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Photos of the Day: Video Game Helps Diagnose Tuberculosis

April 22, 2015 10:03 am | by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid | News | Comments

Every week, people around the world play over 3 billion hours of videogames. What if, instead of shooting aliens or stealing cars, playing these games helped diagnose diseases? This opportunity is the foundation of TuberSpot, an online game that...

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Home-Based Treatment of Autism

April 22, 2015 9:50 am | by CORDIS | News | Comments

Much can still be done to improve autism treatment besides finding a cure. The MICHELANGELO project, which ended in March, has developed a set of technologies for personalized, home-based behavior monitoring and treatment of patients. For...

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1W DC-DC Converters

April 22, 2015 9:38 am | by XP Power | XP Power | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power today announced three SIP packaged 1 Watt DC-DC converters with both single and dual output models. Aimed at applications requiring a high performance DC-DC converter, the products feature industry standard pinouts and offer an increased efficiency, higher isolation...

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FDA Draft Guidance on the Acceptance of Medical Device Clinical Data

April 22, 2015 9:11 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Today the FDA posted draft guidance on the Acceptance of Medical Device Clinical Data from Studies Conducted Outside the United States (OUS). When finalized, this guidance will provide information on: FDA’s policy of accepting scientifically...

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DNA Markers Could Allow Noninvasive Cancer Screening

April 22, 2015 9:06 am | by Mayo Clinic | News | Comments

A team of Mayo Clinic researchers has succeeded in identifying the source of cancer in patients' gastrointestinal tracts by analyzing DNA markers from tumors. The results open the possibility that doctors could one day be able to screen for cancer...

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Increasing Accuracy of Rejection Identification in Heart Transplant Recipients

April 22, 2015 9:02 am | by CareDx | News | Comments

CareDx, Inc. a molecular diagnostics company focused on the development and commercialization of clinically differentiated, high value, non-invasive surveillance solutions for transplant recipients, today announced new evidence that the...

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Brushless Motors Specifications Guide

April 21, 2015 6:37 pm | by Crouzet Motors | Product Releases | Comments

Crouzet Motors has released a new 20 page specifications guide covering two series of its high performance DCmind Brushless Motors and gearmotors, all featuring integral electronic controls for industrial, medical, mass transportation and alternative energy applications...

Multi Wheel Encoder

April 21, 2015 3:38 pm | by Elma Electronic | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic Inc. now offers a miniature rotary encoder that includes an illuminated 8+1 joystick, enabling seamless, accurate control using just one finger. The new Multi Wheel Encoder features Hall effect sensed incremental encoder output and 12 detents with magnetic indexing to ensure proper alignment and positioning...

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Laser World of Photonics

April 21, 2015 3:34 pm | Events

For the first time, LASER World of PHOTONICS, being held from June 22-25 at the Messe München site, will be offering its own marketplace for young up-and-coming companies. The new exhibition area "Start-up World" is being created in collaboration with Anwendungszentrum...

Real-Time Feedback a Boon in Rehab

April 21, 2015 3:22 pm | by University of Technology, Sydney | News | Comments

Laser-cut acrylic tiles with a 3D printed core and the capacity to be wired up to “interact” with patients offer a new tool for people recovering from stroke and other brain injury. The highly sensitive stepping tiles are linked to a computer...

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St. Jude Medical Announces Intent to Acquire Spinal Modulation, Inc.

April 21, 2015 3:13 pm | by St. Jude Medical | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company, today announced it has exercised the company’s exclusive option to acquire Spinal Modulation, Inc., developer of the Axium Neurostimulator System. Following the completion of this...

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Sweat Sensor Stops Car If Blood Alcohol Level Is Too High

April 21, 2015 2:33 pm | by Investigación y Desarrollo | News | Comments

As a strategy to decrease road accidents caused under the influence of alcohol, a group of young students at the Institute of Technology of Cintalapa, Chiapas, (southeast state of Mexico) develops an automotive safety system that detects the...

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Singing 'If I Only Had a Brain' with Super-Fast MRI

April 21, 2015 2:26 pm | by Beckman Institute | News | Comments

In order to sing or speak, around one hundred different muscles in our chest, neck, jaw, tongue, and lips must work together to produce sound. Beckman researchers investigate how all these mechanisms effortlessly work together—and how they...

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Printing Silicon on Paper, with Lasers

April 21, 2015 2:21 pm | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | News | Comments

In seeking to develop the next generation of micro-electronic transistors, researchers have long sought to find the next best thing to replace silicon. To this end, a wealth of recent research into fully flexible electronic circuitry has focused...

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Blue Man Group Lends a Hand to MedTech Design

April 21, 2015 11:10 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

Not long ago, Robert Downey Jr. (or Tony Stark…or Ironman) helped deliver a bionic arm to a young boy, Alex Pring. It was a great “feel-good” story and the boy seemed pretty pleased with his new prosthetic. Then, earlier this month, Blue Man Group...

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