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FTC: Medical Lab's Lax Security Led to Data Leak

August 29, 2013 3:46 pm | by Anne Flaherty - Associated Press | News | Comments

The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday accused a small Atlanta-based medical lab that specializes in cancer detection of not doing enough to protect its patients' online records, resulting in the leak of Social Security numbers and birth dates of more than 9,000 consumers.

Wider Range of Mixed Technology, Hi-rel Connectors

August 29, 2013 3:04 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Harwin has broadened the range of its Datamate Mix-Tek mixed-technology connector series that is available as standard off-the-shelf products. Now horizontal and coax versions of the popular 2mm pitch hi-rel family are immediately available for designers, reducing design time.

CNC Horizontal Machining Centers for High Productivity

August 29, 2013 2:54 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Makino has introduced its latest CNC horizontal machining centers, the N2 and N2-5XA, for medical and small aluminum parts manufacturing. The new N2 platform is a high-productivity solution contained in a small package...


Using Light to Restore Healthy Heartbeats

August 29, 2013 2:53 pm | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

When a beating heart slips into an irregular, life-threatening rhythm, the treatment is well known: deliver a burst of electric current from a pacemaker or defibrillator. But because the electricity itself can cause pain, tissue damage and other serious side-effects, a Johns Hopkins-led research team wants to replace these jolts with a kinder, gentler remedy: light.


Expanded Range of Linear Positioning Drives

August 29, 2013 2:53 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Nanotec Electronic has expanded the range of hybrid linear positioning drives by models in a Nema 8 (20 mm flange size) and Nema 14 (35 mm flange size). Linear positioning drives include a rotating screw mounted on the stepper motor.

Significantly Improving the Treatment of Brain Cancer with a Robot

August 29, 2013 2:39 pm | by Worcester Polytechnic Institute | News | Comments

With a five-year, $3 million R01 award from the National Institutes of Health, through the National Cancer Institute, a team of researchers led by Gregory Fischer, Ph.D. will test a new, minimally invasive approach to treating brain tumors that promises to accurately destroy malignant tissue while leaving surrounding tissue unaffected.


New Shape Memory Alloy Latch Actuator Assembly

August 29, 2013 2:27 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Autosplice has introduced an innovative new latching assembly based around an actuator that uses Nitinol (Nickel Titanium) shape memory wire to drive the latching and unlatching functions.

MobileHelp Introduces New Cellular Base Station Technology

August 29, 2013 2:25 pm | by MobileHelp | News | Comments

MobileHelp, a leader in innovative M-PERS or Mobile-Personal Emergency Response System technology, announced today it has begun shipment to customers of its new Cellular Base Station. Announced earlier this year, this new base station requires no landline phone and operates on AT&T’s nationwide cellular network.


Sterilization Devices for High Touch, Multi-User Electronic and Computing Input Devices

August 29, 2013 2:15 pm | by EWorldwire | News | Comments

Infectious and deadly bacteria and viruses in hotels, hospitals, schools, call centers and all types of public places are the target of SteriDesign Corporation's new line of patent-pending high sterilization devices. Shared use and multi-user, high touch electronic devices are hot spots for cleanliness and contamination concerns.


Class I Recall Strikes Stryker Spine

August 29, 2013 12:59 pm | by David Mantey, Executive Editor, MDT | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hit Allendale, NJ-based Stryker’s Spine division with a Class I recall for the company’s OASYS Midline Occiput Plate. According to reports, Stryker learned that a post-operative fracture can occur in the pin that connects ...


New Imaging Technology Promising for Several Types of Cancer

August 29, 2013 11:47 am | by University Hospitals Case Medical Center | News | Comments

Researchers from University Hospitals Case Medical Center have published findings that a new form of imaging -- PET/MRI -- is promising for several types of cancer. In an article titled "PET/MRI: Applications in Clinical Imaging," published in the September issue of Current Radiology Reports, the authors outline their initial clinical experience in diagnosing and staging cancer patients with this novel technology.


Mobile Technology Alerts Doctors, Family of Health Events

August 29, 2013 11:39 am | by SecuraTrac | News | Comments

SecuraTrac has developed a new technology based on its award-winning mobile app, SecuraFone.  Developed in conjunction with Vital Connect, SecuraFone Health can alert doctors, caregivers and family in real-time when an unexpected health event occurs.


Brain Inflammation Linked to More Severe Parkinson’s Symptoms

August 29, 2013 11:03 am | by Michigan State University | News | Comments

Reversing inflammation in the fluid surrounding the brain’s cortex may provide a solution to the complex riddle of Parkinson’s, according to researchers who have found a link between pro-inflammatory biomarkers and the severity of symptoms such as fatigue, depression and anxiety in patients with the chronic disease.


St. Jude’s New Renal Denervation System Reduces Total Ablation Time by More Than 80%

August 29, 2013 10:51 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company, today announced the CE Mark approval of its next-generation EnligHTN Renal Denervation System for treating patients with drug-resistant, uncontrolled hypertension. The system features an advanced generator that delivers simultaneous ablations via a multi-electrode catheter...


The Science of Collaboration

August 29, 2013 10:12 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

The future of biomedical innovation depends in part on a new trend for all players in biomedical innovation to work together for the common goal, say two MIT researchers. It's a long, expensive, risky road to turn a scientific breakthrough into a treatment that can help patients.


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