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Robotic-Assisted Prostate Surgery Offers Better Cancer Control

February 28, 2014 11:52 am | by UCLA | News | Comments

An observational study from UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that prostate cancer patients who undergo robotic-assisted prostate surgery have fewer instances of cancer cells at the edge of their surgical specimen and...

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Researchers X-Ray Living Cancer Cells

February 28, 2014 11:41 am | by Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron | News | Comments

Göttingen-based scientists working at DESY’s PETRA III research light source have carried out the first studies of living biological cells using high-energy X-rays. The new method shows clear differences in the internal cellular structure...

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New Discovery Paves the Way for Medicine for People with Hearing Disabilities

February 28, 2014 11:36 am | by Karolinska Institutet | News | Comments

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified a biological circadian clock in the hearing organ, the cochlea. This circadian clock controls how well hearing damage may heal and opens up a new way of treating people with hearing...

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Egypt Army 'AIDS Detector' Instead Finds Ridicule

February 28, 2014 11:10 am | by Maggie Michael, Associated Press | News | Comments

Egypt's military leaders have come under ridicule after the chief army engineer unveiled what he described as a "miraculous" set of devices that detect and cure AIDS, hepatitis and other viruses. The claim, dismissed by experts and called...

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BPA at Very Low Levels Can Adversely Affect Developing Organs in Primates

February 28, 2014 11:00 am | by University of Missouri | News | Comments

Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical that is used in a wide variety of consumer products, such as resins used to line metal food and beverage containers, thermal paper store receipts, and dental composites. BPA exhibits hormone-like properties...

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More Dangerous Chemicals in Everyday Life: Now Experts Warn Against Nanosilver

February 28, 2014 10:55 am | by University of Southern Denmark | News | Comments

Endocrine disrupters are not the only worrying chemicals that ordinary consumers are exposed to in everyday life. Also nanoparticles of silver, found in e.g. dietary supplements, cosmetics and food packaging, now worry scientists. A new...

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Photos of the Day: A Monitoring Baby Onesie

February 28, 2014 10:45 am | by Rest Devices | News | Comments

Rest Devices' Mimo kimono has sensors embedded on the two green fabric stripes, resembling a vine with leaves that track respiration. Attached at the end of the “vines” is a mount for a plastic module, resembling a turtle, that captures the...

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Smart Baby Monitors in Onesie

February 28, 2014 10:39 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

One of today’s rising tech trends, wearable technology — such as fitness-tracking bracelets, smartwatches, and smartglasses — figured prominently at this January’s Consumer Electronics Show, held in Las Vegas. Among the wearable technology...

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A World Free from Cancers: Probable, Possible, or Preposterous?

February 28, 2014 9:50 am | by Research!America | News | Comments

A panel of leading health, economics and policy experts today discussed the prospects for a future where cancers are rendered manageable or even eradicated and the variables affecting progress toward that goal so that cancer patients are...

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Finalists Selected for Georgia Tech InVenture Prize

February 28, 2014 9:40 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The finalists for Georgia Tech’s sixth annual InVenture Prize competition, which will be aired on Georgia Public Broadcasting on March 26 at 7:30 p.m., have been announced. The InVenture Prize competition is designed to encourage and support...

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Informed Elderly Consumers Make Demands of New Aid Technology

February 28, 2014 5:32 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Towards the end of last year studies were conducted in the Netherlands and Sweden as part of the international Iron Arm project, which is an element of the European Commission's SILVER project (Supporting Independent LiVing for the Elderly...

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Unilabs and Diagnoplex SA Announce the Swiss Market Launch of Colox, a Non-invasive Colon Cancer Screening Test

February 28, 2014 4:34 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Unilabs, a leading supplier of clinical laboratory and medical diagnostic imaging services in Europe and Diagnoplex SA, a developer of molecular diagnostics for colorectal cancer announced today the Swiss market launch of Colox®, a non-invasive...

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Ortho Development® Corporation Launches KASM for Treatment of Knee Replacement Infections

February 28, 2014 12:31 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Ortho Development Corporation has received FDA clearance for its patented KASM Knee Articulating Spacer Molds. KASM is a cement spacer mold intended for use in treating patients who develop an infection after undergoing total knee replacement...

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Antimicrobial Acrylic-based Multipolymer Compound

February 27, 2014 4:42 pm | by MDT Staff | Evonik Cyro, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Evonik Cyro has introduced the CYROLITE Protect 2, an acrylic-based multipolymer compound developed for medical devices with antimicrobial agents. CYROLITE Protect 2 offers lipid and alcohol resistance...

Fluid Dispensing Refinement in Large-Format Platform

February 27, 2014 4:14 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Nordson ASYMTEK has introduced the Quantum Q-6800 high-performance, large-format dispensing system for SMT, PCB packaging, and microelectronics assembly applications. Quantum's dispense area of 423 x 458 mm handles a wide range of substrate sizes and is large enough so the dispense area isn't compromised...

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