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Blood Test Predicts Prognosis for Traumatic Brain Injuries

July 30, 2015 10:11 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

A new blood test could help emergency room doctors quickly diagnose traumatic brain injury and determine its severity. The findings, published July 10 in the Journal of Neurotrauma, could help identify patients who might benefit from extra...

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Respiration Monitoring Enabled with Radio Frequency Tech

July 30, 2015 10:05 am | by Kjetil Meisal, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Novelda AS | Articles | Comments

Respiration rate and respiration patterns are considered vital indicators for many medical conditions and they require accurate, dependable monitoring data. Respiration rate — the number of breaths a person takes per minute — is best measured when...

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Identifying Biomarkers Key to Early Intervention in Alzheimer's Disease

July 29, 2015 9:57 am | by University of Kentucky | News | Comments

Although the term didn’t surface until the 1980’s, the concept of biomarkers has been around for almost a century. Today, doctors routinely test blood for signs of anemia or the antigen associated with prostate cancer. Urine samples can hint at...

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World's First Bilateral Hand Transplant on Child

July 29, 2015 9:44 am | by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia | News | Comments

Surgeons at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) joined with colleagues from Penn Medicine recently to complete the world's first bilateral hand transplant on a child. Earlier this month, the surgical team successfully transplanted...

Artificial Fractal-Based Implants Could Restore Sight to the Blind

July 29, 2015 9:35 am | by University of Oregon | News | Comments

Richard Taylor's vision of using artificial fractal-based implants to restore sight to the blind — part of a far-reaching concept that won an innovation award this year from the White House — is now covered under a broad U.S. patent. The patent...

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NIST Seeks Comments on Guide for Mobile Device Security

July 29, 2015 9:13 am | by AAMI | News | Comments

A non-regulatory federal agency that develops technology measurements and standards is seeking public comments on a proposed guide that seeks to show healthcare providers how they can make mobile devices more secure and protect patient information...

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Are We in the Golden Age of Medical Devices?

July 29, 2015 8:30 am | by Jon Speer, Co-Founder & VP of QA/RA, greenlight.guru | Blogs | Comments

Right now, the medical device industry is in a “golden age.” Yes, it’s true that the high water mark for investment funding for this industry was in 2007. 2014 was the best year for med device investment funding since 2007. Despite an improved...

Nanopositioning Piezo Drive

July 28, 2015 4:11 pm | by Aerotech, Inc. | Aerotech, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Ensemble QDe is a high-performance desktop nanopositioning piezo drive designed for seamless use with the Ensemble family of drives and controllers. The QDe connects to any Ensemble controller network enabling coordinated motion between piezo stages and servo axes at much higher rates than other...

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Study of Deep Brain Stimulation for Depression Fails to Demonstrate Efficacy

July 28, 2015 1:57 pm | by Elsevier | News | Comments

Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide, and treatment-resistant symptoms of depression have a terrible personal and societal cost. They can devastate lives, careers, and families. Some severely ill patients may be unable to attend...

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First U.S. Implantation of Medtronic TAVR Device Since FDA Approval

July 28, 2015 11:55 am | by NYU Langone Medical Center | News | Comments

NYU Langone Medical Center this week became the first academic medical center in the United States to implant a newly FDA-approved heart valve for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in patients with severe aortic stenosis. Aortic...

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Movement Tracking Tech Sheds Light on Speech Disorders in Children

July 28, 2015 11:41 am | by New York University | News | Comments

Facial motion capture – the same technology used to develop realistic computer graphics in video games and movies – has been used to identify differences between children with childhood apraxia of speech and those with other types of speech...

Take a Deep Breath with a New, Gentle Inhaler

July 28, 2015 11:27 am | by Luis Tissone, Director of Life Sciences, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions | Trelleborg Sealing Solutions | Articles | Comments

With metered-dose inhalers, prevision is paramount, in terms of both medication delivery and the technology involved in creating the product. A device from Boehringer Ingelheim is a leap forward on both scores. Anyone who’s ever taken medication...

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Technology Enabes Epigenomic Analysis with only 100 Cells

July 28, 2015 11:24 am | by Virginia Tech | News | Comments

A new technology that will dramatically enhance investigations of epigenomes, the machinery that turns on and off genes and a very prominent field of study in diseases such as stem cell differentiation, inflammation and cancer, is reported...

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Flexible Future of Point-of-Care Disease Diagnostics

July 28, 2015 11:04 am | by Technische Universitaet Dresden | News | Comments

The world-wide deployment of biomedical devices for health monitoring, point-of-care diagnostics and environmental sensing is hampered by their high cost that is not readily affordable for e.g. developing countries. The primary task is therefore...

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3D-Printed Smartphone-Based Device Reads Diagnostic Tests Quickly and Accurately

July 28, 2015 10:42 am | by Shaun Mason, UCLA | News | Comments

Enzyme-linked immunosorbant assay, or ELISA, is a diagnostic tool that identifies antigens such as viruses and bacteria in blood samples. ELISA can detect a number of diseases, including HIV, West Nile virus and hepatitis B, and it is widely...

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