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LifeCodexx Expands Its PraenaTest Spectrum and Reports Positive Reimbursement Decision in Germany

June 25, 2014 10:55 am | by B3C newswire | Comments

PraenaTest, Europe‘s first non-invasive molecular genetic prenatal diagnostic test (NIPT) to determine fetal chromosome disorders from maternal blood, now comprises two additional test options. One new option allows physicians to add the...

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New Material Improves Wound Healing, Keeps Bacteria from Sticking

June 25, 2014 10:38 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

As many patients know, treating wounds has become far more sophisticated than sewing stitches and applying gauze, but dressings still have shortcomings. Now scientists are reporting the next step in the evolution of wound treatment with a...

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Quick, Easy, Inexpensive Cortisol Testing on All Smartphones

June 25, 2014 10:12 am | by The Endocrine Society | Comments

Researchers have developed a device that uses any smartphone to measure the cortisol concentration in saliva. The device was presented Tuesday, June 24, at ICE/ENDO 2014, the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and The Endocrine...

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Fantastic Voyage into the Human Lung

June 25, 2014 10:02 am | by Children's Hospital Los Angeles | Comments

A team of investigators at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles has been awarded $4 million over five years by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) for LungMAP, an atlas of the developing human lung...

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Fighting Disease, Cancer with Nanoparticles and Lasers

June 25, 2014 9:51 am | by University of Texas at Arlington | Comments

UT Arlington physics researchers may have developed a way to use laser technology to deliver drug and gene therapy at the cellular level without damaging surrounding tissue. The method eventually could help patients suffering from genetic...

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Deep Brain Stimulation Improves Non Motor Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease as well as Motor Symptoms

June 25, 2014 9:43 am | by IOS Press BV | Comments

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has become a well-recognized non-pharmacologic treatment that improves motor symptoms of patients with early and advanced Parkinson’s disease. Evidence now indicates that DBS can decrease the number and severity...

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New Device Could Improve Biomarker Analyses

June 25, 2014 9:38 am | by KTH The Royal Institute of Technology | Comments

A device proposed by researchers at Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology could offer a more reliable alternative for detecting biomarkers in patients facing such illnesses as cancer or malaria. Whether to extract circulating tumour...

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Intuitive Surgical Receives CE Mark for the da Vinci Xi Surgical System

June 25, 2014 9:16 am | by Globe Newswire | Comments

Intuitive Surgical, Inc., the global leader in robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery, today announced it has received a CE Mark for its da Vinci Xi Surgical System. Achieving this milestone allows the company to market the Xi System...

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Verigene Enteric Pathogens Test Receives FDA Clearance

June 25, 2014 8:58 am | by Globe Newswire | Comments

Nanosphere Inc., a company enhancing the practice of medicine through targeted molecular diagnostics, today announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the bacterial portion of its Verigene Enteric...

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3-D Mammogram Scans May Find More Breast Cancer

June 25, 2014 8:48 am | by Lindsey Tanner - AP Medical Writer | Comments

3-D mammograms may be better at finding cancer than regular scans, a large study suggests, although whether that means saving more lives isn't known. The study involved almost half a million breast scans, with more than one-third of them...

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Heart Muscle Can Regenerate Itself in Very Limited Amounts

June 25, 2014 8:29 am | by Shaun Mason, UCLA | Comments

Researchers from UCLA's Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research are the first to directly measure the division of heart muscle cells, proving that while such division is very rare, it does occur. The study...

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New Particle-Sorting Method Breaks Speed Records

June 25, 2014 8:25 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | Comments

Researchers compare the processing of biological fluid samples with searching for a needle in a haystack — only in this case, the haystack could be diagnostic samples, and the needle might be tumor cells present in just parts-per-million...

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Photos of the Day: High-Speed Diagnostics

June 25, 2014 8:24 am | by MIT News Office | Comments

Researchers compare the processing of biological fluid samples with searching for a needle in a haystack — only in this case, the haystack could be diagnostic samples, and the needle might be tumor cells present in just parts-per-million...

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GlobalData Analysts: Strategic Benefits, Not Tax Avoidance, the Main Motivation for Medtronic Megadeal

June 24, 2014 2:08 pm | by GlobalData | Comments

Medtronic’s $42.9 billion merger with Covidien, which created last week the world’s largest medical devices company, was primarily motivated by future market gains rather than tax inversion, according to analysts with research and consulting...

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Device Allows Brain to Bypass Spinal Cord, Move Paralyzed Limbs

June 24, 2014 2:00 pm | by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center | Comments

For the first time ever, a paralyzed man can move his fingers and hand with his own thoughts thanks to an innovative partnership between The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Battelle. Ian Burkhart, a 23-year-old quadriplegic...

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