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Electric 'Thinking Cap' Controls Learning Speed

March 24, 2014 4:58 pm | by Liz Entman, Vanderbilt University | News | Comments

Caffeine-fueled cram sessions are routine occurrences on any college campus. But what if there was a better, safer way to learn new or difficult material more quickly? What if “thinking caps” were real?       

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Toilet Tech Fair Tackles Global Sanitation Woes

March 24, 2014 4:25 pm | by Katy Daigle, AP Environment Writer | News | Comments

Who would have expected a toilet to one day filter water, charge a cellphone or create charcoal to combat climate change? These are lofty ambitions beyond what most of the world's 2.5 billion people with no access to ...     

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Nasal Spray Delivers New of Depression Treatment

March 24, 2014 4:04 pm | by Kate Richards, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health | News | Comments

A nasal spray that delivers a peptide to treat depression holds promise as a potential alternative therapeutic approach, research from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows. The nasal delivery system, developed by U.S. company Impel NeuroPharma, was ...

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Shrink Wrap Used to Enhance Detection of Infectious Disease Biomarkers

March 24, 2014 12:35 pm | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Detecting HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other deadly infectious diseases as early as possible helps to prevent their rapid spread and allows for more effective treatments. But current detection methods are cost-prohibitive in most areas of the world. Now a new nanotechnology method...

'MaMTH' Advance: New Technology Sheds Light on Protein Interactions

March 24, 2014 12:25 pm | by University of Toronto | News | Comments

Scientists have a better way to study human proteins — large molecules that are part of every cell in the body — thanks to a new technology developed by University of Toronto researchers. The technology tracks a class of proteins called...

Hot Nanoparticles for Cancer Treatments

March 24, 2014 12:19 pm | by ETH Zurich | News | Comments

Nanoparticles have a great deal of potential in medicine: for diagnostics, as a vehicle for active substances or a tool to kill off tumours using heat. ETH Zurich researchers have now developed particles that are relatively easy to produce...

Engineers Design ‘Living Materials’

March 24, 2014 12:00 pm | by MIT News Office | News | Comments

Inspired by natural materials such as bone — a matrix of minerals and other substances, including living cells — MIT engineers have coaxed bacterial cells to produce biofilms that can incorporate nonliving materials, such as gold nanoparticles...

Microfluidic Device Measures Drugs' Influence on Blood Clotting

March 24, 2014 11:59 am | by Brett Israel, Georgia Tech | News | Comments

A new microfluidic method for evaluating drugs commonly used for preventing heart attacks has found that while aspirin can prevent dangerous blood clots in some at-risk patients, it may not be effective in all patients with ...    

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Photos of the Day: Artificial Arteries Measure Drug Influence

March 24, 2014 11:52 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A new study, which involved 14 human subjects, used a device that simulated blood flowing through narrowed coronary arteries to assess effects of anti-clotting drugs. The study is the first to examine how aspirin and another heart attack prevention drug respond to ...

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Seeking a ‘Parts List’ for the Retina

March 24, 2014 11:45 am | by MIT News Office | News | Comments

A new study from MIT neuroscientists has made some headway on this daunting task. Using a computer algorithm that traces the shapes of neurons and groups them based on structural similarity, the researchers sorted more than 350 mouse retinal neurons into 15 types, including six that were...

Invisible Hearing Aid Raises over $100K

March 24, 2014 11:25 am | by iHear Medical | News | Comments

Only about 22 percent of people with hearing loss have a solution for their impairment, compared to over 95 percent for those with vision problems. iHear Medical Inc.--a medical device startup based in Northern California--is looking to change that.

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Solenoid Valve Connectors

March 24, 2014 10:25 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Mencom’s Solenoid Valve Connectors meet the DIN 43650 Industry Standard and are ideal for providing power and protection to solenoid valves and PLCs on the factory floor.

Non-Contact Optical Linear and Rotary Incremental Encoder System

March 24, 2014 9:25 am | by MDT Staff | Renishaw, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Renishaw’s new ATOM™ non-contact optical linear and rotary incremental encoder system combines miniaturization with leading-edge dirt immunity, signal stability and reliability.

3W DC/DC Converters

March 24, 2014 8:35 am | by MDT Staff | Micropower Direct Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Available now from MicroPower Direct, the MA300RW series is a family of compact 3W DC/DC converters. High performance features include a wide 2:1 input range; single & dual outputs; tight regulation and low noise operation.

Shunt Resistor Series

March 24, 2014 8:25 am | by MDT Staff | Stackpole Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The HCS Series shunt resistor from Stackpole utilizes a solid metal element that is elevated off the mounting plane. This elevated design increases the ability of the part to dissipate the heat...

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