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Genetic Test Reveals Risk of Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke

October 3, 2014 10:38 am | by Lund University | Comments

Many of those who are genetically predisposed to develop atrial fibrillation, which dramatically raises the risk of stroke, can be identified with a blood test. This is shown by new research from Lund University in Sweden. The number of people...

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New Materials for Better, Stronger, Cheaper Dental Implants

October 3, 2014 10:31 am | by Investigación y Desarrollo | Comments

Experts from the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC), in the east coast of Mexico, develop new generation dental implants from mixtures of polymers with ceramic and a light consistency. So far the experts at this university have...

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6 'Connecting' Technologies that Impact Medical Devices

October 3, 2014 10:25 am | by Ohio University | Comments

While this infographic offers insights on connecting technologies that are serving people and communities, it isn't hard to see how they each have implications in the medical device space.             

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Philips Announces Collaboration with PET to Commercialize Innovative Wind-Up Fetal Heart Rate Monitor

October 3, 2014 10:00 am | by Philips | Comments

Royal Philips has announced a partnership with South Africa based not-for-profit organization, PET (PowerFree Education Technology), to further develop, test and commercialize a Wind-up Doppler Ultrasound Fetal Heart Rate Monitor (in short...

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BlueControl, the First Wearable Blue LED Light Therapy Device to Treat Psoriasis

October 2, 2014 2:46 pm | by Philips | Comments

Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, today announces the launch of Philips BlueControl, a clinically tested wearable medical device that uses blue LED light to control mild to moderate cases of psoriasis vulgaris. Philips BlueControl...

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Zero-Gravity Suspended Radiation Protection System

October 2, 2014 2:34 pm | by PresseBox | Comments

CFI Medical, a leading manufacturer of innovative radiation protection products, announced CE (Conformité Européenne) approval for the Zero-Gravity Suspended Radiation Protection System Floor Unit today, paving the way for its widespread use...

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Baxter Breaks Ground on $300 Million Expansion

October 2, 2014 2:29 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A company that produces medical equipment has broken ground on a $300 million expansion project that's expected to create 200 jobs by 2016. The Opelika-Auburn News reports Gov. Robert Bentley was on hand Wednesday for the Baxter International...

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Minimally Invasive Surgery with Hydraulic Assistance

October 2, 2014 2:27 pm | by Fraunhofer | Comments

Minimally invasive techniques, also known as “keyhole surgery,” enable surgeons to operate on patients without requiring major incisions. This method causes much less trauma for the patient, and is commonly used when performing lung, esophageal...

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Scrutinizing Salamanders to Study Scarring in Humans

October 2, 2014 1:55 pm | by UF Health | Comments

The axolotl, a type of salamander, can regenerate lost limbs, regrow its own spinal cord and dodge cancer — which is why University of Florida researchers have created the tools to study how the axolotl’s blood works to heal itself, according...

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Diabetes in a Dish

October 2, 2014 12:48 pm | by University of California - San Diego | Comments

Although type 1 diabetes can be controlled with insulin injections and lifestyle modifications, major advances in treating the disease have not been made in more than two decades and there remain fundamental gaps in what is understood about...

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'Smart' Bandage Emits Phosphorescent Glow for Healing Below

October 2, 2014 10:51 am | by The Optical Society | Comments

Inspired by a desire to help wounded soldiers, an international, multidisciplinary team of researchers led by Assistant Professor Conor L. Evans at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Harvard Medical...

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Researchers Show EEG's Potential to Reveal Depolarizations Following TBI

October 2, 2014 10:46 am | by University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center | Comments

The potential for doctors to measure damaging "brain tsunamis" in injured patients without opening the skull has moved a step closer to reality, thanks to pioneering research at the University of Cincinnati (UC) Neuroscience Institute. The...

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InsideTracker Ultimate Plan Brings Fascinating Advances in the Way People Optimize Health

October 2, 2014 10:34 am | by InsideTracker | Comments

InsideTracker, the groundbreaking service that places the power of advanced bioscience into the hands of performance and wellness-focused individuals, has today announced the Ultimate Plan, its most comprehensive, deep dive into personal physiology...

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Lucideon Bio-Bone Project Success - Bioceramics for Bone Repair

October 2, 2014 10:26 am | by Lucideon | Comments

As a partner in the EU-funded Bio-Bone project (Bioceramics for Bone Repair) Lucideon is pleased to announce that the pan-European consortium has successfully developed phosphate-glasses (p-glasses) with biomaterial properties for bone repair...

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New Absorber Will Lead to Better Biosensors

October 2, 2014 10:20 am | by Northwestern University | Comments

Biological sensors, or biosensors, are like technological canaries in the coalmine. By converting a biological response into an optical or electrical signal, they can alert us to dangers in our external and internal environments. They can...

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