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New Glaucoma Cause Discovered

September 10, 2014 10:49 am | by Northwestern University | Comments

Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a novel cause of glaucoma in an animal model, and related to their findings, are now developing an eye drop aimed at curing the disease. They believe their findings will be important to human...

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New Ultrasound System Delivers Three Times the Imaging Information

September 10, 2014 10:28 am | by Globe Newswire | Comments

Analogic Corporation, enabling the world's medical imaging and aviation security technology, has announced the launch of its new bk3000 ultrasound system, the newest addition to its industry-leading family of ultrasound products. The bk3000...

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Photos of the Day: The Effect of Overpopulation on Public Health (Infographic)

September 10, 2014 10:18 am | by MPHOnline.org | Comments

The world population is growing at an alarming rate. But overpopulation is seldom discussed as a public health issue. Just how many of us are there and how is our rising population affecting human health?       

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Smartphones May Aid in Dietary Self-Monitoring

September 10, 2014 10:06 am | by Elsevier Health Sciences | Comments

Smartphones have seen wide adoption among Americans in recent years because of their ease of use and adaptability. With that in mind, researchers from Arizona State University examined how smartphone use affected weight loss goals and determined...

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Artificial Membranes on Silicon

September 10, 2014 9:46 am | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | Comments

Artificial membranes mimicking those found in living organisms have many potential applications ranging from detecting bacterial contaminants in food to toxic pollution in the environment to dangerous diseases in people. Now a group of scientists...

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First U.S. Implants in Clinical Study of Medtronic’s Recapturable CoreValve Evolut R

September 10, 2014 9:39 am | by Medtronic | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced the first U.S. implants in the CoreValve Evolut R Clinical Study, which will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the new Medtronic CoreValve Evolut R System. This novel investigational self-expanding valve...

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CE Mark for Breathe Technologies’ Non-Invasive Open Ventilation System

September 10, 2014 9:18 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Breathe Technologies, a developer and manufacturer of innovative medical technologies for patients with respiratory insufficiency diseases and neuromuscular diseases, announced today that it received CE Certification for its Non-Invasive Open...

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New Single-Size Contraceptive Diaphragm in the US

September 9, 2014 11:04 am | by PATH | Comments

The United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has cleared the Caya contoured diaphragm for marketing in the United States, bringing women one step closer to a new option for safe and effective non-hormonal contraception. The Caya contoured...

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Mass Spectrometry in Your Hand

September 9, 2014 10:56 am | by Eric Bender, MIT Industrial Liaison Program | Comments

If you’re out in the field doing environmental testing, food checks, forensic work, or other chemical analysis, mass spectrometry is an extremely accurate detection tool with one huge drawback: You can lose days in sending samples back to...

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Tiny Medical Technologies from Lemelson-MIT Prize Winning Inventor

September 9, 2014 10:50 am | by Stephanie Martinovich, Lemelson-MIT program | Comments

Sangeeta Bhatia SM ’93, PhD ’97, biomedical engineer and professor at MIT, is the recipient of the 2014 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize. Bhatia is recognized for designing and commercializing miniaturized technologies with applications to improve...

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New Infrared Marker for Bio-Imaging

September 9, 2014 10:41 am | by Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health | Comments

Far-red shifted fluorescent tissue markers make it possible to visualize structures and processes with advanced bio-imaging. This permits new insights into organisms and creates the potential for a wide range of applications – from more exact...

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Contrast-Enhanced CT Scan Safe for Most Patients

September 9, 2014 10:38 am | by Radiological Society of North America | Comments

According to new research performed at the Mayo Clinic, iodine-based contrast material injected intravenously to enhance computed tomography (CT) images can be safely used in most patients. The study appears online in the journal Radiology...

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Improving Stimulation Treatments for Patients with Chronic Pain

September 9, 2014 10:36 am | by Purdue University | Comments

An official at a life sciences startup based on a Purdue University innovation says his company may increase the quality of life for patients who suffer from chronic pain that cannot effectively be managed through conventional drug therapy...

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Milestone Reached in Work to Build Replacement Kidneys

September 9, 2014 10:27 am | by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center | Comments

Regenerative medicine researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have addressed a major challenge in the quest to build replacement kidneys in the lab. Working with human-sized pig kidneys, the scientists developed the most successful...

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Bone Cancer Surgical Team Sees Success in New Application of Surgical Aid

September 9, 2014 10:25 am | by The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth | Comments

An ortho-oncology team at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center successfully adapted a shoulder surgical aid (the Spider Limb Positioner) to conduct a left hip disarticulation on a melanoma patient as described in a case report...

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