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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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...  

Microchip Reveals How Tumor Cells Transition to Invasion

August 18, 2014 9:56 am | by Brown University | News | Comments

Using a microengineered device that acts as an obstacle course for cells, researchers have shed new light on a cellular metamorphosis thought to play a role in tumor cell invasion throughout the body. The epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a process in ...

3D Printing Cartilage

August 15, 2014 2:15 pm | by EnvisionTEC | News | Comments

Rocky Tuan, PhD, is a professor and executive vice chairman of the department of orthopedic surgery as well as the director of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine developing ...

MIT’s 7 Fingered Robot

August 13, 2014 4:36 pm | by MIT | Videos | Comments

Researchers at MIT have developed a robot that enhances the grasping motion of the human hand. The device, worn around one's wrist, works essentially like two extra fingers adjacent to the pinky and thumb ...      

Own Your Body's Data

August 13, 2014 3:09 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

The new breed of high-tech self-monitors might seem targeted at competitive athletes. But Talithia Williams, a statistician, makes a compelling case that all of us should be measuring and recording simple data about our bodies every day ...

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'Shape-Shifting' Material Could Help Reconstruct Faces

August 13, 2014 3:08 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Injuries, birth defects (such as cleft palates) or surgery to remove a tumor can create gaps in bone that are too large to heal naturally. And when they occur in the head, face or jaw, these bone defects can dramatically alter a person's ...

Sensitive Microsphere-Based Assay for Early Detection of Type I Diabetes

August 13, 2014 1:46 pm | by World Scientific | News | Comments

A team of researchers from the Center for Engineering in Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a novel fluorescence-based assay for sensitive detection of antibodies within microliter volume serum samples. This new assay is ...

Microminiature Board-to-Board Connectors

August 13, 2014 11:40 am | by PD&D Staff | Molex | Product Releases | Comments

Molex has announced the launch of its new SlimStack SSB6 SMT microminiature board-to-board connectors.  With an ultra-low profile (0.35 mm pitch) and compact size (0.60 mm height x 2.00 mm width, when mated), SlimStack SSB6 connectors are ...

Why Less is More for the Health of Africa’s Hospitals

August 13, 2014 10:05 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

The rural health clinic in Kimalamisale, Tanzania, sits at the end of a rutted sandy road some 160 miles from the nearest large town. Although the brightly colored concrete structure serves thousands of villagers living in the ...   

4 Best Practices for Protecting Trademarks when Entering the Chinese Market

August 13, 2014 9:57 am | by Wendy Wu (MWE China), Jennifer Mikulina & Han Jason Yu | Articles | Comments

Working with a team of experienced trademark counsel in the U.S. and China is a critical to launching a successful expansion of a brand into China. This article provides a set of checklists to guide companies, including the preliminary steps to ...

FDA Approves Lung Preservation Machine

August 13, 2014 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal health regulators have approved a novel device that can preserve donated lungs outside the body for possible transplantation into critically ill patients. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that the approval of the ... 

On the Frontiers of Cyborg Science

August 12, 2014 12:39 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

No longer just fantastical fodder for sci-fi buffs, cyborg technology is bringing us tangible progress toward real-life electronic skin, prosthetics and ultraflexible circuits. Now taking this human-machine concept to an unprecedented ...

'Seeing' Through Virtual Touch Is Believing

August 11, 2014 12:52 pm | by University of Cincinnati | News | Comments

A University of Cincinnati experiment aimed at this diverse and growing population could spark development of advanced tools to help all the aging baby boomers, injured veterans, diabetics and white-cane-wielding pedestrians navigate the blurred edges of ...

Sensitive Acid Sensor Controls Insulin Production

August 11, 2014 12:23 pm | by ETH Zurich | News | Comments

Many human metabolic functions only run smoothly if the acid level in the body remains neutral and stable. For humans, normal blood pH values lie between 7.35 and 7.45. By way of comparison, an empty stomach is extremely acidic, with a pH value of ...

U.S. Bots Flagged Ebola Before Outbreak Announced

August 11, 2014 9:55 am | by Rodrique Ngowi, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is focusing a spotlight on an online tool run by experts in Boston that flagged a "mystery hemorrhagic fever" in forested areas of southeastern Guinea nine days before the World Health Organization formally ...

Infographic: Battery Drain: How to Stop It

August 8, 2014 1:56 pm | by Roaming Technologies | Stmicroelectronics | News | Comments

Despite huge advancements in technology, battery drain is an ongoing problem. Is it ever going to be solved? And, more importantly, what can we do to extend the life of our batteries in the meantime?        

Disposable Biosensor Monitors New Vital Sign

August 8, 2014 10:45 am | by University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences | News | Comments

A disposal, plastic listening device that attaches to the abdomen may help doctors definitively determine which post-operative patients should be fed and which should not, an invention that may improve outcomes, decrease healthcare costs ...

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