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Implant Could Eliminate Reading Glasses

October 20, 2014 | by American Academy of Opthalmology | Comments

A thin ring inserted into the eye could soon offer a reading glasses-free remedy for presbyopia, the blurriness in near vision experienced by many people over the age of 40, according to a study released at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology...

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Photo of the Day: A Pineapple Gets an MRI

October 21, 2014 9:48 am | by GE Reports | Comments

Baratunde Thurston recently visited GE labs in the U.S. and Europe and came back with deep insights about jet engines, wind turbines, MRI scanners and other technology. He and GE turned them into a series of Masterclass videos that are now available on YouTube...

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Military 'Brain Thermometer' Receives FDA Clearance

October 20, 2014 4:39 pm | by AnthroTronix | Comments

AnthroTronix announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance for its computerized cognitive test battery known as DANA. DANA provides clinicians with objective measurements of reaction time (speed and accuracy) to aid in the assessment of an individual’s...

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Blood Test for Relapsing Kidney Disease

October 20, 2014 4:21 pm | by American Society of Nephrology | Comments

Test could help prevent kidney failure In patients with an autoimmune disease that often involves the kidneys, monitoring the blood for autoantibodies may help doctors predict the chance of relapse. The findings are from a study appearing...

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$2.25 Million Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE Finalists Announced

October 20, 2014 4:07 pm | by XPRIZE | Comments

XPRIZE has announced the 11 finalist teams selected for the $2.25M Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE, a competition to develop breakthrough medical sensing technologies that will ultimately enable faster diagnoses and easier personal health monitoring...

Virtual Tech Offers Mental Health Treatment in Space

October 20, 2014 2:06 pm | by Dartmouth College | Comments

Hiking in the mountains or lying on the beach are good ways to relieve stress on Earth, but on spaceflights there's no way to get back to nature. Astronauts feeling stressed on long-duration flights, however, may soon find computerized solace in the form...

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25 Testing Innovations Critical to IVD Market Growth

October 20, 2014 1:55 pm | by Kalorama Information | Comments

New test innovations will be the source of revenue growth in the in vitro diagnostic test industry, especially as companies struggle with reimbursement challenges, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market researcher listed more than 25 testing innovations...

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Remote Mobile Communications Device Approved for CGM

October 20, 2014 1:26 pm | by Dexcom | Comments

Now critical glucose data from the Dexcom G4 PLATINUM Continuous Glucose Monitoring System can be remotely monitored using a mobile device Dexcom announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for its CGM remote mobile communications device...

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iPhone Ophthalmoscope Rivals Traditional Methods for Diabetic Eye Disease Monitoring

October 20, 2014 12:30 pm | by American Academy of Opthalmology | Comments

A smartphone-based tool may be an effective alternative to traditional ophthalmic imaging equipment in evaluating and grading severity of a diabetic eye disease, according to a study released at AAO 2014, the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s 118th annual meeting...

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iPads Detect Early Signs of Glaucoma

October 20, 2014 10:49 am | by American Academy of Opthalmology | Comments

Using a tablet screening app could prove to be an effective method to aid in the effort to reduce the incidence of avoidable blindness in populations at high-risk for glaucoma with limited access to health care, according to a study released at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting...

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3D Printed 'Masks' Serve Eye Cancer Patients

October 20, 2014 10:42 am | by American Academy of Ophthalmology | Comments

Researchers have developed a fast and inexpensive way to make facial prostheses for eye cancer patients using facial scanning software and 3-D printing, according to findings released at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology...

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Tear Duct Implant Reduces Pain and Inflammation in Cataract Patients

October 20, 2014 10:01 am | by American Academy of Ophthalmology | Comments

The first tear duct implant developed to treat inflammation and pain following cataract surgery has been shown to be a reliable alternative to medicated eye drops, which are the current standard of care, according to a study presented at AAO 2014...

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First Use of Intuitive Surgical’s Single-Site Wristed Needle Driver

October 17, 2014 4:21 pm | by Mercy Medical Center | Comments

Dwight D. Im, M.D., FACOG, Director of The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy and The National Institute of Robotic Surgery at Mercy in Baltimore, became the first surgeon in the world to successfully perform a minimally-invasive hysterectomy...

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WHO Admits to Botched Ebola Response

October 17, 2014 4:07 pm | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | Comments

In a draft document, the World Health Organization has acknowledged that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information. In the document obtained...

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Oxygen Delivery Device Actively Responds to Needs of COPD Patients

October 17, 2014 3:31 pm | by Business Wire | Comments

ieCrowd, the discovery-to-market commercialization platform for innovations with the potential to solve global challenges, today announced plans to commercialize a new class of intelligent supplemental oxygen devices. Once commercialized the...

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Photos of the Day: 'Hacking' the Breast Pump

October 17, 2014 12:23 pm | by MIT News | Comments

Over the course of a weekend, some 150 engineers, designers, developers, and health care professionals — many of them unaffiliated with MIT — gathered on campus for the “Make The Breast Pump Not Suck Hackathon.” The brainchild of a group of...

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