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Injectable Electronics to Monitor Brain Activity

June 8, 2015 12:39 pm | by Harvard University | News | Comments

It's a notion that might be pulled from the pages of science-fiction novel - electronic devices that can be injected directly into the brain, or other body parts, and treat everything from neurodegenerative disorders to paralysis. It sounds unlikely...

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A Toolbox for Customized Vascularized Bone Implants

June 8, 2015 11:30 am | by Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB | News | Comments

The EU project VascuBone was coordinated by the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB and has reached the end of a 5-year funding period. In March 2015, the partners of this international research consortium met...

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Recovery of Sensory Function by Stem Cell Transplants

June 8, 2015 11:06 am | by Uppsala University | News | Comments

New research from Uppsala University shows promising progress in the use of stem cells for treatment of spinal cord injury. The results, which are published in the scientific journal Scientific Reports, show that human stem cells that are transplanted...

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Resolving Design Constraints in Traditional Extrusion Technologies

June 8, 2015 9:57 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Avalon Laboratories, LLC | Blogs | Comments

Medical devices are getting smaller, longer and with thinner wall thicknesses. Requirements also include multiple reinforcements within a single device to achieve varying flexibility along the shaft to include a braid or hypotube, coil or braid...

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Revolutionary New Tool Can Rewrite DNA

June 8, 2015 9:32 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

At the most fundamental level, we are all code. The typical human body is an assembly of some 37 trillion cells, and each holds all the information needed to make a complete human being. Our DNA, the double-stranded helix responsible for...

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Plasma Makes Wounds Heal Quicker

June 8, 2015 9:14 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Many people suffer from skin disorders. Open wounds are a particularly acute problem, especially among the elderly. PlasmaDerm, a new medical technology solution, uses plasma to facilitate faster healing of wounds. Skin disorders are a common problem...

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SMD Fuse with 1,500A Breaking Capacity Has VDE and UL Approvals

June 5, 2015 4:25 pm | by Schurter, Inc. | Schurter, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

SCHURTER’s Universal Modular fuse, UMT-H, offers a 1500 A breaking capacity at rated voltages of 277 VAC / 250 VDC. The compact, high performance fuse now has VDE approval in addition to UL approval...

Desk Stations and Wall Holders for Handheld Enclosures

June 5, 2015 3:11 pm | by OKW Enclosures, Inc. | OKW Enclosures, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Desk stations and wall holders are now available for OKW’s tough new range of DATEC-COMPACT handheld electronic enclosures for outdoor use. OKW created the DATEC-COMPACT range to meet growing...

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Solderless Press-fit/Wire Termination/Board Edge Mount Terminal Pin

June 5, 2015 3:05 pm | by Mill-Max Mfg. Corp. | Mill-Max Mfg. Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Mill-Max introduces a new terminal pin suitable for use in a variety of board-to-board and wire-to-board applications. It features a compliant press-fit tail, slotted head and an additional press-fit feature on the barrel...

Stretchable Ceramics Offer Application Potential in Medtech

June 5, 2015 2:33 pm | by Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet zu Kiel | News | Comments

Scientists at Kiel University have successfully been able to transfer the experience from furnace to laboratory while synthesizing nanoscale materials using simple and highly efficient flame technology. This “baking” of nanostructures...

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CE Mark for Smallest Spinal Cord Stimulator

June 5, 2015 2:22 pm | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

Boston Scientific announces the European launch of the Precision Novi Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) System at the International Neuromodulation Society in Montreal, Canada. The 16-contact primary cell device has CE Mark for the treatment of...

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3D Surprise: Girl Missing Part of Arm Gifted a Prosthetic

June 5, 2015 2:12 pm | by Tamara Lush, Associated Press | News | Comments

When 10-year-old Annika Emmert patted Winter the dolphin's smooth back at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium on Thursday, she thought that was the best part of her morning. She was wrong. Cozi Zuehlsdorff, the actress who starred with Winter...

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75 Ohm Fixed Attenuator Series

June 5, 2015 12:57 pm | by BroadWave Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Model series 372-182-XXX* are 75 Ohm fixed attenuators available in 1-20 and 30 dB attenuation values featuring an operating frequency range of DC-3 GHz. The attenuation accuracy is ±0.5 dB maximum DC-1...

Quantum Thermometer Measures Temperature at Cellular Level

June 5, 2015 11:28 am | by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona | News | Comments

Physics at the UAB have found the “formula” to construct a quantum thermometer with enough precision to detect minute fluctuations in temperature in regions as small as the inside of a cell. The research appears today in the journal Physical...

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Cybersecurity Expert to Offer Hacker's Perspective

June 5, 2015 11:23 am | by AAMI | News | Comments

When it comes to cybersecurity, "we’ve set hospitals up for failure." That’s according to one expert scheduled to speak this weekend at the AAMI 2015 Conference & Expo in Denver, CO. "The software and devices on [networks] are very susceptible...

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