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'Lighting Up' Tumors with a Laser

January 21, 2015 8:57 am | News | Comments

With the goal of making it easier for surgeons to detect malignant tissue during surgery and hopefully reduce the rate of cancer recurrence, scientists have invented a new imaging system that causes tumors to “light up” when a hand-held laser is...

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Portable Stimulator Being Tested on Parkinson's Patients

January 21, 2015 8:43 am | News | Comments

Parkinson's disease is a slowly degenerative neurological disease that is expressed as impaired motor control, tremors, stiffness and, in later stages, problems with balance. The symptoms are caused by a lack of the signal substance dopamine and...

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PCIe Carrier Board

January 20, 2015 7:17 pm | VadaTech | Product Releases | Comments

VadaTech, a manufacturer of embedded boards and complete application-ready platforms, now offers a PCIe Gen3 carrier board that allows high-performance commercial video or other boards to be utilized in a MicroTCA system. The AMC104 provides the versatility of using high-end commercial graphics cards, which typically have short shelf lives, as removable mezza...

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Synthetic Diamond Development

January 20, 2015 5:32 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Building upon the company’s positive results, in 2015 Element Six will extend its research and development efforts to leverage synthetic diamond to enhance EUV optics power levels, help create environmentally friendly and cost-effective methods to treat industrial wastewater...

Multi-Display Controller Board

January 20, 2015 4:48 pm | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro Inc., now offers the robust CC10S, a multi-display controller board based on a Freescale ARM i.MX 6 Series processor. Providing full HD resolution to LCD TFT panel PCs from 7 to 15 inches, the CC10S combines powerful graphics and a compact form...

Making Wearables Effective Is Going to Be a Group Effort

January 20, 2015 4:14 pm | Blogs | Comments

Americans are constantly looking for new methods to drop undesirable weight. Last week, MDT’s Sean Fenske discussed a recently-approved implantable device that helps to control your appetite, by way of vagus nerve stimulation. As he points...

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13-Year-Old Boy Builds Braille Printer with Legos and Starts Company

January 20, 2015 2:05 pm | News | Comments

In Silicon Valley, it's never too early to become an entrepreneur. Just ask 13-year-old Shubham Banerjee. The California eighth-grader has launched a company to develop low-cost machines to print Braille, the tactile writing system for the visually...

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Tantalum Capacitor

January 20, 2015 1:42 pm | AVX | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has introduced a small and low profile tantalum capacitor: the new sub-millimeter 0201 TACmicrochip. Measuring only 0.6mm x 0.35mm x 0.35mm, the new 0201 E case TACmicrochip Series SMD tantalum capacitors deliver high CV (0.47?F / 6.3V) and low leakage (0.01CV) in an extremely small package...

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Researchers Open ‘Pandora’s Box’ of Potential Cancer Biomarkers

January 20, 2015 1:42 pm | News | Comments

A new analysis opens the door to discovery of thousands of potential new cancer biomarkers. Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center analyzed the global landscape of a portion of the genome that has not been previously...

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Injectable Hydrogel Forms Nanofiber Scaffold to Improve Healing

January 20, 2015 1:35 pm | News | Comments

Rice University scientists have found the balance necessary to aid healing with high-tech hydrogel. Rice chemist Jeffrey Hartgerink, lead author Vivek Kumar and their colleagues have created a new version of the hydrogel that can be injected...

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Voltage Controlled Oscillator

January 20, 2015 12:56 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCO55CXT-5685-5780 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates from 5685 MHz to 5780 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.3V~4.7V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -102 dBc/Hz @ 10 KHz offset and has excellent linearity. Output power is typically +0 dBm. Engineered and manufactured in the USA, the model CVCO55CXT-5685-5780 is package...

All Electric Medical Tray Sealer

January 20, 2015 12:27 pm | Atlas Vac Machine, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Atlas Vac Machine, LLC introduces the industry’s first medical tray sealer with an all-electric press which allows medical device packagers to directly measure downward force. Because the down-force “signature curve”...

Optical Kit-Style Linear Encoder

January 20, 2015 12:15 pm | Heidenhain Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

RSF Elektronik has released the MS 15 optical kit style linear encoder with the most advanced features available in the smallest mechanical profile in the industry. Available in North America through parent company HEIDENHAIN Corporation, the MS 15 is suited for motion applications in various industries such as metrology, semiconductor, medical, and...

Multimodal Fibers Deliver Drugs and Optical Signals Directly to the Brain

January 20, 2015 11:58 am | News | Comments

The human brain’s complexity makes it extremely challenging to study — not only because of its sheer size, but also because of the variety of signaling methods it uses simultaneously. Conventional neural probes are designed to record a single...

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Device Offers New Way to Model Sickle Cell Behavior

January 20, 2015 11:43 am | News | Comments

Patients with sickle cell disease often suffer from painful attacks known as vaso-occlusive crises, during which their sickle-shaped blood cells get stuck in tiny capillaries, depriving tissues of needed oxygen. Blood transfusions can sometimes...

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