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Brain Model Pins Down Motor Decisions

April 9, 2014 11:17 am | by Constanze Böttcher, youris.com | News | Comments

Talking or reading. Texting a message or listening. The dilemma of choosing between various tasks is not an invention of the modern information age. Humans and all vertebrates have to prioritise their actions. But to understand the neurobiology...

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This ‘Electronic Skin’ Will Revolutionize Medicine

April 9, 2014 11:15 am | by Allegra Sparta, Contributor | Blogs | Comments

It’s as thin as a temporary tattoo, but you definitely won’t get one in a cereal box. The creators of this “electronic skin” say that the technology could “one day aid patients with movement disorders or epilepsy.” It’s the first of its...

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Photos of the Day: 'Electronic Skin' Can Store and Deliver Medicine

April 9, 2014 11:13 am | by University of Texas in Austin | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Texas in Austin have developed a wearable device known as “electronic skin” that can store and transmit data and release drugs into the skin. The device is a bit like an electronic parfait — layers of...

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Strategic Partnership to Bring Innovative Healthcare Cloud Technology to Laboratories

April 9, 2014 11:01 am | by Beckman Coulter Inc. | News | Comments

hc1.com, the Healthcare Relationship Cloud company, and Beckman Coulter Diagnostics, a global leader in developing clinical diagnostic products that help advance and optimize the laboratory, announced a strategic partnership to deliver innovative...

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New Anspach High Speed Drill System Debuts at AANS Annual Meeting

April 9, 2014 10:46 am | by DePuy Synthes Power Tools | News | Comments

DePuy Synthes Power Tools* announced the global launch of the Anspach EG1 High Speed Electric System, a next generation high-speed electric drill with multiple attachments and accessories, designed for use in neurosurgery, otology and spinal...

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Medicare Database Reveals Top-Paid Doctors

April 9, 2014 10:34 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Serdar Tumgoren, Associated Press | News | Comments

Medicare paid a tiny group of doctors $3 million or more apiece in 2012. One got nearly $21 million. Those are among the findings of an Associated Press analysis of physician data released Wednesday by the Obama administration, part of a...

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New Report Rates Opportunities in the United States IVD Market

April 9, 2014 10:34 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

Advanced flow cytometry and microbiology tests will provide more opportunity for manufacturers than POC tests or clinical chemistry test products sold in the United States, according to Kalorama Information. Kalorama made the finding...

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High-Tech Items Giving Deaf-Blind Online Access

April 8, 2014 3:59 pm | by Frank Eltman, Associated Press | News | Comments

Tanisha Verdejo loves to surf the Internet for shopping deals. She chats on Facebook, learns about new recipes and enjoys sending emails to friends and family. Verdejo, who can't see or hear, could do none of that a year ago. The 40-year...

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Researchers Develop New Tool to Check Cells’ ‘Batteries’

April 8, 2014 3:50 pm | by University of Virginia | News | Comments

Under the microscope, they glow like streetlights, forming tidy rows that follow the striations of muscle tissue. They are mitochondria – the powerhouses of cells – and researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have created...

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Hybrid Technology Could Make Star Trek-Style Tricorder a Reality

April 8, 2014 3:42 pm | by University of Southampton | News | Comments

Scientists at the University of Southampton are aiming to develop a handheld testing device to provide same day diagnosis from a patient’s bedside. In the fictional Star-Trek universe, the tricorder was used to remotely scan patients for...

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Deep Brain Stimulation May Improve Cognition in Dementia, Other Neurodegenerative Diseases

April 8, 2014 3:26 pm | by American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) | News | Comments

Intralaminar thalamic deep brain stimulation (ILN-DBS) has been shown to improve cognition and spatial memory acquisition. Could it have a similar effect in dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases that cause severe cognitive...   

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Seventh Grade Hearing Patient Raises $18,000 to Buy Hearing Aids for Other Young People

April 8, 2014 3:23 pm | by Loyola University Health System | News | Comments

Thirteen-year-old Eliza Peters owes her hearing to ear surgeries and hearing aids she received at Loyola University Medical Center. Now, Eliza is paying back by raising money for other children who need hearing aids, but cannot afford them...

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6 Watt DC/DC Converter

April 8, 2014 3:15 pm | by MDT Staff | Xp Power | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power today announced the ITX series of 6 Watt DC/DC converters encapsulated in an industry standard SIP 8-pin package measuring just 0.86 x 0.44 x 0.36 inches (21.85 x 11.1 x 9.2 mm). Believed to be one of the highest power ratings available in a SIP format...

Cardiac Device Keeps Heart Going

April 8, 2014 3:15 pm | by Jennifer R. Lloyd, San Antonio Express-News | News | Comments

With a weak heart muscle and heart valve problems, Ruben Rivera said he was apprehensive about having a new type of battery-powered defibrillator implanted under his skin that could shock his heart if it sensed an irregular rhythm. But the...

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Low Voltage Power Supplies

April 8, 2014 3:06 pm | by MDT Staff | Tdk - Lambda Americas | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation introduces the addition of 12V and 15V models to its TDK-Lambda ZWS300BAF series of high reliability power supplies.  Operating from a universal input of 85 to 265Vac, the ZWS300BAF features a 10-year electrolytic capacitor lifetime...

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