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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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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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Adoption Increases for VeriTeQ’s “Q Inside” Breast Implant Safety Technology

July 17, 2014 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | Veriteq,A Vaisala Company | Comments

VeriTeQ Corporation, a provider of implantable medical device identification and radiation dose measurement technologies, announced today that the adoption of its Q Inside Safety Technology continues to increase across Europe. There are now...

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Clemson University Bioengineering Center Lands $11 Million for Tissue Research

July 17, 2014 10:32 am | by Clemson University | Comments

Clemson University has been awarded $11 million to expand a bioengineering center that helps mentor junior faculty members as they research how lab-grown tissue can treat some of the world’s most debilitating diseases, ranging from heart...

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Robotic and Computer-Assisted Devices Struggling to Win Over Orthopedic Surgeons

July 17, 2014 9:39 am | by GlobalData | Comments

While marketing drivers will continue to enhance the existing growth trend in the global computer-assisted devices space, computer-assisted and robotic surgery is expected to remain the reserve of top-tier hospitals, mostly in developed...

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The COPD Aerobika Device Wins Gold at MDEA Awards

July 17, 2014 9:28 am | by Monaghan Medical Corporation | Comments

The Aerobika Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure (OPEP) Therapy System marketed by Monaghan Medical Corporation has earned Gold at the Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA). MDEA is an International Award recognizing groundbreaking...

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One Injection Stops Diabetes in Its Tracks

July 16, 2014 2:05 pm | by Salk Institute | Comments

In mice with diet-induced diabetes — the equivalent of type 2 diabetes in humans — a single injection of the protein FGF1 is enough to restore blood sugar levels to a healthy range for more than two days. The discovery by Salk scientists...

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Photos of the Day: Making a Mental Match

July 16, 2014 1:52 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Georgia Tech has created a functional MRI-compatible rehab device for stroke patients that creates a long latency stretch reflex at the exact time as a brain signal. A pneumatic actuator tendon hammer hits a person's wrist while a transcranial...

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