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Technique Could Make Sub-Wavelength Images at Radio Frequencies

June 18, 2014 9:30 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Comments

Imaging and mapping of electric fields at radio frequencies (RF)* currently requires the use of metallic structures such as dipoles, probes and reference antennas. To make such measurements efficiently, the size of these structures needs...

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CareFusion Launches Comprehensive Line of Micro-Laparoscopic Instruments

June 18, 2014 8:42 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

CareFusion, a leading global medical technology company, today announced the commercial launch of its new micro-laparoscopic line of surgical instruments, one of the most comprehensive lines available in the industry. The CareFusion MicroLap...

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Study to Test Possible Oral Cancer Detection Tool

June 17, 2014 10:22 am | by Case Western Reserve University | Comments

Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and the Department of Otolaryngology at University Hospitals Case Medical Center will collaborate on a pilot study to examine whether an abundance of naturally occurring antibacterial...

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Technology Detects Bacterial Pathogens in Soldiers' Combat Wounds

June 17, 2014 10:14 am | by Stephen P Wampler, LLNL | Comments

A biological detection technology developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists can detect bacterial pathogens in the wounds of U.S. soldiers that have previously been missed by other technologies. This advance may, in time...

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Regenerating Our Kidneys

June 17, 2014 9:38 am | by American Friends of Tel Aviv University | Comments

Doctors and scientists have for years been astonished to observe patients with kidney disease experiencing renal regeneration. The kidney, unlike its neighbor the liver, was universally understood to be a static organ once it had fully...

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Leatt Corporation Introduces Watershed Knee Brace

June 17, 2014 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Leatt Corporation, a developer and marketer of protective equipment and ancillary products for all forms of sports, especially extreme high-velocity sports, including the award winning Leatt-Brace, announced today that its new 3-point...

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Engineer to Grow Replacement Tissue for Torn Rotator Cuffs

June 17, 2014 9:15 am | by Case Western Reserve University | Comments

A Case Western Reserve University engineer has won a $1.7 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to grow replacement rotator cuffs and other large tendon groups to help heal injured soldiers and athletes, accident victims and an...

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Research Set to Improve Quality of Life for Denture Patients

June 17, 2014 9:09 am | by Manchester University | Comments

Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC) is managing a trial into the quality of life of people wearing dental implants. The trial is funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Research for Patient Benefit Programme...

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Photos of the Day: Walking Smarter

June 17, 2014 8:29 am | by Purdue University | Comments

The SmartGait is designed as a tool to aid health care officials in assessing a person's risk of falling and identifying ways to avoid injury. It captures the gait length - the distance from the tip of the front foot to the tip of the back...

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Smartphone Adapted to Measure Person's Gait, Reduce Falls

June 17, 2014 8:29 am | by Purdue University | Comments

Researchers have shown how to modify a smartphone so that it can be used to measure a person's walking gait to prevent falls in people with compromised balance, such as the elderly or those with Parkinson's disease.The innovation, being...

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Portable Brain Scanners Will Change Everything We Know About Concussions

June 17, 2014 8:26 am | by Humboldt State University | Comments

A portable imaging tool could change the way the medical community analyzes and understands the long-term effects of sports-related concussions. Research conducted by Humboldt State Kinesiology professor Rock Braithwaite has played a...   

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Researchers Develop High-Quality 3D Metal Parts Using Additive Manufacturing

June 17, 2014 8:25 am | by DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | Comments

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have developed a new and more efficient approach to a challenging problem in additive manufacturing – using selective laser melting, namely, the selection of appropriate process parameters...

Automating Laboratory-on-a-Chip to Cut Healthcare Costs

June 17, 2014 8:24 am | by University of California - Riverside | Comments

A research team at the University of California, Riverside has created a computer programming language that will automate "laboratory-on-a-chip" technologies used in DNA sequencing, drug discovery, virus detection and other biomedical... 

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Trapping the Light Fantastic

June 17, 2014 8:23 am | by University of Cambridge | Comments

Jeremy Baumberg and his 30-strong team of researchers are master manipulators of light. They are specialists in nanophotonics – the control of how light interacts with tiny chunks of matter, at scales as small as a billionth of a meter. It’s...

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Smiths Medical Launches Tracheostomy Tubes for Neonates and Pediatric Patients in Europe

June 17, 2014 4:23 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Smiths Medical, a leading global medical device manufacturer, announced today that its Portex Bivona FlexTend TTS tracheostomy tubes will now be included in the company’s standard product offering for European countries. The Bivona FlexTend...

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