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Dassault Systèmes Embarks on 'Living Heart Project'

November 12, 2014 4:24 pm | by Dassault Systèmes | Comments

Dassault Systèmes announced that it has reached a significant milestone in its project aimed at driving the creation and use of simulated 3D personalized hearts in the treatment and diagnosis of heart diseases and medical device development...

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World’s First Patient-Specific Spinal Rod Receives FDA Approval

November 12, 2014 4:13 pm | by MEDICREA Group | Comments

The MEDICREA Group announced the company has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for UNiDTM, the world’s first patient-specific spinal osteosynthesis rod. The technology will be premiered at the 2014 North...

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Photos of the Day: Sneak Peak from this Year's MEDICA

November 12, 2014 3:56 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Comments

Editor-in-Chief, Sean Fenske reports some of this year’s highlights at MEDICA in Düsseldorf, Germany...                                    

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Students Design 3D Printed Robotic Arm for Child

November 12, 2014 1:39 pm | by Stratasys | Comments

Stratasys Ltd. announced that University of Central Florida Engineering Students have developed a robotic arm for 6-year-old Alex Pring, using a Stratasys 3D Printer. Born without his right arm, Pring always dreamed of climbing trees or shaking hands...

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Artificial Retina Could Someday Help Restore Vision

November 12, 2014 12:24 pm | by American Chemical Society | Comments

The loss of eyesight, often caused by retinal degeneration, is a life-altering health issue for many people, especially as they age. But a new development toward a prosthetic retina could help counter conditions that result from problems ...

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New Hybrid Anchor Technology for Arthroscopic Repair

November 12, 2014 10:21 am | by DePuy | Comments

The DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson has launched GRYPHON Anchors with PROKNOT Technology (GRYPHON PROKNOT Anchors), the first arthroscopic hybrid anchor solution for repair of shoulder and hip instability. The announcement was...

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Veterans Win 'Shark Tank' Competition for Life-Saving 3D Printed Implant

November 12, 2014 10:19 am | by Osiris Biomed | Comments

Osiris Biomed 3D was the Grand Prize winner of a $10,000 check at the Greater Philadelphia Veteran Network’s 2nd Annual Veteran Entrepreneur “Shark Tank” Business Pitch Event held Thursday November 6th at The Hub, Philadelphia. Similar to...

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Electronic 'Tongue' Analyzes Food Quality

November 12, 2014 10:10 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

An electronic "tongue" could one day sample food and drinks as a quality check before they hit store shelves. Or it could someday monitor water for pollutants or test blood for signs of disease. With an eye toward these applications, scientists are reporting...

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Advances in Photonics to Map Brain Circuitry

November 12, 2014 10:05 am | by University of Texas at Arlington | Comments

A University of Texas at Arlington physics team is using their expertise in the field of optics and photonics to advance new methods in areas such as mapping the neural circuitry of the brain and guiding neurons to potentially repair damage in the body...

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Laser Measures Fruit, Vegetable Consumption in Skin

November 11, 2014 3:46 pm | by Michael Greenwood, Yale School of Public Health | Comments

A diet rich in fruit and vegetables is linked to a variety of improved health outcomes, but accurately measuring consumption by self-report, especially with children, is challenging and can be of questionable validity. But a device being ...

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Nanobullet Drug Delivery System for Treating Heart Disease

November 11, 2014 3:35 pm | by Tracie White, Stanford Medicine | Comments

School of Medicine researchers have developed a new formula for delivering the therapeutic peptide apelin to heart tissue. The delivery system, which dramatically increases the peptide’s stability, shows promise for treating heart ...  

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Microtubes Create Cozy Space for Neurons to Grow

November 11, 2014 3:21 pm | by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Comments

Tiny, thin microtubes could provide a scaffold for neuron cultures to grow so that researchers can study neural networks, their growth and repair, yielding insights into treatment for degenerative neurological conditions or restoring nerve ...

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Prosthetic & Orthotic Service in Developing Countries

November 11, 2014 2:48 pm | by Expertsvar | Comments

How well do prosthetic and orthotic services work in countries characterized by poverty and civil war? Lina Magnusson, who became the first female Swedish prosthetist/orthotist with a PhD, wrote her dissertation on ...     

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Controlling Genes with Your Thoughts

November 11, 2014 2:33 pm | by ETH Zurich | Comments

It sounds like something from the scene in Star Wars where Master Yoda instructs the young Luke Skywalker to use the force to release his stricken X-Wing from the swamp: Marc Folcher and other researchers from the group led by ...  

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Researchers Take Snapshots of Potential 'Kill Switch' for Cancer

November 11, 2014 11:40 am | by SLAC Office of Communications | Comments

A study conducted in part at the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE)’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has revealed how a key human protein switches from a form that protects cells to a form that kills them — a property that scientists hope ...

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