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Chips That Listen to Bacteria

February 10, 2014 4:23 pm | by Holly Evarts, Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science | News | Comments

A research team led by Ken Shepard, professor of electrical engineering and biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering, and Lars Dietrich, assistant professor of biological sciences at Columbia University, has demonstrated that integrated circuit technology ...

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Robonaut Supports Telemedicine Advances

February 10, 2014 1:37 pm | by NASA | Videos | Comments

NASA is always investigating new uses for one of the world's most advanced humanoid robots, Robonaut 2 (R2.) Working with Dr. Zsolt Garami from Houston Methodist Research Institute, R2 was put through the paces to ...      

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Diaphragm Pacing Successful in Weaning Patients from Ventilators

February 10, 2014 1:34 pm | by George Stamatis, University Hospitals Case Medical Center | News | Comments

A new study published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery finds that diaphragm pacing (DP) stimulation in spinal cord-injured patients is successful not only in weaning patients from mechanical ventilators but also in bridging patients to ...

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3D-Printed Hip Puts Teenager Back on Her Feet

February 10, 2014 1:31 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

A customized 3D-printed hip implant is expected to save a Swedish teenage girl from life in a wheelchair. The implant has been designed around a technology that ...              

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Nanomotors Are Controlled Inside Living Cells

February 10, 2014 12:34 pm | by Barbara K. Kennedy, Penn State | News | Comments

For the first time, a team of chemists and engineers at Penn State University have placed tiny synthetic motors inside live human cells, propelled them with ultrasonic waves and steered them magnetically. It's not exactly "Fantastic Voyage," but it's close. The nanomotors, which are ...

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Cochlear Implants — with No Exterior Hardware

February 10, 2014 12:26 pm | by Larry Hardesty, MIT | News | Comments

Cochlear implants — medical devices that electrically stimulate the auditory nerve — have granted at least limited hearing to hundreds of thousands of people worldwide who otherwise would be totally deaf. Existing versions of the device, however, require that a ...

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Blind Purdue Grad Works to Make Science Accessible

February 10, 2014 11:23 am | by Hayleigh Colombo - Associated Press | News | Comments

Cary Supalo has always been a problem solver. When he attended Purdue University in the late 1990s, Supalo encountered all the standard challenges of an undergraduate student pursuing a chemistry degree — plus one added hurdle. Supalo is blind. That reality made bench-top lab work ...

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SAPIEN XT Valve Approved in Europe for Transcatheter Mitral and Aortic Valve-in-Valve Procedures

February 10, 2014 10:45 am | by Edwards Lifesciences Corporation | News | Comments

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation has announced that it has received CE Mark in Europe for valve-in-valve procedures using the SAPIEN XT transcatheter heart valve, providing a minimally invasive treatment option for patients whose ...    

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NIST Categorizes Bio Scaffolds by Characteristic Cell Shapes

February 10, 2014 10:41 am | by Michael Baum, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

Getting in the right shape might be just as important in a biology lab as a gym. Shape is thought to play an important role in the effectiveness of cells grown to repair or replace damaged tissue in the body. To help design ...     

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Mayo Clinic Holds High Hopes for Space-Grown Stem Cells

February 10, 2014 10:25 am | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic are preparing to test their theory that stem cells grow faster in microgravity. With a grant from an organization that promotes research aboard the International Space Station, Dr. Abba Zubair will send a batch of cells into space where ...

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NASA Technology to Help Develop Noninvasive Medical Treatments

February 10, 2014 10:19 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has signed two patent license agreements with GRoK Technologies LLC of Houston to help develop novel biotechnology approaches that could have multiple applications in space and on Earth. The agreements are the results of the agency's ...

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Photos of the Day: MIT Grows Bionic Microchips for Cancer Research

February 10, 2014 10:09 am | by MIT | News | Comments

Researchers from MIT, Italy, and South Korea have developed a three-dimensional microfluidic platform that mimics the spread of breast cancer cells into a bonelike environment. A microfluidic device with ...       

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Validation for the Benefits of Hologic 3D Mammography

February 10, 2014 8:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hologic, Inc., a developer, manufacturer, and supplier of premium diagnostic products, medical imaging systems and surgical products, with an emphasis on serving the healthcare needs of women, has announced the publication of ...    

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Improved PEEK Wear Compounds

February 7, 2014 5:02 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Lehvoss North America, a subsidiary of Lehmann & Voss, has introduced LUVOCOM 8000, a new series of PEEK wear compounds. By substituting traditionally used PTFE with new proprietary additives, the company has made it possible to further elevate the wear resistance of PEEK compounds...

Thermistors Offer Enhanced Stability

February 7, 2014 4:56 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology has introduced a new series of SMD NTC thermistors with enhanced stability for temperature sensing and compensation circuits. Providing precise measurements over a wide temperature range of -40 °C to +125 °C...

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