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Study shows CGM devices also benefit people with type 1 diabetes

NEW YORK, May 27, 2009 People with type 1 diabetes who have already been successful in achieving recommended blood sugar goals can further benefit from using continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) devices, according to results of a major multi-center clinical trial by the Juvenile Diabetes Research ...

Chemical found in medical devices impairs heart function

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have found that a chemical commonly used in the production of such medical plastic devices as intravenous (IV) bags and catheters can impair heart function in rats. Appearing online this week in the American Journal of Physiology , th...

New sensory devices will aid Parkinson's and stroke patients

People who have suffered a stroke or who have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, could benefit from new research at Queen's University Belfast. Dr Cathy Craig from Queen's School of Psychology is researching the development of new sensory devices for those who normally have difficulty con...

Does fishing on drifting fish aggregation devices endanger the survival of tropical tuna?

Fishermen hold empirical knowledge that tuna aggregate under floating objects, such as lengths of old rope, pieces of wood, or even large marine mammals. There is still no full explanation for this aggregation behaviour, but the past 20 years have seen purse-seine fishery operators take advantage ...

Children's Hospital leads projects to develop nation's first heart assist devices for young children

Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC a national leader in the use of lifesaving ventricular assist devices (VADs) for children in heart failure is part of a collaboration that recently has been awarded a $2.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop an external h...

Better protection for biomedial devices could result from Rutgers-Camden research

CAMDEN Biomedical and microelectronic devices could be better protected thanks to research underway at Rutgers UniversityCamden that aims to improve the coating of polymers in smoothness and uniformity, no matter how intricate the product. Daniel Bubb, an associate professor of physics at Rut...

NC State finds new nanomaterial could be breakthrough for implantable medical devices

A team of researchers led by North Carolina State University has made a breakthrough that could lead to new dialysis devices and a host of other revolutionary medical implants. The researchers have found that the unique properties of a new material can be used to create new devices that can be imp...

Linking Proteins, Wires, Dots, and Molecules into Useful Devices

Through contemporary art, historical artifacts, and large-scale models, Molecules That Matter showcases ten organic molecules that profoundly altered modern life. In conjunction with this fascinating exhibition, five speakersall leaders in their fieldswill address the science in everyday experienc...

Promptu and OAG Team to Deliver Flight Schedule and Status Information on Mobile Devices

OAG Flights2Go available for business travelers MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Promptu, a leading innovator of voice-powered mobile applications, and OAG (Official Airline Guide), a leading supplier of flight schedule and status information to the airline industry, an...

Project aims to reduce complications, multiple surgeries with biodegradable implantable devices

PITTSBURGHDozens of engineers and doctors from universities and industries around the world will collaborate on a five-year, $18.5 million project announced Sept. 4 to develop implantable devices made from biodegradable metals. The devices will be designed to adapt to physical changes in a patient...

New Silex SX-560 Enables Enterprise 802.11 Wireless Connectivity for Battery Operated Devices

Intelligent Wireless Module Combines Linux, Security, and Low Power Consumption TUSTIN, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Silex Technology today announced the SX-560, an intelligent high-performance module designed for connecting devices that require low power consu...

MIT aids creation of neural prosthetic devices

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--MIT researchers have developed a new algorithm to help create prosthetic devices that convert brain signals into action in patients who have been paralyzed or had limbs amputated. The technique, described in a paper published as the cover article in the October edition of the ...

Are one-third of costly implanted heart devices unnecessary? New study suggests yes

This year, Medicare will pay for tens of thousands of heart patients to have high-tech devices implanted in their chests. Called ICDs or implantable cardioverter defibrillators, the expensive devices are designed to shock damaged hearts back into rhythm and save patients from sudden cardiac death, ...

Underwater listening devices yield discoveries about endangered large whales

Why whales emit their characteristic calls remains largely a biological mystery, but listening for the distinctive underwater sounds provides a valuable way to track the movements of endangered large whales. Autonomous data-recording devices equipped with hydrophones (underwater microphones), depl...

Implanted Devices Detect High-Risk Heart Failure Patients

Implanted devices intended to optimize the cardiac function of patients with heart failure have provided new insights into which patients might be at higher risk of dying suddenly from their disease, according to researchers at Duke University Medical Center. Besides maintaining optimal electrica...

K-State researchers say after-school programs should promote activity, healthy nutrition

... observed throughout the school year. Participating children has their height and weight measured in the fall and spring. Children also wore pedometer devices to measure their physical activity. After a baseline year, the HOP'N program was implemented at four of the sites for two years, and the other sites c...

DNA computation gets logical at the Weizmann Institute of Science

...ve found a way to make these microscopic computing devices 'user friendly,' even while performing complex com...he tantalizing possibility that such biology-based devices could one day be injected into the body a sort of...ng multiple rules and facts, and the DNA computing devices were able to deduce the correct answers every time...

Nottinghamshire Police First Law Enforcement Agency to Deploy ForensicSoft in United Kingdom

... as compared to alternative hardware solutions. "Whilst we still image straightforward cases with hardware write blockers, we are seeing more and more devices with storage that is difficult or impossible to access. I can see our use of SAFE increase in correlation with the increase in netbook and sub-noteboo...

Nanodiamonds deliver insulin for wound healing

...rie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.) In addition to using the nanodiamonds in their particle form, Ho's group has developed devices that harness the slow drug-release capabilities of the nanodiamonds. More recently, his team has shown that nanodiamonds are effective in dispersing i...

Nanophysics: Serving up Buckyballs on a silver platter

...agons. The electronic properties of C60 are very unusual, and there is a massive research effort toward integrating it into molecular scale electronic devices like transistors and logic gates. To do this, researchers need to know how the molecule forms bonds with a metal substrate, such as silver, which i...

DOE-funded research projects win 46 R&D 100 Awards for 2009

...anta Cruz and Second Sight Medical Products LLC.) FemtoScope This time microscope dramatically improves the performance of traditional recording devices in the same way a high-performance lens improves a camera's output. When combined with an optical streak camera, the system achieves a 20-fold increas...

What scientists know about jewel beetle shimmer

...h specific wavelengths, leading to brilliant metallic colors. "It's stunning how similar the two things are," said Srinivasarao. Miniature optical devices and photonics such as those envisioned for microlasers and implantable medical sensors could benefit from the finding. Scientists already are studying...

Silicon with afterburners: Process developed at Rice could be boon to electronics manufacturer

... to put dopant atoms in silicon for it to work as a semiconductor, but now, devices are so small you get inhomogeneities. You may have a few more dopant atoms ...arities between them become profound." Manufacturers who put billions of devices on a single chip need them all to work the same way, but that becomes more ...

Music is the engine of new U-M lab-on-a-chip device

...y 20. A lab-on-a-chip, or microfluidic device, integrates multiple laboratory functions onto one chip just millimeters or centimeters in size. The devices allow researchers to experiment on tiny sample sizes, and also to simultaneously perform multiple experiments on the same material. There is hope that...

When children have breathing problems

...vited to take a lung function test by the local paediatricians involved in the project. During the test the children were asked to blow into measuring devices first hard and then slowly. This provided a measurement of the extent to which their bronchial tubes were constricted and therefore limited in functi...

Frost & Sullivan: North American Government Biometrics Markets Thrive With Active R&D Thrust

... world financial biometrics market, North American biometrics in border control applications market, Non-AFIS fingerprint in notebook PCs and wireless devices market. All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends that have been evaluated following e...

Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology increases impact, international reach

...Interventional Radiology must facilitate scientific collaboration and communication as new vascular and interventional radiology procedural solutions, devices and clinical management algorithms emerge to improve patient health care," said SIR President Brian F. Stainken, M.D., FSIR, who speaks for SIR's 4,50...

M2SYS Technology to Offer Desktop Biometric Technology to Kronos Customers

...tomers to record employee time data with a single finger scan. Kronos time and attendance applications work in tandem with Kronos data collection devices to help customers control labor costs, manage compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity. Bio-SnapON(TM) runs on a PC and authenticates empl...

Kornberg Associates Architects Selected to Develop Design for New Stanford University Imaging Center

...ors have a long walk to the edge of the medical school campus for routine imaging and subject training procedures," said Kornberg. "By locating these devices in Jordan Hall, researchers will be able to eliminate travel time and also stay within their office and research areas while they perform vital activi...

Robo-bats with metal muscles may be next generation of remote control flyers

...due to the availability of small sensors, MAVs can be used for detection missions of biological, chemical and nuclear agents." But, due to their size, devices using a traditional fixed-wing or rotary-wing design have low maneuverability and aerodynamic efficiency. So Bunget, a doctoral student in mechani...

Clinical trial shows quadriplegics can operate powered wheelchair with tongue drive system

...tes that the Tongue Drive system can potentially provide individuals unable to move their arms and hands with effective control over a wide variety of devices they use in their daily lives," said Ghovanloo. ...

Stanford researchers publish comprehensive model for medical device development

... in the June 2009 issue of the Journal of Medical devices , the model was constructed based on best-practice...gulation, and use of medical devices. "Medical devices contribute significantly to the continuous improve...ta, as well as by the makers of less sophisticated devices that may be exempt from most regulatory requiremen...

Reading the brain without poking it

... SALT LAKE CITY, June 29, 2009 Experimental devices that read brain signals have helped paralyzed peop...ay let amputees control bionic limbs. But existing devices use tiny electrodes that poke into the brain. Now,...trol lifelike prosthetic limbs, computers or other devices to assist people with disabilities, says Universit...

CWRU receives $5 million from Ohio Third Frontier Commission

...as focused on leukemia and myeloma treatments with recent applications in cardiovascular disease. Current healthcare is limited to the use of drugs or devices to treat disease and injury. CSCRM, located in Northeast Ohio but collaborating state wide, is uniquely positioned to rapidly implement new stem cell ...

Engineering innovative solutions for 21st century medicine

...he forefront of medical innovation throughout the history of medicine, benefiting millions of people with tools such as implants and prosthetic limbs, devices to monitor the physiological state of patients, and instruments to maintain bodily functions, such as the implantable pacemaker. As both medicine and ...

M2SYS Technology to Offer Desktop Biometric Technology to Kronos Customers

...tomers to record employee time data with a single finger scan. Kronos time and attendance applications work in tandem with Kronos data collection devices to help customers control labor costs, manage compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity. Bio-SnapON(TM) runs on a PC and authenticates empl...

University of Houston diesel testing center teams with state transportation agency to cut emissions

...ield. UH's diesel-testing facility, established in 2003 to carry out evaluation, technology development and research of heavy-duty diesel emissions devices and new fuels, is equipped with a heavy-duty chassis dynamometer, on which one of the TxDOT vehicles will undergo more thorough testing. Located in...

Plant microbe shares features with drug-resistant pathogen

...ofilms, which allow them to adhere to plant roots, in one case, and medical devices such as ventilation tubes and intravenous catheters, in the other. Such devices are a common source of exposure to opportunistic pathogens for hospital pat...

Rainforest rehab in every sense

...emonstrates that real-time data can be streamed back from open and covered rainforest using a low bandwidth wireless sensor network. "CSIRO's FLECK devices are capable of low-powered wireless mesh networking, intelligent energy management and interfacing to a broad range of sensors," Dr Bruenig said. "...

Brain-computer interface, developed at Brown, begins new clinical trial

...eyond the current clinical trial, the ultimate goal of the BrainGate research effort is to provide a new pathway for brain signals to control external devices such as computers or even one's own limbs that have been "disconnected" from the brain due to paralysis or limb loss. ...
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