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Implantable Device and Stem Cells Could Contribute to Cure for Diabetes

October 10, 2014 10:39 am | by Harvard University | News | Comments

Harvard stem cell researchers today announced that they have made a giant leap forward in the quest to find a truly effective treatment for type 1 diabetes, a condition that affects an estimated three million Americans at a cost of about $15 billion...

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Enhancing Drug Delivery Through the Skin

October 10, 2014 10:25 am | by University of Southampton | News | Comments

Scientists at the University of Southampton have identified key characteristics that enhance a nanoparticle's ability to penetrate skin, in a milestone study which could have major implications for the delivery of drugs. Nanoparticles are up...

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Detecting Depression in the Elderly

October 10, 2014 10:11 am | by Investigación y Desarrollo | News | Comments

Specialists at the Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM) of Mexico developed a system that achieved detecting depression in older adults, through monitoring their daily routine. This technology can be used as an auxiliary tool for the care of...

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Common Laboratory Filter Paper Detects Disease

October 10, 2014 10:04 am | by AVS: Science & Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing | News | Comments

Using a common laboratory filter paper decorated with gold nanoparticles, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have created a unique platform, known as “plasmonic paper,” for detecting and characterizing even trace amounts of...

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Implantable Medical Devices that Dissolve When No Longer Needed

October 10, 2014 9:53 am | by AVS: Science & Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing | News | Comments

Electronic devices that dissolve completely in water, leaving behind only harmless end products, are part of a rapidly emerging class of technology pioneered by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Early results demonstrate...

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Casting Custom-Shaped Metal Nanoparticles Like Watermelons

October 10, 2014 9:23 am | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering | News | Comments

Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have unveiled a new method to form tiny 3D metal nanoparticles in prescribed shapes and dimensions using DNA, Nature's building block, as a construction...

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‘Window Clear’ Thermoplastic Elastomers

October 10, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Processors and product designers looking for both a tough and clear (i.e. window clear) thermoplastic elastomer can now turn to Elastocon TPE Technologies, Inc. for these specialized product material needs, now being offered under the firm’s CLR Series...

5 Things Engineers Regret About Their Careers

October 10, 2014 8:30 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor, ECN | Blogs | Comments

If only they knew then what they know now, who knows what would have happened? It’s a lamentable thought, but, short of the invention of some sort of time machine, the best engineers can do is offer their advice to the younger generation. It...

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Integrated Optical Sensor

October 10, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Osram Opto Semiconductors has developed a new optical sensor for automatic fitness tracking. The SFH 7050 is Osram’s first integrated optical sensor. It is designed for use in mobile devices, such as smart watches and fitness armbands, and it simplifies personal...

3D Printing for the Medical Sector

October 10, 2014 8:30 am | by Klaus Jopp, Technical Writer | Articles | Comments

One of the largest technology companies in the U.S. is now also planning to get into 3D printing. The management of the IT giant Hewlett Packard anticipates that the world market for 3D printers and related software and services will grow from...

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IEEE Technology Time Machine Takes on the Future of Health

October 9, 2014 4:06 pm | by Bruce Wheeler, IEEE | Blogs | Comments

Innovation is driving a seemingly exponential growth of health-monitoring devices, many aimed at consumers with accuracy and reliability that falls far short of what is needed in the highly regulated healthcare market. Innovators need to be...

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New Screening Technique Requires Just One Drop

October 9, 2014 12:48 pm | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

A new technique makes it possible to quickly detect the presence of drugs or to monitor certain medical conditions using only a single drop of blood or urine, representing a potential tool for clinicians and law enforcement. The technique works...

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FDA’s Program Alignment Addresses New Regulatory Challenges

October 9, 2014 11:04 am | by Margaret A. Hamburg, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration | Blogs | Comments

Over the last year, a group of senior FDA leaders, under my direction, were tasked to develop plans to modify FDA’s functions and processes in order to address new regulatory challenges. Among these challenges are: the increasing breadth and...

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Power of a Clinical Lab in the Home

October 9, 2014 10:58 am | by Cambridge Consultants | News | Comments

Product design and development firm Cambridge Consultants has unveiled a new approach to diagnostic instrument development. The Flow Health Hub brings the power of the clinical laboratory into the home – in the shape of a simple, cost-effective...

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Moving Nanoparticles Through the Body with Magnets

October 9, 2014 10:48 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

A long-sought goal of creating particles that can emit a colorful fluorescent glow in a biological environment, and that could be precisely manipulated into position within living cells, has been achieved by a team of researchers at MIT and...

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