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TIA Commends New FDA Approach to Medical Device Data Systems

August 26, 2014 12:01 pm | by Telecommunications Industry Association | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in support...

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New Biomarker Highly Promising for Predicting Breast Cancer Outcomes

August 26, 2014 11:57 am | by American Society for Microbiology | Comments

A protein named p66ShcA shows promise as a biomarker to identify breast cancers with poor prognoses, according to research published ahead of print in the journal Molecular and Cellular Biology. Cancer is deadly in large part due to...

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Eye Implant for Better Glaucoma Treatments

August 26, 2014 11:51 am | by Bjorn Carey, Stanford University | Comments

For the 2.2 million Americans battling glaucoma, the main course of action for staving off blindness involves weekly visits to eye specialists who monitor – and control – increasing pressure within the eye. Bioengineer Stephen Quake and...

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Future Phones to use Blood and Speech to Monitor HIV, Stress, Nutrition

August 26, 2014 11:43 am | by Vasyl Kacapyr, Cornell University | Comments

David Erickson, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Cornell University, will receive a $3 million National Science Foundation grant over five years to adapt smart phones for health monitoring. Erickson will head a multidisciplinary...

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University of Michigan First in Nation to Implant Device for Tricuspid Valve Replacement

August 26, 2014 11:37 am | by University of Michigan Health System | Comments

The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center is the first heart center in the nation to perform percutaneous implantation of the Edwards SAPIEN valve to replace a patient’s tricuspid valve. Percutaneous interventions...

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Breath Test for COPD

August 26, 2014 11:23 am | by NYU Langone Medical Center | Comments

NYU Langone Medical Center will lead a new clinical initiative -- funded by a $225,000 grant from The National Institutes of Health -- to determine a breath test’s effectiveness to identify volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in human breath...

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Photos of the Day: Picking Out Cancer Cells

August 26, 2014 11:10 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | Comments

Researchers from MIT, Pennsylvania State University, and Carnegie Mellon University have devised a new way to separate cells by exposing them to sound waves as they flow through a tiny channel. Their device, about the size of a dime, could...

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A Glucose Meter of a Different Color

August 26, 2014 10:18 am | by Liz Ahlberg, University of Illinois | Comments

University of Illinois engineers are bringing a touch of color to glucose monitoring. The researchers developed a new continuous glucose monitoring material that changes color as glucose levels fluctuate, and the wavelength shift is so precise...

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UV Light Decontamination System Highly Effective in Killing Dangerous Bacteria

August 26, 2014 9:44 am | by BusinessWire | Comments

Spectra254, a developer of high-power, easy-to-use, affordable UVC light decontamination systems, has released a recent study by Johns Hopkins Medicine that reports that Spectra254’s Spectra 1000 Series of UV light decontamination system...

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Microbubbles Help Biologist See Inside the Body

August 25, 2014 2:48 pm | by GE Reports | Comments

Castle is using his research skills to help speed treatment through “microbubbles,” tiny gas-filled spheres that can flow through the bloodstream, reflect sound waves and help define otherwise grainy ultrasound pictures. “Anywhere blood flows...

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Luxury Fashion Takes on Fitness Technology

August 25, 2014 2:03 pm | by Leanne Italie, Associated Press | Comments

Luxury fashion is making inroads in wearable tech as more designers try their hands at developing smart, stylish accessories and clothing aimed at tracking performance and health, or simply making connected lives easier to manage. "We actually...

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Virus, Zebrafish Enable Scientists to Map the Living Brain

August 25, 2014 12:04 pm | by Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University | Comments

A virus and a zebrafish are helping scientists map the living brain. "You can kinda draw a diagram and see how cells within it are connected in a functioning brain," said Dr. Albert Pan, neuroscientist at the Medical College of Georgia at...

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Do Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery Systems Improve Blood Glucose Control in Type 1 Diabetes?

August 25, 2014 11:37 am | by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., Publishers | Comments

In a closed-loop control approach to managing type 1 diabetes, glucose sensors placed under the skin continuously monitor blood sugar levels, triggering the release of insulin from an implantable insulin pump as needed. The aim of this closed...

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Fitbit: We Don't Sell Personal Data

August 25, 2014 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Fitbit, the maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices, said Friday that it does not sell personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer. The San Francisco-based company spelled out its...

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Scientists First to Grow Functioning Organ in Animal from Cells Created in Lab

August 25, 2014 11:19 am | by University of Edinburgh | Comments

Scientists have grown a fully functional organ from transplanted laboratory-created cells in a living animal for the first time. The researchers have created a thymus - an organ next to the heart that produces immune cells known as T cells...

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