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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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Direct Flow Medical’s TAVI Technology Receives Additional CE Mark

August 22, 2014 1:37 pm | by Direct Flow Medical | Comments

Direct Flow Medical, Inc., a transcatheter heart valve innovator focused on improving patient outcomes, today announced it has received the CE Mark (Conformité Européenne) for a 23mm sized valve as part of its Direct Flow Medical Transcatheter...

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Copper Shines as Flexible Conductor

August 22, 2014 12:01 pm | by Monash University | Comments

Bend them, stretch them, twist them, fold them: modern materials that are light, flexible and highly conductive have extraordinary technological potential, whether as artificial skin or electronic paper. Making such concepts affordable enough...

FDA Clearance for Arthrosurface’s Hallux Valgus Correction System

August 22, 2014 11:35 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Arthrosurface, Inc., a developer of novel joint technologies, has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the KISSloc Suture System, a mini plate and suture implant intended for the correction of a Hallux Valgus deformity. The KISSloc Suture System...

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A Breakthrough in Imaging Gold Nanoparticles to Atomic Resolution by Electron Microscopy

August 22, 2014 11:19 am | by Academy of Finland | Comments

Nanometre-scale gold particles are intensively investigated for application as catalysts, sensors, drug delivery devices, biological contrast agents and components in photonics and molecular electronics. Gaining knowledge of their atomic-scale...

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New DNA Test for Diagnosing Diseases Linked to Childhood Blindness

August 22, 2014 10:21 am | by American Academy of Ophthalmology | Comments

Researchers in the United Kingdom have demonstrated that advanced DNA testing for congenital cataracts can quickly and accurately diagnose a number of rare diseases marked by childhood blindness, according to a study published online today in...

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Genetics and Lifestyle Have a Strong Impact on Biomarkers for Inflammation and Cancer

August 22, 2014 10:04 am | by Uppsala University | Comments

In a new study published in Nature Communications, research scientists from Uppsala University present for the first time a large-scale study of the significance of genetic, clinical and lifestyle factors for protein levels in the bloodstream...

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