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Watching neurons fire from a front-row seat

July 30, 2014 7:34 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

They are with us every moment of every day, controlling every action we make, from the breath we breathe to the words we speak, and yet there is still a lot we don't know about the cells that make up our nervous systems. When things go awry and nerve cells don't communicate as they should, the consequences can be devastating. Speech can be slurred, muscles stop working on command and memories can be lost forever.

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Eight Areas That Can Make or Break Your Medical Device Success

July 30, 2014 6:57 pm | by Vincent Crabtree, PhD, StarFish Medical | Blogs | Comments

Identifying areas of greatest weakness is an important sanity check that will pay off while raising funds, clearing regulatory approval, and accessing the market for a new medical device. The eight areas described below can make or break your medical device success.

Teen insomnia is linked with depression and anxiety

July 30, 2014 6:25 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A study of high school students by University of Adelaide psychology researchers has shed new light on the links between insomnia-related mental health conditions among teens. School of Psychology PhD student Pasquale Alvaro surveyed more than 300 Australian high school students aged 12-18 to better understand ...

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Could data sonification deliver while-you-wait cancer diagnosis?

July 30, 2014 6:20 pm | by Birmingham City University | News | Comments

Converting stem cell data into sounds could enable GPs to make instant, non-invasive cancer diagnoses during a routine check-up. With waiting times for cancer tests at a six-year high, this could significantly reduce the agonising and potentially life-threatening wait for patients and improve Government waiting time targets. A recent study shows how

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Study: Pediatric preventive care guidelines need retooling for computerized format

July 30, 2014 4:52 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

With the increasing use of electronic medical records and health information exchange, there is a growing demand for a computerized version of the preventive care guidelines pediatricians use across the United States. In a new study, researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute report that substantial work lies ahead to ...

In Letter to Obama, AAMI Voices Support for Systems Engineering in Healthcare, Offers Expertise

July 30, 2014 4:38 pm | by Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) | News | Comments

The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) and the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) have sent a joint letter to President Barack Obama, offering help in improving the delivery of healthcare in the United States through systems engineering principles.

Polymer Neutral Portfolio of Compounds

July 30, 2014 4:35 pm | by MDT Staff | Teknor Apex Company | Product Releases | Comments

In an innovative approach to the Asian market for medical compounds, Teknor Apex has restructured its extensive product portfolio with the goal of offering device designers and manufacturers a multiplicity...

New Generation AC-DC Power Supplies in Metal Enclosure

July 30, 2014 4:28 pm | by MDT Staff | Power Sources Unlimited Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited has announced the TXM Series new generation of cost effective AC-DC power supplies with the popular low-profile metal case with screw terminal connection that makes them easy to install in any equipment...

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Study: Marine pest provides advances in maritime anti-fouling and biomedicine

July 30, 2014 4:26 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A team of biologists, led by Clemson University associate professor Andrew S. Mount, performed cutting-edge research on a marine pest that will pave the way for novel anti-fouling paint for ships and boats and also improve bio-adhesives for medical and industrial applications.

Tazca Connects and Telehealth International Partnership to Deploy Turnkey Telehealth Solutions for Disadvantaged Rural Areas

July 30, 2014 4:10 pm | News | Comments

Tazca Connects and Telehealth International Partnership (TIP) to deploy turnkey Telehealth solutions for disadvantaged rural areas worldwide based on affordable 4G LTE-as-a-Service. The partnership accelerates high quality healthcare by increasing rural community access to medical specialists.

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NSF grant to Wayne State supports new concept for manufacturing nanoscale devices

July 30, 2014 3:58 pm | News | Comments

According to the National Science Foundation, nanotechnology is the creation and utilization of functional materials, devices, and systems with novel properties and functions. A major bottleneck in scaling up nanotechnology is the lack of manufacturing methods that connect different functional materials into one device.

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Dissolvable fabric loaded with medicine might offer faster protection against HIV

July 30, 2014 3:49 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

University of Washington bioengineers have discovered a potentially faster way to deliver a topical drug that protects women from contracting HIV. Their method spins the drug into silk-like fibers that quickly dissolve when in contact with moisture, releasing higher doses of the drug than possible with other topical materials such as gels or creams.

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Cold Genesys Raises $13.57 Million in a Series A Round of Financing to Accelerate Its Ongoing Phase II/III Clinical Trial for Bladder Cancer

July 30, 2014 3:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 30, 2014--Cold Genesys, Inc. (“CGI”), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing oncolytic immunotherapies for cancer, announced today that it has secured Series A financing of $13.57 million from Ally Bridge Group. CGI will deploy the capital...

Indoor and Outdoor Sun Tanning or Sun Burns Directly Linked to Deadly Melanoma Skin Cancer

July 30, 2014 1:37 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

BOCA RATON, Fla., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the US Surgeon General issued the most stern warning to date for indoor and outdoor sun tanning or sun burns stating they can lead directly to deadly melanoma skin cancer. In his statement Surgeon, General Boris Lushniak,...

Transluminal Technologies receives CE Mark approval for velox CD vascular closure device

July 30, 2014 1:37 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

SYRACUSE, N.Y., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Transluminal Technologies LLC, a Syracuse, NY-based medical device company, has announced today that they have received CE Mark approval for the velox CD™ Vascular Closure Device. Velox CD™ provides a safe and predictable...

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