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Atomic structure of key muscle component revealed in Penn study

July 25, 2014 | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Actin is the most abundant protein in the body, and when you look more closely at its fundamental role in life, it's easy to see why. It is the basis of most movement in the body, and all cells and components within them have the capacity to move: muscle contracting, heart beating, blood clotting, and nerve cells communicating....

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Beckman Coulter Diagnostics to Demonstrate Solutions at 2014 AACC Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo

July 25, 2014 11:24 am | News | Comments

Beckman Coulter Diagnostics will be featuring its latest solutions at the 2014 American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Annual Meeting and Clinical Lab Expo in Chicago, Ill., July 27-31, 2014. The Beckman Coulter Diagnostics booth themed, "New laboratory challenges require new thinking," will showcase

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3-D Printed Tissues Advance Stem Cell Research

July 25, 2014 11:00 am | by Michael Mullaney, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute | News | Comments

Tissue engineering and vascular biology expert Guohao Dai, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, recently won a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER) from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Dai will use the five-year, $440,000 grant to

Heart attack patients could be treated more quickly after Manchester research

July 25, 2014 10:47 am | by Manchester University | Product Releases | Comments

Clinical judgement, combined with an electrocardiogram (ECG) and blood test on arrival, is effective in reducing unnecessary hospital admissions for chest pain, a new study shows. The findings of a research group in Manchester, published in the Emergency Medicine Journal, could potentially make a huge difference to a large number of patients.

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UPMC-Developed Test Increases Odds of Correct Surgery for Thyroid Cancer Patients

July 25, 2014 10:00 am | by UPMC/University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences | News | Comments

Researchers have identified certain gene mutations that are indicative of an increased likelihood of thyroid cancer, and the molecular testing panel developed at UPMC can be run using the sample collected through the initial, minimally invasive biopsy, rather than a lobectomy. When the panel shows these mutations, a total thyroidectomy is advised.

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New imaging agent provides better picture of the gut

July 25, 2014 9:44 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A multi-institutional team of researchers has developed a new nanoscale agent for imaging the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This safe, noninvasive method for assessing the function and properties of the GI tract in real time could lead to better diagnosis and treatment of gut diseases.

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TGen-led study seeks to understand why some HIV-positive men are more infectious than others

July 25, 2014 9:18 am | by Translational Genomics Research Institute | News | Comments

A new study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) provides insights into the interplay among bacteria, viruses and the immune system during HIV infection. Currently, doctors measure HIV-positive men's infectivity - their potential to infect others - based on their blood viral load. However, some men produce large amounts of virus in their semen despite having low levels in their blood.

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Guided Therapeutics Files PMA Amendment with FDA for LuViva® Advanced Cervical Scan

July 25, 2014 8:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NORCROSS, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 25, 2014--Guided Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCBB: GTHP) (OTCQB: GTHP) today announced that it has filed an amendment to its premarket approval (PMA) application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the LuViva ® Advanced Cervical Scan. The filing...

Cybersecurity Services for Medical Devices

July 24, 2014 5:17 pm | by MDT Staff | Tuv Rheinland Of North America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TÜV Rheinland has introduced new security consulting and remediation services for medical device manufacturers to help enhance the security of their devices and fulfill the Federal Drug Administration’s recent guideline on cybersecurity of medical devices...

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Smart Lasers for Bioinstrumentation Feature Higher Power

July 24, 2014 4:51 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The new OBIS LG series of products from Coherent expands the company’s unique family of compact plug-and-play lasers to output powers as high as several Watts. This higher power provides higher signal to noise and/or shorter data acquisition times in bioinstrumentation applications...

Gene Changes in Breast Cancer Cells Pinpointed with New Computational Method

July 24, 2014 3:07 pm | by Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

Computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University, working with high-throughput data generated by breast cancer biologists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, have devised a computational method to determine how gene networks are...

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Test To Screen Donors of Blood, Tissues, and Organs for Hepatitis E Virus Receives CE Mark

July 24, 2014 2:27 pm | by Grifols | News | Comments

Grifols, one of the world’s leading companies in the plasma-derived biological medicines and transfusion medicine sectors, has announced CE mark for the Procleix HEV assay. The test, developed in collaboration with Hologic, Inc. (HOLX)...

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FDA 510(k) Clearance for Philips’ Ultra Mobile VISIQ Ultrasound System

July 24, 2014 12:15 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Royal Philips has announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market its innovative ultra mobile ultrasound system, VISIQ, in the U.S. VISIQ is the first Philips ultrasound system to combine...

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New Device Detects Deadly Lung Disease

July 24, 2014 12:00 pm | by University of Exeter | News | Comments

A scientist from the University of Exeter has developed a simple, cheap and highly accurate device for diagnosing a frequently fatal lung disease which attacks immune deficient individuals such as cancer patients and bone marrow transplant...

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Natural Products from Plants Protect Skin During Cancer Radiotherapy

July 24, 2014 11:48 am | by Inderscience Publishers | News | Comments

Radiotherapy for cancer involves exposing the patient or their tumor more directly to ionizing radiation, such as gamma rays or X-rays. The radiation damages the cancer cells irreparably. Unfortunately, such radiation is also harmful to...

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Laser Therapy for Treatment of Transected Sciatic Nerve

July 24, 2014 11:38 am | by Neural Regeneration Research | News | Comments

Researchers at Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, led by Prof. Liu, Dr. Shen and Mrs. Yang have developed a biodegradable nerve conduit containing genipin-cross-linked gelatin was annexed using beta-tricalcium...

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