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New Device Detects Deadly Lung Disease

July 24, 2014 | by University of Exeter | Comments

A scientist from the University of Exeter has developed a simple, cheap and highly accurate device for diagnosing a frequently fatal lung disease which attacks immune deficient individuals such as cancer patients and bone marrow transplant...

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Study: Pediatric preventive care guidelines need retooling for computerized format

July 30, 2014 4:52 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

With the increasing use of electronic medical records and health information exchange, there is a growing demand for a computerized version of the preventive care guidelines pediatricians use across the United States. In a new study, researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute report that substantial work lies ahead to ...

In Letter to Obama, AAMI Voices Support for Systems Engineering in Healthcare, Offers Expertise

July 30, 2014 4:38 pm | by Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) | Comments

The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) and the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) have sent a joint letter to President Barack Obama, offering help in improving the delivery of healthcare in the United States through systems engineering principles.

Study: Marine pest provides advances in maritime anti-fouling and biomedicine

July 30, 2014 4:26 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A team of biologists, led by Clemson University associate professor Andrew S. Mount, performed cutting-edge research on a marine pest that will pave the way for novel anti-fouling paint for ships and boats and also improve bio-adhesives for medical and industrial applications.

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Tazca Connects and Telehealth International Partnership to Deploy Turnkey Telehealth Solutions for Disadvantaged Rural Areas

July 30, 2014 4:10 pm | Comments

Tazca Connects and Telehealth International Partnership (TIP) to deploy turnkey Telehealth solutions for disadvantaged rural areas worldwide based on affordable 4G LTE-as-a-Service. The partnership accelerates high quality healthcare by increasing rural community access to medical specialists.

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NSF grant to Wayne State supports new concept for manufacturing nanoscale devices

July 30, 2014 3:58 pm | Comments

According to the National Science Foundation, nanotechnology is the creation and utilization of functional materials, devices, and systems with novel properties and functions. A major bottleneck in scaling up nanotechnology is the lack of manufacturing methods that connect different functional materials into one device.

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Dissolvable fabric loaded with medicine might offer faster protection against HIV

July 30, 2014 3:49 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

University of Washington bioengineers have discovered a potentially faster way to deliver a topical drug that protects women from contracting HIV. Their method spins the drug into silk-like fibers that quickly dissolve when in contact with moisture, releasing higher doses of the drug than possible with other topical materials such as gels or creams.

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Cold Genesys Raises $13.57 Million in a Series A Round of Financing to Accelerate Its Ongoing Phase II/III Clinical Trial for Bladder Cancer

July 30, 2014 3:38 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 30, 2014--Cold Genesys, Inc. (“CGI”), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing oncolytic immunotherapies for cancer, announced today that it has secured Series A financing of $13.57 million from Ally Bridge Group. CGI will deploy the capital...

Indoor and Outdoor Sun Tanning or Sun Burns Directly Linked to Deadly Melanoma Skin Cancer

July 30, 2014 1:37 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

BOCA RATON, Fla., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the US Surgeon General issued the most stern warning to date for indoor and outdoor sun tanning or sun burns stating they can lead directly to deadly melanoma skin cancer. In his statement Surgeon, General Boris Lushniak,...

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Transluminal Technologies receives CE Mark approval for velox CD vascular closure device

July 30, 2014 1:37 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

SYRACUSE, N.Y., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Transluminal Technologies LLC, a Syracuse, NY-based medical device company, has announced today that they have received CE Mark approval for the velox CD™ Vascular Closure Device. Velox CD™ provides a safe and predictable...

Growing Popularity of Multimodality Imaging Will Drive the Preclinical Animal Research Imaging System Market

July 30, 2014 11:41 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

BURLINGTON, Mass., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that the United States preclinical animal research imaging system market will be significantly driven by the trend toward multimodality imaging, such as combining computed tomography and magnetic...

Brainwaves can predict audience reaction

July 30, 2014 11:30 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Media and marketing experts have long sought a reliable method of forecasting responses from the general population to future products and messages. According to a study conducted at The City College of New York, it appears that the brain responses of just a few individuals are a remarkably strong predictor. By analyzing the brainwaves of ...

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CD-adapco Helps Advance the use of Simulation in Medical Device Industry

July 30, 2014 11:12 am | Comments

CD-adapco announced its renewed membership with the Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC), the first public-private partnership focused exclusively on the unique needs of the medical device community. MDIC made tremendous progress in the first year by bringing together the key players in the field of Computational Modeling and Simulation (CM&S). This momentum will drive

New Material For Surgical Products Could Aid In Healing Process

July 30, 2014 11:03 am | by McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science | Comments

When a foreign material like a medical device or surgical implant is put inside the human body, the body always responds. According to Northwestern's Guillermo Ameer, most of the time, that response can be negative and affect the device's function.

Researchers identify potential biomarker for AD

July 30, 2014 10:55 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) report variants in a new gene, PLXNA4, which may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (AD). The discovery of this novel genetic association may lead to new drug treatment options that target PLXNA4 specifically. These findings appear in the Annals of Neurology.

App for headache sufferers shows success

July 30, 2014 10:21 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A unique app that helps headache sufferers to record the severity and regularity of their pain is being used as part of a Griffith research study. A new approach to the treatment of headaches, the ENHANCE project looks at coping with their triggers and is

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