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Google Working on Pill That Searches for Illnesses

October 29, 2014 10:20 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google is working on a cancer-detecting pill in its latest effort to push the boundaries of technology. Still in the experimental stage, the pill is packed with tiny magnetic particles, which can travel through a patient's bloodstream, search for malignant cells...

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Improving the Diagnosis of Heart Disease

October 29, 2014 9:50 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Officials at a life sciences startup based on a Purdue University innovation say their company could help cardiologists improve the diagnosis of heart disease, which the World Health Organization listed as the leading cause of death in the world in 2012...

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Panasonic Introduces Pin Shaped Lithium Ion Battery

October 28, 2014 4:10 pm | by Panasonic Corporation | News | Comments

Panasonic Corporation has announced that it has developed a pin shaped Lithium Ion battery (CG-320, nominal capacity 13mAh) with a diameter of 3.5mm and a weight of 0.6g. This battery is suitable for powering small devices such as wearable devices...

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Quantum Medical Concepts to Provide $100,000 in Startup Funding

October 28, 2014 4:04 pm | by Quantum Medical Concepts | News | Comments

Quantum Medical Concepts, a new partnership between the Michigan State Medical Society and Common Wealth Enterprises to provide early-stage funding for developing medical advances in Michigan, announced that it will make its first investment in Advanced Amputee Solutions...

New Surgical Device Improves Targeting of Radiation Therapy

October 28, 2014 3:57 pm | by Focal Therapeutics, Inc. | News | Comments

A new surgical device enables breast cancer patients to be treated with dramatically improved targeting (precision) of radiation when being treated for breast cancer. Findings were presented at the 18th SIS World Congress on Breast Healthcare...

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Photos of the Day: Medication Management with the Amiko Inhaler

October 28, 2014 3:46 pm | by Amiko | News | Comments

Amiko, a unique wearable activity tracker that actually wraps around medicine packaging, launches to tackle non-adherent behavior as it happens. While other solutions are either smartphone apps which rely on patients to accurately and consistently report...

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Wearable Activity Tracker Improves Medication Adherence

October 28, 2014 1:49 pm | by Amiko | News | Comments

One of healthcare’s biggest concerns is the discrepancy between potentially achievable success rates and the actual treatment success rates when it comes to patients. Studies show that something as simple as getting patients to take their meds, on time...

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The 2020 Vision: Graphene’s Impact on Heart Health and Other Diseases

October 28, 2014 1:31 pm | by Victoria Tsai, Graphene Frontiers | Blogs | Comments

There’s a better way to monitor and track heart health. Medical practitioners have vocalized it, scientists understand this, and together many forward-thinking people are working to improve early detection of heart and other diseases...

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Robotically Assisted Bypass Surgery Reduces Complications, Cuts Recovery

October 28, 2014 12:29 pm | by Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada | News | Comments

Robotically assisted coronary artery bypass grafting surgery is a rapidly evolving technology that shortens hospital stays and reduces the need for blood products, while decreasing recovery times, making the procedure safer and less risky, says a study presented...

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Many Home Blood Pressure Monitors May Be Inaccurate

October 28, 2014 12:21 pm | by American Society of Nephrology | News | Comments

Home blood pressure monitors may be inaccurate in up to 15% of patients, according to a study that will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2014 November 11¬–16 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA. Major guidelines recommend...

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Winning Innovators Announced in Pediatric Medical Device Competition

October 28, 2014 10:57 am | by Children's National Health System | News | Comments

Two pediatric medical device innovators, Velano Vascular and REBIScan, were selected from eight finalists to each receive a $50,000 award in a competition held by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children's National Health System as part of its second...

Creating Medical Devices with Dissolvable Metal

October 28, 2014 10:55 am | by University of Pittsburgh | News | Comments

University of Pittsburgh researchers recently received another $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to continue a combined multi-university, private-industry effort to develop implantable medical devices made from biodegradable metals...

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HotSpot Episode 86: A Mouthguard that Detects Head Injuries

October 28, 2014 10:28 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HotSpot, a motorcycle helmet that makes riders more visible; a mouthguard that indicates when a player should be pulled from a game; predicting landslides with optical fiber sensors; and sweat sensors that eliminate blood screenings...                              

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World's First Biometric Health Monitoring Device

October 28, 2014 10:14 am | by Sensogram Technologies | News | Comments

Most people don’t have the time to measure and record their heart rate, blood pressure and other vital signs before and after each workout. SensoTRACK is intended for active people seeking to get the most out of their fitness and well-being routines. It continuously tracks 4 vital signs...

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Streamlined Process for Wire-Reinforced Catheters and Delivery Devices

October 28, 2014 8:30 am | by Ronelle Decker, Market Development Manager, Avalon Laboratories | Avalon Laboratories, LLC | Articles | Comments

Balloon catheters, stent and stent delivery systems, atherectomy, and occlusion and neurovascular catheters, as well as other catheter-based devices, advance over a guide wire until it reaches the stenosis, obstruction, or stent delivery site...

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