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Could Your Product Win the 'Oscars of Invention?'

February 24, 2015 9:07 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

Entry is now open for the expanded 2015 R&D 100 Awards, organized by R&D Magazine. This competition marks the most innovative, cutting-edge technologies and services of 2014, and this year has widened its scope to include manufacturing...

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Tailored DNA Nanotubes Could Lead to Smart Drug-Delivery Systems

February 24, 2015 8:48 am | by McGill University | Comments

Researchers at McGill University have developed a new, low-cost method to build DNA nanotubes block by block - a breakthrough that could help pave the way for scaffolds made from DNA strands to be used in applications such as optical...

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FDA Cites ‘Complex Design’ of Scope in Safety Advisory

February 24, 2015 8:44 am | by AAMI | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is urging healthcare facilities to be vigilant in cleaning a certain type of endoscope, known as a duodenoscope, that has been linked to the spread of a deadly type of bacteria in facilities nationwide...

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'Sensorimotor Enhancing Suit' Reduces Muscle Load of Upper Limbs

February 23, 2015 11:32 am | by Hiroshima University | Comments

A prototype for wearable equipment to support human motion has been developed at Hiroshima University, Japan. This wearable equipment, called the Sensorimotor Enhancing Suit (SEnS), enhances sensorimotor functions by reducing...

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Top 10 Biggest Healthcare Trade Shows in the World

February 23, 2015 11:18 am | by David Ortega Puertas, medicamatch.com | Comments

The healthcare industry is one of the world's largest and fastest-growing industries. Every year, hundreds of trade shows and conventions are held across the globe, gathering thousands of healthcare companies exhibiting and hundreds of thousands...

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3D Printed Guides Can Help Restore Function in Damaged Nerves

February 23, 2015 10:56 am | by University of Sheffield | Comments

The device, called a nerve guidance conduit (NGC), is a framework of tiny tubes, which guide the damaged nerve ends towards each other so that they can repair naturally. Patients with nerve injuries can suffer complete loss of sensation...

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Magnetic Nanoparticles Could Stop Blood Clot-Caused Strokes

February 23, 2015 10:52 am | by Houston Methodist | Comments

By loading magnetic nanoparticles with drugs and dressing them in biochemical camouflage, Houston Methodist researchers say they can destroy blood clots 100 to 1,000 times faster than a commonly used clot-busting technique. The...

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ICD-10 Migration Is Changing the Medical Scene

February 23, 2015 9:46 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

The latest version of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) is spurring change in the healthcare industry, with almost 60 percent of hospital administrators indicating interest in purchasing...

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FDA Approves Closure System to Permanently Treat Varicose Veins

February 23, 2015 9:30 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the VenaSeal closure system (VenaSeal system) to permanently treat varicose veins of the legs by sealing the affected superficial veins using an adhesive agent. There are two...

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Wisdom Teeth Stem Cells Could Treat Corneal Scarring

February 23, 2015 9:25 am | by University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences | Comments

Stem cells from the dental pulp of wisdom teeth can be coaxed to turn into cells of the eye's cornea and could one day be used to repair corneal scarring due to infection or injury, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh...

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Doctors Say Fitness Trackers, Health Apps Can Boost Care

February 23, 2015 9:21 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Comments

That phone app keeping track of your exercise and meals might keep you out of the hospital one day. Why give your doctors permission to incorporate data from fitness trackers and health apps into electronic patient records? Well, they might...

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Self-Powered Fever Alarm Armband

February 23, 2015 9:04 am | by University of Tokyo | Comments

University of Tokyo researchers have developed a "fever alarm armband," a flexible, self-powered wearable device that sounds an alarm in case of high body temperature. This armband will be presented at the 2015 IEEE International Solid State...

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Transitional Pass-Through Payment Approved for Outpatient Use of Medtronic Drug-Coated Balloon

February 22, 2015 12:00 pm | by Medtronic | Comments

Medtronic plc announced today that the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved a transitional pass-through payment for the company's IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated balloon (DCB) under the Medicare hospital outpatient...

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Needle-Free Vaccination Using Skin Cells

February 22, 2015 10:30 am | by Wiley | Comments

Vaccination is an effective method of stimulating the human body's immune system to fight against various pathogens (e.g. bacteria, viruses). Worldwide vaccination needs safe, easy-to-use and inexpensive tools for vaccine administration...

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Game to Help Children Who Have Experienced Trauma

February 22, 2015 9:30 am | by Carnegie Mellon University | Comments

Students in Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) created a game to help children who have experienced trauma. The game earned an honorable mention from the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations...

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