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Virtual Heart Models and Robot-Cell Hybrids

May 12, 2015 3:41 pm | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Today the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced two, five-year, center-scale awards totaling $8.75 million to advance the state-of-the-art in medical and cyber-physical systems (CPS). One project will develop "Cyberheart"--a platform...

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MedTech Memoirs: Brain Surgery

May 12, 2015 1:33 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

Brain surgery is perhaps one of the oldest practiced medical procedures. There is a surprising amount of evidence tracing it back to the Neolithic (late stone age) period. Many unearthed remains of successful brain operations and surgical instruments...

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Spectral Decomposition for Fast Servo Control

May 12, 2015 1:17 pm | by Delta Tau Data Systems | Product Releases | Comments

Delta Tau now offers a new control method called Spectral Decomposition to improve the productivity of systems that use fast-tool actuators. Spectral Decomposition works with a variety of fast-tool actuators—including voice-coil motors, piezo crystals, laser...

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MedTech Innovation Everywhere, Even in Space

May 12, 2015 11:55 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

The coming demise of innovation in the medtech space has been extensively covered by an array of speakers, bloggers, and industry experts. Most often, the 2.3% excise tax on medical device sales is targeted as a primary reason. The FDA is also...

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Implantable Microscope Allows Deep Brain Exploration

May 12, 2015 11:41 am | by University of Colorado Denver | News | Comments

A team of neuroscientists and bioengineers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have created a miniature, fiber-optic microscope designed to peer deeply inside a living brain. The researchers, including scientists from the...

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Custom Bearings: 4 Advantages for Your Design

May 12, 2015 11:19 am | by Mark Bos, VP of Business Development, National Bearings | Articles | Comments

Standard bearings are made from standard materials. Chrome steel bearings are subject to corrosion and the design will be complicated by the necessity of protecting the bearing from contamination. Stainless steel bearings are made from 440C...

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Blind Mother Receives 3D Printed Ultrasound of Her Unborn Son

May 12, 2015 11:08 am | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Videos | Comments

This past weekend, a blind mother received a truly remarkable Mother’s Day present. 30-year-old Tatiana Guerra arrived for her ultrasound during her 20th week of pregnancy, and was unexpectedly gifted a 3D-printed relief sculpture of her son’s face...

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Centrifuge Cell Windows

May 12, 2015 11:05 am | by Meller Optics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

A line of UV cell windows that are fabricated from sapphire and single crystal quartz for use with Beckman centrifuges and other instruments is available from Meller Optics, Inc. of Providence, Rhode Island. Meller Centrifuge Cell Windows are offered made from...

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Electro-Mechanical Box Build

May 12, 2015 10:58 am | by Aved Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Custom engineered, sourced, and manufactured electro-mechanical box build assemblies and integrated interconnecting cables for early stage companies are being introduced by Aved Electronics, Inc. of North Billerica, MA. Aved...

E-Skin and Pocket-Sized Diagnostic Machines Give Patients the Power Back

May 12, 2015 10:40 am | by Elsevier | News | Comments

Wearable E-skin that can measure heart rate and blood pressure, and paper diagnostic machines the size of a credit card that can give instant readings on blood and saliva samples are two new bio-sensing technologies presented at Elsevier’s 4th...

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Exoskeleton that Helps Paralyzed Walk Faces Barrier in Japan

May 12, 2015 9:49 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Yuichi Imahata's 9-year-old daughter is thrilled her dad stands tall above her head. It's an experience that is new to her. Imahata, 31, has been using a wheelchair to get around for seven years after a serious spinal-cord injury suffered...

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New Blood Test for Fibromyalgia Moves a Step Closer

May 12, 2015 9:40 am | by Arthritis Research UK | News | Comments

New research by our scientists could lead to a blood test to diagnose fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is common pain syndrome causing widespread muscle and bone pain, as well as fatigue and disturbed sleep. It has no obvious physical cause...

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Reducing Deadly Complication of Bone Marrow Transplants

May 12, 2015 9:37 am | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

Researchers have designed a way to mitigate graft-versus-host disease, a common and often life-threatening complication of bone marrow transplants that are used to treat leukemia and other blood cancers. The method, developed at Washington...

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3D Microbattery for Large-Scale on-Chip Integration

May 12, 2015 9:32 am | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

By combining 3D holographic lithography and 2D photolithography, researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated a high-performance 3D microbattery suitable for large-scale on-chip integration with microelectronic...

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Seniors' Increasing Use of Walking Aids: Friend or Foe?

May 12, 2015 9:26 am | by University of Vermont | News | Comments

America’s population of senior citizens is growing, and with it, a reliance on canes, wheelchairs and scooters. The use of walking aids has increased by 50 percent in the past decade, according to a new study, and should continue to increase...

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