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The Nuts and Bolts of Biodegradable Implants

July 21, 2015 8:57 am | by AAMI | News | Comments

Patients recovering from major skeletal injuries frequently rely on permanent synthetic and inert hardware to support bone tissue during the healing process. This approach utilizes pins, plates, rods, and screws that are often left in place...

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3D Printing Tissues and Organs Could Help Treat Incurable Diseases

July 21, 2015 8:53 am | by Binghamton University, State University of New York | News | Comments

A team of Binghamton University researchers are creating a 3D printing process to build implantable tissues and organs to treat otherwise incurable diseases. Biomedical engineering professors Kaiming Ye and Sha Jin are focusing on potential diabetes...

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Catheter-based Heart Valve Operations: An Ever-growing Competition for Scalpels

July 20, 2015 4:16 pm | by Dr. Thomas Kron, Freelance Medical Journalist | Articles | Comments

Catheter-supported operations as an alternative to operative procedures are becoming ever more popular in many medical fields; because catheter systems are being continually improved and due to an increase in the number of older and multi-morbid...

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Coming Soon: A Take-Home Herpes Test

July 20, 2015 4:01 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

The FDA has recently approved a take-home HSV-1 test provided by Theranos, a company that provides diagnostic testing for hundreds of diseases with only a few drops of blood. Testers can now use Theranos’ finger-stick technology to test outside of the lab...

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3400 MHz Voltage Controlled Oscillator

July 20, 2015 2:12 pm | by Crystek Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCO55CC-3400-3400 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates at 3400 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.3 V~4.9 V. This VCO features a max. phase noise of -112 dBc/Hz @ 10 KHz offset and has excellent linearity...

Disabled Patients Perform Concert with 'Brain Computer Music Interface'

July 20, 2015 1:46 pm | by University of Plymouth | News | Comments

Pioneering technology has been used to unite a string quartet and four people living with severe disability for a world first in musical performance. The Paramusical Ensemble saw patients from the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN) in...

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'Pill on a String' Could Help Spot Early Signs of Cancer

July 20, 2015 12:43 pm | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

A 'pill on a string' developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge could help doctors detect esophageal cancer - cancer of the gullet - at an early stage, helping them overcome the problem of wide variation between biopsies, suggests...

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Watching Sugar Enter Brain and Cancer Cells

July 20, 2015 11:46 am | by Columbia University | News | Comments

Researchers at Columbia University have reported a new approach to visualize glucose uptake activity in single living cells by light microscopy with minimum disturbance. In a recent study published inAngewandte Chemie International Edition...

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'Bioartificial Liver' Could Treat Acute Liver Failure

July 20, 2015 11:07 am | by Mayo Clinic | News | Comments

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have developed and are testing an alternative to liver transplantation called the Spheroid Reservoir Bioartificial Liver that can support healing and regeneration of the injured liver, and improve outcomes and reduce...

Industrial Router

July 20, 2015 10:54 am | by KEB America | Product Releases | Comments

KEB America, Inc. announces the release of their new C6 Router for the North American market. Scheduled to begin distribution (immediately/late 2015/next year), the industrial router is the latest development to KEB’s COMBICONTROL...

A Way Forward: Enabling Effective Clinical Decision-Making Through Simulation

July 20, 2015 10:31 am | by James B. McGee, MD Scientific Advisory Board Chairman and Co-Founder, DecisionSim Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Much attention is being paid to the skill of “decision-making” in healthcare. This trend is driven by a number of factors including cost, patient safety, and an increasingly complex healthcare environment. Not only are there more diagnostic and...

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Photos of the Day: NASA Telescope Tech Creates 3D Map of the Eye

July 20, 2015 10:01 am | by Abbott | News | Comments

Abbott announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval and launch of the iDesign Advanced WaveScan Studio System. The system acts as the "brain" of the LASIK procedure, generating a high-definition scan that measures and maps...

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Metamaterials May Help to Create the 'Perfect Lens'

July 20, 2015 9:31 am | by Michigan Technological University | News | Comments

A single drop of blood is teeming with microorganisms--imagine if we could see them, and even nanometer-sized viruses, with the naked eye. That's a real possibility with what scientists call a "perfect lens." The lens hasn't been created...

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Can a Simple Colored Bulb Promote Sleep in the Hospital?

July 20, 2015 9:08 am | by Christine Phelan Kueter, University of Virginia | News | Comments

There’s a lot in the hospital that gets in the way of a good night’s sleep: bedding, noise, personal cleanliness, distressing neighbors and temperature extremes among them. But it’s well-documented, too, that sleep is critical to healing, promoting...

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Electroacupuncture Implant Treats Erectile Dysfunction

July 20, 2015 9:03 am | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, PD&D, @melfass | News | Comments

Valencia Technologies Corporation, a medical technology corporation, currently holds a patent for subcutaneous neuromodulation system (SNS), which emits a low-powered electrical stimulus that communicates with the brain to help regulate blood...

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