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Measuring the 'Duende' of Flamenco Dancers

March 24, 2015 3:11 pm | by University of Granada | News | Comments

Scientists from the University of Granada Brain, Mind and Behavior Research Center have identified the ‘thermal imprint’ of the duende of flamenco. Their experiments have isolated an objective criterion that shows which dancers really do experience...

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Blown Ion and Blown Arc Atmospheric Plasma Surface Treaters

March 24, 2015 3:09 pm | by Enercon Industries | Product Releases | Comments

Enercon is releasing its new series of industrial blown arc and blow ion plasma treaters. These new systems provide users with simplified integration and operation, maximum uptime and powerful treatment to clean, etch and functionalize surfaces to promote the adhesion of inks, coatings...

Linear Slides

March 24, 2015 2:55 pm | by Velmex, Inc. | Velmex, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Velmex BiSlide positioning stage's modular design makes it highly configurable for a multitude of different motion-control applications. Exceedingly accurate, multi-axis positioning systems can be quickly and easily assembled using Velmex BiSlides. The design is ideal for scientific, medical,...

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Custom Private Labeled Procedure Kits and Trays

March 24, 2015 2:41 pm | by B. Braun Oem Division | Product Releases | Comments

Packaging options range from custom-formed soft flexible blisters, flexible pouches and polybags to disposable procedure kits that protect and identify product upon customer receipt. B. Braun’s OEM Division’s approach addresses package design from the initial stage of the development...

A 23andMe Approach to Your Gut Bacteria

March 24, 2015 2:41 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

You might be surprised to learn that you’re more bacteria than human! In the body, bacterial cells outnumber human cells about ten to one. Don’t think of them as intruders, though - these microscopic soldiers are constantly working to make sure...

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Modular Connector Solutions

March 24, 2015 12:50 pm | by ODU-USA, Inc. | ODU-USA, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

ODU, a designer and manufacturer of high performance modular connector solutions and cable assemblies, is now offering the entire compressed air and fluid range of ODU-MAC with higher flow rates and/or high operating pressure for a wide range of medical, industrial and measurement...

Understanding Differences in 'Reprocessing Guidance for Industry and FDA Staff'

March 24, 2015 11:26 am | by Emily Mitzel, B.S. M.S. RM (NRCM), Healthcare Reprocessing Expert, Nelson Laboratories | Nelson Laboratories, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

The FDA’s new guidance document, Reprocessing Guidance for Industry and FDA Staff issued March 17, 2015, outlines a summary of changes to the FDA’s May 11, 2011 reprocessing draft guidance. Based on the content and addition of Appendix E, this...

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3D Printing Ushers in a New Age for Prototyping

March 24, 2015 10:49 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | GW Plastics, Inc., Stratasys, Inc., Proto Labs, Inc., Insight Product Development, Farm Design, Inc. | Articles | Comments

By providing engineers with a physical sample of a part or device design, prototypes offer a glimpse at the final look of a product. They enable someone to handle the design, get an idea of weight and “feel,” use for evaluating packaging options...

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Husband and Wife Receive First Stroke-Preventing Implant...A Decade Apart

March 24, 2015 9:57 am | by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center | News | Comments

It’s been nearly a decade since Gheorghe Sandru received the heart implant that changed his life. Sandru, 85, was the first patient enrolled in a Cedars-Sinai clinical trial for a tiny implant known as the WATCHMAN Device. It reduces the risk...

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Tiny 'Glass Bubbles' Show Promising Pancreatic Cancer Treatment

March 24, 2015 9:48 am | by University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

Scientists at UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have combined their nanotechnology expertise to create a new treatment that may solve some of the problems of using chemotherapy to treat pancreatic...

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Blood Test Identifies Post-Heart Surgery Stroke Risk

March 24, 2015 9:42 am | by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center | News | Comments

The results of a blood test done immediately after heart surgery can be a meaningful indicator of postoperative stroke risk, a study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has found. An acutely elevated level of blood urea nitrogen...

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Deep Brain Stimulation Eases Parkinson's Pain

March 24, 2015 9:35 am | by The JAMA Network Journals | News | Comments

Patients with Parkinson disease who experienced pain before undergoing subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation (STN DBS) had that pain improved or eliminated at eight years after surgery, although the majority of patients developed new...

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Blood Test for Cancer Cells Provides Early Treatment Failure Warning

March 24, 2015 9:23 am | by Institute of Cancer Research | News | Comments

A blood test that measures the number of cells shed from prostate tumors into the bloodstream can act as an early warning sign that treatment is not working, a major new study shows. Researchers showed that measuring the numbers of circulating...

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Growing 3D 'Lungs-in-a-Dish'

March 24, 2015 9:07 am | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

Scientists have coaxed stem cells to grow the first three-dimensional mini lungs. Previous research has focused on deriving lung tissue from flat cell systems or growing cells onto scaffolds made from donated organs. In a study published...

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A Robot Hand with Smart Metal 'Muscles'

March 24, 2015 9:01 am | by University Saarland | News | Comments

Engineers at Saarland University have taken a leaf out of nature’s book by equipping an artificial hand with muscles made from shape-memory wire. The new technology enables the fabrication of flexible and lightweight robot hands for industrial...

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