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The Pet Peeve of Assisted Animal Mobility, Solved with Legos

January 13, 2015 4:08 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

There are plenty of options for someone with mobility issues – wheelchairs, canes, walkers, and prostheses exist to help people keep in step. The ability to move forward independently is often taken for granted – but ask anyone who has gone...

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Piezo Nanopositioning Stages

January 13, 2015 3:56 pm | by Aerotech, Inc. | Aerotech, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Aerotech QNP-XY series piezo nanopositioning stages provide the resolution, linearity, repeatability, and high dynamics required for the most demanding applications from microscopy to optics alignment. With resolution to 0.15 nm, linearity to 0.007%, and repeatability to 2 nm, nanometer-level precision is assured. With the highest dynamics (resonant frequency and stiffness) of any other...

Handheld Barcode Readers

January 13, 2015 2:45 pm | by DENSO ADC | Product Releases | Comments

DENSO ADC, the Americas sales arm of DENSO Wave Incorporated, inventor of the QR Code, announced new BHT-1300-CE wireless and batch, 1-D and 2-D handheld barcode terminals. The compact, lightweight devices feature the Windows Embedded Compact 7 operating system...

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Video Game Technology Measures Movement in Muscular Dystrophy Patients

January 13, 2015 2:00 pm | by Nationwide Children's Hospital | News | Comments

Researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital have developed a way to measure upper extremity movement in patients with muscular dystrophy using interactive video game technology. Their hope is to expand inclusion criteria for clinical trials...

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'NanoVelcro' Extracts and Analyzes Tumor Cells

January 13, 2015 1:52 pm | by Shaun Mason, UCLA | News | Comments

An international group led by scientists at UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute has developed a new method for effectively extracting and analyzing cancer cells circulating in patients’ blood. Circulating tumor cells are cancer cells that...

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Large Digital Pressure Switch

January 13, 2015 12:45 pm | by Pisco Usa, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

PISCO USA, INC.’s new Large Digital Pressure Switch/Sensor 31 Series offers easy and efficient changeover from seven different units of pressure. Virtually eliminating the need for conversion, the 31 Series display can be set to and easily changed from psi, inHg, kPa,...

Nanolaser Biosensor Could Detect Biomarkers of Cancer or Alzheimer's

January 13, 2015 11:53 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

A simple method to sense DNA, as well as potential biomarker proteins of cancer or other diseases such as Alzheimer’s, may soon be within reach – thanks to the work of a team of Yokohama National University researchers in Japan. As the team...

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Model RS Linear Drive

January 13, 2015 11:44 am | by Amacoil, Inc. | Amacoil, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Amacoil-Uhing Model RS drive nut provides smooth backlash-free linear motion in machine design. Unlike a screw, the RS drive nut runs on a smooth shaft without threads. This eliminates the potential for clogged threads and jamming. If debris does become lodged in the drive nut's travel path, the drive simply slips until the operator can remove the obstruction. Slipping, as opposed to the...

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Health and Biotech Highlights at CES 2015

January 13, 2015 11:36 am | by International CES | Videos | Comments

Health and biotech innovation that changes the way we live our lives and monitor our bodies highlighted at CES 2015...                                     

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Wearable Sensors Gather Lots of Data…Now to Make It Useful

January 13, 2015 11:27 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

It's not just about how many steps you've taken or how many calories you've burned in a day. Wearable fitness trackers and health monitors are becoming more commonplace and diverse, but just what do you do with all of that data? "We have a lot...

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Environmentally Friendly Cold Plasma Removes Resistant Norovirus

January 13, 2015 11:21 am | by American Society for Microbiology | News | Comments

Treating surfaces with cold atmospheric pressure plasma (CAPP) may reduce the risk of transmitting norovirus, a contagious virus leading to stomach pain, nausea and diarrhea, according to a new study. The work, published this week in mBio...

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Glass Microbubbles Provide Low-Cost CD4+ T Cell Testing

January 13, 2015 11:07 am | by World Scientific | News | Comments

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) disease represents a global health problem concern in the world especially in many areas of Africa. According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), there were 24.7 million people...

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App Conducts Research on Breast Cancer and Alzheimer's While Your Phone Charges

January 13, 2015 10:45 am | by Bjorn Carey, Stanford University | News | Comments

Your smartphone is already great for sending email, checking sports scores and sharing photos of your lunch. Now it can help battle cancer, Alzheimer's and other diseases, thanks to a new app developed by Stanford scientists and Sony. The...

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Microfluidic Device Observes T Cell Interaction

January 13, 2015 10:02 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

The immune system is a complex network of many different cells working together to defend against invaders. Successfully fighting off an infection depends on the interactions between these cells. A new device developed by MIT engineers offers...

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Sepsis Pathogen Detection Without a Blood Culture

January 13, 2015 9:28 am | by Pure Communications Inc. | News | Comments

T2 Biosystems, a company developing innovative diagnostic products to improve patient health, today announced that results from its pivotal trial evaluating its lead products, the T2Candida Panel and the T2Dx Instrument were published online...

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