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'Simulant Gel' for Next-Generation Impact Injury Protection

March 25, 2015 9:34 am | by Denis Paiste, Materials Processing Center, MIT | News | Comments

Designing better protective gear against severe impacts for civilians and soldiers requires a detailed understanding of how soft tissues in the body actually respond to such impacts, whether from concussions, ballistic attacks, or blast wounds...

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Imaging Tests Detect Coronary Artery Disease Long Before It Strikes

March 25, 2015 9:27 am | by Mount Sinai Medical Center | News | Comments

Adding two non-invasive imaging tests to traditional cardiovascular disease risk factor assessment more precisely predicts a healthy patient’s future risk of heart attack, stroke, or premature death, according to a study led by Icahn School...

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Immunomagnetic Assay On-a-Chip Captures, Analyzes Circulating Tumor Cells

March 25, 2015 9:21 am | by Norris Cotton Cancer Center Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center | News | Comments

To quantify rare tumor markers that will allow oncologists to make prognoses and select therapies, John X.J. Zhang, PhD led a team of bioengineers from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth in demonstrating a novel system that...

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Blood Test Can Help Bowel Cancer Patients Avoid Drug Side-Effects

March 25, 2015 9:09 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

Manchester researchers have provided early evidence to suggest that a blood test could be used to identify bowel cancer patients that may benefit from more intensive chemotherapy. Colorectal, or bowel, cancer is the second biggest cancer...

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'Virtual Nose' May Reduce Simulator Sickness in Video Games

March 25, 2015 8:40 am | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

Virtual reality games often cause simulator sickness – inducing vertigo and sometimes nausea - but new research findings point to a potential strategy to ease the affliction. Various physiological systems govern the onset of simulator...

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When to Switch from Subsystem Testing to Assembling a Prototype

March 25, 2015 8:30 am | by Nigel Syrotuck, Medical Mechanical Engineer, StarFish Medical | Blogs | Comments

If you had to engineer a product that works on the first try, how would you do it? An even better question might be: why would you do it? It almost never happens. When it does it is often joined by high fives (and a ‘too good to be true’ feeling...

Tampons Could Help Predict Endometrial Cancer

March 24, 2015 3:20 pm | by Mayo Clinic | News | Comments

Researchers at Mayo Clinic have shown that it is possible to detect endometrial cancer using tumor DNA picked up by ordinary tampons. The new approach specifically examines DNA samples from vaginal secretions for the presence of chemical "off"...

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Painting Tissue Samples with Light

March 24, 2015 3:15 pm | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

One infrared scan can give pathologists a window into the structures and molecules inside tissues and cells, enabling fast and broad diagnostic assessments, thanks to an imaging technique developed by University of Illinois researchers and...

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Measuring the 'Duende' of Flamenco Dancers

March 24, 2015 3:11 pm | by University of Granada | News | Comments

Scientists from the University of Granada Brain, Mind and Behavior Research Center have identified the ‘thermal imprint’ of the duende of flamenco. Their experiments have isolated an objective criterion that shows which dancers really do experience...

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Blown Ion and Blown Arc Atmospheric Plasma Surface Treaters

March 24, 2015 3:09 pm | by Enercon Industries | Product Releases | Comments

Enercon is releasing its new series of industrial blown arc and blow ion plasma treaters. These new systems provide users with simplified integration and operation, maximum uptime and powerful treatment to clean, etch and functionalize surfaces to promote the adhesion of inks, coatings...

Linear Slides

March 24, 2015 2:55 pm | by Velmex, Inc. | Velmex, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Velmex BiSlide positioning stage's modular design makes it highly configurable for a multitude of different motion-control applications. Exceedingly accurate, multi-axis positioning systems can be quickly and easily assembled using Velmex BiSlides. The design is ideal for scientific, medical,...

Custom Private Labeled Procedure Kits and Trays

March 24, 2015 2:41 pm | by B. Braun Oem Division | Product Releases | Comments

Packaging options range from custom-formed soft flexible blisters, flexible pouches and polybags to disposable procedure kits that protect and identify product upon customer receipt. B. Braun’s OEM Division’s approach addresses package design from the initial stage of the development...

A 23andMe Approach to Your Gut Bacteria

March 24, 2015 2:41 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

You might be surprised to learn that you’re more bacteria than human! In the body, bacterial cells outnumber human cells about ten to one. Don’t think of them as intruders, though - these microscopic soldiers are constantly working to make sure...

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Modular Connector Solutions

March 24, 2015 12:50 pm | by ODU-USA, Inc. | ODU-USA, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

ODU, a designer and manufacturer of high performance modular connector solutions and cable assemblies, is now offering the entire compressed air and fluid range of ODU-MAC with higher flow rates and/or high operating pressure for a wide range of medical, industrial and measurement...

Understanding Differences in 'Reprocessing Guidance for Industry and FDA Staff'

March 24, 2015 11:26 am | by Emily Mitzel, B.S. M.S. RM (NRCM), Healthcare Reprocessing Expert, Nelson Laboratories | Nelson Laboratories, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

The FDA’s new guidance document, Reprocessing Guidance for Industry and FDA Staff issued March 17, 2015, outlines a summary of changes to the FDA’s May 11, 2011 reprocessing draft guidance. Based on the content and addition of Appendix E, this...

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