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Sweat Sensor Stops Car If Blood Alcohol Level Is Too High

April 21, 2015 2:33 pm | by Investigación y Desarrollo | News | Comments

As a strategy to decrease road accidents caused under the influence of alcohol, a group of young students at the Institute of Technology of Cintalapa, Chiapas, (southeast state of Mexico) develops an automotive safety system that detects the...

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Singing 'If I Only Had a Brain' with Super-Fast MRI

April 21, 2015 2:26 pm | by Beckman Institute | News | Comments

In order to sing or speak, around one hundred different muscles in our chest, neck, jaw, tongue, and lips must work together to produce sound. Beckman researchers investigate how all these mechanisms effortlessly work together—and how they...

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Printing Silicon on Paper, with Lasers

April 21, 2015 2:21 pm | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | News | Comments

In seeking to develop the next generation of micro-electronic transistors, researchers have long sought to find the next best thing to replace silicon. To this end, a wealth of recent research into fully flexible electronic circuitry has focused...

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Blue Man Group Lends a Hand to MedTech Design

April 21, 2015 11:10 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

Not long ago, Robert Downey Jr. (or Tony Stark…or Ironman) helped deliver a bionic arm to a young boy, Alex Pring. It was a great “feel-good” story and the boy seemed pretty pleased with his new prosthetic. Then, earlier this month, Blue Man Group...

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Hospital Overcrowding to Spur New Opportunities for Chinese MedTech Market

April 21, 2015 10:53 am | by Benjamin Niu, Analyst for Medical Technology, IHS Inc. | Blogs | Comments

The rapid expansion of healthcare spending in China has led to improved healthcare facilities and increased patient access. As a result, pressure on large metropolitan hospitals has intensified. Overcrowding is now increasingly common in large...

Two-Inch Wide Caster

April 21, 2015 10:39 am | by Caster Concepts | Product Releases | Comments

Caster Concepts has launched TWERGO Lite, the ultimate two-inch wide caster capable of carrying a heavy load without causing a strain on the body or the bank account. TWERGO Lite achieves an average of 20 percent reduction in initial push force on loads totaling 2600 pounds...

Electro-Mechanical Box Build

April 21, 2015 10:38 am | by Aved Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Custom engineered, sourced, and manufactured electro-mechanical box build assemblies and integrated interconnecting cables for early stage companies are being introduced by Aved Electronics, Inc. of North Billerica, MA. Aved Electro-mechanical Box...

'Reminiscence Therapy' App for Dementia Patients

April 21, 2015 10:38 am | by Bangor University | News | Comments

Bangor University is providing expertise to support the development and effectiveness of ‘Book of You’, an ‘app’ being welcomed as having the potential to revolutionize reminiscence therapy for people with dementia. Reminiscence is widely used...

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World's First Smartphone Breathalyzer for Smokers

April 21, 2015 10:33 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

IntelliQuit, the world's first smartphone breathalyzer for smokers, was selected to present as a finalist at the American Heart Association's Health Sciences Innovation - Investment Forum in New York City on Wednesday April 22. Thirty percent...

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Detecting Low Quality Antimalarial Drugs with a Lab-on-Paper

April 21, 2015 10:12 am | by University of Notre Dame | News | Comments

Access to high-quality medicine is a basic human right, but over four billion people live in countries where many medications are substandard or fake. Marya Lieberman of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Notre...

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Imaging System Could Let Women Skip Annual Mammograms

April 21, 2015 10:07 am | by University of Texas at El Paso | News | Comments

Technology developing at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is on track to predict if and when breast cancer will appear. “We’re creating a breast cancer risk analysis system,” said electrical engineer Wei Qian, Ph.D., who runs...

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Imaging Immunity

April 21, 2015 10:00 am | by Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research | News | Comments

A novel approach that allows real-time imaging of the immune system's response to the presence of tumors--without the need for blood draws or invasive biopsies--offers a potential breakthrough both in diagnostics and in the ability to monitor...

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Non-Invasive OCT May Improve Management of Leading Causes of Blindness

April 21, 2015 9:44 am | by Oregon Health & Science University | News | Comments

Research published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) demonstrates that technology invented by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University's Casey Eye Institute can improve the clinical management of the...

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FDA Approves First-of-Its-Kind Corneal Implant

April 21, 2015 9:22 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the KAMRA inlay, a device implanted in the cornea of one eye (the clear, front surface) to improve near vision in certain patients with presbyopia. It is the first implantable device for...

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Organoid Prostate Models Help Improve Cancer Treatments

April 21, 2015 9:18 am | by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey | News | Comments

What if a prostate cancer patient could learn which anti-cancer treatments would work best for him without having to swallow a single pill or endure a single intravenous line or injection? Research from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey...

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