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Converting Adult Human Cells to Hair-Follicle-Generating Stem Cells

January 28, 2014 10:21 am | by University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine | News | Comments

If the content of many a situation comedy, not to mention late-night TV advertisements, is to be believed, there's an epidemic of balding men, and an intense desire to fix their follicular deficiencies. One potential approach to reversing...

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Facelift Complications Eased with Help of New 3D Imaging Technique

January 28, 2014 10:17 am | by Michelle Ma, University of Washington | News | Comments

Millions of people each year remove wrinkles, soften creases and plump up their lips by injecting a gel-like material into their facial tissue. These cosmetic procedures are sometimes called “liquid facelifts” and are said to be minimally...

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DNA-Built Nanostructures Safely Target, Image Cancer Tumors

January 28, 2014 10:05 am | by University of Toronto | News | Comments

A team of researchers at the University of Toronto has discovered a method of assembling "building blocks" of gold nanoparticles as the vehicle to deliver cancer medications or cancer-identifying markers directly into cancerous tumors. The...

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Swiss Cheese Crystal or High-Tech Sponge?

January 28, 2014 9:52 am | by Charlotte Hsu, University at Buffalo | News | Comments

The sponges of the future will do more than clean house. Picture this, for example: Doctors use a tiny sponge to soak up a drug and deliver it directly to a tumor. Chemists at a manufacturing plant use another to trap and store unwanted...

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Photos of the Day: Drug Delivering Sponge

January 28, 2014 9:47 am | by University at Buffalo | News | Comments

Created by chemists at the University at Buffalo and Penn State Hazleton, this sponge-like crystal contains many pores that change shape when exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light. In addition, the normally colorless crystal blushes in the... 

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ReCor Medical Announces Major Advances with Its Ultrasound-Based Renal Denervation System

January 28, 2014 3:05 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

ReCor Medical today announced major advances in its Paradise System™ for renal denervation (RDN), confirming its commitment to lead in the treatment of patients with resistant hypertension (HTN). The Company announced that it has received...

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Retired NFL Players Fear Dementia Based on Unproven Tests

January 27, 2014 8:45 pm | by Lindsey Tanner, The Associated Press | News | Comments

After thousands of hits to his head and confronted with troubling symptoms, NFL Hall of Famer Joe DeLamielleure is sure he has the devastating brain disease CTE—even though the strongest scientific evidence says it can only be diagnosed...

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Covidien Receives Japanese Regulatory Approval for Reinforced Stapling Reload Technology

January 27, 2014 5:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Covidien plc has announced that its Japanese subsidiary, Covidien Japan Inc., has received Shonin approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare for its Endo GIA Reinforced Reload with Tri-Staple technology. This approval...

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Non-Drip, One Component Silicone Offers High Temperature Resistance

January 27, 2014 3:55 pm | by MDT Staff | Master Bond, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Placing an emphasis on convenient handling, Master Bond MasterSil 705TC features a paste consistency that doesn’t require mixing. This single component system sets up in 7 minutes and has a non-corrosive cure at room temperature when exposed to atmospheric humidity.

Ultra-Low Profile Surface Mount Coin Cell Holders

January 27, 2014 3:34 pm | by MDT Staff | Keystone Electronics Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

When circuit board height is a critical design parameter, Keystone offers a solution with an ultra-low profile holder for the #2032 Lithium Coin Cells. These new holders rise only 2mm above the PCB surface and are ideal for retaining cells securely under shock and vibration in high-density applications for PCB requirements.

MEMS Technology Enables Pulse Activity Tracker

January 27, 2014 3:27 pm | by MDT Staff | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices announced that the ADXL362 MEMS accelerometer is integrated into the Pulse activity tracker developed by Withings. The Pulse activity tracker is a pocket-sized tool designed to help users to achieve their personal health and fitness goals.

Catheter Adhesive Provides Easy Cure Confirmation and Post-Cure Inspection

January 27, 2014 3:06 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

212-CTH-UR-SC is the latest in a series of Dymax adhesives to be formulated with both Ultra-Red and patented See-Cure technologies. It’s designed for use in catheter assembly and offers excellent bond strength to a variety of substrates including platinum and polycarbonate...

Transforming the Medical Devices Industry Through Unique Device Identification

January 27, 2014 12:36 pm | by Rajeev Kapoor & Chris Paddison, A.T. Kearney | Articles | Comments

As consumers, of course, we’re all familiar with bar codes. But consider the profound transformations resulting from this universal product identifier. Today’s consumer-goods industries rely on bar code–powered innovations in inventory... 

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Thermal Management Solutions for MedTech

January 27, 2014 12:21 pm | by Matt Connors, Engineering Group Leader, Thermacore, Inc. | Thermacore, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Regardless of whether the 2.3% medical device tax is here to stay or not in 2014, regulatory and competitive pressures are forcing medical OEMs to consider new technologies to reduce costs. Active thermal management technologies, such as...

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New Biomedical Diagnostics Using Personalized 3D Imaging

January 27, 2014 12:16 pm | by Universidad Carlos III of Madrid | News | Comments

This innovation enables 3D images of living organisms to be obtained with greater speed and precision. In broad terms, helical optical projection tomography consists in rotating a sample while moving it vertically in order to then obtain...

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