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Gadget Watch: LG Lifeband Touch Needs a Purpose

June 6, 2014 10:32 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Smart capabilities have become the latest marketing pitch to sell more wristwatches, TVs, eyeglasses, refrigerators, cars and even toothbrushes. But have we figured out why they need to be smart? I asked myself that as I wore LG's Lifeband...

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Joint Project to Tackle Healthcare Infections Launched

June 6, 2014 9:59 am | by Austen BioInnovation Institute | News | Comments

Teams at the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron (ABIA) and OMNOVA Solutions today began working on a pioneering project to explore the interactions between disinfectants and common health facility surfaces, with the goal of developing...

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Can Virtual Reality Therapy Help Alleviate Chronic Pain?

June 6, 2014 9:50 am | by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., Publishers | News | Comments

Chronic pain due to disease or injury is common, and even prescription pain medications cannot provide acceptable pain relief for many individuals. Virtual reality as a means of distraction, inducing positive emotions, or creating the... 

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Next Generation in Fume Hoods

June 6, 2014 12:48 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Hamilton Scientific has introduced the new Mistral fume hood. The Mistral fume hood platform is a new, innovative product developed specifically to meet the demands of modern laboratories moving at the speed of science...

Miniature CQ4 Capacitive Sensor

June 6, 2014 12:41 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

SICK has announced the launch of the CQ4 capacitive proximity sensor for detecting and monitoring a wide range of objects and materials...

19-inch SXGA LCD with Integrated Projected Capacitive Touch Technology

June 6, 2014 12:32 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Tianma NLT America has announced the introduction of a new 19-inch diagonal color LCD module with Super Extended Graphics Array resolution and factory-installed projected capacitive touch panel technology...

Scientific Innovation in the Age of Experience

June 6, 2014 12:18 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Dassault Systèmes announced the introduction of its newest brand, BIOVIA. The new brand is a combination of Dassault Systèmes’ own activities in BioIntelligence, its collaborative 3DEXPERIENCE...

The Role of Polymer Science in IVD

June 5, 2014 4:09 pm | by Josh Ridley, Business Development Manager – Biomaterials, Zeus | Zeus | Articles | Comments

In vitro diagnostics technologies involve the testing of samples outside of the body. However, the devices that are utilized within the body to capture those samples are significant to the overall success of a testing procedure. This article...

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Medical Technology Highlights of 2014 Symposia on VLSI Technology & Circuits

June 5, 2014 4:01 pm | by Jeffrey Gealow, Circuits Program Chair, 2014 Symposia on VLSI Technology & Circuits | Blogs | Comments

The integration of more advanced electronics technology into medical devices for patient monitoring, diagnosis and treatment continues at an ever-increasing rate, with new developments being announced daily. Among these significant technology...

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Research Could Lead to New Cancer Assay

June 5, 2014 3:20 pm | by Oregon State University | News | Comments

Veterinary researchers at Oregon State University have identified a unique group of proteins that indicate the presence of transitional cell carcinoma – the most common cause of bladder cancer – and may lead to a new assay which could better...

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Making Artificial Vision Look More Natural

June 5, 2014 3:14 pm | by NIH/National Eye Institute | News | Comments

In laboratory tests, researchers have used electrical stimulation of retinal cells to produce the same patterns of activity that occur when the retina sees a moving object. Although more work remains, this is a step toward restoring natural...

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Imec, Samsung Join to Accelerate Innovation in Digital Health

June 5, 2014 2:54 pm | by Imec | News | Comments

Imec, the world-leading nano-electronics research center announced today that it is collaborating with Samsung Electronics to accelerate innovation and collaboration among technology companies and researchers working in the burgeoning...  

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Micro-Needle Patches a Painless Shot-in-the-Arm for Future Vaccinations

June 5, 2014 2:25 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are developing a patch that could one day replace the feared needle and syringe for vaccinations. The patch is made up of microscopic needles that pierce the outer layer of skin, allowing...

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Short Nanotubes Target Pancreatic Cancer

June 5, 2014 2:21 pm | by Mike Williams, Rice University | News | Comments

Short, customized carbon nanotubes have the potential to deliver drugs to pancreatic cancer cells and destroy them from within, according to researchers at Rice University and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Pristine... 

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Health Data Exploration Network to Spur Research Using Personal Health Data

June 5, 2014 11:49 am | by UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering | News | Comments

The Health Data Exploration project, from the University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) and the University of California, Irvine (UCI), has been awarded a $1.9 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), to create...

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