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New protein structure could help treat Alzheimer's, related diseases

July 29, 2014 | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

There is no cure for Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, but the research community is one step closer to finding treatment. University of Washington bioengineers have a designed a peptide structure that can stop the harmful changes of the body's normal proteins into a state that's linked to widespread diseases such as ...

App for headache sufferers shows success

July 30, 2014 10:21 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A unique app that helps headache sufferers to record the severity and regularity of their pain is being used as part of a Griffith research study. A new approach to the treatment of headaches, the ENHANCE project looks at coping with their triggers and is

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Wearable device for the early detection of common diabetes-related neurological condition

July 30, 2014 9:57 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A group of researchers in Taiwan has developed a new optical technology that may be able to detect an early complication of diabetes sooner, when it is more easily treated. If the device proves safe and effective in clinical trials, it may pave the way for the early detection and more effective treatment of this complication, called diabetic autonomic neuropathy, which is common among people with both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

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Tigermed and Frontage Laboratories Complete Strategic Investment Agreement

July 30, 2014 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

EXTON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 30, 2014--Hangzhou Tigermed Consulting Co., Ltd. and Frontage Laboratories, Inc. today announced completion of the previously announced investment agreement, following approval by the China Securities and Regulatory Commission. Tigermed, a leading provider of...

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BIOLASE Sends Letter to Stockholders

July 30, 2014 9:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 30, 2014--BIOLASE, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIOL), the world’s leading dental laser manufacturer and distributor, today sent a letter to its stockholders. The full text of the letter from the majority of the Board to stockholders is below: To Our Fellow...

Report: Biopharma and Medical Device Companies Beat Historic Investment Returns

July 30, 2014 8:39 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Silicon Valley Bank, the bank of the global innovation economy, released a study today that examines the merger, acquisition and IPO activity of private, venture-backed biopharma and medical device companies.  According to the annual...

Medical Equipment Solutions Corp. Awarded $2 Million contract To Service DoD

July 30, 2014 7:28 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

MIAMI, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Equipment Solutions, Corp. are pleased to announce that they have been awarded a Department of Defense (US Army) contract valued at over $2 million over 30 months to supply a mobile MRI diagnostic machine and technical support staffing. As...

Compact Handheld Enclosures

July 29, 2014 11:52 pm | by MDT Staff | Okw Enclosures, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

OKW has launched DATEC-COMPACT, a brand new range of UV-stable IP65 (NEMA 4) handheld enclosures for outdoor electronics. These modern and ergonomic cases are the first from OKW to feature...

3D CAD-Based Metrology Software

July 29, 2014 11:45 pm | by MDT Staff | Optical Gaging Products, Inc. (OGP) | Product Releases | Comments

Optical Gaging Products has introduced the new QVI ZONE3 CAD-based metrology software, for use on its SmartScope family of multisensor dimensional measurement systems...

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NIH Awards Imbed Bio a $1.5M Grant to Develop Advanced Wound Healing Nanofilm

July 29, 2014 7:32 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MADISON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 29, 2014--Imbed Biosciences, Inc, a medical device company developing advanced materials for wound healing and surgical applications, announced today that it has been awarded a $1.5M competitive Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II grant from...

CareDx Presents Cell-Free DNA Biomarker Results in Heart and Kidney Transplant Recipients

July 29, 2014 2:49 pm | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

CareDx, Inc. announced the results of its cohort studies of blood samples from the multicenter CARGO and CARGO II heart transplant observational studies, and from the KARGO kidney transplant study during a presentation today at The World Transplant Congress in San Francisco, CA.

Health law expert: Under-regulated 'mHealth' industry could create 'Wild West' market

July 29, 2014 2:41 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Smart phones and mobile devices are on the cusp of revolutionizing health care, armed with mobile health ("mHealth") apps capable of providing everything from cardiac measurements to sonograms. While tremendous potential exists to broaden access to medical treatment and control costs, several health law experts say in a just-published New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) report that more oversight is needed by ...

Study helps compare risks of treatments for early esophageal cancer

July 29, 2014 2:13 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A new study, published in the July, 2014, issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute by Northwestern Medicine® researchers, sheds new light on the risks associated with the growing popularity of endoscopic resection in the treatment of localized, early-stage esophageal cancer. Researchers found that ...

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Medtronic Receives FDA Approval for PRESTIGE LP Cervical Disc System

July 29, 2014 2:02 pm | by Medtronic, Inc. | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the PRESTIGE® LP Cervical Disc System for the treatment of single-level cervical disc disease (radiculopathy and/or myelopathy). The PRESTIGE® LP Cervical Disc is the third clinically proven artificial cervical disc in the Medtronic portfolio and ...

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NORVISION Announces First Successful Implementation of Multimedia Screens in Radiation-Rich Environments

July 29, 2014 1:56 pm | News | Comments

NORVISIONannounced its successful implementation of the NORVISION "Skylite" In-ceiling Video-wall. Installed in Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center's radiation rooms, the recessed ceiling screens project calming imagery and serene videos to patients receiving radiation therapy.

New Technology May Improve Visualization Of The Brain During Stroke Treatment

July 29, 2014 1:28 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New technology in the form of a magnetically-assisted remote-controlled catheter (MARC) which could allow physicians to see and assess brain tissue more clearly while treating a stroke may hold promise, according to...

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