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Photo Etch Specialty Stainless Steel

April 14, 2015 12:38 pm | by Tech-Etch, Inc. | Tech-Etch, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Tech-Etch manufactures precision thin metal parts from specialty stainless steel alloys like MP35N used in implanted medical devices, Elgiloy used in replacement heart valves, as well as 716 and 420 alloys used for surgical blades. Tech-Etch uses the photo etching process to,...

Toothbrush Training Video Game Employs 'Selfie Assessment'

April 14, 2015 11:18 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Last year, Brush Up, the toothbrush training game, revealed extraordinary results based on its sensor-enabled bluetooth toothbrush. The hardware provides real-time assessment of brushing performance. At the 2015 HIMSS conference, the game's...

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World's Smallest Pacemaker Receives CE Mark

April 14, 2015 10:54 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic plc today announced it has received CE (Conformité Européenne) Mark of the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS), the world's smallest pacemaker. At less than one-tenth the size of traditional pacemakers, the Micra device provides...

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Using 'Guts-in-a-Dish' to Fight Nasty Digestive Bugs

April 14, 2015 10:50 am | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

If you got hit with any of the 'intestinal bugs' that went around this winter, you've felt the effects of infectious microbes on your digestive system. But scientists don't fully understand what's going on in gut infections like that - or...

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App Could Help Older Adults with Memory Loss

April 14, 2015 10:36 am | by Lauren Ingram, Pennsylvania State University | News | Comments

From time to time, forgetting to pay a bill, misplacing car keys or searching for reading glasses (while you’re wearing them) can be an irritating, yet normal, part of life. But for people over the age of 60, memory loss that encroaches into daily...

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Dual ETC Cabinet Cooler

April 14, 2015 10:33 am | by Exair Corporation | Exair Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

EXAIR's digital ETC (Electronic Temperature Control) is now available for Dual Cabinet Cooler Systems installed on large or high heat load enclosures. An ETC Dual Cabinet Cooler system will keep electrical enclosures cool while minimizing compressed air use. Systems produce 20°F...

Encapsulated Stem Cells Accelerate Wound Healing

April 14, 2015 10:30 am | by Merry R. Buckley, Cornell University | News | Comments

A team of Cornell scientists has shown that stem cells confined inside tiny capsules secrete substances that help heal simulated wounds in cell cultures, opening up new ways of delivering these substances to locations in the body where they...

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Polypropylene Resin

April 14, 2015 10:23 am | by Proxy Biomedical | Product Releases | Comments

ProTEX Med Polypropylene Resin is a unique custom synthesized resin, available exclusively for Proxy Biomedical partners, leveraging downstream textile conversion processes. ProTEX Med can be provided as a textile component, sub‐assembly or finished device. Qualification...

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How Deep-Brain Stimulation Reshapes Neural Circuits in Parkinson’s Disease

April 14, 2015 9:57 am | by University of California - San Francisco | News | Comments

UC San Francisco scientists have discovered a possible mechanism for how deep-brain stimulation (DBS), a widely used treatment for movement disorders, exerts its therapeutic effects. Few medical treatments show results as rapid and dramatic...

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App Monitors Frequent Fliers' Radiation Exposure

April 14, 2015 9:50 am | by Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) | News | Comments

Frequent fliers are now able to monitor their personal radiation exposure when flying using the TrackYourDose app. Behind the app lies intensive research work undertaken by the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB). Since 1997 PTB has...

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'Asleep-Yet-Aware' Remote Wireless Sensors

April 14, 2015 9:36 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

State-of-the-art military sensors today rely on “active electronics” to detect vibration, light, sound or other signals. That means they constantly consume power, with much of that power and time spent processing what often turns out to be...

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Rapid, Low-Cost Molecular Tumor Diagnosis with a Smartphone

April 14, 2015 9:25 am | by Massachusetts General Hospital | News | Comments

A device developed by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators may bring rapid, accurate molecular diagnosis of tumors and other diseases to locations lacking the latest medical technology. In their report appearing in PNAS Early Edition, the...

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Gold by Special Delivery Intensifies Cancer-Killing Radiation

April 14, 2015 9:13 am | by Brown University | News | Comments

Researchers from Brown University and the University of Rhode Island have demonstrated a promising new way to increase the effectiveness of radiation in killing cancer cells. The approach involves gold nanoparticles tethered to acid-seeking...

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3D Printed Patient-Specific Implants Made in Real-Time Mid-Surgery

April 13, 2015 3:51 pm | by Osiris Biomedical, LLC | News | Comments

Osiris Biomed 3D has been selected to compete in MecklerMedia’s New York Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo’s Startup Competition on Thursday April 16th at 11:45am at the Javits Center. The Startup Competition at Inside 3D Printing is the...

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Sending Rats into Space to Model the Effects of Aging

April 13, 2015 3:41 pm | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

Imagine if all of your physiological changes were hyper accelerated so that you passed through life cycles in weeks as opposed to decades. You'd be able to grow a beard overnight or your hair might begin graying in a matter of days or maybe...

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