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Laser Research Optics

February 25, 2015 12:04 pm | by Laser Research Optics | Laser Research Optics | Product Releases | Comments

A full line of laser-grade zinc selenide (ZnSe) optics including discs, output couplers, and mirrors that are optimized for medical Nd:Yag laser OEMs is available from Laser Research Optics of Providence, Rhode Island. Laser Research ZnSe Optics are optimized at 1064 nm and 10.6 microns for Nd:Yag lasers and include plano-convex and plane-parallel discs, output couplers, and mirrors. Suitab...

3 Ways an Algorithm Could Help Me Lose Ten Pounds

February 25, 2015 11:09 am | by Kerri McMaster, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Office, Performance Lab | Articles | Comments

The makers of wearable devices are now very awake to the importance of prompting positive behavioral change. Many customers are buying these wearables or their attendant apps with the expectation that they will lose weight, get fitter, or...

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Design Helps People Sit In and Stand Out of Wheelchairs

February 25, 2015 10:39 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Medical device manufacturers can license, develop and manufacture a Purdue University design that incorporates an electric seat lift and integrated walker that could help users more easily sit into and get out of a traditional wheelchair...

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Zinc Test Could Help Diagnose Breast Cancer Early

February 25, 2015 10:29 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

A team, led by Oxford University scientists, took techniques normally used to analyze trace metal isotopes for studying climate change and planetary formation and applied them to how the human body processes metals. In a world-first the...

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Audio Waveform Technology Transforms Smartphones into Medical Devices

February 25, 2015 10:25 am | by Lionsgate Technologies (LGTmedical) | News | Comments

LionsGate Technologies, Inc. (LGTmedical), a privately-held medical device company, announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a patent for its pulse oximetry technology based on the Kenek Core proprietary...

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High-Precision Measuring Station

February 25, 2015 10:21 am | by Mahr Federal, Inc. | Mahr Federal, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Mahr has introduced a new high-precision measuring station to measure and evaluate optical components, including freeform, aspheric, and spherical lenses. Developed to provide quick 2D and 3D testing to support the entire lens production process, the MarForm MFU 200 Aspheric 3D is CNC operated with nine...

Flexible Nanosensors for Wearable Devices

February 25, 2015 10:18 am | by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid | News | Comments

A new method developed at the Institute of Optoelectronics Systems and Microtechnology (ISOM) from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) will enable the fabrication of optical nanosensors capable of...

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Scientists Grow Leg Muscle from Cells in a Dish

February 25, 2015 10:10 am | by EMBO | News | Comments

A team of researchers from Italy, Israel and the United Kingdom has succeeded in generating mature, functional skeletal muscles in mice using a new approach for tissue engineering. The scientists grew a leg muscle starting from engineered...

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New App Helps Patients with Chronic Pain Safely Monitor Opioid Use

February 25, 2015 9:49 am | by University Health Network (UHN) | News | Comments

A new, first-of-its-kind app has launched to help patients suffering from chronic pain track their opioid use and measure pain levels to assist with the safe use of opioids. The My Opioid Manager (MyOM) app, developed at Toronto Rehab...

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Skin Test May Shed New Light on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases

February 25, 2015 9:17 am | by American Academy of Neurology (AAN) | News | Comments

Scientists have discovered a skin test that may shed new light on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, according to a study released today will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 67th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C...

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Nanotechnology Enhances Medications for Breast Cancer Treatment

February 25, 2015 9:12 am | by University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

In greater than 90 percent of cases in which treatment for metastatic cancer fails, the reason is that the cancer is resistant to the drugs being used. To treat drug-resistant tumors, doctors typically use multiple drugs simultaneously, a...

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3 Research Projects for Assistive Technologies Receive Funding

February 25, 2015 8:58 am | by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | News | Comments

A prosthetic hand controlled by the nervous system, robotic clothing to help people with walking, and biosensors to monitor how patients use equipment or exercise during rehabilitation are the focus of three research projects awarded £5.3...

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Nanoparticles and Genetic Interference May Tackle 'Untreatable' Brain Tumors

February 25, 2015 8:42 am | by American Friends of Tel Aviv University | News | Comments

There are no effective available treatments for sufferers of Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most aggressive and devastating form of brain tumor. The disease, always fatal, has a survival rate of only 6-18 months. Now a new...

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Oral Sensors Are No Longer Science Fiction

February 25, 2015 8:30 am | by Charles Settles, Product Analyst, TechnologyAdvice | Blogs | Comments

Oral implantation of “microchips” has long been a focus of conspiracy theorists, but advances in both miniaturization and medical software mean this oft-ridiculed concept is quickly becoming reality. Almost every dentist that’s been practicing...

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Moving Toward a National Medical Device Postmarket Surveillance System

February 25, 2015 8:30 am | by Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D. and Thomas P. Gross, M.D., MPH | Blogs | Comments

Despite rigorous premarket evaluation, what really counts is how well a medical device works when it’s used day-to-day by patients, caregivers and clinicians. Beyond clinical trials, real-life patient experience may reveal unanticipated...

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