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New Guidance System Could Improve Minimally Invasive Surgery

March 27, 2014 3:56 pm | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Johns Hopkins researchers have devised a computerized process that could make minimally invasive surgery more accurate and streamlined using equipment already common in the operating room. The researchers say initial testing of the algorithm shows that their image-based guidance system is ...

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'Mini Heart' Helps Return Venous Blood

March 27, 2014 3:47 pm | by The George Washington University | News | Comments

George Washington University (GW) researcher Narine Sarvazyan, Ph.D., has invented a new organ to help return blood flow from veins lacking functional valves. A rhythmically contracting cuff made of ...        

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First Implant of Smaller Left Ventricular Assist Device a Success

March 27, 2014 11:45 am | by Southwestern Medical Center | News | Comments

“Today, we’re going to make history,” said 18-year-old Eric Ramos on the day UT Southwestern Medical Center doctors operated on his ailing heart. Eric, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, is one of only three patients in the United States with the condition to receive ...

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Sensor to Detect Common Illicit Date Rape Drug within Seconds

March 27, 2014 11:39 am | by National University of Singapore | News | Comments

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed the world’s first fluorescent sensor to identify the presence of a drug known as GHB that is commonly used to spike beverages. When the sensor is mixed with ...

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When Smaller Is Better for Biological Scanning

March 27, 2014 11:35 am | by Angela Herring, Northeastern University | News | Comments

A few hun­dred dol­lars and 24 hours: That’s what’s required to scan bio­log­ical mate­rials for impor­tant bio­markers that signal dis­eases such as dia­betes or cancer, using industry stan­dard equip­ment. But sup­pose you wanted to ...

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CT Scans Help Catch Cases Traditional Test Misses

March 27, 2014 11:05 am | by Mayo Clinic | News | Comments

Gout is on the rise among U.S. men and women, and this piercingly painful and most common form of inflammatory arthritis is turning out to be more complicated than had been thought. The standard way to check for gout is by ...    

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Artificial Hearts May Help Patients Survive Until Transplant

March 27, 2014 11:01 am | by Beth Casteel, American College of Cardiology | News | Comments

The largest single-center study of patients implanted with a total artificial heart finds the device may help patients in severe heart failure survive until they can receive a heart transplant. Researchers studied 22 patients implanted with total artificial hearts at ...

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3D MRI Scans May Offer Better Way to Predict Survival After Chemo

March 27, 2014 10:57 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

In a series of studies involving 140 American men and women with liver tumors, researchers at Johns Hopkins have used specialized 3-D MRI scans to precisely measure living and dying tumor tissue to quickly show whether highly toxic chemotherapy – delivered directly through ...

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APE8937-HF-3 Load Switch

March 27, 2014 8:25 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Power Electronics Corp. (USA), a leading Taiwanese manufacturer of MOS power semiconductors for DC-DC power conversion applications, has recently launched a small load switch...

Porous Metal Products

March 27, 2014 8:25 am | by MDT Staff | Mott Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Mott porous metal products play a variety of roles in medical device designs and applications. This year Mott will exhibit these products at the BIOMEDevice Show at the Boston Convention Center on March 26-27 at Booth #437.

Bringing Original Ideas to Life: The Development of the Credit Card Sized Battery

March 27, 2014 8:09 am | by Neil Oliver, Technical Marketing Manager, Accutronics | Articles | Comments

An object as being as small as a sugar cube is fairly easy to visualize. Similarly, if the reference was to a quarter or dime, the object’s dimensions are apparent. However, if the item described was compared to an 1ICP-063450-2 lithium-ion...

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Polymer Technology to Enable Bonding with Fluoropolymers

March 27, 2014 2:27 am | by MDT Staff | Evonik Cyro, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Evonik Corporation has developed a new polymer technology which adheres directly to Daikin America, Inc.’s modified fluorinated ethylene-propylene copolymer (EFEP). 

Detecting Tumor Markers Easily

March 26, 2014 2:42 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Blood is just teeming with proteins. It's not easy there to identify specialized tumor markers indicating the presence of cancer. A new method now enables diagnostics to be carried out in ...         

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Entrepreneur Brings Life-Saving Vaccines to Far Reaches of the World

March 26, 2014 2:37 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Getting life-saving vaccines to the most remote parts of the world is no easy feat. Biopharmaceuticals are highly sensitive to heat and cold and can perish if their temperature ...           

Large Scale Spring Pins

March 26, 2014 12:25 pm | by MDT Staff | Mill-Max Mfg. Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Mill-Max is pleased to announce the addition of two new large scale spring pins to our family of ruggedized spring-loaded products.  The 0861and 0871 spring pins have large diameter plungers...

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