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Could Copper Prevent Spread of Ebola?

October 30, 2014 | by University of Southampton | News | Comments

Research from the University of Southampton has indicated that copper could help to prevent the spread of Ebola. Hand washing, disinfectants and quarantine procedures alone have been found to be insufficient to contain the spread of the ...

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An Endoscopy with a Panoramic View

October 30, 2014 4:16 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Whether physicians examine or operate on the bladder wall with an endoscope, they can catch a glimpse of only a miniscule section of the organ – their viewpoint is like that of someone looking through a keyhole. But soon, however ...  

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Making Lab-Grown Tissues Stronger

October 30, 2014 3:30 pm | by University of California - Davis | News | Comments

Lab-grown tissues could one day provide new treatments for injuries and damage to the joints, including articular cartilage, tendons and ligaments. Cartilage, for example, is a hard material that caps ...          

Ebola & Engineering: Containing an Epidemic

October 30, 2014 3:22 pm | by Michigan Engineering | Videos | Comments

Ebola isn't just a public health issue, it's an engineering problem, says Wallace Hopp, a professor of engineering and business at the University of Michigan. "The same principles we use to design safe aircraft and nuclear reactors can be used to ...

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Post-Op Radiation Therapy Improves Survival for Patients with Resected NSCLC

October 30, 2014 3:08 pm | by American Society for Radiation Oncology | News | Comments

Patients who received post-operative radiation therapy (PORT), radiation therapy after surgery, lived an average of four months longer when compared to the patients who had the same disease site, tumor histology and treatment criteria and ...

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Microsoft Unveils Fitness Gadget, Health Tracking

October 30, 2014 3:06 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is releasing a $199 fitness band that also checks your email and even pay for coffee as the software company seeks to challenge Apple and others in the still-infant market for wearable devices. For instance, Microsoft says ...  

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Vibrating Insoles Could Reduce Falls among Seniors

October 30, 2014 2:59 pm | by Peters Communications | News | Comments

Findings published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation show that imperceptible vibratory stimulation applied to the soles of the feet improved balance by reducing postural sway and gait variability in elderly study ...

Photos of the Day: 3D Printed Injection Molding

October 30, 2014 2:44 pm | by Stratasys | News | Comments

Stratasys, a provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, has announced its collaboration with design and product development company, Worrell, to accelerate medical device development through the use of 3D ...   

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Global Market for Medical Device Tech to Reach $538.7B in 2018

October 30, 2014 2:20 pm | by BCC Research | News | Comments

BCC Research reveals in its new report, MEDICAL DEVICES: TECHNOLOGIES AND GLOBAL MARKETS, the global market for medical device technologies is expected to reach $538.7 billion in 2018; registering a compound annual growth ...   

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Reconstruction of a Patterned Piece of Spinal Cord in 3D Culture

October 30, 2014 11:00 am | by Technische Universitaet Dresden | News | Comments

Mouse embryonic stem cells differentiate into structures that resemble the neural tube and show the typical embryonic patterning. The central nervous system in vertebrates develops from the neural tube, which is the basis for the ...  

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Inflatable Robotic Arm Inspires Design of Disney's Latest Character

October 30, 2014 10:54 am | by Byron Spice, Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

When Don Hall saw a robot arm made of balloons while visiting Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute several years ago, he knew instantly that Baymax, a pivotal character in the animated feature he was co-directing for Disney, also ...

'Nanomotor Lithography' Answers Call for Affordable, Simpler Device Manufacturing

October 30, 2014 10:42 am | by UC San Diego | News | Comments

What does it take to fabricate electronic and medical devices tinier than a fraction of a human hair? Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego recently invented a new method of lithography in which nanoscale robots swim over ...

'Treasure in Saliva' May Reveal Deadly Diseases Early Enough to Treat Them

October 30, 2014 10:29 am | by Stuart Wolpert, UCLA | News | Comments

UCLA research could lead to a simple saliva test capable of diagnosing — at an early stage — diabetes and cancer, and perhaps neurological disorders and autoimmune diseases.The study, the most comprehensive analysis ever conducted of ... 

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Tiny Carbon Nanotube Pores Make Big Impact

October 30, 2014 10:24 am | by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | News | Comments

A team led by the Lawrence Livermore scientists has created a new kind of ion channel based on short carbon nanotubes, which can be inserted into synthetic bilayers and live cell membranes to form tiny pores that transport water, protons ...

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Establish Communication Up Front

October 30, 2014 8:30 am | by Dave Beckstoffer, Commercial Program Manager, Portescap | Portescap | Blogs | Comments

For the motion control of any medical device, cost pressures always exist to keep them as low as feasible while still providing the performance required. The key is early engagement with the motion control manufacturer to ensure the development...

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Solidscape: Precision 3D Printing That Saves Lives

October 30, 2014 8:30 am | by Solidscape | Articles | Comments

It’s not hard to see that the 3D printing industry is taking the world by storm. With new stories announced daily, the vast opportunities within the technology seem to be as endless as the new capabilities. An intriguing space, of course...

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