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High-Intensity Sound Waves May Aid Regenerative Medicine

November 3, 2014 10:08 am | by Acoustical Society of America (ASA) | News | Comments

By liquefying cells with ultrasound, researchers lay bare cellular scaffolding that could serve as a template on which to grow new tissue Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a way to use sound to create cellular scaffolding for tissue engineering...

Integrate Validated Off-the-Shelf Components

November 3, 2014 8:30 am | by Jim Ford, Manager of Corporate Product Management, Southco, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

In a rapidly consolidating medical device market, the need to quickly release cost effective designs is greater than ever. When considering design options, keeping a focus on the total cost of each design option is essential. Choices between...

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Fighting the Fakes: Algorithmic Security Combats Counterfeit Batteries

November 3, 2014 7:30 am | by Tom Bush, Accutronics | Articles | Comments

Battery counterfeiting is increasingly becoming a global problem. The ubiquity of portable devices, from everyday electronics, such as smartphones and digital cameras, to more specialized equipment such as medical, industrial and security apparatus...

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Chinese Engineer to Plead Guilty in Medical Equipment Case

October 31, 2014 12:25 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal prosecutors say they have reached a plea deal with a Chinese engineer charged with stealing trade secrets from a GE Healthcare subsidiary in Waukesha. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports 41-year-old Jun Xie will plead guilty to ...

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Computer Program Analyzes Speech, Mental Health

October 31, 2014 12:11 pm | by Acoustical Society of America | News | Comments

Imagine this scenario: You've been feeling persistently blue lately, so you pull out your phone. Instead of asking Siri to tell you a joke, though, you open an app that records you simply talking about your day. A few hours later, your therapist ...

New Device Yields Close-Up Look at Metastasis

October 31, 2014 11:28 am | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

Johns Hopkins engineers have invented a lab device to give cancer researchers an unprecedented microscopic look at metastasis, the complex way that tumor cells spread through the body, causing more than 90 percent of cancer-related deaths ...

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Computer Game Could Help Visually Impaired Kids

October 31, 2014 11:23 am | by University of Lincoln | News | Comments

Researchers are to begin testing a new computer game which they hope could hold the key to helping visually-impaired children lead independent lives. Developed by a team of neuroscientists and video game designers from the University of ...

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Don’t Let Breast Cancer Hit You Like a Snowball in a Snowstorm

October 31, 2014 11:19 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Mid-morning on October 13, 2011, Hollye Jacobs was getting dressed after her breast exam in Santa Barbara, Calif., when the radiologist sent a word that he wanted to see her. “When I walked into his office, I saw images of my breasts on ...

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Microscaffolding Injections to Mend Cartilage, Prevent Osteoarthritis

October 31, 2014 11:10 am | by University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

A UT Arlington bioengineering professor has received a $1.04 million grant from the U.S. Army that aims to regenerate cartilage tissue and reduce osteoarthritis using a patient's own stem cells, spurred through ...     

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Disney Develops Hybrid Fluid Transmission for Swift Robotic Arms

October 31, 2014 11:06 am | by Disney Research | News | Comments

Engineers routinely face tradeoffs as they design robotic limbs – weight vs. speed, ease of control vs. fluidity. A new hybrid fluid transmission developed at Disney Research Pittsburgh promises to eliminate some of those ...   

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Running Shoe Device Prevents Injuries

October 31, 2014 10:44 am | by Asociación RUVID | News | Comments

El Institute of Biomechanics of Valencia (IBV) and the Spanish shoe company KELME have designed a prototype running shoe with an integrated device that improves training management and prevents injuries. The device consists of a microelectronic ...

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Innovations Could Feed the Hungry, Streamline Drug Production

October 31, 2014 10:33 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, Product Design & Development | News | Comments

The winners included a unique genetic sequence that could allow researchers to produce multiple proteins from a lone strand of mRNA. The sequence, a form of internal ribosome entry site (IRES), was found in the wheat virus Triticum moscaic by ...

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Don't Do It Quickly, Do It Right

October 31, 2014 8:30 am | by Jim Janicki, Executive Vice President of Engineering & Quality, RTEmd | RTEmd | Blogs | Comments

Regulatory requirements, business pressures (to get products to market faster), and cost implications often cause good teams to take short cuts. Even highly compliant organizations, when rushed, can lose discipline, causing developers to stray...

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Eviva PSU Polymer for Implantable Brain Shunts

October 31, 2014 8:30 am | by Solvay Specialty Polymers | Solvay Specialty Polymers | Articles | Comments

Implantable brain shunt valves and access ports from France-based Sophysa, a leading supplier of adjustable neurosurgical valves for hydrocephalus treatment, are made of Eviva polysulfone (PSU) resin from Solvay Specialty Polymers. Eviva PSU...

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An Endoscopy with a Panoramic View

October 30, 2014 4:16 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Whether physicians examine or operate on the bladder wall with an endoscope, they can catch a glimpse of only a miniscule section of the organ – their viewpoint is like that of someone looking through a keyhole. But soon, however ...  

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