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Photos of the Day: Docs & Vets Team Up for Medical Research

November 4, 2013 11:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Scientists from medical hubs including the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, the National Institutes of Health and The Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo will compare animal and human cases to better their understanding of medical conditions.

Photos of the Day: Programmable Nanomaterial for Biosensing

November 1, 2013 11:25 am | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

Antibody-inspired “molecular Velcro” designed at Berkeley Lab could lead to a new class of biosensors. Researchers took cues from the architecture of a natural antibody in designing a new material that resembles tiny sheets of Velcro...   

Photos of the Day: New Material for Depression

October 31, 2013 10:47 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

In transcranial magnetic stimulation, special coils create a fluctuating magnetic field that then generates a weak electrical field that can travel through the scalp and skull noninvasively. The electrical signal activates neurons in targeted parts...

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Photo of the Day: Credit-Card-Sized Diagnostics

October 29, 2013 10:32 am | by University of Rochester | News | Comments

A microfluidic bioreactors consists of two chambers separated by a nanoporous silicon membrane. It allows for flow-based assays using minimal amounts of reagent. The ultra-thin silicon membrane provides an excellent mimic of biological...  

Photos of the Day: Biology in 3D

October 28, 2013 11:31 am | by NIH | News | Comments

Using a new type of microscopy developed in the High Resolution Optical Imaging lab at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, researchers in Hari Shroff's lab are able to view individual blood cells moving through a live...

Photos of the Day: $2.4M in Funding for Novel Medical Robots

October 24, 2013 4:36 pm | by NIH | News | Comments

NIH has funded three projects with $2.4 million over five years to help develop co-robots that can assist researchers, patients, and ...                 

Photos of the Day: Anklebot Measures Ankle Stiffness

October 24, 2013 1:30 pm | by MIT | News | Comments

Researchers in the Newman Laboratory for Biomechanics and Human Rehabilitation have measured the stiffness of the ankle in various directions using a robot called the “Anklebot.”          

The Pulse: Smelling Salmonella & Biomedical Experiments in Space

October 23, 2013 5:28 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on The Pulse, we are designing medical devices for space, diagnosing the undiagnosable, reconstructing vessels in 3D, and smelling salmonella so we don’t get sick with a new ...          

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Photos of the Day: MIT's Thermoelectric Bracelet Wins $10,000

October 22, 2013 4:22 pm | by MIT | News | Comments

A thermoelectric bracelet that helps people maintain a comfortable body temperature takes home $10,000 from MIT’s annual materials-science design competition. The team estimates that if the device stops one building from adjusting its temperature by even just ...

Photos of the Day: Revolutionizing the Running Watch

October 21, 2013 11:49 am | by adidas | News | Comments

adidas has introduced the miCoach SMART RUN, an intuitive wrist based running device, available November 1. Runners of all abilities will be able to track their runs using GPS mapping, monitor their heart rate off their wrist, listen to their favorite music, and get real-time coaching in ...

Cleveland Clinic Names Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2014

October 18, 2013 12:26 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Cleveland Clinic today announced its eighth annual list of Top 10 Medical Innovations that will have a major impact on improving patient care within the next year. The list includes a bionic eye, a neurostimulator for epilepsy and fecal transplantation...

Photos of the Day: Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2014

October 18, 2013 12:19 pm | by Cleveland Clinic | News | Comments

Cleveland Clinic's Medical Innovations for 2014 list includes a new computer-assisted, personalized sedation station; a treatment breakthrough for acute heart disease; an implanted neurological device for epileptic seizures; and a "bionic eye." See what's #1...

Photos of the Day: Keeping Your Cool

October 17, 2013 11:00 am | by Franklin Hobbs, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Four MIT engineering students developed a thermoelectric bracelet that monitors air and skin temperature, and sends tailored pulses of hot or cold waveforms to the wrist to help maintain thermal comfort. For this invention, the team, called Wristify...

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Test Equipment Critical for Successful Kidney Dialysis Devices

October 16, 2013 4:47 pm | by Gene Grilli, Director of Global Sales, Uson | Uson, L.P. | Blogs | Comments

Most people know that a major function of the kidneys is to remove waste products and excess fluid from the body. These waste products and excess fluid are removed through the urine. When the kidneys become damaged or diseased, it becomes...

Antimicrobial Materials Can Aid with Patient Safety

October 16, 2013 4:39 pm | by Lawrence Gabriel, Business Development Manager, Molding Compounds/Performance Polymers, Evonik Corporation | Evonik Cyro, LLC | Blogs | Comments

As a leading supplier of acrylic-based thermoplastic products, Evonik Cyro is continually working with its end-users on the identification of current and future product needs. Citing the demand for products that have antimicrobial capabilities...

Enhancing Safety with Human Factors Design

October 16, 2013 4:34 pm | by Zach Marks, Director of Strategic Marketing, Pharmaceutical Delivery Systems, West Pharmaceutical Services | West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Human factors design and testing, combined with improved instructions for use, can greatly enhance patient compliance and health outcomes. Many well-intentioned devices are underutilized because the patient cannot understand the proper way...

Driving Patient Safety Throughout the Development Process

October 16, 2013 4:02 pm | by Jonathan Martha, Medical Segment Manager, Portescap | Portescap | Blogs | Comments

At Portescap, we supply motors and gearing that go into critical care home medical devices. To ensure patient safety, we use prevention, containment, and OEM feedback. During product design, we use a stage-gate system that incorporates multiple...

Photos of the Day: A Minimally Invasive Surgical Touch

October 16, 2013 10:40 am | by Vanderbilt University | News | Comments

In order to provide the benefits of palpation to minimally invasive surgery, a team of engineers and doctors at Vanderbilt University has designed a special-purpose wireless capsule equipped with a pressure sensor that fits through the small ports...

Photos of the Day: Boston Strong

October 15, 2013 11:22 am | by Charles Krupa, AP photographer | News | Comments

Mery Daniel, a Boston Marathon bombing survivor, rolls her wheelchair down Boylston Street with her husband, Richardson Daniel, after visiting the explosion site where she lost most of her left leg in Boston. Daniel hopes to regain her independence and walk again...

Photos of the Day: Cancer Fighting Wine

October 14, 2013 2:53 pm | by University of Missouri-Columbia | News | Comments

A recent study by a University of Missouri researcher shows that resveratrol, a compound found in grape skins and red wine, can make certain tumor cells more susceptible to radiation treatment. "Our study investigated how resveratrol and radiotherapy...

Photos of the Day: The 'Bionic Man'

October 11, 2013 2:45 pm | by CBSNews24x7 | News | Comments

The artificial "man" is the subject of a Smithsonian Channel documentary that airs Sunday, Oct. 20 at 9 p.m. Called "The Incredible Bionic Man," it chronicles engineers' attempt to assemble a functioning body using artificial parts...  

Photo of the Day: Hearing Deafening Music

October 10, 2013 2:58 pm | by University of Washington | News | Comments

For many, music is a universal language that unites people when words cannot. But for those who use cochlear implants—technology that allows deaf and hard of hearing people to comprehend speech—hearing music remains extremely challenging...

The Pulse: Peanut Butter & Urine Diagnose Diseases

October 10, 2013 9:56 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on The Pulse, we are diagnosing Alzheimers with a tablespoon of peanut butter and a ruler, using urine to test for eye disease, and taking a look at how the government shutdown is inflicting long-term damage on ...   

Compliance Conscious Suppliers Enhance Patient Safety

October 9, 2013 5:10 pm | by Seth Stewart, PASE System Designer, Watlow | Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company | Blogs | Comments

As a strategic supplier to medical OEMs, it is vital that Watlow remains knowledgeable of changes in market needs and regulations. This allows us to design and develop products in a rapid fashion that meet the unique requirements of the medical equipment market.

Photos of the Day: 3D-Printed Bacterial Zoos

October 9, 2013 2:12 pm | by The University of Texas at Austin | News | Comments

The researchers use a novel 3-D printing technology to build homes for bacteria at a microscopic level. The resulting structures can be of almost any shape or size, and can be moved around in relationship to other structures…   

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