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A Wristband that Destroys Cancer Cells

March 25, 2015 | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

As it turns out, Google has now secured a patent for a potentially cancer cell-destroying wrist-worn device. For lack of better words, that’s pretty awesome. Winning the war against cancer may very well be all in the wrist. Take that, cancer!

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A Prototype Is Worth a Million Words

March 26, 2015 4:01 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

Advances in prototyping are accelerating the initial phases of product development in multiple ways. First, prototyping technologies are more prevalent and faster than before. Development teams have better access to these tools allowing...

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Complex Life-Support System Takes Over for Heart and Lungs

March 26, 2015 3:41 pm | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

An advanced form of life support that takes over for the failing hearts and lungs of critically ill patients saves lives. But for adults, the odds of surviving depend on which hospital provides the life-supporting treatment - with the best odds...

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How Can the Maker Movement Drive Medical Innovation?

March 26, 2015 3:08 pm | by TEDMED | Videos | Comments

The Maker Movement has been defined as one driven by inventors, designers and tinkerers. It is fueled by a convergence of hackers and artisans who leverage open-source learning, contemporary design and powerful personal technology to solve...

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Modular Serial Platform

March 26, 2015 2:45 pm | by Men Micro, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro Inc., a provider of embedded computing and I/O solutions for mission-critical industrial, mobile and harsh environment applications, has expanded its modular, built-to-order systems with the MH70S designed for storage applications. The CompactPCI Serial...

Sea Slug Provides New Way of Analyzing Brain Data

March 26, 2015 2:39 pm | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

Scientists say our brains may not be as complicated as we once thought - and they're using sea slugs to prove it. Led by graduate student Angela Bruno, researchers at The University of Manchester and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine...

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Lawmaker Questions Maker of Scopes Tied to 'Superbug' Issues

March 26, 2015 1:45 pm | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

A federal lawmaker is seeking details from the manufacturer of medical scopes that have been linked to several "superbug" bacteria outbreaks at U.S. hospitals, increasing pressure on the company. U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., wants to know...

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LCD with PCAP Touch Panel

March 26, 2015 12:56 pm | by Tianma NLT America, Inc. | Tianma NLT America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

LCD supplier Tianma NLT America is introducing a new touch screen technology developed by NLT Technologies, Ltd. The company’s new 8.4-inch XGA is an amorphous-silicon thin-film-transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD) module with a "Wet & Glove" PCAP (projected capacitive)...

Brochure on Complex Motion Control Systems

March 26, 2015 12:49 pm | by Physik Instrumente (Pi) Gmbh & Co. Kg | Product Releases | Comments

Precision motion control systems provider PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. recently released its newest catalog of precision motion solutions for Beamline Instrumentation. The PI Group offers a wide range of high-performance single and multi-axis positioning products, in addition...

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Full Body Scanner Simplifies Early Skin Cancer Detection

March 26, 2015 11:07 am | by Saxony-Anhalt | News | Comments

Researching doctors and medical technicians in Magdeburg have developed a device that has brought the early detection of skin cancer a major step forwards: the full body scanner is set to simplify the work of dermatologists and provide...

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Circular Connector Series

March 26, 2015 10:57 am | by Amphenol Industrial Operations | Product Releases | Comments

Amphenol Industrial Products Group, a maker of interconnect systems, offers an explosion-proof, heavy duty hazardous rated connector series that provides outstanding performance in automated process control and instrumentation systems. The Amphe-Coal EX is a miniature version...

Robotic Supported Training Helps Chronic Spinal Patients Recover

March 26, 2015 10:50 am | by Kawasaki INnovation Gateway at SKYFRONT | News | Comments

Loss of strength and coordination may inhibit the mobility of spinal injury patients long after recovery in the nervous system is complete. An investigation by researchers in Germany and Japan has now demonstrated significant mobility improvements...

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New Stent Devices Fight Strokes

March 26, 2015 10:26 am | by Loyola University Health System | News | Comments

Elizabeth Celli was experiencing a moderate-to-severe stroke when she arrived at Loyola University Medical Center’s Emergency Department. Mrs. Celli was weak on her left side, had difficulty speaking and was unable to walk. But after being...

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Novel Plastic Could Spur New 'Artificial Muscles'

March 26, 2015 10:06 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

A plastic used in filters and tubing has an unusual trait: It can produce electricity when pulled or pressed. This ability has been used in small ways, but now researchers are coaxing fibers of the material to make even more electricity for a...

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Scalp Cooler Prevents Hair Loss in Chemotherapy Patients

March 26, 2015 9:38 am | by University of Huddersfield | News | Comments

Hair loss is one of the most distressing side-effects of cancer treatment and can even deter some patients from undergoing life-saving chemotherapy. But researchers at the University of Huddersfield are establishing the scientific basis...

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3D Respiratory Tissue Model Measures Chemical Impact on Lungs

March 26, 2015 9:23 am | by R&D at British American Tobacco | News | Comments

A 3-dimensional model of human respiratory tissue has been shown to be an effective platform for measuring the impact of chemicals, like those found in cigarette smoke, or other aerosols on the lung. Effective lab-based tests are required...

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