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MRI Fingerprinting Could Lead To More Efficient Disease Detection
2013-03-14 05:35:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Full-body MRI scans could someday be a regular part of a person´s annual medical check-up, thanks to the efforts of researchers at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center who are reportedly working on faster and less expensive magnetic resonance imaging technology. Their efforts, which are detailed in the latest edition of the journal Nature, could lead to full-body scans that could...

2013-03-09 23:02:39

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, "Implantable Drug Delivery Devices (Contraceptives, Drug Infusion Pumps, Intraocular Implants, Drug Eluting, Bio-absorbable Stents, Biodegradable) Market- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018," in 2011, the global market for implantable drug delivery devices was calculated at USD 11.6 billion and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.8% from 2012 to 2018, to reach an estimated value of...

2013-03-02 23:01:22

The Polar FT1 and Polar FT2 are the best budget heart rate monitors for receiving continuous heart rate while swimming for 2013 according to the Heart Rate Watch Company. Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) March 02, 2013 The Polar FT1 and FT2 heart rate monitors are the best budget-conscious heart rate monitors for those wishing to receive heart rate data in the water according to the Heart Rate Watch Company. "What a lot of people don't realize is that Polar is the only heart rate monitor out there that...

2013-02-26 23:02:09

Soma Technology´s Medical Parts Division is happy to announce the release of replacement bellows for all GE anesthesia machines. The bellows, available at SomaMedicalParts.com, offer an affordable solution to extend the life of anesthesia machines. Bloomfield, CT (PRWEB) February 26, 2013 Soma Technology´s Medical Parts Division is happy to announce the release of replacement bellows for all GE anesthesia machines. The bellows, available at SomaMedicalParts.com, offer an...

New Bionic Hand Capable Of Feeling
2013-02-18 13:35:18

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Those who have lost a limb such as a hand have long had the option of using a prosthetic to restore some lost functionality. Though these prosthetics can be beneficial to these patients, studies have shown that as many as 50 percent of prosthetic wearers rarely use them due to appearance and poor controllability. For all the good these prosthetics are capable of, nothing can replace the fact that these patients have lost a part...

2013-02-18 10:18:11

For an amputee, replacing a missing limb with a functional prosthetic can alleviate physical or emotional distress and mean a return of vocational ability or cosmetics. Studies show, however, that up to 50 percent of hand amputees still do not use their prosthesis regularly due to less than ideal functionality, appearance, and controllability. But Silvestro Micera, of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, is paving the way...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.