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Photos of the Day: The Effect of Overpopulation on Public Health (Infographic)

September 10, 2014 10:18 am | by MPHOnline.org | News | Comments

The world population is growing at an alarming rate. But overpopulation is seldom discussed as a public health issue. Just how many of us are there and how is our rising population affecting human health?       

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Smartphones May Aid in Dietary Self-Monitoring

September 10, 2014 10:06 am | by Elsevier Health Sciences | News | Comments

Smartphones have seen wide adoption among Americans in recent years because of their ease of use and adaptability. With that in mind, researchers from Arizona State University examined how smartphone use affected weight loss goals and determined...

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Artificial Membranes on Silicon

September 10, 2014 9:46 am | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | News | Comments

Artificial membranes mimicking those found in living organisms have many potential applications ranging from detecting bacterial contaminants in food to toxic pollution in the environment to dangerous diseases in people. Now a group of scientists...

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First U.S. Implants in Clinical Study of Medtronic’s Recapturable CoreValve Evolut R

September 10, 2014 9:39 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced the first U.S. implants in the CoreValve Evolut R Clinical Study, which will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the new Medtronic CoreValve Evolut R System. This novel investigational self-expanding valve...

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CE Mark for Breathe Technologies’ Non-Invasive Open Ventilation System

September 10, 2014 9:18 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Breathe Technologies, a developer and manufacturer of innovative medical technologies for patients with respiratory insufficiency diseases and neuromuscular diseases, announced today that it received CE Certification for its Non-Invasive Open...

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New Miniature Liquid Valve to Improve Fluidic Designs

September 10, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Parker Hannifin Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The Precision Fluidics Division of Parker Hannifin announces the release of its newest diaphragm isolation liquid valve, the Series R6. This 6.4 mm valve improves the performance of clinical diagnostic and analytical chemistry systems requiring precision fluidics 

Potential New Diagnostic Test to Identify Infected Necrotic Pancreatitis

September 10, 2014 8:30 am | by Jen Jenkinson | Articles | Comments

Acute pancreatitis accounts for nearly 275,000 hospital admissions each year in the US and severe cases are often complicated by infected necrosis within the pancreas, accounting for between 10 and 17% of cases. The sooner this infection is...

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New Bushed Para-Flex Couplings

September 10, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Baldor Electric Company | Product Releases | Comments

Baldor Electric Company is proud to announce a new addition to its Baldor-Dodge coupling product offering -- the QD bushed Para-Flex coupling. The QD flange design complements the company’s Taper-Lock... 

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Plan and Assess

September 10, 2014 8:30 am | by Aidan Petrie, Chief Innovation Officer, Ximedica | Ximedica | Blogs | Comments

Sit down and take a deep breath. Most ideas for medical devices that we see are driven by a technological breakthrough or a clinical need, but, increasingly, the driver for successful new entries is their ability to deliver a clear economic...

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New Single-Size Contraceptive Diaphragm in the US

September 9, 2014 11:04 am | by PATH | News | Comments

The United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has cleared the Caya contoured diaphragm for marketing in the United States, bringing women one step closer to a new option for safe and effective non-hormonal contraception. The Caya contoured...

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Mass Spectrometry in Your Hand

September 9, 2014 10:56 am | by Eric Bender, MIT Industrial Liaison Program | News | Comments

If you’re out in the field doing environmental testing, food checks, forensic work, or other chemical analysis, mass spectrometry is an extremely accurate detection tool with one huge drawback: You can lose days in sending samples back to...

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Tiny Medical Technologies from Lemelson-MIT Prize Winning Inventor

September 9, 2014 10:50 am | by Stephanie Martinovich, Lemelson-MIT program | News | Comments

Sangeeta Bhatia SM ’93, PhD ’97, biomedical engineer and professor at MIT, is the recipient of the 2014 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize. Bhatia is recognized for designing and commercializing miniaturized technologies with applications to improve...

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New Infrared Marker for Bio-Imaging

September 9, 2014 10:41 am | by Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health | News | Comments

Far-red shifted fluorescent tissue markers make it possible to visualize structures and processes with advanced bio-imaging. This permits new insights into organisms and creates the potential for a wide range of applications – from more exact...

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Contrast-Enhanced CT Scan Safe for Most Patients

September 9, 2014 10:38 am | by Radiological Society of North America | News | Comments

According to new research performed at the Mayo Clinic, iodine-based contrast material injected intravenously to enhance computed tomography (CT) images can be safely used in most patients. The study appears online in the journal Radiology...

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Improving Stimulation Treatments for Patients with Chronic Pain

September 9, 2014 10:36 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

An official at a life sciences startup based on a Purdue University innovation says his company may increase the quality of life for patients who suffer from chronic pain that cannot effectively be managed through conventional drug therapy...

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