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St. Jude Medical Resolves FDA Warning Letter for Sylmar Facility

July 2, 2014 9:14 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

St. Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company, announced that it has been notified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that issues cited in the Sylmar, Calif., facility’s warning letter have been addressed. “We take...

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Global Ultrasound Devices Market Expected to Reach USD 8.71 Billion in 2019

July 2, 2014 9:09 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Ultrasound Devices Market (By Product Type - Cart/Trolley Based Ultrasound Devices and Compact Ultrasound Devices, By Technology - 2-D, 3-D & 4-D, Doppler, HIFU...

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Efforts to Cut Unnecessary Blood Testing Bring Major Decreases in Healthcare Spending

July 2, 2014 8:29 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | Comments

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center used two relatively simple tactics to significantly reduce the number of unnecessary blood tests to assess symptoms of heart attack and chest pain and to achieve a large decrease in patient...

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'Molecular Movies' Will Enable Extraordinary Gains in Bioimaging, Health Research

July 2, 2014 8:20 am | by Oregon State University | Comments

Researchers have announced the creation of an imaging technology more powerful than anything that has existed before, and is fast enough to observe life processes as they actually happen at the molecular level. Chemical and biological actions...

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Telemedicine for Patients with Chronic Liver Diseases

July 2, 2014 8:17 am | by Fraunhofer | Comments

Although telemedicine could improve the quality of life of patients with chronic liver diseases, viable home care systems are still lacking. Scientists working on the EU-project “d-LIVER” mean to remedy this situation. Initial results have...

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Blind Lead the Way in Brave New World of Tactile Technology

July 2, 2014 8:12 am | by University of California - Berkeley | Comments

Imagine feeling a slimy jellyfish, a prickly cactus or map directions on your iPad mini Retina display, because that's where tactile technology is headed. But you'll need more than just an index finger to feel your way around. New research...

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Smartphone App May Revolutionize Mental Health Treatment

July 2, 2014 8:06 am | by American Friends of Tel Aviv University | Comments

Mental illness accounts for 90 percent of all reported suicides and places the largest burden of any disease on social and economic infrastructures worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. There is a dire need for support services...

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Engineered Red Blood Cells Could Carry Precious Therapeutic Cargo

July 1, 2014 3:38 pm | by Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research | Comments

Whitehead Institute scientists have genetically and enzymatically modified red blood cells to carry a range of valuable payloads—from drugs, to vaccines, to imaging agents—for delivery to specific sites throughout the body. "We wanted to...

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Scientists Engineer Nanoparticles to Prevent Bone Cancer, Strengthen Bones

July 1, 2014 3:12 pm | by Brigham and Women's Hospital | Comments

A research collaboration between Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) has utilized nanomedicine technologies to develop a drug-delivery system that can precisely target and attack cancer cells in the...

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Using Geometry, Researchers Coax Human Embryonic Stem Cells to Organize Themselves

July 1, 2014 2:55 pm | by Rockefeller University | Comments

About seven days after conception, something remarkable occurs in the clump of cells that will eventually become a new human being. They start to specialize. They take on characteristics that begin to hint at their ultimate fate as part of...

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Clot-Building Nanoparticles Raise Survival Rate Following Blast Trauma

July 1, 2014 2:49 pm | by Case Western Reserve University | Comments

A type of artificial platelet being developed to help natural blood platelets form clots faster offers promise for saving the lives of soldiers, as well as victims of car crashes and other severe trauma. In preclinical tests led by a Case...

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Bringing the Bling to Antibacterials

July 1, 2014 2:46 pm | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | Comments

Bacteria love to colonize surfaces inside your body, but they have a hard time getting past your rugged, salty skin. Surgeries to implant medical devices often give such bacteria the opportunity needed to gain entry into the body cavity...

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Electronics-to-Wear Light Up Healthcare

July 1, 2014 11:33 am | by CORDIS | Comments

For most electronic circuit boards, if you try to bend them, they snap and are rendered useless. But this is set to change. A European research project called PLACE-IT has come up with a new type of flexible electronics that won’t break...

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Managing the Data Jungle

July 1, 2014 11:23 am | by Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Angewandte Informationstechnik (FIT) | Comments

Many biology labs fight with a glut of measurement data. New software aims to make this a thing of the past: it simplifies laboratory experiment evaluation and unifies how data is saved. It even identifies measurement errors on the spot...

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Enlightening Cancer Cells

July 1, 2014 11:17 am | by Medical University of Vienna | Comments

Harald Janovjak, Assistant Professor at IST Austria, together with Michael Grusch, Associate Professor at the Institute of Cancer Research of the Medical University of Vienna, “remote-controlled” the behaviour of cancer cells with light, as...

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