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Philips to Assist U.S. Government in Development of Ventilation Solutions for Disaster Preparedness

October 3, 2014 4:33 pm | by Philips | Comments

Philips Respironics, a division of Royal Philips, announced today it has been awarded a development contract from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop a next-generation disaster readiness ventilator. As the leading...

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Impending 3D Printing Revolution in Medicine

October 3, 2014 2:59 pm | by University of Wollongong | Comments

A new eBook, 3D BioPrinting: Printing Parts for Bodies, released this week, tells the story of this impending revolution in medicine that will involve the ability to re-grow and repair human tissue including bone, cartilage, muscle and nerves...

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Photos of the Day: Hearing with Google Glass

October 3, 2014 12:06 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Captioning on Glass allows a person to speak into a phone. The text is then displayed on Glass. "Glass has its own microphone, but it's designed for the wearer," said Professor Thad Starner, who is also a technical lead for Glass. "The mobile...

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Google Glass Software Provides Captions for Hard-of-Hearing Users

October 3, 2014 12:06 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

A team of Georgia Institute of Technology researchers has created speech-to-text software for Google Glass that helps hard-of-hearing users with everyday conversations. A hard-of-hearing person wears Glass while a second person speaks directly...

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Researcher Earns Grant to Study Biomarkers, Advancement of Parkinson's

October 3, 2014 11:43 am | by Grand Valley State University | Comments

A researcher at Grand Valley State University has received a grant to continue studying if molecular biomarkers can be used to monitor the advancement of Parkinson's disease. Sok Kean Khoo, distinguished associate professor of molecular...

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Biomarker Enables the Prediction of Aggressive Prostate Cancer at Diagnosis

October 3, 2014 11:34 am | by University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center | Comments

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have identified a biomarker living next door to the KLK3 gene that can predict which GS7 prostate cancer patients will have a more aggressive form of cancer. The results reported...

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Research Aims for Better Understanding of Microvascular Diseases

October 3, 2014 11:25 am | by University of Houston | Comments

New technologies being developed by a University of Houston researcher to produce three-dimensional models of tissue and whole organ microstructures offer the promise of better diagnosis and treatment for a variety of diseases. David Mayerich...

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Imaging System Is Capable of Obtaining 12X More Information than Human Eye

October 3, 2014 10:49 am | by University of Granada | Comments

Researchers at the University of Granada have designed a new imaging system capable of obtaining up to twelve times more color information than the human eye and conventional cameras, which implies a total of 36 color channels. This important...

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Genetic Test Reveals Risk of Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke

October 3, 2014 10:38 am | by Lund University | Comments

Many of those who are genetically predisposed to develop atrial fibrillation, which dramatically raises the risk of stroke, can be identified with a blood test. This is shown by new research from Lund University in Sweden. The number of people...

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New Materials for Better, Stronger, Cheaper Dental Implants

October 3, 2014 10:31 am | by Investigación y Desarrollo | Comments

Experts from the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC), in the east coast of Mexico, develop new generation dental implants from mixtures of polymers with ceramic and a light consistency. So far the experts at this university have...

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6 'Connecting' Technologies that Impact Medical Devices

October 3, 2014 10:25 am | by Ohio University | Comments

While this infographic offers insights on connecting technologies that are serving people and communities, it isn't hard to see how they each have implications in the medical device space.             

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Philips Announces Collaboration with PET to Commercialize Innovative Wind-Up Fetal Heart Rate Monitor

October 3, 2014 10:00 am | by Philips | Comments

Royal Philips has announced a partnership with South Africa based not-for-profit organization, PET (PowerFree Education Technology), to further develop, test and commercialize a Wind-up Doppler Ultrasound Fetal Heart Rate Monitor (in short...

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BlueControl, the First Wearable Blue LED Light Therapy Device to Treat Psoriasis

October 2, 2014 2:46 pm | by Philips | Comments

Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, today announces the launch of Philips BlueControl, a clinically tested wearable medical device that uses blue LED light to control mild to moderate cases of psoriasis vulgaris. Philips BlueControl...

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Zero-Gravity Suspended Radiation Protection System

October 2, 2014 2:34 pm | by PresseBox | Comments

CFI Medical, a leading manufacturer of innovative radiation protection products, announced CE (Conformité Européenne) approval for the Zero-Gravity Suspended Radiation Protection System Floor Unit today, paving the way for its widespread use...

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Baxter Breaks Ground on $300 Million Expansion

October 2, 2014 2:29 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A company that produces medical equipment has broken ground on a $300 million expansion project that's expected to create 200 jobs by 2016. The Opelika-Auburn News reports Gov. Robert Bentley was on hand Wednesday for the Baxter International...

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