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Bioprinting a 3D Liver-Like Device to Detoxify the Blood

May 8, 2014 2:34 pm | by University of California, San Diego | News | Comments

Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have developed a 3D-printed device inspired by the liver to remove dangerous toxins from the blood. The device, which is designed to be used outside the body – much like dialysis... 

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Tecnalia Launches an App to Assist the Hearing Impaired

May 8, 2014 12:15 pm | by Elhuyar Fundazioa | News | Comments

Hearing the doorbell, the fire alarm or a tap that has not been properly turned off are everyday situations that can become a problem for a person who is hard of hearing. The Tecnalia Centre for Applied Research has developed a tool to pick...

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Noise-Induced 'Hidden Hearing Loss' Mechanism Discovered

May 8, 2014 12:07 pm | by Acoustical Society of America (ASA) | News | Comments

Much like sun exposure, smoking, or sports-related head injuries, "hidden hearing loss" may be difficult to measure for many years—making it too late to reverse the damage by the time it becomes obvious. In modern industrialized society...

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A Lab in Your Pocket

May 8, 2014 11:27 am | by Marcia Goodrich, Michigan Technological University | News | Comments

When you get sick, your physician may take a sample of your blood, send it to the lab and wait for results. In the near future, however, doctors may be able to run those tests almost instantly on a piece of plastic about the size of credit...

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Researchers Use DNA to Build Tool that May Literally Shine Light on Cancer

May 8, 2014 11:19 am | by University of Montreal | News | Comments

Bioengineers at the University of Rome Tor Vergata and the University of Montreal have used DNA to develop a tool that detects and reacts to chemical changes caused by cancer cells and that may one day be used to deliver drugs to tumor cells...

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Scientists Create First Living Organism with Added Pair of DNA

May 8, 2014 11:14 am | by Scripps Research Institute | News | Comments

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have engineered a bacterium whose genetic material includes an added pair of DNA "letters," or bases, not found in nature. The cells of this unique bacterium can replicate the unnatural...

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Urine Test Best Detects Alcohol Use in Liver Transplant Candidates, Recipients

May 8, 2014 11:06 am | by Wiley | News | Comments

Researchers from Italy confirm that urinary ethyl glucuronide (uEtG) accurately detects alcohol consumption in liver transplant candidates and recipients. The study published in Liver Transplantation, a journal of the American Association...

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Listening to Bipolar Disorder: Smartphone App Detects Mood Swings via Voice Analysis

May 8, 2014 11:03 am | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

A smartphone app that monitors subtle qualities of a person's voice during everyday phone conversations shows promise for detecting early signs of mood changes in people with bipolar disorder, a University of Michigan team reports. While the...

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Sleep Apnea Device Market Driven By Untreated Cases

May 8, 2014 10:16 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

The worldwide sleep apnea device market has demonstrated moderate growth from $3.6 billion in 2011 to 4.2 billion in 2013, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research publisher said that undiagnosed cases and new...  

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3/6/10 Watt DC-DC Converters

May 8, 2014 8:01 am | by MDT Staff | Power Sources Unlimited Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. announces the new THM-WI family of high performance DC-DC converters. Designed in an industry standard DIP-24 package with reinforced insulation and are available in three power classes...

Multitasking Turning Center

May 8, 2014 8:00 am | by MDT Staff | Methods Machine Tools, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Methods Machine Tools, Inc., a leading supplier of innovative precision machine tools, automation and accessories, has introduced the Nakamura-Tome AS-200 High Performance Multitasking Turning Center featuring a single spindle...

All-Laser Manufacturing Solutions

May 8, 2014 8:00 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Raydiance, a provider of all-laser manufacturing solutions, today announced the R-Drill, R-Tube and R-Mill, to address micromachining challenges in the automotive, industrial and medical device industries. Ready to integrate into customer...

Rotary Encoders

May 8, 2014 8:00 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

POSITAL’s high-performance IXARC optical rotary encoders are now available with EtherCAT communications interfaces. EtherCAT (Ethernet for Control Automation Technology) is a special form of industrial Ethernet that eliminates...

Drop the Joystick

May 8, 2014 8:00 am | by Paul C. Cain, General Manager, North America, Piher Sensors & Controls | Articles | Comments

Piher Sensors and Controls met the electronic sensor input requirements needed for the redesign of the revolutionary JoyBar, an intuitive control for electric wheelchairs developed by Active Controls. The original JoyBar model was a vast...

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ORTHOWORLD's 10th Annual OMTEC

May 7, 2014 3:32 pm | by MDT Staff | Events

ORTHOWORLD, Inc., leading producer of strategic intelligence for the orthopaedic industry, announced its education curriculum for OMTEC 2014, the 10th Annual Orthopaedic Manufacturing & Technology Exposition and Conference...

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