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Genetic Key to Lupus Shows Potential of Personalized Medicine

August 19, 2014 11:54 am | by Australian National University | Comments

Medical researchers have used DNA sequencing to identify a gene variant responsible for causing lupus in a young patient. The development shows that for the first time, it is feasible for researchers to identify the individual causes of lupus...

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Graphene Rubber Bands Could Stretch Limits of Current Healthcare

August 19, 2014 11:37 am | by University of Surrey | Comments

Although body motion sensors already exist in different forms, they have not been widely used due to their complexity and cost of production. Now researchers from the University of Surrey and Trinity College Dublin have for the first time...

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3D Printed Patient-Specific Facial Device Receives FDA Clearance

August 19, 2014 11:26 am | by Globe Newswire | Comments

Oxford Performance Materials, Inc., a leading advanced materials and additive manufacturing (3D printing) company, has announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its 3D printed OsteoFab Patient-Specific Facial Device...

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Wireless Energy Transfer System Charges Devices Without Cables

August 19, 2014 11:05 am | by Asociación RUVID | Comments

Researchers at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) have designed a new device for wireless energy transfer that will, for example, charge mobile phones or laptops without needing cables. The system, patented by the UPV, is based...

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Zebrafish Help to Unravel Alzheimer’s Disease

August 19, 2014 10:54 am | by VIB - Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology | Comments

New fundamental knowledge about the regulation of stem cells in the nerve tissue of zebrafish embryos results in surprising insights into neurodegenerative disease processes in the human brain. A new study by scientists at VIB and KU Leuven...

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Tax Savings Not Only Benefit to Medtronic-Covidien Deal

August 19, 2014 10:37 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

US-based Medtronic said it would purchase Ireland-based Covidien for $42.9 billion, combining two of the world's biggest medical device makers and helping Medtronic savings with a headquarters change.  Kalorama estimates the deal will come...

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Research Sites Investigating Medical Device Proven to Restore Vision, Improve Quality of Life in Seniors

August 19, 2014 10:35 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Dr. David Boyer with Retina-Vitreous Associates Medical Group and Dr. Samuel Masket with Advanced Vision Care announced they are participating in a nationwide, post-approval study of the Implantable Miniature Telescope (by Dr. Isaac Lipshitz)...

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GE Healthcare: New Dementia Research Reveals Overwhelming Demand for “The Value of Knowing”

August 19, 2014 10:34 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Three out of four people would want to know what kind of neurological disorder they had even if there was no cure, according to new global research from GE Healthcare. An even higher percentage of respondents, 81%, would want to identify an...

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EMR Paves the Way for Big Data

August 19, 2014 10:19 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

According to Kalorama Information, electronic medical records (EMR) is the crucial component needed to make Big Data in healthcare a reality, and this a factor that will drive system sales.  As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment...

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Artificial Cells Act Like the Real Thing

August 18, 2014 4:21 pm | by Weizmann Institute of Science | Comments

Imitation, they say, is the sincerest form of flattery, but mimicking the intricate networks and dynamic interactions that are inherent to living cells is difficult to achieve outside the cell. Now, as published in Science, Weizmann Institute...

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Engineering Long-Lasting Joint Lubrication by Mimicking Nature

August 18, 2014 4:12 pm | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | Comments

By finding a way to bind a slippery molecule naturally found in the fluid that surrounds healthy joints, Johns Hopkins researchers have engineered surfaces that have the potential to deliver long-lasting lubrication at specific spots throughout...

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Surgeons First in U.S. to Implant Device to Treat Cluster Headaches

August 18, 2014 4:08 pm | by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center | Comments

For those suffering excruciating pain from cluster headaches, relief may soon be available from an investigational device being studied in a national multicenter clinical trial. Recently, doctors at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical...

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Researchers Identify Tests to Diagnose Invasive Aspergillosis with 100 Percent Accuracy

August 18, 2014 2:51 pm | by Elsevier Health Sciences | Comments

The fungal infection invasive aspergillosis (IA) can be life threatening, especially in patients whose immune systems are weakened by chemotherapy or immunosuppressive drugs. Despite the critical need for early detection, IA remains difficult...

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GE Healthcare Introduces the Next Generation Pocket-Sized Ultrasound

August 18, 2014 2:39 pm | by Business Wire | Comments

GE Healthcare introduces the Vscan with Dual Probe with the first of its kind 2-in-1 probe to give healthcare providers more uses for pocket ultrasound. This powerful pocket-sized ultrasound tool houses two transducers in a single probe, allowing...

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Microchip Reveals How Tumor Cells Transition to Invasion

August 18, 2014 12:01 pm | by Brown University | Comments

Using a microengineered device that acts as an obstacle course for cells, researchers have shed new light on a cellular metamorphosis thought to play a role in tumor cell invasion throughout the body. The epithelial-mesenchymal transition is...

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