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First Heart Model 3D Printed Using Multiple Imaging Techniques

June 26, 2015 9:48 am | by Spectrum Health | Comments

Congenital heart experts from Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital have successfully integrated two common imaging techniques to produce a three-dimensional anatomic model of a patient’s heart. The 3D model printing of patients'...


DNA Shed from Head and Neck Tumors Detected in Blood and Saliva

June 26, 2015 9:15 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | Comments

On the hunt for better cancer screening tests, Johns Hopkins scientists led a proof of principle study that successfully identified tumor DNA shed into the blood and saliva of 93 patients with head and neck cancer. A report on the findings is...


Students' Designs Give Artifical Limbs a New 'Skin'

June 26, 2015 8:59 am | by Kansas State University | Comments

A project by Kansas State University interior architecture & product design students is giving individuals with prosthetic limbs a chance to add some personality to their prosthetic and show the students that their discipline goes beyond creating...


Green Light Shining Glasses May Solve Insomnia

June 26, 2015 8:55 am | by University at Buffalo | Comments

When you're having trouble sleeping, light is the last thing you assume you need. But according to a pilot study attempting to solve insomnia among lung cancer patients led by University at Buffalo sleep researcher Grace Dean, light may just be...


World's Smallest Pacemaker Wins Top European Innovation Award for 2015

June 26, 2015 8:42 am | by Medtronic | Comments

Medtronic plc today (24 June) announced that its Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS) has won the top innovation award for practice improvement at EHRA EUROPACE-CARDIOSTIM 2015 in Milan. The award is selected by an international panel of...


Growing Neurons in 3D for Parkinson's Research

June 26, 2015 8:38 am | by University of Luxembourg | Comments

The progressive loss of neurons in the brain of Parkinson's patients is slow yet inexorable. So far, there are no drugs that can halt this insidious process. Researchers at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of...


Flamingo in Brazilian Zoo Gets Artificial Leg

June 26, 2015 8:34 am | by Stan Lehman, Associated Press | Comments

A pink flamingo in Brazil has gotten a new leg to stand on — an artificial one. Zookeepers at a zoo in southeastern Brazil said this week they think it's the first time a flamingo has used a prosthetic leg. The 6-year-old Chilean flamingo at the...


Sprayable Foam Slows Bleeding

June 25, 2015 3:13 pm | by American Chemical Society | Comments

Using a material derived from crustacean shells, scientists have now developed a foam that can be sprayed onto an open wound to stop the bleeding. They report their successful tests on pigs in the journal ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering...


Graphene Could Trigger Artificial Skin Development Revolution

June 25, 2015 1:36 pm | by University of Exeter | Comments

A pioneering new technique to produce high-quality, low cost graphene could pave the way for the development of the first truly flexible 'electronic skin', that could be used in robots. Researchers from the University of Exeter have discovered...


3 Strategies for Combating Cyberattacks in Healthcare

June 25, 2015 12:39 pm | by AAMI | Comments

Steps that healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs) can take to thwart would-be cyberattacks are described in a newly released primer by the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI). Titled Perspectives on Cybersecurity in Healthcare...

Design Packaging and Branding for Next-Generation Hydrogel Condoms

June 25, 2015 12:28 pm | by University of Wollongong | Comments

An international design competition is calling on young designers to design the packaging and branding for the next-generation of condoms. The competition has been created to encourage designers to share their ideas on innovative and culturally...


Medtronic Issues Recall on Breathing Tubes

June 25, 2015 12:22 pm | by Medtronic | Comments

Medtronic announced that on May 8, 2015, it began notifying hospitals and distributors worldwide that affected lots of its Covidien Shiley tracheostomy tubes were formed with a wider-angle bend than standard models manufactured after November 29...


New Breath Test for Pneumonia

June 25, 2015 10:54 am | by Manchester University | Comments

Researchers from the University of Manchester are part of a team that has identified an important new approach to diagnose infections in critically ill patients rapidly and accurately. A study by colleagues in Salford and Manchester found...


Analyzing Thousands of DNA Samples in 30 Minutes

June 25, 2015 10:50 am | by Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg | Comments

A team of scientists including PhD student Friedrich Schuler from the Laboratory of MEMS Applications at the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) of the University of Freiburg has developed a method for dividing a DNA sample...


New Conductive Ink for Electronic Apparel

June 25, 2015 10:16 am | by University of Tokyo | Comments

University of Tokyo researchers have developed a new ink that can be printed on textiles in a single step to form highly conductive and stretchable connections. This new functional ink will enable electronic apparel such as sportswear and underwear...



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