Engineers from Queen Mary, University of London have developed the most precise computer simulation of how red blood cells might travel around the body to help doctors treat people with serious circulatory problems. Understanding how damaged red blood cells might interact with each other or their neighboring cells could be useful in realizing blood flow in patients who are diabetic or have had surgery to address circulation complications.
In the latest issue of Neuron, a team led by Gladstone Investigator Anatol Kreitzer, PhD, and Salk Investigator Edward Callaway, PhD, combined mouse models with a sophisticated tracing technique—known as the monosynaptic rabies virus system—to assemble brain-wide maps of neurons that connect with the basal ganglia, a region of the brain that is involved in movement and decision-making.
Researchers show that, in mice, the pancreas contains cells capable of being converted into insulin-producing β cells, something that can be done at any age. They also demonstrate that all pancreatic β cells can be regenerated several times and that chemically-induced diabetes in mice can thus be “treated” repeatedly.
Important new insights into how the brain compensates for temporary hearing loss during infancy, such as that commonly experienced by children with glue ear, are revealed in a research study in ferrets. The Wellcome Trust-funded study at the University of Oxford could point to new therapies for glue ear and has implications for the design of hearing aid devices.
The single greatest objective of every business, no matter its size, industry, or history, is to achieve and maintain a positive cash flow, a condition where cash coming in equals or exceeds cash going out. According to Chad Carson, president of the Avicenna Division of Ametek Engineered Medical Components, the primary key to [business] success is cash flow, an opinion shared by most successful business professionals.
Grayhill has announced the release of its latest model in a line of Multi-Touch Human Interface Devices as part of its Instinct Touch Technology control system. The new Series T2 Multi-Touch Control Wheel offers an expanded array of sensor data options.
Custom machined fittings, adapters, and flanges with intricate features and close tolerances for use with precision instruments, manifolds, and valves are being introduced by Specialized Turning. Specialized Custom Machined Fittings feature intricate details with close tolerances to 0.001” and surface finishes to 8 RMS, depending upon the material.
Engineers consistently specify DuPont Delrin stock shapes extruded by Ensinger because of their increased physical properties which can be as much as 20% higher than other acetals. Manufactured from DuPont Delrin resin, Ensinger uses a proprietary extrusion process that produces shapes with lower stress and better dimensional stability.
Selecting the best contract manufacturing partner can be a tricky process, especially for start-ups or companies new to the process. Since significant cost savings can be realized from working with a quality service provider, it is important for OEMs to identify key areas to make the process more efficient. This article outlines eight criteria to use during selection proceedings.
To make mobile medical carts more powerful and user-friendly, Hoffman Engineered Systems (HES) has introduced the 451 Hybrid Power Management System. This IEC 60601-1 3rd Edition-compliant, patent-pending power management system accepts any battery technology and converts the battery’s DC power into AC and DC outputs...
Lens-Free Imaging Technique Dramatically Extends Research Capabilities into Cells, Bacteria, and VirusesJune 27, 2013 12:48 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments
CEA-Leti today introduced a new video lens-free imaging technique that redefines bio imaging, provides significant advantages over traditional microscopy, and opens a new range of capabilities for researchers, such as real-time monitoring of cell cultures.
When a breast tumor is detected, many women opt to have a lumpectomy, which is surgery designed to remove the diseased tissue while preserving the breast. But during this procedure, doctors cannot learn right away whether all of the cancerous tissue has been removed, with no microscopic signs that cancer cells were left behind.
To reduce the need for second surgeries, four Johns Hopkins graduate students have designed a device to allow pathologists to quickly inspect excised breast tissue within 20 minutes, while the patient is still in the operating room. If this inspection indicates that the tumor was not fully removed, additional tissue can then be removed during the same operation.
On this episode of The Pulse, a major step toward an artificial pancreas, detecting disease from just one drop blood, creating mature human cardiac patches from human heart cells, and a smart sock that helps runners improve their technique and prevent injuries.
People who have a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may be more likely to have a future stroke, according to research that appears in the June 26, 2013, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.