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'Smart Implants' Dissolve After Healing

July 14, 2015 2:37 pm | by National Science Foundation | Videos | Comments

We all know that injuries happen and doctors sometimes have to use metal screws or plates to support broken bones while the bones heal. What if that implanted metal just disintegrated on its own after the injury heals? A team at the NSF Engineering...

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Worm Gear Screw Jacks

July 14, 2015 2:16 pm | by Nook Industries, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Nook Industries offers the ActionJac series worm gear screw jack product line. ActionJac models are ruggedly designed and produced in standard styles with load-handling capabilities from 1/4- to 100-ton and can be used individually...

96-135W ITE AC-DC Power Supplies

July 14, 2015 2:10 pm | by Power Sources Unlimited Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. announces the new PUP121/PUP136 Series of desktop AC-DC switching power supplies which provide 96–135 watts of continuous output power. They are enclosed in an ultra-slim 1″ case with...

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Could Dissolvable Microneedles Replace Injected Vaccines?

July 14, 2015 1:48 pm | by Elsevier | News | Comments

Flu vaccines delivered using microneedles that dissolve in the skin can protect people against infection even better than the standard needle-delivered vaccine, according to new research published in Biomaterials. The authors of the study, from...

40W AC/DC Power Modules

July 14, 2015 12:38 pm | by Micropower Direct Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Available now from MicroPower Direct, the MPM-40Mx series is a family of compact 40W AC/DC power modules certified to EN 60601 3RD edition. They are ideal for applications requiring a combination of compact size...

South African Plug

July 14, 2015 12:28 pm | by Interpower Corporation | Interpower Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Interpower Group of Companies is pleased to announce it has expanded its cord set and power cord product lines with the preferred configuration of the SANS 164-2 South Africa plug. Two new power cords and three new cord...

'Smart Capsule' Is Potential New Drug-delivery Vehicle

July 14, 2015 11:34 am | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

A new "smart capsule" under development could deliver medications directly to the large intestines to target certain medical conditions. "Usually, when you take medication it is absorbed in the stomach and small intestine before making...

Liquid Injection Molding System

July 14, 2015 11:21 am | by Shin-Etsu Silicones of America | Product Releases | Comments

Shin-Etsu Silicones of America, Inc. (SESA: A U.S. subsidiary of Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd., Japan), recently premiered advanced overmolding technical demonstrations with industry leading equipment partners at NPE 2015...

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Bi-Directional Flow Sensor

July 14, 2015 10:53 am | by MEMSIC | Product Releases | Comments

MEMSIC Inc., a sensing solutions provider, today announced the availability of its MFC2030 Bi-Directional Flow Sensor for a wide range of applications such as analytical instruments, anesthesia and other medical flow devices...

Wearable ECG Harness Monitors NASA Astronauts

July 14, 2015 10:39 am | by NimbleHeart Inc. | News | Comments

NASA performs cardiac monitoring of astronauts to ensure their health, performance, and safety during space missions. The ECG monitor required for this has to be wearable by both, men and women (NASA has a sizeable proportion of women astronauts)...

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Simulation Watches Drugs Enter the Lungs

July 14, 2015 10:08 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

The first computer model that predicts the flow of liquid medication in human lungs is providing new insight into the treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome. University of Michigan researchers are using the new technology to uncover...

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Photos of the Day: Now Playing in 4D: Your Heart

July 14, 2015 9:45 am | by Tomas Kellner, GE Reports | News | Comments

Dr. Khandheria and his colleagues at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wis., have recently started using brand new ultrasound software that, for the first time, allows the team to see the heart in “extreme 4D” – the three spatial...

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Liquid Biopsy Detects Cancer Mutations Not Found in Traditional Biopsy

July 14, 2015 9:26 am | by Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology | News | Comments

An international, randomized, phase III study has analyzed the DNA of 503 patients with metastatic colorectal cancer by liquid biopsy (BEAMing platform) to detect KRAS, PIK3CA and BRAF gene mutations in tumors. These patients, who had previously...

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Chemotherapeutic Coatings Enhance Tumor-frying Nanoparticles

July 14, 2015 9:14 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

In a move akin to adding chemical weapons to a firebomb, researchers at Duke University have devised a method for making a promising nanoscale cancer treatment even more deadly to tumors. The invention allows an extremely thin layer of hydrogels...

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Next Generation Glucose Monitoring: What’s Ahead?

July 14, 2015 9:04 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

Our vision is to be able to take all this data, aggregate all this data through our engine and modeling algorithms, and apply it to deep learning type algorithms to be able to predict clinical risk factors for a member that may develop...

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