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Builders of Obama's Health Website Saw Red Flags

October 23, 2013 2:06 pm | by Jack Gillum & Julie Pace, Associated Press | News | Comments

Crammed into conference rooms with pizza for dinner, some programmers building the Obama administration's showcase health insurance website were growing increasingly stressed. Some worked past 10 p.m., energy drinks in hand.    

A Non-Invasive Approach to Carpal Tunnel

October 23, 2013 2:05 pm | by Palo Medical | News | Comments

Palo Medical, LLC, a Covington, La.-based company specializing in health product innovation, has announced a new product, the aPallo Wrist brace system, the most effective non-invasive treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome.   

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3D Printing Medical Implants

October 23, 2013 2:02 pm | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Laser Zentrum Hannover have discovered that a naturally-occurring compound can be incorporated into three-dimensional printing processes to create medical implants out of non-toxic polymers.

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Software Traces Origins of Genetic Disorders 20 Times More Accurately

October 23, 2013 1:59 pm | by KU Leuven | News | Comments

In a bioinformatics breakthrough, iMinds – STADIUS – KU Leuven researchers have successfully applied advanced artificial intelligence to enable the automated analysis of huge amounts of genetic data. Their new software suite, eXtasy, automatically generates the most likely cause of a given genetic disorder.

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X-Ray Van Drives Around London Giving Free Check-Ups

October 23, 2013 1:57 pm | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

London is famed for its historic sites, its double-decker buses and its West End shows, but the city now has a more dubious distinction: Britain's public health agency says it has become the tuberculosis capital of Western Europe.   

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Paper-Based Device Could Bring Medical Testing to Remote Locales

October 23, 2013 1:53 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

In remote regions of the world where electricity is hard to come by and scientific instruments are even scarcer, conducting medical tests at a doctor's office or medical lab is rarely an option.         

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New Agreement for Distribution of Needle Free Injection Devices

October 23, 2013 9:24 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

Bioject Medical Technologies, a leading developer and manufacturer of needle-free injection technology, has announced that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Fondaco PTE, LTD, a premier medical supplies company based in Singapore.

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An Innovative Sealing Hemostat

October 23, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Baxter International has announced the launch of HEMOPATCH Sealing Hemostat, a novel collagen-based hemostatic device, following CE mark approval in Europe. HEMOPATCH is a resorbable hemostatic device used for surgical procedures.   

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Guided Therapeutics Receives $250,000 Milestone Payment

October 23, 2013 8:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Guided Therapeutics has announced that it received a $250,000 milestone payment from Freedom Meditech. Freedom Meditech’s ClearPath DS-120, cleared by the FDA this year, is a first-in-class, non-invasive tool designed to measure autofluorescence in the crystalline lens of the eye

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Predicting the Fate of Stem Cells

October 22, 2013 4:27 pm | by Erin Vollick, University of Toronto | News | Comments

University of Toronto researchers have developed a method that can rapidly screen human stem cells and better control what they will turn into. The technology could have potential use in regenerative medicine and drug development.  

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PVDF Copolymer for Minimally Invasive Catheters

October 22, 2013 4:25 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Arkema has introduced Kynar Rx 752 polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) copolymer for use in minimally invasive medical catheters that are exposed to bodily fluids for less than 30 days. Kynar Rx 752 copolymer exhibits exceptional flexibility, very low friction, and can be melt extruded in single or multi-layers for catheter shafts and other performance medical tubing.

'Cool' Invention Wins First Place at MADMEC

October 22, 2013 4:24 pm | by Rob Matheson, MIT | News | Comments

Heating or cooling certain parts of your body — such as applying a warm towel to your forehead if you feel chilly — can help maintain your perceived thermal comfort. Using that concept, four MIT engineering students developed a thermoelectric bracelet that monitors air and skin temperature, and sends ...

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Photos of the Day: MIT's Thermoelectric Bracelet Wins $10,000

October 22, 2013 4:22 pm | by MIT | News | Comments

A thermoelectric bracelet that helps people maintain a comfortable body temperature takes home $10,000 from MIT’s annual materials-science design competition. The team estimates that if the device stops one building from adjusting its temperature by even just ...

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Infographic: Saving Time & Money with 3D Printing

October 22, 2013 4:12 pm | by Kylee Swenson Gordon, Autodesk | News | Comments

Unbelievable advancements are being made in the 3D-printing world. Some ideas that were mere fantasy a few years ago are now in the works.                  

Precision Current Sense Resistor

October 22, 2013 4:07 pm | by MDT Staff | Stackpole Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole’s CSS precision current sense resistor series is ideal for high current applications because it offers very low resistance values. The 4 watt rated CSS2725 is available in resistance values down to 0.25 milliohms. This allows for its use in sensing currents above 50 amps with much less thermal energy dissipated. 

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