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Thyroid Cancer Cases Soar; Is It Overdiagnosed?

February 20, 2014 4:17 pm | by Lindsey Tanner - AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

A dramatic rise in thyroid cancer has resulted from overdiagnosis and treatment of tumors too small to ever cause harm, according to a study that found cases nearly tripled since 1975. The study is the latest to question whether all cancers...

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January/February 2014 Digital Edition

February 20, 2014 4:01 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

Advances in materials and processing refinements make new medical device designs possible. Extruding the Best Out of Multilumen Tubing explores key factors of the multilumen extrusion process as they are used by processors and engineers...

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How Can Healthcare Providers Cut Expenditure in Cardiology?

February 20, 2014 3:07 pm | by Holly Ingram, Analyst, IHS Technology | Blogs | Comments

Healthcare expenditure has been increasing throughout the last decade, and is beginning to become unmanageable. The American Heart Association has estimated that, in 2010, spending on cardiovascular disease reached $273 billion dollars...

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Researchers Regenerate Sound-Sensing Cells in the Ears of Mice with Hearing Damage

February 20, 2014 2:52 pm | by Cell Press | News | Comments

One of the major causes of hearing loss in mammals is damage to the sound-sensing hair cells in the inner ear. For years, scientists have thought that these cells are not replaced once they're lost, but new research appearing online February...

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Chinese Orthopedic Instrument Industry with 2015 Forecasts

February 20, 2014 2:45 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

ChinaMarketResearchReports.com adds Research Report on China Orthopedic Instrument Industry Report, 2013-2015 to its store that says In future, the Chinese orthopedic instrument market will encounter more fierce competition, in which small...

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A New Way to Grow Bone

February 20, 2014 2:00 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

What does it take to regrow bone in mass quantities? Typical bone regeneration — wherein bone is taken from a patient's hip and grafted onto damaged bone elsewhere in the body — is limited and can cause great pain just a few years after...

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Gene Therapy Might Grow Replacement Tissue Inside the Body

February 20, 2014 11:24 am | by Ken Kingery, Duke University | News | Comments

By combining a synthetic scaffolding material with gene delivery techniques, researchers at Duke University are getting closer to being able to generate replacement cartilage where it's needed in the body. Performing tissue repair with stem...

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Nanodiamond-Embedded Contact Lenses May Improve Glaucoma Treatment

February 20, 2014 10:45 am | by University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

By 2020, nearly 80 million people are expected to have glaucoma, a disorder of the eye that, if left untreated, can damage the optic nerve and eventually lead to blindness. The disease often causes pressure in the eye due to a buildup of...

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Kinetic Battery Chargers Get a Boost

February 20, 2014 10:40 am | by Inderscience Publishers | News | Comments

New technology to capture the kinetic energy of our everyday movements, such as walking, and to convert it into electrical energy has come a step closer thanks to research to be published in the International Journal Biomechatronics and...

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Making Nanoelectronics Last Longer for Medical Devices, 'Cyborgs'

February 20, 2014 10:37 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

The debut of cyborgs who are part human and part machine may be a long way off, but researchers say they now may be getting closer. In a study published in ACS' journal Nano Letters, they report development of a coating that makes nanoelectronics...

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Researchers Develop Sticky Nanoparticles to Fight Heart Disease

February 20, 2014 10:34 am | by Clemson University | News | Comments

Clemson University researchers have developed nanoparticles that can deliver drugs targeting damaged arteries, a non-invasive method to fight heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Centers...

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An Essential Step Toward Printing Living Tissues

February 20, 2014 10:22 am | by Wyss Institute | News | Comments

A new bioprinting method developed at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) creates intricately patterned 3D tissue constructs with...

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Photos of the Day: Bioprinting Living Tissue

February 20, 2014 10:21 am | by Wyss Institute | News | Comments

In the human body, interconnected networks of fine blood vessels nourish tissue and remove waste. Jennifer Lewis and her team have developed a method for printing 3D tissue constructs that weaves multiple cell types within the extracellular...

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Siemens Healthcare Launches CareXcell for Sustainable Population Health Management

February 20, 2014 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Today, Siemens Healthcare announced the launch of CareXcell, the latest addition to the company’s portfolio of next-generation IT solutions designed to help healthcare providers successfully address the new care and payment requirements of...

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First U.S. Implant of World's Smallest, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Pacemaker

February 20, 2014 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Continuing its leadership in advanced pacing technology and device miniaturization, Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT), today announced the first U.S. implant of the world's smallest pacemaker: the Micra(TM) Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS). The...

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