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Obamacare Boosts U.S. Market for Sub-Acute COPD Ventilators

February 13, 2014 3:19 pm | by IHS | News | Comments

Spurred by cost-reduction efforts under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), U.S. shipments of ventilators used for hospital patients undergoing sub-acute treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) will rise by more than ...     

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Researchers Reveal Structure of Key CRISPR Complex

February 13, 2014 3:10 pm | by Haley Bridger, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard | News | Comments

Researchers from the Broad Institute and MIT have teamed up with colleagues from the University of Tokyo to form the first high definition picture of the Cas9 complex – a key part of the CRISPR-Cas system used by scientists as a ...    

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Laser Technology Lets Parkinsonism Patients Walk Again

February 13, 2014 3:07 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have developed a device that re-routes brain signals in Parkinsonism disorder patients, allowing them to regain mobility. For at least one patient in Florida, the device is ...            

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ONR Technology Helps Sailors Toe the Line

February 13, 2014 2:36 pm | by Office of Naval Research | News | Comments

The TechSolutions office at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) gets requests for new technologies directly from Sailors on the high seas, or Marines on the front lines—and in answer to just such an inquiry, new footwear could soon be ...

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Brain Process Takes Paper Shape

February 13, 2014 2:31 pm | by Michael Bishop, Institute of Physics | News | Comments

A paper-based device that mimics the electrochemical signaling in the human brain has been created by a group of researchers from China. The thin-film transistor (TFT) has been designed to ...             

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Metal Implants May Cut Chemotherapy Side Effects

February 13, 2014 2:25 pm | by Jen Middleton, University of Edinburgh | News | Comments

Cancer patients could one day experience fewer side effects from chemotherapy following a discovery that opens the door for more targeted treatments. Researchers have identified a possible way of ...             

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Photos of the Day: PillCam Colon Exam

February 13, 2014 12:06 pm | by Given Imaging | News | Comments

Given Imaging has developed the PillCam, an imaging system that can be swallowed to examine a patient's colon and digestive tract. The device does not need to be retrieved to collect the images from the exam, instead ...    

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Scarring Cells Turned to Beating Muscle

February 13, 2014 11:38 am | by Kate McAlpine, University of Michigan | News | Comments

Poets and physicians know that a scarred heart cannot beat the way it used to, but the science of reprogramming cells offers hope--for the physical heart, at least. A team of University of Michigan biomedical engineers has ...   

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Synthetic Voices, as Unique as Fingerprints

February 13, 2014 11:29 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

Many of those with severe speech disorders use a computerized device to communicate. Yet they choose between only a few voice options. That's why Stephen Hawking has an American accent, and why many people end up with the same voice, often to ...

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Medtronic Launches 'TOTAL Across' Crossing Catheter in Europe

February 13, 2014 11:21 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Aligned with its commitment to provide innovative medical technology for the interventional treatment of peripheral artery disease, Medtronic, Inc. has initiated the European launch of the TOTAL across crossing catheter, which recently... 

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ACCU-CHEK Meters Rank Highest in Overall Satisfaction for Second Consecutive Year

February 13, 2014 11:19 am | by ACCU-CHEK | News | Comments

J.D. Power has announced that Roche Diabetes Care’s ACCU-CHEK products rank "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Blood Glucose Meters” among adults living with diabetes in the U.S. for the second year in a row according to the ...     

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Mind-Controlled Quadcopter Brings New Possibilities for the Disabled

February 13, 2014 10:56 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), biomedical engineer Bin He and his team at the University of Minnesota have created a brain-computer interface with the goal of helping people with disabilities, such as paralysis, regain ...

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FDA Clearance for First Ever 5mm Classic Surgical Stapler

February 13, 2014 10:45 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

JustRight Surgical, a micro-laparoscopic medical device company devoted to miniaturizing surgical instrumentation, has received 510 (k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its JustRight™ 5mm Stapler. The stapler...

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NIST Method Evaluates Response to Oxidation in Live Cells

February 13, 2014 10:15 am | by Michael E. Newman, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new method for accurately measuring a key process governing a wide variety of cellular functions that may become the basis for a ...     

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Device Enables Easy Medication Administration for Patients Unable To Swallow

February 13, 2014 9:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Hospi Corporation, a privately-held medical device company focused on nurse invented products that optimize patient care, today announced receipt of 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its first product, the Macy...

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