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Cells Make Costume Changes for Cardiac Regeneration

July 11, 2013 10:57 am | by Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research | News | Comments

If the heart following a heart attack is not sufficiently supplied with blood, heart tissue dies. In adult humans, the ability to heal itself is hardly developed. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, together with U.S. colleagues, have now observed in the embryo of the zebrafish that muscle cells migrate from the undamaged atrium into the ventricle and thus significantly contribute to regeneration.

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3D-Printed Splint Saves Infant’s Life

July 11, 2013 10:38 am | by The Institute for Genomic Biology | News | Comments

Half a millennium after Johannes Gutenberg printed the bible, researchers printed a 3D splint that saved the life of an infant born with severe tracheobronchomalacia, a birth defect that causes the airway to collapse. While similar surgeries have been preformed using tissue donations and windpipes created from stem cells, this is the first time 3D printing has been used to treat tracheobronchomalacia—at least in a human.

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Researchers Create Method to Rapidly Identify Specific Strains of Illness

July 11, 2013 10:25 am | by Boston University School of Medicine | News | Comments

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine and George Washington University have developed a method to rapidly identify pathogenic species and strains causing illnesses, such as pneumonia, that could help lead to earlier detection of disease outbreaks and pinpoint effective treatments more quickly.

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Jagged Graphene Can Slice into Cell Membranes

July 11, 2013 10:22 am | by Brown University | News | Comments

A collaboration of biologists, engineers, and material scientists at Brown University has found that jagged edges of graphene can easily pierce cell membranes, allowing graphene to enter the cell and disrupt normal function. Understanding the mechanical forces of nanotoxicity should help engineers design safer materials at the nanoscale.

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Researchers Perform DNA Computation in Living Cells

July 11, 2013 10:10 am | by Tracey Peake, North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Chemists from North Carolina State University have performed a DNA-based logic-gate operation within a human cell. The research may pave the way to more complicated computations in live cells, as well as new methods of disease detection and treatment.

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Corgenix Announces Contract Manufacturing Agreement with EDP Biotech

July 11, 2013 9:15 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Corgenix Medical Corporation (OTC BB: CONX), a worldwide developer and marketer of diagnostic test kits, announced today that it has entered into a contract manufacturing agreement with EDP Biotech, a medical device company focused on the development and...

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Primal Pictures Launches iPad Version of its Award-Winning Anatomy & Physiology Online Learning Tool

July 11, 2013 9:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Primal Pictures has launched an iPad-enabled version of its award-winning Anatomy & Physiology Online subscription, the most complete and medically accurate interactive 3D model of the human body and its systems. The new version, Anatomy & Physiology Online for iPad, is touch screen enabled, allowing users to rotate anatomy views and add or remove anatomical layers, all with the swipe of a finger.

Research on RyMed Zero Displacement IV Connectors Featured at Three Conferences

July 11, 2013 8:15 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

RyMed Technologies’ needleless IV connectors were the focus of three scientific presentations at recent medical conferences. All three posters described the patient safety advantages of the RyMed connectors (also know as end caps, hubs or valves).

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Mature US and European coronary artery bypass graft device markets will Shrink through 2021

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

According to Millennium Research Group, the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, declines in isolated coronary artery bypass graft procedures in the United States and Europe will primarily be attributed to the increasing use of percutaneous coronary intervention, which is less invasive and offers shorter recovery times.

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Patients and Physicians Express Desire to Switch to Transdermal Drug Delivery, Finds Frost & Sullivan

July 11, 2013 7:51 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

The $82 billion U.S. drug delivery market is showing no signs of saturation, with major patent expiries, generic competition, tightening Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, and emerging drug delivery systems continuing to provide momentum.

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Optical Thin Film Coatings for Commercial and Infrared Applications

July 10, 2013 5:37 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

DSI has announced the expanded family of optical thin film coatings including antireflection coatings, hot and cold mirrors, front-surface mirrors, and IR coatings for commercial and industrial applications. The new coating products span ultraviolet, visible, near-infrared, shortwave infrared, midwave infrared, longwave infrared and longwave infrared wavelengths. 

Fiber-Coupled, Single Emitter Module

July 10, 2013 5:24 pm | by MDT Staff | Dilas Diode Laser, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

DILAS has introduced a fiber-coupled, single emitter module that emits 10W continuous wave (CW) power at 976nm from a single, 200 micron broad area emitter. Available in a high heat load (HHL) package, this easy-to-integrate, high-brightness, 976nm, multimode diode laser is ideal for medical applications.

Battery Free Switch Tag

July 10, 2013 5:02 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The X1GLADIO is a battery free RFID switch. These tags are compatible with commercial EPC C1G2 readers and communicate a unique ID and the associated switch status data without the need of battery supply on the sensor tags.

Zimmer hammers out a deal with SpineCraft for its Apex device

July 10, 2013 4:00 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

With Zimmer still reeling from a 10% slide in its spine business, the orthopedic device maker announced a deal with SpineCraft, maker of the Apex spine correction device. The long-term distribution deal allows Zimmer Spine to market Apex in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Australia, according to a press release.

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GE Healthcare takes nuclear imaging systems off line after unit collapses and kills patient

July 10, 2013 3:55 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

GE Healthcare issued an urgent field safety notice on its nuclear medicine systems after part of an Infinia Hawkeye 4 system collapsed and killed a patient in a New York Veterans Administration hospital. Last month, a 66-year-old patient was crushed by the Infinia system, a gamma camera, while undergoing a procedure.

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