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Clamping Down on Cancer-Causing Mutations

May 6, 2014 4:08 pm | by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering | News | Comments

An international research team has built molecular “clamps” out of DNA that offer a powerful new tool for identifying individuals with an increased risk of cancer. The clamp is capable of detecting genetic mutations, associated with cancer...

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Disposable Timer Could Be a Nurse’s Best Friend

May 6, 2014 3:47 pm | by David Tenenbaum, University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

In medicine, time isn't just money: it can mean the difference between life and death. Clot-busters must be given in the first hour of arrival in a hectic emergency room. Intravenous medications can spoil, and catheters that overstay their...

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Cyborg Sensor Could Unlock Anesthesia’s Secrets

May 6, 2014 3:21 pm | by Evan Lerner, University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

Almost every biological process involves sensing the presence of a certain chemical. Finely tuned over millions of years of evolution, the body’s different receptors are shaped to accept certain target chemicals. When they bind, the receptors...

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Luminescent Nanocrystal Tags and Scanner Enable Rapid Detection of Multiple Pathogens in Single Test

May 6, 2014 3:01 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

A research team using tunable luminescent nanocrystals as tags to advance medical and security imaging have successfully applied them to high-speed scanning technology and detected multiple viruses within minutes. The research, led by...  

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Underpenetrated Chinese CRM Device Market Will Expand To Over $1.1 Billion by 2022

May 6, 2014 11:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Decision Resources Group finds that cardiac rhythm management device implantations in China will expand strongly through 2022 as the population ages and the incidences of obesity and hypertension rise with more affluent, sedentary lifestyles...

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Medtronic Agrees to Settle Certain INFUSE Bone Graft Product Liability Cases

May 6, 2014 11:11 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic Inc. has announced that it has agreed with certain plaintiffs' counsel to settle their inventories of filed and unfiled product liability claims related to INFUSE Bone Graft. Under the terms of the agreement, Medtronic has agreed...

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Photos of the Day: Prototypes Solve Real-World Problems

May 6, 2014 10:14 am | by Drexel University | News | Comments

Approximately 40 million Americans suffer from asthma. When Osman Cueto was five years old, he found out he was one of them. So, this past fall, when Cueto was asked to design a product that would help solve a real-world problem, it didn’t ...

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Seniors from University's Inaugural Product Design Class Unveil Prototypes

May 6, 2014 10:11 am | by Drexel University | News | Comments

Approximately 40 million Americans suffer from asthma. When Osman Cueto was five years old, he found out he was one of them. Upon being diagnosed with the chronic disease, Cueto, now a senior product design major at Drexel University, was...

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NuVasive Announces Favorable Resolution of Patent Lawsuit Against Cadwell Laboratories

May 6, 2014 9:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NuVasive, Inc., a medical device company focused on developing minimally disruptive surgical products and procedures for the spine, announced today that it reached a settlement agreement with Cadwell Laboratories, Inc., in a lawsuit involving...

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Focused Ultrasound Reduces Cancer Pain

May 6, 2014 9:16 am | by Thomas Jefferson University | News | Comments

When cancer progresses and spreads to the bone, patients often suffer debilitating pain. Now, a new phase III clinical trial shows that non-invasive magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound treatment that heats the cancer within the...

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Coordinate Measuring Machine

May 6, 2014 8:00 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

With the newly developed ScopeCheck MB Werth Messtechnik GmbH presents the multi-sensor coordinate measuring machine for the precise measurement of large volume components in the shop floor environment...   

Half-Billion-Year-Old Heart Found More Complex than Today’s

May 6, 2014 8:00 am | by Cynthia Fox, Science Writer, Bioscience Technology | Articles | Comments

It was the heart of an ancient shrimp, and quite a heart it was. For it, and its vascular system, have been found to be more complex than that of modern shrimp, researchers reported in a recent Nature Communications. Its cardiovascular system...

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Heat-Shrink Tubing

May 6, 2014 8:00 am | by MDT Staff | Alpha Wire | Product Releases | Comments

Alpha Wire has expanded its popular FIT family of heat-shrink tubing products to include a new low-smoke, zero-halogen (LSZH) tubing option and FIT-FILL adhesive filler. Made from premium compounds under the tightest manufacturing controls...

Coolant Proof and MDC-Lite Micrometer

May 6, 2014 8:00 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Mitutoyo America is now offering enhanced versions of its popular Mitutoyo IP65 Coolant Proof and MDC-Lite Micrometer line with exclusive, newly developed ABSOLUTE sensor technology. This patented electromagnetic sensor offers improved...

General Labeling Software

May 6, 2014 8:00 am | by MDT Staff | K-Sun Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The K-Sun PEARLabel 400iXL General Labeling Solution pairs the new PEARLabel 400iXL Energy-Star certified, wide-format thermal transfer printer with powerful new PC software for industrial and safety labeling, wide heat shrink tube markers...

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