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Engineered Molecules Bind to More Than 60 Types of Cancer

April 1, 2015 9:38 am | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

For all their lethality, cancer cells don't look much different from healthy cells, a simple fact that causes endless pain and suffering. Finding cancer cells that have spread and threaten to grow into metastatic tumors is often a life-and-death...

Combining Magnetism and Light to Fight Cancer

April 1, 2015 9:28 am | by CNRS (Délégation Paris Michel-Ange) | News | Comments

​By combining, in a liposome, magnetic nanoparticles and photosensitizers that are simultaneously and remotely activated by external physical stimuli (a magnetic field and light), scientists at the Laboratoire Matière et Systèmes Complexes...

Natural Inspiration for Artificial Skin

April 1, 2015 9:18 am | by DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

When weighing the pluses and minuses of your skin add this to the plus column: Your skin - like that of all vertebrates - is remarkably resistant to tearing. Now, a collaboration of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence...

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Novel Tissue Substitute Made of High-Tech Fibers

April 1, 2015 9:13 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Donor organs or synthetic implants are usually the only treatment option for patients who have suffered irreparable damage to internal organs or body tissue. But such transplants are often rejected. Implants based on autologous cells are...

Blood Test Predicts Severity of Peanut and Seafood Allergies

April 1, 2015 9:09 am | by The Mount Sinai Hospital/Mount Sinai School of Medicine | News | Comments

A new blood test promises to predict which people will have severe allergic reactions to foods according to a new study led by Mount Sinai researchers and published online today in the The Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. To detect...

'Lab-on-a-Disc' Diagnoses Infectious Diseases at the Point-of-Care

March 31, 2015 3:35 pm | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

A new ‘lab-on-a-disc’ technology developed by an EU project research team can diagnose malaria and other febrile infectious diseases simultaneously in just an hour – allowing faster point-of-care treatment and precise drugs administration...

Does Home Healthcare Mean Better Healthcare?

March 31, 2015 3:34 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

Healthcare as we know it is experiencing a transformation where more medical technology is moving out of the hospitals and into patients’ homes or being made to travel with them. As a result, the convenience and comfort levels for patients...

Ultrasensitive Temperature Sensors Made from Tobacco Cells

March 31, 2015 2:47 pm | by ETH Zurich | News | Comments

Humans have been inspired by nature since the beginning of time. We mimic nature to develop new technologies, with examples ranging from machinery to pharmaceuticals to new materials. Planes are modeled on birds and many drugs have their...

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Bionic Hand Powered by Thoughts Alone

March 31, 2015 2:24 pm | by University of Houston | News | Comments

A research team from the University of Houston has created an algorithm that allowed a man to grasp a bottle and other objects with a prosthetic hand, powered only by his thoughts. The technique, demonstrated with a 56-year-old man whose...

3D Printing Tech Providing 'Robohand' to 7-Year-Old Girl

March 31, 2015 10:54 am | by John Rogers, Associated Press | News | Comments

Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought she needed a left hand; after all, she couldn't remember losing hers when she was only 9 months old. But when it came to getting one custom made in a day by a 3D printer, that was a different story...

Reflections on Frost & Sullivan 2015 Medical Technologies Executive MindXchange

March 31, 2015 10:45 am | by Bill Betten, VP of Business Solutions, Logic PD | Logic PD, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

I recently attended the 20th Anniversary Medical Technologies 2015: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange from March 8 – 10 in San Diego. The Executive MindXchange brings together individuals from a variety of companies, all with a common...

3D Printing a Smile on Your Face

March 31, 2015 10:20 am | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, PD&D, @kaylieannduffy | Stratasys, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Although additive manufacturing equipment and materials have been around since the early 1980s, 3D printing didn't become common knowledge to much of the public until two decades later. Today, the applications for this technology seem almost...

Prize-Winning Pulmonary Diagnostic System for Rural India

March 31, 2015 9:47 am | by Jennifer Evans, Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

SpiroSense, a seven-member team from Johns Hopkins University, took top honors in the 2015 National Undergraduate Global Health Technology Design Competition held at Rice University March 27. The team captured first place in the annual...

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New App Helps Doctors Screen for Alcoholism

March 31, 2015 9:31 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

A mobile phone app that will enable doctors to screen people for harmful drinking and refer them to support services has received State Government funding. The innovation, which received funding as part of the inaugural VicHealth Innovation...

Designing Integrated Circuits for Better Hearing Aids

March 31, 2015 9:23 am | by University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

A University of Texas at Arlington electrical engineering researcher is developing a more efficient, low-power integrated circuit for directional hearing aids that will lead to a better quality of life for hearing impaired people. Sungyong Jung...

Brain-Controlled Devices Mimic Natural Motor Control

March 31, 2015 9:17 am | by Cognitive Neuroscience Society | News | Comments

Neuroscientists are taking inspiration from natural motor control to design new prosthetic devices that can better replace limb function. In new work, researchers have tested a range of brain-controlled devices - from wheelchairs to robots...

A 3D Human Skin Map

March 31, 2015 9:11 am | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences used information collected from hundreds of skin swabs to produce three-dimensional maps of molecular and microbial variations across...

'Wikipedia' for Neurons Indexes Physiological Information

March 31, 2015 9:01 am | by Jocelyn Duffy, Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

The decades worth of data that has been collected about the billions of neurons in the brain is astounding. To help scientists make sense of this “brain big data,” researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have used data mining to create...

3 Tips for Managing Your Medical Device Design History File

March 31, 2015 8:30 am | by Jon Speer, Co-Founder & VP of QA/RA, greenlight.guru | Blogs | Comments

Developing a cutting edge medical device can be really fun and exciting. There’s always something to test and do and learn from. You have that great feeling you’re changing the world. Documenting the development of a medical device isn't fun...

Continuity of Platforms: The Next Era of Engagement in Wearable Technology

March 30, 2015 4:33 pm | by Roeen Roashan, Analyst for Medical Technology, IHS Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Within six months of purchase, one-third of consumers put their wearable activity monitors in the sock drawer to never pick them up again. While this has been the general consensus of several user surveys, IHS does not believe this tells...

3 Ways 3D Printing Is Saving Our Four-Legged Friends

March 30, 2015 2:10 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

It’s rather sad when a beloved pet meets with an unfortunate accident that drastically hinders its quality of life. Even more heart-wrenching, there are scarce few options that would allow for a pet’s full recovery – and those options are typically too expensive...

Microsecond Imaging Could Probe Cells and Organs for Disease

March 30, 2015 11:47 am | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

A vibrational spectroscopic imaging technology that can take images of living cells could represent an advanced medical diagnostic tool for the early detection of cancer and other diseases. High-speed spectroscopic imaging makes it possible...

Patented Surgical Instrument Allows Surgeons to Obtain Real Time Biopsies

March 30, 2015 11:35 am | by New York College of Health Professions | News | Comments

New York College of Health Professions announces a valuable addition to their world class Intellectual Properties portfolio with U.S. Patent #8,996,098 donated by its Chairman under the College's Intellectual Properties policy. This patent...

'Atomic Chicken-Wire' Is Key to Faster DNA Sequencing

March 30, 2015 10:17 am | by University of Melbourne | News | Comments

An unusual and very exciting form of carbon - that can be created by drawing on paper- looks to hold the key to real-time, high throughput DNA sequencing, a technique that would revolutionize medical research and testing. Led by Dr. Jiri...

'Google Maps' for the Body Zooms in on Single Cells

March 30, 2015 10:12 am | by University of New South Wales | News | Comments

A world-first UNSW collaboration that uses previously top-secret technology to zoom through the human body down to the level of a single cell could be a game-changer for medicine, an international research conference in the United States...

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