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Perspectives on Robots in the OR - Michael Berthelot

April 29, 2013 11:57 am | by Michael Berthelot, CEO and President, Pro-Dex Inc. | Pro-Dex | Blogs | Comments

Will the OR of the future see robots completely replace human surgeons? While there are some ways in which robots can replace human involvement during surgery, it’s unlikely that robots will completely replace human surgeons. This is because human intuition, reasoning, and experience will continue to be invaluable.

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Endocam Logic HD Brings 3-in-1 Efficiency to Endoscopic Video Systems

April 29, 2013 11:50 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

VERNON HILLS, Ill. , April 29, 2013 /- Packing unprecedented versatility into a single endoscopic video system, Richard Wolf Medical Instruments Corp. introduces the Endocam Logic HD, equipped with three interchangeable, high-definition camera heads that plug in to a single control unit to perform a multitude of procedures. "It's the MVP of endoscopic video systems," said...

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Advancing Emergency Care for Kids: Emergency Physicians Do It Again

April 29, 2013 11:50 am | by Bio-Medicine.Org | News | Comments

WASHINGTON , April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most children with isolated skull fractures may not need to stay in the hospital, which finding has the potential to save the health care system millions of dollars a year ("Isolated Skull Fractures: Trends in Management in U.S. Pediatric Emergency Departments").  In addition, a new device more accurately estimates children's we...

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Monteris® Medical First-In-Humans Trial Published

April 29, 2013 11:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PLYMOUTH, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 29, 2013--Monteris Medical announced that their First-In-Humans clinical trial with the NeuroBlate ® System for neurosurgical ablation has been published in the Journal of Neurosurgery. This study was a thermal dose-escalation trial to assess the safety and...

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Video: Shape-Shifting Mobile Devices

April 29, 2013 11:14 am | by University of Bristol | News | Comments

Prototype mobile devices that can change shape on-demand will be unveiled today and could lay down the foundation for creating high shape resolution devices of the future. The research paper, to be presented at one of the world's most important conferences on human-computer interfaces, will introduce the term 'shape resolution' and its ten features...

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New Stats: Plastic Surgery Trend Has Women Armed for Spring and Summer

April 29, 2013 11:03 am | by American Society of Plastic Surgeons | News | Comments

New statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that arm lifts in women have skyrocketed more than 4,000 percent in just over the last decade. It is a trend fueled, in part, by sleeveless fashions for women and more focus on strong-armed celebrities.

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How Does Pregnancy Reduce Breast Cancer Risk?

April 29, 2013 10:39 am | by BioMed Central | News | Comments

Being pregnant while young is known to protect a women against breast cancer. But why? Research in BioMed Central's open access journal Breast Cancer Research finds that Wnt/Notch signalling ratio is decreased in the breast tissue of mice which have given birth, compared to virgin mice of the same age.

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Battery of Tests on Cancer Cells Shows Them as 'Squishy,' yet Tactically Strong

April 29, 2013 10:37 am | by Arizona State University | News | Comments

A team of student researchers and their professors from 20 laboratories around the country have gotten a new view of cancer cells. The work could shed light on the transforming physical properties of these cells as they metastasize, said Jack R. Staunton, a Ph.D. candidate at Arizona State University in the lab of Prof. Robert Ros, and the lead author of a paper reporting on the topic.

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Physicists, Biologists Unite to Expose How Cancer Spreads

April 29, 2013 10:35 am | by Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research, Princeton University | News | Comments

Cancer cells that can break out of a tumor and invade other organs are more aggressive and nimble than nonmalignant cells, according to a new multi-institutional nationwide study. These cells exert greater force on their environment and can more easily maneuver small spaces.

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Results from WEARIT-II Registry of Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator Usage to Be Presented at Heart Rhythm 2013

April 29, 2013 10:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CHELMSFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 29, 2013--ZOLL Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that results from the Prospective Registry and Follow-Up of Patients Using the Wearable Defibrillator (WEARIT-II) will be presented in a...

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Sorin Group Receives Conditional FDA Approval to Conduct IDE Clinical Trial for Perceval (TM) S Sutureless Aortic Valve in the United States

April 29, 2013 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

MILAN, Italy--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 29, 2013--Sorin Group, (Reuters Code: SORN.MI), a global medical device company and a leader in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, announced today it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its Investigational Device Exemption...

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New Device Could Make Diagnosis as Simple as Breathing

April 29, 2013 9:54 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

A range of diseases and conditions, from asthma to liver disease, could be diagnosed and monitored quickly and painlessly just by breathing, using gas sensing technology developed by a Cambridge spin-out. The highly sensitive, low-power, low-cost infrared emitter developed by Cambridge CMOS Sensors

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Bayer to Pay $1.1B for California Firm Conceptus

April 29, 2013 9:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

German drug company Bayer AG says it has agreed to buy California-based Conceptus for around $1.1 billion to expand the kinds of birth control it offers. Bayer said Monday it would launch a public offer to pay $31.00 per share for all the stock in Conceptus, Inc., which is based in Mountain View.

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Hospitals See Surge of Superbug-Fighting Products

April 29, 2013 9:24 am | by Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

They sweep. They swab. They sterilize. And still the germs persist. In U.S. hospitals, an estimated 1 in 20 patients pick up infections they didn't have when they arrived, some caused by dangerous 'superbugs' that are hard to treat. The rise of these superbugs, along with increased pressure from the government and insurers, is driving hospitals to try all sorts of new approaches to stop their spread.

athenahealth Hosts Health Care Hack-a-Thon

April 29, 2013 8:45 am | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

athenahealth, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based services for electronic health record (EHR), practice management, and care coordination, in partnership with MIT's H@cking Medicine, invites the health care, technology and scientific communities to participate in a Hack-a-Thon on May 4 and 5 at athenahealth's headquarters in Watertown, Mass.

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