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Multimodal Fibers Deliver Drugs and Optical Signals Directly to the Brain

January 20, 2015 11:58 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | Comments

The human brain’s complexity makes it extremely challenging to study — not only because of its sheer size, but also because of the variety of signaling methods it uses simultaneously. Conventional neural probes are designed to record a single...

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Device Offers New Way to Model Sickle Cell Behavior

January 20, 2015 11:43 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | Comments

Patients with sickle cell disease often suffer from painful attacks known as vaso-occlusive crises, during which their sickle-shaped blood cells get stuck in tiny capillaries, depriving tissues of needed oxygen. Blood transfusions can sometimes...

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First Bone Repair Technology Rehabilitates Racehorse

January 20, 2015 11:27 am | by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) | Comments

AMBER, the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded materials science centre, hosted in Trinity College Dublin, has today unveiled a new bone repair technology, which has led to an injured racehorse returning to winning ways after successful jaw...

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Wearable Sensor Provides Long-Term EKG and EMG Monitoring

January 20, 2015 10:05 am | by North Carolina State University | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new, wearable sensor that uses silver nanowires to monitor electrophysiological signals, such as electrocardiography (EKG) or electromyography (EMG). The new sensor is as accurate...

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Photos of the Day: The 15 Biggest Innovations in Health Tech

January 20, 2015 9:40 am | by 10zig Technology | Comments

VMware Horizon TM 6 (with view) allows healthcare organizations the ability to deliver virtualized and remote Windows desktops and applications through a single platform in their workforce. Release Date June 2014 (Formally VMware View and...

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Words in the Mouth: Hearing with Your Tongue

January 20, 2015 9:28 am | by Kortny Rolston, Colorado State University | Comments

In the future, those with substantial hearing loss may no longer need a doctor to surgically implant a cochlear device into their ear to restore their sense of sound. If researchers at Colorado State University are successful, they may just...

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DNAe Acquires nanoMR Inc. for Point-of-Need Blood Test

January 20, 2015 9:16 am | by DNA Electronics Ltd | Comments

DNA Electronics Ltd (‘DNAe’), the inventors of semiconductor DNA sequencing technology and developers of a new, revolutionary point-of-need test for blood infections, has on 15 January 2015 completed the acquisition of the entire issued share...

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High Speed Microscope Performs Real-Time 3D Imaging

January 20, 2015 9:02 am | by Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science | Comments

Opening new doors for biomedical and neuroscience research, Elizabeth Hillman, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering and of radiology at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), has developed a new microscope...

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Using Stem Cells to Treat Non-Healing Bone Fractures

January 16, 2015 4:29 pm | by University of California - Davis Health System | Comments

A new device that can rapidly concentrate and extract young cells from irrigation fluid used during orthopedic surgery holds promise for improving the delivery of stem cell therapy in cases of non-healing fractures. UC Davis surgeons plan to...

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Regenerating Bone and Cartilage with Stem Cells

January 16, 2015 4:06 pm | by Columbia University Medical Center | Comments

A stem cell capable of regenerating both bone and cartilage has been identified in bone marrow of mice. The discovery by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) is reported today in the online issue of the journal Cell...

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Zinc Oxide-Based Energy Harvesting Devices Could Power Implants

January 16, 2015 3:39 pm | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | Comments

Today, we’re surrounded by a variety of electronic devices that are moving increasingly closer to us – we can attach and wear them, or even implant electronics inside our bodies. Many types of smart devices are readily available and convenient to...

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Stratasys Introduces Its Most Versatile 3D Printer for Digital Dentistry

January 16, 2015 10:37 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Stratasys Ltd. a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, introduced the Objet Eden260VS Dental Advantage 3D Printer. The new system delivers expanded solutions for digital dentistry. Engineered to meet...

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'Triggered-Release' Mechanism Could Improve Drug Delivery

January 16, 2015 9:45 am | by University of Warwick | Comments

More efficient medical treatments could be developed thanks to a new method for triggering the rearrangement of chemical particles. The new method, developed at the University of Warwick, uses two 'parent' nanoparticles that are designed to...

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Booking a Trip to the ER on Your Smartphone

January 16, 2015 9:30 am | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | Comments

It's like OpenTable for medical appointments. No waiting weeks to see a dermatologist. No sitting for hours in the emergency room. No frantic calls to find a family doctor with openings. Online services such as ZocDoc and InQuicker are enabling...

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FDA Approves First Disposable Spinal Instrument Fixation Kit

January 16, 2015 9:11 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

ECA Medical Instruments, the leading designer and manufacturer of single-procedure torque-limiting and fixed-driver surgical instruments and procedural kits, developed the industry’s first fully disposable spine implant fixation instrument kit...

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