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Study Examines Survival Following Repair of Failed Bioprosthetic Aortic Valves

July 9, 2014 10:01 am | by JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association | Comments

In an analysis of about 460 patients with failed bioprosthetic aortic valves who underwent transcatheter valve-in-valve implantation, overall survival at one year was 83 percent, with survival associated with surgical valve size and mechanism...

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New Technologies Fuel Patient Participation and Data Collection in Research

July 9, 2014 9:55 am | by Duke Medicine | Comments

The changing dynamic of health studies driven by “big data” research projects will empower patients to become active participants who provide real-time information such as symptoms, side effects and clinical outcomes, according to researchers...

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Minimally Invasive Surgery Underused at Many U.S. Hospitals

July 9, 2014 9:51 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | Comments

Hospitals across the country vary substantially in their use of minimally invasive surgery, even when evidence shows that for most patients, minimally invasive surgery is superior to open surgery, a new study shows. The finding represents...

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New App Widens Opportunities for Dementia Assessments

July 9, 2014 9:42 am | by University of Plymouth | Comments

A team of clinicians from Plymouth, UK, and Sydney, Australia, have launched ACEmobile – a free-to-use app to support the assessment of dementia, worldwide. ACEmobile is the first of its kind; an iPad-based tool that supports the assessment...

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World's First Neural Device to Restore Memory to be Developed

July 9, 2014 9:13 am | by Kenneth K Ma, LLNL | Comments

The Department of Defense's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) awarded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) up to $2.5 million to develop an implantable neural device with the ability to record and stimulate neurons...

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Photos of the Day: Implant to Restore Memories

July 9, 2014 9:13 am | by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | Comments

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will develop an implantable neural device with the ability to record and stimulate neurons within the brain to help restore memory. The research builds on the understanding that memory is a process in which...

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First U.S. Patients Undergo Full-Body MRI Scans with BIOTRONIK DX Technology

July 9, 2014 8:50 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

BIOTRONIK, a leading manufacturer of cardiovascular medical technology, announced today that the first device patients to undergo full-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans in the United States have been implanted with the BIOTRONIK DX...

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Reverse Medical Announces New U.S. Patent for the BARREL Vascular Reconstruction Device

July 9, 2014 8:47 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Reverse Medical Corporation has announced that the United States Patent Office has notified the Company that a new patent (8,771,341) has issued entitled “Protuberant Aneurysm Bridging Device and Method of Use.” This new patent grants six...

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New Chocolate-Flavored Soft Chews Good for Your Teeth

July 8, 2014 3:05 pm | by Stony Brook University | Comments

A dream come “chew” for your teeth? Researchers at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine and Ortek Therapeutics, Inc., have developed a chocolate-flavored soft chew that is actually beneficial for your teeth. BasicBites is a sugar...

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Food Allergies: A New, Simple Method to Track Down Allergens

July 8, 2014 2:58 pm | by EPFL | Comments

Scientists at EPFL have developed a fast and accurate method for determining exactly which proteins cause allergies to milk. The novel approach can extend to other foods as well. Although food allergies are common, sufferers often don’t know...

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Exactech Launches New Porous Technology for Total Knee Arthroplasty

July 8, 2014 2:44 pm | by Business Wire | Comments

Exactech, Inc., a developer and producer of bone and joint restoration products for hip, knee, shoulder, spine and biologic materials, announced the international launch of Optetrak Logic Porous, a new porous technology for total knee... 

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Harnessing the Speed of Light

July 8, 2014 2:36 pm | by Steve Calechman, MIT Industrial Liaison Program | Comments

The fields of data communication, fabrication, and ultrasound imaging share a common challenge when it comes to improving speed and efficiency: light’s diffraction limit. Nicholas Fang thinks his group at MIT might have found a solution...

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Better Visualizing of Fitness-App Data Helps Discover Trends, Reach Goals

July 8, 2014 2:31 pm | by University of Washington | Comments

More people are opting to use their phones as "life-logging" devices, but is the data they collect actually useful? Massive amounts of information showing your life patterns over a week, month or year are going untapped because these...   

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Might a Handheld Chemical Scanner Revolutionize Diagnostics? Not Yet, But…

July 8, 2014 11:32 am | by Jon Gerberg, Associated Press | Comments

An Israeli inventor has created a scanner that he says could change the way we shop and take care of ourselves — by reading the chemical makeup of foods, drugs and other items we use. The tiny gadget is still limited to a few key applications...

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MediSafe Releases 1st Medication Management App for Android Wear Smartwatches

July 8, 2014 10:54 am | by MediSafe | Comments

At Google’s I/O Developer Conference last month, MediSafe expanded its leading medication management platform to include wearables, becoming the first mobile health app on Google’s just-announced suite of Android Wear smartwatches. Users...

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