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Compendium Tackles Challenge of Medical Device Integration

April 20, 2015 12:51 pm | by AAMI | Comments

Do you have questions about connecting medical devices and electronic health records (EHRs)? A comprehensive compendium from AAMI could help provide the answers. Medical Device Integration and Informatics (PDF) by Luis Melendez covers the...

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Transferring Human Emotions to Your Palm Through Air

April 20, 2015 10:38 am | by University of Sussex | Comments

Human emotion can be transferred by technology that stimulates different parts of the hand without making physical contact with your body, a University of Sussex-led study has shown. Sussex scientist Dr. Marianna Obrist, Lecturer at the Department...

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More Efficient Production of Metallic Nanoparticles

April 20, 2015 10:21 am | by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland | Comments

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has developed a new, cost-efficient method of producing various types of metallic nanoparticles. Nanoparticles can be used in applications such as conductive and magnetic inks, medical diagnostics...

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New App Detects Teen Anxiety and Mood Disorders

April 20, 2015 9:31 am | by Rutgers University | Comments

A phone rings in the middle of the night, an anxious teen seeking guidance from a friend. Is it adolescent angst or a serious mental health problem? Sometimes, it can be hard to tell. For the app to work, the teen has to be willing to download...

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Detecting Lymphoma Relapse by Monitoring Cell-Free Tumor DNA

April 20, 2015 9:08 am | by Stanford University Medical Center | Comments

Circulating tumor DNA in the blood of patients treated for non-Hodgkin lymphoma can be used to identify those who are relapsing earlier, and with greater accuracy, than conventional monitoring, according to a study by researchers at the School...

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Artificial Blood Vessel Better Assesses Clot Removal Devices

April 17, 2015 3:53 pm | by University of California - San Diego | Comments

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have created an in vitro, live-cell artificial vessel that can be used to study both the application and effects of devices used to extract life-threatening blood clots in...

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New Genomic Test Improves Lung Cancer Diagnosis

April 17, 2015 3:49 pm | by Veracyte, Inc. | Comments

Veracyte, Inc., a molecular diagnostic company pioneering the field of molecular cytology, today announced the launch of its Percepta Bronchial Genomic Classifier, a new genomic test to resolve ambiguity in lung cancer diagnosis. The company will...

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Telling the Time of Day by Color

April 17, 2015 2:38 pm | by PLOS | Comments

Research by scientists at The University of Manchester has revealed that the color of light has a major impact on how the brain clock measures time of day and on how the animals' physiology and behavior adjust accordingly. The study, for the first...

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Clot Removal Device Dramatically Improves Outcomes for Stroke Patients

April 17, 2015 2:33 pm | by University of California - Los Angeles | Comments

A new device to remove obstructing blood clots can significantly improve outcomes for people who suffer a certain type of stroke, according to a study led by a UCLA investigator. In patients with acute ischemic stroke - in which a blood...

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Biocompatible, Antimicrobial Coating Shown to Limit Bacterial Growth

April 17, 2015 12:28 pm | by Purdue University | Comments

A Purdue University innovation that has been shown to limit long-term bacterial growth is being developed for commercialization by Poly Group LLC, a technology company located in the Purdue Research Park of Southeast Indiana. The patented...

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DNA Blood Test Detects Lung Cancer Mutations

April 17, 2015 12:19 pm | by European Society for Medical Oncology | Comments

Cancer DNA circulating in the bloodstream of lung cancer patients can provide doctors with vital mutation information that can help optimize treatment when tumor tissue is not available, an international group of researchers has reported at the...

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Our Skeleton Is a Lot Like Our Brain

April 17, 2015 9:34 am | by Monash University | Comments

Researchers from Monash University and St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne have used mathematical modeling combined with advanced imaging technology to calculate, for the first time, the number and connectivity of the osteocyte...

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Newly Discovered Stem Cells are Easier to Manipulate

April 17, 2015 9:31 am | by University of Missouri - Columbia | Comments

Pre-eclampsia is a disease that affects 5 to 8 percent of pregnancies in America. Complications from this disease can lead to emergency cesarean sections early in pregnancies to save the lives of the infants and mothers. Scientists believe...

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More Versatile, Sensitive Optical Resonance-Based Biosensors

April 17, 2015 9:27 am | by Elhuyar Fundazioa | Comments

Abián Bentor Socorro-Leránoz, a telecommunications engineer of the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre, has designed in his PhD thesis optical resonance-based biosensors for use in medical applications like, for example, the detecting of...

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Brain Stimulation Boosts Creativity and May Treat Depression

April 17, 2015 9:02 am | by University of North Carolina Health Care | Comments

A UNC School of Medicine study has provided the first direct evidence that a low dose of electric current can enhance a specific brain pattern to boost creativity by an average of 7.4 percent in healthy adults, according to a common, well-validated...

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