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Obama Announces First Funding for Brain Mapping Project

April 2, 2013 1:11 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A plan to map the activity of entire brain regions down to the level of indvidual neurons got its official nod from the White House on Tuesday when President Obama announced his budget will request $100 million in funding for the project in 2014.

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Kentucky Cardiologist Invokes Wartime Statute in Medicare Kickbacks Case

April 2, 2013 12:45 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

A whistleblower cardiologist from Kentucky wants a federal judge to bar a move to dismiss his lawsuit alleging a kickbacks scheme that defrauded Medicare, arguing that the statute of limitations should be extended because his lawsuit was filed while the U.S. was at war in Iraq.

Imaging Technology Could Lower Coronary Disease Mortality Rate

April 2, 2013 12:06 pm | by Purdue Research Park | News | Comments

Patients undergoing angioplasty or other heart-related medical procedures could benefit from a new technology being developed with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Optical imaging technology from Wasatch Photonics Inc. creates images of coronary artery walls in vivo to show where lesions and plaques have formed.

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SkelRegen Continues to Gain Traction in Skeletal Tissue Regeneration

April 2, 2013 12:03 pm | by PRNewswire | News | Comments

SkelRegen, LLC continues to lead the way in musculoskeletal tissue regeneration. SkelRegen Co-Founder and Chief Medical, Science & Technology Officer Scott D. Boden, MD, was part of a recent groundbreaking investigation conducted by the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Emory University School of Medicine.

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Serascience Launches World’s First Point-of-Care Diagnostic Device for Multiple Myeloma

April 2, 2013 11:48 am | by Serascience | News | Comments

Serascience Limited, a specialist cancer diagnostics company established by a joint venture between Abingdon Health and the University of Birmingham, today announces the launch of Seralite, its proprietary point-of-care diagnostic device for multiple myeloma.

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Smart Phone App That Helps Patients Manage Heart Disease

April 2, 2013 11:28 am | by Rutgers-Camden | News | Comments

A new smart phone app that helps patients manage heart disease and stay out of the hospital has been developed by a team led by a Rutgers–Camden nursing student. Shannon Patel led a team that developed the WOW ME 2000mg app to help patients, their caregivers, and their family members identify and manage symptoms of heart failure.

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Nano Connectors Minimize Space Requirements

April 2, 2013 11:20 am | by MDT Staff | Omnetics Connector Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

These ultra-miniature connectors feature Omnetics' military style pin and socket designs to provide uninterrupted electrical connections for portable applications that are exposed to high shock and vibration environments.

Nano-Reinforced Polymers for Medical Devices

April 2, 2013 11:07 am | by MDT Staff | Foster Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Foster Corporation, a leader in custom polymer compounds for medical devices, now offers nano-reinforced composites for minimally invasive devices, such as catheters, with reinforcement loadings up to 30% by weight.

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Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital Installs Four Carestream Mobile X-Ray Units to Help Enhance Patient Care

April 2, 2013 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 2, 2013--After a six-month evaluation that involved on-site testing of six portable digital imaging systems, four CARESTREAM DRX-Revolution Mobile X-ray Systems were installed at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital (Indianapolis, Ind). These versatile...

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Machining Center Features Increased Speed, Power, and Versatility

April 2, 2013 10:31 am | by MDT Staff | Mazak Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Mazak Corporation made several key performance enhancements to its next-generation Horizontal Center Nexus (HCN) 4000-III Horizontal Machining Center.

Teflon Coated Mandrels Help Ensure Catheter Tubing I.D. Quality

April 2, 2013 10:26 am | by MDT Staff | Applied Plastics Co. Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Teflon coated stainless steel or nitinol anti-stick forming mandrels that can be supplied cut-to-length for fuse welding and tipping operations are available from Applied Plastics Co., Inc.

Quickly Detecting Botulinum, Ricin, and Other Biothreat Agents

April 2, 2013 10:12 am | by DOE/Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are developing a medical instrument that will be able to quickly detect a suite of biothreat agents, including anthrax, ricin, botulinum, shiga and SEB toxin.

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Breaking Ground in Robotic Cervical Surgery

April 2, 2013 10:07 am | by utmb Health | News | Comments

Performing surgery on a pregnant patient is a delicate matter. Risks to both mother and baby must be carefully weighed in every decision a surgeon makes. Recently, at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, a surgeon performed a groundbreaking robotic laparoscopic procedure on a 35-year-old pregnant patient whose cervix was too short to sustain a pregnancy.

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GE Healthcare Surpasses 500th Installation of Mobile X-ray Platform in the US

April 2, 2013 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MILWAUKEE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 2, 2013--GE Healthcare (NYSE: GE) announced over 500 installations in the United States of its Optima* XR220amx and Optima XR200amx mobile x-ray systems. Globally the company has installed over 800 units. Designed to provide healthcare professionals with immediate...

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Bioglass Helping to Mend Bones

April 2, 2013 10:02 am | by Elhuyar Fundazioa | News | Comments

Jose Ramon Sarasua and Aitor Larrañaga, researchers in the materials engineering department of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country, have been studying new materials or implants that are of interest in medicine and in helping to mend bones, in particular.

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