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Making Science Fiction a Reality: 3 Medical Devices Straight from Star Trek

January 29, 2015 | Blogs | Comments

While we haven’t quite been able to achieve light-speed travel or teleportation just yet, science fiction has forecasted a number of technologies that are anything but fiction. Star Trek in particular offered surprising insight into technological...

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Deep-Brain Imaging Reveals Separate Functions for Nearly Identical Neurons

January 30, 2015 11:56 am | News | Comments

Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have used new deep-brain imaging techniques to link the activity of individual, genetically similar neurons to particular behaviors of mice. Specifically, for the first time ever scientists watched as one...

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State Declares Electronic Cigarettes a Health Threat

January 30, 2015 10:51 am | News | Comments

California health officials Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls as "vaping" grows in...

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'Lighting Up' Brain Cancer Cells to Guide Surgery

January 30, 2015 10:43 am | News | Comments

Two new fluorescent dyes attracted to cancer cells may help neurosurgeons more accurately localize and completely resect brain tumors, suggests a study in the February issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of...   

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Bacteria-Repelling Coating May Allow More Successful Medical Implants

January 30, 2015 10:29 am | News | Comments

A novel, bacteria-repelling coating material that could increase the success of medical implants has been created by researchers. The material helps healthy cells 'win the race' to the medical implant, beating off competition from bacterial...

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Mayo Clinic Expert Explains Telemedicine Benefits and Policy Changes

January 30, 2015 10:21 am | News | Comments

If you haven’t already experienced telemedicine, you may soon have the option. Technology is helping people connect with their physicians in new ways and from a distance, and interest is growing in updating state and federal policies to help...

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Medical Device Tax Led To Thousands Of Job Cuts

January 30, 2015 10:11 am | News | Comments

A recent survey conducted by a medical technology trade group blames a tax on medical devices for about 18,500 industry job cuts in the last two years. The Advanced Medical Technology Association said the tax -- which was enacted as part of...

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Overcoming Patient Leakage Current Issues

January 30, 2015 10:04 am | XP Power | Articles | Comments

IEC 60601 is the generally accepted standard for medical electrical and electronic equipment, required for the commercialization of this type of equipment in many countries. To guard against electric shock, the specification defines maximum

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SXSW Names Interactive Innovation Award Finalists

January 30, 2015 9:37 am | News | Comments

A shark-detecting buoy, 3D printed prosthetic limbs changing lives in Sudan, and a “thinking” music player were among the finalists for the South By Southwest (SXSW) Innovation Awards, to be presented for innovative developments in the Internet...

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Next-Gen X-ray Imaging Will Proliferate in 2015

January 30, 2015 9:00 am | Teledyne Dalsa | Blogs | Comments

The introduction of thin-film-transistor (TFT) flat X-ray detectors in the late 1990s rapidly changed the landscape of the dynamic X-ray imaging market. In less than 10 years, the incumbent technology, the image intensified CCD (IICCD), has been...

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Is Your New Mobile Health App Secure in 2015?

January 30, 2015 8:30 am | Blogs | Comments

It is estimated that 500 million smartphone users worldwide will use healthcare applications in 2015 – from using the phone to detect glaucoma in the eye to taking cardiac measurements. The users include healthcare professionals, consumers, and...

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3D Printing Stands to Change the Face of Healthcare

January 30, 2015 8:26 am | Blogs | Comments

The most exciting aspects of the medical device industry for me is focused in two parts. First, the future potential of 3D printing in the medtech sector continues to excite. The apparent ease of using 3D printing to produce unique-patient implants...

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Detecting Concussions and Other Brain Injuries

January 29, 2015 4:21 pm | Videos | Comments

Neurosurgeon and PhD researcher Uzma Samadani is the cofounder of Oculogica, a neurodiagnostic company that specializes in using eye-tracking technology to detect concussions and other brain injuries that are invisible to radiologic scans. She...

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Building Ontario’s Most Gender-Diverse Engineering Class

January 29, 2015 4:11 pm | News | Comments

The first-year class of engineering students at the University of Toronto is 30 percent women, a record number for both the university and the province. National numbers, expected later this year, could show University of Toronto as Canada’s most...

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Case Study: CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ

January 29, 2015 10:28 am | Articles | Comments

When the medical device manufacturer ZELTIQ had trouble producing its new fat-freezing product for the CoolSculpting process, they brought it to Electron Beam Engineering, Inc. (EBE)to help solve the issue. The device - a liquid-cooled heat...

Forecasting the Flu with Social Network Analysis

January 29, 2015 10:17 am | News | Comments

Three UC San Diego researchers say they can predict the spread of flu a week into the future with as much accuracy as Google Flu Trends can display levels of infection right now. The study - appearing in Scientific Reports, an online journal...

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