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Mechanized Human Hands Improve Function Lost to Nerve Damage

September 26, 2014 9:52 am | by Oregon State University | News | Comments

Engineers at Oregon State University have developed and successfully demonstrated the value of a simple pulley mechanism to improve hand function after surgery. The device, tested in cadaver hands, is one of the first instruments ever created...

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After Watching Disturbing Video, CPAP Usage Soars

September 26, 2014 9:40 am | by National Jewish Health | News | Comments

Like more than 20 million other Americans, John Brugger has been diagnosed with sleep apnea. He snored, tossed and turned and struggled to breathe during the night, which often left him not only exhausted the next day but also raised his risk...

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Important to Establish Trust

September 26, 2014 8:30 am | by Steve Heckman, Sr. R&D Engineer, Plastics One | Plastics One, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

To a degree it has always been important. The OEM expects the part their subcontractor builds meets the specifications they require. As a contract manufacturer, we generally take responsibility for sourcing all of the components required...

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Mobile Ductless Fume Hood

September 26, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Air Science USA has introduced its new Mobile Ductless Fume Hood. The Mobile EDU is excellent for classroom demonstrations and industrial training. It is totally self-contained and provides all around visibility. The EDU is easily moved... 

Expanded Fineblanking Capabilities

September 26, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Connecticut Spring & Stamping | Product Releases | Comments

Connecticut Spring & Stamping (CSS), a manufacturer of precision parts for the medical, aerospace, firearms and defense industries worldwide, announces that it has further expanded its capabilities to include fineblanking, ideal for economically producing highly complex...

Intelligent Structural Material for Medical Technology

September 26, 2014 8:30 am | by Bayer | Articles | Comments

Medical technology suppliers such as Swiss-based Emaform AG have high expectations when selecting appropriate structural materials. The polyurethane integral skin foam systems Baydur 66 FR and 110 FR from Bayer MaterialScience are right at...

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2nd Annual Pediatric Surgical Innovation Symposium

September 25, 2014 3:37 pm | Events

The Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National Health System is hosting its Second Annual Pediatric Surgical Innovation Symposium, “Lessons from Drugs to Devices: A Pediatric Perspective,” a one-day forum bringing together...

Replacing the Wheelchair

September 25, 2014 3:33 pm | by University of Alabama at Birmingham | News | Comments

Depicted in fifth century Chinese art, the wheelchair is not a new invention. The invalid carriage, called a Bath chair, was developed in Bath, England, around 1760. The modern, steel-frame, collapsible chair dates to 1933. The wheelchair had...

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NIH Launches New Program to Spur Mobile Health Innovations

September 25, 2014 3:27 pm | by NIH Fogarty International Center (FIC) | News | Comments

A new NIH program is awarding nearly $2.5 million to spur innovation in mobile communication technologies and software applications used in biomedical research in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Fogarty has awarded the first round...

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Engineering Update #77: A Portable Artificial Kidney

September 25, 2014 3:18 pm | by Jonathan Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Medical researchers have received approval to begin safety and performance testing of the Wearable Artificial Kidney. The federal Food and Drug Administration and the University of Washington Institutional Review Board accepted the protocol...

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Potential Blood Test to Gauge How Much Post-Surgical Care Is Required

September 25, 2014 3:11 pm | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

One of the big frustrations of surgery: There's little way to know if you'll be a fast or slow healer, someone who feels back to normal in a week or is out of work for a month with lingering pain and fatigue. Now Stanford University researchers...

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iGrow Hair Growth System Now Available Over the Counter for Men

September 25, 2014 3:02 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Apira Science, Inc. today announced the FDA has granted the company over-the-counter (OTC) clearance for its iGrow Hair Growth System to effectively promote hair growth in males who are classifications IIa-V on the Hamilton-Norwood...

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Magnetic Field Opens and Closes Nanovesicle

September 25, 2014 2:49 pm | by Radboud University | News | Comments

The nanovesicles look like minuscule, indented balloons. It had already been possible to 'load' them with a drug and open them elsewhere. But this was done using a chemical process, for example using osmosis. Researchers at the Nijmegen Institute...

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Photos of the Day: Color-Changing Heart and Skin Monitoring Patch

September 25, 2014 2:38 pm | by Megan Fellman, Northwestern University | News | Comments

The small device, approximately five centimeters square, can be placed directly on the skin and worn 24/7 for around-the-clock health monitoring. The wireless technology uses thousands of tiny liquid crystals on a flexible substrate to sense...

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True Blue: Saving Tiny Lives With LED Lights

September 25, 2014 2:12 pm | by GE Healthcare | News | Comments

When Dr. Rajesh Kumar meets his patients for the first time, they can often fit into the palms of his hands. Kumar is a medical specialist who cares for tiny infants in Jharkhand, the largely rural Indian state located west of...

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