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Neuroimaging Technique Identifies Concussion-Related Brain Disease in Living Brain

September 16, 2014 11:27 am | by The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine | Comments

An experimental positron emission tomography (PET) tracer is effective in diagnosing concussion-related brain disease while a person is still alive, according to a case study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and at...

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Photos of the Day: Cell Phone Microscope for a Dollar

September 16, 2014 11:21 am | by Susan Bauer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Comments

Rebecca Erikson, who works at The U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, has developed a sleek, simple and inexpensive way to turn a cell phone into a high powered, high quality microscope that can be used to...

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Want to Print Your Own Cell Phone Microscope for Pennies? Here's How

September 16, 2014 11:11 am | by Susan Bauer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | Comments

At one o'clock in the morning, layers of warm plastic are deposited on the platform of the 3D printer that sits on scientist Rebecca Erikson's desk. A small plastic housing, designed to fit over the end of a cell phone, begins to take shape...

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Personal KinetiGraph for Assessment of Parkinson's Disease Symptoms

September 16, 2014 10:33 am | by Global Kinetics Corporation | Comments

Global Kinetics Corporation, a leading mobile health technologies company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the marketing of the company's Personal KinetiGraph (PKG) technology designed to improve the...

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Grant to Help Commercialize Silicon Surgical Blades

September 16, 2014 10:14 am | by University of California - Davis | Comments

A UC Davis engineering professor has received a grant of $200,000 from the National Science Foundation "Partnerships for Innovation: Accelerating Innovation Research- Technology Translation" program to move his silicon-based blades towards...

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Covidien Announces Start of Enrollment in Two Neurovascular Clinical Trials

September 16, 2014 10:11 am | by Covidien | Comments

Covidien plc announced today the start of enrollment in two clinical trials designed to further underscore the safety and effectiveness of the company’s advanced neurovascular solutions. Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Florida, treated...

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AT&S, Soundchip, and STMicroelectronics Craft Innovative Bionic Ear

September 16, 2014 10:07 am | by AT&S, Soundchip, STMicroelectronics | Comments

AT&S, a leader in advanced packaging solutions, Soundchip SA, a Swiss-based innovator in wearable sound technology, and STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications...

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Medtronic Drug-Coated Balloon for Improved Treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease

September 16, 2014 9:55 am | by Medtronic | Comments

Presented for the first time at the 2014 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference, the latest clinical and economic data on the IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated balloon (DCB) from Medtronic, Inc. augments an already robust body of...

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AdvancedCath Adds State of the Art Laser Processing Capabilities with the Acquisition of LSA Laser

September 16, 2014 9:49 am | by AdvancedCath | Comments

AdvancedCath, a portfolio company of Inverness Graham Investments, announced today that on September 9, 2014 it significantly expanded its outsourced medical device manufacturing platform by acquiring LSA Laser located in Plymouth, MN. LSA Laser...

Type 2 Diabetes Patients Achieve Greater Satisfaction with Insulin Pumps vs. Multiple Daily Injections

September 16, 2014 9:44 am | by Medtronic | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. today announced that new results from the OpT2mise trial are being presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) 50th Annual Meeting. OpT2mise is the largest global study to compare insulin pump therapy...

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The Shadow of a Disease

September 16, 2014 9:37 am | by Max Planck Gesellschaft | Comments

In the future, some diseases might be diagnosed earlier and treated more effectively. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen have developed an optical method that makes individual proteins', such as the proteins...

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Blood Test Could Help Determine Treatment Options for Esophageal Cancer Patients

September 16, 2014 9:30 am | by American Society for Radiation Oncology | Comments

A blood test may be beneficial in indicating neoadjuvant treatment regimens for patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO's) 56th...

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Researchers Develop Improved Means of Detecting Mismatched DNA

September 16, 2014 9:20 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | Comments

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have identified a highly sensitive means of analyzing very tiny amounts of DNA. The discovery, they say, could increase the ability of forensic scientists to match genetic material in some criminal investigations...

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New York State a Beacon for Bio/Med Growth

September 16, 2014 9:13 am | by Jamie Leszczynski | Comments

The Bio/Med Breakthroughs: Advancing New York’s Innovation Economy industry report by MedTech, the trade association for bioscience and medical technology (Bio/Med) companies in New York, which was launched today at MEDTECH 2014, reveals a...

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Flowonix Submits PMA Supplements for Prometra Implantable Pump System

September 16, 2014 8:58 am | by Flowonix | Comments

Flowonix Medical Inc., a medical device company focused on providing advanced, implantable drug delivery solutions, today announced that it has submitted Premarket Approval (PMA) supplements to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

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