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FDA’s Program Alignment Addresses New Regulatory Challenges

October 9, 2014 11:04 am | by Margaret A. Hamburg, Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration | Blogs | Comments

Over the last year, a group of senior FDA leaders, under my direction, were tasked to develop plans to modify FDA’s functions and processes in order to address new regulatory challenges. Among these challenges are: the increasing breadth and...

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Power of a Clinical Lab in the Home

October 9, 2014 10:58 am | by Cambridge Consultants | News | Comments

Product design and development firm Cambridge Consultants has unveiled a new approach to diagnostic instrument development. The Flow Health Hub brings the power of the clinical laboratory into the home – in the shape of a simple, cost-effective...

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Moving Nanoparticles Through the Body with Magnets

October 9, 2014 10:48 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

A long-sought goal of creating particles that can emit a colorful fluorescent glow in a biological environment, and that could be precisely manipulated into position within living cells, has been achieved by a team of researchers at MIT and...

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BMES Annual Meeting 2015

October 9, 2014 10:39 am | Events

Our Annual Meeting is the premier event for the Society and the field of biomedical engineering. BMES 2015 marks the continuation of long-standing traditions and newly established programs to illuminate innovations, recognize achievements...

BMES Annual Meeting 2014

October 9, 2014 10:33 am | Events

Welcome to the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society! Our Annual Meeting is the premier event for the Society and the field of biomedical engineering. This year’s theme, “Bioengineering Innovations to Catalyze Affordable Health Care...

Wearable Entertainment & Sports Toronto

October 9, 2014 10:21 am | Events

Join us in a discussion on how wearable technology is changing the way we make music, watch movies, train athletes and play sports. WEST is one full day of featured speakers, expert panels, announcements, demos and networking...

Developing Complex Biosensors with Synthetic Polymers

October 9, 2014 10:15 am | by Arizona State University | News | Comments

A new four-year, multi-million dollar award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency or DARPA will be used to develop the technology necessary to synthesize, screen, and sequence artificial genetic polymers composed of threose...

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Tracking Metastatic Cancer Through the Blood

October 9, 2014 10:07 am | by Thomas Jefferson University | News | Comments

The genetic fingerprint of a metastatic cancer is constantly changing, which means that the therapy that may have stopped a patient's cancer growth today, won't necessarily work tomorrow. Although doctors can continue to biopsy the cancer...

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Teflon-Like Coating for Improved Blood-Screening

October 9, 2014 10:02 am | by Ken Kingery, Duke University | News | Comments

A new technology to exponentially improve blood-screening for transfusions has leapfrogged its way from Duke University lab to corporate development. In an unusually streamlined tech-transfer deal, a two-year-old startup company founded...

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A Nobel Prize Winning Look into Single-Molecule Microscopy

October 9, 2014 9:55 am | by Karl Ritter and Malin Rising, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two Americans and a German scientist won the Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday for finding ways to make microscopes more powerful than previously thought possible, allowing scientists to see how diseases develop inside the tiniest cells...

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A Remote Control for Neurons

October 9, 2014 9:43 am | by The Rockefeller University | News | Comments

A proposal to develop a new way to remotely control brain cells from Sarah Stanley, a Research Associate in Rockefeller University’s Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, headed by Jeffrey M. Friedman, is among the first to receive funding...

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Thought-Controlled Prosthesis

October 9, 2014 9:37 am | by Chalmers University of Technology | News | Comments

For the first time, robotic prostheses controlled via implanted neuromuscular interfaces have become a clinical reality. A novel osseointegrated (bone-anchored) implant system gives patients new opportunities in their daily life and professional...

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Prosthetic Hand Restores the Sense of Touch

October 9, 2014 9:28 am | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

Even before he lost his right hand to an industrial accident 4 years ago, Igor Spetic had family open his medicine bottles. Cotton balls give him goose bumps. Now, blindfolded during an experiment, he feels his arm hairs rise when a researcher...

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3-D Printed Smart Vascularized Tissue

October 9, 2014 9:17 am | by George Washington University | News | Comments

A George Washington University researcher doing pioneering work toward the goal of 3-D printing complex tissues aims to help revolutionize the way the medical field conducts transplants. As the recipient of the 2014 Director's New Innovator...

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FDA Clearance: Are Your Mobile Applications Being Used for Diagnosis Without It?

October 9, 2014 8:30 am | by Pierre Lemire, President and CTO, Calgary Scientific | Blogs | Comments

On August 1st, the FDA released new rules that exempts many medical applications created for mobile devices from its regulatory scope. In general, the new rules are targeted at consumer applications and devices that the guidelines say are...

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