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Cook Medical Enrolls First Patient in Zilver PTX Drug Eluting Peripheral Stent Clinical Study in China

August 15, 2014 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 15, 2014--Cook Medical has enrolled the first patient in the clinical study in China of its Zilver® PTX® Drug Eluting Peripheral Stent. The case was performed by one of the study’s principal investigators, Prof. Peng Liu, M.D., at the China-Japan Friendship...

CVD Reports 108% Order Increase in Q2

August 14, 2014 7:29 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 14, 2014--CVD Equipment Corporation (NASDAQ: CVV ), a leading provider of custom chemical vapor deposition systems, today announced its financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014. CVD reported new orders of approximately...

Scripps Research Institute chemists uncover powerful new click chemistry reactivity

August 14, 2014 4:23 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Chemists led by Nobel laureate K. Barry Sharpless at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have used his click chemistry to uncover unprecedented, powerful reactivity for making new drugs, diagnostics, plastics, smart materials and many other products. The new SuFEx—Sulfur Fluoride Exchange—reactions enable ...

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New non-invasive technique controls size of molecules penetrating the blood-brain barrier

August 14, 2014 4:14 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A new technique developed by Elisa Konofagou, professor of biomedical engineering and radiology at Columbia Engineering, has demonstrated for the first time that the size of molecules penetrating the blood-brain barrier (BBB) can be controlled using acoustic pressure—the pressure of an ultrasound beam—to let specific molecules through.

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Scientists use lasers to control mouse brain switchboard

August 14, 2014 3:21 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Ever wonder why it's hard to focus after a bad night's sleep? Using mice and flashes of light, scientists show that just a few nerve cells in the brain may control the switch between internal thoughts and external distractions. The study, partly funded by the National Institutes of Health, may be a breakthrough in understanding how a critical part of the brain, called the thalamic reticular nucleus (TRN), influences consciousness.

Inside the cell, an ocean of buffeting waves

August 14, 2014 3:11 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Conventional wisdom holds that the cytoplasm of mammalian cells is a viscous fluid, with organelles and proteins suspended within it, jiggling against one another and drifting at random. However, a new biophysical study led by researchers at Harvard University challenges this model and reveals that those drifting objects are subject to a very different type of environment.

Single gene controls jet lag

August 14, 2014 2:54 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified a gene that regulates sleep and wake rhythms. The discovery of the role of this gene, called Lhx1, provides scientists with a potential therapeutic target to help ...

Edison Nation Medical Announces Innovation Search To Improve Hazardous Waste Disposal in Hospitals & Healthcare Facilities

August 14, 2014 2:35 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Nation Medical, a health care innovation marketplace, today announced a worldwide search for ideas to improve the disposal of hazardous waste material in hospitals and healthcare facilities. The search seeks to address one of the...

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Immune cell discovery could help to halt cancer spread

August 14, 2014 2:32 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Melbourne researchers have revealed the critical importance of highly specialised immune cells, called natural killer cells, in killing melanoma cells that have spread to the lungs. These natural killer cells could be harnessed to hunt down and kill cancers that have spread in the body.

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Medical Device Development Tools (MDDT)

August 14, 2014 1:33 pm | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The FDA's Medical Device Development Tools (MDDT) program is a way for the FDA to qualify tools that medical device sponsors can use in the development and evaluation of medical devices. Qualification means that the FDA has evaluated the tool and...

El Camino Hospital Offers New FDA-Approved Transcatheter Heart Valve Therapy For Patients Who Are At High Risk To Undergo Open-Heart Surgery

August 14, 2014 11:33 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- El Camino Hospital became one of the first hospitals in California to adopt a new minimally invasive system to treat patients with narrowed, failing aortic heart valves who are considered to be at high risk to undergo surgery. The...

Clinical trial tests COXEN model to predict best treatment for bladder cancer

August 14, 2014 10:47 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Imagine being able to match a cancer's genes to the best treatment. That's the promise of COXEN (CO eXpression ExtrapolatioN) – a computer program that looks at a panel of cancer genes in a patient's tumor to predict whether it will respond to chemotherapy. Now a clinical trial recently approved by the National Cancer Institute will open at the University of Colorado Cancer Center and nationally via the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG to ...

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New material could enhance fast and accurate DNA sequencing

August 14, 2014 10:34 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

DNGene-based personalized medicine has many possibilities for diagnosis and targeted therapy, but one big bottleneck: the expensive and time-consuming DNA-sequencing process. Now, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have found that nanopores in the material molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) could sequence DNA more accurately ...

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Novel chip-based platform could simplify measurements of single molecules

August 14, 2014 10:22 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Researchers at UC Santa Cruz have developed a new approach for studying single molecules and nanoparticles by combining electrical and optical measurements on an integrated chip-based platform. In a paper published July 9 in Nano Letters, the researchers reported using the device to distinguish viruses from similarly-sized nanoparticles with 100 percent fidelity.

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Entries open for ECN IMPACT Awards, celebrating excellence in electronics design

August 14, 2014 10:15 am | Comments

Companies from across the global electronics design landscape are invited to submit their stand-out products and services — in 24 categories — for consideration by a panel of judges for the 2015 ECN IMPACT Awards. The entry period opens today at www.ecnawards.com and ends January 19, 2015....

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