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Scientists Make Droplets Move on Their Own

September 29, 2014 | by University of Southern Denmark | Comments

Droplets are simple spheres of fluid, not normally considered capable of doing anything on their own. But now researchers have made droplets of alcohol move through water. In the future, such moving droplets may deliver medicines, etc. To be...

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Lighting Up Brain Activity

September 30, 2014 9:31 am | by Ken Kingery | Comments

Yiyang Gong will join the faculty of the biomedical engineering department in Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering beginning November 1, 2014. An expert in nanophotonics, Gong is developing genetic sensors that literally light up...

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Pediatricians Urge IUDs or Implants for Teen Girls

September 30, 2014 9:06 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | Comments

Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends. In an updated policy, the American Academy...

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Nerve Repair Development Wins Student Innovation Award

September 29, 2014 2:36 pm | by University of Wollongong | Comments

As a teenager in Germany, Katharina watched her boyfriend fall from his BMX bike and break his third and fourth vertebrae, rendering him a quadriplegic. With a fierce motivation to help people, and a belief that nature provides us with many...

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Researchers Identify Early Sign of Pancreatic Cancer

September 29, 2014 12:06 pm | by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute | Comments

Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and other institutions have discovered a sign of the early development of pancreatic cancer – an upsurge in certain amino acids that occurs before the disease...

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Revolutionary Hamstring Tester Will Keep More Players on the Field

September 29, 2014 11:59 am | by Queensland University of Technology | Comments

Elite sporting stars can assess and reduce their risk of a hamstring injury thanks to a breakthrough made by QUT researchers. The discovery could be worth a fortune to football codes, with hamstring strain injuries accounting for most non-contact...

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Harvesting Energy from People Walking

September 29, 2014 11:53 am | by Investigación y Desarrollo | Comments

At the Center for Research in Advanced Materials (CIMAV), scientists decided to "capture" the energy produced by people walking. They designed a pill-shaped cylinder adapted to a shoe in order to store the mechanical-vibrational energy the person...

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Remote Healthcare for an Aging Population

September 29, 2014 10:49 am | by Inderscience | Comments

An aging population and an increased incidence of debilitating illnesses such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease means there is pressure on technology to offer assistance with healthcare - monitoring and treatment. Research published in the...

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TIA Urges Immediate Action on Medicare Expansion of Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring

September 29, 2014 10:43 am | by Telecommunications Industry Association | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association, the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, joined a diverse group of stakeholders in the healthcare space and submitted on Friday...

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Alimera, pSivida Say FDA Clears Eye Implant

September 29, 2014 10:32 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Alimera Sciences and pSivida said Friday the FDA approved their eye disease implant Iluvien. Iluvien is an implant delivered by injection that is intended to treat diabetic macular edema, a condition that can cause blurred vision and blindness.

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CE Mark for CVRx's Barostim neo System for the Treatment of Heart Failure

September 29, 2014 10:28 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

CVRx, Inc., a private medical device company, announced today it received CE Mark approval from the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) of the Barostim neo System for the treatment of heart failure.  The therapy is approved for use...

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Consistent Innovation Secures Future of Global Medical Battery Market

September 29, 2014 10:23 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

The global medical batteries market is expected to experience sustained growth owing to technological advancements and booming regional demand. Strong potential offered by emerging economies, especially in the Asia-Pacific, will offset the...

Cardica Introduces New Iteration Of MicroCutter XCHANGE 30 Five-Millimeter Surgical Stapler

September 29, 2014 10:11 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Cardica, Inc. has announced the introduction of a newly enhanced version of the MicroCutter XCHANGE 30 surgical stapler, with the ability to clamp thicker tissue during a variety of surgical procedures. The XCHANGE 30 is the world's first and...

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Data Presented on the Oncotype DX Test and Precision Oncology

September 29, 2014 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

In line with this year’s theme for the annual European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress - ‘Precision Medicine in Cancer Care’ - Genomic Health presented results from multiple studies across different cancer types demonstrating how...

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CE Mark for ReFlow Medical’s Wingman35 Crossing Catheter and SpeX Shapeable Support Catheter

September 26, 2014 4:00 pm | by Business Wire | Comments

ReFlow Medical, Inc. (ReFlow) has announced the initial clinical use of their Wingman35 Crossing Catheter and speX Shapeable Support Catheter by Dr. Andrej Schmidt at University Leipzig, Germany. The devices were recently granted European...

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Heart Hospital of Austin First in Texas To Offer New Heart Failure Monitoring System

September 26, 2014 3:46 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

On Sept. 24, 2014, Heart Hospital of Austin became the first facility in Texas to implant a new miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor to manage heart failure (HF). The CardioMEMS HF System is the first and only FDA-approved heart failure...

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