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'Smart' Technology Platform

October 2, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Bimba Manufacturing Company | Product Releases | Comments

Bimba Manufacturing, an industry leading innovator of actuation technology, today announced the introduction of IntelliSense, a technology platform that will enable users to be proactive about maintenance and system optimization. A one-of-its-kind...

'Virtual Breast' Could Improve Cancer Detection

October 1, 2014 2:54 pm | by Michigan Technological University | News | Comments

Next to lung cancer, breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women, according to the American Cancer Society. That's why so many medical professionals encourage women to get mammograms, even though the tests are imperfect at...

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'Bubble Boy' Biomarker Discovered

October 1, 2014 2:45 pm | by Virginia Tech | News | Comments

Many people recognize "the bubble boy" as an unusual character from a "Seinfeld" episode or a John Travolta movie. But in reality, a genetic disease called SCID, short for severe combined immunodeficiency, forces patients to breathe filtered...

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First Comprehensive Meshfree Numerical Simulation of Skeletal Muscle Tissue Achieved

October 1, 2014 2:23 pm | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have completed the first comprehensive numerical simulation of skeletal muscle tissue using a method that uses the pixels in an image as data points for the computer simulation — a method...

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Photos of the Day: Drug Injections via a Pill

October 1, 2014 11:43 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers at MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have devised a novel drug capsule coated with tiny needles that can inject drugs directly into the lining of the stomach after the capsule is swallowed. When the pill reaches the desired...

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New Drug-Delivery Capsule May Replace Injections

October 1, 2014 11:42 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Given a choice, most patients would prefer to take a drug orally instead of getting an injection. Unfortunately, many drugs, especially those made from large proteins, cannot be given as a pill because they get broken down in the stomach before...

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BU Receives NIH 'BEST' Grant to Promote Biomedical Careers Beyond Academia

October 1, 2014 11:11 am | by Boston University Medical Center | News | Comments

Boston University (BU) is one of seven institutions to receive the prestigious Broadening Experience in Scientific Training (BEST) award by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The five-year, $1.8 million award will provide biomedical research...

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Hybrid 'Patch' Could Replace Transplants

October 1, 2014 11:00 am | by American Friends of Tel Aviv University | News | Comments

Because heart cells cannot multiply and cardiac muscles contain few stem cells, heart tissue is unable to repair itself after a heart attack. Now Tel Aviv University researchers are literally setting a new gold standard in cardiac tissue...

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The FDA Takes Steps to Strengthen Cybersecurity of Medical Devices

October 1, 2014 10:29 am | by FDA | News | Comments

To strengthen the safety of medical devices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today finalized recommendations to manufacturers for managing cybersecurity risks to better protect patient health and information. The final guidance, titled...

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CE Mark for LoneStar Heart’s Hydrogel Implant for the Treatment of Advanced Heart Failure

October 1, 2014 10:25 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

LoneStar Heart, Inc. has announced that it received the CE Mark for its Algisyl-LVR hydrogel implant, the company's lead product for the treatment of advanced heart failure (HF). Classified in Europe and in the U.S. as a medical device, Algisyl-LVR...

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FDA’s New Roadmap for Progress: Strategic Priorities 2014-2018

October 1, 2014 10:18 am | by Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., Commissioner, FDA | Blogs | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulates products that represent about 20 cents of every dollar American consumers spend on products. This includes the safety and effectiveness of drugs, medical devices, and vaccines, the safety of blood...

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Global Demand for Medical Disposables to Reach $245 Billion

October 1, 2014 10:02 am | by The Freedonia Group Inc. | News | Comments

Global demand for medical disposables is forecast to rise 6.6 percent annually to $245 billion in 2018. The strongest influence on growth will involve the upgrading and stricter enforcement of infection prevention protocols by hospitals and...

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Tissue Valves as Safe as Mechanical Valves in Middle-Aged Patients

October 1, 2014 9:39 am | by Mount Sinai Health System | News | Comments

New Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai research findings published in the October 1 issue of JAMA show there was no significant difference in 15-year survival or stroke rates in patients aged between 50 and 69 years who had aortic valve...

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FDA Awards Grants to Stimulate Device Development for Rare Diseases

October 1, 2014 9:33 am | by FDA | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced it has awarded 15 grants totaling more than $19 million to boost the development of medical device, drug, and biological products for patients with rare diseases, with at least a quarter...

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Mobile Devices in Medicine: Opportunity or IT Dilemma?

October 1, 2014 8:30 am | by Charles Settles, Product Analyst, TechnologyAdvice | Articles | Comments

Integration, network architecture, and maintenance of electronic medical devices has long been the purview of medical information technologists (ITs). However, the rise of consumer mobile devices presents a new and growing problem — or opportunity...

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