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Innovations in Blood Glucose Monitoring with New Device

August 28, 2014 10:15 am | by Business Wire | Comments

Nipro Diagnostics, Inc., today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared its TRUE METRIX™ Self-Monitoring blood glucose system and the TRUE METRIX™ PRO Professional Monitoring blood glucose system. As the...

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Photos of the Day: Have a Nice Trip? See you Next Fall!

August 28, 2014 10:13 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Conventional efforts to prevent falls include exercises to boost strength and balance, but researchers at the University of Illinois in Chicago are trying a completely different approach. It's based on promising, preliminary results with a…

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FDA 510(k) Clearance for CardiacAssist's PROTEK Duo VenoVenous Cannula

August 28, 2014 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

CardiacAssist, Inc. today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its new PROTEK Duo venovenous cannula. The PROTEK Duo is intended for use as a single cannula for both venous drainage...

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Heart Hospital to Implant Portico Transcatheter Aortic Valve System as Part of Clinical Trial

August 28, 2014 9:27 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

On Aug. 26, 2014, physicians at Heart Hospital of Austin became the first in Texas to implant the new Portico Re-sheathable Transcatheter Aortic Valve System—an innovative, repositionable aortic heart valve and delivery system. Heart Hospital...

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NIH Issues Finalized Policy on Genomic Data Sharing

August 28, 2014 9:22 am | by National Institutes of Health/Office of the Director | Comments

The National Institutes of Health has issued a final NIH Genomic Data Sharing (GDS) policy to promote data sharing as a way to speed the translation of data into knowledge, products and procedures that improve health while protecting the...

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'Junk' Blood Tests May Offer Life-Saving Information

August 28, 2014 9:16 am | by American Friends of Tel Aviv University | Comments

Some 30 percent of all positive hospital blood culture samples are discarded every day because they're "contaminated" — they reflect the presence of skin germs instead of specific disease-causing bacteria. Rather than toss these compromised...

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3D Printing Solutions Reduce Costs and Surgical Procedure Times

August 28, 2014 8:51 am | by Stratasys Ltd. | Comments

Stratasys Ltd., a global leader of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, today announced that UK medical 3D printing specialist, Replica 3DM, is using its Stratasys 3D Printers to support 12 National Health Service (NHS) hospitals...

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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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