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MRI Measurement Tools Help Diagnose Veterans' Traumatic Brain Injuries

March 18, 2015 2:36 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

More than 300,000 U.S. veterans have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury (TBI) in recent years, a legacy of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. But these numbers don't tell the whole story. While severe TBI can be obvious, milder cases...

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Molecular Tool Assesses Vaginal Microbiome Health

March 18, 2015 2:31 pm | by Lancaster University | News | Comments

A new microarray-based tool, called VaginArray, offers the potential to provide a fast, reliable and low-cost assessment of vaginal health and diagnoses of infections. The research is published ahead of print March 2, in Antimicrobial Agents...

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Speech-Based System for Early Detection of Alzheimer's

March 18, 2015 2:26 pm | by University of the Basque Country | News | Comments

The ELEKIN research group of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country is working to develop various non-invasive methodologies for the early detection of Alzheimer's disease. One of the ELEKIN group's lines of research is biomedical...

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Conductive Foam Gaskets

March 18, 2015 1:06 pm | by Tech-Etch, Inc. | Tech-Etch, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Available as standard gaskets, custom designs or sheet stock, durable 2700 Series Conductive Foam has X, Y and Z axis conductivity for maximum EMI shielding attenuation. The material is ideal for computer, router and telecom I/O shielding. It is offered with or without pressure...

Stock Components Catalog

March 18, 2015 12:40 pm | by Qosina | Qosina | Product Releases | Comments

The New 2015 Qosina Catalog offers easy browsing of thousands of stock components on a one-centimeter grid. Qosina has the largest selection of parts for the medical OEM, kit packer and pharmaceutical industries, offering free samples, low minimums, and Just-in-Time (JIT) delivery...

Programmable 600W Power Supplies

March 18, 2015 11:36 am | by Saelig Company, Inc. | Saelig Company, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company, Inc. has introduced the BENCH range of economical programmable power supplies - compact, remote-controllable, single-output DC power supplies with available power output up to 600W. The range includes voltages from 20V to 1000V output, and 1.5A to 30A current to a maximum...

3 Tips for a Successful Outsourced Device Launch

March 18, 2015 11:21 am | by Tom Nadal, Director of Business Development, CleanCut Technologies | CleanCut Technologies | Articles | Comments

Whether you’re a seasoned medical device professional or a recent grad stepping into your first full-time position in marketing, engineering, operations, quality, or regulatory at a medtech OEM, chances are you’ll be a contributing member...

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Malaria Test for Ancient Human Remains

March 18, 2015 11:10 am | by Jim Shelton, Yale University | News | Comments

Ancient malaria patients, the anthropologist will see you now. A Yale University scientist has developed a promising new method to identify malaria in the bone marrow of ancient human remains. It is the first time researchers have been...

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Mobile App Speeds Treatment for Heart Attack Patients

March 18, 2015 10:35 am | by MedStar Washington Hospital Center | News | Comments

A new study has found that a mobile app conceived at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center is allowing heart attack patients to be treated more quickly – some an average of 30 percent faster -- reducing...

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Newly Developed Technology Dissects Properties of Single Stem Cells

March 18, 2015 10:31 am | by University of North Carolina School of Medicine | News | Comments

The human gut is a remarkable thing. Every week the intestines regenerate a new lining, sloughing off the equivalent surface area of a studio apartment and refurbishing it with new cells. For decades, researchers have known that the party...

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Mobile System Captures High-Resolution Images Inside the Eye

March 18, 2015 10:23 am | by Mike Williams, Rice University | News | Comments

A smart and simple method developed at Rice University to image a patient’s eye could help monitor eye health and spot signs of macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, especially in developing nations. The patient-operated, portable...

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A New Test for Children with Concussions

March 18, 2015 10:02 am | by McGill University | News | Comments

Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, at McGill University and the MUHC, are working to develop a much needed tool for helping diagnose concussions or mild traumatic brain injuries suffered by thousands of...

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'Sunglasses on Demand' Change Color at the Touch of a Button

March 18, 2015 9:58 am | by American Chemical Society | Videos | Comments

Apart from their style, sunglasses have changed very little in the last few decades. Photochromic lenses that change from clear to tinted in sunlight were a big breakthrough. Now new research from ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces could...

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Rocket Science May Improve Kidney Dialysis

March 18, 2015 9:51 am | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | News | Comments

A team of researchers in the United Kingdom has found a way to redesign an artificial connection between an artery and vein, known as an Arterio-Venous Fistulae, which surgeons form in the arms of people with end-stage renal disease so that...

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Green Tea Could Help Improve MRIs

March 18, 2015 9:44 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Green tea’s popularity has grown quickly in recent years. Its fans can drink it, enjoy its flavor in their ice cream and slather it on their skin with lotions infused with it. Now, the tea could have a new, unexpected role — to improve the image...

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