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App May Prevent Parkinson's Patients' Dangerous Gait Freezing

June 26, 2015 11:47 am | by American Friends of Tel Aviv University | News | Comments

Many patients in the latter stage of Parkinson's disease are at high risk of dangerous, sometimes fatal, falls. One major reason is the disabling symptom referred to as Freezing of Gait (FoG) -- brief episodes of an inability to step forward...

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Delivering Drugs to the Right Place

June 26, 2015 11:43 am | by University of California - Santa Barbara | News | Comments

For the 12 million people worldwide who suffer from polycystic kidney disease (PKD), an inherited disorder with no known cure, a new treatment option may be on the horizon. PKD is a condition in which clusters of benign cysts develop within...

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Ball Screw Lubricant

June 26, 2015 11:20 am | by NOOK Industries, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Nook Industries, an innovator of linear motion components and systems, offers E-900 ball screw lubricant for use on any of its ball screw products, such as ball screw assemblies, ActionJac ball screw jacks and...

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Thermoplastic Versa Rack

June 26, 2015 11:20 am | by NEXEN GROUP, INC. | Product Releases | Comments

Nexen Group, Inc. introduces the Versa thermoplastic rack –an alternative to traditional metal racks that delivers high corrosion resistance and durability, low maintenance requirements, medium accuracy and...

Computer Simulation Predicts Development, Progress of Pressure Sores

June 26, 2015 10:25 am | by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have devised a computational model that could enhance understanding, diagnosis and treatment of pressure ulcers related to spinal cord injury. In a report published online in PLOS...

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First Heart Model 3D Printed Using Multiple Imaging Techniques

June 26, 2015 9:48 am | by Spectrum Health | News | Comments

Congenital heart experts from Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital have successfully integrated two common imaging techniques to produce a three-dimensional anatomic model of a patient’s heart. The 3D model printing of patients'...

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Securing Medical Devices, Solving the Challenge of the Weakest Link

June 26, 2015 9:40 am | by Alan Grau, President and Co-Founder, Icon Labs | Articles | Comments

Despite the fact that patient privacy and data security has been a top priority for the medical industry since the passage of the HIPPA data privacy act in 1996, hackers continue to find ways to infiltrate hospital networks and steal patient data...

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DNA Shed from Head and Neck Tumors Detected in Blood and Saliva

June 26, 2015 9:15 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

On the hunt for better cancer screening tests, Johns Hopkins scientists led a proof of principle study that successfully identified tumor DNA shed into the blood and saliva of 93 patients with head and neck cancer. A report on the findings is...

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Students' Designs Give Artifical Limbs a New 'Skin'

June 26, 2015 8:59 am | by Kansas State University | News | Comments

A project by Kansas State University interior architecture & product design students is giving individuals with prosthetic limbs a chance to add some personality to their prosthetic and show the students that their discipline goes beyond creating...

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Green Light Shining Glasses May Solve Insomnia

June 26, 2015 8:55 am | by University at Buffalo | News | Comments

When you're having trouble sleeping, light is the last thing you assume you need. But according to a pilot study attempting to solve insomnia among lung cancer patients led by University at Buffalo sleep researcher Grace Dean, light may just be...

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World's Smallest Pacemaker Wins Top European Innovation Award for 2015

June 26, 2015 8:42 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic plc today (24 June) announced that its Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS) has won the top innovation award for practice improvement at EHRA EUROPACE-CARDIOSTIM 2015 in Milan. The award is selected by an international panel of...

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Growing Neurons in 3D for Parkinson's Research

June 26, 2015 8:38 am | by University of Luxembourg | News | Comments

The progressive loss of neurons in the brain of Parkinson's patients is slow yet inexorable. So far, there are no drugs that can halt this insidious process. Researchers at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of...

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Flamingo in Brazilian Zoo Gets Artificial Leg

June 26, 2015 8:34 am | by Stan Lehman, Associated Press | News | Comments

A pink flamingo in Brazil has gotten a new leg to stand on — an artificial one. Zookeepers at a zoo in southeastern Brazil said this week they think it's the first time a flamingo has used a prosthetic leg. The 6-year-old Chilean flamingo at the...

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Intragastric Balloon Proves Positive Weight Loss Results

June 25, 2015 3:38 pm | by Rebecca Rudolph, Editor, Surgical Products | Articles | Comments

As a gastroenterologist and advanced endoscopist, Dr. Barham Abu Dayyeh said when he chose his specialty, it was because he saw how much he could help people. With about a third of the country being labeled as obese by the Centers of Disease...

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Sprayable Foam Slows Bleeding

June 25, 2015 3:13 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Using a material derived from crustacean shells, scientists have now developed a foam that can be sprayed onto an open wound to stop the bleeding. They report their successful tests on pigs in the journal ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering...

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