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Photos of the Day: Dancing to Recovery

March 21, 2014 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Adrianne Haslet-Davis performs on stage with dancer Christian Lightner at the 2014 TED Conference, Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Haslet-Davis took to the stage to perform for the first time since losing part of...

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Discovery of Giant Macrophages in the Blood of Cancer Patients

March 21, 2014 10:41 am | by Creatv MicroTech | Comments

Creatv MicroTech, Inc. collaborates with cancer researchers from a number of universities to study circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the blood of cancer patients. When cancers become advanced, tumor cells from the primary tumor can enter...

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Suit Charges St. Jude Riata Heart Lead Is a Defective Device

March 21, 2014 10:27 am | by Business Wire | Comments

Fabrice N. Vincent and Wendy R. Fleishman of the national plaintiffs’ law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, have announced that Robert Loiseau of Southampton, Pennsylvania, has filed a personal injury lawsuit against St. Jude...

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Researchers Develop a Novel Antibacterial Orthodontic Bracket Cement

March 21, 2014 10:13 am | by International & American Associations for Dental Research | Comments

At the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR), held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, Mary Anne Sampaio de Melo, from the University...

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Philips to Establish Research & Innovation Hub in Africa

March 21, 2014 9:57 am | by Philips | Comments

Royal Philips has announced the establishment of its Africa Innovation Hub in Nairobi, Kenya, which underlines the company’s commitment to invest in Africa. The Philips Africa Innovation Hub will work both on the creation of new inventions...

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UC Davis Faculty Drive Efforts to Improve CT Safety

March 21, 2014 9:44 am | by UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center | Comments

UC Davis clinicians and physicists have recommended new strategies to make computed tomography (CT) safer, including adoption of a new metric for dose measurement, ways to manage exposure protocols that differ by CT brand and specific...  

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Bedside Optical Monitoring Device Shows Promise for Individualized Care in Stroke Patients

March 21, 2014 9:42 am | by Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania | Comments

Using a University of Pennsylvania-designed device to noninvasively and continuously monitor cerebral blood flow (CBF) in acute stroke patients, researchers from Penn Medicine and the Department of Physics & Astronomy in Penn Arts and...

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Stent-Based Technologies Could Prove Viable Alternatives for Aneurysm and Stroke Treatment

March 21, 2014 9:30 am | by GlobalData | Comments

Among the various neurointerventional devices that have been developed for challenging indications, such as intracranial aneurysms and acute ischemic stroke (AIS), flow diverters and stent retrievers have shown particular promise as viable...

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Northwestern's Senate Response Deadline Approaches Regarding Unauthorized Human Experimentation

March 21, 2014 8:27 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Allegations continue surrounding the testing of two annuloplasty rings, invented by the chief of cardiac surgery, Dr. Patrick McCarthy at Northwestern University, the Myxo Ring, and the IMR Ring (invented by McCarthy, and colleagues). Both...

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MGC Diagnostics Announces Its Intent To Acquire Medisoft SA

March 20, 2014 5:33 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

MGC Diagnostics Corp. a leading global medical technologies company, today announced it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire Medisoft SA of Sorinnes, Belgium. Under the proposed agreement, MGC Diagnostics would acquire all the...

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Shrink Wrap Used to Enhance Detection of Infectious Disease Biomarkers

March 20, 2014 12:21 pm | by The Optical Society | Comments

Detecting HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other deadly infectious diseases as early as possible helps to prevent their rapid spread and allows for more effective treatments. But current detection methods are cost-prohibitive in most...

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Scientists Create Stem Cells From a Drop of Blood

March 20, 2014 12:04 pm | by A*STAR | Comments

Scientists at A*STAR’s Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) have developed a method to generate human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) from a single drop of finger-pricked blood. The method also enables donors to collect...

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MRI Magnetic Fields Diagnose and Treat Balance Disorders and Dizziness

March 20, 2014 11:30 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | Comments

Expanding on earlier research, Johns Hopkins researchers report that people with balance disorders or dizziness traceable to an inner-ear disturbance show distinctive abnormal eye movements when the affected ear is exposed to the strong...

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Tiny Transistors for Extreme Environments

March 20, 2014 11:19 am | by University of Utah | Comments

University of Utah electrical engineers fabricated the smallest plasma transistors that can withstand high temperatures and ionizing radiation found in a nuclear reactor. Such transistors someday might enable smartphones that take and...  

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Photos of the Day: Shrinking Transistors for Smartphone X-Rays

March 20, 2014 11:18 am | by University of Utah | Comments

The new devices designed by the University of Utah engineers are the smallest microscale plasma transistors to date. They measure 1 micron to 6 microns in length, or as much as 500 times smaller than current state-of-the-art microplasma...

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