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Protein-Based Material Has Some Nerve to It

October 15, 2014 10:23 am | by University of California - Berkeley | News | Comments

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have taken proteins from nerve cells and used them to create a "smart" material that is extremely sensitive to its environment. This marriage of materials science and biology could give birth to a...

Reprogrammed Skin Cells Could Lead to Alzheimer’s Cure

October 15, 2014 10:01 am | by University of Wollongong | News | Comments

Neuroscientists from UOW are reprogramming skin cells in order to discover new treatments and ultimately a cure for a range of devastating brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Schizophrenia and Motor Neurone Disease. Dr Lezanne Ooi, from the...

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FDA Approved Leads Safe for Full-Body MRI Scans

October 15, 2014 9:46 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of its CapSureFix Novus MRI SureScan 5076 Lead for use with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The lead is approved for MRI scans positioned on any region of the body when...

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Regenerative Medicine: The Future Has Arrived

October 15, 2014 8:30 am | by David Green, CEO, Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology | Articles | Comments

Regenerative medicine is a quickly growing field that offers the potential to repair and replace damaged cells, tissue and organs. Although the field has shown rapid growth over the last decade, it still must overcome a series of hurdles before...

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New York State: A Beacon for Bio/Med Growth

October 15, 2014 8:30 am | by Jessica Crawford, President, MedTech Association | Blogs | Comments

The Bio/Med Breakthroughs: Advancing New York’s Innovation Economy industry report by MedTech, the trade association for bioscience and medical technology (Bio/Med) companies in New York, which was launched at MEDTECH 2014, reveals a number...

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New Environmentally-Friendly Polyurethane Potting Compound

October 15, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Epoxies has released a new plant-based potting, casting and encapsulating compound for electronic applications with low toxicity requirements. Called 20-2121 Polyurethane, this environmentally-friendly alternative to conventional potting compounds is made from natural...

Molding Services in Cleanroom Environment

October 15, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Sil-Pro, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

Sil-Pro has announced the completion of 6,000 additional square feet of ISO Class 7 cleanroom space. The new space is a response to an increased demand for contract manufacturing/assembly applications, as well as thermoplastic molding, by new and existing customers...

Device to Enable Pain-Free Injections

October 14, 2014 3:42 pm | by American Society of Anesthesiologists | News | Comments

Imagine no tears during infant vaccines and no fear of the needle for those old enough to know what’s coming. Such painless injections could be possible with a device that applies pressure and vibration while the needle is inserted in the skin...

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Sensor to Help Optimize Fit of Prosthetics

October 14, 2014 3:29 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

As an amputee walks on a prosthetic leg during the day, the natural fluid in the leg shifts and the muscles shrink slightly. Now imagine the problem that poses for the fit of the prosthesis. There’s a growing need for a solution. The national...

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FDA Approved Software Solution Offers Efficient Monitoring of Lung Cancer Treatment

October 14, 2014 3:15 pm | by Columbia University Medical Center | News | Comments

Columbia University’s imaging software that facilitates 3D lung tumor segmentation, licensed to Varian Medical Systems, has been incorporated into the Smart Segmentation module of Varian’s Eclipse treatment planning system and has received FDA...

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Experimental Test Reveals Sinus Problems as Allergic, Viral or Bacterial Issue

October 14, 2014 3:09 pm | by Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science | News | Comments

It’s that time of the year where a perfect storm of fall allergies and cold and flu season will send hordes of sniffling sneezing sufferers to the doctor’s office. Currently, physicians don’t have a quick way to tell if sinus problems are allergic, viral...

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STERIS to Acquire Synergy Health

October 14, 2014 3:02 pm | by STERIS Corporation | News | Comments

STERIS Corporation and Synergy Health, plc has announced that STERIS is commencing a "recommended offer" under U.K. law to acquire Synergy in a cash and stock transaction valued at £19.50 ($31.35) per Synergy share, or a total of approximately...

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FDA Seeks to Address Cybersecurity Challenges in Medical Devices

October 14, 2014 2:39 pm | by Suzanne B. Schwartz, M.D., M.B.A., Director of Emergency Preparedness/Operations & Medical Countermeasures, CDRH | Blogs | Comments

Cyber vulnerabilities – bugs or loopholes in software codes or other unintentional access points – are a real and constant threat to our networked laptops, mobile phones, or tablets. The Heartbleed virus and security breaches at major retailers...

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EyeWear Computer Assists Vision Impaired

October 14, 2014 1:09 pm | by Monash University | News | Comments

Monash researchers have scooped an award at an international symposium on wearable computers. A Monash PhD student Titus Tang and his supervisor Dr Wai Ho Li, from Monash Vision Group and the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering won the Best Paper Award...

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WHO Seeks Medical Devices, Engineers to Combat Ebola

October 14, 2014 12:47 pm | by AAMI | News | Comments

The World Health Organization is issuing a call for medical devices, biomedical engineers, and “innovative health technologies” to help combat the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,000 people, primarily in West Africa, and rattled nerves in the United States, where one person has died...

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