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Are Clinical Trials Just the Beginning for Google’s Wristband?

July 2, 2015 | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

Last week, while I was enjoying the Florida heat on vacation and completely unaware of any such medtech happenings, it was announced via Bloomberg that Google was working on the development of a wristband that tracked biometric information. Oh goodie...

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Small Electronic Enclosures

July 2, 2015 3:53 pm | by OKW Enclosures Inc. | OKW Enclosures, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TEKO has launched REMO-TEK small electronic enclosures – a fresh new design with rounded edges for improved ergonomics. REMO-TEK offers electronics designers a smart modern standard enclosure for a wide range of applications including remote controls, mobile USB systems, compact measurement devices, pulse generation for ultra-sound and infra-red, mobile data recording and wireless...

Genetic Testing in Kids Is Fraught with Complications

July 2, 2015 3:30 pm | by University of Utah Health Sciences | News | Comments

A woman coping with the burden of familial breast cancer can't help but wonder if her young daughter will suffer the same fate. Has she inherited the same disease-causing mutation? Is it best to be prepared for the future, or to wait? During the last...

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A Global Fight Against Dangerous Counterfeit and Unapproved Medical Products: From Operation Pangea to FDA’s Global Strategic Framework

July 2, 2015 11:51 am | by Howard Sklamberg, J.D., George Karavetsos, J.D., and Cynthia Schnedar, J.D. | Blogs | Comments

Unfolding earlier this month was a global cooperative effort, which included the Food and Drug Administration, to combat the online sale and distribution of potentially counterfeit and illegal medical products. Operation Pangea VIII was a project...

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Working Out in Artificial Gravity

July 2, 2015 11:45 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) have a number of exercise options, including a mechanical bicycle bolted to the floor, a weightlifting machine strapped to the wall, and a strap-down treadmill. They spend a significant portion...

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Seeing the World Through Assistive Glasses

July 2, 2015 11:40 am | by Bielefeld University | News | Comments

A new research project at the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interactive Technology (CITEC) in Bielefeld University focuses on the development of a mobile adaptive assistance system in the form of intelligent glasses that provide unobtrusive...

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'Cool Effort' for Soldiers with Heat Injuries

July 2, 2015 11:36 am | by Bob Reinert/USAG Natick Public Affairs | News | Comments

In hopes of bringing medical treatment to Soldiers on remote battlefields in warm climates, the folks at Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, or NSRDEC, recently put forth a "cool effort." The Heat Ailment recovery pack...

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How To Grow Back The Back: Engineered Cartilage Surfaces

July 2, 2015 10:16 am | by University of California - Berkeley | News | Comments

You’re going to shrink today. You did yesterday, and you will again tomorrow. By bedtime every night, you’re likely to be about an inch shorter than when you got up. But assuming you sleep lying down, each evening’s rest restores you to full height...

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Electrical Stimulation Can Reverse Spinal Cord Nerve Damage

July 2, 2015 10:01 am | by American Physiological Society | News | Comments

Approximately 12,000 spinal cord injuries (SCI) happen every year in the U.S., the majority caused by car accidents, falls, sporting accidents and gunshot wounds. Better emergency care and therapy have made SCI manageable, but researchers...

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First Successful Heart Transplant Following Use of Total Artificial Heart

July 2, 2015 9:52 am | by University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

A petite 44-year-old woman has received a successful heart transplant at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, thanks to an experimental Total Artificial Heart designed for smaller patients. The UCLA patient is the first person in California...

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Full Conference Program Announced for 2015 R&D 100 Awards & Technology Conference

July 2, 2015 9:41 am | by Advantage Business Media | News | Comments

Advantage Business Media’s R&D Magazine, sponsor of the R&D 100 Awards, today announced the full conference agenda for the R&D 100 Technology Conference to be held November 12-13, 2015 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. The R&D 100 Awards...

Brain Activity Predicts Promiscuity and Problem Drinking

July 2, 2015 9:35 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

A pair of brain-imaging studies suggest researchers may be able to predict how likely young adults are to develop problem drinking or engage in risky sexual behavior in response to stress. The new research is part of the ongoing Duke Neurogenetics...

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Your Smartphone Could One Day Tell You You're Pregnant

July 2, 2015 9:27 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Researchers at the Hanover Centre for Optical Technologies (HOT), University of Hanover, Germany, have developed a self-contained fiber optic sensor for smartphones with the potential for use in a wide variety of biomolecular tests, including...

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Elastic Gel to Speed Up Wound Healing

July 2, 2015 9:14 am | by Brigham and Women's Hospital | News | Comments

A team of bioengineers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), led by Ali Khademhosseini, PhD, and Nasim Annabi, PhD, of the Biomedical Engineering Division, has developed a new protein-based gel that, when exposed to light, mimics many...

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PEEK Polymer

July 2, 2015 8:58 am | by Ensinger | Product Releases | Comments

Ensinger, Inc., a PEEK extruder, has been using Victrex PEEK polymer for extruding TECAPEEK for over thirty years. VICTREX, the first resin supplier to make PEEK polymer, owns and controls the resin...

Document Management Software

July 1, 2015 8:17 pm | by Assurx, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

AssurX, Inc., an enterprise quality management, risk and regulatory compliance solution provider, today announced the release of the latest update to their AssurX document management software. The document...

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