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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...

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...

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...

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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 ...  

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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 ...   

Be Thankful Marketing Isn't Running R&D

November 17, 2014 4:13 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, MDT | Blogs | Comments

I’m back in the office after my annual trip to Minneapolis for a trade show that always happens around the Halloween time of year. The timing seems strangely appropriate given how scary the diminishing event has become ...    

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Astrodyne Announces Acquisition of TDI Power

November 17, 2014 1:56 pm | by Astrodyne Corporation | News | Comments

Astrodyne Corporation announced that it has acquired TDI Power ("TDI") from private owners. Headquartered in Hackettstown, New Jersey, TDI designs and manufactures power supplies and integrated systems for semiconductor ...    

2-DTech & Evodental Collaborate on Development of Graphene-Integrated Polymer Composites for Dental Care

November 17, 2014 1:38 pm | by 2-DTech | News | Comments

Helping industry unlock graphene’s potential, 2-DTech, in partnership with Evodental, have jointly secured a financial commitment for £150,000 of funding from InnovateUK to carry out investigative work into the utilization of ...   

Federal Competition Aims to Create an Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation

November 17, 2014 1:25 pm | by National Photonics Initiative | News | Comments

The National Photonics Initiative (NPI), an alliance of top scientific societies uniting industry and academia to raise awareness of photonics, applauded the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the US Department of Defense ...

Software Helps Pinpoint Aggressiveness of Tumors

November 17, 2014 10:35 am | by University of Western Ontario | News | Comments

Researchers at Western University are using cutting-edge genetic mutation-analysis software developed in their lab to interpret mutations in tumor genome that may provide insight into determining which breast cancer tumors are ...   

Electronic Monitoring Device May Help Lower Salt Intake

November 17, 2014 9:53 am | by American Heart Association | News | Comments

Using an electronic monitoring device may help heart failure patients and their families stick to a low-salt diet, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2014. The Family Sodium Watcher ...

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Bone Finding Software Saves Thousands of Hours of Manual Work

November 14, 2014 11:19 am | by Manchester University | News | Comments

Research into disorders such as arthritis is to be helped by new software developed at the University of Manchester which automatically outlines bones - saving thousands of hours of manual work. Amidst a national shortage of ...   

Social Robots Help Children with Diabetes Gain Confidence

November 14, 2014 11:15 am | by Alan Williams, University of Plymouth | News | Comments

Social robots are helping diabetic children accept the nature of their condition and become more confident about their futures, scientists have announced following a four-and-a-half year research study ...       

Wearable Tech for the Battlefield Would Help Soldiers Measure Fatigue, Stress

November 14, 2014 10:52 am | by Cory Nealon, University at Buffalo | News | Comments

Wearable devices can count the steps you take and the calories you burn. But can they help soldiers in the field? Or prevent someone from having a heart attack? Researchers at Sentient Science and the University at Buffalo say yes ...  

Photos of the Day: Ambulance Drone Flies Over 60 MPH

November 14, 2014 10:14 am | by TU Delft | News | Comments

This new type of drones can go over 100 km/h (62 mph) and reaches its destination within one minute, which increases chance of survival from 8% to 80%. This drone folds up and becomes a toolbox for all kind of emergency supplies ...  

Smartphones Team-Up with QR Codes for Secure 3D Displays

November 14, 2014 10:04 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Quick Response (QR) codes - the box-shaped symbols that appear on signs, posters, and even business cards - are a convenient and efficient way of accessing specific web pages with a smartphone or other mobile device. However, new ...  

Why 3D-Printing is a Game Changer in Modern Medicine

November 13, 2014 1:40 pm | by Juste Semetaite, Community and Content Manager at CGTrader.com | Articles | Comments

No one wants to live fast and die young anymore. The new cult that’s spun the society into an obsessive quest for the modern elixir of extended life is the beating heart of the 21st century. It is, of course, the all-consuming desire to ...

Virtual Reality Helps People Accept Themselves

November 13, 2014 11:39 am | by University College London | News | Comments

Self-compassion can be learned using avatars in an immersive virtual reality, finds new research led by UCL. This innovative approach reduced self-criticism and increased self-compassion and feelings of ...       

OPM & Yale Announce Joint Research Program to Develop 3D-Printed Biomedical Tech

November 12, 2014 3:42 pm | by Oxford Performance Materials | News | Comments

Oxford Performance Materials (OPM) has announced the commencement of an extensive joint research program with Yale University to develop innovative and cost-effective 3D printed biomedical technologies and applications ...    

Virtual Reality Speeds Up Rehabilitation

November 12, 2014 1:21 pm | by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University | News | Comments

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has successfully developed a novel training program using haptic technology for impaired hands that cannot function normally. This program is unique as it provides force feedback, which creates ...  

Artificial Retina Could Someday Help Restore Vision

November 12, 2014 12:02 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

The loss of eyesight, often caused by retinal degeneration, is a life-altering health issue for many people, especially as they age. But a new development toward a prosthetic retina could help counter conditions that result from problems ...

Controlling Genes with Your Thoughts

November 11, 2014 2:20 pm | by ETH Zurich | News | Comments

It sounds like something from the scene in Star Wars where Master Yoda instructs the young Luke Skywalker to use the force to release his stricken X-Wing from the swamp: Marc Folcher and other researchers from the group led by ...   

Chains of Particles Serve as Microbot Muscles

November 11, 2014 2:12 pm | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

In a step toward robots smaller than a grain of sand, University of Michigan researchers have shown how chains of self-assembling particles could serve as electrically activated muscles in the tiny machines. So-called microbots would be handy ...

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