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New protein structure could help treat Alzheimer's, related diseases

July 29, 2014 | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

There is no cure for Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, but the research community is one step closer to finding treatment. University of Washington bioengineers have a designed a peptide structure that can stop the harmful changes of the body's normal proteins into a state that's linked to widespread diseases such as ...

CareDx Presents Cell-Free DNA Biomarker Results in Heart and Kidney Transplant Recipients

July 29, 2014 2:49 pm | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

CareDx, Inc. announced the results of its cohort studies of blood samples from the multicenter CARGO and CARGO II heart transplant observational studies, and from the KARGO kidney transplant study during a presentation today at The World Transplant Congress in San Francisco, CA.

Health law expert: Under-regulated 'mHealth' industry could create 'Wild West' market

July 29, 2014 2:41 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Smart phones and mobile devices are on the cusp of revolutionizing health care, armed with mobile health ("mHealth") apps capable of providing everything from cardiac measurements to sonograms. While tremendous potential exists to broaden access to medical treatment and control costs, several health law experts say in a just-published New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) report that more oversight is needed by ...

Study helps compare risks of treatments for early esophageal cancer

July 29, 2014 2:13 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A new study, published in the July, 2014, issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute by Northwestern Medicine® researchers, sheds new light on the risks associated with the growing popularity of endoscopic resection in the treatment of localized, early-stage esophageal cancer. Researchers found that ...

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Medtronic Receives FDA Approval for PRESTIGE LP Cervical Disc System

July 29, 2014 2:02 pm | by Medtronic, Inc. | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the PRESTIGE® LP Cervical Disc System for the treatment of single-level cervical disc disease (radiculopathy and/or myelopathy). The PRESTIGE® LP Cervical Disc is the third clinically proven artificial cervical disc in the Medtronic portfolio and ...

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NORVISION Announces First Successful Implementation of Multimedia Screens in Radiation-Rich Environments

July 29, 2014 1:56 pm | News | Comments

NORVISIONannounced its successful implementation of the NORVISION "Skylite" In-ceiling Video-wall. Installed in Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center's radiation rooms, the recessed ceiling screens project calming imagery and serene videos to patients receiving radiation therapy.

New Technology May Improve Visualization Of The Brain During Stroke Treatment

July 29, 2014 1:28 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New technology in the form of a magnetically-assisted remote-controlled catheter (MARC) which could allow physicians to see and assess brain tissue more clearly while treating a stroke may hold promise, according to...

Surgical Navigation Systems Market Expected to Reach USD 295.5 Million Globally in 2020: Transparency Market Research

July 29, 2014 12:35 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

ALBANY, New York, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Surgical Navigation Systems Market (Neurosurgical Navigation Systems, ENT Navigation Systems and Orthopedic Navigation Systems) - Global Industry Analysis, Size,...

Mauna Kea Technologies Receives 510(K) Regulatory Clearance from U.S. FDA for New Cellvizio System Functioning in a near-Infrared Wavelength

July 29, 2014 12:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 29, 2014--Regulatory News: Mauna Kea Technologies (Paris:MKEA) (NYSE Euronext: MKEA, FR0010609263), a leader in the optical biopsy market, announced today it has received 501(k) regulatory clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) (510(k)...

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Durable, Colorable, Elastomers Are Proven Safe for Skin Contact in Wearable Electronics

July 29, 2014 11:43 am | Dow Corning Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Dow Corning announced that its TPSiV 4000 and TPSiV 4200 Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs) have been shown to be safe for skin contact applications in two independent medical test protocols. The results offer strong independent validation that these industry-leading materials are an excellent option for skin-safe wearable electronics applications, such as wrist bands for smart watches and fitness trackers, as well as for device accessories such as ear buds.

Generating a genome to feed the world: UA-led team sequences African rice

July 29, 2014 10:34 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

An international team of researchers led by the University of Arizona has sequenced the complete genome of African rice. The genetic information will enhance scientists' and agriculturalists' understanding of the growing patterns of African rice, as well as enable the development of new rice varieties that are better able to cope with increasing environmental stressors to help solve global hunger challenges.

KPL Expands BacTrace Line

July 29, 2014 8:35 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

MILFORD, Mass., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- KPL, a SeraCare Company, today announced the addition of three new products to its growing line of BacTrace antibodies: BacTrace® Antibody Coated Latex Beads, BacTrace® STEC Antibodies, and BacTrace® Salmonella CSA-Plus...

Health Catalyst Adds Keynote Speakers, New Sessions, and Expands Attendee Limit for Healthcare Analytics Summit 2014

July 29, 2014 8:35 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

SALT LAKE CITY, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Healthcare Analytics Summit 2014 (HAS '14) at The Grand American Hotel in Salt Lake City, Sept. 24-25 has added four keynote speakers representing some of most respected healthcare organizations in the U.S. and beyond.  HAS '14,...

The Kansas City Metropolitan Physician Association and ALR Technologies Announce Diabetes Management Partnership

July 29, 2014 8:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ALR Technologies Inc. (OTCQB: ALRT), the chronic care medical device company, announced a commercial partnership with the Kansas City Metropolitan Physician Association (KCMPA), one of the nation's premier Accountable Care Organizations (ACO)(1). Under the agreement, KCMPA, which has made...

Zenosense, Inc. Begins Development of Lung Cancer Detection Device

July 29, 2014 8:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Zenosense, Inc. (OTCQB: ZENO) ("Zenosense", the "Company"), a healthcare technology company primarily focused on developing and marketing a device to detect the MRSA "Super-Bug," is pleased to announce that it has expanded its development...

Cepheid Reports China Installed Base Close To 1,000 GeneXpert Systems

July 29, 2014 7:31 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the recent completion of a record shipment of 774 GeneXpert systems to a single country in one quarter, Cepheid (Nasdaq: CPHD) today applauded groundbreaking tuberculosis programs in China where more than a million new cases of...

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