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Leatt Corporation Introduces Watershed Knee Brace

June 17, 2014 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Leatt Corporation, a developer and marketer of protective equipment and ancillary products for all forms of sports, especially extreme high-velocity sports, including the award winning Leatt-Brace, announced today that its new 3-point...

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Engineer to Grow Replacement Tissue for Torn Rotator Cuffs

June 17, 2014 9:15 am | by Case Western Reserve University | Comments

A Case Western Reserve University engineer has won a $1.7 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to grow replacement rotator cuffs and other large tendon groups to help heal injured soldiers and athletes, accident victims and an...

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Research Set to Improve Quality of Life for Denture Patients

June 17, 2014 9:09 am | by Manchester University | Comments

Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC) is managing a trial into the quality of life of people wearing dental implants. The trial is funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Research for Patient Benefit Programme...

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Photos of the Day: Walking Smarter

June 17, 2014 8:29 am | by Purdue University | Comments

The SmartGait is designed as a tool to aid health care officials in assessing a person's risk of falling and identifying ways to avoid injury. It captures the gait length - the distance from the tip of the front foot to the tip of the back...

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Smartphone Adapted to Measure Person's Gait, Reduce Falls

June 17, 2014 8:29 am | by Purdue University | Comments

Researchers have shown how to modify a smartphone so that it can be used to measure a person's walking gait to prevent falls in people with compromised balance, such as the elderly or those with Parkinson's disease.The innovation, being...

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Portable Brain Scanners Will Change Everything We Know About Concussions

June 17, 2014 8:26 am | by Humboldt State University | Comments

A portable imaging tool could change the way the medical community analyzes and understands the long-term effects of sports-related concussions. Research conducted by Humboldt State Kinesiology professor Rock Braithwaite has played a...   

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Researchers Develop High-Quality 3D Metal Parts Using Additive Manufacturing

June 17, 2014 8:25 am | by DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | Comments

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have developed a new and more efficient approach to a challenging problem in additive manufacturing – using selective laser melting, namely, the selection of appropriate process parameters...

Automating Laboratory-on-a-Chip to Cut Healthcare Costs

June 17, 2014 8:24 am | by University of California - Riverside | Comments

A research team at the University of California, Riverside has created a computer programming language that will automate "laboratory-on-a-chip" technologies used in DNA sequencing, drug discovery, virus detection and other biomedical... 

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Trapping the Light Fantastic

June 17, 2014 8:23 am | by University of Cambridge | Comments

Jeremy Baumberg and his 30-strong team of researchers are master manipulators of light. They are specialists in nanophotonics – the control of how light interacts with tiny chunks of matter, at scales as small as a billionth of a meter. It’s...

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Smiths Medical Launches Tracheostomy Tubes for Neonates and Pediatric Patients in Europe

June 17, 2014 4:23 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Smiths Medical, a leading global medical device manufacturer, announced today that its Portex Bivona FlexTend TTS tracheostomy tubes will now be included in the company’s standard product offering for European countries. The Bivona FlexTend...

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Edwards Lifesciences Launching SAPIEN XT Valve in the U.S.

June 16, 2014 6:29 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring, has announced that it has received United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its Edwards SAPIEN XT...   

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Sensor in Eye Could Track Pressure Changes, Monitor for Glaucoma

June 16, 2014 3:20 pm | by Michelle Ma, University of Washington | Comments

Your eye could someday house its own high-tech information center, tracking important changes and letting you know when it’s time to see an eye doctor. University of Washington engineers have designed a low-power sensor that could be placed...

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PowerVision Secures $30 Million in Funding for Implantable Lens

June 16, 2014 2:27 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

PowerVision, Inc., a medical device company developing the world's first fluid-based accommodating intraocular lens, today announced that the company has completed a $30 million Series D financing round. New investors Aisling Capital and...

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DermaPure Skin Product Launched in U.S. for Wound Care

June 16, 2014 2:20 pm | by Tissue Regenix | Comments

Tissue Regenix Group plc, the regenerative medical devices company, today announces that it has launched DermaPure its decellularised dermis product in the US. Tissue Regenix’s partner CTS (Community Tissue Services) will begin shipping...

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Reversal of Type 1 Diabetes in Mice May Eventually Help Humans

June 16, 2014 11:59 am | by University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center | Comments

Investigators at the University of Cincinnati have found a therapy that reverses new onset Type 1 diabetes in mouse models and may advance efforts in combating the disease among humans. The study, led by William Ridgway, MD, was presented...

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