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More Targeted Form of Radiation Improves Survival in Patients with Head, Neck Cancers

January 13, 2014 10:38 am | by University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center | News | Comments

Patients with cancers of the head and neck who received intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) - a technology designed to more precisely target cancer cells and spare nearby tissue - experienced improved outcomes, as well as reduced...

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Photos of the Day: Artificial Bone Marrow

January 13, 2014 10:30 am | by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Artificial bone marrow may be used to reproduce hematopoietic stem cells. A prototype has now been developed by scientists of KIT, the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart, and Tübingen University. The porous structure...

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Researchers Develop Artificial Bone Marrow

January 13, 2014 10:29 am | by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Artificial bone marrow may be used to reproduce hematopoietic stem cells. A prototype has now been developed by scientists of KIT, the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Stuttgart, and Tübingen University. The porous structure...

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Ultrasound Directed to the Human Brain Can Boost Sensory Performance

January 13, 2014 10:11 am | by Virginia Tech | News | Comments

Whales, bats, and even praying mantises use ultrasound as a sensory guidance system — and now a new study has found that ultrasound can modulate brain activity to heighten sensory perception in humans. Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute...

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Green Park Collaborative to Develop Evidence Standards for Next Generation Sequencing-Based Testing in Oncology

January 13, 2014 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Green Park Collaborative, sponsored by the Center for Medical Technology Policy (CMTP), today launched a new effort to develop methodological guidance on the kinds of evidence needed to evaluate promising tests in the rapidly developing...

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St. Jude Medical beats guidance with Q4 prelims

January 13, 2014 9:03 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical said it's likely to top the high end of its 4th-quarter outlook for both sales and earnings, predicting 4% revenue growth and a bottom-line gain of as much as 154% for the 3 months ended Dec. 28, 2013, compared with the same...

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BioTime Reports Results of Clinical Safety Trial of Renevia

January 13, 2014 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BioTime, Inc. today announced the completion of a safety trial evaluating Renevia ™, a proprietary injectable matrix designed to facilitate the stable engraftment of transplanted cells, and the results of that study. The ten healthy volunteers...

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RTI Surgical Announces Agreement to Supply Complete Surgical Specialties Portfolio to Yankee Alliance Members

January 13, 2014 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

RTI Surgical Inc., a leading global surgical implant company, announced a new agreement with Yankee Alliance, a group purchasing organization with more than 14,700 members. The agreement covers RTI’s complete line of surgical specialties implants...

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MolecularHealth Registers for Medical Device Accreditation in Germany

January 13, 2014 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MolecularHealth GmbH, the European arm of MolecularHealth, announced today that it formally started the registration of its proprietary oncology treatment decision support software as a medical device with DIMDI, the German Institute of Medical...

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NaturalNano Sells Two Non-Strategic Patents to GND Engineering to Enable Commercialization Opportunities

January 13, 2014 8:48 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NaturalNano, Inc. announced today that it had sold two US Patents to GND Engineering, PLLC of West Henrietta, NY. The patents relate to the creation and use of ultracapacitators formed by utilizing mineral Microtubes. NNAN will receive an upfront...

Medtronic's miss muddles the renal denervation landscape

January 13, 2014 7:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medtech titan Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) rocked the renal denervation world when it reported earlier this month that it's bellwether Symplicity clinical trial failed to meet efficacy expectations when compared to a sham control arm. Physicians and...

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2014 Beauty Breakthrough -- Age-Defying Laser brings professional, anti-aging treatments into the home for the first time

January 13, 2014 7:13 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Tria Beauty, Inc., the world leader in at-home laser skincare treatments, announced today the launch of its Age-Defying Laser in the United States. The Age-Defying Laser was recently cleared by the FDA for the treatment of multiple signs of...

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TransEnterix Enters Next Phase of Development of SurgiBot System

January 13, 2014 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

TransEnterix, Inc., a medical device company that is pioneering the use of flexible instruments and robotics to improve minimally invasive surgery, today announced that multiple surgeons have used SurgiBot, the company’s patient-side minimally invasive...

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Nearly 30 device makers pledge to share data to make patients safer

January 12, 2014 5:49 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The growing Patients Safety Movement has more than doubled its commitments from medtech companies over the course of a single year, with nearly 30 companies promising so far to make the data gathered by their devices available to anyone...

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Philips Healthcare signs Patient Safety Movement's data openness pledge

January 12, 2014 4:20 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Technology giant Philips Healthcare is 1 of the newest companies pledging to open up the data gathered by its medical devices in the interest of patient safety, MassDevice.com learned today. Philips Healthcare Patient Care & Clinical...

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