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Bioengineer Demos Medtech Innovations at White House Maker Faire

June 27, 2014 11:26 am | by Kris Newby, Stanford | Comments

Recently Manu Prakash, Ph.D., assistant professor of bioengineering, received a call he couldn’t refuse: an invitation to attend the first-ever White House Maker Faire to show attendees how to build a 50-cent microscope out of laser-cut paper...

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Philips, Salesforce Cooperate on Medical Platform

June 27, 2014 11:11 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Royal Philips NV and Salesforce.com say they are jointly developing a software platform for medical services. In a statement Thursday the companies said the system would be used for "patient relationship management," for instance allowing...

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A New Use for Touchless Technology in the Operating Theater

June 27, 2014 10:55 am | by Lancaster University | Comments

Dr. Mark Rouncefield and Dr. Gerardo Gonzalez from the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University were part of a collaborative team from Microsoft Research, Guy's Hospital, St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, and King's College...

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A Non-Invasive Cancer Test Expands Laboratory

June 27, 2014 9:59 am | by ONCOblot Labs | Comments

Cancer is rarely black and white, and it's no small matter no matter how small, but a new discovery in the field of cancer screenings has come to light that signals a shift to an earlier, more certain and specific cancer diagnosis. That...

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Blood Test for Predicting Breast Cancer

June 27, 2014 9:44 am | by University College London | Comments

A simple blood test is currently in development that could help predict the likelihood of a woman developing breast cancer, even in the absence of a high-risk BRCA1 gene mutation, according to research published in the open access journal...

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Encision Receives FDA 510(k) Approval on its AEM EndoShieldT Burn Protection System

June 27, 2014 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Encision Inc., a medical device company owning patented surgical technology that prevents dangerous stray electrosurgical burns in minimally invasive surgery, today announced that it has received FDA 510(k) premarket notification approval...

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ReWalk Personal Exoskeleton System Approved by FDA for Home Use

June 27, 2014 9:18 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Exoskeleton leader ReWalk Robotics announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the company's ReWalk Personal System for use at home and in the community. ReWalk is a wearable robotic exoskeleton that provides powered...

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Remote Patient Monitoring Revenues to Reach €19.4 Billion in 2018

June 27, 2014 9:06 am | by Berg Insight | Comments

Berg Insight estimates that revenues for remote patient monitoring (RPM) solutions reached € 4.3 billion in 2013, including revenues from medical monitoring devices, mHealth connectivity solutions, care delivery software platforms and monitoring...

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Dr. Andrews’ App Aims to Reduce Future Tommy John Surgeries

June 27, 2014 8:58 am | by Abracadabra Health | Comments

Throw Like a Pro, an application that helps baseball players reduce the likelihood of throwing injuries, is available for download on the App Store. The app provides knowledge of Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Kevin Wilk, two of the world’s... 

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Mount Sinai Heart Establishes Pioneering Center for Medical Devices to Advance Cardiovascular Medicine

June 26, 2014 3:17 pm | by Mount Sinai Health System | Comments

Mount Sinai Heart at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has created an innovative Center for Medical Devices to advance the field of cardiovascular medicine and accelerate the delivery of promising medical devices to cardiac patients...

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Redesigning Clinical Trials to Boost Participation

June 26, 2014 3:13 pm | by University of Michigan Health System | Comments

It’s a classic Catch-22: Medical researchers need to figure out if a promising new treatment is truly better than a current one, by randomly assigning half of a group of patients to get each treatment. But when they approach patients about...

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Research Aims to Develop Biomaterial to Regenerate Damaged Muscle

June 26, 2014 2:50 pm | by University of Arkansas, Fayetteville | Comments

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a three-year, $437,248 grant to a University of Arkansas biomedical engineering researcher to design and test a biomaterial that can regenerate damaged skeletal muscle. Living cells secrete fibrous...

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Space-Tested Robot Inspires Medicine

June 26, 2014 2:41 pm | by Melissa Gaskill, NASA | Comments

Humans doing difficult, repetitive tasks or those who need assistance with movement may soon get a helping hand – literally – thanks to robotic technology developed to serve astronauts in space. Robonaut, a human-like robot designed by NASA...

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Advanced Wound Care Products Market Nears 19 Billion

June 26, 2014 2:14 pm | by Kalorama Information | Comments

According to Kalorama Information, the worldwide wound care market reached revenues of $18,851.0 million in 2013. The healthcare market research publisher says that represents growth of 6% from the previous year. Revenues were based on sales...

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Controlling Movement with Light

June 26, 2014 11:25 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | Comments

For the first time, MIT neuroscientists have shown they can control muscle movement by applying optogenetics — a technique that allows scientists to control neurons’ electrical impulses with light — to the spinal cords of animals that are...

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