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DARPA Program Aimed at Developing Therapies Customized to Individual Patients

August 28, 2014 3:31 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

The body’s peripheral nervous system constantly monitors the status of internal organs and helps regulate biological responses to infection, injury or other imbalances. When this regulatory process goes awry due to injury or illness, peripheral ...

Engineering Newswire 105: BAE Makes Planes More Human

August 28, 2014 10:23 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Production | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re 3D printing bump keys to pick locks, taking electrical...

How Wireless Technology Can Dramatically Improve Ship Safety

August 28, 2014 9:28 am | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

The sinking of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia in 2012 – and the reported difficulties...

Medication Scanning System Aims to Eliminate Errors

August 28, 2014 8:52 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

MIT alumni entrepreneurs Gauti Reynisson MBA ’10 and Ívar Helgason HS ’08 spent the early 2000s...

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'Butterfly' Molecule Could Build New Sensors, Photoenergy Conversion Devices

August 27, 2014 5:09 pm | by Florida State University | News | Comments

Exciting new work by a Florida State University research team has led to a novel molecular system that can take your temperature, emit white light, and convert photon energy directly to mechanical motions. And, the molecule looks like a ...

Teardown: Pacemaker Monitor

August 27, 2014 4:29 pm | by EEVblog | Videos | Comments

This week on the EEVblog Teardown, what's inside a dial-in pacemaker monitor system?                           

Medtronic Spends $350M on Another European Deal

August 27, 2014 10:26 am | by Tom Murphy, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

U.S. medical device maker Medtronic is building stronger ties to Europe, a couple months after announcing a nearly $43 billion acquisition that involves moving its main executive offices across the Atlantic, where it can get a better tax deal ...

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Master Bond Introduces Low Viscosity, Instant Adhesive

August 26, 2014 1:19 pm | by Master Bond | Master Bond, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Master Bond has announced the MB250NT, an instant adhesive suitable for a variety of applications ranging from repair to high speed production for disposable/reusable medical devices. This product passes ISO 10993-5 testing requirements. It also ...

HotSpot: Smartphone-Loss Anxiety Disorder

August 26, 2014 12:14 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, the U.S. Navy has successfully completed landing and deck maneuvers with its new unmanned combat aerial vehicle; an optoelectronic camouflage system inspired by squid; how to deal with lost cell phone anxiety disorder; and remote-controlled moths, or biobots, for rescue missions ...  

Handheld DNA Diagnostic Device Allows Lab-Quality Analysis in the Field

August 26, 2014 11:48 am | by University of Otago | News | Comments

A revolutionary handheld and battery-powered DNA diagnostic device invented at New Zealand's University of Otago is poised to become a commonly used field tool for rapidly detecting suspected viruses or bacteria in samples while also determining ...

Sorting Cells with Sound Waves

August 26, 2014 10:01 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News | News | Comments

Researchers from MIT, Pennsylvania State University, and Carnegie Mellon University have devised a new way to separate cells by exposing them to sound waves as they flow through a tiny channel. Their device, about the size of a dime, could be used to ...

Eye Implants, Smartphones Could Lead to Better Glaucoma Treatments

August 26, 2014 9:38 am | by Stanford | News | Comments

For the 2.2 million Americans battling glaucoma, the main course of action for staving off blindness involves weekly visits to eye specialists who monitor and control increasing pressure within the eye. Now, a tiny eye implant developed at ...

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Widespread Adoption of Robot-Assisted Prostatectomy in U.S.

August 26, 2014 9:26 am | by BJU International | News | Comments

A new study reveals that the U.S. has experienced widespread adoption of robot-assisted prostate removal surgery to treat prostate cancer in recent years. The BJU International study also found that while such surgeries are more expensive than ...

Medtronic Buys Brain Stimulation Company for $200M

August 26, 2014 7:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medtronic spent about $200 million in cash to buy a privately held company that develops deep brain stimulation technologies. The acquisition of Sapiens Steering Brain Stimulation will make the medical device maker stronger in an ...  

NSF Awards $1.2M Grant to Develop Cloud-Computing Tools

August 25, 2014 1:27 pm | by Rice University | News | Comments

Cloud computing is at the core of a new grant to Rice University computer scientist Christopher Jermaine, who plans to develop tools that will allow research and industry to make better use of massive data sets without having to rely on ...    

Clear Quality Vision & Values Key to Culture of Quality that Drives Results

August 25, 2014 12:35 pm | by Forbes & ASQ | News | Comments

Clearly stated quality vision and values, and unequivocal leadership are key components to a successful culture of quality that can help organizations drive results, according to new research from ASQ and Forbes Insights. But only about 60% of all ...

Laser Device May End Pin Pricks for Diabetics

August 22, 2014 11:15 am | by Princeton University | News | Comments

Princeton University researchers have developed a way to use a laser to measure people's blood sugar, and, with more work to shrink the laser system to a portable size, the technique could allow diabetics to check their condition without ...

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Teams Test Out a New Helmet, But Does it Work?

August 22, 2014 10:00 am | by David Brandt, AP Sports Writer | News | Comments

Arkansas coach Bret Bielema proudly posted a message on Twitter last spring that featured the Razorbacks' new helmets — a futuristic design by Riddell called the SpeedFlex that is supposed to be the latest in head protection ...   

Apple’s HealthKit to Revolutionize Mobile Health Market, Say Analysts

August 21, 2014 5:28 pm | by GlobalData | News | Comments

Linda Tian, GlobalData’s Analyst covering Medical Devices, says:  “GlobalData believes that Apple’s strategy to unite medical applications, electronic health records and peripheral devices through a platform, reported to be the HealthKit, will be a ...

New Feeding Tube Connectors Will Improve Patient Safety

August 21, 2014 11:04 am | by American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) | News | Comments

New feeding tube connectors, designed by an international standards process, will be available soon and will improve patient safety. According to an invited review published in the OnlineFirst version of Nutrition in Clinical Practice (NCP), the ...

3D Printers Create Custom Medical Implants

August 21, 2014 10:57 am | by Louisiana Tech University | News | Comments

A team of researchers at Louisiana Tech University has developed an innovative method for using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials to fabricate custom medical implants that can contain antibacterial and chemotherapeutic ...

Space Station Inspired Robot to Help Heal Sick Children

August 21, 2014 9:39 am | by Jessica Eagan, International Space Station Program Science Office | News | Comments

Children love robots. In all shapes, sizes, "personalities" and "smarts," these electronic wonders have been found under Christmas trees by kids and unwrapped on birthdays for years. The gift of space-inspired robotics now goes beyond toys ...

World's Smallest CMOS Video Camera

August 20, 2014 3:42 pm | by Medigus | Product Releases | Comments

Medigus has announced the micro ScoutCam 1.2, a proprietary 1.2 mm diameter waterproof CMOS video camera that can be used in extreme environments and is the smallest such camera in the world. With capabilities ranging from going into a ...

How to Accurately & Cheaply Move Single Cells Around

August 20, 2014 10:56 am | by Houston Methodist | News | Comments

Scientists at the Houston Methodist Research Institute have figured out how to pick up and transfer single cells using a pipette -- a common laboratory tool that's been tweaked slightly. They describe this engineering feat and preliminary test results in ...

Engineering New Bone Growth

August 20, 2014 10:35 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News | News | Comments

MIT chemical engineers have devised a new implantable tissue scaffold coated with bone growth factors that are released slowly over a few weeks. When applied to bone injuries or defects, this coated scaffold induces the body to rapidly form new ...

Our Connection to Content

August 20, 2014 9:42 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

It’s often said that humans are wired to connect: The neural wiring that helps us read the emotions and actions of other people may be a foundation for human empathy. But for the past eight years, MIT Media Lab spinout Innerscope Research has been using ...

Calculations with Nanoscale Smart Particles

August 19, 2014 9:43 am | by Moscow Institute of Physics & Technology | News | Comments

Researchers from the Institute of General Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences and MIPT have made an important step towards creating medical ...    

MGH Develops Device to Study Metastases

August 19, 2014 9:35 am | by Massachusetts General Hospital | News | Comments

A microfluidic device developed at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) may help study key steps in the process by which cancer cells break off from a primary tumor to invade other tissues and form metastases. In their report published in ...

Graphene Rubber Bands Could Stretch Limits of Healthcare

August 19, 2014 9:26 am | by University of Surrey | News | Comments

Although body motion sensors already exist in different forms, they have not been widely used due to their complexity and cost of production. Now researchers from the University of Surrey and Trinity College Dublin have for the ...  

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