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Test Makes Parkinson's-Like Disorder of Middle Age Detectable in Young Adulthood

April 1, 2014 11:53 am | by University of California - Davis Health System | Comments

The very earliest signs of a debilitating neurodegenerative disorder, in which physical symptoms are not apparent until the fifth decade of life, are detectable in individuals as young as 30 years old using a new, sophisticated type of... 

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Switching Brain Cells with Less Light

April 1, 2014 11:50 am | by Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) | Comments

Networked nerve cells are the control center of organisms. In a nematode, 300 nerve cells are sufficient to initiate complex behavior. To understand the properties of the networks, re-searchers switch cells on and off with light and observe...

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Digital Mammography Reduces Recall and Biopsy Rates

April 1, 2014 11:44 am | by Radiological Society of North America | Comments

Population-based screening with full-field digital mammography (FFDM) is associated with lower recall and biopsy rates than screen film mammography (SFM), suggesting that FFDM may reduce the number of diagnostic workups and biopsies that...

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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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