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New Way to Predict Prognosis in Patients with Heart Failure

December 16, 2013 12:16 pm | by George Washington University | News | Comments

Researchers at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have identified a new method to determine whether a patient’s heart will fail, which in the future...

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Timing Is Everything in New Nanotechnology for Medicine

December 16, 2013 12:08 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers working to advance imaging useful to medicine and security are capitalizing on the same phenomenon behind the lingering "ghost" image that appeared on old television screens. A team of researchers from Purdue University and... 

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Study Breaks Blood-Brain Barriers to Understanding Alzheimer’s

December 16, 2013 11:51 am | by NIH | News | Comments

A study in mice shows how a breakdown of the brain’s blood vessels may amplify or cause problems associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The results published in Nature Communications suggest that blood vessel cells called pericytes may provide...

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NIH and NFL Tackle Concussion Research

December 16, 2013 11:47 am | by NIH | News | Comments

The National Institutes of Health has selected eight projects to receive support to answer some of the most fundamental problems on traumatic brain injury, including understanding long-term effects of repeated head injuries and improving...

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New Graphene Treatment Could Unleash New Uses

December 16, 2013 11:31 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Graphene, a two-dimensional array of carbon atoms, has shown great promise for a variety of applications, but for many suggested uses the material requires treatments that can be expensive and difficult to apply predictably. Now, a team of...

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Smartphone Users Take Lifesaving Selfies

December 16, 2013 11:05 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

With a new smartphone device, you can now take an accurate iPhone camera selfie that could save your life – it reads your cholesterol level in about a minute. Forget those clumsy, complicated, home cholesterol-testing devices. Cornell engineers...

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New FDA Cleared Theradome™ Laser Therapy Helmet is a Validated Hair Loss Treatment Created by Former NASA Scientist

December 16, 2013 10:17 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Theradome, developers of the first clinical-level laser hair restoration product, today announced the launch of the Theradome Laser Helmet LH80 PRO, the first FDA and over-the-counter cleared, wearable laser hair restoration treatment. The...

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Engineers Make Strides Toward Artificial Cartilage

December 16, 2013 10:03 am | by Jeni Baker, Duke University | News | Comments

A Duke research team has developed a better recipe for synthetic replacement cartilage in joints. Combining two innovative technologies they each helped develop, lead authors Farshid Guilak, a professor of orthopedic surgery and biomedical...

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Photos of the Day: Artificial Cartilage

December 16, 2013 10:03 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

A closer look at the scaffolding integrated with Xuanhe Zhao’s hydrogel. The composite material, formed through a process comparable to pouring concrete over a steel framework, may be a serviceable synthetic replacement for the load-bearing...

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Biomarker Market for Diagnostic Applications Expected to Reach $30.6 Billion by 2020

December 16, 2013 9:43 am | by Allied Market Research | News | Comments

According to a new report titled "Biomarkers Market (Diagnostic Applications in Risk Assessment, Molecular Diagnostics, Disease Diagnosis, Drug Discovery & Development, Drug Formulation, Forensic Applications and Others) - Global Industry...

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Unilife Signs Agreement with Global Pharmaceutical Company Seeking to Use Ocu-Ject™ to Deliver a Drug into the Eye

December 16, 2013 9:30 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Unilife Corporation today announced the signing of an agreement with a global pharmaceutical company seeking to use the Unilife Ocu-ject ocular drug delivery system to deliver a target injectable therapy into the eye. The identity of the global...

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Siemens Enters Into Master Agreement With Pfizer for Companion Diagnostics

December 16, 2013 9:18 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Today, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc. announces that it has entered into a master collaboration agreement with Pfizer Inc. to design, develop and commercialize diagnostic tests for therapeutic products across Pfizer’s pipeline. Under...

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DePuy Synthes Trauma Launches Radial Head Prosthesis System in the U.S.

December 13, 2013 7:15 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

DePuy Synthes Trauma announces that it is launching the new Radial Head Prosthesis System for primary and revision joint replacement of the radial head to restore joint function. The System offers several benefits over current technologies...

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Metric Shaft Collars Expanded Line Features New Components

December 13, 2013 4:40 pm | by MDT Staff | Stafford Manufacturing Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

An expanded line of metric shaft collars including couplings and mounting components offered in a full range of standard sizes and styles is being introduced by Stafford Manufacturing. Stafford Metric Shaft Components features more than 500 standard parts including...

All Programmable SoC/Analog Devices Software-Defined Radio Kits

December 13, 2013 4:31 pm | by MDT Staff | Avnet Electronics Marketing, Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Avnet Electronics Marketing released two kits designed by Avnet experts, the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC / AD9361 Software-Defined Radio Evaluation Kit and the Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC / AD9361 Software-Defined Radio Systems Development Kit.

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