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Treatment Available for Macular Degeneration Low Vision in Connecticut

April 23, 2013 10:43 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

DANBURY, Conn., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Prismatic Magnifying Readers (PMRs) can often help people with macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and others with low vision who are having difficulty reading by providing extra magnification and comfort.  The...

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Stanford Researchers Develop New Method to Assess Options for Heart-Disease Surgery

April 23, 2013 10:36 am | by Stanford University Medical Center | News | Comments

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have developed a method of predicting which patients with heart disease would benefit more from surgery and which would benefit more from angioplasty. Drawing on Medicare records of more than 100,000 patients with heart disease, the team demonstrated that the effectiveness of coronary bypass surgery varied widely based on each individual's characteristics.

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Carticept Medical Announces Two Additional Navigator Delivery System Patents

April 23, 2013 10:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ALPHARETTA, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 23, 2013--Carticept ® Medical, Inc., a developer of innovative drug delivery systems, today announced that its patents “Anesthetic Injection System” and “Imaging-Guided Anesthetic Injection Method” were issued today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office...

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Gone, but Not Forgotten

April 23, 2013 10:30 am | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

An international team of neuroscientists has described in exhaustive detail the underlying neurobiology of an amnesiac who suffered from profound memory loss after damage to key portions of his brain. EP's story is strikingly similar to the more famous case of HM, who also suffered permanent, dramatic memory loss after small portions of his medial temporal lobes were removed by doctors in 1953 to relieve severe epileptic seizures.

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Technology Transforms Health Care

April 23, 2013 10:23 am | by Florida Science Communications | News | Comments

The current special issue of Technology and Innovation – Proceedings of the National Academy of Inventors, devoted to studies on medical technology and health care delivery, focuses on a wide range of topics, from new technologies to reduce the cost of health care to understanding the human microbiome.

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Atrophy in Key Region of Brain Associated with Multiple Sclerosis

April 23, 2013 10:22 am | by Radiological Society of North America | News | Comments

Magnetic resonance imaging measurements of atrophy in an important area of the brain are an accurate predictor of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. According to the researchers, these atrophy measurements offer an improvement over current methods for evaluating patients at risk for MS.

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Drug Reduces Fat by Blocking Blood Vessels

April 23, 2013 10:20 am | by American Physiological Society | News | Comments

Researchers have long known that cancerous tumors grow collections of abnormal blood cells, the fuel that feeds this disease and keeps it growing. Now, new evidence in an animal model suggests that blood vessels in the fat tissue of obese individuals could provide the same purpose—and could provide the key to a new way for people to lose weight.

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Man Undergoes Phrenic Nerve Surgery to Relieve Shortness of Breath, Hopes to Celebrate Recovery by Running a Marathon

April 23, 2013 9:47 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

SHREWSBURY, N.J., April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kurt Matthewson went out for his typical run one morning, and quite suddenly, felt shortness of breath and was unable to continue. When the problem persisted he went to a specialist, who administered tests revealing the left side of...

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New Directions Technology Consulting Inks Deal with iRx Reminder to Co-develop Bidirectional, mHealth, Smartphone Solutions for Clinical Trials

April 23, 2013 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

HUNTINGTON, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 23, 2013--New Directions Technology Consulting, LLC (New Directions), and mHealth application service provider iRx Reminder, LLC, have signed an invention promotion agreement to expand iRx Reminder’s bidirectional smartphone-based solutions focused on...

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Net Medical Xpress Announces Formation of Technology User's Group

April 23, 2013 9:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Net Medical Xpress Solutions, Inc., (OTC QB: NMXS), announced today the formation of a Technology User's Group to accelerate the development of improvements in telemedicine. Dick Govatski, CEO, Net Medical, said, "User Groups are an ideal way to solicit and collect valuable customer feedback...

Nano Compartments May Aid Drug Delivery, Catalyst Design

April 23, 2013 9:22 am | by Bill Steele, Cornell University | News | Comments

Spongelike nanoparticles whose pores can be filled with drugs offer the promise of drug delivery to specific targets in the body, avoiding unpleasant side effects. Cornell researchers have now created nanoparticles with separate compartments that could carry two or more different drugs to the same location, with precise control over the amounts.

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Making Sense of Medical Sensors

April 23, 2013 9:19 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT | News | Comments

With the recent launch of MIT’s Institute for Medical Engineering and Science, MIT News examines research with the potential to reshape medicine and health care through new scientific knowledge, novel treatments and products, better management of medical data, and improvements in health-care delivery.

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3v07 Medical Advertising Introduces Social Anthropology Product

April 23, 2013 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 23, 2013--Healthcare advertising is seeing more medical device companies going direct to consumers thanks to the effectiveness of the Internet in reaching people looking for answers online to their medical conditions. This has made it important for...

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InspireMD Receives Approval From US Food and Drug Administration to Begin US Regulatory Trial

April 23, 2013 8:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE MKT: NSPR) ("Inspire" or the "Company"), the developer of the MGuardT Embolic Protection Stent (EPS), announced today that on April 19, 2013, the Company received an approval with conditions for its Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) application with the U.S. Food...

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Neusoft Medical Launches New Products to Global Market at 2013 Spring CMEF

April 23, 2013 5:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

SHENYANG, China, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Neusoft Medical Systems Co., Ltd. ("Neusoft Medical"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Neusoft Corporation (SSE: 600718), today announced the launch of a variety of new products to the global market in the categories of CT, digital X-ray,...

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