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This Slinky lookalike helps us see tiny objects

May 22, 2015 11:27 am | by University at Buffalo | News | Comments

It looks like a Slinky suspended in motion. Yet this photonics advancement...

A second life for MRI magnets

May 21, 2015 8:00 pm | by Argonne National Laboratory | News | Comments

Researchers at Argonne recently acquired two decommissioned magnets from magnetic resonance...

Researchers develop new way to manufacture nanofibers

May 21, 2015 1:25 pm | by University of Georgia | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed an inexpensive way to manufacture...

New portable device could test how 'squishy' cancerous tumors are

May 20, 2015 1:25 pm | by University of Southern California | News | Comments

Tumors come in all shapes, sizes ... and squishiness. And it turns out that matters, if you want...

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Nature inspires first artificial molecular pump

May 19, 2015 2:14 pm | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

Using nature for inspiration, a team of Northwestern University scientists is the first to develop an entirely artificial molecular pump, in which molecules pump other molecules. This tiny machine is no small feat. The pump one day might be used to power other molecular machines, such as artificial muscles.

What makes cancer cells spread? New device offers clues

May 19, 2015 1:26 pm | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

Why do some cancer cells break away from a tumor and travel to distant parts of the body? A team of oncologists and engineers from the University of Michigan teamed up to help understand this crucial question.  

Molecular switch that promotes heart cell maturation discovered

May 12, 2015 6:12 pm | by University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine | News | Comments

A molecular switch that seems to be essential for embryonic heart cells to grow into more mature, adult-like heart cells has been discovered. The discovery should help scientist better understand how ...

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Development kit helps fast track device prototyping

May 7, 2015 2:43 pm | by Avnet, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Avnet Electronics Marketing released the new Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA DSP development kit with JESD204B high-speed analog. The kit provides a comprehensive platform for rapid prototyping of high performance digital signal processing applications with wideband analog data acquisition in sectors including communications, medical imaging, test and measurement and defense/aerospace.

Thermometer-like device could help diagnose heart attacks

May 6, 2015 4:04 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Diagnosing a heart attack can require multiple tests using expensive equipment. But not everyone has access to such techniques, especially in remote or low-income areas. Now scientists have developed a simple, thermometer-like device that could ...

How emerging technologies are revolutionizing home health care

May 6, 2015 1:42 pm | by Alex Smith | Blogs | Comments

Caring for the elderly, ill, and chronically disabled in the home has always been a challenge. But, just as technology has made every other aspect of life easier, it’s making providing home health care easier, too. Emerging technologies are expanding and ...

High-tech 'Smart Care' apartment aims to improve health care for seniors

May 1, 2015 9:58 am | by University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

University of Texas at Arlington nursing and engineering researchers will unveil a model "Smart Care" apartment next month that is infused with intelligent care technology designed to reduce risks encountered by older adults and those with disabilities who want to ...

Patient portals could widen health disparities

April 29, 2015 10:55 am | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

Online sites that offer secure access to one's medical record, often referred to as patient portals, are increasingly important for doctor and patient communication and routine access to health care information. But patient portals could widen the ...

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250 watt ISM transistor offers up to 51% drain efficiency

April 29, 2015 9:39 am | by Rfmw Ltd | Rfmw Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for NXP’s BLF2425M7LS-250P. This highly efficient (51% drain efficiency) LDMOS transistor is internally matched for broadband performance from 2400 to 2500MHz, supporting ISM (Industrial, Scientific and Medical) applications. The earless, ceramic package adds to ...

Linear position sensors designed for metrology and dimensional gauging

April 28, 2015 9:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

H G. Schaevitz LLC, Alliance Sensors Group is pleased to announce it has released a line of spring-extend AC-LVDT based dimensional gauging probes (aka pencil probes) for QC metrology, X-Y tables, and automotive/medical/aerospace test stands. These dimensional gauging probes are regularly used with ...

Blue Man Group lends a hand to MedTech design

April 22, 2015 8:57 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, MDT, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

Not long ago, Robert Downey Jr. (or Tony Stark, aka Ironman) helped deliver a bionic arm to a young boy, Alex Pring. It was a great “feel-good” story and the boy seemed pretty pleased with his new prosthetic. Then, earlier this month, Blue Man Group contributed their time in the “reveal” of a prosthetic arm....

Stanford, Harvard researchers to share $500K medical prize

April 20, 2015 12:01 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Two scientists whose work on modern research technologies is expected to speed the pace of medical discoveries will share one of the richest prizes in medicine and science next month, officials at a New York hospital said Monday. The $500,000 Albany Medical Center Prize in Biomedicine and Biomedical Research ...

Indicators ideal for material handling applications

April 20, 2015 10:19 am | by Apem Components, Inc. | Apem Components, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

APEM, Inc. announces its new Q series indicators, ideal for material handling applications, and the perfect choice for any panel mount configuration, including industrial control panels, automation and medical equipment, vehicles, and marine instrument panels. Offered in red, green, yellow, blue and white, the Q series ...

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Optical resonance-based biosensors designed for medical applications

April 17, 2015 1:04 pm | by Elhuyar Fundazioa | News | Comments

A telecommunications engineer of the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre, has designed in his Ph.D. thesis optical resonance-based biosensors for use in medical applications like, for example, the detecting of celiac disease. Besides achieving greater resolution ...

An electronic micropump to deliver treatments deep within the brain

April 16, 2015 2:20 pm | by INSERM (Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale) | News | Comments

Many potentially efficient drugs have been created to treat neurological disorders, but they cannot be used in practice. Typically, for a condition such as epilepsy, it is essential to act at exactly the right time and place in the brain. For this reason ...

Medical team leverages Wi-Fi, mobile health in combat operations settings

April 16, 2015 12:01 pm | by U.S. Army | News | Comments

Imagine arriving at a major medical center with a life-threatening medical condition. Imagine now, this facility has no paging or cell phone capability. How will the right doctor be alerted that you need treatment to save your life? The Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center's Mobile Health Innovation Center ...

'Space-age' research looks to provide new human health insights

April 14, 2015 8:18 am | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

Imagine if all of your physiological changes were hyper accelerated so that you passed through life cycles in weeks as opposed to decades. You'd be able to grow a beard overnight or your hair might begin graying in a matter of days or maybe menopause would come ...

Engineering Update #105: Driverless vehicle makes a cross-country trek

April 9, 2015 10:47 am | by Jon Dipierro, Kasey Panetta, Jason Lomberg, & Janine E. Mooney | Videos | Comments

There has been a lot of enthusiasm and quite a bit of criticism when it comes to self-driving cars. They’ve proven themselves capable on shorter trips,  but Delphi has undertaken a whole other challenge. An across-the-country road trip....

A digital field guide to cancer cells

April 8, 2015 6:04 pm | by Yale University | News | Comments

Scientists are mapping the habits of cancer cells, turn by microscopic turn. Using advanced technology and an approach that merges engineering and medicine, a Yale University-led team has compiled some of the most sophisticated data yet on the elaborate signaling networks directing highly ...

Device extracts rare tumor cells using sound

April 6, 2015 4:25 pm | by Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

A simple blood test may one day replace invasive biopsies thanks to a new device that uses sound waves to separate blood-borne cancer cells from white blood cells. Carnegie Mellon University President Subra Suresh and fellow researchers ...

Embedded Vision Summit

April 6, 2015 1:11 pm | Events

The fifth annual Embedded Vision Summit will be held May 12, 2015 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. This technical, educational forum is designed for product creators, innovators and business leaders interested in incorporating computer vision into their applications, including medical imaging ...

New advancements in 3-D designs for neural tissue engineering

April 6, 2015 12:48 pm | by Institute of Neural Regeneration & Tissue Engineering | News | Comments

It is well known that neurological diseases and injuries pose some of the greatest challenges in modern medicine, with few if any options for effectively treating such diagnoses, but recent work suggests a unique approach for reconstructing damaged neural tissue....

Experience saves lives: Advanced life-support study reveals differences in survival rates

March 25, 2015 3:01 pm | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

An advanced form of life support that takes over for the failing hearts and lungs of critically ill patients saves lives. But for adults, the odds of surviving depend on which hospital provides the life-supporting treatment - with the best odds at ones ...

Nanorobotic agents open the blood-brain barrier, offering hope for new brain treatments

March 25, 2015 3:00 pm | by University of Montreal | News | Comments

Magnetic nanoparticles can open the blood-brain barrier and deliver molecules directly to the brain, say researchers from the University of Montreal, Polytechnique Montréal, and CHU Sainte-Justine. This barrier runs inside almost all vessels in the brain and protects it from ...

Studies of health information exchanges yet to show strong evidence of benefits

March 25, 2015 2:59 pm | by Indiana University | News | Comments

Health information exchanges are supposed to improve the speed, quality, safety and cost of patient care, but there is little evidence of that in existing health information exchange benefit studies, according to a research paper published this month....

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