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Deep Brain Stimulation Improves Non Motor Symptoms in Parkinson’s Disease as well as Motor Symptoms

June 25, 2014 9:43 am | by IOS Press BV | News | Comments

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has become a well-recognized non-pharmacologic treatment that improves motor symptoms of patients with early and advanced Parkinson’s disease. Evidence now indicates that DBS can decrease the number and severity...

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New Device Could Improve Biomarker Analyses

June 25, 2014 9:38 am | by KTH The Royal Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A device proposed by researchers at Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology could offer a more reliable alternative for detecting biomarkers in patients facing such illnesses as cancer or malaria. Whether to extract circulating tumour...

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Intuitive Surgical Receives CE Mark for the da Vinci Xi Surgical System

June 25, 2014 9:16 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Intuitive Surgical, Inc., the global leader in robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery, today announced it has received a CE Mark for its da Vinci Xi Surgical System. Achieving this milestone allows the company to market the Xi System...

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Verigene Enteric Pathogens Test Receives FDA Clearance

June 25, 2014 8:58 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Nanosphere Inc., a company enhancing the practice of medicine through targeted molecular diagnostics, today announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the bacterial portion of its Verigene Enteric...

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3-D Mammogram Scans May Find More Breast Cancer

June 25, 2014 8:48 am | by Lindsey Tanner - AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

3-D mammograms may be better at finding cancer than regular scans, a large study suggests, although whether that means saving more lives isn't known. The study involved almost half a million breast scans, with more than one-third of them...

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Heart Muscle Can Regenerate Itself in Very Limited Amounts

June 25, 2014 8:29 am | by Shaun Mason, UCLA | News | Comments

Researchers from UCLA's Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research are the first to directly measure the division of heart muscle cells, proving that while such division is very rare, it does occur. The study...

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New Particle-Sorting Method Breaks Speed Records

June 25, 2014 8:25 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Researchers compare the processing of biological fluid samples with searching for a needle in a haystack — only in this case, the haystack could be diagnostic samples, and the needle might be tumor cells present in just parts-per-million...

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Photos of the Day: High-Speed Diagnostics

June 25, 2014 8:24 am | by MIT News Office | News | Comments

Researchers compare the processing of biological fluid samples with searching for a needle in a haystack — only in this case, the haystack could be diagnostic samples, and the needle might be tumor cells present in just parts-per-million...

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Servo-Driven Rotary Actuator

June 24, 2014 11:38 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Shimpo Drives announced its new STH servo-driven rotary actuator. The STH is a mid-performance rotary actuator that sets a new price/performance point in rotary positioning...

Modular Belt Conveyor Brings Added Functionality

June 24, 2014 11:32 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Dorner is launching the next generation in the 3200 Series platform, giving customers more options and added flexibility to serve a greater range of markets, including industrial, packaging and assembly...

Chip Resistors are Impervious to Sulfur

June 24, 2014 11:25 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The RMCG Series from Stackpole provides a surface mount thick film chip resistor that is impervious to contamination by sulfur. The RMCG Series has inner terminations that are protected by...

Contracers Allow Quick, Accurate Measurement

June 24, 2014 11:19 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Mitutoyo America announced the addition of new CV-2100N4 and M4 Contracers to their line of Form Measurement Instruments. These new models replace the already successful CV-1000N2/2000M4 models...

FDA Encourages Medical Device Data System Innovation

June 24, 2014 2:16 pm | by Bakul Patel, Senior Policy Advisor in Center for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA | Blogs | Comments

Thanks to advances in digital health, doctors and their patients are more frequently using computer systems to collect medical data that can provide useful information on a patient’s health. Some of these systems, referred to as “medical...

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GlobalData Analysts: Strategic Benefits, Not Tax Avoidance, the Main Motivation for Medtronic Megadeal

June 24, 2014 2:08 pm | by GlobalData | News | Comments

Medtronic’s $42.9 billion merger with Covidien, which created last week the world’s largest medical devices company, was primarily motivated by future market gains rather than tax inversion, according to analysts with research and consulting...

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Device Allows Brain to Bypass Spinal Cord, Move Paralyzed Limbs

June 24, 2014 2:00 pm | by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center | News | Comments

For the first time ever, a paralyzed man can move his fingers and hand with his own thoughts thanks to an innovative partnership between The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Battelle. Ian Burkhart, a 23-year-old quadriplegic...

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