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Making a Wire-Free Future

July 10, 2014 9:56 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | Comments

More than a century ago, engineer and inventor Nikola Tesla proposed a global system of wireless transmission of electricity — or wireless power. But one key obstacle to realizing this ambitious vision has always been the inefficiency of...

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Covidien Launches Self-Expanding Peripheral Stent in Australia and New Zealand

July 10, 2014 9:24 am | by Business Wire | Comments

Covidien plc today announced the launch of its EverFlex Self-expanding Peripheral Stent with Entrust Delivery System in Australia and New Zealand. The latest version of the EverFlex stent features the new Entrust Delivery System, which enables...

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Minimally Invasive Heart Stents Prove Safer

July 10, 2014 9:02 am | by University of California, San Diego Health Sciences | Comments

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have documented the safety benefits of aortic stent grafts inserted during minimally invasive surgery to repair abdominal aortic aneurysms – weaknesses in the body's...

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RTI Surgical Unveils PACK Precision Allograft Cartilage Instrument Kit

July 10, 2014 8:58 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

RTI Surgical Inc., a leading global surgical implant company, is unveiling the new Precision Allograft Cartilage Kit (PACK) at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) annual meeting in Seattle this week. PACK, the company’s...

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Smith & Nephew to Bring Robotic Navigation to JOURNEY UNI Knee Procedure

July 10, 2014 8:56 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Smith & Nephew, the global medical technology business, today announced a new commercial agreement with Blue Belt Technologies (BBT), makers of the Navio Orthopaedic Surgical System, the next generation of orthopaedic robotic surgical...

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New Type of Stent Could Help Some Brain Aneurysm Patients

July 10, 2014 8:34 am | by Northwestern Memorial Hospital | Comments

After Susan Wakulich was told she had an aneurysm, she figured an invasive brain surgery and lengthy recovery lay ahead of her. "I was devastated," said Wakulich, who is 56 years old and lives in Chicago's western suburbs. "I knew this was...

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Quantel Medical's Optimis Fusion Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance

July 9, 2014 4:05 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

Quantel Medical today announced FDA 510(k) clearance for its Optimis Fusion integrated laser platform. The Optimis Fusion system combines advanced selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) photoregeneration therapy and traditional YAG photodisruption...

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Scientists Turn to Public to Help Pay for Research

July 9, 2014 3:51 pm | by Malcolm Ritter, AP Science Writer | Comments

In over three decades of studying ferns, Duke University professor Kathleen Pryer has received her share of grant money. But for her newest project, she's getting help from a retired nurse in Canada and a 17-year-old in Arkansas. It's her...

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SomnoMed Receives 510(K) Clearance for SomnoDent Fusion

July 9, 2014 3:41 pm | by Business Wire | Comments

SomnoMed Limited has announced that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance from the US Department of Health & Human Services for its new SomnoDent Fusion Classic and SomnoDent Fusion Flex oral devices. The new designs were introduced...

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Working Toward a Single-Molecule Biosensor: An Interview with Pietro Gucciardi

July 9, 2014 3:38 pm | by Alexander Hellemans, youris.com | Comments

Until now, few biosensors have had the required sensitivity to detect single molecules. A novel approach for improved biosensor sensitivity has opened new avenues for developing new kinds of biosensors. It relies on light irradiation of tiny...

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Designing Ultra-Sensitive Biosensors for Early Personalized Diagnostics

July 9, 2014 3:27 pm | by Alexander Hellemans, youris.com | Comments

Personalized medicine is one of the new developments that is deemed to revolutionize health care. A key component is the detection of biomarkers, proteins in blood or saliva, for example, whose presence or abnormal concentration is caused...

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Tiny DNA Pyramids Enter Bacteria Easily — and Deliver a Deadly Payload

July 9, 2014 3:18 pm | by American Chemical Society | Comments

Bacterial infections usually announce themselves with pain and fever but often can be defeated with antibiotics — and then there are those that are sneaky and hard to beat. Now, scientists have built a new weapon against such pathogens in...

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MyChart Use Skyrocketing Among Cancer Patients

July 9, 2014 3:14 pm | by UT Southwestern Medical Center | Comments

There has been a sharp increase in the number of cancer patients at UT Southwestern Medical Center using MyChart, the online, interactive service that allows patients to view laboratory and radiology results, communicate with their healthcare...

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New Technology to Remove Blood Clots

July 9, 2014 2:43 pm | by University of California, San Diego Health Sciences | Comments

When a large blood clot was discovered attached to the end of a catheter inside the right atrial chamber of a patient’s heart, doctors faced a daunting challenge. If the clot came loose, the consequences would likely be catastrophic for the...

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Covidien Launches Next-Generation Trellis Peripheral Infusion System

July 9, 2014 2:30 pm | by Business Wire | Comments

Covidien today announced the commercial launch of its next generation Trellis peripheral infusion system. The redesigned system continues to be the only pharmacomechanical thrombolysis device that enables focused treatment of blood clots...

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