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Short Nanowires Most Effective for Inserting Electrodes into the Brain

January 15, 2015 10:02 am | by Lund University | News | Comments

If in the future electrodes are inserted into the human brain - either for research purposes or to treat diseases - it may be appropriate to give them a 'coat' of nanowires that could make them less irritating for the brain tissue. However...

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Brain Imaging Test for Autism Spectrum Disorder

January 15, 2015 9:50 am | by Virginia Tech | News | Comments

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have developed a brain-imaging technique that may be able to identify children with autism spectrum disorder in just two minutes. This test, while far from being used as the clinical standard...

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The Proposal: Making a Commitment to Labeling

January 15, 2015 9:40 am | by Darren Altkinson, PRISYM ID | Articles | Comments

The recent introduction of UDI requirements has persuaded many medical device companies to review their labeling capabilities. This, alongside other regulatory, technological and market drivers, has led to a growing number of companies issuing...

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The Pulse: 3-D Printing a Smartphone Microscope and an Invisible Hearing Aid

January 15, 2015 9:02 am | by John Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

On this episode of the Pulse, we're measuring biometric information with an adhesive patch, 3-D printing a microscope for your smartphone, relieving pain without drugs, and using an invisible hearing aid...             

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Penn Engineers Develop 'Triple Threat' Graphene Biosensor

January 14, 2015 1:53 pm | by Even Lerner, University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

Biosensors—electronic devices that can detect the presence of proteins and other biological molecules—have a wide variety of applications, from medical diagnostics, to food safety, to security and law enforcement. But current biosensors need to...

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Compact Type 6 Module

January 14, 2015 12:44 pm | by congatec, Inc. | congatec, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The strength of the new powerful COM Express compact Type 6 module conga-TC97 lies in the flexibility and customization for the application. A total of eight USB ports are provided, two of them support USB 3.0 SuperSpeed. Four PCI Express 2.0 lanes, four SATA ports with up to 6 Gb/s, RAID support and a Gigabit Ethernet interface enable fast and flexible system extensions

Light Sensors for Fitness Tracking

January 14, 2015 12:40 pm | by Dr. Jörg Heerlein and Dr. Tilman Rügheimer, Osram Opto Semiconductors | Articles | Comments

More and more people are tracking their physical fitness with the aid of wearable gadgets and appropriate apps. Optical sensors are suitable for measuring pulse rates and oxygen saturation in blood. The technology has long been established...

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Advanced 3-D Facial Imaging Can Help Detect Autism

January 14, 2015 11:55 am | by University of Missouri - Columbia | News | Comments

Autism is a spectrum of closely related disorders diagnosed in patients who exhibit a shared core of symptoms, including delays in learning to communicate and interact socially. Early detection of autism in children is the key for treatments to be...

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Tattoo-Like Sensor Measures Glucose Levels Without Painful Finger Prick

January 14, 2015 11:02 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Scientists have developed the first ultra-thin, flexible device that sticks to skin like a rub-on tattoo and can detect a person's glucose levels. The sensor, reported in a proof-of-concept study in the ACS journal Analytical Chemistry, has...

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Making an Impact…and Being Awarded for It

January 14, 2015 10:55 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

Joining a number of other new categories for the 2014/2015 competition, the “Medical Device Design Innovation” award will strive to recognize “the exceptional new technologies and cutting-edge designs changing the face of medtech.” While that’s...

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Using DNA 'Glue' To Build Tissues and Organs

January 14, 2015 10:54 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

DNA molecules provide the "source code" for life in humans, plants, animals and some microbes. But now researchers report an initial study showing that the strands can also act as a glue to hold together 3-D-printed materials that could someday...

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University and Hospitals Collaborate to Find Healthcare Solutions

January 14, 2015 9:58 am | by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Oficina de Información Científica | News | Comments

A prototype for doing a skin biopsy in 5 minutes and a simulator for training doctors in minimally invasive surgery are some of the innovative projects in the process of being patented that have arisen from the relationship between the university...

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Measuring Concussion Forces in the Greatest Detail Yet

January 14, 2015 9:33 am | by Bjorn Carey, Stanford News Service | News | Comments

More than 40 million people worldwide suffer from concussions each year, but scientists are just beginning to understand the traumatic forces that cause the injury. Now a team of engineers and physicians at Stanford has provided the...

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Computer Model Calculates Public Response to Disease Outbreaks

January 14, 2015 9:19 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Sometimes the response to the outbreak of a disease can make things worse — such as when people panic and flee, potentially spreading the disease to new areas. The ability to anticipate when such overreactions might occur could help public...

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First Contracting Human Muscle Grown in a Lab

January 14, 2015 9:08 am | by Ken Kingery, Duke University | News | Comments

In a laboratory first, Duke researchers have grown human skeletal muscle that contracts and responds just like native tissue to external stimuli such as electrical pulses, biochemical signals and pharmaceuticals. The lab-grown tissue should soon...

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