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First Surgical Implant of Minimally Invasive Interspinous Device Performed

November 3, 2014 10:38 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Aurora Spine Corporation announced the first surgical implant of the company's ZIP ULTRA™ Minimally Invasive interspinous device in Israel. Multiple surgeries have now been performed at the Herzliya Medical Center by Prof. Reuven Gepstein...

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Valencia Technologies Unveils New Medical Device and Crowdfunding Offering

November 3, 2014 10:34 am | by Valencia Technologies | Comments

Valencia Technologies Corporation launched a crowdfunding campaign on November 3 2014 on its website sharing with the public its technology financials issued and pending patents and its business plans. Company to take in funds for the $30M offering...

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Therapy for Sexual Offenders with Virtual Reality Glasses

November 3, 2014 10:14 am | by Universite de Montreal | Comments

Virtual reality may be the key to predicting both the behavior of sex offenders and the effectiveness of the therapies they have undergone, according to a study undertaken by Massil Benbouriche of the University of Montreal’s School of Criminology...

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High-Intensity Sound Waves May Aid Regenerative Medicine

November 3, 2014 10:08 am | by Acoustical Society of America (ASA) | Comments

By liquefying cells with ultrasound, researchers lay bare cellular scaffolding that could serve as a template on which to grow new tissue Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a way to use sound to create cellular scaffolding for tissue engineering...

Chinese Engineer to Plead Guilty in Medical Equipment Case

October 31, 2014 12:25 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Federal prosecutors say they have reached a plea deal with a Chinese engineer charged with stealing trade secrets from a GE Healthcare subsidiary in Waukesha. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports 41-year-old Jun Xie will plead guilty to ...

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Computer Program Analyzes Speech, Mental Health

October 31, 2014 12:11 pm | by Acoustical Society of America | Comments

Imagine this scenario: You've been feeling persistently blue lately, so you pull out your phone. Instead of asking Siri to tell you a joke, though, you open an app that records you simply talking about your day. A few hours later, your therapist ...

New Device Yields Close-Up Look at Metastasis

October 31, 2014 11:28 am | by Johns Hopkins University | Comments

Johns Hopkins engineers have invented a lab device to give cancer researchers an unprecedented microscopic look at metastasis, the complex way that tumor cells spread through the body, causing more than 90 percent of cancer-related deaths ...

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Computer Game Could Help Visually Impaired Kids

October 31, 2014 11:23 am | by University of Lincoln | Comments

Researchers are to begin testing a new computer game which they hope could hold the key to helping visually-impaired children lead independent lives. Developed by a team of neuroscientists and video game designers from the University of ...

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Don’t Let Breast Cancer Hit You Like a Snowball in a Snowstorm

October 31, 2014 11:19 am | by GE Reports | Comments

Mid-morning on October 13, 2011, Hollye Jacobs was getting dressed after her breast exam in Santa Barbara, Calif., when the radiologist sent a word that he wanted to see her. “When I walked into his office, I saw images of my breasts on ...

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Microscaffolding Injections to Mend Cartilage, Prevent Osteoarthritis

October 31, 2014 11:10 am | by University of Texas at Arlington | Comments

A UT Arlington bioengineering professor has received a $1.04 million grant from the U.S. Army that aims to regenerate cartilage tissue and reduce osteoarthritis using a patient's own stem cells, spurred through ...     

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Disney Develops Hybrid Fluid Transmission for Swift Robotic Arms

October 31, 2014 11:06 am | by Disney Research | Comments

Engineers routinely face tradeoffs as they design robotic limbs – weight vs. speed, ease of control vs. fluidity. A new hybrid fluid transmission developed at Disney Research Pittsburgh promises to eliminate some of those ...   

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Running Shoe Device Prevents Injuries

October 31, 2014 10:44 am | by Asociación RUVID | Comments

El Institute of Biomechanics of Valencia (IBV) and the Spanish shoe company KELME have designed a prototype running shoe with an integrated device that improves training management and prevents injuries. The device consists of a microelectronic ...

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Innovations Could Feed the Hungry, Streamline Drug Production

October 31, 2014 10:33 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, Product Design & Development | Comments

The winners included a unique genetic sequence that could allow researchers to produce multiple proteins from a lone strand of mRNA. The sequence, a form of internal ribosome entry site (IRES), was found in the wheat virus Triticum moscaic by ...

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An Endoscopy with a Panoramic View

October 30, 2014 4:16 pm | by Fraunhofer | Comments

Whether physicians examine or operate on the bladder wall with an endoscope, they can catch a glimpse of only a miniscule section of the organ – their viewpoint is like that of someone looking through a keyhole. But soon, however ...  

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Making Lab-Grown Tissues Stronger

October 30, 2014 3:30 pm | by University of California - Davis | Comments

Lab-grown tissues could one day provide new treatments for injuries and damage to the joints, including articular cartilage, tendons and ligaments. Cartilage, for example, is a hard material that caps ...          

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