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Wearable Tech for Disease Monitoring

August 7, 2014 8:12 am | by University of Michigan | Comments

A new wearable vapor sensor being developed at the University of Michigan could one day offer continuous disease monitoring for patients with diabetes, high blood pressure, anemia or lung disease. Wearable technologies, which include Google...

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Studying Muscle Function to Advance Treatment of Heart Failure

August 6, 2014 3:39 pm | by University of Massachusetts at Amherst | Comments

Muscle physiologist Edward Debold at the University of Massachusetts Amherst's School of Public Health and Health Sciences recently received a three-year, $198,000 grant from the American Heart Association to support studies to uncover the...

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New Hand-Held Device Uses Lasers, Sound Waves for Deeper Melanoma Imaging

August 6, 2014 3:21 pm | by The Optical Society | Comments

A new hand-held device that uses lasers and sound waves may change the way doctors treat and diagnose melanoma, according to a team of researchers from Washington University in St. Louis. The instrument, described in a paper published today...

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IntelliWheels Receives Grant to Develop Multispeed Geared Wheels for Wheelchairs

August 6, 2014 3:02 pm | by University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign | Comments

A $1.5-million grant will enable IntelliWheels, Inc. to advance development of ultra-lightweight, multi-geared wheels for manual wheelchairs. This new innovation will further wheelchair functionality, allowing manual wheelchair users to be...

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World's First Magnetic Particle Imaging Device

August 6, 2014 2:18 pm | by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) | Comments

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) is funding the world's first magnetic particle imaging (MPI) equipment. The MPI unit was formally handed over to Professor Dr. Gerhard Adam, Director of the Diagnostic and...

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Medical App Competition During Medica 2014

August 6, 2014 2:13 pm | by Messe Düsseldorf | Comments

Developers of medical apps will have the opportunity to present their creations live at the App Competition during MEDICA 2014, World Forum for Medicine, to be held from November 12 – 15, 2014 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany. This...

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Driven By Product Innovations, U.S. Drug Delivery Device Market Will Reach Over $4.5 Billion by 2022

August 6, 2014 11:27 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Decision Resources Group finds that the United States drug delivery device market will grow at a strong rate to reach a value of over $4.5 billion by 2022 (including device costs only). The future of the drug delivery device market is highly...

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Life-Changing Ideas Win Google Impact Challenge

August 6, 2014 11:12 am | by Oxford University | Comments

Two projects involving Oxford University technology are winners of the 2014 Google Impact Challenge, and will each receive £500,000. The two projects are smart glasses for people with sight loss to make the most of their remaining vision...

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Institutions Collaborate Toward Sharing and Standardizing Neuroscience Data

August 6, 2014 11:00 am | by The Kavli Foundation | Comments

This is the first collaboration launched by “Neurodata Without Borders,” a broader initiative with the goal of standardizing neuroscience data on an international scale, making it more easily sharable by researchers worldwide. This first...

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DeXcellence Places Second at Innovation Challenge

August 6, 2014 10:55 am | by Mike Williams, Rice University | Comments

A team of recent Rice engineering graduates took second place in the annual Texas Instruments Innovation Challenge with the DeXcellence motion-analysis device developed for cerebral palsy patients. The Rice team of Sonia Garcia, Shaurya Agarwal...

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New Tools Advance Bio-Logic

August 6, 2014 10:47 am | by Rice University | Comments

Researchers at Rice University and the University of Kansas Medical Center are making genetic circuits that can perform more complex tasks by swapping protein building blocks. The modular genetic circuits engineered from parts of otherwise...

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Scientists Create Remote-Controlled Nanoscale Protein Motors

August 6, 2014 10:39 am | by Shara Tonn, Stanford | Comments

In every cell in your body, tiny protein motors are toiling away to keep you going. Moving muscles, dividing cells, twisting DNA – they are the workhorses of biology. But there is still uncertainty about how they function. To help biologists...

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Physicians Deactivate Heart Pump with Catheter-Based Approach

August 6, 2014 10:32 am | by Stanford | Comments

Donna Jackson’s heart, on the verge of failing two years earlier, had made a strong recovery. By spring 2013, she no longer needed the left ventricular assist device, or LVAD, that had been implanted in her chest almost three years earlier...

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A Chance Hospital Encounter Sent an Engineer on an Improbable Mission

August 6, 2014 10:09 am | by GE Reports | Comments

One sunny Thursday afternoon last October, Lyman Connor climbed on his bicycle and pedaled from his Roanoke, Va., home for a ride along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. He didn’t make it back that day. Riding down one of the parkway’s steep...

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Photos of the Day: The Boy and the Bionic Hand

August 6, 2014 10:08 am | by GE Reports | Comments

Lyman Connor, a GE engineer who writes software for turbines and power plants, has always been a tinkerer. Among the tools in his garage is a 3D printer, which he decided to use to build a low-cost bionic hand. High-end electronic limbs use...

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