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Quallion Medical Batteries Maintain High Performance After 10 Year Storage Test

June 10, 2013 3:29 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Quallion, a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced lithium ion batteries, released test data demonstrating the potential to power long-term implantable medical devices.  After 10 years of storage at an elevated temperature simulating conditions inside the human body, Quallion's cells showed minimal degradation in terms of calendar fade and self discharge.

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Coating for Consumption

June 10, 2013 2:19 pm | by Lonny Wolgemuth, Sr. Medical Market Specialist, and Juan Gudino, Medical Market Manager, Specialty Coating Systems | Specialty Coating Systems | Articles | Comments

Ingestible medical devices offer a convenient, non-invasive method of delivering therapeutics, enabling diagnostic procedures, or performing imaging tasks. However, ensuring that the sensitive electronics within the device are protected is a challenge. This article will highlight a coating technology that is being used to guarantee such protection is provided.

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Split Liver Transplants for Young Children Proven To Be as Safe as Whole Organ Transplantation

June 10, 2013 11:19 am | by Boston Children's Hospital | News | Comments

A new study shows that when a liver from a deceased adult or adolescent donor is split into two separate portions for transplantation—with the smaller portion going to a young child and the larger to an adult—the smaller portion used for the child will last just as long as if the child had received a whole organ from a donor close to his size.

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Medical Specialties Distributors Acquires Medical Technology Resources

June 10, 2013 11:14 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Medical Specialties Distributors, LLC ("MSD"), the nation's leading alternate-site infusion therapy solutions provider, announced today that it has acquired Medical Technology Resources, LLC ("MTR").  Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, MTR specializes in providing infusion pumps and related products, as well as biomedical and billing services to alternate-site health care providers.  

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Compulsive No More

June 10, 2013 10:56 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

By activating a brain circuit that controls compulsive behavior, MIT neuroscientists have shown that they can block a compulsive behavior in mice — a result that could help researchers develop new treatments for diseases such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and Tourette’s syndrome.

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Meridian Bioscience Receives FDA Clearance for New Molecular Amplification Test: illumigene® Mycoplasma

June 10, 2013 10:30 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Meridian Bioscience, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio (NASDAQ: VIVO) today announced that it has received FDA clearance for a new molecular diagnostic test for Mycoplasma pneumonia ( M. pneumoniae ), its fourth assay on the illumi gene platform. This innovative test that aids in identifying an important respiratory pathogen is a strong addition to the illumi gene platform.

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3-D Map of Blood Vessels in Cerebral Cortex Holds Surprises

June 10, 2013 10:09 am | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

Blood vessels within a sensory area of the mammalian brain loop and connect in unexpected ways, a new map has revealed. The study, published June 9 in the early online edition of Nature Neuroscience, describes vascular architecture within a well-known region of the cerebral cortex and explores what that structure means for functional imaging of the brain and the onset of a kind of dementia.

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MRI Detects Early Effects of Chemotherapy on Children's Hearts

June 10, 2013 10:07 am | by BioMed Central | News | Comments

MRI scans of children who have had chemotherapy can detect early changes in their hearts finds research in biomed Central's open access journal Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. Chemotherapy with anthracyclines, such as Doxorubicin, is one of the most effective treatments against many types of cancer, including leukaemia and Hodgkin's lymphoma, breast, lung, and ovarian cancer.

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Women Can Be Screened Years Later than Men with 'Virtual Colonoscopy'

June 10, 2013 10:05 am | by Wiley | News | Comments

A new study has found that women can be screened for colorectal cancer at least five to 10 years later than men when undergoing an initial "virtual colonoscopy." Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the findings may help establish guidelines for the use of this screening technique, which is less invasive than a traditional colonoscopy.

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Carbon Nanotubes for Molecular Magnetic Resonances

June 10, 2013 10:03 am | by ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences | News | Comments

Scientists from ICFO- Institute of Photonic Science, in collaboration with researchers from the Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology (ICN2) and the University of Michigan, have been able to measure weak forces with sensitivity 50 times higher than what has been achieved to date. This significant improvement represents a turning point in measuring very weak forces and opens the door for magnetic resonance imaging at the molecular scale.

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Judge's Ruling Challenges U.S. Transplant System

June 10, 2013 9:45 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

It's a life or death matter: Who gets the next scarce donated organ? In an unprecedented challenge to the nation's transplant system, a federal judge has allowed one dying child — and a day later another — to essentially jump the line in rulings that could have ramifications for thousands of people awaiting new organs.

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New Generation of Micro-Chains

June 7, 2013 5:38 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

igus has given its micro cable carriers a facelift. Neat design features, such as a new double-stop dog system, make the latest E2 Micro chain even sturdier and quieter than its predecessors. The E2 Micro range is made up of small one or two-part cable carriers, designed especially for restricted spaces.

4th Generation Intel Core Processor Support

June 7, 2013 5:31 pm | by MDT Staff | Kontron America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Parallel to the launch of the 4th generation Intel Core processors, Kontron announces its support of this new microarchitecture on a broad range of long-term available systems, boards and modules. Four intelligent platforms with improved processing and graphics performance as well as energy efficiency are available for evaluation with immediate effect.

Tiny, Space-Saving Laser Diode Modules

June 7, 2013 5:23 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The Optoelectronics Company has launched another innovative and cost-effective range of laser diode modules. With a diameter of only 11 mm, the modules are ergonomically designed with a small form factor for integration into a wide range of applications...

New High-Tech LED Lamps

June 7, 2013 5:16 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The new DELOLUX 202 / 400 LED curing lamp is based on the proven DELOLUX 20 / 400 but offers a longer irradiation line. The innovative optical system of DELOLUX 202 / 400 generates an extremely even irradiation area with intensities of more than 200 mW/cm². This is a key precondition for process-reliable adhesive curing.

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