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First Blood Test for Osteoarthritis Could Soon Be Available

March 20, 2015 9:17 am | by University of Warwick | Comments

The first blood test for osteoarthritis could soon be developed, thanks to research by the University of Warwick. The research findings could potentially lead to patients being tested for osteoarthritis and diagnosed several years before the...

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FDA Focuses on Reprocessing Instructions in New Guidance

March 20, 2015 9:00 am | by AAMI | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalized guidance that includes recommendations for writing clear reprocessing instructions for reusable medical devices. The document comes at a time of heightened interest in the sterility of...

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Infographic: The Intersection of Healthcare & IT

March 20, 2015 8:55 am | by University of Illinois at Chicago | Comments

Healthcare and information technology are two niches that have not traditionally been associated. However, with the evolution of the healthcare industry has come the need to be more efficient, affordable and effective. That’s where health...

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Ultrasound, Gold Nanoparticles, and Lasers Relieve Acne

March 19, 2015 2:28 pm | by Sonia Fernandez, University of California, Santa Barbara | Comments

Acne, a scourge of adolescence, may be about to meet its ultra high-tech match. By using a combination of ultrasound, gold-covered particles and lasers, researchers from UC Santa Barbara and the private medical device company Sebacia have...

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Using Tablets to Screen New or Expecting Moms for Perinatal Depression

March 19, 2015 2:21 pm | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Comments

Pregnant women and new mothers at one central Illinois public health clinic will soon receive depression screenings using mobile health - also called mHealth - technology. Researchers from the School of Social Work at the University of...

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Microfluidic Devices Can Sort Sperm Cells

March 19, 2015 2:15 pm | by Cell Press | Comments

For in vitro fertilization and other assisted reproductive technologies, selecting the healthiest and best swimming sperm from a sample of semen can dramatically increase success. Microfluidics--micro-scale technologies that were originally...

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Stem Cells Help Determine Rabies Resistance

March 19, 2015 2:05 pm | by Texas A&M AgriLife | Comments

Researchers at Texas A&M AgriLife Research have developed a new technology to determine sensitivity or resistance to rabies virus. "We were able to create a novel platform such that we could look at how pathogens, such as bacteria or virus...

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First Portable DNA Sequencing 'Laboratory'

March 19, 2015 1:55 pm | by The Genome Analysis Center | Comments

As one of the first research Institutes to take part in the MinION Access Programme (MAP) for portable DNA sequencing, introduced by Oxford Nanopore Technologies, The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC)'s task force share their experience of the ground...

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Becton Dickinson Completes Acquisition Of CareFusion

March 19, 2015 12:28 pm | by Becton Dickinson | Comments

Becton, Dickinson and Company ("BD") today announced that it completed its acquisition of CareFusion Corporation ("CareFusion") pursuant to the terms of its previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated October 5, 2014 (the "Merger...

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First Clinical Diagnostic Test for Lupus

March 19, 2015 12:25 pm | by IES Diagnostics, Inc. | Comments

IES Diagnostics, Inc. has identified the body’s unique, specific immune response (immune signature) for systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus), a chronic autoimmune disease affecting more than five million people. With this knowledge, IES...

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Infographic: Component Obsolescence in Medical Device Development

March 19, 2015 10:34 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske, & Eileen Whitmore | Comments

Once a medical device development project moves past a certain point, going back and making a change such as replacing a component due to it being phased out can be costly for the OEM. If the device has gone through regulatory review, it can add significant...

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Lack of Interoperability Contributes to Medical Errors

March 19, 2015 10:04 am | by AAMI | Comments

For years, healthcare technology professionals and patient safety organizations have decried the lack of medical device interoperability in hospitals. Now, another voice, nursing, is echoing the call for better interoperability, saying a lack...

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Photos of the Day: Fighting Malaria with MRI

March 19, 2015 9:54 am | by GE Reports | Comments

For the past three decades, osteopathic physician and malaria expert, Dr. Terrie Taylor, has made an annual pilgrimage from Michigan to Malawi in pursuit of an answer to a deadly puzzle. Each year, malaria claims the lives of 575,000 children...

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Robot Demonstrates Effect of Body Posture on Infant Learning

March 19, 2015 9:37 am | by Indiana University | Comments

An Indiana University cognitive scientist and collaborators have found that posture is critical in the early stages of acquiring new knowledge. The study, conducted by Linda Smith, a professor in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences'...

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mHealth App Ideal for Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Prevention

March 19, 2015 9:31 am | by The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth | Comments

Interviewing women at a breast-imaging center in an urban safety net institution before and after they used a "mHealth" mobile health app on a tablet, Elissa Ozanne, PhD from Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center and colleagues concluded that...

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