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A Better Imager for Identifying Tumors

June 23, 2014 8:59 am | by The Optical Society | Comments

Before they excise a tumor, surgeons need to determine exactly where the cancerous cells lie. Now, research published today in The Optical Society's (OSA) journal Optics Letters details a new technique that could give surgeons cheaper and...

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First Alabamian Receives New Retrievable, Nonsurgical Pacemaker

June 23, 2014 8:53 am | by University of Alabama at Birmingham | Comments

Hoover resident Jack Brymer was driving home with his wife, Shirley, one night recently when it became clear to him his health problem was getting worse at a rapid pace. “I had been having dizzy spells, and it would feel like I was going...

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Bioengineers Improve Upon Football Mouthguard that Senses Head Impacts

June 23, 2014 8:50 am | by Bjorn Carey, Stanford | Comments

A device developed by Stanford bioengineers could one day provide real-time measurements of the head impacts sustained by football players. The research could also help characterize the forces sustained in more common head traumas, such as...

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Making Smartphones Smarter with See-Through Sensors

June 23, 2014 8:42 am | by The Optical Society | Comments

Your smartphone's display glass could soon be more than just a pretty face, thanks to new technology developed by researchers from Montreal and the New York-based company Corning Incorporated. The team has created the first laser-written...

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Advanced CLARITY Method Offers Faster, Better Views of Entire Brain

June 19, 2014 4:56 pm | by DARPA | Comments

For decades, researchers’ understanding of brain structure and function has remained fragmented due to difficulties integrating observations and insights at the levels of individual brain cells, neural circuits and systems-level information...

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Vascular Solutions Launches Gel-Bead Embolization Spheres

June 19, 2014 4:23 pm | by Globe Newswire | Comments

Vascular Solutions, Inc. has announced the U.S. market launch of its Gel-Bead embolization spheres for the treatment of hypervascular tumors. Gel-Bead embolization spheres are precisely sized, bioresorbable beads of gelatin that are absorbed...

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Healing Bone Defects Using Regenerative Medicine

June 19, 2014 3:36 pm | by youris.com | Comments

Bone is one of the most frequently transplanted tissues. And the demand is rising. Transplants treat large defects like those caused by trauma, complicated fractures, tumor resection or osteoporosis. Conventionally, a piece of bone is...  

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Developing a Diverse Toolbox for Regenerating Bones – A Q&A with Heike Walles

June 19, 2014 3:16 pm | by youris.com | Comments

Bone grafts are among the most sought after tissue transplants in clinical practice. And this demand is expected to rise due to an ageing population. Now, the EU-funded project Vascubone, due to be completed in December 2014, aims at providing...

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First Smartphone App Developed for Pediatric Photoscreening

June 19, 2014 3:05 pm | by Gobiquity Mobile Health | Comments

This July, Gobiquity Mobile Health will introduce their flagship innovation, GoCheck Kids, the world’s first and only pediatric photoscreening application for smartphones, used to screen a child’s eyes for risk factors that could lead to...

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Consortium Selects Wearable Sensor Patch Subsystem Project as First to Receive Funding

June 19, 2014 2:52 pm | by Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium | Comments

The Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium (NBMC) has selected a proposal by the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, to develop a wearable sensor patch subsystem as its first project in its mission to develop human performance-monitoring... 

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Medtronic Announces Preliminary Outcomes for World’s Smallest Cardiac Pacemaker

June 19, 2014 2:48 pm | by Medtronic | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced preliminary results from the first human implants of the world’s smallest pacemaker, the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS). Results from the first four patients to receive the Micra TPS were reported at...

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$7 Million Series C Funding for Wearable Biometric Sensors Developer

June 19, 2014 2:43 pm | by Valencell | Comments

Valencell, a leader in performance biometric data sensor technology, today announced it has secured more than $7 million in Series C financing. WSJ Joshua Fund is a new investor to the latest round, which also includes TDF Ventures, True...

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Nike+ FuelBand App for Android Now Available

June 19, 2014 2:39 pm | by Nike | Comments

Nike, Inc. has announced the availability of a Nike+ FuelBand App for Android, giving Android users the ability to seamlessly connect their Nike+ FuelBand SE and Android device. Through this app, Nike adds another access point for athletes...

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Photos of the Day: Glasses Give Vision Impaired a Close-Up View

June 19, 2014 2:30 pm | by University of Oxford | Comments

The smart glasses consist of a video camera mounted on the frame of the glasses; a computer processing unit that is small enough to fit in a pocket; and software that provides images of objects close-by to the see-through displays in the...

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'Smart' Glasses for People with Poor Vision Being Tested

June 19, 2014 2:26 pm | by University of Oxford | Comments

Oxford University researchers are measuring how their smart glasses can help people with limited vision navigate and avoid walking into obstacles. "The idea of the smart glasses is to give people with poor vision an aid that boosts their...

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