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3D Printed Patient-Specific Implants Made in Real-Time Mid-Surgery

April 13, 2015 3:51 pm | by Osiris Biomedical, LLC | Comments

Osiris Biomed 3D has been selected to compete in MecklerMedia’s New York Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo’s Startup Competition on Thursday April 16th at 11:45am at the Javits Center. The Startup Competition at Inside 3D Printing is the...

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Sending Rats into Space to Model the Effects of Aging

April 13, 2015 3:41 pm | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | Comments

Imagine if all of your physiological changes were hyper accelerated so that you passed through life cycles in weeks as opposed to decades. You'd be able to grow a beard overnight or your hair might begin graying in a matter of days or maybe...

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Solution-Grown Nanowires Make the Best Lasers

April 13, 2015 3:35 pm | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | Comments

Take a material that is a focus of interest in the quest for advanced solar cells. Discover a "freshman chemistry level" technique for growing that material into high-efficiency, ultra-small lasers. The result, disclosed today [Monday, April 13...

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Polymer Coating Could Let Medical Sensors Communicate with Body

April 13, 2015 3:24 pm | by University of Akron | Comments

Research at The University of Akron to develop a polymer coating for medical sensors implanted in the body has attracted a $499,995 grant from the National Science Foundation. Gang Cheng, Ph.D., an assistant professor of chemical engineering...

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A Morphine Test Printed on Paper

April 13, 2015 10:48 am | by Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT) | Comments

VTT is the first in the world to have developed a drug test printed on paper. VTT used antibodies - produced by methods of molecular biology - as morphine sensing molecules when creating this printing technology-based morphine test. Using printing...

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Deciphering the Noise in the Human Brain

April 13, 2015 10:38 am | by Bruce Goldman, Stanford University School of Medicine | Comments

By directly recording electrical activity from the human brain, neuroscientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown that distinct, distant groups of brain areas that support memory retrieval act in concert, even during sleep...

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Hyper-Stretchable Elastic-Composite Energy Harvester

April 13, 2015 10:12 am | by The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology | Comments

A research team led by Professor Keon Jae Lee of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has developed a hyper-stretchable elastic-composite energy harvesting...

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A Tool to Predict Avian Flu Outbreaks

April 13, 2015 9:47 am | by University of Guelph | Comments

A simple and effective portable tool to predict avian flu outbreaks on farms has been created by University of Guelph researchers. U of G researchers devised a real-time way to analyze chickens and other farm birds for avian flu. The too...

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First Wearable ‘Out-of-Hospital’ Artificial Lung System

April 13, 2015 9:42 am | by UM Ventures | Comments

University of Maryland (UM) Ventures and Breethe, Inc. announced today that Breethe, an early-stage, Baltimore-based medical device company, has obtained exclusive rights to University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) intellectual property...

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Video Game Storytelling Could Aid Autism Treatment

April 13, 2015 9:33 am | by Sage Publications | Comments

A wealth of studies have shown that violent video games contribute to antisocial and aggressive behavior. But what makes those games appealing in the first place? One possibility is that storytelling plays a role, particularly if it lets...

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Touch-Sensing Neurons Are Multitaskers

April 13, 2015 9:27 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | Comments

Two types of touch information — the feel of an object and the position of an animal’s limb — have long been thought to flow into the brain via different channels and be integrated in sophisticated processing regions. Now, with help from a specially...

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An App to Help Students Stress Less

April 13, 2015 9:20 am | by University of Wollongong | Comments

The free app, ‘HSC Stress-Less’, was developed by psychology researchers at UOW with the assistance of high-achieving year 11 students at schools in the greater Sydney and Illawarra regions, including students at St George Christian School...

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First Continuous Glucose Monitoring App for the Apple Watch

April 10, 2015 4:14 pm | by Dexcom | Comments

Dexcom, Inc., a leader in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) for patients with diabetes, announced today that its Dexcom G4 PLATINUM Continuous Glucose Monitor System with Share will support the Apple Watch when it ships to customers on...

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Quick, At-Home Potential Heart Attack Diagnosis

April 10, 2015 3:42 pm | by University of Illinois | Comments

Are you on the verge of having a heart attack? That’s what a University of Illinois student startup is trying to help potential victims answer. The startup, Resdin Technologies, is developing a quick at-home diagnostic test that provides...

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Growing Cardiac Tissue on 'Spider Silk' Substrate

April 10, 2015 1:40 pm | by Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology | Comments

Genetically engineered fibers of the protein spidroin, which is the construction material for spider webs, has proven to be a perfect substrate for cultivating heart tissue cells, MIPT researchers found. They discuss their findings in...

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