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Microbubbles Help Biologist See Inside the Body

August 25, 2014 2:48 pm | by GE Reports | Comments

Castle is using his research skills to help speed treatment through “microbubbles,” tiny gas-filled spheres that can flow through the bloodstream, reflect sound waves and help define otherwise grainy ultrasound pictures. “Anywhere blood flows...

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Luxury Fashion Takes on Fitness Technology

August 25, 2014 2:03 pm | by Leanne Italie, Associated Press | Comments

Luxury fashion is making inroads in wearable tech as more designers try their hands at developing smart, stylish accessories and clothing aimed at tracking performance and health, or simply making connected lives easier to manage. "We actually...

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Virus, Zebrafish Enable Scientists to Map the Living Brain

August 25, 2014 12:04 pm | by Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University | Comments

A virus and a zebrafish are helping scientists map the living brain. "You can kinda draw a diagram and see how cells within it are connected in a functioning brain," said Dr. Albert Pan, neuroscientist at the Medical College of Georgia at...

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Do Closed-Loop Insulin Delivery Systems Improve Blood Glucose Control in Type 1 Diabetes?

August 25, 2014 11:37 am | by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., Publishers | Comments

In a closed-loop control approach to managing type 1 diabetes, glucose sensors placed under the skin continuously monitor blood sugar levels, triggering the release of insulin from an implantable insulin pump as needed. The aim of this closed...

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Fitbit: We Don't Sell Personal Data

August 25, 2014 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Fitbit, the maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices, said Friday that it does not sell personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer. The San Francisco-based company spelled out its...

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Scientists First to Grow Functioning Organ in Animal from Cells Created in Lab

August 25, 2014 11:19 am | by University of Edinburgh | Comments

Scientists have grown a fully functional organ from transplanted laboratory-created cells in a living animal for the first time. The researchers have created a thymus - an organ next to the heart that produces immune cells known as T cells...

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Changes in the Eye Can Predict Changes in the Brain

August 25, 2014 11:08 am | by Gladstone Institutes | Comments

Researchers at the Gladstone Institutes and University of California, San Francisco have shown that a loss of cells in the retina is one of the earliest signs of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) in people with a genetic risk for the disorder...

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Tissue Regeneration Using Anti-Inflammatory Nanomolecules

August 25, 2014 10:55 am | by Children's Memorial Hospital | Comments

Anyone who has suffered an injury can probably remember the after-effects, including pain, swelling or redness. These are signs that the body is fighting back against the injury. When tissue in the body is damaged, biological programs are...

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Medtronic’s Viva Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy-Pacemaker Approved in U.S.

August 25, 2014 10:26 am | by Medtronic | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its newest cardiac resynchronization therapy-pacemaker, Viva CRT-P, for indicated patients with heart failure or atrioventricular (AV) block. The Viva CRT-P...

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Tiny Biosensors Developed to Reveal Electrical Interaction Between Heart Muscle Cells

August 25, 2014 10:16 am | by Carnegie Mellon University | Comments

Carnegie Mellon University professor Adam Feinberg has received a grant from the Human Frontier Science Program to support research on cellular synchronization in the heart, the failure of which can lead to irregular heartbeat, or worse...

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Lung Cancer Is Rarely Detected by Current X-Ray Procedures

August 25, 2014 9:59 am | by University of Oslo | Comments

Each year, nearly 3,000 Norwegians develop lung cancer. Current x-ray- examinations capture only 20 percent of cases. With modern ultralow-dose CT, the radiologists hit the bull’s eye 90 percent of the time. In Norway, no other forms of cancer...

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Teleflex's Vascular Positioning System Streamlines Placement of Central IV Catheters

August 25, 2014 9:41 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Teleflex Incorporated, a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, announced that a newly published clinical study demonstrates that the accuracy of the ARROW VPS G4 Vascular Positioning System, with placements...

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GETINGE Receives Red Dot Design Award for its Innovative User-interface CENTRIC

August 25, 2014 9:38 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Getinge Infection Control has been awarded the prestigious and coveted Red Dot design Award for its innovative user-interface called Getinge CENTRIC.  The design of the newly launched user-interface for sterilizers and washer-disinfectors...

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Device Could Signal Best Bet for Treatment of Stroke Patients

August 22, 2014 3:16 pm | by University of Arkansas at Little Rock | Comments

A new device developed by a physician at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and a researcher at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock could soon be available to treat stroke more effectively. The ClotBust ER fits on the head...

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Vault Nanoparticles Show Promise for Cancer Treatment and Possible HIV Cure

August 22, 2014 1:48 pm | by Shaun Mason, UCLA | Comments

A multidisciplinary team of scientists from UCLA and Stanford University has used a naturally occurring nanoparticle called a vault to create a novel drug delivery system that could lead to advances in the treatment of cancer and HIV. The...

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