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The Greek word apnea literally means without breath. With sleep apnea, your breathing pauses multiple times during sleep. The pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes and can occur 30 times or more an hour. Sometimes when you start breathing...
Medical device maker Masimo (NSDQ:MASI) today unveiled its iSpO2, a novel pulse oximetry system for use with iPods, iPhones and iPads, the company's 1st consumer-marketed product. Patients can use the iSpO2 device to measure blood oxygenation, pulse rate and a perfusion index using a finger sensor and a cable that connects to their mobile devices.
A team of researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has developed a lightweight device called the iTube, which attaches to a common cell phone to detect allergens in food samples. The iTube attachment uses the cell phone's built-in camera, along with an accompanying smart-phone application that runs a test with the same high level of sensitivity a laboratory would.
Just like the bones that hold up your body, your cells have their own scaffolding that holds them up. This scaffolding, known as the extracellular matrix, or ECM, not only props up cells but also provides attachment sites, or “sticky spots,” to which cells can bind, just as bones hold muscles in place.
What happens when a team of neurosurgeons, university professors, architects, students and engineers stands in front of an 8-foot-high theater screen with a 320-degree, immersive, 3-D view of their data? Cutting-edge science happens, and some are astonished by what is revealed.
A glass plate with a nanoscale roughness could be a simple way for scientists to capture and study the circulating tumor cells that carry cancer around the body through the bloodstream. Engineering and medical researchers at the University of Michigan have devised such a set-up, which they say takes advantage of cancer cells' stronger drive to settle and bind compared with normal blood cells.
Qosina is pleased to announce the addition of an Anti-Slip Boot (#51599) to its extensive line of stock components. The new Anti-Slip Boot helps prevent luer fittings from slipping apart...
Newport Corporation, a worldwide leader in laser and photonic solutions that Make, Manage and Measure Light®, introduces the HXP1000 Hexapod, a high load, 6-axis-parallel kinematic positioning system...
Larson Electronics Magnalight announced the addition of a small form factor Class 1 Division 2 LED light. Measuring just under 3.5 inched outer diameter, the HAL-7w-LED seven watt hazardous location LED light is applicable for small area coverage.
Honeywell announced it has expanded its Zephyr™ airflow sensor HAF Series portfolio with new digital versions that provide airflow ranges of 0 to 20 SLPM (Standard Liters per Minute) and 0 to 200 SLPM.
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) posted pre-tax profits of $1.4 billion from its Irish unit and other foreign subsidiaries last year, according to the Irish Times. Marlborough, Mass.-based medical device company Boston Scientific is 1 of the Emerald Isle's largest employers, with a 4,500-employee workforce there.
A new listening device, developed by scientists from the University of Southampton, is being used to monitor the effectiveness of the treatment of kidney stones - saving patients unnecessary repeat therapy and x-ray monitoring. If kidney stones cannot be dissolved by drugs, the favoured procedure is lithotripsy.
A painstaking effort to create a biocompatible patch to heal infant hearts is paying off at Rice University and Texas Children's Hospital. The proof is in a petri dish in Jeffrey Jacot's lab, where a small slab of gelatinous material beats with the rhythm of a living heart.
Heart disease is a leading cause of death throughout the world. Doctors say that it is important to detect heart disease early before it becomes too serious. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found a way that they believe could help detect heart disease before it progresses too far as well as identify patients who are at risk for strokes.