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Sensor In Eye Could Watch For Glaucoma And Track Pressure Changes
2014-06-17 03:37:51

Your eye could someday house its own high-tech information center, tracking important changes and letting you know when it’s time to see an eye doctor.

Portable Diagnostics Designed To Be Shaken, Not Stirred
2012-05-09 08:13:37

As medical researchers and engineers try to shrink diagnostics to fit in a person's pocket, one question is how to easily move and mix small samples of liquid.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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