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First Blood Test to Diagnose Depression in Adults

September 17, 2014 | by Northwestern University | Comments

The first blood test to diagnose major depression in adults has been developed by Northwestern Medicine scientists, a breakthrough approach that provides the first objective, scientific diagnosis for depression. The test identifies depression by...

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Blood Test Could Identify When Cancer Treatment Has Become Detrimental

September 18, 2014 9:53 am | by Institute of Cancer Research | Comments

Some treatments for prostate cancer, while initially effective at controlling the disease, not only stop working over time but actually start driving tumor growth, a major new study shows. Researchers identified the emergence of drug-resistant...

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Terminology, Training Take Center Stage at AAMI/FDA Ventilator Summit

September 18, 2014 9:48 am | by AAMI | Comments

To improve the safe and effective treatment of patients, healthcare delivery organizations and medical device manufacturers must standardize the nomenclature for ventilator technology and improve training for clinicians on these vital pieces of...

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Do Wearable Lifestyle Activity Monitors Really Work?

September 17, 2014 11:48 am | by University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston | Comments

Wearable electronic activity monitors hold great promise in helping people to reach their fitness and health goals. These increasingly sophisticated devices help the wearers improve their wellness by constantly monitoring their activities and bodily...

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Sharks' Skin Has Teeth in the Fight Against Hospital Superbugs

September 17, 2014 11:35 am | by BioMed Central | Comments

Transmission of bacterial infections, including MRSA and MSSA could be curbed by coating hospital surfaces with microscopic bumps that mimic the scaly surface of shark skin, according to research published in the open access journal Antimicrobial...

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New Radiosurgery Technology Provides Highly Accurate Treatment, Greater Patient Comfort

September 17, 2014 11:29 am | by Henry Ford Health System | Comments

A new stereotactic radiosurgery system provides the same or a higher level of accuracy in targeting cancer tumors – but offers greater comfort to patients and the ability to treat multiple tumors at once – when compared to other radiation therapy...

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New Gene Research Helps Pinpoint Prostate Cancer Risk

September 17, 2014 10:54 am | by Queensland University of Technology | Comments

Scientists could soon better predict a man's risk of getting prostate cancer after a worldwide team of researchers carried out the largest-ever analysis of the cancer's genetic biomarkers, reported in Nature Genetics today. QUT Institute of...

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Making Quantum Dots Glow Brighter

September 17, 2014 10:24 am | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | Comments

Researchers from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and the University of Oklahoma have found a new way to control the properties of quantum dots, those tiny chunks of semiconductor material that glow different colors depending on their...

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Recruiting Bacteria to Be Technology Innovation Partners

September 17, 2014 10:19 am | by Wyss Institute | Comments

For most people biofilms conjure up images of slippery stones in a streambed and dirty drains. While there are plenty of "bad" biofilms around – they even cause pesky dental plaque and a host of other more serious medical problems – a team at...

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Release of Spineology’s Next Generation Spinous Process Fixation System

September 17, 2014 10:09 am | by Spineology Inc. | Comments

Spineology Inc., the innovator in anatomy conserving spine surgery, is pleased to announce the full release of its VIA Spinous Process Fixation System. VIA is the first and only Spinous Process Plate with independently compressible superior...

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Medtronic Launches New Balloon Kyphoplasty Products for Treating Spinal Fractures

September 17, 2014 9:55 am | by Medtronic | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced the launch of the KYPHON Express II Balloon Kyphoplasty Platform, which includes the next generation KYPHON Cement Delivery System. This new platform is the latest advancement in the KYPHON Balloon Kyphoplasty...

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Doctors Launch Initiative to Bridge Gap Between Wearables and Meaningful Health Data

September 17, 2014 9:19 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Wearable sports and activity trackers will become a $1.4 billion industry in less than two years, producing a massive amount of user activity data along the way. A huge opportunity exists for leveraging this data to create meaningful healthcare...

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CE Mark for Boston Scientific's Deep Brain Stimulation System for Treating Tremor

September 17, 2014 9:17 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation has received CE Mark for the Vercise Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System for the treatment of tremor, including the most common form of this movement disorder known as essential tremor (ET). Tremor is characterized...

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First Oxford India Lecture Highlights Role of ‘Smart Health’

September 16, 2014 12:06 pm | by University of Oxford | Comments

Solving the large challenges facing healthcare systems around the world will require a huge shift in the way care for patients is provided, Professor Robyn Norton said in the first Oxford India Lecture on Monday 15 September. Professor...

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Stony Brook Researchers Develop New Method to Measure Cerebral Blood Flow

September 16, 2014 11:49 am | by Stony Brook University | Comments

One thing leads to another, especially in research. When Stony Brook University School of Medicine scientists developed a new method to measure how cocaine disrupts blood flow in the brains of mice, doctors and researchers got a way to form a...

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GE Healthcare’s SenoClaire to Invigorate US Breast Tomosynthesis Market

September 16, 2014 11:33 am | by GlobalData | Comments

The recent approval of GE Healthcare’s SenoClaire by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will end Hologic’s monopoly of the US digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) market, offering greater choice for hospitals and patients, according to...

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