports. Scientists from the Universities of Sydney, Harvard... 

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Researchers Develop Tech to Extend Liver Preservation for Transplantation

June 30, 2014 10:24 am | by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a new supercooling technique to increase the amount of time human organs could remain viable outside the body. This study was conducted in rats, and if it succeeds in humans, it would enable a world-wide allocation...

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Ankle Implant Is More Common to Relieve Severe Arthritis Pain

June 30, 2014 9:38 am | by Hospital for Special Surgery | News | Comments

Arthritis can cause terrible pain, making activities of daily living difficult, if not impossible. While most people are familiar with knee and hip replacement surgery for debilitating arthritis in these joints, ankle replacement is another...

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Stryker to Acquire Small Bone Innovations

June 30, 2014 9:20 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Small Bone Innovations, Inc. (SBi) has announced that Stryker Corporation will acquire substantially all the assets of SBi in an all cash transaction for up to $375 million. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2014...

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FDA Approves Inhalable Diabetes Drug Afrezza

June 30, 2014 9:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a long-delayed inhalable diabetes medication to help patients control their blood sugar levels during meals. The FDA cleared MannKind Corp.'s Afrezza, a fast-acting form of insulin, for...

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High Precision Microscope Stages with Linear Motor Technology

June 29, 2014 4:45 pm | by MDT Staff | Prior Scientific, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Prior’s newest stage technology, the HLD117 Linear Motor Stages bring a new level of speed and precision to microscope automation. With superior repeatability of 0.15μm, scanning speeds of up to...

Stepper Motors Offer Max Power, Minimum Space

June 29, 2014 4:39 pm | by MDT Staff | Micromo | Product Releases | Comments

With the new FDM0620 series, MICROMO presents a high performance FAULHABER stepper motor with minimal size. All components (including connections) are in a housing that measures...

Flexible Color Digital Materials for Realistic 3D Printing

June 29, 2014 4:32 pm | by MDT Staff | Stratasys Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Stratasys released a previously announced extension to its range of flexible and rigid material options for the Objet500 Connex3 Color Multi-material 3D Printer...

Composite Push-to-Connect Fittings

June 29, 2014 4:24 pm | by MDT Staff | Bimba Manufacturing Company | Product Releases | Comments

Bimba Manufacturing Company and its subsidiary Pneumadyne announced a new line of composite push-to-connect fittings. The broad new line, which combines plastic with existing metal barbed fittings...

EtherCAT Based Closed Loop Control for Pulse/Direction Drives

June 29, 2014 4:16 pm | by MDT Staff | Acs Motion Control | Product Releases | Comments

ACS Motion Control has strengthened its line of EtherCAT network products with the development of a dual/quad axis pulse/direction drive interface module that delivers...

Sapphire Optics are Durable and Impervious to Chemicals

June 29, 2014 4:02 pm | by MDT Staff | Meller Optics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Custom sapphire optics for integration into medical instruments that come in frequent contact with the skin, blood, medications, cleaners, and other harsh chemicals are available from Meller Optics, Inc. of Providence, RI...

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