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Health Data Analytics App Wins HealthSuite Digital Hackathon

March 11, 2015 9:15 am | by Philips | Comments

Royal Philips  today announced the winners of its first-ever HealthSuite Hackathon.  The winning team, 'Team 6 Analytics,' beat out 20 other teams, including a total of 108 participants designing new prototype applications for the Philips...

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Regulating Hip Replacement Devices to Prevent Unnecessary Surgery

March 11, 2015 9:08 am | by University of Warwick | Comments

A new study from the University of Warwick is calling for more UK compulsory regulation of devices used in hip replacements to reduce the need for further traumatic and expensive surgery. In a paper published today in the British Medical...

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PET/MR Can Effectively Diagnose Cause of Unclear Foot Pain

March 11, 2015 9:03 am | by Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging | Comments

A single scan could diagnose the cause of foot pain better and with less radiation exposure to the patient than other methods, according to a study in the March 2015 issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. Imaging with 18F-fluoride positron...

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‘Silver Bullet’ Implantable Device Prevents Infection

March 10, 2015 3:53 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

It costs more than $1.6 billion annually to treat post-surgical infections in patients who have undergone joint replacement surgery, but a researcher from North Carolina State University is working on a device that could reduce this number...

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Determining the Best Materials for Tooth Fillings

March 10, 2015 11:18 am | by University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute | Comments

Tooth decay is a serious health problem and it is often necessary to repair cavities. Today they often use a composite filling material made of acrylate compounds, as it resembles the color of the teeth and is reasonably strong so it can handle...

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Blood Test May Identify Autism in Young Boys

March 10, 2015 11:10 am | by University of California - San Diego | Comments

In a study published in the current online issue of JAMA Psychiatry, an international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, report finding a highly accurate blood-based measure...

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Asthma Health Mobile App Using ResearchKit

March 10, 2015 11:05 am | by Mount Sinai Medical Center | Comments

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and LifeMap Solutions, a subsidiary of BioTime (BTX), today announced the launch of a large-scale medical research study that uses the new ResearchKit framework developed by Apple to make it easy...

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Novel Non-Invasive Method Captures Total Body SIV Replication

March 10, 2015 11:00 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

A collaborative effort between investigators at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University School of Medicine and Georgia Institute of Technology has led to the development of a non-invasive method to image simian immunodeficiency...

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Finger-Mounted Reading Device for the Blind

March 10, 2015 10:54 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | Comments

Researchers at the MIT Media Laboratory have built a prototype of a finger-mounted device with a built-in camera that converts written text into audio for visually impaired users. The device provides feedback — either tactile or audible...

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Manipulating Light for Diagnosis and Treatment of Disease

March 10, 2015 10:32 am | by National Science Foundation | Comments

Imagine having the ability to manipulate light waves in order to see through a skull right into the brain, or being able to use lasers to diagnose a bacterial infection in a matter of minutes. At the Center for Biophotonic Sensors and Systems...

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First-Ever Images of Molecular Machine Responsible for Bacterial Infections

March 10, 2015 10:29 am | by University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston | Comments

Armed with a microscope capable of zooming in on organisms measured in billionths of a meter, scientists report they are the first to observe one of the tiny molecular machines that bacteria use to infect host cells. Findings appear in the...

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Smartphone App Uses ResearchKit to Study Heart Health

March 10, 2015 10:02 am | by Tracie White, Stanford Medicine | Comments

A free iPhone app allows users to contribute to a study of human heart health while learning about the health of their own hearts, and uses a new software framework developed by Apple. Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine...

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Photos of the Day: X-rays for the Developing World

March 10, 2015 9:47 am | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | Comments

In developing countries, many hospitals have become cemeteries of medical equipment. Several radiology systems, often sent by international aid, may never be used due to the climatic conditions and the instability of electricity networks...

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Genes for Type 1 Diabetes Can't Hide Anymore

March 10, 2015 8:58 am | by University of Florida Health | Comments

A research group that includes a University of Florida genetics expert has located and narrowed down the number of genes that play a role in the disease, according to a study published Monday in the journal Nature Genetics. Knowing the...

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Laboratory Developed Testing Provides Precise Results

March 10, 2015 8:53 am | by BCC Research | Comments

BCC Research reveals in its new report on laboratory-developed testing (LDTs), the market within the U.S. will grow from $9.7 billion in 2014 to about $17.7 billion in 2019, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.7%. In the realm of...

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