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Progress Made on a 'Bionic Pancreas' for Diabetics

June 16, 2014 9:03 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | Comments

Scientists have made big progress on a "bionic pancreas" to free some people with diabetes from the daily ordeal of managing their disease. A wearable, experimental device passed a real-world test, constantly monitoring blood sugar and... 

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Sequenom, Inc. Receives U.S. FDA Premarket Clearance

June 16, 2014 8:28 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Sequenom, Inc., a life sciences company providing innovative genetic analysis solutions, announced today that it has received premarket 510(k) clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its IMPACT Dx Factor...

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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes OSNovative for its Self-Adaptive Enluxtra Wound Care Technology

June 16, 2014 8:28 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Based on its recent analysis of the wound care dressing market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes OSNovative Systems Inc. with the 2014 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation Leadership. The company's self-adaptive...

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Expanding Orthopedics Inc. Granted a Chinese Patent for its Unique Expandable XPEDT Pedicle Screw System

June 16, 2014 8:26 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Expanding Orthopedics Inc. (EOI), a privately held medical device company focused on developing and commercializing innovative expandable devices for spine surgery, is pleased to announce the grant of a Chinese patent for its XPEDT System...

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Hill-Rom Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire TRUMPF Medical

June 16, 2014 6:27 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. has announced the signing of a definitive agreement to purchase TRUMPF Medical, the medical unit of the privately held TRUMPF Group, for approximately $250 million in cash.  The transaction is expected to close late...

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Spinal Fusion Market worth $6,982 Million by 2020

June 15, 2014 12:23 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

Researcher estimates that the spinal fusion market in 2013 was valued at $4,775m across the 10 regions covered in this report, which include the United States (US), France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom (UK), Japan, Brazil, India...

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Convergent Dental’s Solea Wins Gold Medical Design Excellence Award

June 13, 2014 4:23 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Convergent Dental Inc., a privately held dental device and technology company, announced that Solea was chosen as the Gold winner in the 17 th Annual Medical Design Excellence Awards competition’s “Dental Instruments, Equipment and Supplies...

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Nanoscale Composites Improve MRI

June 13, 2014 2:41 pm | by Mike Williams, Rice University | Comments

Submicroscopic particles that contain even smaller particles of iron oxide could make magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) a far more powerful tool to detect and fight disease. Scientists at Rice University and The Methodist Hospital Research...

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Could Wireless Replace Wearables?

June 13, 2014 2:23 pm | by Adam Conner-Simons, CSAIL | Comments

These days there's perhaps no hotter tech topic than wearable sensors. Earlier this month, for instance, Apple announced a new “Health Kit” app for smartphones that tracks a person's health. But events such as Fitbit's recent recall of...

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Why Aren't Product Designers Considering Activity Trackers for Older Adults?

June 13, 2014 2:07 pm | by Human Factors and Ergonomics Society | Comments

Commercially available activity-monitoring apps, Web sites, and wearable devices allow for easy self-management of health and wellness. This technology may be particularly helpful for older adults, who can improve their cognitive function...

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Manipulating and Detecting Ultrahigh Frequency Sound Waves

June 13, 2014 12:22 pm | by DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | Comments

An advance has been achieved towards next generation ultrasonic imaging with potentially 1,000 times higher resolution than today's medical ultrasounds. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National...  

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First Biomarkers Found to Predict Severe Osteoarthritis

June 13, 2014 12:12 pm | by European League Against Rheumatism | Comments

The results of a study presented today at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2014) identify a correlation between the presence of biomarkers in the blood, known as micro RNAs (miRNAs), and the development of severe...

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Imaging Tools Help Radiologists Diagnose Lung Cancer, Save Lives

June 13, 2014 12:02 pm | by Rochester Institute of Technology | Comments

Medical-imaging software under development at Rochester Institute of Technology could someday give radiologists a tool for measuring the growth of nodules in patients at risk of lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United...

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New Test Detects Toxic Prions in Blood

June 13, 2014 11:50 am | by PLOS | Comments

The first cases of Mad Cow disease in humans (properly called variant Creutzfeld Jakob Disease, or vCJD) occurred in the late 1990s and are thought to be the consequence of eating contaminated beef products. Since then, several cases of...

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Spectrum Health Among First to Implant Neurostimulator for Epilepsy

June 13, 2014 11:45 am | by Spectrum Health | Comments

Spectrum Health is the first health system in Michigan and among the first in the nation to successfully implant a recently FDA-approved device that uses electric stimulation of the brain to treat adult epilepsy patients whose seizures have...

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