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Covidien Endoscopic Ablation Therapy Effective in Treating Barrett’s Esophagus

March 26, 2014 11:07 am | by Covidien | News | Comments

An innovative Covidien technology is effective at treating Barrett’s esophagus (a precancerous condition of the esophagus), according to a clinical study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The March 25 JAMA publication announced results from the SURF Trial ...

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Nanotube Coating Helps Shrink Mass Spectrometers

March 26, 2014 11:03 am | by Elizabeth K. Gardner, Purdue University | News | Comments

Nanotechnology is advancing tools likened to Star Trek's "tricorder" that perform on-the-spot chemical analysis for a range of applications including medical testing, explosives detection and food safety. Researchers found that when paper used to collect a sample was coated with carbon nanotubes, the voltage required ...

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Genetic Pedigrees at Point of Care with New App

March 26, 2014 10:57 am | by John Ascenzi, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia | News | Comments

Long before next-generation sequencing technology ushered in today's data-intensive era of human genome information, clinicians have been taking family histories by jotting down pedigrees ...            

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Photo of the Day: A Surrogate Organ System

March 26, 2014 10:51 am | by DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory | News | Comments

Some 40 percent of pharmaceuticals fail their clinical trials, and there are thousands of chemicals whose effects on humans are simply unknown. Providing a realistic, cost-effective and rapid screening system ...      

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Desktop 'Body' Could Reduce Need for Animal Drug Tests

March 26, 2014 10:46 am | by Nancy Ambrosiano, DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory | News | Comments

Creating surrogate human organs, coupled with insights from highly sensitive mass spectrometry technologies, a new project is on the brink of revolutionizing the way we screen new drugs and toxic agents. ATHENA, the Advanced Tissue-engineered Human Ectypal Network Analyzer project team, is developing ...

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Voltage Controlled Oscillator

March 26, 2014 10:25 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCO55CC-3200-3200 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates at 3200 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5V~4.5V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -112 dBc/Hz @ 10KHz offset...

Compact Fuse for 3-phase Systems

March 26, 2014 8:45 am | by MDT Staff | Schurter, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

SCHURTER is pleased to announce the new series SHF 6.3x32 compact fuse. The series provides overcurrent protection...

Wireless RTR-601 Handheld Thermometer and Core Temperature Recorder

March 26, 2014 8:25 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

TandD Corp announces its new Wireless RTR-601 handheld thermometer and Core Temperature Recorder.The unit is designed to measure the internal temperature of food items and...

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22NT Brush DC Motors

March 26, 2014 8:25 am | by MDT Staff | Portescap | Product Releases | Comments

Portescap introduces the 22NT Athlonix Brush DC Miniature motor. The new 22NT motors offer excellent power-to-weight ratio, ensuring high battery life...

Next-Gen Drug Delivery Brings New Promise for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

March 26, 2014 8:00 am | by Dr. Kevin Nelson, Founder and CSO, TissueGen Inc. | Articles | Comments

While the combination of drugs or biologics with medical devices is no longer a groundbreaking marriage of technologies, there are areas where it is making significant advances. The incorporation of pharmaceuticals with implantable medical...

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Plasma Tool for Destroying Cancer Cells

March 26, 2014 3:50 am | by Springer Science+Business Media | News | Comments

Plasma medicine is a new and rapidly developing area of medical technology. Specifically, understanding the interaction of so-called atmospheric pressure plasma jets with biological tissues could help to...

Timesulin Crowdfunding Announcement

March 26, 2014 3:39 am | by Timesulin | News | Comments

European diabetes brand, Timesulin, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo as a strategic move in launching this popular tool to users in the United States. The smart replacement cap for insulin pens that shows the time since last injection to help avoid accidental double or missed doses was first launched in the United Kingdom in 2012...

Harvard Scientists Visualize New Treatments for Retinal Blindness

March 26, 2014 3:31 am | by Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology | News | Comments

A new report published online in The FASEB Journal may lead the way toward new treatments or a cure for a common cause of blindness (proliferative retinopathies). Specifically, scientists have discovered that the body's innate immune system does more than help ward off external pathogens. It also helps remove sight-robbing abnormal blood vessels...

Better Diagnostics for Thrombosis are a Matter of Resources

March 26, 2014 3:18 am | by youris.com | News | Comments

Cost-effectiveness is paramount for any new medical technology. If pharmaceutical companies do not see a profit, new drugs will never see the light of day. And if insurance companies think a new treatment is more expensive than the old one, they will simply not pay. Take thrombosis...

World’s First Light-Activated Antimicrobial Surface That Also Works in the Dark

March 25, 2014 3:37 pm | by University College London | News | Comments

Researchers at UCL have developed a new antibacterial material which has potential for cutting hospital acquired infections. The combination of two simple dyes with nanoscopic particles of gold is deadly to bacteria when ...     

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