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Arthrosurface Takes a Strong Step Forward with New Hammertoe Product

April 1, 2014 5:34 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

Arthrosurface Inc., a developer of less-invasive joint restoration systems, performed its first hammertoe correction surgeries in February using the new, sterile and completely disposable ToeMATE system. It consists of two intramedullary bone...

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ConvaTec Makes Ostomy Pouch Application Much Easier, More Comfortable

April 1, 2014 1:37 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

ConvaTec, a leading global medical products and technologies company, today launched the Natura Accordion Flange, designed to make ostomy pouch application much easier and more comfortable while delivering the clinically-proven skin and...

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Infusion Pumps and Accessories Market Worth $9,427 Million by 2018

April 1, 2014 12:37 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

The "Infusion Pumps and Accessories Market by Product (Volumetric, Syringe, Enteral, Insulin, Implantable, PCA Pump), by Application (Diabetes, Chemotherapy, Nutrition, Pain Management), by End-user (Hospital, Home Healthcare) - Global...

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Japan Lab Says Stem Cell Research Data Falsified

April 1, 2014 12:23 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Japanese government-funded laboratory says it has found data in a widely heralded stem-cell research paper was falsified, holding one researcher responsible for the fabrication. The research results were seen as a possible groundbreaking...

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Vibration May Help Heal Chronic Wounds

April 1, 2014 12:15 pm | by Jeanne Galatzer-Levy, University of Illinois at Chicago | Comments

Wounds may heal more quickly if exposed to low-intensity vibration, report researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The finding, in mice, may hold promise for the 18 million Americans who have type 2 diabetes, and especially the...

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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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