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Problem-Solving Governs How We Process Sensory Stimuli

June 25, 2013 11:28 am | by University of Zurich | News | Comments

Various areas of the brain process our sensory experiences. How the areas of the cerebral cortex communicate with each other and process sensory information has long puzzled neuroscientists. Exploring the sense of touch in mice, brain researchers from the University of Zurich demonstrate that the transmission of sensory information from one cortical area to connected areas depends on the task to solve and the goal-directed behavior.

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Past Brain Activation Revealed in Scans

June 25, 2013 11:11 am | by Weizmann Institute of Science | News | Comments

What if experts could dig into the brain, like archaeologists, and uncover the history of past experiences? This ability might reveal what makes each of us a unique individual, and it could enable the objective diagnosis of a wide range of neuropsychological diseases.

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Aethlon Medical Announces FDA Approval of IDE to Treat Hepatitis C (HCV) Patients

June 25, 2013 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTCQB: AEMD), announced today that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) that allows the Company to initiate human feasibility studies of the Aethlon Hemopurifier@ in the United States. The...

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EnteroMedics Submits PMA Application for FDA Approval of VBLOC Therapy in Obesity

June 25, 2013 7:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

EnteroMedics Inc. (NASDAQ: ETRM), the developer of medical devices using neuroblocking technology to treat obesity, metabolic diseases and other gastrointestinal disorders, today announced that the Company has submitted a Premarket Approval (PMA) application to the U.S. Food...

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Custom High Torque Gear Motors

June 24, 2013 5:48 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Applimotion has introduced custom gear motors for your high torque low speed and low profile applications. The assemblies combine precision gearing and direct drive frameless motor kits to form a new high torque alternative to coupling a servo motor to a traditional gear box.

Technical Innovation Design and Development Program for Minimally Invasive Devices

June 24, 2013 5:42 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Having just celebrated six competitive years in business - Cambus Medical has launched a series of cutting edge technological advances in the medical device market including the pioneering Navigate program, a contract product development service which aids customers through the entire product development cycle.

Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries for Medical Carts

June 24, 2013 5:41 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ICCNexergy has announced the release of the U1LiFe long-life Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) medical cart battery portfolio. ICCNexergy’s U1LiFe battery portfolio is specifically designed for mobile medical cart applications that require longer runtime, faster charge time, consistent power, and longer service life.

Slotless Brushless DC Motor Offers High Performance in a 0.5” Diameter Package

June 24, 2013 5:24 pm | by MDT Staff | Pittman | Product Releases | Comments

Pittman Motors has introduced its latest offering in a broad range of DC brush and brushless motors. The BI-05 Series slotless brushless DC motor is designed for maximum precision and performance in a package size perfectly suited for precision equipment.

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Bacterial DNA May Integrate into Human Genome More Readily in Tumor Tissue

June 24, 2013 4:51 pm | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Bacterial DNA may integrate into the human genome more readily in tumors than in normal human tissue, scientists have found. The researchers, affiliated with the University of Maryland School of Medicine's Institute for Genome Sciences, analyzed genomic sequencing data available from the Human Genome Project, the 1,000 Genomes Project and The Cancer Genome Atlas.

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Sugar Solution Makes Tissues See-Through

June 24, 2013 4:40 pm | by RIKEN | News | Comments

Japanese researchers have developed a new sugar and water-based solution that turns tissues transparent in just three days, without disrupting the shape and chemical nature of the samples. Combined with fluorescence microscopy, this technique enabled them to obtain detailed images of a mouse brain at an unprecedented resolution.

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Cynosure Completes Acquisition of Palomar Medical Technologies

June 24, 2013 4:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cynosure, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYNO), a leader in laser- and light-based treatments for minimally invasive and non-invasive aesthetic applications, today announced the completion of its acquisition of Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc. Cynosure purchased Palomar in a cash and stock transaction valued...

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Hello, Electronic Medical Records? It’s Me, Unintended Consequences.

June 24, 2013 4:15 pm | by American College of Emergency Physicians | News | Comments

Emergency department information systems (EDIS), a significant focus of both federal legislation and U.S. healthcare reform, may ultimately improve the quality of medical care delivered in hospitals, but as currently configured, present numerous threats to healthcare quality and patient safety.

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New 'Biowire' Technology Matures Human Heart by Mimicking Fetal Heart Rate

June 24, 2013 4:01 pm | by University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering | News | Comments

A new method of maturing human heart cells that simulates the natural growth environment of heart cells while applying electrical pulses to mimic the heart rate of fetal humans has led researchers at the University of Toronto to an electrifying step forward for cardiac research.

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Portability Is the Name of the Game

June 24, 2013 2:12 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, MDT | Mega Electronics, Inc., Analog Devices, Inc., Maxon Precision Motors, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Medical electronic devices are no longer a trend; they are the reality of today’s healthcare environment. Seemingly, the number of powered medical devices far exceeds their non-powered counterparts. Even devices that had traditionally not been powered, such as the stethoscope, are now either being replaced by more effective electronic devices or being updated with electronics to function more efficiently and, more simply, better.

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Concord Medical Announces Launch of Mobile Health Application

June 24, 2013 12:13 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited, a leading specialty hospital management solution provider, operator of the largest network of radiotherapy and diagnostic imaging centers in China and the parent of Chang'an Hospital, today reported that it has launched DoctorInPocket or Zhang Shang Hao Yi, in Chinese, a mobile health application.

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