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New Spectrum Analyzers up to 7.5 GHz

June 13, 2014 12:03 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Rigol Technologies has announced their latest series of products: 2 new high-performance, high frequency spectrum analyzers built on the extremely popular DSA800 series platform...

Innovative Force Measuring Systems

June 12, 2014 11:55 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

L. S. Starrett has introduced a new range of force measurement testers whose innovative touchscreen-based user interface has the potential to significantly reduce set-up times – helping research scientists and manufacturing engineers perform...

3D Optical Surface Measuring Systems

June 12, 2014 11:49 pm | by MDT Staff | Mahr Federal, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Mahr Federal has introduced two new optical surface measuring systems designed to provide fast non-contact 3D scanning and evaluation of very small to medium sized surface details on a wide range of components, including optics...

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Panel Provides Unanimous Favorable Recommendation to FDA for Bard's Drug Coated Balloon

June 12, 2014 8:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

C. R. Bard, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Circulatory System Devices Advisory Panel provided a unanimous favorable recommendation to FDA for use of the Lutonix Drug Coated Balloon PTA Catheter (DCB)...

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ulrich medical Releases New Spinal Implant for U.S. Market

June 12, 2014 5:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ulrich medical USA, Inc., has announced the U.S. market release of the uCentum Comprehensive Posterior System for open and minimally invasive (MIS) surgical approaches which is intended to provide immobilization and stabilization of spinal...

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Rehab Helps Paralyzed Rats Learn to Grip Again

June 12, 2014 4:42 pm | by University of Zurich | News | Comments

After a large stroke, motor skills barely improve, even with rehabilitation. An experiment conducted on rats demonstrates that a course of therapy combining the stimulation of nerve fiber growth with drugs and motor training can be successful. The key, however, is the correct sequence: Paralyzed animals only ...

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Compact Proton Therapy for Fight Against Cancer

June 12, 2014 4:33 pm | by HZDR | News | Comments

The future face of modern-day anti-cancer therapy based on charged particles like protons could potentially involve using laser accelerators. However, these facilities will need to be reduced in terms of both size and cost compared to conventional ones. In the scientific journal, "Applied Physics B" Dresden medical physicist Umar Masood is the first to ...

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iHealth Launches World's Most Portable Mobile Blood Glucose Monitor

June 12, 2014 4:28 pm | by iHealth Lab | News | Comments

iHealth Lab has announced the launch of the iHealth Align, the world's smallest, FDA-approved mobile blood glucose monitor. The meter plugs directly into a smart phone and displays and stores readings using the iHealth Gluco-Smart app.  By displaying readings directly on ...

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Researchers Win Gates Foundation Grant to Make Next Generation Condoms

June 12, 2014 4:23 pm | by University of Wollongong | News | Comments

A team of researchers from the University of Wollongong (UOW) has received Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funding to help develop a Next Generation Condom that “significantly preserves or enhances pleasure, in order to improve ..."

Collisions with Robots without the Risk of Injury

June 12, 2014 4:10 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Teamwork between humans and robots will be the motto of the future. But robots may not injure humans at all. When does contact cause an injury, though? Researchers are exploring this for the first time in a study. Everybody has experienced ...

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Engineers Identify How Brain Regulates Its Blood Flow

June 12, 2014 4:05 pm | News | Comments

In a new study published online in the Journal of the American Heart Association June 12, 2014, researchers at Columbia Engineering report that they have identified a new component of the biological mechanism that controls ...   

FDA Approves Bayer's Magnetic Resonance Contrast Agent

June 12, 2014 4:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Bayer HealthCare has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new indication for Gadavist@  (gadobutrol) injection for intravenous use with MRI of the breast to assess the presence and extent of malignant breast  disease. The approval is ...

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Implanted Infection Prevention

June 12, 2014 12:44 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Hospital germs can be fatal, since they are resistant to antibiotics. As a result, alternative methods of defense against bacteria are in demand. Fortunately, a German-French research team has been able to develop bone implants that keep the germs at bay. The figures are alarming ...

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A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words

June 12, 2014 12:39 pm | by Paul Hayes, JDRF | News | Comments

For nearly 100 years, we have known that type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a disease fundamentally about the progressive loss of insulin-producing beta cells, but measuring that loss has continued to elude researchers—at least until now. In a recent scientific publication, JDRF-funded researchers used a ...

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Potential Anti-TNF Response Biomarker Identified

June 12, 2014 12:34 pm | by European League Against Rheumatism | News | Comments

DNA methylation has been identified as a potential biomarker of response to etanercept and adalimumab in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) according to preliminary results from one of the largest methylome-wide investigations of treatment response to anti-TNF therapies. These data ...

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