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Computer Model Calculates Public Response to Disease Outbreaks

January 14, 2015 9:19 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Sometimes the response to the outbreak of a disease can make things worse — such as when people panic and flee, potentially spreading the disease to new areas. The ability to anticipate when such overreactions might occur could help public...

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First Contracting Human Muscle Grown in a Lab

January 14, 2015 9:08 am | by Ken Kingery, Duke University | News | Comments

In a laboratory first, Duke researchers have grown human skeletal muscle that contracts and responds just like native tissue to external stimuli such as electrical pulses, biochemical signals and pharmaceuticals. The lab-grown tissue should soon...

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Device Manipulates Differentiating Stem Cells

January 14, 2015 8:51 am | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

Electroporation is a powerful technique in molecular biology. By using an electrical pulse to create a temporary nanopore in a cell membrane, researchers can deliver chemicals, drugs, and DNA directly into a single cell. But existing electroporation...

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Thermosetting Dry-Type Polyester Molding Compound

January 13, 2015 9:37 pm | by Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America | Product Releases | Comments

Vyloglass is a thermosetting dry-type polyester molding compound developed with the use of Japan U-Pica Company’s exclusive technology. Exemplified in the manufacture of a Brush Holder for a Dynamic Motor, see attached specification brief...

FPGA Mezzanine Card

January 13, 2015 7:33 pm | by VadaTech | VadaTech | Product Releases | Comments

VadaTech, a manufacturer of embedded boards and complete application-ready platforms, has announced a new FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) that is both an A/D and D/A converter. The module is compliant to the VITA 57 specification and offers very high performance targeted towards RADAR, LTE/Broadband communications systems, ATE, Physics, and video/broadcast requirements...

How this Biomedical Engineer Landed Her Dream Job

January 13, 2015 4:32 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Editor, ECN | Blogs | Comments

Becoming a doctor was always an interest of mine. When I learned about biomedical engineering and the behind-the-scenes work of medicine, I knew I wanted to continue in that path. I wanted to be able to design and implement medical devices and...

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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...

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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...

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...

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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