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A Safer Approach for Diagnostic Medical Imaging

September 30, 2014 9:44 am | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

Medical imaging is at the forefront of diagnostics today, with imaging techniques like MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), CT (computerized tomography), scanning, and NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) increasing steeply over the last two decades...

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Modeling Shockwaves Through the Brain

September 30, 2014 9:39 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Since the start of the military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, more than 300,000 soldiers have returned to the United States with traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by exposure to bomb blasts — and in particular, exposure to improvised...

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Lighting Up Brain Activity

September 30, 2014 9:31 am | by Ken Kingery | News | Comments

Yiyang Gong will join the faculty of the biomedical engineering department in Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering beginning November 1, 2014. An expert in nanophotonics, Gong is developing genetic sensors that literally light up...

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Polar Wearlink Heart Rate Transmitter Teardown

September 30, 2014 9:25 am | by EEVblog | Videos | Comments

Teardown Tuesday - Inside a Polar Wearlink chest strap fitness heart rate monitor monitor transmitter. Also a look at and some attempted decoding of the signal with the Tektronix MDO3000 oscilloscope. Polar RMCM-01 Receiver Module...

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Thrilling Potential in 'Hitchcock Therapy'

September 30, 2014 9:16 am | by Sam Brusco, Editorial Intern | Blogs | Comments

A shrouded man holding a gun stands in a dark room, breathing heavily, just behind the door. Your heart races and your whole body tenses as you silently (or often, vocally) beg the character about to enter the room, “Don’t go in there!” It's as if...

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Pediatricians Urge IUDs or Implants for Teen Girls

September 30, 2014 9:06 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends. In an updated policy, the American Academy...

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Solution to Cell Culture and Microbial Fermentation

September 30, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

With its new BIOSTAT A, Sartorius Stedim Biotech presents a compact bioreactor/fermenter designed specifically as an entry-level model for fermentation and cell culture as well as for educational purposes. The system's control tower features a complete array of measurement...

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Fully Automated WVTR Testing System

September 30, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Mocon, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

MOCON, Inc. is unveiling the first-ever, fully-automated water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) testing system for packaging and other barrier structures, the PERMATRAN-W Model 3/34 G. (WVTR is the steady state rate at which water vapor permeates through

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Communicate Early and Often

September 30, 2014 8:30 am | by Trisha Mowry, CEO, Metal Craft | Blogs | Comments

Engaging contract manufacturers as a partner allows each company to focus on core capabilities and best use of dollars and talent. Bringing on strategic partners to round out your supply chain with experts who are focused their specific...

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A Comprehensive Cleaning Solution for ‘Critical’ Dental and Medical Products

September 30, 2014 8:30 am | by Doris Schulz, Journalist, SCHULZ. PRESSE. TEXT. | Articles | Comments

Products for use in dentistry and human medicine must meet the most exacting cleanliness standards – e.g., instruments classified as "critical" have to be sterile whenever they are used. In order to supply such items in an already sterilized...

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Nerve Repair Development Wins Student Innovation Award

September 29, 2014 2:36 pm | by University of Wollongong | News | Comments

As a teenager in Germany, Katharina watched her boyfriend fall from his BMX bike and break his third and fourth vertebrae, rendering him a quadriplegic. With a fierce motivation to help people, and a belief that nature provides us with many...

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CLARITY Opens Window to Brain Circuitry

September 29, 2014 2:30 pm | by National Science Foundation | Videos | Comments

The connections between neurons in the brain are involved in everything we do, and no one's pattern is the same. Imagine the medical breakthroughs if we understood more about the brain's circuitry, but a milky opaque tissue that coats much of...

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Supersensitive Nanodevice Can Detect Extremely Early Cancers

September 29, 2014 2:22 pm | by University of Alabama Huntsville | News | Comments

Extremely early detection of cancers and other diseases is on the horizon with a supersensitive nanodevice being developed at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) in collaboration with The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering...

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From Rats to Humans: Project NEUWalk Closer to Clinical Trials

September 29, 2014 2:00 pm | by EPFL | News | Comments

A completely paralyzed rat can be made to walk over obstacles and up stairs by electrically stimulating the severed part of the spinal cord. The EPFL scientists discovered how to control in real-time how the rat moves forward and how high...

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Researchers Identify Early Sign of Pancreatic Cancer

September 29, 2014 12:06 pm | by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute | News | Comments

Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and other institutions have discovered a sign of the early development of pancreatic cancer – an upsurge in certain amino acids that occurs before the disease...

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