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Bionic Vision Australia Successfully Completes Clinical Trial of Implant in Retinitis Pigmentosa

September 30, 2014 11:35 am | by Bionic Vision Australia | News | Comments

Bionic Vision Australia (BVA), a consortium of researchers working together to develop bionic eye devices to restore a sense of vision to people with profound vision loss, today announced the successful completion of the first clinical trial...

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Selectively Rewiring the Brain's Circuitry to Treat Depression

September 30, 2014 11:28 am | by Elsevier | News | Comments

On Star Trek, it is easy to take for granted the incredible ability of futuristic doctors to wave small devices over the heads of both humans and aliens, diagnose their problems through evaluating changes in brain activity or chemistry, and...

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New Material Steals Oxygen from the Air

September 30, 2014 11:15 am | by University of Southern Denmark | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have synthesized crystalline materials that can bind and store oxygen in high concentrations. Just one spoon of the substance is enough to absorb all the oxygen in a room. The stored oxygen...

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Photos of the Day: The Back Story: An Evolution of Spine Care

September 30, 2014 11:08 am | by LDR Spine | News | Comments

This infographic, courtesy of LDR Spine, covers advancements in cervical spine care from 1500 BCE thru today. These advancements include meat stabilization techniques used by the ancient Egyptians, medieval era inversion chairs and present...

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Clear Guide Medical Receives FDA Clearance on First Product, the Clear Guide ONE

September 30, 2014 10:23 am | by Clear Guide Medical | News | Comments

Clear Guide Medical announces that its first clinical product, the Clear Guide ONE was cleared by the United States' Food and Drug Administration on September 19, 2014. This opens the way for marketing and sale of the device in the United States...

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Oxford Isis Fund Invests in Oxtex and Brainomix to Improve Stroke Diagnosis

September 30, 2014 10:01 am | by Isis Innovation | News | Comments

The £1.25 million University of Oxford Isis Fund, set up by Parkwalk Advisors and Isis Innovation in February, has made its first investments in medical device spin-out Oxtex and in Brainomix, a start up from the Isis Software Incubator which...

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AliveCor Launches New App to Auto Detect Atrial Fibrillation in an ECG Recording

September 30, 2014 9:53 am | by AliveCor | News | Comments

AliveCor, Inc. announced today the launch of the latest version of the AliveECG app, which provides patients with free real-time atrial fibrillation (AF) detection in ECG recordings using its new FDA-cleared algorithm. The new app helps...

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A Safer Approach for Diagnostic Medical Imaging

September 30, 2014 9:44 am | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

Medical imaging is at the forefront of diagnostics today, with imaging techniques like MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), CT (computerized tomography), scanning, and NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) increasing steeply over the last two decades...

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Modeling Shockwaves Through the Brain

September 30, 2014 9:39 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Since the start of the military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, more than 300,000 soldiers have returned to the United States with traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by exposure to bomb blasts — and in particular, exposure to improvised...

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Lighting Up Brain Activity

September 30, 2014 9:31 am | by Ken Kingery | News | Comments

Yiyang Gong will join the faculty of the biomedical engineering department in Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering beginning November 1, 2014. An expert in nanophotonics, Gong is developing genetic sensors that literally light up...

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Polar Wearlink Heart Rate Transmitter Teardown

September 30, 2014 9:25 am | by EEVblog | Videos | Comments

Teardown Tuesday - Inside a Polar Wearlink chest strap fitness heart rate monitor monitor transmitter. Also a look at and some attempted decoding of the signal with the Tektronix MDO3000 oscilloscope. Polar RMCM-01 Receiver Module...

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Thrilling Potential in 'Hitchcock Therapy'

September 30, 2014 9:16 am | by Sam Brusco, Editorial Intern | Blogs | Comments

A shrouded man holding a gun stands in a dark room, breathing heavily, just behind the door. Your heart races and your whole body tenses as you silently (or often, vocally) beg the character about to enter the room, “Don’t go in there!” It's as if...

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Pediatricians Urge IUDs or Implants for Teen Girls

September 30, 2014 9:06 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends. In an updated policy, the American Academy...

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Solution to Cell Culture and Microbial Fermentation

September 30, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

With its new BIOSTAT A, Sartorius Stedim Biotech presents a compact bioreactor/fermenter designed specifically as an entry-level model for fermentation and cell culture as well as for educational purposes. The system's control tower features a complete array of measurement...

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Fully Automated WVTR Testing System

September 30, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Mocon, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

MOCON, Inc. is unveiling the first-ever, fully-automated water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) testing system for packaging and other barrier structures, the PERMATRAN-W Model 3/34 G. (WVTR is the steady state rate at which water vapor permeates through

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