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Quantum Probe Enhances Sensitivity of Biomedical Devices

October 8, 2014 11:09 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Comments

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Michigan have demonstrated a technique based on the quantum properties of atoms that directly links measurements of electric field strength to the...

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Rubber Lab-on-a-Chip Could Revolutionize Cancer Diagnosis

October 8, 2014 10:17 am | by University of Kansas | Comments

Scientists have been laboring to detect cancer and a host of other diseases in people using promising new biomarkers called "exosomes." Indeed, Popular Science magazine named exosome-based cancer diagnostics one of the 20 breakthroughs that...

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Moving Toward a Whole-Eye Transplantation

October 8, 2014 10:08 am | by University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences | Comments

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers have been awarded $1.25 million from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to fund two projects that aim to establish the groundwork for the nation's first whole-eye transplantation program...

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Detecting Colon Cancer Earlier

October 8, 2014 9:50 am | by Université du Luxembourg | Comments

Researchers at the University of Luxembourg have identified potential new ways to test for the first signs of one of the most deadly types of cancer: colorectal cancer. They have found new “biomarkers”: molecules whose increased presence or...

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Easy Recipe to Make Bone and Cartilage

October 7, 2014 10:39 am | by The Company of Biologists | Comments

Scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Monash University and RIKEN Centre for Developmental Biology have used a combination of small molecules to generate mouse cells that can form bone and cartilage...

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Developing Devices that Facilitate Regenerative Medicine

October 7, 2014 10:35 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | Comments

Deep within the bone marrow resides a type of cells known as mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). These immature cells can differentiate into cells that produce bone, cartilage, fat, or muscle — a trait that scientists have tried to exploit for tissue...

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Unique App Uses Health Records to Assess Heart Disease Risk

October 7, 2014 10:30 am | by Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science | Comments

Although cardiovascular disease is largely avoidable through lifestyle modifications, it remains the nation’s number one cause of death. While annual wellness exams offer physicians the chance to advise patients on modifying cardiac risk...

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Predicting Risk of Heart Failure in Kidney Disease Patients

October 7, 2014 10:04 am | by American Society of Nephrology (ASN) | Comments

Two blood markers are strongly linked with the development of heart failure in individuals with mild to severe kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN)...

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New Device Can Slow, Reverse Heart Failure

October 7, 2014 9:58 am | by Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center | Comments

A new, implantable device to control heart failure is showing promising results in the first trial to determine safety and effectiveness in patients, according to lead researcher Dr. William Abraham of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical...

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Standardizing the Alzheimer's Blood Test

October 7, 2014 9:46 am | by UNT Health Science Center | Comments

The first standardized guidelines for the collection of blood to test for early Alzheimer's disease have been established by an international working group led by UNT Health Science Center. These guidelines are needed before the blood test...

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RNAscope Diagnostic Test for B-Cell Lymphoma

October 7, 2014 9:40 am | by Advanced Cell Diagnostics | Comments

Advanced Cell Diagnostics, Inc. (ACD), a global technology and market leader in in situ nucleic acid detection for life science research and clinical diagnostics, has been awarded a two-year, $1.4 million grant from National Cancer Institute...

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New MedTech Innovations to Face Significant Reimbursement Challenges

October 7, 2014 9:31 am | by AdvaMed | Comments

A new study by the Analysis Group shows that private insurers are rapidly adopting new provider payment models – including pay-for-performance and financial risk-sharing arrangements – and tightening coverage evidence requirements for new...

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A Strong Adhesive Alternative to Stitches

October 7, 2014 9:22 am | by GlobalData | Comments

The increasing reliability and versatility of adhesive approaches, and the growing need for better alternatives to surgical suturing and stapling, are ushering in a new era of wound repair devices that could one day replace stitches, according...

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Drug Delivery Devices that Reward Medication Adherence

October 7, 2014 9:14 am | by MSL Group | Comments

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. and HealthPrize Technologies, LLC today announced a strategic collaboration to integrate HealthPrize's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) medication adherence and patient engagement platform with West's...

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Patient Monitoring Market Nears 30 Billion

October 7, 2014 9:05 am | by Kalorama Information | Comments

The global advanced patient monitoring market is currently worth about $29.7 billion, up 7% from last year, according to Kalorama Information. The market research firm specializing in diagnostics and medical devices says that the industry...

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