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DNA Testing Chip Delivers Results in One Hour, Paves Way for Personalized Drug Treatments

April 29, 2013 4:11 pm | by IMEC Videos Comments

Panasonic, together with the Belgium-based research institution IMEC, has developed a DNA testing chip that automates all stages of obtaining genetic information, including preprocessing. This development is expected to enable personalized, tailor-made therapy to become widespread.

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Remote-Monitored Prostheses

April 26, 2013 2:58 pm | by CTIA Videos Comments

Amputees are enjoying an improved quality of life with wireless enabled prostheses. The prosthetic sends data to the care-giver to make better informed adjustments, and the patient can even make adjustments from their mobile phone.      

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Glasses Read to the Blind

April 25, 2013 11:24 am | by Florida International University Videos Comments

A unique pair of eyeglasses developed by a Florida International Univ. student team could revolutionize the lives of the blind, enabling them to walk into a library or a store, pick up any book or a can of soup and read it. The Eyetalk concept has been hailed by venture investors as a potentially breakthrough product that could make a difference for disabled people worldwide.

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Implant Brings High Hopes for Back Pain Relief

April 25, 2013 9:35 am | by ReutersTV Videos Comments

A new spinal implant developed in Israel, has radically improved the life of at least one patient who, four years ago, believed he would spend his twilight years in constant pain. Seventy-nine-year-old Moshav farmer Yehuda Schwartz suffered from a debilitating back condition common among senior citizens but says, since receiving the implant, he's been given a new lease on life.

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Exploring the Environment of an Explosion

April 24, 2013 9:53 am | by Georgia Tech Videos Comments

To study the effects of improvised explosive devices on soldiers and help provide continuing treatment, Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) researchers have developed IBESS, a sensor system that measures the physical environment of an explosion and collects data that can correlate what the soldier experienced with long-term outcomes.

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Additive Manufacturing Changes Everything

April 9, 2013 11:18 am | by University of Connecticut Videos Comments

The University of Connecticut and Pratt & Whitney have created one of the most advanced additive manufacturing laboratories in the country. The new Pratt & Whitney Additive Manufacturing Innovation Center at UConn is the first additive manufacturing facility in the Northeast to work with metals rather than plastics.

Demonstration: Adaptive Material Inspired by Tears

April 8, 2013 3:33 pm | by Kristen Kusek, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard Videos Comments

As demonstrated in these videos, sitting at rest, the adaptive and multifunctional material is smooth, clear and flat; droplets of water or oil on its omniphobic surface flow freely down its surface. Stretching or bending it makes the fluid surface rougher. The rough surface is opaque, and also confers the ability to precisely control the movement of water or oil droplets.

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Future Organ Production a Possibility with 3D Stem Cell Printer

April 4, 2013 10:45 am | by Reuters Videos Comments

For the first time scientists have printed human embryonic stem cells using a 3D printer. The Heriot-Watt University team's research could eventually lead to human organs being printed on demand and an end to animal drug testing. Jim Drury reports.

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SciFri 061512 Hour 1: Emergency Contraception, Microbiome Project, Bacterial Armor, Sylvia Earle

June 18, 2012 12:36 pm Podcasts Comments

How the morning-after pill works, scoping out the trillions of germs that call the healthy human body home, seeing a bacterial protective protein coat, and a tour of Sylvia Earle's desk.

SciFri 061512 Hour 2: Dating Cave Art, Peter Piot, Visualizing Statistics

June 18, 2012 12:36 pm Podcasts Comments

Dating a red disk painted in a Spanish cave over 40,800 years ago, a virus hunter recalls the discovery of Ebola and HIV, and how turning data into faces makes people take notice.

SciFri 060812 Hour 1: Flame Malware, Stem Cells and Vascular Disease, Flame Challenge Winner

June 9, 2012 10:37 am Podcasts Comments

Tracking malicious computer code, a link between stem cells and vascular disease, and understanding how a flame works.

Futures in Biotech 94: Getting DNA Right-s

June 9, 2012 10:36 am Podcasts Comments

Host: Marc Pelletier Co-Host: Denise Howell We navigate the waters of Biotechnology. Gene patents, how do you get them and why are they there? And once you have them, how are you going to finance your company and move forward? Guest: Eileen Smith Ewing - Shareholder,...

Living Hinges - Protomold Design Tips for Injection Molding

June 8, 2012 12:39 pm | by protolabsinc Videos Comments

In this installment of Design Tips for Plastic Injection Molding, Kevin Crystal talks about designing living hinges in plastic parts. Using the Protomold Design Cube, Kevin demonstrates the best resins to use when designing living hinges.

Structural Adhesives Video

June 8, 2012 9:39 am | by fabricoconverting | Fabrico, Inc. Videos Comments

Structural adhesives, in both liquid and tape formats, are used in a growing number of applications as replacements for mechanical fasteners, in automotive, construction, medical and energy markets. Watch Fabrico's video on Structural Adhesives to learn more.

OSCON 2011: Karen Sandler

June 6, 2012 5:39 am | by oreillymedia Videos Comments

Karen Sandler (GNOME Foundation)

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