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Self-Powered Cardiac Pacemaker Demonstrated

June 23, 2014 2:27 pm | by The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) | News | Comments

As the number of pacemakers implanted each year reaches into the millions worldwide, improving the lifespan of pacemaker batteries has been of great concern for developers and manufacturers. Currently, pacemaker batteries last seven years...

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Next-Generation Artificial Pancreas System Gears Up for Test Drive

June 23, 2014 2:16 pm | by JDRF | News | Comments

For several years, JDRF-funded researchers at the University of Virginia Center for Diabetes Technology have been hard at work designing an artificial pancreas system that would allow individuals with type 1 diabetes (T1D) to go about their...

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Portable Brain-Mapping Device Allows Researchers to 'See' Where Memory Fails

June 23, 2014 2:11 pm | by University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

UT Arlington researchers have successfully used a portable brain-mapping device to show limited prefrontal cortex activity among student veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder when they were asked to recall information from simple...

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Cal-BRAIN Kickstarts California Efforts to Map the Brain

June 23, 2014 11:49 am | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

The California budget signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on June 20 creates a statewide research grants program called Cal-BRAIN, an initiative led by UC San Diego. With an initial allocation of $2 million, Cal-BRAIN – short for California Blueprint...

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Photos of the Day: Cancer Metastasis on a Chip

June 23, 2014 11:33 am | by Eindhoven University of Technology | News | Comments

The recent development of the concept of organs on a chip opens the possibility of realistically studying human organs without the use of patients or animal testing. Professor Jaap den Toonder even goes one step further: he intends to make...

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Organ Network in Transparent Chip for Detailed Study of How Cancer Cells Spread

June 23, 2014 11:33 am | by Eindhoven University of Technology | News | Comments

The recent development of the concept of organs on a chip opens the possibility of realistically studying human organs without the use of patients or animal testing. Professor Jaap den Toonder, who gave his inaugural lecture at Eindhoven...

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Neurological Device Designers Latest to Benefit from Medical Materials Database

June 23, 2014 11:06 am | by ASM International | News | Comments

Granta Design, leaders in materials information technology, and ASM International, the world's largest professional society for materials engineering, today announced a new Neurological module in the ASM Medical Materials Database. The new...

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Cosmetic Lasers from Aeslight Get FDA Approval

June 23, 2014 10:52 am | by PRWeb | News | Comments

The world’s leading cosmetic lasers by Aeslight have now been approved by the FDA for sale within the United States. That means that Americans will finally have access to the cutting edge cosmetic laser products that have been breaking sales...

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Breaking Down the Regulation of LDTs: FDA Authority

June 23, 2014 10:33 am | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

During the past couple of weeks, I’ve been reporting on a letter that Bradley M. Thompson, JD, and James A. Boiani, JD, attorneys at Epstein Becker Green, recently sent to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg. The attorneys sent this letter...

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UAB Implants Responsive Neurostimulator for Epilepsy Seizure Control, First in Southeast

June 23, 2014 9:40 am | by University of Alabama at Birmingham | News | Comments

On June 18, neurosurgeons at the University of Alabama at Birmingham implanted a new type of electrical stimulator to control seizures in patients with difficult-to-control epilepsy. It marked the first time in the Southeast the RNS system...

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Will Robots Render Surgeons Obsolete?

June 23, 2014 9:22 am | by Bloomberg | Videos | Comments

New York University Langone Robotic Surgery Center’s Dr. Michael Stifelman discusses robotic surgery on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg West.”                       

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New Mobile App Provides Faster, More Accurate Measurement of Respiratory Rate

June 23, 2014 9:09 am | by Child & Family Research Institute | News | Comments

A new mobile app developed by researchers at the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) at BC Children's Hospital and the University of British Columbia can measure respiratory rate in children roughly six times faster than the standard...

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A Better Imager for Identifying Tumors

June 23, 2014 8:59 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Before they excise a tumor, surgeons need to determine exactly where the cancerous cells lie. Now, research published today in The Optical Society's (OSA) journal Optics Letters details a new technique that could give surgeons cheaper and...

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First Alabamian Receives New Retrievable, Nonsurgical Pacemaker

June 23, 2014 8:53 am | by University of Alabama at Birmingham | News | Comments

Hoover resident Jack Brymer was driving home with his wife, Shirley, one night recently when it became clear to him his health problem was getting worse at a rapid pace. “I had been having dizzy spells, and it would feel like I was going...

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Bioengineers Improve Upon Football Mouthguard that Senses Head Impacts

June 23, 2014 8:50 am | by Bjorn Carey, Stanford | News | Comments

A device developed by Stanford bioengineers could one day provide real-time measurements of the head impacts sustained by football players. The research could also help characterize the forces sustained in more common head traumas, such as...

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