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Replacing Metal Components with Single-Use Precision Molded Plastics

June 4, 2015 9:39 am | by Aiken Toon, Technical Director, Forefront Medical Technology | Articles | Comments

Metal parts are typically used in invasive medical equipment because a machined metal part ensures a tight seal at joints. However, use of metal components can increase cost over the life of the product when sterilization costs are considered...

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Future Genetic Test for ALS Possible

June 4, 2015 9:28 am | by University of Toronto | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Toronto (U of T) have uncovered new insights on the genetic causes of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), which is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. These findings could uncover a new way to detect a genetic...

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Portable Device Diagnoses Oral Cancer Faster, More Reliably

June 4, 2015 9:25 am | by Universidade de Vigo | News | Comments

Malignant tumors of the oral cavity are the sixth leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. As such, a fast and accurate diagnosis is key to maximizing the probability of successful treatment and the hope and quality of life of patients...

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Fiber-Optic Laser System Allows Seamless Closure of Surgical Incisions

June 4, 2015 9:19 am | by American Friends of Tel Aviv University | News | Comments

Some 30,000 years ago, prehistoric man wielded animal bones as needles to suture otherwise lethal wounds. This tactic has been used, and improved upon, over time and remains the basis of surgical procedures conducted today. Even with radical...

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'Cell-in-a-Box' May Help Treat Malignant Fluid Accumulation

June 4, 2015 9:15 am | by PharmaCyte | News | Comments

Malignant ascites fluid accumulation is problematic for patients with pancreatic and other abdominal cancers. As this fluid accumulates, the abdomen becomes swollen and painful. In addition, because it contains cancer cells, new tumors can form...

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Revolutionary New Probe to Study the Brain

June 4, 2015 9:14 am | by University of Waterloo | News | Comments

Researchers are developing a tiny wire that will speed up the discovery of new drugs and could one day unlock the mysteries of illnesses such as Alzheimer's or Lou Gehrig's disease. Professor Janusz Pawliszyn, a chemistry professor from the...

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Digital High Voltage Meter

June 4, 2015 8:17 am | by Dean Technology, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The HVM40B Digital High Voltage Meter offers simple, cost effective measurement of positive and negative voltages from 500 to 40,000 VDC. It is designed with extremely high input impedance (10GΩ) and high accuracy for minimal circuit impact and dependable...

Wearable Device on Your Ear Controls Blood Loss

June 4, 2015 8:00 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

If made compact and inexpensive enough, this device could become a part of every surgical prep routine for a patient, where the device is clipped to the ear prior to the procedure. Should there be a problem that occurs, the device would be...

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Optical Shaft Measurement System

June 3, 2015 8:29 pm | by Mahr Federal, Inc. | Mahr Federal, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Mahr Federal has introduced a new addition to their growing family of optical shaft measurement systems. Competitively priced and designed to provide fast, accurate, fully automatic measurement of smaller shafts and turned parts directly on the shop floor...

Analog Plug-in Brushless Servo Drives

June 3, 2015 4:54 pm | by Advanced Motion Controls | Product Releases | Comments

Available immediately are the AZBH10A4 and AZBD10A4 micro-sized analog plug-in brushless servo drives. These new models add Hall Velocity mode and Duty Cycle mode capabilities to the µZ series. Pronounced ‘micro-Z’ these plug-in drives are the smallest...

MRI Technology Reveals Deep Brain Pathways in Unprecedented Detail

June 3, 2015 4:22 pm | by Duke University Medical Center | News | Comments

Scientists at Duke Medicine have produced a 3D map of the human brain stem at an unprecedented level of detail using MRI technology. In a study to be published June 3 in Human Brain Mapping, the researchers unveil an ultra high-resolution...

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House Panel Votes to Repeal Health Law's Medical Device Tax

June 3, 2015 4:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Republican-run House committee voted Tuesday to repeal a 2.3 percent tax on many medical devices that helps pay for President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The Ways and Means Committee's mostly party-line 25-14 vote came with Republicans...

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MedTech Memoirs: Contraceptive Devices

June 3, 2015 3:54 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

Ah, humans, once we realized that sexual intercourse leads to pregnancy, we’ve been discovering innovative ways to keep pregnancy from happening. Prior to more modern contraceptive methods (and in this case, “modern” refers to about 3,000 B.C...

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Antibody Fragments Expand What PET Imaging Can 'See'

June 3, 2015 12:19 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

To visualize cancer throughout the body, physicians often turn to positron emission tomography (PET), which lights up areas that are metabolically active or growing, like tumors. Today in ACS Central Science, researchers report development of...

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Zap Your Tongue, and Fix Your Brain!

June 3, 2015 11:10 am | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Ximedica | Blogs | Comments

The Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator, known as PoNS, aptly named after a section of the brainstem, is the latest evolution of the “Tongue display unit” meant to communicate sensory information to the brain through the tongue. PoNS came to be when a researcher...

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