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fMRI Memory Detectors Can Be Easily Fooled

June 4, 2015 1:14 pm | by Stanford University | News | Comments

For the past several years, Anthony Wagner has been developing a computer program that can read a person's brain scan data and surmise, with a high degree of certainty, whether that person is experiencing a memory. The technology has great promise...

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Ultra-Tough Fiber Imitates Spider Silk Structure

June 4, 2015 12:31 pm | by Polytechnique Montreal | News | Comments

Professors Frederick Gosselin and Daniel Therriault, along with their master's student Renaud Passieux, are not related to Spiderman. Nevertheless, these Polytechnique Montreal researchers have produced an ultra-tough polymer fiber directly...

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Cellular/WMTS PST CW Test Transmitter

June 4, 2015 12:13 pm | by Praxsym Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The new Cellular/WMTS PST is a CW test source capable of transmitting test signals on two channels simultaneously. Its rugged and portable design make it an ideal solution for in-building testing of Wireless Medical Telemetry Systems. The output from each...

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5.2 and 10.4-Inch LCD Displays

June 4, 2015 10:38 am | by Tianma NLT America, Inc. | Tianma NLT America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Tianma Microelectronics has introduced two new displays that achieve pixel pitch performance of 847 PPI. The new 5.2” and 10.4” units, with real 4K2K and 8K4K resolution, bring performance and clarity to popular smartphone and tablet display sizes...

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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