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Interface System to Move Objects with the Mind

May 14, 2014 9:58 am | by Mexican Talent Network | News | Comments

Systems able to process thoughts and translate them into a command to move objects are very useful for people who cannot speak or move, but have the disadvantage of causing mental fatigue. However, a Mexican researcher designed an intelligent...

Stem Cell Research Finds Early Indicators of Schizophrenia

May 14, 2014 9:05 am | by Salk Institute | News | Comments

Using new stem cell technology, scientists at the Salk Institute have shown that neurons generated from the skin cells of people with schizophrenia behave strangely in early developmental stages, providing a hint as to ways to detect...  

May 2014 Digital Edition

May 13, 2014 4:39 pm | by MDT Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

In May, there are three presentations that contribute to the cover focus of in vitro diagnostics. “RFID Enables a Clear Line of Sight to Time Savings” highlights the use of RFID to track compounds, chemicals, and reagents; while “The Role of Polymer...

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Flexible Electronics that Change Shape Inside Body

May 13, 2014 2:12 pm | by University of Texas at Dallas | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Tokyo have created electronic devices that become soft when implanted inside the body and can deploy to grip 3-D objects, such as large tissues, nerves and blood vessels...

MEMS Nanoinjector for Genetic Modification of Cells

May 13, 2014 2:07 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

The ability to transfer a gene or DNA sequence from one animal into the genome of another plays a critical role in a wide range of medical research — including cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and diabetes. But the traditional method of...   

phenox Receives CE Mark for Thrombectomy Device

May 13, 2014 12:14 pm | by phenox | News | Comments

phenox GmbH has been granted CE Mark approval for pREset LITE Thrombectomy Device for commercialization within the European Union and any country that accepts CE Mark approval. With the pREset LITE phenox expands its innovative product... 

The Doctor's In…Through Webcam, Smartphone

May 13, 2014 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mark Matulaitis holds out his arms so the Parkinson's specialist can check his tremors. But this is no doctor's office: Matulaitis sits in his rural U.S. home as a neurologist a few hundred miles away examines him via the camera in his...

Computer-Aided Diagnosis of Epilepsy

May 13, 2014 11:49 am | by Cynthia Lee and Kim Irwin, UCLA | News | Comments

Akash Patel, a second-year biology major, and Sarah Barritt, a second-year political science major at UCLA, have a sizable academic edge that will help one get into medical school and the other into law school. For more than a year, both...

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High-Tech Peg Measures Palsy Patients’ Dexterity

May 13, 2014 11:25 am | by Mike Williams, Rice University | News | Comments

It looks like a game board and many of its users will find it fun, but there’s serious intent behind a device by Rice University students to test the abilities of cerebral palsy patients. At the heart of the DeXcellence platform is a small...

Photos of the Day: Pegging Down a Cerebral Palsy Test

May 13, 2014 11:25 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

The DeXcellence device invented by senior engineering students at Rice University tracks the dexterity of cerebral palsy patients through their ability to move a Bluetooth-enabled cylinder through a series of tasks. The peg can be tracked...

Quadriplegic Races 'Vette with Help from AF Performance Lab

May 13, 2014 9:54 am | by Ted Theopolos, U.S. Air Force | News | Comments

Human performance technologies developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory, along with Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., were on display here May 6 as quadriplegic Sam Schmidt, a former Indy Racing League driver, got back behind...

Last day for entries! R&D 100 deadline is 11:59 pm, May 9.

May 9, 2014 1:49 pm | News | Comments

It has arrived...the last day to file your 2014 R&D 100 Awards entry is today, Friday, May 9. If you have started an entry, please take the time to make sure it it is registered and contact us if you need assistance in making the...

Home Health Market Soars as Medical Providers Seek to Cut Costs

May 9, 2014 10:25 am | by IHS Technology | News | Comments

Medical providers’ efforts to reduce costs by taking a more holistic approach to healthcare will spur a doubling in the global market for home health technologies in the coming years, according to IHS Technology. Worldwide revenue for home...

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Toward a Faster, More Accurate Way to Diagnose Stroke

May 8, 2014 3:20 pm | by Analytical Chemistry | News | Comments

When someone suffers from a stroke, a silent countdown begins. A fast diagnosis and treatment can mean the difference between life and death. So scientists are working on a new blood test that one day could rapidly confirm whether someone...

Scientists Create First Living Organism with Added Pair of DNA

May 8, 2014 11:14 am | by Scripps Research Institute | News | Comments

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have engineered a bacterium whose genetic material includes an added pair of DNA "letters," or bases, not found in nature. The cells of this unique bacterium can replicate the unnatural...

Listening to Bipolar Disorder: Smartphone App Detects Mood Swings via Voice Analysis

May 8, 2014 11:03 am | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

A smartphone app that monitors subtle qualities of a person's voice during everyday phone conversations shows promise for detecting early signs of mood changes in people with bipolar disorder, a University of Michigan team reports. While the...

Photos of the Day: Prototypes Solve Real-World Problems

May 6, 2014 10:14 am | by Drexel University | News | Comments

Approximately 40 million Americans suffer from asthma. When Osman Cueto was five years old, he found out he was one of them. So, this past fall, when Cueto was asked to design a product that would help solve a real-world problem, it didn’t ...

Seniors from University's Inaugural Product Design Class Unveil Prototypes

May 6, 2014 10:11 am | by Drexel University | News | Comments

Approximately 40 million Americans suffer from asthma. When Osman Cueto was five years old, he found out he was one of them. Upon being diagnosed with the chronic disease, Cueto, now a senior product design major at Drexel University, was...

NuVasive Announces Favorable Resolution of Patent Lawsuit Against Cadwell Laboratories

May 6, 2014 9:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NuVasive, Inc., a medical device company focused on developing minimally disruptive surgical products and procedures for the spine, announced today that it reached a settlement agreement with Cadwell Laboratories, Inc., in a lawsuit involving...

Brain Helmet Finds Pulse of Depression Treatment

May 5, 2014 11:32 am | by Brainsway | Videos | Comments

An Israeli company is making inroads into the treatment of depression with a helmet-like device designed to stimulate neuronal activity in affected areas of the brain. Brainsway says its technology could also be used to help Parkinson's...

Scientists Reveal Network of Fundamental Motor Circuitry

May 5, 2014 10:26 am | by Salk Institute for Biological Studies | News | Comments

Scientists at the Salk Institute have discovered the developmental source for a key type of neuron that allows animals to walk, a finding that could help pave the way for new therapies for spinal cord injuries or other motor impairments...

Medical Implants, Ultra-Low Power Sensors, and Energy Harvesting

May 5, 2014 8:10 am | by Rich Miron, Digi-Key Technical Content Team | Texas Instruments Inc., Digi-Key | Articles | Comments

Medical implants have considerable potential for energy harvesting with the body itself providing the energy source. Today’s ultra-low power circuits and sensors are accelerating efforts to exploit energy harvesting with the objective being...

Studies Identify Spinal Cord Neurons that Control Skilled Limb Movement

May 2, 2014 1:57 pm | by Columbia University Medical Center | News | Comments

Researchers have identified two types of neurons that enable the spinal cord to control skilled forelimb movement. The first is a group of excitatory interneurons that are needed to make accurate and precise movements; the second is a group...

Delving Deep into the Brain

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

Infographic: My Boss Is Going to Get Somebody Killed

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