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Bypass commands from the brain to legs through a computer

August 14, 2014 10:08 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Gait disturbance in individuals with spinal cord injury is attributed to the interruption of neural pathways from brain to the spinal locomotor center, whereas neural circuits locate below and above the lesion maintain most of their functions. An artificial connection that bridges the lost pathway and connects brain to spinal circuits has potential to ameliorate the functional loss.

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“Life was short, disgusting and painful” - CE Aretaeus of Cappadocia

August 14, 2014 9:46 am | by Emily L. Cross, Ph.D., TecMed, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

It is easy to make the assumption that modern medical tools answer to the demands Diabetes Mellitus puts on patients in both surgical and critical care environments. Additionally, it is easy to think that the tools used to measure blood glucose levels to manage day-to-day health are both advanced and accurate. It is true what is available has saved millions of lives, yet, the tools we depend on for survival are almost as archaic as ...

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GE Healthcare to Use RTI Connext Middleware as Industrial Internet Transport for Medical Systems

August 14, 2014 8:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Real-Time Innovations (RTI) , the Industrial Internet of Things communications platform company, today announced that GE Healthcare intends to use RTI's Connext™ Platform as the core communication for new generations of several products. The RTI Connext Platform allows ...

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Caris Life Sciences Collaborates with GenoSpace to Enhance Data Mining Capabilities to Advance the Molecular Understanding of Cancer

August 14, 2014 7:34 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

IRVING, Texas, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Caris Life Sciences, a leading biosciences company focused on fulfilling the promise of precision medicine, today announced a collaboration with GenoSpace, a Massachusetts-based technology company that develops robust software solutions...

Slide Forming Machinery

August 14, 2014 12:12 am | by MDT Staff | Connecticut Spring & Stamping | Product Releases | Comments

Connecticut Spring & Stamping announced that it offers accurate, repeatable and powerful slide forming machinery, ideal for economical production of intricate springs, stampings, and wire forms...

1-Watt Feed Thru Termination

August 14, 2014 12:04 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

This Feed Thru Termination is designed to match 50 Ohm RF components with high impedance test equipment such as an oscilloscope. Model 851-054-FTT is a 50-Ohm, 1-Watt average power...

FDA Approves Lung Preservation Machine

August 13, 2014 4:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal health regulators have approved a novel device that can preserve donated lungs outside the body for possible transplantation into critically ill patients. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that the approval of the XVIVO Perfusion System could lead to ...

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Patent examiners more likely to approve marginal inventions when pressed for time

August 13, 2014 4:02 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Haste makes waste, as the old saying goes. And according to research from a University of Illinois expert in patent law, the same adage could be applied to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where high-ranking examiners have a tendency to rubber-stamp patents of questionable merit due to time constraints.

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Stimuli-responsive drug delivery system prevents transplant rejection

August 13, 2014 3:56 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Following a tissue graft transplant—such as that of the face, hand, arm or leg—it is standard for doctors to immediately give transplant recipients immunosuppressant drugs to prevent their body's immune system from rejecting and attacking the new body part. However, there are toxicities associated with delivering these drugs systemically, as well as side effects since suppressing the immune system can make a patient vulnerable to infection.

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“Trojan horse” treatment could beat brain tumors

August 13, 2014 2:55 pm | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

A "Trojan horse" treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer, which involves using tiny nanoparticles of gold to kill tumour cells, has been successfully tested by scientists. The ground-breaking technique could eventually be used to treat glioblastoma multiforme, which is ...

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Coming soon: Genetically edited fruit?

August 13, 2014 2:33 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Recent advances that allow the precise editing of genomes now raise the possibility that fruit and other crops might be genetically improved without the need to introduce foreign genes, according to researchers writing in the Cell Press publication Trends in Biotechnology on August 13th. With awareness of what makes these biotechnologies ...

Elusive viral 'machine' architecture finally rendered

August 13, 2014 12:31 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

For half a century biologists have studied the way that the lambda virus parks DNA in the chromosome of a host E. coli bacterium and later extracts it as a model reaction of genetic recombination. But for all that time, they could never produce an overall depiction of the protein-DNA machines that carry out the work.

'Shape-shifting' material could help reconstruct faces

August 13, 2014 11:40 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Injuries, birth defects (such as cleft palates) or surgery to remove a tumor can create gaps in bone that are too large to heal naturally. And when they occur in the head, face or jaw, these bone defects can dramatically alter a person's appearance. Researchers will report today that they have developed a "self-fitting" material that expands with warm salt water to precisely fill bone defects, and also acts as a scaffold for ...

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ECRI Institute Releases User Experience Ratings on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Systems

August 13, 2014 11:33 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What's the average quoted price for the top MRI systems on the market? Which systems offer the best image quality? Have hospitals reported magnet-related safety incidents in the last twelve months? Is a 3T system or...

Major Clinical Study Supports NIPT As First Line Screening Test For All Pregnant Women

August 13, 2014 11:33 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

SAN CARLOS, Calif., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Natera, Inc., a leader in non-invasive genetic testing, today announced a study to be published in the November issue of American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, which shows that Panorama™ NIPT performs consistently...

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