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Photos of the Day: Warming Hypothermic Infants in Developing Countries

April 9, 2015 9:14 am | by Mike Williams, Rice University | News | Comments

Rice University students have built a unique incubator for hypothermic infants that can be flat-packed and shipped at minimal cost anywhere in the world. The lightweight incubator designed and built at Rice’s Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen...

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Genetic Screening Could Improve Breast Cancer Prevention

April 9, 2015 9:00 am | by Institute of Cancer Research | News | Comments

A test for a wide range of genetic risk factors could improve doctors' ability to work out which women are at increased risk of developing breast cancer, a major study of more than 65,000 women has shown. Improving the accuracy of risk analysis...

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Amniotic Stem Cells Demonstrate Healing Potential

April 9, 2015 8:57 am | by Mike Williams, Rice University | News | Comments

Rice University and Texas Children’s Hospital scientists are using stem cells from amniotic fluid to promote the growth of robust, functional blood vessels in healing hydrogels. In new experiments, the lab of bioengineer Jeffrey Jacot...

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Compact Rotary Stage

April 8, 2015 6:07 pm | by Intellidrives, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

This Compact SRT Rotary Table with direct drive servo motor technology (DDR) eliminates backlash, reduces the number of mechanical components, and provides stiff mechanical system for highly dynamic applications. Pre-tapped mounting holes and a hollow-through shaft permit...

Microliter Pump

April 8, 2015 5:21 pm | by 2E Syscom | Product Releases | Comments

DNE microtechnology and 2E mechatronic have developed a new pump system for conveying a wide variety of fluids. It combines all the benefits of different pumps, such as diaphragm, piston injection and peristaltic pumps. The aim was to develop a reliable pump with an exchangeable...

Diabetes Won't Keep This IndyCar Driver Out of the Race

April 8, 2015 4:50 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

I couldn’t imagine driving a racecar like IndyCar driver Charlie Kimball does. My nerves couldn’t handle it. I tense up enough already pushing eighty on the highway – but driving two hundred miles an hour? All the while navigating the curve...

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Needle-Bonding Adhesive

April 8, 2015 3:55 pm | by Dymax Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Dymax Corporation’s new 1405-M-UR-SC medical device adhesive is LED curable, facilitating fast cures at both 385 and 405 nm wavelengths. The adhesive has a low viscosity of 150 cP, making it ideal for tight-tolerance needle-bonding applications. 1405-M-UR-SC is formulated with Encompass...

More on the Maker Movement – How Can You Get Involved?

April 8, 2015 2:19 pm | by TEDMED | Videos | Comments

You may have caught our Great Challenges hangout last week on how the Maker Movement is transforming health and medicine. During this discussion, we explored how this trend is impacting the everyday work of creating a healthier world...

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Depressed? Apps Lift Mood with Personalized Therapy

April 8, 2015 2:17 pm | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

Feeling blue or anxious? Now, there's a mobile 'therapist' designed to understand you and suggest the ideal mini-app to lift your particular mood. The 'therapist' is Intellicare, a new suite of 12 interactive mini-apps to combat depression and...

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What Can Brain-Controlled Prosthetics Tell Us About the Brain?

April 8, 2015 2:12 pm | by Drexel University | News | Comments

The ceremonial opening kick of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Sao Paolo, Brazil, which was performed--with the help of a brain-controlled exo-skeleton--by a local teen who had been paralyzed from the waste down due to a spinal cord injury, was a...

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A Digital Field Guide to Cancer Cells

April 8, 2015 2:09 pm | by Yale University | News | Comments

Scientists are mapping the habits of cancer cells, turn by microscopic turn. Using advanced technology and an approach that merges engineering and medicine, a Yale University-led team has compiled some of the most sophisticated data yet on...

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The Pulse: Stroke Rehab Music Glove and Drawn-On Sensors

April 8, 2015 11:57 am | by Jon Dipierro, Sean Fenske, and Sam Brusco | Videos | Comments

On this episode of the Pulse, we're touching our music glove-clad fingers together in time for stroke rehab, penning biosensors, seizing a golden opportunity with cancer-targeting nanoparticles, and avoiding embarrassing accidents with a bowel...

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Baseplate Cooled AC-DC Power Supplies

April 8, 2015 11:26 am | by XP Power | XP Power | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power’s ASB110 series provides a complete AC-DC power supply module requiring no external components. The full brick sized power supplies offer very high efficiency and a low profile for PCB pin mounted designs. Aimed at ITE and industrial customers looking for a base plate...

Developing Peripheral Devices for Your Brain

April 8, 2015 10:59 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

I hope a day will come when medical device designers seek to ask, "What ELSE can we do with this device that may go beyond the 'normal' limitations of a person." Who knows what that could bring in terms of new capabilities, new experiences...

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Watching the Blood Flow

April 8, 2015 10:49 am | by Journal of Biophotonics | News | Comments

Tape stripping is a commonly used method to increase the penetration depth of drug delivery. It has also been used to investigate the physiology of the stratum corneum (SC) as well as the kinetics and penetration depth of topical drugs...

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