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Photo of the Day: Hearing Deafening Music

October 10, 2013 2:58 pm | by University of Washington | News | Comments

For many, music is a universal language that unites people when words cannot. But for those who use cochlear implants—technology that allows deaf and hard of hearing people to comprehend speech—hearing music remains extremely challenging...

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Weight Loss Through the Use of Intestinal Barrier Sleeves

October 10, 2013 2:29 pm | by Helmholtz Zentrum München | News | Comments

Scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München, in cooperation with the University of Cincinnati, have discovered that the placement of a non-permeable tube in the small intestine leads to reduced nutrient absorption and consequently to reduced obesity...

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It’s a Man’s World

October 10, 2013 2:28 pm | by Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor, MDT | Blogs | Comments

The lack of women in engineering has been an ongoing issue for some time. In terms of progress, we have seen some marvelous improvements and change for the better. But according to the National Science Foundation’s most recent statistics, an astonishing gender disparity remains...

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Direct 'Writing' of Artificial Cell Membranes on Graphene

October 10, 2013 2:23 pm | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

Writing in Nature Communications, researchers at The University of Manchester led by Dr Aravind Vijayaraghavan, and Dr Michael Hirtz at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), have demonstrated thatmembranes can be directly 'written'... 

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Robots that Make You Stronger

October 10, 2013 2:19 pm | by TEDxTalks | Videos | Comments

William Durfee is Professor and Director of Design Education in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. He received the A.B. degree in Engineering and Applied Physics from Harvard University and the M.S. and Ph.D...

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Medical devices and the Great Deflation

October 10, 2013 1:44 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The medical device industry has "lost" about $131 billion in revenues since the financial collapse of 2008, according to analysts at Ernst & Young. The findings, taken from the audit firm's annual "Pulse of the Industry" report...   

Qualcomm to Build Neuro-Inspired Chips

October 10, 2013 1:02 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The world’s largest smartphone chipmaker, Qualcomm, says it is ready to start helping partners manufacture a radically different kind of a chip—one that mimics the neural structures and processing methods found in the brain. The approach is emerging...

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CSL settles plasma price-fixing case for $64M

October 10, 2013 12:17 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

CSL Ltd. said it agreed to pay $64 million to settle multi-district litigation accusing it of taking part in a price-fixing scheme for plasma therapy. The settlement also clears a co-defendant in the case, the Plasma Protein Therapeutics...

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Boston Scientific Begins Clinical Trial of Peripheral Vascular Drug-Eluting Stent System

October 10, 2013 11:16 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Launching a key clinical trial expected to serve as the foundation for global regulatory approvals, a physician in Auckland, New Zealand has performed the first patient implant of the Boston Scientific Innova Drug-Eluting Stent (DES) System...

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The Truth about Reshoring, Productivity & Today’s Manufacturer

October 10, 2013 11:01 am | by Jim Shepherd , Vice President of Strategy, Plex Systems | Blogs | Comments

There’s been a lot of buzz about the reshoring of American manufacturing business that had previously been lost to other regions. The talk seems to center on three areas: Is reshoring actually happening? Are we really going to make up...  

New Strategy Lets Cochlear Implant Users Hear Music

October 10, 2013 10:36 am | by Michelle Ma, University of Washington | News | Comments

For many, music is a universal language that unites people when words cannot. But for those who use cochlear implants—technology that allows deaf and hard of hearing people to comprehend speech—hearing music remains extremely challenging...

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AliveCor Unveils Versatile Mobile Heart Monitor

October 10, 2013 10:14 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

AliveCor announced today at the University of Southern California Body Computing Conference its new versatile Heart Monitor that easily attaches to any compatible smartphone or smartphone case. This new universal design includes the proprietary...

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Innovative Concept for Knee Cartilage Treatment

October 10, 2013 10:07 am | by Swiss National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a material that can be used for the controlled release of a substance when subjected to cyclic mechanical loading. This work, carried out within the context of the National Research Programme "Smart Materials" (NRP 62)...

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The Pulse: Peanut Butter & Urine Diagnose Diseases

October 10, 2013 9:56 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on The Pulse, we are diagnosing Alzheimers with a tablespoon of peanut butter and a ruler, using urine to test for eye disease, and taking a look at how the government shutdown is inflicting long-term damage on ...   

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Gov. Mike Pence, MedTech Leaders Discuss Ways to Grow Indiana's Economy

October 10, 2013 9:53 am | by AdvaMed | News | Comments

Governor Mike Pence joined leaders from Indiana’s medical technology companies today to address how companies within the sector can drive the state’s economic competitiveness and future growth. The roundtable took place at the Greatbatch...

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