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Could Copper Prevent Spread of Ebola?

October 30, 2014 | by University of Southampton | News | Comments

Research from the University of Southampton has indicated that copper could help to prevent the spread of Ebola. Hand washing, disinfectants and quarantine procedures alone have been found to be insufficient to contain the spread of the ...

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New Device Yields Close-Up Look at Metastasis

October 31, 2014 11:28 am | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

Johns Hopkins engineers have invented a lab device to give cancer researchers an unprecedented microscopic look at metastasis, the complex way that tumor cells spread through the body, causing more than 90 percent of cancer-related deaths ...

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Computer Game Could Help Visually Impaired Kids

October 31, 2014 11:23 am | by University of Lincoln | News | Comments

Researchers are to begin testing a new computer game which they hope could hold the key to helping visually-impaired children lead independent lives. Developed by a team of neuroscientists and video game designers from the University of ...

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Don’t Let Breast Cancer Hit You Like a Snowball in a Snowstorm

October 31, 2014 11:19 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Mid-morning on October 13, 2011, Hollye Jacobs was getting dressed after her breast exam in Santa Barbara, Calif., when the radiologist sent a word that he wanted to see her. “When I walked into his office, I saw images of my breasts on ...

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Microscaffolding Injections to Mend Cartilage, Prevent Osteoarthritis

October 31, 2014 11:10 am | by University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

A UT Arlington bioengineering professor has received a $1.04 million grant from the U.S. Army that aims to regenerate cartilage tissue and reduce osteoarthritis using a patient's own stem cells, spurred through ...     

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Disney Develops Hybrid Fluid Transmission for Swift Robotic Arms

October 31, 2014 11:06 am | by Disney Research | News | Comments

Engineers routinely face tradeoffs as they design robotic limbs – weight vs. speed, ease of control vs. fluidity. A new hybrid fluid transmission developed at Disney Research Pittsburgh promises to eliminate some of those ...   

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Running Shoe Device Prevents Injuries

October 31, 2014 10:44 am | by Asociación RUVID | News | Comments

El Institute of Biomechanics of Valencia (IBV) and the Spanish shoe company KELME have designed a prototype running shoe with an integrated device that improves training management and prevents injuries. The device consists of a microelectronic ...

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Innovations Could Feed the Hungry, Streamline Drug Production

October 31, 2014 10:33 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, Product Design & Development | News | Comments

The winners included a unique genetic sequence that could allow researchers to produce multiple proteins from a lone strand of mRNA. The sequence, a form of internal ribosome entry site (IRES), was found in the wheat virus Triticum moscaic by ...

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Don't Do It Quickly, Do It Right

October 31, 2014 8:30 am | by Jim Janicki, Executive Vice President of Engineering & Quality, RTEmd | RTEmd | Blogs | Comments

Regulatory requirements, business pressures (to get products to market faster), and cost implications often cause good teams to take short cuts. Even highly compliant organizations, when rushed, can lose discipline, causing developers to stray...

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Eviva PSU Polymer for Implantable Brain Shunts

October 31, 2014 8:30 am | by Solvay Specialty Polymers | Solvay Specialty Polymers | Articles | Comments

Implantable brain shunt valves and access ports from France-based Sophysa, a leading supplier of adjustable neurosurgical valves for hydrocephalus treatment, are made of Eviva polysulfone (PSU) resin from Solvay Specialty Polymers. Eviva PSU...

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An Endoscopy with a Panoramic View

October 30, 2014 4:16 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Whether physicians examine or operate on the bladder wall with an endoscope, they can catch a glimpse of only a miniscule section of the organ – their viewpoint is like that of someone looking through a keyhole. But soon, however ...  

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Making Lab-Grown Tissues Stronger

October 30, 2014 3:30 pm | by University of California - Davis | News | Comments

Lab-grown tissues could one day provide new treatments for injuries and damage to the joints, including articular cartilage, tendons and ligaments. Cartilage, for example, is a hard material that caps ...          

Ebola & Engineering: Containing an Epidemic

October 30, 2014 3:22 pm | by Michigan Engineering | Videos | Comments

Ebola isn't just a public health issue, it's an engineering problem, says Wallace Hopp, a professor of engineering and business at the University of Michigan. "The same principles we use to design safe aircraft and nuclear reactors can be used to ...

Post-Op Radiation Therapy Improves Survival for Patients with Resected NSCLC

October 30, 2014 3:08 pm | by American Society for Radiation Oncology | News | Comments

Patients who received post-operative radiation therapy (PORT), radiation therapy after surgery, lived an average of four months longer when compared to the patients who had the same disease site, tumor histology and treatment criteria and ...

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Microsoft Unveils Fitness Gadget, Health Tracking

October 30, 2014 3:06 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is releasing a $199 fitness band that also checks your email and even pay for coffee as the software company seeks to challenge Apple and others in the still-infant market for wearable devices. For instance, Microsoft says ...  

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Vibrating Insoles Could Reduce Falls among Seniors

October 30, 2014 2:59 pm | by Peters Communications | News | Comments

Findings published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation show that imperceptible vibratory stimulation applied to the soles of the feet improved balance by reducing postural sway and gait variability in elderly study ...

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