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CT and 3D Printing Offering Assist in Facial Transplants

December 2, 2014 9:31 am | by RSNA | Comments

Researchers are using computed tomography (CT) and 3D printing technology to recreate life-size models of patients' heads to assist in face transplantation surgery, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society...

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Artificial Pancreas Performs Well in Clinical Trial

December 1, 2014 12:04 pm | by Universite de Montreal | Comments

The world’s first clinical trial comparing three alternative treatments for type 1 diabetes was conducted in Montréal by researchers at the IRCM and the University of Montreal, led by endocrinologist Dr. Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret. The study confirms that...

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Harry Potter’s Next Adventure — Stroke Treatment

December 1, 2014 11:52 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | Comments

Harry Potter swoops around on his broom, faces the bully Malfoy and later runs into a three-headed dog. For scientists studying brain activity while reading, it's the perfect excerpt from the young wizard's many adventures to give their subjects...

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Bat-Inspired Device Could Help Blind Navigate

December 1, 2014 11:42 am | by Bonnie Davis Office of Communications and External Relations, Wake Forest | Comments

When a biologist who studies bats and a computer scientist cross paths, amazingly cool things can happen. Cool things such as a sonar device to assist the visually impaired. The idea came from biology professor William Conner, who for decades...

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Novel Imaging System Offers Lower Radiation Exposure for Liver Cancer Patients

December 1, 2014 11:01 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | Comments

Johns Hopkins researchers report that their test of an interventional X-ray guidance device approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2013 has the potential to reduce the radiation exposure of patients undergoing intra-arterial therapy...

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Survey: UDI Compliance Poses Significant Challenge

December 1, 2014 10:37 am | by PRISYM ID | Comments

A recent survey of medical companies in Europe and North America has identified some of the key issues for packaging and labeling operations in the complex and changing medical device market. The survey, carried out by PRISYM ID, a leading...

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Test Detects Blood Cancer Before It Even Develops

December 1, 2014 10:19 am | by Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard | Comments

Researchers from the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard-affiliated hospitals have uncovered an easily detectable, "pre-malignant" state in the blood that significantly increases the likelihood that an individual will...

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Using Math to Fight Cancer

December 1, 2014 10:06 am | by Walter and Eliza Hall Institute | Comments

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute researchers have defined for the first time how the size of the immune response is controlled, using mathematical models to predict how powerfully immune cells respond to infection and disease. The finding, published...

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‘Skin’ Shedding Medical Devices Could Eliminate Need to Replace

December 1, 2014 9:55 am | by Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg | Comments

What to do when functional surfaces fail? When catheters become contaminated with microorganisms or sensors no longer react? Until now, the answer was: remove and replace. The chemist Dr. Karen Lienkamp has received a 1.49 million euros Starting...

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Blood Test for Asthma Attacks Brought on by a Cold

December 1, 2014 9:44 am | by Medical University of Vienna | Comments

People who have asthma generally suffer worse with colds caused by rhinoviruses than other people do. There are also asthmatics and patients with the severe lung condition COPD in whom the cold virus can trigger serious flare-ups of their condition...

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Medtronic-Covidien Transaction Gains Key Clearances

December 1, 2014 9:17 am | by Medtronic | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. and Covidien plc have announced the receipt of U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) clearance of Medtronic's proposed acquisition of Covidien. "This regulatory clearance represents an important milestone in bringing our companies...

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Non-Invasive Device Helps in Diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease

December 1, 2014 9:07 am | by FDA | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today allowed marketing of the HeartFlow FFR-CT software, which permits health care professionals to non-invasively evaluate blood flow in the coronary arteries of patients showing signs and symptoms of coronary...

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Medical Device in Urinals Detects Dehydration

December 1, 2014 8:50 am | by Emily Charrison, Flinders University | Comments

Dehydration can be a serious health issue for Australia’s mining industry, but a new product to be developed with input from Flinders University’s Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP) is set to more effectively help mine managers implement their...

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Medical Start-Up Set to Revolutionize Vascular Surgery

November 26, 2014 1:47 pm | by ProMedica | Comments

ProMedica has invested in an early stage medical device company that is developing and commercializing innovative and cost-effective devices for treating common vascular diseases such as peripheral artery disease. Jobst Vascular Surgeon John Pigott...

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First Surgeries with MySpine Performed

November 26, 2014 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medacta USA announced the completion of the first successful surgeries in the United States utilizing MySpine Patient-Matched Technology. MySpine utilizes Medacta’s proven 3D-reconstruction and rapid 3D-printing technologies to produce customized patient...

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