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Building a Wearable Brain Imaging Helmet

November 26, 2014 10:28 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

GE scientists are working on a wearable, high-resolution imaging "helmet" that would allow doctors to observe the brain on the cellular level. The portable device could also allow doctors to study motor activity in the brain, since patients will be ...

FDA Strengthens Warning on Device Linked to Cancer

November 26, 2014 9:19 am | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

U.S. regulators on Monday strengthened their warning against use of a once-popular device for...

Student's DIY Microscope Could Save Thousands

November 25, 2014 5:02 pm | by Brunel University | News | Comments

Expensive tests for measuring everything from sperm motility to cancer diagnosis have...

New Device May Ease Mammography Discomfort

November 25, 2014 2:16 pm | by Radiological Society of North America | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a new device that may result in more comfortable mammography for...

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Flexible Electronics Breakthrough Enabled by Inorganic-Based Laser Lift-Off

November 25, 2014 2:01 pm | by The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) | News | Comments

Flexible electronics have been touted as the next generation in electronics in various areas, ranging from consumer electronics to bio-integrated medical devices. In spite of their merits, insufficient performance of organic materials arising ...

Brain's Reaction to Virtual Reality Provides Insight into Memory Restoration

November 25, 2014 12:59 pm | by Stuart Wolpert, UCLA | News | Comments

UCLA neurophysicists have found that space-mapping neurons in the brain react differently to virtual reality than they do to real-world environments. Their findings could be significant for people who use virtual reality for gaming ...  

Army Researchers Win $500K in Head Health Challenge

November 25, 2014 12:33 pm | by Joyce P. Brayboy, U.S. Army Research Laboratory | News | Comments

Army Soldier-protection experts at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have received a $500,000 grant from the NFL, Under Armour and GE's Head Health Challenge II initiative that will assist its research to protect against brain injury ... 

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Wireless Electronic Implants Stop Staph, Then Dissolve

November 25, 2014 11:36 am | by Tufts University | News | Comments

Researchers at Tufts University, in collaboration with a team at the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, have demonstrated a resorbable electronic implant that eliminated bacterial infection in mice by delivering heat to infected tissue when ...

Testing Virtual Reality in Balance Dysfunction After TBI

November 25, 2014 10:10 am | by Kessler Foundation | News | Comments

Kessler Foundation is the recipient of a four-year grant for nearly $3 million from the Defense Medical Research and Development Program (DMRDP) Department of Defense (DOD) titled, "Improving Balance in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Using a ...

Ultra-Short X-Ray Pulses Explore the Nano World

November 25, 2014 10:03 am | by Technische Universitaet Muenchen | News | Comments

X-ray flashes are a unique scientific tool. They are generated by accelerating electrons to very high energy levels in kilometer-long vacuum tubes, so-called linear accelerators, and then deflecting them with specially arranged magnets ...

New Device Could Make Large Biocircuits Practical

November 25, 2014 9:52 am | by David Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Researchers have made great progress in recent years in the design and creation of biological circuits — systems that, like electronic circuits, can take a number of different inputs and deliver a particular kind of output. But while individual ...

MIT Grads Launch All-Terrain Wheelchair in U.S.

November 25, 2014 9:37 am | by Alissa Mallinson, Department of Mechanical Engineering | News | Comments

GRIT is a social-enterprise startup that relies on in-the-field research and user feedback to guide its products. The Leveraged Freedom Chair (LFC), which was originally developed for emerging markets, is the basis of the new Freedom ... 

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Photos of the Day: Google's Spoon Steadies Tremors

November 25, 2014 9:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Built with hundreds of algorithms, these specially designed spoons make it much easier for people with tremors and Parkinson’s Disease to eat without spilling. The spoons sense a shaking hand and make instant adjustments to stay balanced ...

Google Designs Balanced Spoon Using Hundreds of Algorithms

November 25, 2014 9:27 am | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Just in time for the holidays, Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon. Of course these spoons (don't call them spoogles) are a bit more than your basic utensil: Using hundreds of algorithms, they ... 

Hand Dryers Spread Bacteria in Public Toilets

November 24, 2014 11:02 am | by University of Leeds | News | Comments

Modern hand dryers are much worse than paper towels when it comes to spreading germs, according to new University of Leeds research. Scientists from the University of Leeds have found that high-powered 'jet-air' and warm air hand dryers ...

Air Force Helps Design Transport Isolation System

November 24, 2014 10:53 am | by John Scaggs, 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs | News | Comments

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) is playing a unique role in the United States' comprehensive Ebola response efforts in West Africa through the center's involvement in developing a transport isolation system ...   

Marine with Robotic Leg Braces Gets Bronze Star

November 24, 2014 9:45 am | by Julie Watson, Associated Press | News | Comments

A Marine who was left paralyzed by a sniper's bullet in Afghanistan fulfilled a promise to himself on Friday and walked using robotic leg braces in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton, where he was awarded a Bronze Star. The crowd of 300 Marines ...

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A Look at How FDA-Approved Robotic Leg Braces Work

November 24, 2014 9:42 am | by Julie Watson, Associated Press | News | Comments

Marine Capt. Derek Herrera, who was paralyzed by a sniper's bullet two years ago in southern Afghanistan, is walking again thanks to a set of robotic leg braces known as the ReWalk system. Herrera is the first in the United States to ... 

NFL Announces 7 Winners of Head Health Challenge

November 21, 2014 10:46 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Last spring, the National Football League, the sports performance brand Under Armour, and GE called on researchers, scientists and enthusiasts to find new tools for detecting concussions and protecting football players from traumatic brain ... 

Wearable Device Punishes You for Slouching

November 21, 2014 10:18 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, ECN Magazine | Blogs | Comments

One of the first skills they teach you in the military — if you haven’t mastered it already — is correct posture. If you slouch, a loud, angry man with a Smoky Bear hat will give you a gentle reminder to stand up straight. But even the ...

Impacts of Power Prosthetic Failures on Amputees

November 21, 2014 9:45 am | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Powered lower limb prosthetics hold promise for improving the mobility of amputees, but errors in the technology may also cause some users to stumble or fall. New research examines exactly what happens when these technologies fail, with ...

Robotic Walker Helps Patients Regain Natural Gait

November 21, 2014 9:20 am | by National University of Singapore | News | Comments

Survivors of stroke or other neurological conditions such as spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and Parkinson's disease often struggle with mobility. To regain their motor functions, these patients are required to ...   

New Device Reduces Scarring in Damaged Blood Vessels

November 21, 2014 9:13 am | by Amanda Morris, Northwestern University | News | Comments

When blood vessels are damaged through surgery, it can trigger an endless cycle of scarring and repair. "Scar tissue will always form inside the blood vessel and, in many cases, eventually block blood flow," said Guillermo Ameer, professor of ...

New Tech Could 'Light Up' Cancer Cells During Surgery

November 20, 2014 11:55 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

On Target Laboratories LLC and Purdue University are clinically investigating optical imaging technology that could "light up" cancer cells and help surgeons remove more cancerous tissue than previously possible during surgical procedures ... 

Air Bag System Approved for World Cup Ski Races

November 19, 2014 9:14 am | by Andrew Dampf, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

Perhaps if Lindsey Vonn had a big cushy air bag to fall on when she tore two ligaments in her right knee she wouldn't have missed the Sochi Olympics. And maybe Aksel Lund Svindal wouldn't have broken bones in his face and suffered a ...  

World's Smallest Form B Reed Switch for Medical Applications

November 18, 2014 1:46 pm | by Kaylie Duffy, Associate Editor, @kaylieannduffy | News | Comments

Many medical applications, such as pacemakers and hearing aids, require reliable, battery saving reed switches. That is why HSI Sensing developed the world’s smallest Form B reed switch. According to the company, the HSR-376 is the ... 

Better Micro-Actuators to Transport Materials in Liquids

November 18, 2014 10:08 am | by Fabio Bergamin, ETH Zurich | News | Comments

Scientists have been conducting research on micrometer-sized actuators which one day may make it possible to transport drugs or chemical sensor molecules to specific locations throughout the human body. Researchers at ETH Zurich have ... 

New Nanoparticles Enable Both MRI & Fluorescent Imaging

November 18, 2014 9:58 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News | News | Comments

MIT chemists have developed new nanoparticles that can simultaneously perform magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and fluorescent imaging in living animals. Such particles could help scientists to track specific molecules ...    

Photos of the Day: The World's First X-Ray & Other Radiology Gems

November 18, 2014 9:33 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Workers at GE labs have imaged 100 everyday objects with X-rays, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging. Take and look at a sample, and good measure, don’t miss Mrs. Roentgen’s hand, the image that started it all ...   

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