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Visualizing Potential Brain Cancer Treatments in Real Time

April 10, 2015 10:27 am | by Virginia Tech | News | Comments

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have developed new imaging techniques to watch dangerous brain tumor cells respond to treatment in real time. Published in NANO Letters, the study was led by Zhi Sheng and Deborah Kelly...

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Rolling Ring Linear Drive

April 10, 2015 10:23 am | by Amacoil, Inc. | Amacoil, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Changing linear pitch on Uhing rolling ring linear drives is now fast and easy using a lever control option on the drive unit. The pitch control lever permits manually setting and changing linear pitch independently of the drive motor speed or other controls. This means that motors and devices...

Breath Test for Detecting Head and Neck Cancer

April 10, 2015 10:18 am | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

Inhale, then exhale. This simple act could now save lives. A technology developed in part at EPFL can quickly identify the presence of a head and neck cancer, such as of the throat or mouth by analyzing people's breath. The new device...

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Making Tumors Glow

April 10, 2015 9:37 am | by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering | Videos | Comments

Distinguishing a cancerous tumor from healthy tissue during surgery is a difficult undertaking. While MRI scans can be used prior to surgery to reveal tumor boundaries, once the surgery has begun, surgeons must rely on their hands and eyes to...

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Photos of the Day: Training Young Physicians in Robotic Surgery

April 10, 2015 9:33 am | by University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

UCLA’s Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology and Surgical Science Laboratory are holding UCLA’s first-ever, grand scale robotic surgical training sessions. In this photo, instructors monitor trainees in robotic surgery...

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Insights on the Fourth Edition of EMC Standard IEC 60601 for Medical Devices

April 10, 2015 9:15 am | by SGS SA - Consumer Testing Services | News | Comments

The main reason for publishing this new edition of the EMC standard is the proliferation of mobile phones. People are carrying them around everywhere, including hospitals. When so many people have a mobile radio transmitter in their pocket...

Editing HIV Out of Our Genome with CRISPR

April 10, 2015 8:53 am | by University of Massachusetts Medical School | News | Comments

A component of the immune system found in normal bacteria, in its natural state CRISPR protects bacteria from viral invasion. Since its discovery, researchers have been furiously finding ways to program this system to quickly and selectively...

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Device Can Insert 'Cargo' into 100,000 Cells Per Minute

April 10, 2015 8:39 am | by University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

A new device developed by UCLA engineers and doctors eventually help scientists study the development of disease, enable them to capture improved images of the inside of cells and lead to other improvements in medical and biological research...

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Developing a Do-It-Yourself-Pancreas

April 10, 2015 8:30 am | by Charles Settles, Product Analyst, TechnologyAdvice | Blogs | Comments

Diabetes, the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S., receives the 37th-most research funding, according to the NIH. Seeing little progress, some diabetics are taking matters into their own hands. Health IT is one of the fastest growing...

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High Resolution Time Domain Reflectometer

April 9, 2015 4:53 pm | by Megger | Product Releases | Comments

Megger, a manufacturer and supplier of test equipment and measuring instruments for electrical power applications, now offers the TDR2010, a dual channel, high resolution time domain reflectometer (TDR) for locating faults on all metallic cables, including twisted pair wires...

Organ-on-a-Chip World Congress

April 9, 2015 4:20 pm | Events

The Organ-on-a-Chip World Congress focuses on an important and expanding field wherein cells are being assembled using microfluidics and Lab-on-a-Chip technologies in a functionally-relevant manner. These clusters of "assembled cells" have functional significance and can....

9 NIH-Funded Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostics Projects

April 9, 2015 3:55 pm | by National Institutes of Health | News | Comments

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded more than $11 million in first-year funding for nine research projects supporting enhanced diagnostics to rapidly detect...

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Synthetic Muscles Preparing to Launch into Space

April 9, 2015 3:48 pm | by DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory | News | Comments

Lenore Rasmussen's dream of developing a synthetic muscle that could be used to make better prosthetic limbs and more responsive robots will literally become airborne on April 13 at 4:33 p.m. when her experiment will rocket off to the...

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Detecting Lysosomal pH with Better Fluorescent Probes

April 9, 2015 2:24 pm | by Michigan Technological University | News | Comments

Lysosomes are the garbage disposals of animal cells. As the resources are limited in cells, organic materials are broken down and recycled a lot -- and that's what lysosomes do. Detecting problems with lysosomes is the focus of a new set of...

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Providing Timely Patient Access to High-Quality, Safe and Effective Medical Devices

April 9, 2015 11:19 am | by Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D. | Blogs | Comments

We know that patients with life-threatening or irreversibly debilitating conditions lack treatment and diagnostic options. For these patients, earlier access to promising new devices is critically important. At the same time, delayed access may...

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