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New Imaging Technology Helps Resolve MS Question

October 29, 2013 10:58 am | by Western University | Comments

As Western University scientist Ravi Menon, Ph.D., explains, it's been known for over a century that iron deposits in the brain play a role in the pathology of multiple sclerosis, but now, new imaging research from the Robarts Research Institute at...

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Designing the Next-Generation Prosthesis

October 24, 2013 3:16 pm | by MIT | Comments

MIT graduate student Katy Olesnavage helps redesign the Jaipur Foot, a prosthesis used throughout the developing world. Once manufactured, the goal is to drive down cost while increasing consistency and availability. Katy journeyed to India where she ...

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The Pulse: Smelling Salmonella & Biomedical Experiments in Space

October 23, 2013 5:28 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | 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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Teeny Tiny Pacemaker

October 23, 2013 4:16 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, brought to you by Memory Protection Devices, Nanostim, a secretive California start-up has developed a tiny, wireless pacemaker that has been approved for sale in the European Union.      

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Eyes-Free Yoga

October 18, 2013 10:52 am | by Kyle Rector | Comments

People who are blind or low vision may have a harder time participating in exercise classes due to inaccessibility, travel difficulties, or lack of experience. Exergames can encourage exercise at home and help lower the barrier to trying new activities...

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New Watch Tells You When You'll Die

October 16, 2013 1:00 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

On this episode of Kickstarter of the Week, brought to you by National Instruments, we are counting down the days until we die with Tikker, the death watch that wants you to think about life.         

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Stepping Out in Style

October 15, 2013 4:22 pm | by Michigan Tech | Comments

Dr. Mo Rastgaar and Evandro Ficanha talk about the testing of steerable ankle-foot prosthesis for amputees. An evaluation platform is being developed that consists of a circular treadmill and a gait emulator mechanism. The platform allows...

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Bringing the Incredible Bionic Man to Life

October 11, 2013 2:59 pm | by Smithsonian Channel | Comments

Rich Walker, managing director of Shadow Robot Co. and the lead roboticist on the project, and James Pope race against the clock as they assemble the Bionic Man. The device parts hail from 17 manufacturers around the world. The Bionic Man...

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Robots that Make You Stronger

October 10, 2013 2:19 pm | by TEDxTalks | Comments

William Durfee is Professor and Director of Design Education in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. He received the A.B. degree in Engineering and Applied Physics from Harvard University and the M.S. and Ph.D...

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The Pulse: Peanut Butter & Urine Diagnose Diseases

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

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The Nanobiosym: Grand Prize Winner of Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE

October 3, 2013 11:00 am | by XPRIZE | Comments

The presence of disease can be detected with gold standard accuracy by placing a single drop of blood or saliva on a nanochip that is inserted into Team Nanobiosym's mobile device. The developers of the unit were awarded the $525,000 Grand Prize in the first competition of the Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE.

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3D Printing Benefits Prior to Surgery

October 2, 2013 10:08 am | by University of Missouri | Comments

  In the two years since the University of Missouri’s College of Engineering opened a three-dimensional (3D) printing facility, students and faculty from fields as diverse as paleontology, medicine and engineering have used the printers to prepare for complicated surgeries, model extinct crocodiles and build skills for future employment.

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$24M Project Aims to Stop Bioterrorism

September 26, 2013 5:19 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has taken on a $24 million project to develop a unique body on a chip system that could be used to prevent…                     

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The Pulse: Self-Healing Polymer for Wound Care

September 26, 2013 10:51 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Comments

On this episode of The Pulse, brought to you by MDT TV, we're treating wounds with a self-healing polymer, implanting a cure for sleep apnea, printing objects in 3D for the blind, and monitoring vital signs with a shirt. This episode feature: Scientists have created the world's first self-healing polymer that can repair itself without any intervention, offering potential applications in wound care.

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Heart Activity Is Regulated via Communicating Heart Cells

September 25, 2013 11:35 am | by University of Western Ontario | Comments

New research from Western University is leading to a better understanding of what happens during heart failure; knowledge that could lead to better therapeutics or a more accurate predictor of risk. The research--led by Robarts Research Institute scientists Robert Gros, Ph.D., and Marco Prado, Ph.D...

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