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Simple Test Can Indicate Cervical Cancer

January 9, 2014 2:49 pm | by Gary Mans, University of Louisville | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Louisville have confirmed that using the heat profile from a person’s blood, called a plasma thermogram, can serve as an indicator for the presence or absence of cervical cancer, including the stage of cancer...


Sleep Sensor and Wellness Coaching App at CES

January 9, 2014 2:33 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Beddit, makers of wireless sleep tracking equipment used by professionals worldwide, has scaled up manufacturing of its best-selling sleep sensor and wellness coaching app and will be showcasing them at the 2014 International Consumer...   


Video Game-Based Physical Therapy Platform Demo at CES

January 9, 2014 2:30 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

SMK Electronics, a division of SMK Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of remote controls and consumer electronics accessories, has announced that it will demonstrate a new video game-based Physical Therapy platform utilizing...


Eye-Catching Electronics Enable Wearable Devices

January 9, 2014 2:15 pm | by Peter Rüegg, ETH Zurich | News | Comments

Researchers at ETH are developing electronic components that are thinner and more flexible than before. They can even be wrapped around a single hair without damaging the electronics. This opens up new possibilities for ultra-thin, transparent...


A New Pathway for Neuron Repair Is Discovered

January 9, 2014 2:05 pm | by Penn State | News | Comments

Penn State University molecular biologists have discovered a brand-new pathway for repairing nerve cells that could have implications for faster and improved healing. The researchers describe their findings in a paper titled "Dendrite injury...


Research Could Expand Availability of Hand, Face Transplants

January 9, 2014 2:01 pm | by Massachusetts General Hospital | News | Comments

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have made an important step towards greater availability of hand transplants, face transplants and other transplants involving multiple types of tissue. In their report in the American Journal...


Mystery Solved: How Nerve Impulse Generators Get Where They Need to Go

January 9, 2014 1:57 pm | by Ohio State University | News | Comments

Scientists have solved a longstanding mystery of the central nervous system, showing how a key protein gets to the right spot to launch electrical impulses that enable communication of nerve signals to and from the brain. Nerve impulses are...


LensAR closes $10M equity funding round

January 9, 2014 12:35 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Orlando, Fla.-based cataract surgery technology company LensAR closed an equity funding round with $10 million raised from 14 investors, regulatory documents show. The fundraising effort, launched in December, was closed yesterday and use...


Medtronic Renal Denervation Trial Fails to Meet Primary Efficacy Endpoint

January 9, 2014 11:19 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced that its U.S. pivotal trial in renal denervation for treatment-resistant hypertension, SYMPLICITY HTN-3, failed to meet its primary efficacy endpoint. The trial met its primary safety endpoint, and the trial's...


Layoffs ahead as Urologix restructures

January 9, 2014 11:15 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Urologix said it will lay off an unspecified number of workers as it looks to pare more than $1.5 million from its annual budget. Minneapolis-based Urologix, which makes the Cooled ThermoTherapy and Prostiva RF devices to treat benign... 

‘Bio-Inspired’ Tissue Adhesive for Heart Surgery and Vessel Repair

January 9, 2014 11:11 am | by Gecko Biomedical | News | Comments

Gecko Biomedical, a French medical device company developing ‘bio-inspired’ biodegradable surgical glues and patches for wound closure, announces that the Company’s co-founders have published data demonstrating the potential of its paradigm...


Photos of the Day: Heart Glue

January 9, 2014 11:11 am | by Gecko Biomedical | News | Comments

The glue is based on the combination of safe, naturally occurring compounds to form a biocompatible pre-polymer with tunable adhesive and mechanical properties. The glue is soft and elastic when applied to the wet surfaces of the wounds where...


Carl Zeiss expands lens portfolio with $70M Aaren Scientific buy

January 9, 2014 10:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Optical lenses maker Carl Zeiss Meditec paid $70 million to acquire 100% of the assets of intraocular lens manufacturer Aaren Scientific, the companies announced this week. The move is designed to give Zeiss a wider IOL portfolio that will...


Covidien puts some skin in Irish medtech startup Fire1

January 9, 2014 10:13 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Covidien said it participated in the Series A round for stealthy Irish medical device startup Fire1. Dublin-based Fire1 is developing "novel therapeutic devices" to "address certain unmet medical needs," according to a press release. No...


Intragastric Balloons and Gastric Stimulators Set to Enter the US Obesity Intervention Device Market in the Next Few Years

January 9, 2014 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, a number of novel devices are poised to enter the United States obesity intervention device market in the next few years. These...



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