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Efforts to Cut Unnecessary Blood Testing Bring Major Decreases in Healthcare Spending

July 2, 2014 8:29 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center used two relatively simple tactics to significantly reduce the number of unnecessary blood tests to assess symptoms of heart attack and chest pain and to achieve a large decrease in patient...

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'Molecular Movies' Will Enable Extraordinary Gains in Bioimaging, Health Research

July 2, 2014 8:20 am | by Oregon State University | News | Comments

Researchers have announced the creation of an imaging technology more powerful than anything that has existed before, and is fast enough to observe life processes as they actually happen at the molecular level. Chemical and biological actions...

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Telemedicine for Patients with Chronic Liver Diseases

July 2, 2014 8:17 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Although telemedicine could improve the quality of life of patients with chronic liver diseases, viable home care systems are still lacking. Scientists working on the EU-project “d-LIVER” mean to remedy this situation. Initial results have...

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Blind Lead the Way in Brave New World of Tactile Technology

July 2, 2014 8:12 am | by University of California - Berkeley | News | Comments

Imagine feeling a slimy jellyfish, a prickly cactus or map directions on your iPad mini Retina display, because that's where tactile technology is headed. But you'll need more than just an index finger to feel your way around. New research...

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Smartphone App May Revolutionize Mental Health Treatment

July 2, 2014 8:06 am | by American Friends of Tel Aviv University | News | Comments

Mental illness accounts for 90 percent of all reported suicides and places the largest burden of any disease on social and economic infrastructures worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. There is a dire need for support services...

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Calcium Fluoride Plano-Convex Lenses for Harsh Environments

July 2, 2014 12:42 am | by MDT Staff | Edmund Optics | Product Releases | Comments

Edmund Optics has introduced TECHSPEC Calcium Fluoride Plano-Convex Lenses. These versatile lenses are excellent for use in demanding applications that require superior performance from the ultraviolet through the mid-wave infrared spectra.

Wire-to-Board Connector Series

July 2, 2014 12:32 am | by MDT Staff | Hirose Electric Usa | Product Releases | Comments

Hirose has developed the DF63 connector, a robust wire-to-board connector that combines small size with high-current capacity and high reliability. Featuring a 3.96mm pitch, the DF63 Series connector provides a high current rating of up to 15 amps and is suitable...

19” Front Panel Handles Now Available As Accessories

July 2, 2014 12:23 am | by MDT Staff | Okw Enclosures, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

OKW’s metal enclosures division METCASE has added extruded handles to its range of accessories for custom 19” front panels, rack cases and chassis. They make it easier to fit the front panels or chassis into cabinets or remove them during installation and maintenance – speeding up servicing...

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Laser Marking Solutions at IMTS

July 2, 2014 12:12 am | by MDT Staff | Foba Laser Marking+Engraving | Product Releases | Comments

FOBA is presenting leading developments for laser marking at IMTS. From September 8th through 13th, FOBA will showcase: innovative and high-precision system, machine and vision solutions for laser marking that meet the challenging identification needs of all manufacturing industries...

Engineered Red Blood Cells Could Carry Precious Therapeutic Cargo

July 1, 2014 3:38 pm | by Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research | News | Comments

Whitehead Institute scientists have genetically and enzymatically modified red blood cells to carry a range of valuable payloads—from drugs, to vaccines, to imaging agents—for delivery to specific sites throughout the body. "We wanted to...

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Are Your Compliance Practices Cloud and Mobile Friendly?

July 1, 2014 3:23 pm | by Mika Javanainen, Senior Director of Product Management, M-Files Corporation | Blogs | Comments

The “bring your own device” (BYOD)-enabled workforce is altering the landscape of compliance-related content management. Medical device companies should take this trend seriously because if you implement your BYOD strategy well, it can have...

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Scientists Engineer Nanoparticles to Prevent Bone Cancer, Strengthen Bones

July 1, 2014 3:12 pm | by Brigham and Women's Hospital | News | Comments

A research collaboration between Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) has utilized nanomedicine technologies to develop a drug-delivery system that can precisely target and attack cancer cells in the...

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Using Geometry, Researchers Coax Human Embryonic Stem Cells to Organize Themselves

July 1, 2014 2:55 pm | by Rockefeller University | News | Comments

About seven days after conception, something remarkable occurs in the clump of cells that will eventually become a new human being. They start to specialize. They take on characteristics that begin to hint at their ultimate fate as part of...

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Clot-Building Nanoparticles Raise Survival Rate Following Blast Trauma

July 1, 2014 2:49 pm | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

A type of artificial platelet being developed to help natural blood platelets form clots faster offers promise for saving the lives of soldiers, as well as victims of car crashes and other severe trauma. In preclinical tests led by a Case...

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Bringing the Bling to Antibacterials

July 1, 2014 2:46 pm | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | News | Comments

Bacteria love to colonize surfaces inside your body, but they have a hard time getting past your rugged, salty skin. Surgeries to implant medical devices often give such bacteria the opportunity needed to gain entry into the body cavity...

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