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Computer Simulators Train Surgeons Virtually

November 24, 2014 9:48 am | by Jennifer Smith, University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

University of Wisconsin-Madison computer science and medical researchers have teamed up to create a sophisticated new simulator to help surgical students practice detailed procedures before operating on live patients. The simulator could have...

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Engineering Live Preview: How to Get More Students into STEM

November 24, 2014 9:37 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

It’s easy to say we need more kids interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), the challenge comes in finding ways to accomplish it. Whether it’s the toys they play with as kids, or the classes they take as students, we are...

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Micro Molding Drives Innovation for MedTech

November 24, 2014 9:27 am | by Dale Gildemeister, Program Manager, Sil-Pro | Sil-Pro, LLC | Blogs | Comments

As medical processes become less invasive and the expectations for rapid recoveries increase, the need for smaller devices is driving the need for micro-molded components. The tools used to manufacture micro-molded components are becoming...

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WHO: Ebola IVDs Urgently Needed

November 24, 2014 9:00 am | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) released an assessment of the Ebola virus situation. In its assessment, WHO stressed that IVDs for Ebola are “urgently needed.” “The goal of interrupting chains of Ebola virus transmission depends...

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Illuminated Vandal Resistant Switch

November 24, 2014 8:22 am | by E-Switch | Product Releases | Comments

E-Switch announces the PV9 series illuminated vandal resistant switch. This anti-vandal switch features a long life expectancy and is water resistant to IP65 ratings. Illumination LED colors include red, yellow, orange, blue, green and white, as well as bi-color options. It is available with dot or ring illumination. Requires a 28mm panel cutout size. ...

Sapphire and Ruby Precision Balls

November 24, 2014 7:57 am | by Meller Optics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

A full line of sapphire and ruby balls for a wide range of applications requiring precise tolerances and superior mechanical and optical properties are available from Meller Optics, Inc. of Providence, Rhode Island. Meller Sapphire & Ruby Balls come in 42 inch/metric sizes from 0.1 mm to 0.5” dia. with 0.000025” sphericity and ±0.0001” basic diameter tolerance. Featuring Moh 9 hardness which...

Swabbable Pre-Slit Transfer Valve

November 21, 2014 3:24 pm | by Qosina | Qosina | Product Releases | Comments

Qosina is pleased to announce the addition of a new Swabbable Pre-Slit Transfer Valve (80191). The swabbable design can be used for injection or aspiration with a standard catheter tip syringe, and can fit tubing sized 0.322 inch ID / 0.535 inch OD (8.18 mm ID / 13.59 mm OD). The component is ideal for stem cell, biopharmaceutical, and drainage applications involving high volumes and/or...

Treating Vascular Disease with Light

November 21, 2014 2:15 pm | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine has discovered a receptor on blood vessels that causes the vessel to relax in response to light, making it potentially useful in treating vascular diseases. In addition, researchers discovered a...

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Non-Invasive Device Slows Brain Tumor Growth

November 21, 2014 2:04 pm | by Henry Ford Health System | News | Comments

A non-invasive, portable electrical device tested at the Hermelin Brain Tumor Center at Henry Ford Hospital - the only such testing site in Michigan - along with other major medical centers around the country, has been found to lengthen the lives...

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Photos (Videos) of the Day: Virtual Reality and 3D Printing to Address Head Injuries

November 21, 2014 1:47 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Last spring, the National Football League, the sports performance brand Under Armour, and GE called on researchers, scientists and enthusiasts to find new tools for detecting concussions and protecting football players from traumatic brain injuries...

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Restoring Vision with Stem Cells

November 21, 2014 12:23 pm | by The Mount Sinai Hospital/Mount Sinai School of Medicine | News | Comments

The National Eye Institute (NEI), a division of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai a five-year grant totaling $1 million that will support an effort to re-create a patients' ocular stem...

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Restoring Balance After Brain Injury with Virtual Reality Tech

November 21, 2014 12:04 pm | by Kessler Foundation | News | Comments

Kessler Foundation is the recipient of a four-year grant for nearly $3 million from the Defense Medical Research and Development Program (DMRDP) Department of Defense (DOD) titled, "Improving Balance in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Using a Low...

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Cancer Biomarker and Drug Delivery System in One

November 21, 2014 11:48 am | by Nanyang Technological University | News | Comments

Nanyang Technological University in Singapore (NTU Singapore) has invented a unique biomarker with two exceptional functions. First, it lights up when it detects tumor cells to allow scientists to take a better look. And it can also release anti-cancer...

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Biodegradable Membrane Helps Prevent Blood Vessel Scarring

November 21, 2014 11:32 am | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

When blood vessels are damaged through surgery, it can trigger an endless cycle of scarring and repair. "Scar tissue will always form inside the blood vessel and, in many cases, eventually block blood flow," said Guillermo Ameer, professor...

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Genetic Test for Eye Disorders Proves Very Effective

November 21, 2014 11:19 am | by Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary | News | Comments

Investigators at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School Department of Ophthalmology and colleagues reported the development and characterization of a comprehensive genetic test for inherited eye disorders in the online version of...

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