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Robotic Vest Takes Burden off Demanding Jobs

March 2, 2015 9:49 am | by Fraunhofer | Comments

Each year millions of people within the EU injure themselves in the course of their work due to picking up heavy loads or from one-sided movements – ending up with serious health issues. Together with the industry, Fraunhofer researchers...

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3D Printing Personalized Antibiotic and Chemotherapeutic Drug Delivery Implants

March 2, 2015 9:41 am | by Society of Interventional Radiology | Comments

3D printing could become a powerful tool in customizing interventional radiology treatments to individual patient needs, with clinicians having the ability to construct devices to a specific size and shape. That's according to a study being...

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Low-Risk Medical Apps Will Not Need FDA Regulation

March 2, 2015 8:52 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

Makers of health apps can breathe easier now that the FDA has outlined new standards for what does and does not constitute a digital medical device. The FDA will not enforce regulations for wearables that receive information from medical...

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Washington D.C. Healthcare Summit Tackles Barriers Hindering Quality Care

March 2, 2015 8:46 am | by Healthcare Leadership Council | Comments

Leaders from health insurance companies, hospital systems and device- and drug-makers may debate loud and often about pricing models, payment methods and patient management, but they agree on one point: The American health care system raises...

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FDA, Experts Eye National Postmarket Surveillance

March 1, 2015 12:00 pm | by AAMI | Comments

Citing a need to provide better evidence for the risks and benefits of medical devices, a new report, commissioned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), outlines a seven-year plan to develop a system for monitoring device performance...

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Automatic Drug Dispensers Empower the Elderly

March 1, 2015 10:00 am | by SINTEF | Comments

Sixteen elderly people in a Norwegian municipality have been testing an automatic drug dispenser at home in their living rooms. Results include increased feelings of empowerment, time saved by the home care services, and fewer medication...

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App to Help Minority Stroke Patients Improve Health

March 1, 2015 8:30 am | by University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston | Comments

A clinical trial investigating the use of a physician-monitored app to help first-time minority stroke patients become healthier has begun at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Nneka Ifejika, M.D., M.P.H...

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Pretty Rooms Don’t Make Hospitalized People Happier

February 28, 2015 12:00 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

Renovating hospitals to add sunny atriums and nicely-decorated rooms may not be as important to patients’ happiness as one might think, said a study conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins University. The researchers...

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Medtronic Acquires Advanced Uro-Solutions

February 28, 2015 8:30 am | by Medtronic | Comments

Medtronic plc today announced that it has acquired Advanced Uro-Solutions, a privately-held developer of neurostimulation products for the treatment of bladder control issues based in Elizabethton, Tennessee. Terms of the acquisition...

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Untangling DNA with a Droplet of Water, a Pipette and a Polymer

February 27, 2015 2:51 pm | by KU Leuven | Comments

Researchers have long sought an efficient way to untangle DNA in order to study its structure - neatly unraveled and straightened out - under a microscope. Now, chemists and engineers at KU Leuven, in Belgium, have devised a strikingly simple...

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Device 1,000 Times More Sensitive to Biomarkers for TBI Screening

February 27, 2015 2:13 pm | by NYU Langone Medical Center | Comments

New technology being introduced at NYU Langone Medical Center could help researchers advance blood biomarker capabilities that show changes in low concentrations of specific proteins present following a neurological injury. The single molecule...

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Direct Brain Responsive Neurostimulator Decreases Partial Onset Seizures

February 27, 2015 10:41 am | by Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center | Comments

Piotr Olejniczak, MD, PhD, LSU Health New Orleans Professor of Neurology and Director of the Epilepsy Center, contributed to a study of the long-term effectiveness of the first direct brain responsive neurostimulator for partial onset, or...

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Urine Test Could Lead to Better Bladder Cancer Treatment

February 27, 2015 10:33 am | by University of Birmingham | Comments

Researchers at the University of Birmingham believe that a simple urine test could help to guide clinicians in the treatment of bladder cancer patients. Being able to reliably identify those patients with the most aggressive cancers early...

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A Robotic Ankle with Eyes

February 27, 2015 10:08 am | by Marcia Goodrich, Michigan Technological University | Comments

Mo Rastgaar is poised to take a giant step forward in the development of a better prosthetic ankle. The Michigan Technological University mechanical engineer and his team have already developed a prototype that can provide a range of motion...

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Lab Test on Tumor Cells for Personalized Cancer Treatments

February 27, 2015 9:47 am | by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute | Comments

By measuring how vigorously tumor cells turn on "self-destruct" signals when exposed to different cancer drugs, a novel lab test can predict within less than 24 hours which agent is most likely to work against a particular tumor, say researchers...

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