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Michigan Man Among 1st in U.S. to Get 'Bionic Eye'

April 23, 2014 | by Mike Householder, Associated Press | News | Comments

A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision. Diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa as a teenager, Pontz has been almost completely blind for years. Now, thanks to a high-tech procedure that involved the surgical implantation...

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Step into Virtual Reality with a Scalpel

April 23, 2014 2:33 pm | by Jason Orszt, Editorial Intern | Blogs | Comments

A matte black, cube-shaped room with the holographic projection of a cadaver at a surgeon’s disposal? That’s better than playing a turn at the classic board game “Operation.” Housed at the University of Michigan’s 3D Lab, the Michigan Immersive...

Personalized Surgery Tools Enable Surgeons to Operate on the Smallest Patients

April 23, 2014 2:25 pm | by 3D Systems | News | Comments

3D Systems announced today that its Medical ModelingVirtual Surgical Planning (VSP) technology - the combination of its production grade 3D printing and personalized surgery tools - has enabled surgeons to conduct complex surgical procedures...

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Airport Security-Style Technology Could Help Doctors Decide on Stroke Treatment

April 23, 2014 2:07 pm | by Imperial College of London | News | Comments

A new computer program could help doctors predict which patients might suffer potentially fatal side-effects from a key stroke treatment. The program, which assesses brain scans using pattern recognition software similar to that used in airport...

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Empowering the Disabled with Technology

April 23, 2014 1:45 pm | by Jessica Fujimori, MIT News Office | News | Comments

From Boston to Bangalore, MIT senior Priyanka Saha uses technology to empower people with disabilities. For as long as she can remember, Priyanka has been fascinated by the complex workings of life. “When I was really little, maybe 4, I remember...

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AdvaStim Enters Neuromodulation Device Market

April 23, 2014 12:17 pm | by AdvaStim Inc. | News | Comments

AdvaStim’s novel hardware and software platform gives developers capabilities to address current and emerging clinical indications. AdvaStim Inc., a leading developer of advanced technology platforms for neuromodulation therapies, announced...

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New Heart Assist Pump Allows Minimally Invasive Approach

April 23, 2014 11:33 am | by Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute | News | Comments

Sometimes smaller is better. This is especially true of left ventricular assist devices, the mechanically operated heart pumps that are implanted in heart failure patients to bridge them to transplantation. Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute...

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Collaboration Developing Hi-Res Camera for Oral Cancer Detection

April 23, 2014 11:19 am | by Roswell Park Cancer Institute | News | Comments

Biomedical, Inc., a leader in biophotonic diagnostics, is working with Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) to further enhance its flagship Zenascope product by adding a high-resolution camera to the system. The new device, designated the...

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New Technique Can Monitor a Protein’s Subcellular Travels

April 23, 2014 11:07 am | by Virginia Tech | News | Comments

In science, “simple and accessible detection methods that can rapidly screen a large cell population with the resolution of a single cell inside that population has been seriously lacking,” said Virginia Tech chemical engineer Chang Lu. In the Royal...

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Diagnosing in Earth’s Low Orbit

April 23, 2014 10:45 am | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

A new medical-testing device is being prepped to enter the battle against infectious disease. This instrument could improve diagnosis of certain diseases in remote areas, thanks in part to knowledge gained from a series of investigations...

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A Migraine Prevention Device for the Onset of Pain

April 23, 2014 10:22 am | by CEFALY Technology | News | Comments

After much anticipation, CEFALY Technology announced today that the Cefaly medical device for the preventative treatment for migraine headaches is available for purchase and delivery in the United States for patients with a medical...

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Photos of the Day: Restoring Sight in Michigan

April 23, 2014 10:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Roger Pontz wears special glasses that house a small video camera and transmitter. The glasses are part of a system developed by a California company that wirelessly transmits images from the camera, converted into a series of electrical...

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Microbiology and Advanced Tests Rank Highest in U.S.

April 23, 2014 10:11 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

Microbiology and advanced tests make up the best markets for IVD companies operating in the United States, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research publisher recently computed opportunity metrics based on its new report...

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Radiopaque Fillers: Making an Informed Decision

April 23, 2014 9:59 am | by Nick Norton, Inside Sales/Customer Service Representative, Compounding Solutions | Articles | Comments

Making the decision on a radiopaque filler to use in medical catheter tubing may not seem like a big deal, but the reality is that the choice you make can change the end result and properties. It is very important to know the differences between...

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Fitness Devices Impacting Employee Health According to Vitality Study

April 23, 2014 9:37 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

People of all ages, weight and gender are embracing wearable fitness devices offering real-time data to track their physical activity according to a three-year analysis from The Vitality Group, part of the world's first and largest incentive...

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Boston Scientific Begins Clinical Trial for Pacing Leads

April 23, 2014 9:24 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation has conducted the first implant in the clinical trial of the next generation ACUITY X4 left-ventricular (LV) pacing leads and RELIANCE 4-FRONT defibrillation (ICD) leads. The clinical trial is designed to establish...

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