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A Noninvasive Test Can Help Predict Bladder Cancer Recurrence

April 1, 2014 12:23 am | by AACR | Comments

A DNA methylation marker test done on urine samples collected from patients with non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) can predict tumor recurrence with high sensitivity and specificity, according to a study published in Clinical Cancer...

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A Better Way to Grow Motor Neurons from Stem Cells

March 31, 2014 5:34 pm | by University of Illinois | Comments

Researchers report they can generate human motor neurons from stem cells much more quickly and efficiently than previous methods allowed. The finding, described in Nature Communications, will aid efforts to model human motor neuron...  

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Drug-Eluting Stents Demonstrate Better Outcomes After One Year than Bare Metal Stents in At-Risk Patients

March 31, 2014 2:12 pm | by The American College of Cardiology | Comments

Use of drug-eluting stents is associated with a lower risk of major cardiovascular events at one year compared to bare metal stents when followed by an individualized course of blood-thinning medication among patients previouly thought...

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Sony DADC and Singulex Announce Strategic Partnership for Proprietary Detection Vessels

March 31, 2014 1:53 pm | by Singulex | Comments

Sony DADC Austria AG and Singulex, Inc. today announced an exclusive multi-year supply agreement covering customized detection vessels designed and manufactured by Sony DADC BioSciences for the Sgx ClarityTM System, an ultrasensitive...

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Nano-Paper Filter Can Remove Viruses

March 31, 2014 12:37 pm | by Uppsala University | Comments

Researchers at the Division of Nanotechnology and Functional Materials, Uppsala University have developed a paper filter, which can remove virus particles with an efficiency matching that of the best industrial virus filters. The paper filter...

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Gel Allows for Targeted Therapy After Heart Attack

March 31, 2014 12:32 pm | by University of Pennsylvania | Comments

Combatting the tissue degrading enzymes that cause lasting damage following a heart attack is tricky. Each patient responds to a heart attack differently and damage can vary from one part of the heart muscle to another, but existing treatments...

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New Long-term Data Demonstrate Patients with Mild Heart Failure Sustained Lower Mortality Rates after Receiving Boston Scientific CRT Defibrillators

March 31, 2014 12:27 pm | by Boston Scientific | Comments

In the longest follow-up to date of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) for mild heart failure patients, Boston Scientific Corporation's (NYSE: BSX) exclusively sponsored and landmark Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial...

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Genetic Markers May Predict When People with Heart Disease Are Likely to Have a Heart Attack

March 31, 2014 12:25 pm | by Intermountain Medical Center | Comments

Researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City have identified a biological process that may help physicians predict when someone with heart disease is likely to have a heart attack in the near future. A new...

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Sterigenics Enters into Definitive Agreement to Acquire Nordion Inc.

March 31, 2014 12:15 pm | by GTCR | Comments

Sterigenics, a leader in outsourced contract sterilization services and a portfolio company of GTCR LLC, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Nordion Inc. (TSX:NDN) (NYSE:NDZ).  Nordion is a leading provider...

Major Breakthrough in Stem Cell Manufacturing Technology

March 31, 2014 12:10 pm | by University of Nottingham | Comments

Scientists at The University of Nottingham have developed a new substance which could simplify the manufacture of cell therapy in the pioneering world of regenerative medicine. Cell therapy is an exciting and rapidly developing area of medicine...

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New Gel to Promote Bone Growth on Implants

March 31, 2014 12:04 pm | by Uppsala University | Comments

A research group at Uppsala University, Sweden has developed a new responsive coating for implants used in surgery to improve their integration into bone and to prevent rejection. Neutron scattering experiments at the Institut Laue-Langevin...

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GE Healthcare Debuts Connected Cardiovascular Care at ACC 2014

March 31, 2014 12:04 pm | by GE Healthcare | Comments

GE Healthcare, a division of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), today showcased a suite of connected cardiovascular innovations – including several new and advanced imaging technologies and software capabilities – at the 63rd annual American College...

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Test Accurately Rules Out Heart Attacks in the ER

March 31, 2014 11:56 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | Comments

A simple test appears very good at ruling out heart attacks in people who go to emergency rooms with chest pain, a big public health issue and a huge worry for patients. A large study in Sweden found that the blood test plus the usual... 

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Study Backs Nonsurgical Way to Fix Heart Valves

March 31, 2014 11:52 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | Comments

A new study gives a big boost to fixing a bad aortic valve, the heart's main gate, without open-heart surgery. Survival rates were better one year later for people who had a new valve placed through a tube into an artery instead. The results...

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Photos of the Day: Repairing the Heart Without Surgery

March 31, 2014 11:51 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A new study gives a big boost to fixing a bad aortic valve, the heart's main gate, without open-heart surgery. Survival rates were better one year later for people who had a new valve placed through a tube into an artery instead...   

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