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A 12-Second, High-Resolution 3D Full Body Scan

May 22, 2015 | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

Imagine 3D printers churning away, producing a rhythmically mesmerizing technological cacophony of additive manufacturing. Amidst the din stood an enormous booth, which immediately caught my eye, as it was quickly rotating around someone standing inside...

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Infographic: 8 Pieces of Medical Technology that Improved Patient Care Outcomes

May 26, 2015 9:47 am | by Modular Devices Inc. | News | Comments

As part of Heart Disease Awareness Month this past February, we made a list of amazing advancements in medical technology since the 1950's. It's hard to believe the impact these advancements have made and where some of them began, for instance...

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New Urine Test Could Reduce Need for Blood Samples

May 26, 2015 9:41 am | by Clemson University | News | Comments

If you’ve been to the doctor, you probably know what to do when you’re handed a plastic cup and shown to the bathroom. Most patients hand over the sample and give little thought to what happens when it’s shipped to the lab for analysis...

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Tiny Spheres of Human Cells Mimic the Brain

May 26, 2015 9:32 am | by Stanford University | News | Comments

The human brain is a highly organized, three-dimensional mass of cells responsible for our every move, thought and emotion. Snugly housed in the bony confines of the skull, it’s also relatively inaccessible, making it difficult to study...

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Simple Recipe to Make Sensory Hair Cells in the Ear

May 26, 2015 9:28 am | by The Company of Biologists | News | Comments

Scientists at the Molecular Medicine Institute in Lisbon, Portugal, and at the University College London Ear Institute, United Kingdom, have developed a simple and efficient protocol to generate inner ear hair cells, the cells responsible for our...

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Vortex Device Makes for Better Cancer Treatments

May 26, 2015 9:25 am | by Flinders University | News | Comments

A South Australian invention, responsible for unboiling an egg, has been used to produce a four-fold increase in efficacy of carboplatin, a commonly used drug for ovarian, lung and other cancer. The latest research, published today (22 May)...

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Slinky Lookalike Helps Us See Tiny Objects

May 26, 2015 9:19 am | by University at Buffalo | News | Comments

It looks like a Slinky suspended in motion. Yet this photonics advancement -- called a metamaterial hyperlens -- doesn't climb down stairs. Instead, it improves our ability to see tiny objects. Described in a research paper published today by...

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Figure Out How to Open Centralized Data Stores

May 26, 2015 8:40 am | by Charlie Berg, VP of Engineering, LiveData | Blogs | Comments

The medical device industry has moved a long way towards providing individual devices that impact patient safety, resource utilization, and improving visibility into operational aspects of delivering care. However, the next step of integrating...

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A Second Life for MRI Magnets

May 22, 2015 10:36 am | by Argonne National Laboratory | News | Comments

When it comes to magnets, a doctor’s trash is a physicist’s treasure. Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory recently acquired two decommissioned magnets from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners...

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How Established Companies Can Leverage a Startup Approach to Innovation

May 22, 2015 10:28 am | by Steve McPhilliamy, Partner and Director of Design, Insight Product Development | Insight Product Development | Blogs | Comments

When corporate structure, not core user needs or evolving technology, becomes the driving factor behind decision making in whether to make updates or shifts in approach, companies end up stuck, locked in a self-fulfilling prophecy of devaluation...

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Implantable Micro-Device Monitors Oxygen in Glioma

May 22, 2015 10:20 am | by Norris Cotton Cancer Center Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center | News | Comments

Improving the level of oxygen in gliomas will have a proven positive affect on treatment outcomes. A team of investigators from Dartmouth’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center led by Nadeem Khan, MSc, PhD has used electron paramagnetic resonance...

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Two-Photon Ophthalmoscope for Super-Magnification of Retina

May 22, 2015 10:15 am | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

Imagine an instrument that peers deep inside the eye and sees how well the retina's cells function. Such advanced technology would provide unprecedented options for early detection of disease -- not only of the eye, but other organs as well...

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Using Healthy Skin to Identify Cancer's Origins

May 22, 2015 9:53 am | by Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute | News | Comments

Normal skin contains an unexpectedly high number of cancer-associated mutations, according to a study published in Science. The findings illuminate the first steps cells take towards becoming a cancer and demonstrate the value of analyzing normal...

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Genetically Barcoding Tens of Thousands of Cells at a Time

May 22, 2015 9:50 am | by Harvard Medical School | News | Comments

Imagine someone hands you a smoothie and asks you to identify everything that went into it. You might be able to discern a hint of strawberry or the tang of yogurt. But overall it tastes like a blend of indiscernible ingredients. Now imagine that the...

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Address Security and EMC Compliance in Your Connected Device

May 22, 2015 8:49 am | by Nicholas Abbondante, Chief Engineer for EMC, Intertek | Blogs | Comments

It’s increasingly critical to ensure that connected medical devices are tested and evaluated to reduce electromagnetic interference (EMI) and to ensure electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) compliance. One aspect of this is co-existence testing...

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Don’t Lose Sleep Over Working with New Materials

May 21, 2015 3:29 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Eastman Chemical Company | Blogs | Comments

Introducing new materials into the marketplace is not easy, to say the least. It requires a lot of focus, dedication, and persuasion. As a material provider, we have to understand how to best serve our customers and help them overcome...

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