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Hospital Execs Have Data Security, But Don’t Know Which Brand

February 25, 2015 2:29 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

Confidentiality and online security are hot topics everywhere, including in hospitals. The 2015 Healthcare Technology Purchasing report from peer60 reported that over 24 percent of hospitals plan to purchase data security technology in...

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Bacterial Infections Associated with Duodenoscopes: FDA’s Actions to Better Understand the Problem and What Can be Done to Mitigate It

February 25, 2015 2:16 pm | by William Maisel, M.D., M.P.H. | Blogs | Comments

Duodenoscopes are flexible, lighted tubes that are threaded through the mouth, throat, and stomach into the top of the small intestine (duodenum). Duodenoscopes are used in more than 500,000 procedures, called endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography...

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Custom Contact Lenses for Growing Eye Slows Myopia Progression

February 25, 2015 1:56 pm | by Wolters Kluwer Health | News | Comments

A technique called orthokeratology ("Ortho-K")--using custom-made contact lenses to shape the growing eye--has a significant effect in slowing the progression of myopia (nearsightedness) in children, according to a research review in...

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Twitter Could Bring Better Understanding of Vaccine Refusal Patterns

February 25, 2015 1:44 pm | by George Washington University | News | Comments

A team of researchers has developed a new way to understand vaccine refusal by drawing upon an unlikely resource: Twitter. “People really do tweet about everything, and conversations about vaccines are no exception,” said David Broniatowski...

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Custom Decals

February 25, 2015 12:15 pm | by Nameplates For Industry, Inc. (NFi) | Nameplates For Industry, Inc. (NFi) | Product Releases | Comments

Custom decals that can be produced in a wide range of complex shapes and sizes with only a 10 piece minimum, for interior and outdoor use, are being manufactured by Nameplates For Industry, Inc. of New Bedford, Massachusetts. NFi Custom Decals feature full-color imaging with bright colors including metallic inks and can be printed on a variety of materials with reflective phosphorescent, met...

Flush Cutter

February 25, 2015 12:09 pm | by Xuron Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

An ergonomic plastics degating tool that employs by-pass cutting rather than conventional compression cutting to produce clean, flat cuts without edge deformation is available from Xuron Corp. of Saco, Maine. The Xuron® Model 2175A Maxi-Shear Flush Cutter is ideal for removing molded plastic parts from sprues because it employs by-pass cutting which produces clean, flat cuts without the edg...

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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