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Engineering an Electromagnetically Actuated Refreshable Braille Technology

November 17, 2014 9:54 am | by Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences | Comments

When Katherine (Katie) Cagen '14 was applying to Harvard, she made a new friend on campus who happened to be visually impaired. "I saw how much she relied on technology to be able to access her course materials," says Cagen. "Spending time with...

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Keeping Score of Metastasis

November 17, 2014 9:45 am | by National University of Singapore | Comments

Scientists at the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and their collaborators have developed a scoring scheme that predicts the ability of cancer cells to spread to other parts of...

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Helping the Hearing Impaired Hear TV Better Without Turning Up Volume for All

November 17, 2014 9:37 am | by University of Southampton | Comments

Families often watch TV together, but what happens when one member has hearing difficulties? Usually the result is a compromise on listening volume that doesn't really satisfy anyone. To solve this problem, a University of Southampton researcher...

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Getting to the Heart of Disease Diagnosis During Pregnancy

November 17, 2014 9:24 am | by Investigación y Desarrollo | Comments

The new portable device is able to detect both the electrical activity emitted by the heart of the mom as from the unborn baby’s. A group of students from the Autonomous Metropolitan University of Mexico (UAM-I) developed a technological...

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Creating Flexible Medical Electronics with a T-Shirt Printer

November 17, 2014 9:09 am | by Nanyang Technological University | Comments

Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) has successfully printed complex electronic circuits using a common t-shirt printer. The electronic circuits are printed using unique materials in layers on top of everyday flexible materials such...

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Targeted Cancer Therapy Made Possible with New Imaging Technique

November 14, 2014 3:40 pm | by The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth | Comments

Dartmouth researchers have developed a fluorescence imaging technique that can more accurately identify receptors for targeted cancer therapies without a tissue biopsy. They report on their findings in "Quantitative in vivo immunohistochemistry...

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Cutting-Edge Software Pinpoints Aggressive Breast Cancer

November 14, 2014 3:34 pm | by Western University | Comments

Researchers at Western University are using cutting-edge genetic mutation-analysis software developed in their lab to interpret mutations in tumor genome that may provide insight into determining which breast cancer tumors are more likely spread...

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Social Robots Help Children with Diabetes Gain Confidence

November 14, 2014 3:20 pm | by Alan Williams, University of Plymouth | Comments

Social robots are helping diabetic children accept the nature of their condition and become more confident about their futures, scientists have announced following a four-and-a-half year research study ...       

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Bone Finding Software Saves Thousands of Hours of Manual Work

November 14, 2014 3:15 pm | by Manchester University | Comments

Research into disorders such as arthritis is to be helped by new software developed at the University of Manchester which automatically outlines bones - saving thousands of hours of manual work. Amidst a national shortage of ...   

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Dyneema Purity Fiber-Based Heart Valve Undergoes Successful Study

November 14, 2014 11:18 am | by DSM | Comments

DSM announced results from a recently completed in vivo study conducted in conjunction with University Medical Center Utrecht in The Netherlands. The study, examining the use of woven heart valve structures made entirely out of DSM’s...

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Ambulance Drone Increases Chances of Survival of Cardiac Arrest Patients

November 14, 2014 10:47 am | by TU Delft | Comments

Graduate student Alec Momont of TU Delft has designed an unmanned, autonomously navigating mini airplane that can quickly deliver a defibrillator to where it is needed. A network of such drones could significantly increase the chance of survival...

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Is There a Better Way to Sanitize for Ebola?

November 14, 2014 10:24 am | by Texas A&M AgriLife | Comments

Dr. Suresh D. Pillai doesn’t want to sensationalize the use of electron beam technology by solely talking about using it to sanitize ebola virus contaminated equipment and wastewater. However, he said, it could be much safer and more cost effective...

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Wearable Tech for Patients at Risk of Heart Attacks

November 14, 2014 10:13 am | by University at Buffalo | Comments

Troops and civilians will get personalized health alerts via a wearable system that Sentient Science and the University at Buffalo are creating Wearable devices can count the steps you take and the calories you burn. But can they help soldiers in the field?...

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Breakthrough in EEG Monitoring Systems for Home Monitoring

November 13, 2014 5:05 pm | by imec | Comments

At next week’s Neuroscience 2014, held Nov. 15-19 in Washington, D.C.), nanoelectronics research center imec and Holst Centre will present their next-generation wireless electroencephalography (EEG) headset achieving increased EEG data quality...

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W.L Gore Begins Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Study

November 13, 2014 4:08 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates announced that Pierre Galvagni Silveira, MD, PhD, from the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Florianopolis, Brazil, enrolled the first two patients in the Gore Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Clinical Study. This initial feasibility study...

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