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Bionic Hand Designed & 3D Printed in Bedroom

October 30, 2013 4:01 pm | by BBC News | Videos | Comments

A young engineer based near Bristol has designed and built a prototype bionic hand in his bedroom. Roboticist Joel Gibbard, 23, developed the prosthetic using parts made on ...            

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Better Use of Lighting in Hospital Rooms May Improve Patients' Health

October 30, 2013 4:00 pm | by Wiley | News | Comments

A new study suggests that changing the lighting patterns in hospital rooms so that they're more aligned with normal sleep-wake cycles could help patients feel better with less fatigue and pain. Published early online in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, the findings point to a simple and inexpensive way to potentially improve patient care.

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Joystick Advances Independent Voting

October 30, 2013 3:57 pm | by Andy Henion, Michigan State University | News | Comments

A voting joystick created at Michigan State University could eventually enable people with dexterity impairments, senior citizens and others to exercise their right to cast ballots independently. On Nov. 5, many will vote absentee – or skip voting altogether – because of ...

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Novel Technique for Suturing Tissue-Engineered Collagen Graft Improves Tendon Repair

October 30, 2013 3:53 pm | by Vicki Cohn, BioResearch Open Access | News | Comments

The repair of ruptured tendons often requires the use of a graft to bridge gaps between the torn tendon and bone. A tissue-engineered collagen graft can reduce the complications associated with other types of tendon grafts, but ...   

Four Myths About Melanoma

October 30, 2013 3:49 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

When it comes to melanoma and other skin cancers, misconceptions abound. It is important to understand what will help prevent them and what might actually increase a person's risk. Here are four common myths related to melanoma and other...

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Spring-Energized Seals and Bearings Significantly Lower Cost

October 30, 2013 2:23 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Saint-Gobain Seals Group was recently selected to supply OmniSeal spring-energized seals and Rulon bearings for use in high-performance clinical chemical analyzer systems. Chemical analyzers are used in a variety of professions such as medicine and forensics and in such industries as environmental, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, agricultural, consumer products, and food and beverage.

Highly Efficient Aquionics UV-LED Transmittance Monitor

October 30, 2013 1:15 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The new Aquionics PearlSense T254 is the world’s first transmittance monitor to use UV-LED technology. The monitor provides UV disinfection system manufacturers and operators with highly accurate UV transmittance (UVT) readings in all conditions over an extended lifetime, ensuring proper UV dosing and efficient operation.

High-tech Liquid Handling Platform

October 30, 2013 1:10 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Hamilton Robotics has introduced the Hamilton VANTAGE for immediate release. The highly flexible, multi-purpose pipetting platform features a completely new, state-of-the-art linear motor design and contact-free NanoPulse pipetting technology covering a wide volume range (100 nL – 1 mL).

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C.R. Bard shifts jobs to upstate N.Y.

October 30, 2013 12:01 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

C.R. Bard began adding jobs in its Queensbury, N.Y., facility, adding 30-40 positions after 2 rounds of layoffs last year. The Murray Hill, N.J.-based firm shifted product lines it acquired to the upstate New York plant, vice president & treasurer...

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Medtronic claims a win in European patent row with Edwards Lifesciences

October 30, 2013 10:58 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medtronic is claiming a win in Europe in its patent row with Edwards Lifesciences over their competing transcatheter aortic valve implants. The European Patent Office issued a preliminary, non-binding ruling that the Edwards patent at the center of a...

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Wireless Microcurrent Generating Wound Dressing for Army Rangers

October 30, 2013 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Vomaris Wound Care, Inc., a regenerative medical device company specializing in microcurrent field generating technologies for the wound care market, announced that in an effort to identify improved options for wound care, a clinical study to...

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Olympic Gold Medalist Megan Rapinoe Joins Forces with DJO Global

October 30, 2013 3:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

DJO Global, Inc. today announced that Megan Rapinoe, Olympic gold medalist for the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team and member of the Seattle Reign FC, a part of the National Women’s Soccer League, is partnering with the medical device company to...

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Startup Finds Hope in Second Look at 'Failed' Alzheimer’s Drugs

October 30, 2013 12:00 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A new startup hopes to spin drug candidate straw into medicinal gold by scouring data from failed clinical trials of Alzheimer’s treatments and identifying patient subtypes for whom the drugs may actually work.      

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Measuring Hormones Could Help Improve Breast Cancer Risk Prediction

October 29, 2013 6:05 pm | by AACR | News | Comments

Including the levels of several hormones in currently used breast cancer risk prediction models improves prediction, and this could help better identify women who would benefit from chemoprevention, according to results presented here at the...

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OrbusNeich's COMBO Dual Therapy Stent Shows Excellent Early Healing and Durable Outcomes Out to 24 Months

October 29, 2013 5:58 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

OrbusNeich has announced that new clinical data presented at TCT 2013 show durable outcomes as well as excellent early healing and optimal neointimal suppression out to 24 months following placement of the COMBO Dual Therapy Stent.  

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