December 2010

News: Photonics/Optics
New System Improves Cataract Surgery

A new system for femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery developed at Stanford University School of Medicine uses a new approach to make the procedure less dependent on surgical skill and allow for greater consistency.

News: Imaging
Researcher Develops Instrument to Study Single Biological Molecules

Sanjeevi Sivasankar was looking for a better tool to study how cells adhere to each other. Cells have surface proteins, called cadherins, that help them stick together. Different kinds of cells have different kinds of cadherins. The typical tools for observing and measuring...

News: Medical
Ultrasound Technique May Enable Alzheimer's Treatment

Ultrasound, a reverberating pitch too high for the human ear to recognize, has many applications including creating images of fetuses in the womb. But Elisa Konofagou, a professor at Columbia University, may be on the brink of uncovering a new use for ultrasound - the ability to temporarily...

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Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components

Improving extruded components requires careful attention to a number of factors, including dimensional tolerance, material selection, and processing. Trelleborg’s Dan Sanchez provides detailed insights into each of these considerations to help you advance your device innovations while reducing costs and speeding time to market.

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