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Yeast Powered Radiation Detectors to Keep Clinicians Safe

Radiation dosimeters are commonly used by clinicians working around CT scanners, fluoroscopes, radiotherapy systems, and other equipment. Typically, after wearing one for a month or so, the detector is sent to the manufacturer and the results come about a week or two later, though real-time smart counters are coming out. All these counters are also (Read more...)

NIH Awards $6.5 Million to NDRI for Recovery of Human Tissues and Organs for Research

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have awarded $6,591,480 to the National Disease Research Interchange (NDRI) to support continued national leadership with the recovery and distribution of human organs and tissues for medical research. The five-year award of the Research Resource for Human Tissues and Organs (RRHTO) Cooperative Agreement funds NDRI’s Human Tissue and Organs for Research Resource (HTORR) Program. Established in 1987, the HTORR Program provide

Second Sight Completes $5.0 million Private Placement of Common Stock with Gregg Williams, Chairman of the Board of Directors

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: EYES) (“Second Sight” or “the Company”), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of implantable visual prosthetics that are intended to create an artificial form of useful vision to blind patients, today announced that it has entered into a stock purchase agreement effective August 14, 2018 with entities beneficially owned by Gregg Williams, Chairman of the Board of Directors, for the purchase of 3,225,807 shares of commo

Automation of Patch Clamp Technique to Speed Brain Studies

The patch clamp technique, for which the 1991 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded, is widely used to study the electrical activity of individual cells. It is particularly useful in neuroscience because electricity is the language through which neurons communicate. But it is slow and tedious since it requires a trained specialist to [& (Read more...)