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Researchers Find the Accelerator for Molecular Machines

May 2, 2014 11:14 am | by University of Southern Denmark | Comments

How hard can it be to make a wheel rotate in a machine? Very hard actually, when the wheel sits in one of those nano-small molecular machines that are predicted to be running our future machines. But before the molecular machines become... 

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Delving Deep into the Brain

May 2, 2014 11:07 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | Comments

Launched in 2013, the national BRAIN Initiative aims to revolutionize our understanding of cognition by mapping the activity of every neuron in the human brain, revealing how brain circuits interact to create memories, learn new skills... 

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Infographic: My Boss Is Going to Get Somebody Killed

May 2, 2014 11:00 am | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor, PD&D | Comments

As a general rule, engineers tend to be a calculated, conservative bunch. They approach problems as logically as possible to weigh the most desirable outcome (exceptions always apply), but that doesn’t mean that engineers are without concern...

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Scientists Create Take-Home Fertility Test for Men

May 2, 2014 10:52 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Two former Sandia National Laboratories scientists have come up with what they say is a take-home fertility test for men, the Albuquerque Journal reported Friday. Researchers Greg Sommer and Ulrich Schaff have created a portable test kit for...

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Man Without a Human Heart Completes 4.2-Mile Walk

May 2, 2014 10:46 am | by SynCardia | Comments

Randy Shepherd’s 4.2-mile walk in Pat’s Run April 26, 2014, in the Phoenix area was more than a test of his endurance. It was part of his training for the most crucial event of his life — a heart transplant. Last June 20, Shepherd, 40, had...

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Photos of the Day: Walking Without a Heart

May 2, 2014 10:46 am | by SynCardia | Comments

Randy and Tiffany Shepherd share smiles before walking in Pat's Run. Randy made history that day by becoming the first SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patient to enter and complete the 4.2-mile course. Doctors at the University of Arizona...

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UF Receives $1 Million to Study Skin Regeneration Without Scarring

May 1, 2014 2:43 pm | by University of Florida | Comments

The University of Florida has received a $1 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to tackle one of health care’s greatest challenges: to heal wounds without scarring. After an injury, human skin repairs itself but does not regrow as...

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Engineers Grow Functional Human Cartilage in Lab

May 1, 2014 2:40 pm | by Columbia Engineering | Comments

Researchers at Columbia Engineering announced today that they have successfully grown fully functional human cartilage in vitro from human stem cells derived from fat tissue. Their study, which demonstrates new ways to better mimic the... 

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FDA Approves First-of-a-Kind Sleep Apnea Implant

May 1, 2014 11:18 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sleep deprived Americans have a new option to address hard-to-treat nighttime breathing problems: a first-of-kind device that keeps airways open by zapping them with an electrical current. The Food and Drug Administration approved the... 

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Experiment Grows New Muscle in Men's Injured Legs

May 1, 2014 11:15 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | Comments

Scientists implanted thin sheets of scaffolding-like material from pigs into a few young men with disabling leg injuries — and say the experimental treatment coaxed the men's own stem cells to regrow new muscle. The research, funded by the...

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Biocompatible Piezoelectric Mechanical Energy Harvesters for Heart and Lung

May 1, 2014 11:07 am | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Comments

Canan Dagdeviren, PhD Candidate in Materials Science and Engineering, was recognized for outstanding innovation by receiving the $20,000 Illinois Innovation Prize last Friday, April 25th. This award is administered by the Technology...   

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First-of-its-Kind Medical Device Available to Patients Who Use Suppository Medication

May 1, 2014 10:40 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Jennifer Davagian Ensign, Founder & CEO of Cristcot Inc. today announced that Sephure, a first-of-its-kind disposable suppository applicator, is now available to the millions of people who require suppository medication therapy.  Although...

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Ceterix Announces Results From Biomechanical Studies of Minimally Invasive Orthopaedic Suturing Device

May 1, 2014 10:37 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Ceterix Orthopaedics, Inc., a developer of novel surgical tools for minimally invasive soft tissue procedures, today announced positive findings of recent biomechanical studies of the company’s proprietary NovoStitch technology. Adam Anz...

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Researchers Unveil Wearable Computational Jewelry to Monitor Health

May 1, 2014 10:35 am | by Clemson University | Comments

Researchers from Clemson University and Dartmouth College revealed their computational jewelry to support mobile health applications at the third USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. The interdisciplinary team of... 

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Photos of the Day: Health Monitoring Jewelry

May 1, 2014 10:35 am | by Clemson University | Comments

Amulet Computational Jewelry for Healthcare: A wristband that securely manages one’s health and wellness devices, including those that can measure physical activity and monitor overall body health. The researchers are engineering tools and...

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