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Developing a Do-It-Yourself-Pancreas

April 10, 2015 8:30 am | by Charles Settles, Product Analyst, TechnologyAdvice | Blogs | Comments

Diabetes, the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S., receives the 37th-most research funding, according to the NIH. Seeing little progress, some diabetics are taking matters into their own hands. Health IT is one of the fastest growing...

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High Resolution Time Domain Reflectometer

April 9, 2015 4:53 pm | by Megger | Product Releases | Comments

Megger, a manufacturer and supplier of test equipment and measuring instruments for electrical power applications, now offers the TDR2010, a dual channel, high resolution time domain reflectometer (TDR) for locating faults on all metallic cables, including twisted pair wires...

Organ-on-a-Chip World Congress

April 9, 2015 4:20 pm | Events

The Organ-on-a-Chip World Congress focuses on an important and expanding field wherein cells are being assembled using microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip technologies in a functionally-relevant manner. These clusters of "assembled cells" have functional significance and can....

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9 NIH-Funded Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostics Projects

April 9, 2015 3:55 pm | by National Institutes of Health | News | Comments

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded more than $11 million in first-year funding for nine research projects supporting enhanced diagnostics to rapidly detect...

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Synthetic Muscles Preparing to Launch into Space

April 9, 2015 3:48 pm | by DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory | News | Comments

Lenore Rasmussen's dream of developing a synthetic muscle that could be used to make better prosthetic limbs and more responsive robots will literally become airborne on April 13 at 4:33 p.m. when her experiment will rocket off to the...

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Detecting Lysosomal pH with Better Fluorescent Probes

April 9, 2015 2:24 pm | by Michigan Technological University | News | Comments

Lysosomes are the garbage disposals of animal cells. As the resources are limited in cells, organic materials are broken down and recycled a lot -- and that's what lysosomes do. Detecting problems with lysosomes is the focus of a new set of...

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Providing Timely Patient Access to High-Quality, Safe and Effective Medical Devices

April 9, 2015 11:19 am | by Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D. | Blogs | Comments

We know that patients with life-threatening or irreversibly debilitating conditions lack treatment and diagnostic options. For these patients, earlier access to promising new devices is critically important. At the same time, delayed access may...

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New Memories Breaking the Gamma Barrier for Medical Consumables

April 9, 2015 10:25 am | by Nathan Sharp, Business Manager, Maxim Integrated | Articles | Comments

Today’s medical instruments and their supporting equipment often incorporate single-use consumable sensors, cables, probes, and/or other peripherals to ensure sterility before making contact with the patient. In many cases these consumables...

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Wearable Device Slows Deadly Brain Tumors

April 9, 2015 10:00 am | by Josh Barney, University of Virginia | News | Comments

A wearable device that emits low-level electrical fields can slow the progression of glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer, and extend patients’ lifespans, a major clinical trial at the University of Virginia School of Medicine...

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Scanning Autism's Early Neuronal 'Neighborhood'

April 9, 2015 9:51 am | by San Diego State University | News | Comments

In early childhood, the neurons inside children's developing brains form connections between various regions of brain "real estate." As described in a paper published last week in the journal Biological Psychiatry, cognitive neuroscientists at...

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Brain Scans Reveal How People 'Justify' Killing

April 9, 2015 9:43 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

A new study has thrown light on how people can become killers in certain situations, showing how brain activity varies according to whether or not killing is seen as justified. The study, led by Monash researcher Dr. Pascal Molenberghs...

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Photos of the Day: Warming Hypothermic Infants in Developing Countries

April 9, 2015 9:14 am | by Mike Williams, Rice University | News | Comments

Rice University students have built a unique incubator for hypothermic infants that can be flat-packed and shipped at minimal cost anywhere in the world. The lightweight incubator designed and built at Rice’s Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen...

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Genetic Screening Could Improve Breast Cancer Prevention

April 9, 2015 9:00 am | by Institute of Cancer Research | News | Comments

A test for a wide range of genetic risk factors could improve doctors' ability to work out which women are at increased risk of developing breast cancer, a major study of more than 65,000 women has shown. Improving the accuracy of risk analysis...

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Amniotic Stem Cells Demonstrate Healing Potential

April 9, 2015 8:57 am | by Mike Williams, Rice University | News | Comments

Rice University and Texas Children’s Hospital scientists are using stem cells from amniotic fluid to promote the growth of robust, functional blood vessels in healing hydrogels. In new experiments, the lab of bioengineer Jeffrey Jacot...

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Compact Rotary Stage

April 8, 2015 6:07 pm | by Intellidrives, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

This Compact SRT Rotary Table with direct drive servo motor technology (DDR) eliminates backlash, reduces the number of mechanical components, and provides stiff mechanical system for highly dynamic applications. Pre-tapped mounting holes and a hollow-through shaft permit...

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