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Growing New Blood Vessels from Scar Cells

November 10, 2014 9:32 am | by Houston Methodist | Comments

By transforming human scar cells into blood vessel cells, scientists at Houston Methodist may have discovered a new way to repair damaged tissue. The method, described in an upcoming issue of Circulation (early online), appeared to improve blood flow...

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Hybrid Anchor Technology Offers Unique Solution for Arthroscopic Surgery

November 10, 2014 9:16 am | by DePuy Synthes | 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...

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Photos of the Day: The Curious World Medical Imaging Reveals

November 10, 2014 9:09 am | by GE Reports | Comments

Of the many Eureka! moments experienced by scientists since Archimedes, Wilhelm Roentgen’s discovery of X-rays in 1895 was among the least auspicious. When he trained his cathode ray apparatus on his wife’s hand and imaged the bones of her...

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Improving Stroke Treatment with Ultrasound and Microbubbles

November 7, 2014 5:09 pm | by University of Virginia | Comments

When University of Virginia biomedical engineering professor John Hossack and colleagues in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the School of Medicine consider bubbles, they think of something much more useful than a child’s plaything or sparkling wine...

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DARPA Speeds Funding for New Biotech

November 7, 2014 1:33 pm | by DARPA | Comments

Many businesses and academic researchers wishing to pursue cutting-edge research ideas with government support lack the resources to navigate the burdensome paperwork requirements required to win federal grants or contracts. DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office...

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GPS Device Tracks Athletes' Performance

November 7, 2014 1:08 pm | by Eric Olson, AP College Football Writer | Comments

Nebraska's Tommy Armstrong Jr. was running play after play during a preseason practice and was beginning to wear down in the heat. He could have asked for a break, but he didn't have to. An assistant strength coach who was keeping electronic ...

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Orthopedic Patients Avoid Falls with 'Therapy Car'

November 7, 2014 12:33 pm | by Virginia Mason Hospital | Comments

A “therapy car” developed at Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center is being used by its physical and occupational therapists to help patients recovering from hip and knee replacement surgery simulate getting in and out of a real vehicle...

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The Key to Mending Broken Hearts

November 7, 2014 10:58 am | by Salk Institute | Comments

Researchers at the Salk Institute have healed injured hearts of living mice by reactivating long dormant molecular machinery found in the animals’ cells, a finding that could help pave the way to new therapies for heart disorders in humans. The new results...

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Wearable Device Tracks Diet

November 7, 2014 10:38 am | by University of Alabama | Comments

Sensors and software used to track physical activity are increasingly popular, as smart phones and their apps become more powerful and sophisticated, but, when it comes to food, they all rely on the user to report meals. Dr. Edward Sazonov, an associate...

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Parkinson's Disease Created in a Dish

November 7, 2014 10:19 am | by New York Stem Cell Foundation | Comments

A team of scientists led by The New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute successfully created a human stem cell disease model of Parkinson's disease in a dish. Studying a pair of identical (monozygotic) twins, one affected and one unaffected with Parkinson's disease...

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Groundbreaking Diagnostics Approach

November 7, 2014 9:59 am | by Cambridge Consultants | Comments

Product design and development firm Cambridge Consultants is working with Singapore-based start-up Endofotonics on a groundbreaking endoscopic instrument development to improve pre-cancer diagnosis. It’s the world’s first device to give clinicians real-time...

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Dyson Awards Low Cost Incubator for Premature Babies

November 7, 2014 9:54 am | by Dyson | Comments

Over one in ten babies worldwide are born prematurely. According to the World Health Organization, 75% of deaths resulting from premature birth could be avoided if inexpensive treatments were more readily available across the globe. This year’s James Dyson Award winner...

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Tear Fluid Sensor Offers Non-Invasive Glucose Monitoring

November 6, 2014 2:05 pm | by Business Wire | Comments

NovioSense BV has announced the issuance by the European Patent Office of a patent that discloses a wireless flexible spring like sensor for detection of glucose levels in tear fluid. This invention contributes to the non-invasive near field...

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Nanodiamonds Created from Graphite Could Lead to Advanced Biosensors

November 6, 2014 11:21 am | by Purdue University | Comments

What began as research into a method to strengthen metals has led to the discovery of a new technique that uses a pulsing laser to create synthetic nanodiamond films and patterns from graphite, with potential applications from biosensors to...

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Chinese Factory Churns Out 6,000 Ebola Suits a Day

November 6, 2014 11:11 am | by Zhang Weiqun, Associated Press | Comments

Far from the Ebola hot zone, the sewing and gluing machines at a factory in China have been whirring more than usual to produce crucial yellow suits that protect the front-line medics more than 11,000 kilometers (7,000 miles) away in West Africa...

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