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Research Applied – Enhancing Healthcare with Test Equipment

March 24, 2014 8:20 am | by Dipl.-Ing. Andrej Mahr, Applications Engineer, MTS Systems Corp. | Mts Systems Corp. | Articles | Comments

Spinal trauma has significant impacts on quality of life for patients requiring surgical treatment. Therefore, ensuring the best technology and techniques are utilized for an improved level of care is paramount. In this article, MTS helps...

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A Brief History Lesson on Obama and Companion Diagnostics

March 21, 2014 4:12 pm | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

About eight years ago, a little known junior U.S. senator from a midwestern state introduced a bill called the Genomics and Personalized Medicine Act of 2006. In this bill, the senator proposed to increase funding for research on genomics...

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A New Way to Make Muscle Cells from Human Stem Cells

March 21, 2014 2:27 pm | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

As stem cells continue their gradual transition from the lab to the clinic, a research group at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has discovered a new way to make large concentrations of skeletal muscle cells and muscle progenitors from...

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This App Could Prevent 1,600 Deaths Every Day

March 21, 2014 2:16 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor, ECN | Blogs | Comments

The move towards mobile medicine is pretty incredible in a few different ways. For one, it offers an aging population — in the U.S. it’s the baby boomers — an option for treatment that doesn’t involve more doctor’s offices or hospitals than...

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Detecting Neurodegenerative Disease Symptoms at Home

March 21, 2014 11:56 am | by Elhuyar Fundazioa | News | Comments

The world population is rapidly ageing, which means the number of disabled and dependent people is increasing since these rates increase with age, particularly after the age of 80. This is the context in which the Tecnalia centre for applied...

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New Method Can Diagnose a Feared Form of Cancer

March 21, 2014 11:46 am | by University of Gothenburg | News | Comments

Pancreatic cancer is often detected at a late stage, which results in poor prognosis and limited treatment options. Researchers at The University od Gothenburg, Sweden, have now developed a method which identifies the cancer’s visible precursors...

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Computers See Through Faked Expressions of Pain Better Than People

March 21, 2014 11:35 am | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

A joint study by researchers at the University of California San Diego and the University of Toronto has found that a computer system spots real or faked expressions of pain more accurately than people can.The work, titled "Automatic Decoding...

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Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Dances Again

March 21, 2014 11:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Despite losing part of her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombing last year, a professional dancer is back on stage. Adrianne Haslet-Davis, 33, from Boston, performed for first time since the being injured on Wednesday at the 2014 TED... 

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Photos of the Day: Dancing to Recovery

March 21, 2014 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Adrianne Haslet-Davis performs on stage with dancer Christian Lightner at the 2014 TED Conference, Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Haslet-Davis took to the stage to perform for the first time since losing part of...

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Discovery of Giant Macrophages in the Blood of Cancer Patients

March 21, 2014 10:41 am | by Creatv MicroTech | News | Comments

Creatv MicroTech, Inc. collaborates with cancer researchers from a number of universities to study circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the blood of cancer patients. When cancers become advanced, tumor cells from the primary tumor can enter...

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Suit Charges St. Jude Riata Heart Lead Is a Defective Device

March 21, 2014 10:27 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Fabrice N. Vincent and Wendy R. Fleishman of the national plaintiffs’ law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, have announced that Robert Loiseau of Southampton, Pennsylvania, has filed a personal injury lawsuit against St. Jude...

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Researchers Develop a Novel Antibacterial Orthodontic Bracket Cement

March 21, 2014 10:13 am | by International & American Associations for Dental Research | News | Comments

At the 43rd Annual Meeting & Exhibition of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR), held in conjunction with the 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research, Mary Anne Sampaio de Melo, from the University...

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Philips to Establish Research & Innovation Hub in Africa

March 21, 2014 9:57 am | by Philips | News | Comments

Royal Philips has announced the establishment of its Africa Innovation Hub in Nairobi, Kenya, which underlines the company’s commitment to invest in Africa. The Philips Africa Innovation Hub will work both on the creation of new inventions...

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UC Davis Faculty Drive Efforts to Improve CT Safety

March 21, 2014 9:44 am | by UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center | News | Comments

UC Davis clinicians and physicists have recommended new strategies to make computed tomography (CT) safer, including adoption of a new metric for dose measurement, ways to manage exposure protocols that differ by CT brand and specific...  

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Bedside Optical Monitoring Device Shows Promise for Individualized Care in Stroke Patients

March 21, 2014 9:42 am | by Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

Using a University of Pennsylvania-designed device to noninvasively and continuously monitor cerebral blood flow (CBF) in acute stroke patients, researchers from Penn Medicine and the Department of Physics & Astronomy in Penn Arts and...

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