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Injectable Oriented Hydrogels for Spinal Cord Repair

March 16, 2015 3:32 pm | by DWI - Leibniz-Institut für Interaktive Materialien e.V. | Comments

The research objective of Dr.-Ing. Laura De Laporte, junior group leader at DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials in Aachen, is to develop a minimally invasive therapy for spinal cord injury. Her goal and her scientific approach...

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Polymers that Reversibly Change Shape with Temperature

March 16, 2015 3:29 pm | by Wiley | Comments

New research highlights the capability of reversible shape-memory polymers to change their shape when heated to body temperature and then switch back to their original shape when cooled to room temperature. The technology could have applications...

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Ultrasound Technology Can Treat Alzheimer’s and Restore Memory

March 16, 2015 10:33 am | by Queensland University of Technology | Comments

Queensland scientists have found that non-invasive ultrasound technology can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease and restore memory. University of Queensland researchers discovered that the innovative drug-free approach breaks apart the...

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Detecting Cyanide Poisoning in 70 Seconds

March 16, 2015 10:27 am | by South Dakota State University | Comments

A victim of cyanide poisoning can die within 30 minutes. The diagnostic test to determine cyanide exposure takes 24 hours. According to U.S. Department of Health recommendations, “any delay to draw blood or collect urine could endanger...

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The Future of Healthcare Is in the Data

March 16, 2015 10:01 am | by Carnegie Mellon University | Comments

A new alliance is uniting Carnegie Mellon University's unrivaled machine learning capabilities with the University of Pittsburgh's world-class health sciences expertise. Funded by UPMC, the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance with CMU and Pitt...

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Patient Safety Takes Center Stage at AAMI

March 16, 2015 9:55 am | by AAMI | Comments

The goal of using healthcare technology to deliver safe and effective patient care is front and center this week at AAMI with the kick-off of the National Coalition for Infusion Therapy Safety and a separate meeting for experts who are committed...

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Warming Blanket to Maintain Surgery Patients' Body Temperature

March 16, 2015 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Smiths Medical, a leading global medical device manufacturer, announced today it has launched a new Snuggle Warm poncho-style convective warming blanket to help maintain a patient’s body temperature before, during, and after surgery. The...

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New Device Protects Brain During Heart-Valve Procedure

March 16, 2015 9:46 am | by Yale University | Comments

In the first multicenter trial of its kind, Yale researchers tested a new device that lowers the risk of stroke and cognitive decline in patients undergoing heart-valve replacement. The preliminary findings of the DEFLECT III trial were...

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Imaging the Cerebral Cortex Function and Development

March 16, 2015 9:38 am | by Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience | Comments

Dr. David Fitzpatrick, Scientific Director and CEO at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, has been awarded a $2.4 million five-year grant from the National Eye Institute (NEI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the...

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FDA Wants More Info on Scopes Linked to "Superbug" Outbreaks

March 16, 2015 9:34 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | Comments

Federal health officials are stepping up their oversight of medical scopes linked to potentially fatal "superbug" outbreaks. The Food and Drug Administration released stricter guidelines for manufacturers of reusable medical instruments, including...

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Imaging Therapies for Pets

March 16, 2015 9:28 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | Comments

Recent years have seen breakneck innovation in the field of radiology, from MRI-guided biopsies, to image-guided stenting, to ways to lower radiation dosage while preserving image quality. Now, a dedicated center at the Johns Hopkins University...

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Smart Textiles System Prevents Pressure Ulcers in Wheelchair Users

March 16, 2015 9:20 am | by Asociación RUVID | Comments

The European research project PUMA (Pressure Ulcer Measurement and Actuation) technically coordinated by the Biomechanics Institute (IBV) has developed an innovative portable and non-invasive device to prevent and early detect the risk of...

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MIT Tackles Wearables in Healthcare in New Course

March 15, 2015 8:30 am | by MIT Professional Education | Comments

MIT Professional Education introduces a new course on Quantitative Cardiovascular Physiology and Clinical Applications for Engineers to their Short Programs offerings today. Running June 15 – 17, 2015 on MIT’s campus in Cambridge, MA the...

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One-Year Data for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Procedure

March 15, 2015 8:30 am | by Mayo Clinic | Comments

Study results of one-year data for more than 12,000 patients who had transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in the United States show an overall one-year death rate of 23.7 percent and a stroke rate of 4.1 percent, according to a study...

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Stents Market to Reach More Than $10.6 Billion in 2019

March 14, 2015 8:30 am | by BCC Research | Comments

BCC Research reveals in its new report on stents, there has recently been several innovations and developments expected to influence the market, particularly with bioabsorbable stents. The stents market is predicted to grow by a compound annual...

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