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Encapsulated Stem Cells Accelerate Wound Healing

April 14, 2015 10:30 am | by Merry R. Buckley, Cornell University | News | Comments

A team of Cornell scientists has shown that stem cells confined inside tiny capsules secrete substances that help heal simulated wounds in cell cultures, opening up new ways of delivering these substances to locations in the body where they...

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Polypropylene Resin

April 14, 2015 10:23 am | by Proxy Biomedical | Product Releases | Comments

ProTEX Med Polypropylene Resin is a unique custom synthesized resin, available exclusively for Proxy Biomedical partners, leveraging downstream textile conversion processes. ProTEX Med can be provided as a textile component, sub‐assembly or finished device. Qualification...

How Deep-Brain Stimulation Reshapes Neural Circuits in Parkinson’s Disease

April 14, 2015 9:57 am | by University of California - San Francisco | News | Comments

UC San Francisco scientists have discovered a possible mechanism for how deep-brain stimulation (DBS), a widely used treatment for movement disorders, exerts its therapeutic effects. Few medical treatments show results as rapid and dramatic...

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App Monitors Frequent Fliers' Radiation Exposure

April 14, 2015 9:50 am | by Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) | News | Comments

Frequent fliers are now able to monitor their personal radiation exposure when flying using the TrackYourDose app. Behind the app lies intensive research work undertaken by the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB). Since 1997 PTB has...

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'Asleep-Yet-Aware' Remote Wireless Sensors

April 14, 2015 9:36 am | by DARPA | News | Comments

State-of-the-art military sensors today rely on “active electronics” to detect vibration, light, sound or other signals. That means they constantly consume power, with much of that power and time spent processing what often turns out to be...

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Rapid, Low-Cost Molecular Tumor Diagnosis with a Smartphone

April 14, 2015 9:25 am | by Massachusetts General Hospital | News | Comments

A device developed by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators may bring rapid, accurate molecular diagnosis of tumors and other diseases to locations lacking the latest medical technology. In their report appearing in PNAS Early Edition, the...

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Gold by Special Delivery Intensifies Cancer-Killing Radiation

April 14, 2015 9:13 am | by Brown University | News | Comments

Researchers from Brown University and the University of Rhode Island have demonstrated a promising new way to increase the effectiveness of radiation in killing cancer cells. The approach involves gold nanoparticles tethered to acid-seeking...

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3D Printed Patient-Specific Implants Made in Real-Time Mid-Surgery

April 13, 2015 3:51 pm | by Osiris Biomedical, LLC | News | Comments

Osiris Biomed 3D has been selected to compete in MecklerMedia’s New York Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo’s Startup Competition on Thursday April 16th at 11:45am at the Javits Center. The Startup Competition at Inside 3D Printing is the...

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Sending Rats into Space to Model the Effects of Aging

April 13, 2015 3:41 pm | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

Imagine if all of your physiological changes were hyper accelerated so that you passed through life cycles in weeks as opposed to decades. You'd be able to grow a beard overnight or your hair might begin graying in a matter of days or maybe...

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Solution-Grown Nanowires Make the Best Lasers

April 13, 2015 3:35 pm | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

Take a material that is a focus of interest in the quest for advanced solar cells. Discover a "freshman chemistry level" technique for growing that material into high-efficiency, ultra-small lasers. The result, disclosed today [Monday, April 13...

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Polymer Coating Could Let Medical Sensors Communicate with Body

April 13, 2015 3:24 pm | by University of Akron | News | Comments

Research at The University of Akron to develop a polymer coating for medical sensors implanted in the body has attracted a $499,995 grant from the National Science Foundation. Gang Cheng, Ph.D., an assistant professor of chemical engineering...

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Listen to Your Heart, Without the Extra Noise

April 13, 2015 2:51 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

With its PURE EP System, BioSig endeavors to remove the extraneous non-biologic “noise” that often plagues traditional methods of ECG and intracardiac recording, in order to receive a clear signal - devoid of any noise that the heart itself is not making...

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3 Keys to Medical Device Development Excellence

April 13, 2015 11:29 am | by Mohan Ponnudurai, Industry Solution Director, Sparta Systems, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Some of the future-looking technological developments in medicine, including surgeries enabled by virtual reality, remote surgery, needle free treatments and even electronic aspirin, all have the same mission in mind – to deliver the highest level...

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A Morphine Test Printed on Paper

April 13, 2015 10:48 am | by Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) | News | Comments

VTT is the first in the world to have developed a drug test printed on paper. VTT used antibodies - produced by methods of molecular biology - as morphine sensing molecules when creating this printing technology-based morphine test. Using printing...

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Deciphering the Noise in the Human Brain

April 13, 2015 10:38 am | by Bruce Goldman, Stanford University School of Medicine | News | Comments

By directly recording electrical activity from the human brain, neuroscientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown that distinct, distant groups of brain areas that support memory retrieval act in concert, even during sleep...

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