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Fingernails Reveal Clues to Limb Regeneration

June 13, 2013 10:54 am | by NYU Langone Medical Center/New York University School of Medicine | News | Comments

Mammals possess the remarkable ability to regenerate a lost fingertip, including the nail, nerves and even bone. In humans, an amputated fingertip can sprout back in as little as two months, a phenomenon that has remained poorly understood until now. In a paper published today in the journal Nature, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center shed light on this rare regenerative power in mammals.

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Discovery of New Material State Counterintuitive to Laws of Physics

June 13, 2013 10:51 am | by Tona Kunz, Argonne National Laboratory | News | Comments

When you squeeze something, it gets smaller. Unless you’re at Argonne National Laboratory. At the suburban Chicago laboratory, a group of scientists has seemingly defied the laws of physics and found a way to apply pressure to make a material expand instead of compress/contract.

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Light-Carved ‘Nano-Volcanoes’ Hold Promise for Drug Delivery

June 13, 2013 10:30 am | by Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a method for creating “nano-volcanoes” by shining various colors of light through a nanoscale “crystal ball” made of a synthetic polymer. These nano-volcanoes can store precise amounts of other materials and hold promise for new drug-delivery technologies.

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Newly Identified Markers May Predict Who Will Respond to Breast Cancer Prevention Therapy

June 13, 2013 10:00 am | by AACR | News | Comments

Genetic variations, known as single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), in or near the genes ZNF423 and CTSO were associated with breast cancer risk among women who underwent prevention therapy with tamoxifen and raloxifene, according to data published in Cancer Discovery, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

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The Pulse: New Interface Rewires Nerves from Amputated Limbs

June 13, 2013 9:43 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

On this episode of The Pulse, rewired nerves from amputated limbs allow for prosthetic control with existing muscles, a bioengineered blood vessel is transplanted, diabetes is diagnosed through breath analysis alone, and a new technology is paving the way for low-cost electronic devices that work in direct contact with living tissue inside the body.

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First U.S. Center to Treat a Patient with the new CyberKnife® M6™ System

June 13, 2013 8:30 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Accuray Incorporated announced today that Lancaster General Health in Pennsylvania is the first U.S. center to treat a patient with the CyberKnife® M6™ System, the most advanced robotic radiosurgery system in the world and the latest generation of the CyberKnife System.

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Varian Software Successfully Connected with Siemens Linear Accelerators

June 13, 2013 8:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR) and Siemens Healthcare today announced that clinicians at The Ohio State University (Ohio State) are now using Varian software to plan and manage radiotherapy treatments delivered on a Siemens medical linear accelerator.

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Medtronic Announces CE Mark of Its ReDuX(TM) Plier Instrument, an Innovative Device to Perform Osteotomies in Spinal Deformity Surgeries

June 13, 2013 2:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced the CE Mark and the European launch of the ReDuX Plier, a new instrument specially designed for use during osteotomies.  With the launch of this first specially-designed surgical instrument in the spinal orthopaedic industry, physicians in the European community may now perform a more controlled osteotomy closure for people with a severe form of spinal curvature.

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FDA Safety Communication: Cybersecurity for Medical Devices and Hospital Networks

June 13, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

The FDA is recommending that medical device manufacturers and health care facilities take steps to assure that appropriate safeguards are in place to reduce the risk of failure due to cyberattack, which could be initiated by the introduction of malware...

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Mindray to Acquire ZONARE Medical Systems

June 12, 2013 8:00 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Mindray Medical International Limited has announced a definitive agreement to acquire ZONARE Medical Systems, Inc., an ultrasound technology leader in the high-end radiology segment for US$105 million. Mindray's management expects the deal to strengthen its high-end ultrasound R&D and U.S. sales capabilities, furthering the company's goal of becoming a leading provider of high-quality imaging products to markets worldwide.

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Direct-Drive Z-Axis Nanopositioners Meet Demanding Applications

June 12, 2013 5:27 pm | by MDT Staff | Aerotech, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Aerotech’s ANT-L-Z crossed-roller, Z-axis, nanopositioning stages are the best-in-class in combining speed, accuracy, resolution, repeatability, reliability and size. They are offered in two models (ANT95-L-Z and ANT130-L-Z) and two accuracy grades. Only noncontact direct-drive technology offers the robust, accurate and high-speed positioning...

New Best in Class Additions to Micro Brushless Motor Series

June 12, 2013 5:21 pm | by MDT Staff | Micromo | Product Releases | Comments

MICROMO has announced the new 8 and 10 mm brushless motors from the FAULHABER Group. These two new, extremely compact brushless DC servo motors combine power, robustness and high-resolution feedback in a unique way. This innovative drive concept underlines FAULHABER's successful tradition in the area of micro drive technology...

Converting Services Cut Lead Times, Streamline Manufacturing Process

June 12, 2013 4:52 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced bulk material conversion increases the efficiency of manufacturers. Performing material bulk roll modifications in advance eliminates the expense of preparing material onsite. TMI’s free new, comprehensive conversion services brochure details its wide range of available services.

New Era in Medicine Comes to Arizona

June 12, 2013 4:49 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Lung transplant surgeons at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix have performed Arizona's first "breathing" lung transplantation. Even in transport, these lungs are kept breathing and circulating with blood. This experimental sci-fi technology, nicknamed "Lung-in-a-Box," could revolutionize the field of lung transplantation.

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Abyrx,T Inc. Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for New Absorbable Hemostatic Bone Putty (AHBPT)

June 12, 2013 4:43 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

  Abyrx, Inc., a privately-held therapeutic device company, today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration has cleared its new Absorbable Hemostatic Bone Putty (AHBP) for clinical use in the United States. AHBP is provided ready-to-use (without requiring mixing or warming)...  

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