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New Blood Test Quickly Reveals Severity of Radiation Injury

May 14, 2015 9:21 am | by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute | News | Comments

A novel blood test could greatly improve triage of victims of radiation accidents by rapidly predicting who will survive, who will die, and who should receive immediate medical countermeasures, according to scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer...

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MRI - Prostate Cancer Screening for the Future?

May 14, 2015 9:18 am | by The Sahlgrenska Academy | News | Comments

A screening method that combines a traditional PSA test with an MRI detects a significantly greater number of prostate cancer cases and improves diagnostic accuracy. The study was conducted as part of the largest international research project...

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The Pulse: 3D Printing Saves Babies and 'Powerwalking' with a Leg Brace

May 14, 2015 8:30 am | by Jon Dipierro, Sean Fenske, and Sam Brusco | Videos | Comments

On this episode of the Pulse, we're saving babies with 3D printed splints, taking a "powerwalk" with an energy-generating leg brace, simulating the heart on a supercomputer, and rehabilitating with a two-armed robot.

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Model and Simulate Connected Medical Device Design

May 14, 2015 8:30 am | by Arvind Ananthan, Medical Devices Industry Manager, MathWorks | Blogs | Comments

Capturing accurate requirements and specifications of the device, coming up with a robust design, and implementing it in software without errors that compromise the safety and efficacy for the patients are critical for developing reliable...

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Power Entry Module

May 13, 2015 7:24 pm | by Schurter, Inc. | Schurter, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

SCHURTER expands its wide range of power entry modules to include versions, without ground pin, for use in Protection Class II double-insulated applications. The DC12 power entry module is already popular for use in Protection Class I equipment, due to its high...

App Helps Control Asthma

May 13, 2015 3:28 pm | by American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) | News | Comments

The adage, “There’s an app for that” is even more true in light of an app that sends an alert to your allergist’s office when your asthma may be out of control. An article in the May issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, the scientific...

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Auto-Stereoscopic LCD

May 13, 2015 2:24 pm | by Tianma NLT America, Inc. | Tianma NLT America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

LCD supplier Tianma NLT America is introducing a prototype 19.5-inch auto-stereoscopic LCD developed by NLT Technologies with full HD resolution in 3D mode, adopting the company’s proprietary glassless 3D display technology HxDP (Horizontal x...

Cybersecurity and the Artificial Pancreas: What Are the Risks?

May 13, 2015 1:12 pm | by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., Publishers | News | Comments

An artificial pancreas, designed for blood glucose control in diabetes, is controlled by software that runs on mobile computing platforms such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones, and operates over wireless networks under local or remote medical...

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Wearable TENS Device Combats Pain While on the Go

May 13, 2015 12:00 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

The American Academy of Pain Medicine cites a report on their website that indicates more than 1.5 billion people suffer from chronic pain. That’s BILLION! It’s an unbelievable amount of people who live with pain every day. While I’m fortunately...

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Technology Takes On Cancer

May 13, 2015 11:49 am | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Articles | Comments

The complexity of cancer treatment has brought about the development of technologies that target and destroy tumor cells, stop them from ever forming at the genetic source, or provide genetic solutions to determine best treatment practices...

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New Test Could Identify Resistant Tuberculosis Faster

May 13, 2015 11:40 am | by University College London | News | Comments

The time needed to genetically sequence the bacteria causing tuberculosis (Mtb) from patient samples has been reduced from weeks to days using a new technique developed by a UCL-led team. This could help health service providers to better treat...

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Single Low-Magnitude Electric Pulse Fights Inflammation

May 13, 2015 11:36 am | by North Shore-Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Health System | News | Comments

The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, the research arm of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, and SetPoint Medical Inc., a biomedical technology company, today released the results of research on the therapeutic potential of vagus nerve...

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Developing the Vasculature of Medical Devices

May 13, 2015 11:08 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Articles | Comments

Tubing represents the veins and arteries of many different types of medical technologies. It carries critical elements wherever they need to be — within a device, throughout the human body, or as a bridge between the two. It must provide passage...

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Regenerating Bones Using Only Stem Cell-Secreted Proteins

May 13, 2015 9:44 am | by Gladstone Institutes | News | Comments

Scientists have discovered a way to regrow bone tissue using the protein signals produced by stem cells. This technology could help treat victims who have experienced major trauma to a limb, like soldiers wounded in combat or casualties of a...

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FDA Pulls 'Outdated' Draft Guidance Documents

May 13, 2015 9:32 am | by AAMI | News | Comments

In what it calls a move to improve the efficiency and transparency of the guidance development process, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is withdrawing 47 draft guidance documents that were published before Dec. 31, 2013 and never...

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