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Drive Cable with Multi-Stranded Flexible Torque Shaft

February 19, 2015 3:11 pm | by ASAHI INTECC USA, INC. | ASAHI INTECC USA, INC. | Product Releases | Comments

Asahi Intecc now offers high speed rotation stainless steel miniature drive cables for medical device and industrial applications requiring diameters less than 1/3”. The Asahi Drive Cable is a multi-layer, multi-filar, stranded flexible shaft with high bi-directional torque transmission properties with minimal backlash or lag. The multi-stranded...

Mobile App Could Help Diagnose Chronic Health Issues

February 19, 2015 2:14 pm | by Columbia University Medical Center | News | Comments

Smartphones and tablets may hold the key to getting more nurses to diagnose patients with chronic health issues like obesity, smoking, and depression -- three of the leading causes of preventable death and disability. Mobile devices loaded...

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Wireless Minute: Implantable 'Cortical Modem' to Cure Sight Loss

February 19, 2015 1:56 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Wireless Minute, Google Glass has become the popular death knell many in the industry are now sounding, loudly. Maybe it’s just bad design, or maybe it’s the same shot that sunk analog glass, you know, before the hipster resurrection...

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Lab Tests and Ultrasounds Identify Children Who Need Surgical Treatment for Appendicitis

February 19, 2015 1:44 pm | by American College of Surgeons | News | Comments

Data from two standard diagnostic tests commonly obtained in children evaluated for abdominal pain--when combined--can improve the ability of emergency department physicians and pediatric surgeons to identify those patients who should be...

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Neck Pain Can be Changed through Virtual Reality

February 19, 2015 1:41 pm | by Association for Psychological Science | News | Comments

Using virtual reality to misrepresent how far the neck is turned can actually change pain experiences in individuals who suffer from chronic neck pain, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association...

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Polyimide-Filled Polytetrafluoroethylene Compound

February 19, 2015 1:41 pm | by Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. | Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Bal Seal Engineering, Inc. has expanded its line of seal materials to include SP191, a polyimide-filled polytetrafluoroethylene compound. The company says the properties of the new material make it ideal for use in gas compressors, oxygen intensifier systems, and other medical equipment requiring low friction sealing in humid...

EMI/RFI Shielding Product Guide

February 19, 2015 11:09 am | by Tech-Etch, Inc. | Tech-Etch, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The EMI/RFI Shielding Product Guide from Tech-Etch describes and pictures shielding products in a useful side-by-side comparison format. The eight-page brochure compares mounting, composition, size range, effective compression range, type of seal, contact interface, and performance data for all standard EMI shielding products. These include beryllium copper finger stock configured as alternate...

Near-Perfect Antibacterial Coating Materials

February 19, 2015 11:06 am | by Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences | News | Comments

Ruthless with bacteria, harmless to human cells. New, durable antibacterial coatings of nanocomposites, developed at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, will in future help to improve the hygiene...

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Developing a New Web of Connected Healthcare Products

February 19, 2015 10:59 am | by Cees Links, CEO and Founder, Greenpeak Technologies | Articles | Comments

There are four components to a web connected health care product. Three are obvious – sensors, internet connectivity and a smart phone. The fourth – the analytics for the data itself - is finally getting the awareness it deserves. Today...

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Combination of Imaging Methods Improves Diagnostics

February 19, 2015 10:32 am | by Helmholtz Zentrum Muenchen - German Research Centre for Environmental Health | News | Comments

Scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technische Universität München have succeeded in a breakthrough for the further development of contrast agents and consequently improved diagnostics with...

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Air Filter Built Using Material from Surgical Gloves

February 19, 2015 10:26 am | by Stanford School of Engineering | News | Comments

In the past few years, Yi Cui has made several business trips to China. Each time he has found himself choked by smog produced by automobiles and coal power plants. After a few of these trips, Cui, an associate professor of...  

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Lead Screws

February 19, 2015 10:12 am | by Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions proudly announces the addition of Kerk Micro Series lead screws to the Haydon Kerk Express web store with three different leads available for 24-hour shipment. Standard and “prototype” style nuts also are available. Haydon Kerk, an innovator in linear motion solutions, has applied its extensive knowledge...

Mobile Cancer Survivor Clinic in a Fully Equipped 18-Wheeler

February 19, 2015 10:07 am | by UT Southwestern Medical Center | News | Comments

UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Moncrief Cancer Institute and Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center debuted the Mobile Cancer Survivor Clinic – a custom-designed, $1.1 million, fully equipped 18-wheeler that can deliver follow-up...

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Self-Healing Hydrogel for Long-Term Drug Delivery

February 19, 2015 9:56 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Scientists are interested in using gels to deliver drugs because they can be molded into specific shapes and designed to release their payload over a specified time period. However, current versions aren’t always practical because must be...

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Human Organs–on–Chips Nominated for Design of the Year 2015

February 19, 2015 9:19 am | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard | News | Comments

The Wyss Institute's human organs–on–chips have been nominated for Design of the Year 2015 by the Design Museum in London and will be put on display as part of the museum's Designs of the Year 2015 Exhibition. The Designs of the Year Exhibition...

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