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Neuromonitoring with Pulse-Train Stimulation for Implantation of Thoracic Pedicle Screws

April 1, 2014 11:19 am | by Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group | Comments

Researchers from Syracuse, New York, report a new, highly accurate, neuromonitoring method that can be used during thoracic spine surgery to prevent malpositioning of pedicle screws such that they enter the spinal canal and possibly cause...

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Discovery Gives Hope that Nerves Could Be Repaired After Spinal Cord Injury

April 1, 2014 11:14 am | by Imperial College London | Comments

Researchers from Imperial College London and the Hertie Institute, University of Tuebingen have identified a possible mechanism for re-growing damaged nerve fibres in the central nervous system (CNS). This damage is currently irreparable...

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Self-Healing Engineered Muscle Grown in the Laboratory

April 1, 2014 10:56 am | by Duke University | Comments

Biomedical engineers have grown living skeletal muscle that looks a lot like the real thing. It contracts powerfully and rapidly, integrates into mice quickly, and for the first time, demonstrates the ability to heal itself both inside the...

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Photos of the Day: Self-Healing Muscle

April 1, 2014 10:54 am | by Duke University | Comments

Biomedical engineers have grown living skeletal muscle that looks a lot like the real thing. It contracts powerfully and rapidly, integrates into mice quickly, and for the first time, demonstrates the ability to heal itself both inside the...

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Diagnostic Imaging Market worth $27,115.4 Million by 2018

April 1, 2014 10:27 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

The report "Diagnostic Imaging Market by X-ray Systems (Digital, Analog, Portable), Computed Tomography, Ultrasound Imaging Systems (2D, 3D, 4D, Doppler), MRI Machines (Closed & Open), and Nuclear Imaging Systems (SPECT, PET, PET/CT)]...

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Global Powered Surgical Instrument Market Will Expand Slowly With Aging Population Despite Pricing Pressures

April 1, 2014 10:27 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Decision Resources Group finds that the global powered surgical instrument market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of approximately 3 percent through 2022 in the United States, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and...

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Intuitive Surgical Announces New da Vinci Xi Surgical System

April 1, 2014 10:04 am | by Globe Newswire | Comments

Intuitive Surgical, Inc., the global leader in robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery, today announced the FDA clearance and U.S. introduction of the da Vinci Xi Surgical System, a technological leap forward in replacing large-incision...

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Rotation Medical Receives 510(k) Clearance for Implantable Collagen Scaffold Technology for Treating Rotator Cuff Disease

April 1, 2014 9:34 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Rotation Medical, Inc., a medical device company focused on developing new technologies to treat rotator cuff disease, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its implantable...

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Numotion Acquires the Mobility Division of Accessibility Home Medical and Rehab

April 1, 2014 8:33 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Numotion announces its acquisition of the Mobility Division of Accessibility Home Medical and Rehab, a provider of mobility, respiratory and durable medical equipment in southeastern Wisconsin. "The sale of our Mobility business will allow...

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Brainlab and Mobius Receive CE Mark Approval for Airo Mobile Intraoperative CT

April 1, 2014 7:26 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Brainlab, a global leader in medical technology and Mobius Imaging, developer of advanced imaging technologies, announced today CE Mark approval for Airo Mobile Intraoperative CT. The CE Mark allows Brainlab to begin installation of the...

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GIN and Sigolis Merger Creates Strong Partner for Development and Manufacture of Diagnostics Disposables

April 1, 2014 3:28 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Global Innovation Network Oy (GIN) and Sigolis AB today announced a merger of the two companies. The new company, named Ginolis Oy, provides an innovative one-stop solution for the development and manufacturing of in vitro diagnostic (IVD)...

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A Bandage that Senses Tremors, Delivers Drugs, and Keeps a Record

April 1, 2014 1:31 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Offering a preview of what future wearable medical devices may look like, researchers in Korea have built a skin patch that’s thinner than a sheet of paper and can detect subtle tremors, release drugs stored inside nanoparticles on-demand...

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A Noninvasive Test Can Help Predict Bladder Cancer Recurrence

April 1, 2014 12:23 am | by AACR | Comments

A DNA methylation marker test done on urine samples collected from patients with non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) can predict tumor recurrence with high sensitivity and specificity, according to a study published in Clinical Cancer...

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A Better Way to Grow Motor Neurons from Stem Cells

March 31, 2014 5:34 pm | by University of Illinois | Comments

Researchers report they can generate human motor neurons from stem cells much more quickly and efficiently than previous methods allowed. The finding, described in Nature Communications, will aid efforts to model human motor neuron...  

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Drug-Eluting Stents Demonstrate Better Outcomes After One Year than Bare Metal Stents in At-Risk Patients

March 31, 2014 2:12 pm | by The American College of Cardiology | Comments

Use of drug-eluting stents is associated with a lower risk of major cardiovascular events at one year compared to bare metal stents when followed by an individualized course of blood-thinning medication among patients previouly thought...

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