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Customized surface inspection

August 11, 2014 11:25 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Before a workpiece leaves the production plant, it is subjected to rigorous inspection: because even the most infinitesimal fracture or impact point could diminish the reliability or durability of a component. And when it comes to safety-critical applications – such as in the automotive or aerospace industries – manufacturers can only use the most impeccable parts. But esthetic aspects also count ...

Not only in DNA's hands

August 11, 2014 11:18 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Blood stem cells have the potential to turn into any type of blood cell, whether it be the oxygen-carrying red blood cells, or the many types of white blood cells of the immune system that help fight infection. How exactly is the fate of these stem cells regulated? Preliminary findings from research conducted by scientists from the Weizmann Institute and the Hebrew University are starting to

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Nanocubes get in a twist

August 11, 2014 11:03 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Nanocubes are anything but child's play. Weizmann Institute scientists have used them to create surprisingly yarn-like strands: They showed that given the right conditions, cube-shaped nanoparticles are able to align into winding helical structures. Their results, which reveal how nanomaterials can self-assemble into unexpectedly beautiful and complex structures, were recently published in Science.

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Sensitive acid sensor controls insulin production

August 11, 2014 10:35 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Many human metabolic functions only run smoothly if the acid level in the body remains neutral and stable. For humans, normal blood pH values lie between 7.35 and 7.45. By way of comparison, an empty stomach is extremely acidic, with a pH value of 1.5. The body constantly monitors this narrow pH band and quickly

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MUSC Hollings Cancer Center Unveils New Cancer-Fighting Technology

August 11, 2014 9:31 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

CHARLESTON, S.C., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New technology installed at the Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center offers patients a nonsurgical, specialized form of treatment that can be completed in five or fewer outpatient sessions, each lasting 20 minutes or...

ALR Technologies to Conduct Clinical Trial With Premier Hospital of Chilean Health Ministry in Santiago

August 11, 2014 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ALR Technologies Inc. (OTCQB: ALRT) announced that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the leadership of Hospital Clínico Metropolitano La Florida, one of the largest and most prestigious public hospitals in Santiago, Chile, to conduct a clinical outcomes study utilizing...

A New Beginning: ResMed's New Air Solutions Connected Care Platform for Treating Sleep-Disordered Breathing

August 11, 2014 5:29 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ResMed (NYSE: RMD) today announced Air Solutions, a new forward-thinking connected care solution for treating sleep-disordered breathing that can benefit all stakeholders in the care continuum. The ResMed Air Solutions platform has data-driven...

Low Noise Sensors for Structural Health Monitoring

August 10, 2014 9:53 pm | by MDT Staff | Columbia Research Labs | Product Releases | Comments

Models SA-107LN, SA-207LN, and SA-307LN servo accelerometers from Columbia Research Laboratories, field tested in hundreds of buildings in Europe, are ideal for structural health monitoring in a variety of situations...

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Multi-Sensor Coordinate Measuring Machine

August 10, 2014 9:45 pm | by MDT Staff | Werth, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Highly accurate inspection of tooling is exactly the application for which the new multi-sensor coordinate measuring machine, Werth VideoCheck V HA of Werth Messtechnik GmbH, was developed...

Study Helps Medical Education Leaders Navigate the New Regulatory and Financial Landscape

August 8, 2014 7:28 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical education leaders in the medical device and pharmaceutical sectors are finding it challenging to navigate the current regulatory and financial landscape. These challenges - one affecting program content and delivery and the...

Computer Software to Unravel Embryonic Development Cell by Cell

August 8, 2014 10:51 am | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

Researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Janelia Research campus are using a new type of computer software to track and image how a nervous system develops in unprecedented detail. The new system is able to track individual cells...

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Sperm Extractor Helps Patients Overcome Embarrassment

August 8, 2014 10:46 am | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

A Chinese company says its automatic sperm extractor is helping clinics collect semen from donors reluctant to masturbate in a hospital setting. The Jiangsu Sanwe Medical Science and Technology Center says their device, which has been sold...

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A*Star Scientists Make Breakthroughs in Ovarian Cancer Research

August 8, 2014 10:27 am | by Biomedical Sciences Institutes (BMSI) | News | Comments

Scientists at A*STAR's Institute of Medical Biology (IMB) and the Bioinformatics Institute (BII) have found new clues to early detection and personalized treatment of ovarian cancer, currently one of the most difficult cancers to diagnose...

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Cyborg Implants Antenna into Skull

August 8, 2014 10:06 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Meet the cyborgs: People with technology implanted inside their bodies. Laurie Segall reports.                         

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Disposable Biosensor Allows Physicians to Determine Which Patients Can Be Safely Fed Following Surgery

August 8, 2014 10:01 am | by University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences | News | Comments

A disposal, plastic listening device that attaches to the abdomen may help doctors definitively determine which post-operative patients should be fed and which should not, an invention that may improve outcomes, decrease healthcare costs...

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