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Institute of Cancer Research Joins Consortium to Develop MRI-Guided Therapy System for Cancer Treatment

June 5, 2014 9:52 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Elekta and Royal Philips announced today that The Institute of Cancer Research, London, a world-leading cancer research institution, working with its clinical partner The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, will join the Elekta MR Linac...

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Vertical LSR Molding Machine Cold Deck System

June 4, 2014 7:18 pm | by MDT Staff | Rogan Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Rogan has purchased and added a new cold deck system to its vertical Sodick Plustech Liquid Silicone Rubber molding machine...  

Easy Handling Thermal Compound

June 4, 2014 6:08 pm | by MDT Staff | Fujipoly America Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

SARCON SPG-30A from Fujipoly is an ideal thermal interface option for circuit boards with a large surface area, many components and delicate solder points...

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Inline Strain Gage Amplifier with Unique Auto-Zero Function

June 4, 2014 6:01 pm | by MDT Staff | Measurement Specialties, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties has released the Model 142, a low-noise inline strain gage amplifier with an auto-zero function that provides extreme measurement accuracy...

MCUs Targeted at Developers’ Functional Safety

June 4, 2014 5:31 pm | by MDT Staff | Texas Instruments Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Adding to its portfolio of SafeTI design components, Texas Instruments has introduced its latest 32-bit dual-core lockstep Hercules RM57Lx and TMS570LCx microcontrollers (MCUs) for developers’ functional safety applications...

Grant Awarded for Next Generation Condoms

June 4, 2014 3:55 pm | by University of Wollongong | News | Comments

A team of researchers from the University of Wollongong (UOW) has received Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funding to help develop a Next Generation Condom that “significantly preserves or enhances pleasure, in order to improve uptake...

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Implanted Heart Device Linked to Increased Survival

June 4, 2014 3:45 pm | by Duke Medicine | News | Comments

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are associated with improved survival among heart failure patients whose left ventricles only pump 30 to 35 percent of blood out of the heart with each contraction, according to a study from the...

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Health Device Firm's Ex-Execs Convicted of Fraud

June 4, 2014 3:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal jury has convicted the former top two executives of an medical device company ArthroCare Corp. for taking part in a scheme that defrauded shareholders and investors out of more than $400 million. Former ArthroCare CEO Michael Baker...

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The Quest for the Bionic Arm

June 4, 2014 3:34 pm | by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons | News | Comments

In the past 13 years, nearly 2,000 veterans returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with injuries requiring amputations; 14 percent of those injured veterans required upper extremity amputations. To treat veterans with upper extremity amputations...

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New Device Isolates Most Aggressive Cancer Cells

June 4, 2014 3:28 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Not all cancer cells are created equal – some stay put in the primary tumor, while others move and invade elsewhere. A major goal for cancer research is predicting which cells will metastasize, and why. A Cornell cancer research team is...

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B Braun CeGaT Enters U.S. Sequencing and Diagnostics Market

June 4, 2014 2:41 pm | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

B Braun Medical US and CeGaT GmbH have announced the establishment of a U.S. based company to enter the US diagnostics market. Globally, Diagnostic Panels, a CeGaT innovation, were first made available in 2010. The worldwide demand for... 

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The Pulse: Sperm-Inspired Microbots and Seinfeld’s ‘Bro’

June 4, 2014 12:21 pm | by Jonathan Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

This week on the Pulse, we’re checking out Apple’s Health and Healthkit, developing sperm-inspired microrobots for biomedical applications, wearing the Bro (Manssiere), and growing cartilage from stem cells derived from fat tissue.  

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App Paired With Sensor Measures Stress and Delivers Advice to Cope in Real Time

June 4, 2014 11:52 am | by University of California, San Diego | News | Comments

Computer scientists at Microsoft Research and the University of California, San Diego have developed a system that combines a mobile application and sensor to detect stress in parents and delivers research-based strategies to help decrease...

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Photos of the Day: Stress Measuring Sensor

June 4, 2014 11:51 am | by University of California, San Diego | News | Comments

ParentGuardian combines an app and a sensor, as well as powerful computing, to detect stress and deliver research-based strategies to help decrease that stress. The interventions are based on Parenting Behavioral Therapy, which has been...

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Lasers and Night-Vision Technology Help Improve Imaging of Hidden Lymphatic System

June 4, 2014 11:05 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

The human lymphatic system is an important but poorly understood circulatory system consisting of tiny vessels spread throughout the body. This "drainage" network helps guard against infections and prevents swelling, which occasionally... 

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