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New Gadgets Could Help Monitor Chronic Conditions

February 17, 2015 3:01 pm | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Michigan are developing small devices with new technologies for patients to monitor their chronic conditions, particularly the elderly and those in underserved populations. Professor David Burke describes... 

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3D Tissue Engineering with Multicellular Building Blocks

February 17, 2015 2:05 pm | by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., Publishers | News | Comments

In creating engineered tissues intended to repair or regenerate damaged or diseased human tissues, the goal is to build three-dimensional tissue constructs densely packed with living cells. The Bio-P3, an innovative instrument able to pick...

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Breathalyzer for Lung Cancer Screening

February 17, 2015 2:02 pm | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | News | Comments

Researchers from Chongqing University in China have developed a high sensitive fluorescence-based sensor device that can rapidly identify cancer related volatile organic compounds -- biomarkers found exclusively in the exhaled breath...

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Wireless Minute: Keep Beat Sports Bra Bolsters Motivation

February 17, 2015 1:41 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

One British design student created an amazing sports bra… yes, you heard that correctly; the bra aims to make running easier and more fun by matching your music to your heart rate. Victoria Sowerby, a student at Northumbria University...

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Portable Surface Finish Gages

February 17, 2015 1:18 pm | by Mahr Federal, Inc. | Mahr Federal, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Mahr Federal has introduced an updated version of its Pocket Surf portable surface finish gage. Pocket Surf portable surface finish gages have enjoyed wide popularity for more than 30 years and across many precision applications because of their exceptional utility and simple one-button operation. The new Pocket Surf IV builds on that reputation...

A Watch that Keeps You Awake

February 17, 2015 11:58 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

Fitness bands are intended to keep people moving, but what about an application for more sedate times? Spark, a smartwatch currently being funded on Kickstarter, gently vibrates using a 12V vibration motor if its suite of motion trackers...

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Blinking Your Way to Better Vision

February 17, 2015 10:37 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

This week, a new prototype of a telescoping contact lens was announced by Switzerland’s Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and DARPA. It magnifies 2.8 times on command, effectively zooming in. Worn in pairs on a smart glasses frame...

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Taking Technology from the Lab to the Patient

February 17, 2015 10:28 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

After finishing his PhD in molecular genetics in the late 1990s, Daniel Anderson found himself conflicted about what to do next: He enjoyed science, but wanted to find a way to have a direct impact on human health. He considered...

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Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican Adds Mayo Clinic 'Telestroke'

February 17, 2015 10:24 am | by Mayo Clinic | News | Comments

Southern Nevada residents in need of emergency medical care for a stroke may benefit from a Mayo Clinic “telestroke” program that is now available at all three campuses of Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican (Rose de Lima, Siena and San... 

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Saliva Test to Diagnose Autism

February 17, 2015 10:20 am | by Clarkson University | News | Comments

A spit test may one day be able to diagnose autism according to researchers at Clarkson University and the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. Scientists at the universities have published the first study showing that children with...

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Device to Help Deaf Children Detect Sounds

February 17, 2015 9:51 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

At age 3, Angelica Lopez is helping to break a sound barrier for deaf children. Born without working auditory nerves, she can detect sounds for the first time — and start to mimic them — after undergoing brain surgery to implant a device...

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Hip Protector Saves You When You Slip

February 17, 2015 9:33 am | by SINTEF | News | Comments

Are you well used to wearing studded shoes in winter? If so, you're probably ready for yet another step towards tackling the eternally icy winter streets. Last week it was extremely cold in Oslo. On average, every day in January 50 people...

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Tracking Parasites with Satellites

February 17, 2015 9:19 am | by Australian National University | News | Comments

Scientists are teaming up to use satellite data to target deadly parasites to help predict patterns of parasitic diseases such as malaria, worms and hydatids. Project leader Professor Archie Clements, from the Australian National...

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Auditory Brainstem Implant for Children Born without Hearing Nerve

February 17, 2015 8:57 am | by University of Southern California - Health Sciences | News | Comments

A multi-institutional team of hearing and communication experts led by the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) is breaking sound barriers for children born without a hearing nerve in a clinical trial...

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Tubing Challenges Focus of FDA Guidance

February 15, 2015 10:00 am | by AAMI | News | Comments

Two AAMI provisional standards have taken center stage in a new document (PDF) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that provides recommendations to manufacturers on the design and testing of small-bore connectors...

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