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Study Shows GenomeDx's Decipher™ Test Effectively Predicts Rapid Metastatic Prostate Cancer

May 8, 2013 1:30 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GenomeDx Biosciences today announced that data presented by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine researchers at the 2013 Annual Meeting for the American Urological Association demonstrated that Decipher™, a transformative genomic test...

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Improved Material for "Laser Welding" of Tissue in Intestinal Surgery

May 8, 2013 1:08 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

A new "solder" for laser welding of tissue during surgical operations has the potential to produce stronger seals and expand use of this alternative to conventional sutures and stapling in intestinal surgery, scientists are reporting. Their study, which involves use of a gold-based solder, or sealing material, appears in the journal ACS Nano.

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From Wireless Age to Consumer Age

May 8, 2013 11:54 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, MDT | Blogs | Comments

Wireless healthcare is upon us. Each day, it seems more devices and technology are becoming untethered or new capabilities are being added to wireless devices. No longer are the applications of wireless devices limited to patient monitoring, but rather an array of therapies are now available for treating patients at home or even on the go.

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New Technique Can Help Nanoparticles Deliver Drug Treatments

May 8, 2013 11:13 am | by Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research | News | Comments

A Wayne State University researcher has successfully tested a technique that can lead to more effective use of nanoparticles as a drug delivery system. Joshua Reineke, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences in the Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, examined how a biodegradable polymer particle called polylactic-co-glycolic acid breaks down in live tissue.

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Bacteria Adapt and Evade Nanosilver’s Sting

May 8, 2013 11:11 am | by UNSW | News | Comments

Researchers from UNSW have cautioned that more work is needed to understand how micro-organisms respond to the disinfecting properties of silver nano-particles, increasingly used in consumer goods, and for medical and environmental applications.

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Exosome Diagnostics Presents Data Demonstrating Utility of Urine Exosome Technology to Predict Prostate Biopsy Outcome at American Urological Association Annual Meeting

May 8, 2013 11:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

NEW YORK, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Exosome Diagnostics, a leading developer of biofluid-based molecular diagnostic products for use in personalized medicine research and clinical diagnostics, today announced the presentation of data at the American Urological Association Annual...

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Thoracic Endografts Used Successfully to Remove Tumors Invading the Aorta

May 8, 2013 10:43 am | by American Association for Thoracic Surgery | News | Comments

Some chest tumors may invade one of the great vessels of the body, the aorta. Surgical removal of these tumors is very challenging and necessitates the support of a heart-lung machine. Therefore, there is an increased risk of complication and death. In a small series of patients, placing a stent within the aorta facilitated the subsequent removal of tumor and eliminated the need for heart-lung bypass.

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Biosensor that Detects Antibiotic Resistance Brings Us One Step Closer to Fighting Superbugs

May 8, 2013 10:40 am | by The Journal of Visualized Experiments | News | Comments

On May 8th, JoVE published research that demonstrates how a biosensor can detect antibiotic resistance in bacteria. This new technology is a preliminary step in identifying and fighting superbugs, a major public health concern that has led to more deaths than AIDS in the United States in recent years.

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Electric Nose Can Smell

May 8, 2013 10:31 am | by FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology | News | Comments

Swedish and Spanish engineers have created a system of sensors that detects fruit odours more effectively than the human sense of smell. For now, the device can distinguish between the odorous compounds emitted by pears and apples. The electronic nose has 32 sensors to identify smells.

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New Prostate Cancer Test Improves Risk Assessment

May 8, 2013 10:26 am | by University of California - San Francisco | News | Comments

A new genomic test for prostate cancer can help predict whether men are more likely to harbor an aggressive form of the disease, according to a new UC San Francisco study. The test, which improves risk assessment when patients are first diagnosed, can also aid in determining which men are suitable for active surveillance.

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IonMed Announces Successful Completion of the First European Cold Plasma Clinical Study for Closure of Surgical Wounds

May 8, 2013 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Results from a 16 patient study led by Prof. Abrahamyan at the Republican Institute of Reproductive Health, Perinatology, Obstetrics and Gynecology in Yerevan, Armenia demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of IonMed's BioWeld1TM cold plasma system. BioWeld1 is the first cold-plasma...

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Heart Rhythm 2013 - ScottCare Launches Innovations in Universal Management of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device (CIED) Data

May 8, 2013 9:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 8, 2013--As a technology leader in devices and software for cardiology diagnosis, therapy and rehabilitation, ScottCare will unveil new advances in importing, monitoring and reviewing CIED data at this year’s Heart Rhythm Society’s Scientific Session, Heart Rhythm...

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St. Jude Medical Announces CE Mark Approval of Next-Generation Ellipse and SJM Assura High Voltage Devices

May 8, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 8, 2013--St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ), a global medical device company, today announced CE Mark approval of its next-generation Ellipse™ and SJM Assura™ portfolio of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronization therapy...

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Pluristem Carving Out Distinct Niche in Orthopedic Medicine With New Clinical Trials in Rotator Cuff Repair

May 8, 2013 7:03 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Pluristem (NASDAQ: PSTI) recently announced a new Phase I trial to check safety and evaluate effectiveness of its PLX-PAD cells in chronic tendonitis often leading to rotator cuff disorders, common in tennis players and golfers, where there are roughly 200,000 rotator cuff surgeries done each...

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Elixir Medical Announces FDA Approval to Commence EXCELLA III Clinical Trial with DESyne® Nx Novolimus Eluting Coronary Stent System in the United States

May 8, 2013 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SUNNYVALE, Calif--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 8, 2013--Elixir Medical Corporation, a developer of products that combine state-of-the-art medical devices with advanced pharmaceuticals, announced today that it has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate patient enrollment...

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