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New Technology May Identify Tiny Strains in Body Tissues Before Injuries Occur

August 27, 2014 3:31 pm | by Washington University School of Medicine | Comments

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have developed algorithms to identify weak spots in tendons, muscles and bones prone to tearing or breaking. The technology, which needs to be refined before it is used in patients, one day...

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Collaboration Aims to Reduce, Treat Vision Problems in Astronauts

August 27, 2014 3:21 pm | by University of Houston | Comments

To reduce and better treat spaceflight-induced visual impairment, University of Houston (UH) optometrists are collaborating on a NASA study that examines ocular changes seen in a number of astronauts. The research, developed by Heidelberg...

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Microtechnologies for Driving Forward Mobility and Human Health

August 27, 2014 2:35 pm | by Elhuyar Fundazioa | Comments

CIC microGUNE, the Co-operative Research Centre into Microtechnologies, is coordinating the microSCALE project which seeks to generate innovative solutions based on microtechnologies to tackle the problems of the mobility industry and life...

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Medtronic Announces First Implants in Largest-Ever, Global Trial of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

August 27, 2014 12:10 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced the first implants in a clinical trial that will compare patient and healthcare system outcomes - including patient mortality and hospitalizations - in heart failure patients who have cardiac resynchronization...

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Philips Lifeline Introduces Response App to Connect Seniors to Help in an Emergency

August 27, 2014 11:56 am | by Philips | Comments

Royal Philips introduces the Philips Lifeline response app, the company's latest innovation designed to empower seniors to live independently while aging well. Offering a direct connection to the company's leading U.S.-based call center, the...

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Logic PD Invests in WellClub to Accelerate Healthcare Industry’s Drive to Improve Patient Behavior

August 27, 2014 11:43 am | by Logic PD | Logic PD, Inc. | Comments

Logic PD, a product innovation and realization company specializing in developing connected electronic devices, has invested in and formed a strategic partnership with WellClub, a web- and mobile-based behavioral coaching company. Together...

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Rice, UT and A&M Form NSF Hub to Move Ideas to Marketplace

August 27, 2014 11:23 am | by Rice University | Comments

Rice University, the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University have received a three-year, $3.75 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to become a regional innovation hub that translates academic research...

Breakthrough Antibacterial Approach Could Resolve Serious Skin Infections

August 27, 2014 11:06 am | by DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory | Comments

Like a protective tent over a colony of harmful bacteria, biofilms make the treatment of skin infections especially difficult. Microorganisms protected in a biofilm pose a significant health risk due to their antibiotic resistance and recalcitrance...

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President Obama Highlights Neuromodulation Tech that Helps Body Heal Itself

August 27, 2014 10:29 am | by DARPA | Comments

The body’s peripheral nervous system constantly monitors the status of internal organs and helps regulate biological responses to infection, injury or other imbalances. When this regulatory process goes awry due to injury or illness, peripheral...

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Primerdesign Launch World’s Most Affordable Real-Time PCR Machine

August 27, 2014 10:05 am | by B3C newswire | Comments

Primerdesign Ltd is delighted to announce the release of the World’s most affordable Real-Time PCR instrument. The genesig q16 will accompany their catalogue of over 400 applied DNA testing kits and provide a market shifting solution making...

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Companion Testing Market Exceeded One Billion Dollars in 2013

August 27, 2014 10:01 am | by Kalorama Information | Comments

The market for test and pharmaceutical pairs, known as companion diagnostics in the testing industry, has grown significantly. The global companion diagnostic market is valued at about $1.2 billion for 2013. This is up from $950 million in...

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3D Printing in Reconstructive Facial Surgery Must Overcome Reimbursement Challenge

August 27, 2014 9:57 am | by GlobalData | Comments

While three-dimensional (3D) printing has been lauded as a game-changing development in the medical devices industry, the technology is battling to convince surgeons that it is a financially viable treatment for craniomaxillofacial (CMF)...

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A&D Medical Launches Its WellnessConnected Platform

August 27, 2014 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

For consumers and the healthcare providers and loved ones who care for them, A&D Medical, the worldwide leader in connected health and biometric measurement devices and services, has launched its WellnessConnected platform to help people...

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St. Jude Medical Resolves FDA Warning Letter for Plano Facility

August 27, 2014 9:22 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

St. Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company, has announced that it has been notified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that issues cited in the Plano, Texas, facility’s warning letter have been addressed. “We’re...

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Change in Demographics and Surge in Domestic Manufacturing Drive Asia-Pacific Medical Devices Market

August 27, 2014 9:20 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Higher disposable incomes and the rapid penetration of health insurance are fuelling the demand for medical devices in Asia-Pacific. With the rise of medical tourism, the inflow of patients requiring medical and surgical intervention is further...

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