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Non-Hormonal Intra-Vaginal Ring Contraceptive

April 2, 2015 2:26 pm | by BioRings LLC | News | Comments

QPharma and Biorings have entered into a definitive agreement for product development and GMP manufacture of a non-hormonal intra-vaginal ring for contraception – a novel approach to contraception. The investigational drug product is a...

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Real-Time Concussion Detection System

April 2, 2015 2:22 pm | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

Michigan football made headlines last fall when the coaching staff sent quarterback Shane Morris back on the field after being leveled by a Minnesota player. The coaching staff was unaware of the severity of the hit, which ultimately warranted...

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Diagnosing Disease with a Smartphone

April 2, 2015 2:14 pm | by Florida Atlantic University | News | Comments

In much the same way that glucometers and pregnancy tests have revolutionized in-home diagnostic testing, researchers from Florida Atlantic University and collaborators have identified a new biosensing platform that could be used to remotely...

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Nanoparticles May Exploit Tumor Weaknesses to Selectively Attack Cancers

April 2, 2015 2:06 pm | by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia | News | Comments

Delving into the world of the extremely small, researchers are exploring how biodegradable nanoparticles can precisely deliver anticancer drugs to attack neuroblastoma, an often-deadly children's cancer. By bringing together experts in pediatric...

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Parkinson's Diagnosis by Typing on a Keyboard

April 2, 2015 2:03 pm | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Analyzing people’s keystrokes as they type on a computer keyboard can reveal a great deal of information about the state of their motor function, according to a new study from MIT. In a paper appearing in Scientific Reports, the researchers...

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Boot-Like Wearable to Make Walking Easier

April 2, 2015 1:57 pm | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Engineers have come up with a motor-free device to make walking more efficient and easier — something scientists once thought couldn't be done. The prototype exoskeleton boot runs from just below the knee to the ankle, and when you strap...

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LED Components and Light Modules

April 2, 2015 12:02 pm | by Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

A fully optimized production concept for LED components and light modules in which all the process steps are coordinated with one another could give rise to completely new types of LEDs and reduce their manufacturing costs. The declared objective of the...

Wearable Sensors Monitor Triggers for Asthma, and More

April 2, 2015 11:30 am | by National Science Foundation | Videos | Comments

What if you could wear something that would alert you when pollution, such as smog, is about to take its toll on your heart or lungs? That is what's "in the air" at the National Science Foundation- (NSF) supported Nanosystems Engineering...

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Broadening Your Industry View

April 2, 2015 10:55 am | by David Mantey, Editorial Director - Design Group, @djamesmanny | Blogs | Comments

I wanted to reach out and share some of the new things that we’re doing in Advantage Business Media’s Design Engineering Group to make sure that you are the industry’s most informed design engineers at every stage of the development process...

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Rapid Imaging of Functions in Living Brain

April 2, 2015 10:30 am | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

Researchers studying cancer and other invasive diseases rely on high-resolution imaging to see tumors and other activity deep within the body’s tissues. Using a new high-speed, high-resolution imaging method, Lihong Wang, PhD, and his...

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Re-Engineering Protective Ebola Suits

April 2, 2015 10:28 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

In the war against Ebola, Cornell University – along with partners International Personnel Protection Inc. (IPP) and protective apparel manufacturer Kappler Inc. – will rethink, reimagine and re-engineer protective suits for healthcare...

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How Has Home Healthcare Technology Impacted Medical Device Manufacturers?

April 2, 2015 10:16 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

Currently, we are in the midst of a small healthcare revolution with medicine moving out of the hospitals and doctor's offices and into patients' homes. Innovations in technology are enabling more people to be treated, diagnosed, or monitored...

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Converting Microbubbles to Nanoparticles for Targeted Treatment

April 2, 2015 10:00 am | by University Health Network | News | Comments

Biomedical researchers led by Dr. Gang Zheng at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre have successfully converted microbubble technology already used in diagnostic imaging into nanoparticles that stay trapped in tumors to potentially deliver targeted...

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CMOS Linear Image Sensor

April 2, 2015 10:00 am | by Hamamatsu Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Hamamatsu Photonics introduces a new CMOS linear image sensor designed specifically for spectrometry applications; the S10121 to S10124 series. Each pixel on the sensor acts as a self-containing photodiode offering variable integration time, so the integration time is shortened...

Blood Test Reveals Solid Tumor Presence

April 2, 2015 9:51 am | by Thomas Jefferson University | News | Comments

Thomas Jefferson University has announced a partnership with Exosome Sciences Inc. to evaluate a novel liquid biopsy platform that might offer clinicians new and actionable information about a patient’s cancer as the disease progresses...

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