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Solutions for Improving First Aid in Cardiorespiratory Arrests

July 31, 2013 11:52 am | by Elhuyar Fundazioa | News | Comments

An algorithm capable of diagnosing heart rhythm with just 3 seconds’ worth of signal, and the demonstration that it is possible to come up with the diagnosis without stopping cardiac massage, constitute the types of solutions and proposals being developed by researchers in the Signal and Communications Group of the Faculty of Engineering in Bilbao.

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Insect-Inspired Super Rubber Moves Toward Practical Uses in Medicine

July 31, 2013 11:51 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

The remarkable, rubber-like protein that enables dragonflies, grasshoppers and other insects to flap their wings, jump and chirp has major potential uses in medicine, scientists conclude in an article in the journal ACS Macro Letters. It evaluates the latest advances toward using a protein called resilin in nanosprings, biorubbers, biosensors, and other applications.

Cells Reprogrammed on the Computer

July 31, 2013 11:45 am | by Université du Luxembourg | News | Comments

Scientists at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine of the University of Luxembourg have developed a model that makes predictions from which differentiated cells – for instance skin cells – can be very efficiently changed into completely different cell types – such as nerve cells, for example.

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A Step Toward a Bioartificial Liver Device

July 31, 2013 11:34 am | by Nałęcz Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering Polish Academy of Sciences | News | Comments

Liver cells are very sensitive hence are difficult to cultivate outside the body. However, scientists from the Nałęcz Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering, Polish Academy of Sciences have shown that with an appropriately designed microreactor such cultivation is possible.

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A Spectrometer for the Future

July 31, 2013 10:25 am | by Eric Gershon, Yale University | News | Comments

Taking advantage of the sensitive nature of randomly scattered light, Yale University researchers have developed an ultra-compact, low-cost spectrometer with improved resolution over existing micro models. The innovation represents an advance in “lab-on-a-chip” technology, or the consolidation of laboratory capabilities in miniature, highly portable devices.

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BPA Exposure Disrupts Human Egg Maturation

July 31, 2013 10:17 am | by Brigham and Women's Hospital | News | Comments

As many as 20 percent of infertile couples in the United States have unexplained reasons for their infertility. Now, new research led by Catherine Racowsky, PhD, director of the Assisted Reproductive Technologies Laboratory at Brigham and Women's Hospital, shows that exposure to BPA could be a contributing factor as to why some infertile couples are having difficulty conceiving.

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Stem Cells in Urine Easy To Isolate and Have Potential for Numerous Therapies

July 31, 2013 10:12 am | by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center | News | Comments

Could harvesting stem cells for therapy one day be as simple as asking patients for a urine sample? Researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Institute for Regenerative Medicine and colleagues have identified stem cells in urine that can be directed to become multiple cell types.

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Printing Silver onto Fibers Could Pave Way for Flexible, Wearable Electronics

July 31, 2013 10:09 am | by National Physical Laboratory | News | Comments

Scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the UK's National Measurement Institute, have developed a way to print silver directly onto fibers. This new technique could make integrating electronics into all types of clothing simple and practical.

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Passivated Nichrome Resistors For High Humidity Applications

July 30, 2013 8:05 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole’s RNCS Series of precision resistors has a nichrome element that is passivated to protect it from corrosion due to humidity and moisture. The result is a precision resistor that performs as well as tantalum nitride based resistors at a much lower cost.

New Mobile Ductless Fume Hoods

July 30, 2013 7:55 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Mobile EDU is excellent for Classroom Demonstrations and Industrial Training. It is totally self-contained and provides all around visibility. The EDU is easily moved from laboratory to laboratory. The Ductless Design allows easy installation and the base is mounted on large heavy-duty wheels for ease of transport.

Pull Testers Offer Power, Flexibility, Precision

July 30, 2013 7:42 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Schleuniger pull testers are known for their precision and application flexibility. For many years, Schleuniger has offered pull testers with two force ranges. The new PullTester 325 and PullTester 326 models expand on the flexibility by offering three force ranges.

Ultra-short Pulsed Laser Deposition Sets New Standards for Diamond-like Coatings

July 30, 2013 7:20 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Finnish coating technology specialist Picodeon has developed a technique for depositing diamond-like films onto a wide range of substrates using its patented ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (US PLD) technology.

Mako Surgical says 2Q surgical procedures grow

July 30, 2013 6:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device maker Mako Surgical Corp. posted a larger second-quarter loss on Tuesday, but said surgical procedures performed with its Rio system improved. The company's shares rose $1.02, or 8.2 percent, to $13.45 in after-hours trading.  

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Teleflex Receives FDA Clearance for ARROW GPSCath Balloon Dilatation Catheters in Higher RBP and 80 cm Lengths

July 30, 2013 5:00 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX), a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, has announced that its subsidiary Hotspur Technologies, Inc., which Teleflex acquired in June 2012, received FDA 510(k) clearance to market the company’s ARROW ® GPSCath ® Balloon Dilatation Catheters in Higher Rated Burst Pressure (RBP) and 80 cm lengths.

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Surface Mount Technology vs. Workstation Design

July 30, 2013 4:55 pm | by Jim Norton, President, Custom Products & Services Inc. | Blogs | Comments

In today’s modern electronic SMT assembly facilities, the design and flexibility of the workstation is critical to maintain quality, workflow, and ergonomics. Unlike the old, static, welded frame workstations of the past that were never moved or reconfigured, the modern workstations now incorporate a modular, flexible, adaptable design with a wide variety of options that allow tremendous flexibility.

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