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A New Fall Detector for the Elderly that Automatically Notifies the Emergency Services

September 18, 2014 12:17 pm | by AlphaGalileo | Comments

Researchers from the Technical Research Centre for Dependency Care and Autonomous Living (CETpD), on the UPC’s Vilanova i la Geltrú Campus, have designed a device that detects falls in elderly people without them having to press a button for...

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Purdue-Based Startup Scales Up Graphene Production

September 18, 2014 11:26 am | by Purdue University | Comments

An official of a materials technology and manufacturing startup based on a Purdue University innovation says his company is addressing the challenge of scaling graphene production for commercial applications. Glenn Johnson, CEO of BlueVine...

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Ekso Bionic Suit is Safe and Effective for Gait Training Stroke Patients

September 18, 2014 11:19 am | by Ekso Bionics | Comments

Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc., a robotic exoskeleton company, today announced new findings from a feasibility study conducted by Kessler Foundation, which reported that eight stroke patients who were prescribed gait training during inpatient...

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Ekso Presented at The International Workshop on Wearable Robotics

September 18, 2014 11:07 am | by Ekso Bionics | Comments

Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc., a robotic exoskeleton company, announced today that Bergmannstrost Center in Halle, Germany, a leader in rehabilitation research, presented data today at The International Workshop on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2014...

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Ideal Cordless Ultrasonic Dissection Device for Each Patient and Procedure

September 18, 2014 10:53 am | by Covidien plc | Comments

Covidien plc today announced the expansion of its Sonicision Cordless Ultrasonic Dissection Device portfolio, following U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance of three additional device lengths: 13 cm, 26 cm, and...

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Stanford Researcher Leads International Trial to Compare Heart-Disease Treatments

September 18, 2014 10:04 am | by Tracie White, Science Writer, Stanford University School of Medicine | Comments

Researchers have announced the enrollment of the first patient in an international, multicenter clinical trial comparing the effectiveness of two different treatments for multivessel coronary artery disease. Coronary artery disease is the...

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Doing Science Just Got Cheaper -- and Faster

September 18, 2014 9:57 am | by Michigan Technological University | Comments

Furnishing a research lab can be pretty expensive. Now a team led by an engineer at Michigan Technological University has published an open-source library of designs that will let scientists slash the cost of one commonly used piece of equipment...

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Blood Test Could Identify When Cancer Treatment Has Become Detrimental

September 18, 2014 9:53 am | by Institute of Cancer Research | Comments

Some treatments for prostate cancer, while initially effective at controlling the disease, not only stop working over time but actually start driving tumor growth, a major new study shows. Researchers identified the emergence of drug-resistant...

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Terminology, Training Take Center Stage at AAMI/FDA Ventilator Summit

September 18, 2014 9:48 am | by AAMI | Comments

To improve the safe and effective treatment of patients, healthcare delivery organizations and medical device manufacturers must standardize the nomenclature for ventilator technology and improve training for clinicians on these vital pieces of...

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Photos of the Day: 4D Ultrasound Enables a Prenatal View

September 18, 2014 9:34 am | by GE Healthcare | Comments

There were people who thought that Italian priest and scientist Lazzaro Spallanzani had bats in the belfry. But he had bats on his mind. Working in the late 1700s, Spallanzani showed that blindfolded bats could still catch flies...

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First Blood Test to Diagnose Depression in Adults

September 17, 2014 2:54 pm | by Northwestern University | Comments

The first blood test to diagnose major depression in adults has been developed by Northwestern Medicine scientists, a breakthrough approach that provides the first objective, scientific diagnosis for depression. The test identifies depression by...

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Gel-Like Padding Could Help Cells Survive Injection and Heal Spinal Cord Injuries

September 17, 2014 2:39 pm | by Amy Adams, Stanford | Comments

It is a turbulent and sometimes deadly life for cells injected to heal injuries. The act of being squirted through a thin needle into the site of an injury jostles the delicate cells against each other and against the needle walls. Then, once...

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'Smart Material' Chin Strap Harvests Energy from Chewing

September 17, 2014 11:52 am | by Institute of Physics | Comments

A chin strap that can harvest energy from jaw movements has been created by a group of researchers in Canada. It is hoped that the device can generate electricity from eating, chewing and talking, and power a number of small-scale implantable...

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Do Wearable Lifestyle Activity Monitors Really Work?

September 17, 2014 11:48 am | by University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston | Comments

Wearable electronic activity monitors hold great promise in helping people to reach their fitness and health goals. These increasingly sophisticated devices help the wearers improve their wellness by constantly monitoring their activities and bodily...

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Sharks' Skin Has Teeth in the Fight Against Hospital Superbugs

September 17, 2014 11:35 am | by BioMed Central | Comments

Transmission of bacterial infections, including MRSA and MSSA could be curbed by coating hospital surfaces with microscopic bumps that mimic the scaly surface of shark skin, according to research published in the open access journal Antimicrobial...

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