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Electronic Rotary Latch

December 12, 2014 10:46 am | by Southco, Inc. | Southco, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Southco, Inc., a global leader in engineered access solutions, has recently expanded its successful line of electronic rotary latching solutions with the release of the R4-EM 8 Series Electronic Rotary Latch. The R4-EM 8 Series combines the efficient and robust performance of a rotary latch mechanism with simplified DC motor actuation. The R4-EM 8 Series is available with or without an exten...

A Delicate Balance: How Can We Rightsize Treatment Costs?

December 12, 2014 10:43 am | by TEDMED | Videos | Comments

It’s a familiar idea: the price of a product is whatever the market will bear - the highest price people are willing to pay becomes the price of the product. But applying that notion to healthcare demands that we address many questions ...

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Help with Balance for People with Multiple Sclerosis

December 12, 2014 10:25 am | by UMass Amherst | News | Comments

UMass Amherst researchers will test foot sensations, vibrating insoles to aid balance  Many people with multiple sclerosis have trouble with balance and a fear of falling, which can have severe negative effects on their quality of life by keeping...

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Robotic Surgery Successfully Removes Head & Neck Tumors

December 12, 2014 10:08 am | by University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences | News | Comments

In a groundbreaking new study, UCLA researchers have for the first time advanced a surgical technique performed with the help of a robot to successfully access a previously-unreachable area of the head and neck. This pioneering method can ...

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The Future of Breast Cancer Screening

December 12, 2014 10:06 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

In 1965, French radiologist Charles Gros built the first X-ray machine dedicated to screening breasts and effectively launched mammography as a viable breast cancer test. The machine, which was built by Thomson CGR, used a special ...  

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Mobile Vital Signs Monitoring Devices Will Revolutionize Healthcare

December 12, 2014 8:00 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Analog Devices, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Over the next five years, we are likely to see vital signs monitoring as a universal facet of everyday life. The sensing will be discreet, convenient, and painless. Expert systems will sit quietly in the background and occasionally rear their head to warn...

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Using Smartphone Cameras as Test Strip Reading Devices

December 12, 2014 7:30 am | by Thomas M. Tsakeris, President, Devices and Diagnostics Consulting Group | Blogs | Comments

In my experience as a regulatory consultant mainly in the IVD area, I have observed over the last year or so an increasing interest in linking traditional IVD home-use test strips such as urinalysis (protein, pH, glucose keytones, nitrite, etc...

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RF & Microwave Filters

December 11, 2014 9:41 pm | by TTE Filters (an affiliate of Gowanda Holdings) | Product Releases | Comments

TTE’s new LC9S is a high-quality filter series offered from inventory with competitive pricing and same day shipment for communication and signal processing applications. The 9-pole filters in the LC9S Series deliver fast roll-off, an insertion loss of 1.0dB maximum and 50 Ohm terminations. Nine part numbers are available, each at a specific -1dBc passband frequency, from 30 MHz to 3 GHz. T...

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Ethylene Oxide Sterilization Services

December 11, 2014 5:34 pm | by NUTEK Corporation | NUTEK Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Nutek Corporation is excited to announce the expansion of its Electron Beam (E-beam) contract sterilization business with the addition of SmartEO Ethylene Oxide (EO) sterilization services. SmartEO is the only program in the industry that provides high-value ethylene oxide sterility solutions and an integrative approach for the entire product lifecycle...

Might Portable Clean Air Hold the Key for Better Health?

December 11, 2014 2:39 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

There’s little argument when it comes to the value of clean air. Air pollution – bad! Clean, fresh air – good! However, is creating an environment where someone is exposed to clean air exclusively a good idea? I happened upon a device that is being...

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High Resolution, HD LCDs with Wide Viewing Angles

December 11, 2014 12:58 pm | by Tianma NLT America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Tianma NLT America (TNAM) and Tianma Microelectronics USA have announced the introduction of new 4.66” and 5.7” 720 x 1280 (720 HD) TFT display modules. The TM046JDHP01 and TM057JDHP04 modules offer HD quality imaging and wider viewing angles...

Light-Based Tech Tracks Oxygen Levels Underwater

December 11, 2014 12:49 pm | by SPIE--International Society for Optics and Photonics | News | Comments

Swimmers looking to monitor and improve technique and patients striving to heal injured muscles now have a new light-based tool to help reach their goals. A research article by scientists at the University of Essex in Colchester and ... 

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Early Adoption of Robotic Surgery Leads to Organ Preservation

December 11, 2014 12:40 pm | by NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine | News | Comments

Patients with operable kidney cancers were more likely to have a partial nephrectomy - the recommended treatment for localized tumors - when treated in hospitals that were early adopters of robotic surgery, according to a new study ...  

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Engineering with a Side of Origami

December 11, 2014 10:44 am | by University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

Origami is capable of turning a simple sheet of paper into a pretty paper crane, but the principles behind the paper-folding art can also be applied to making a microfluidic device for a blood test, or for storing a satellite’s solar panel in a rocket’s cargo bay...  

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Meniscus Regenerated with 3-D Printed Implant

December 11, 2014 10:39 am | by Columbia University Medical Center | News | Comments

Columbia University Medical Center researchers have devised a way to replace the knee's protective lining, called the meniscus, using a personalized 3D-printed implant, or scaffold, infused with human growth factors that prompt the body to regenerate the lining on its own...

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