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ONR Technology Helps Sailors Toe the Line

February 13, 2014 2:36 pm | by Office of Naval Research | Comments

The TechSolutions office at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) gets requests for new technologies directly from Sailors on the high seas, or Marines on the front lines—and in answer to just such an inquiry, new footwear could soon be ...

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Brain Process Takes Paper Shape

February 13, 2014 2:31 pm | by Michael Bishop, Institute of Physics | Comments

A paper-based device that mimics the electrochemical signaling in the human brain has been created by a group of researchers from China. The thin-film transistor (TFT) has been designed to ...             

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Metal Implants May Cut Chemotherapy Side Effects

February 13, 2014 2:25 pm | by Jen Middleton, University of Edinburgh | Comments

Cancer patients could one day experience fewer side effects from chemotherapy following a discovery that opens the door for more targeted treatments. Researchers have identified a possible way of ...             

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Photos of the Day: PillCam Colon Exam

February 13, 2014 12:06 pm | by Given Imaging | Comments

Given Imaging has developed the PillCam, an imaging system that can be swallowed to examine a patient's colon and digestive tract. The device does not need to be retrieved to collect the images from the exam, instead ...    

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Scarring Cells Turned to Beating Muscle

February 13, 2014 11:38 am | by Kate McAlpine, University of Michigan | Comments

Poets and physicians know that a scarred heart cannot beat the way it used to, but the science of reprogramming cells offers hope--for the physical heart, at least. A team of University of Michigan biomedical engineers has ...   

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Medtronic Launches 'TOTAL Across' Crossing Catheter in Europe

February 13, 2014 11:21 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Aligned with its commitment to provide innovative medical technology for the interventional treatment of peripheral artery disease, Medtronic, Inc. has initiated the European launch of the TOTAL across crossing catheter, which recently... 

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ACCU-CHEK Meters Rank Highest in Overall Satisfaction for Second Consecutive Year

February 13, 2014 11:19 am | by ACCU-CHEK | Comments

J.D. Power has announced that Roche Diabetes Care’s ACCU-CHEK products rank "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Blood Glucose Meters” among adults living with diabetes in the U.S. for the second year in a row according to the ...     

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Mind-Controlled Quadcopter Brings New Possibilities for the Disabled

February 13, 2014 10:56 am | by National Science Foundation | Comments

With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), biomedical engineer Bin He and his team at the University of Minnesota have created a brain-computer interface with the goal of helping people with disabilities, such as paralysis, regain ...

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FDA Clearance for First Ever 5mm Classic Surgical Stapler

February 13, 2014 10:45 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

JustRight Surgical, a micro-laparoscopic medical device company devoted to miniaturizing surgical instrumentation, has received 510 (k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its JustRight™ 5mm Stapler. The stapler...

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NIST Method Evaluates Response to Oxidation in Live Cells

February 13, 2014 10:15 am | by Michael E. Newman, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Comments

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new method for accurately measuring a key process governing a wide variety of cellular functions that may become the basis for a ...     

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Device Enables Easy Medication Administration for Patients Unable To Swallow

February 13, 2014 9:00 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Hospi Corporation, a privately-held medical device company focused on nurse invented products that optimize patient care, today announced receipt of 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its first product, the Macy...

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NIH Clinical Center Deploys TRU-D SmartUVC Disinfection Robot

February 13, 2014 8:30 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center, the nation's largest hospital devoted entirely to clinical research, has deployed TRU-D SmartUVC™, a 5-foot-5 germ-eliminating UV disinfection robot, to help protect against infection...

Data Supports Use of iRhythm's ZIO Service to Identify Cardiac Arrhythmias

February 13, 2014 8:15 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

iRhythm Technologies, Inc., a healthcare information services company, today announced that new study data support the use of its ZIO Service to help identify underlying cardiac arrhythmias in patients who have had a stroke or transient...

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Advanced Techniques Yield New Insights into Ribosome Self-Assembly

February 12, 2014 4:50 pm | by Diana Yates, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Comments

Ribosomes, the cellular machines that build proteins, are themselves made up of dozens of proteins and a few looping strands of RNA. A new study, reported in the journal Nature, offers new clues about how the ribosome, the master assembler ...

Microchip Technology Announces Acquisition of Supertex

February 12, 2014 4:41 pm | by Microchip | Comments

Microchip Technology Incorporated, a provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, and Supertex Incorporated has announced that Microchip has signed a definitive agreement to ...      

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