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Octopus Arm Inspires Future Surgical Tool

May 14, 2015 9:42 am | by Institute of Physics | News | Comments

A robotic arm that can bend, stretch and squeeze through cluttered environments has been created by a group of researchers from Italy. Inspired by the eight arms of the octopus, the device has been specifically designed for surgical operations...

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Bandages Are Entering the Electronic Age

May 14, 2015 9:34 am | by Manchester University | News | Comments

The most detailed study to date showing how electrical stimulation accelerates wound healing has been carried out in 40 volunteers by University of Manchester scientists. Skin wounds that are slow to heal are a clinical challenge to physicians...

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Computer Intelligence System Detects Acute Strokes

May 14, 2015 9:29 am | by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University | News | Comments

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed a novel computer-aided detection system for acute stroke using computer intelligence technology. Reading 80-100 computer images, the system is able to detect if the patient was struck...

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New Blood Test Quickly Reveals Severity of Radiation Injury

May 14, 2015 9:21 am | by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute | News | Comments

A novel blood test could greatly improve triage of victims of radiation accidents by rapidly predicting who will survive, who will die, and who should receive immediate medical countermeasures, according to scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer...

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MRI - Prostate Cancer Screening for the Future?

May 14, 2015 9:18 am | by The Sahlgrenska Academy | News | Comments

A screening method that combines a traditional PSA test with an MRI detects a significantly greater number of prostate cancer cases and improves diagnostic accuracy. The study was conducted as part of the largest international research project...

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The Pulse: 3D Printing Saves Babies and 'Powerwalking' with a Leg Brace

May 14, 2015 8:30 am | by Jon Dipierro, Sean Fenske, and Sam Brusco | Videos | Comments

On this episode of the Pulse, we're saving babies with 3D printed splints, taking a "powerwalk" with an energy-generating leg brace, simulating the heart on a supercomputer, and rehabilitating with a two-armed robot.

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Model and Simulate Connected Medical Device Design

May 14, 2015 8:30 am | by Arvind Ananthan, Medical Devices Industry Manager, MathWorks | Blogs | Comments

Capturing accurate requirements and specifications of the device, coming up with a robust design, and implementing it in software without errors that compromise the safety and efficacy for the patients are critical for developing reliable...

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Power Entry Module

May 13, 2015 7:24 pm | by Schurter, Inc. | Schurter, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

SCHURTER expands its wide range of power entry modules to include versions, without ground pin, for use in Protection Class II double-insulated applications. The DC12 power entry module is already popular for use in Protection Class I equipment, due to its high...

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App Helps Control Asthma

May 13, 2015 3:28 pm | by American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) | News | Comments

The adage, “There’s an app for that” is even more true in light of an app that sends an alert to your allergist’s office when your asthma may be out of control. An article in the May issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific...

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Auto-Stereoscopic LCD

May 13, 2015 2:24 pm | by Tianma NLT America, Inc. | Tianma NLT America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

LCD supplier Tianma NLT America is introducing a prototype 19.5-inch auto-stereoscopic LCD developed by NLT Technologies with full HD resolution in 3D mode, adopting the company’s proprietary glassless 3D display technology HxDP (Horizontal x...

Cybersecurity and the Artificial Pancreas: What Are the Risks?

May 13, 2015 1:12 pm | by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., Publishers | News | Comments

An artificial pancreas, designed for blood glucose control in diabetes, is controlled by software that runs on mobile computing platforms such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones, and operates over wireless networks under local or remote medical...

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Wearable TENS Device Combats Pain While on the Go

May 13, 2015 12:00 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

The American Academy of Pain Medicine cites a report on their website that indicates more than 1.5 billion people suffer from chronic pain. That’s BILLION! It’s an unbelievable amount of people who live with pain every day. While I’m fortunately...

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Technology Takes On Cancer

May 13, 2015 11:49 am | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Articles | Comments

The complexity of cancer treatment has brought about the development of technologies that target and destroy tumor cells, stop them from ever forming at the genetic source, or provide genetic solutions to determine best treatment practices...

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New Test Could Identify Resistant Tuberculosis Faster

May 13, 2015 11:40 am | by University College London | News | Comments

The time needed to genetically sequence the bacteria causing tuberculosis (Mtb) from patient samples has been reduced from weeks to days using a new technique developed by a UCL-led team. This could help health service providers to better treat...

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Single Low-Magnitude Electric Pulse Fights Inflammation

May 13, 2015 11:36 am | by North Shore-Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Health System | News | Comments

The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, the research arm of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, and SetPoint Medical Inc., a biomedical technology company, today released the results of research on the therapeutic potential of vagus nerve...

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