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Ion Pump Implant Gives the Body Its Own Pain Alleviation

May 13, 2015 9:30 am | by Linköping University | News | Comments

A small ion pump in organic electronics is giving new hope to people suffering from severe nerve pain. Researchers at Linköping University (LiU) and Karolinska Institutet (KI) are the first in the world with technology that can stop pain impulses...

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Molecular 'Switch' Promotes Heart Cell Maturation

May 13, 2015 9:14 am | by University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine | News | Comments

A molecular switch that seems to be essential for embryonic heart cells to grow into more mature, adult-like heart cells has been discovered. The discovery should help scientist better understand how human hearts mature. Of particular interest...

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siRNA-Toting Nanoparticles Inhibit Breast Cancer Metastasis

May 13, 2015 9:07 am | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University combined finely crafted nanoparticles with one of nature’s potent disrupters to prevent the spread of triple-negative breast cancer in mouse models. The highly aggressive cancer subtype is...

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One-Hour Chikungunya Test

May 13, 2015 9:03 am | by Entomological Society of America | News | Comments

Scientists at a U.S. Army research center have modified an assay that tests whether or not a sample of mosquitoes harbors the virus responsible for the disease known as chikungunya (CHIKV), long a problem in the Old World tropics but recently...

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New Assay Simplifies Gene Sequencing Analysis

May 13, 2015 9:00 am | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center and Thermo Fisher Scientific have developed and tested a new tool that searches for the most common genetic anomalies seen in cancer. The assay demonstrates the ability...

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The Key to a Complete IoT or Cloud Solution

May 13, 2015 8:30 am | by Marten L. Smith, Staff Engineer, Medical Products Group, Microchip Technology Inc. | Blogs | Comments

There are definitely design challenges in developing medical devices that are connected one to another via technologies such as Bluetooth, Low Energy, or Wi-Fi. However, the larger challenge for most companies is that of tying together...

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Personal Microbiomes Shown to Contain Unique 'Fingerprints'

May 12, 2015 4:06 pm | by Harvard School of Public Health | News | Comments

A new study shows that the microbial communities we carry in and on our bodies—known as the human microbiome—have the potential to uniquely identify individuals, much like a fingerprint. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health researchers...

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New Technique Monitors the Assembly of Nanoparticles

May 12, 2015 3:46 pm | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

A new technique invented at MIT can measure the relative positions of tiny particles as they flow through a fluidic channel, potentially offering an easy way to monitor the assembly of nanoparticles, or to study how mass is distributed within...

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Virtual Heart Models and Robot-Cell Hybrids

May 12, 2015 3:41 pm | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Today the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced two, five-year, center-scale awards totaling $8.75 million to advance the state-of-the-art in medical and cyber-physical systems (CPS). One project will develop "Cyberheart"--a platform...

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MedTech Memoirs: Brain Surgery

May 12, 2015 1:33 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

Brain surgery is perhaps one of the oldest practiced medical procedures. There is a surprising amount of evidence tracing it back to the Neolithic (late stone age) period. Many unearthed remains of successful brain operations and surgical instruments...

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Spectral Decomposition for Fast Servo Control

May 12, 2015 1:17 pm | by Delta Tau Data Systems | Product Releases | Comments

Delta Tau now offers a new control method called Spectral Decomposition to improve the productivity of systems that use fast-tool actuators. Spectral Decomposition works with a variety of fast-tool actuators—including voice-coil motors, piezo crystals, laser...

MedTech Innovation Everywhere, Even in Space

May 12, 2015 11:55 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

The coming demise of innovation in the medtech space has been extensively covered by an array of speakers, bloggers, and industry experts. Most often, the 2.3% excise tax on medical device sales is targeted as a primary reason. The FDA is also...

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Implantable Microscope Allows Deep Brain Exploration

May 12, 2015 11:41 am | by University of Colorado Denver | News | Comments

A team of neuroscientists and bioengineers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have created a miniature, fiber-optic microscope designed to peer deeply inside a living brain. The researchers, including scientists from the...

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Custom Bearings: 4 Advantages for Your Design

May 12, 2015 11:19 am | by Mark Bos, VP of Business Development, National Bearings | Articles | Comments

Standard bearings are made from standard materials. Chrome steel bearings are subject to corrosion and the design will be complicated by the necessity of protecting the bearing from contamination. Stainless steel bearings are made from 440C...

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Blind Mother Receives 3D Printed Ultrasound of Her Unborn Son

May 12, 2015 11:08 am | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Videos | Comments

This past weekend, a blind mother received a truly remarkable Mother’s Day present. 30-year-old Tatiana Guerra arrived for her ultrasound during her 20th week of pregnancy, and was unexpectedly gifted a 3D-printed relief sculpture of her son’s face...

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