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Smartphones May Aid in Dietary Self-Monitoring

September 10, 2014 10:06 am | by Elsevier Health Sciences | Comments

Smartphones have seen wide adoption among Americans in recent years because of their ease of use and adaptability. With that in mind, researchers from Arizona State University examined how smartphone use affected weight loss goals and determined...

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Artificial Membranes on Silicon

September 10, 2014 9:46 am | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | Comments

Artificial membranes mimicking those found in living organisms have many potential applications ranging from detecting bacterial contaminants in food to toxic pollution in the environment to dangerous diseases in people. Now a group of scientists...

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First U.S. Implants in Clinical Study of Medtronic’s Recapturable CoreValve Evolut R

September 10, 2014 9:39 am | by Medtronic | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced the first U.S. implants in the CoreValve Evolut R Clinical Study, which will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the new Medtronic CoreValve Evolut R System. This novel investigational self-expanding valve...

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CE Mark for Breathe Technologies’ Non-Invasive Open Ventilation System

September 10, 2014 9:18 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Breathe Technologies, a developer and manufacturer of innovative medical technologies for patients with respiratory insufficiency diseases and neuromuscular diseases, announced today that it received CE Certification for its Non-Invasive Open...

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New Single-Size Contraceptive Diaphragm in the US

September 9, 2014 11:04 am | by PATH | Comments

The United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has cleared the Caya contoured diaphragm for marketing in the United States, bringing women one step closer to a new option for safe and effective non-hormonal contraception. The Caya contoured...

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Mass Spectrometry in Your Hand

September 9, 2014 10:56 am | by Eric Bender, MIT Industrial Liaison Program | Comments

If you’re out in the field doing environmental testing, food checks, forensic work, or other chemical analysis, mass spectrometry is an extremely accurate detection tool with one huge drawback: You can lose days in sending samples back to...

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Tiny Medical Technologies from Lemelson-MIT Prize Winning Inventor

September 9, 2014 10:50 am | by Stephanie Martinovich, Lemelson-MIT program | Comments

Sangeeta Bhatia SM ’93, PhD ’97, biomedical engineer and professor at MIT, is the recipient of the 2014 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize. Bhatia is recognized for designing and commercializing miniaturized technologies with applications to improve...

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New Infrared Marker for Bio-Imaging

September 9, 2014 10:41 am | by Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health | Comments

Far-red shifted fluorescent tissue markers make it possible to visualize structures and processes with advanced bio-imaging. This permits new insights into organisms and creates the potential for a wide range of applications – from more exact...

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Contrast-Enhanced CT Scan Safe for Most Patients

September 9, 2014 10:38 am | by Radiological Society of North America | Comments

According to new research performed at the Mayo Clinic, iodine-based contrast material injected intravenously to enhance computed tomography (CT) images can be safely used in most patients. The study appears online in the journal Radiology...

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Improving Stimulation Treatments for Patients with Chronic Pain

September 9, 2014 10:36 am | by Purdue University | Comments

An official at a life sciences startup based on a Purdue University innovation says his company may increase the quality of life for patients who suffer from chronic pain that cannot effectively be managed through conventional drug therapy...

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Milestone Reached in Work to Build Replacement Kidneys

September 9, 2014 10:27 am | by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center | Comments

Regenerative medicine researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have addressed a major challenge in the quest to build replacement kidneys in the lab. Working with human-sized pig kidneys, the scientists developed the most successful...

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Bone Cancer Surgical Team Sees Success in New Application of Surgical Aid

September 9, 2014 10:25 am | by The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth | Comments

An ortho-oncology team at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center successfully adapted a shoulder surgical aid (the Spider Limb Positioner) to conduct a left hip disarticulation on a melanoma patient as described in a case report...

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UCLA Biologists Delay the Aging Process by 'Remote Control'

September 9, 2014 10:22 am | by University of California - Los Angeles | Comments

UCLA biologists have identified a gene that can slow the aging process throughout the entire body when activated remotely in key organ systems. Working with fruit flies, the life scientists activated a gene called AMPK that is a key energy...

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Myriad myPath Melanoma Test Reduced Indeterminate Cases by 76 Percent

September 9, 2014 10:16 am | by Myriad Genetics, Inc. | Comments

Myriad Genetics, Inc. today presented results from a pivotal clinical utility study of the Myriad myPath Melanoma test at the 2014 College of American Pathologists (CAP) annual meeting in Chicago, Ill. Myriad myPath Melanoma is a novel diagnostic...

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No Need to Leave Home: Tele-medical Assistance for People with Mobility Problems

September 9, 2014 9:53 am | by AlphaGalileo | Comments

Yadira Alatriste, researcher at the Autonomous Metropolitan University of Mexico (UAM) designed a remote medical care system that supports the rehabilitation of people with spasticity, an alteration of the nervous system related to increased...

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