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South African Plug

July 14, 2015 12:28 pm | by Interpower Corporation | Interpower Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Interpower Group of Companies is pleased to announce it has expanded its cord set and power cord product lines with the preferred configuration of the SANS 164-2 South Africa plug. Two new power cords and three new cord...

'Smart Capsule' Is Potential New Drug-delivery Vehicle

July 14, 2015 11:34 am | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

A new "smart capsule" under development could deliver medications directly to the large intestines to target certain medical conditions. "Usually, when you take medication it is absorbed in the stomach and small intestine before making...

Liquid Injection Molding System

July 14, 2015 11:21 am | by Shin-Etsu Silicones of America | Product Releases | Comments

Shin-Etsu Silicones of America, Inc. (SESA: A U.S. subsidiary of Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd., Japan), recently premiered advanced overmolding technical demonstrations with industry leading equipment partners at NPE 2015...

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Bi-Directional Flow Sensor

July 14, 2015 10:53 am | by MEMSIC | Product Releases | Comments

MEMSIC Inc., a sensing solutions provider, today announced the availability of its MFC2030 Bi-Directional Flow Sensor for a wide range of applications such as analytical instruments, anesthesia and other medical flow devices...

Wearable ECG Harness Monitors NASA Astronauts

July 14, 2015 10:39 am | by NimbleHeart Inc. | News | Comments

NASA performs cardiac monitoring of astronauts to ensure their health, performance, and safety during space missions. The ECG monitor required for this has to be wearable by both, men and women (NASA has a sizeable proportion of women astronauts)...

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Simulation Watches Drugs Enter the Lungs

July 14, 2015 10:08 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

The first computer model that predicts the flow of liquid medication in human lungs is providing new insight into the treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome. University of Michigan researchers are using the new technology to uncover...

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Photos of the Day: Now Playing in 4D: Your Heart

July 14, 2015 9:45 am | by Tomas Kellner, GE Reports | News | Comments

Dr. Khandheria and his colleagues at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wis., have recently started using brand new ultrasound software that, for the first time, allows the team to see the heart in “extreme 4D” – the three spatial...

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Liquid Biopsy Detects Cancer Mutations Not Found in Traditional Biopsy

July 14, 2015 9:26 am | by Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology | News | Comments

An international, randomized, phase III study has analyzed the DNA of 503 patients with metastatic colorectal cancer by liquid biopsy (BEAMing platform) to detect KRAS, PIK3CA and BRAF gene mutations in tumors. These patients, who had previously...

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Chemotherapeutic Coatings Enhance Tumor-frying Nanoparticles

July 14, 2015 9:14 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

In a move akin to adding chemical weapons to a firebomb, researchers at Duke University have devised a method for making a promising nanoscale cancer treatment even more deadly to tumors. The invention allows an extremely thin layer of hydrogels...

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Next Generation Glucose Monitoring: What’s Ahead?

July 14, 2015 9:04 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

Our vision is to be able to take all this data, aggregate all this data through our engine and modeling algorithms, and apply it to deep learning type algorithms to be able to predict clinical risk factors for a member that may develop...

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Effect Latches

July 14, 2015 5:17 am | by Diodes | Product Releases | Comments

The AH376xQ family of AECQ100-qualified Hall effect latches introduced by Diodes Incorporated offers eight magnetic sensitivity options to cover the requirements of numerous automotive applications. Such uses include commutation...

Environmentally Friendly 'Nanobullet' Battles Bacteria

July 13, 2015 4:07 pm | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

North Carolina State University researchers have developed an effective and environmentally benign method to combat bacteria by engineering nanoscale particles that add the antimicrobial potency of silver to a core of lignin, a ubiquitous substance...

Self-Diagnosis Is Here to Stay, and New Tech Makes it Easier

July 13, 2015 3:18 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

A trend is emerging wherein patients are making use of these tools to either self-diagnose or collect a wealth of data to bring along with them for their first clinic visit. Dr. Patrick took the time to discuss the applications and challenges...

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The Highest Level of Imaging Resolution Yet

July 13, 2015 2:54 pm | by Rebecca Rudolph, Editor, Surgical Products | Articles | Comments

First, there were high definition (HD) monitors. Then, there were innovations in three-dimensional (3D) imaging, and now 4K monitors are delivering a new level of clarify to the medical community. As per usual, these monitors were released to the...

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Newborn’s First Stool Could Alert Doctors to Long-term Cognitive Issues

July 13, 2015 2:24 pm | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

A newborn’s first stool can signal the child may struggle with persistent cognitive problems, according to Case Western Reserve University Project Newborn researchers. In particular, high levels of fatty acid ethyl esters (FAEE) found in the...

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