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Brain-on-a-Chip Used to Assess Axonal Strain Injury

July 18, 2014 9:33 am | by World Scientific | News | Comments

Researchers from the Biomedical Engineering Department of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey recently demonstrated the use of their "Brain-on-a-Chip" microsystem to assess specific effects of traumatic axonal injury. While their...

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Google Glass To Be Installed in Ambulances

July 18, 2014 9:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CrowdOptic, a maker of mobile and wearable broadcasting solutions, and ProTransport-1, Northern California's premier medical transport provider, have announced a software sales agreement under which ProTransport-1 will deploy the CrowdOptic...

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OpenFDA Provides Ready Access to Recall Data

July 17, 2014 3:01 pm | by Taha A. Kass-Hout, M.D., M.S., Chief Health Informatics Officer and Director of Office of Informatics and Technology Innovation, FDA | Blogs | Comments

Every year, hundreds of foods, drugs, and medical devices are recalled from the market by manufacturers. These products may be labeled incorrectly or might pose health or safety issues. Most recalls are voluntary; in some cases they may be...

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Health Wearable Device Offers No-Skin-Contact ECG Technology

July 17, 2014 2:52 pm | by Lifetip | Videos | Comments

Attached to a shirt or bra, Lifetip monitors the user’s daily activities, certifying that everything is going well or providing a warning if not. The device, tracking and analyzing the user’s electrical heart activity (ECG), is able to promptly recognize...

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Trying Gene Therapy to Create Biological Pacemaker

July 17, 2014 2:41 pm | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

No batteries required: Scientists are creating a biological pacemaker by injecting a gene into the hearts of sick pigs that changed ordinary cardiac cells into a special kind that induces a steady heartbeat. The study, published Wednesday, is...

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Squid Skin Protein Could Improve Biomedical Technologies

July 17, 2014 2:35 pm | by University of California - Irvine | News | Comments

The common pencil squid (Loliginidae) may hold the key to a new generation of medical technologies that could communicate more directly with the human body. UC Irvine materials science researchers have discovered that reflectin, a protein...

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ARUP Labs Signs Agreement with UH Case Medical Center to Distribute Novel DEEPGEN HIV Test

July 17, 2014 2:27 pm | by University Hospitals Case Medical Center | News | Comments

University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center has signed an agreement with ARUP Laboratories, a major national clinical reference laboratory that offers an extensive menu of highly complex and unique medical tests to hospitals, medical schools...

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New Gene Discovered that Stops the Spread of Deadly Cancer

July 17, 2014 2:17 pm | by Salk Institute | News | Comments

Scientists at the Salk Institute have identified a gene responsible for stopping the movement of cancer from the lungs to other parts of the body, indicating a new way to fight one of the world's deadliest cancers. By identifying the cause of...

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Researchers Create New Method to Draw Molecules from Live Cells

July 17, 2014 1:57 pm | by University of Houston | News | Comments

University of Houston researchers have devised a new method for extracting molecules from live cells without disrupting cell development, work that could provide new avenues for the diagnosis of cancer and other diseases. The researchers used...

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FDA Approves Freedom Portable Driver for the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

July 17, 2014 12:08 pm | by SynCardia | News | Comments

The Freedom portable driver received FDA approval on June 26, 2014 for use with the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart as a bridge to transplantation in cardiac transplant candidates who are clinically stable. “With the FDA approval...

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Taking Great Ideas from the Lab to the Fab

July 17, 2014 12:00 pm | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

A "valley of death" is well-known to entrepreneurs – the lull between government funding for research and industry support for prototypes and products. To confront this problem, in 2013 the National Science Foundation (NSF) created a new...

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Can Clay Address Superbug Infection Concerns?

July 17, 2014 11:34 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Superbugs, they're called: Pathogens, or disease-causing microorganisms, resistant to multiple antibiotics. Such antibiotic resistance is now a major public health concern. "This serious threat is no longer a prediction for the future," states...

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Photos of the Day: Antimicrobial Clay

July 17, 2014 11:33 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Are the best medicines hidden in the Earth? French green clays are used for healing Buruli ulcers. Lynda Williams, a biogeochemist at Arizona State University and colleague Keith Morrison set out to identify naturally-occurring antibacterial...

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The Edge Radiosurgery System Can Target Cancer with Sub-Millimeter Accuracy

July 17, 2014 10:54 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Medical researchers have confirmed that the Edge radiosurgery system from Varian Medical Systems can deliver dose to a targeted tumor with sub-millimeter isocenter accuracy.  The researchers, from the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown in...

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Bausch + Lomb's Femtosecond Laser Platform Receives 510(k) Clearance from FDA for Lens Fragmentation Procedure

July 17, 2014 10:52 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Bausch + Lomb has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the VICTUS Femtosecond Laser Platform for laser...

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