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Health Wearable Device Offers No-Skin-Contact ECG Technology

July 17, 2014 2:52 pm | by Lifetip | Videos | Comments

Attached to a shirt or bra, Lifetip monitors the user’s daily activities, certifying that everything is going well or providing a warning if not. The device, tracking and analyzing the user’s electrical heart activity (ECG), is able to promptly recognize...

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Trying Gene Therapy to Create Biological Pacemaker

July 17, 2014 2:41 pm | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

No batteries required: Scientists are creating a biological pacemaker by injecting a gene into the hearts of sick pigs that changed ordinary cardiac cells into a special kind that induces a steady heartbeat. The study, published Wednesday, is...

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Squid Skin Protein Could Improve Biomedical Technologies

July 17, 2014 2:35 pm | by University of California - Irvine | News | Comments

The common pencil squid (Loliginidae) may hold the key to a new generation of medical technologies that could communicate more directly with the human body. UC Irvine materials science researchers have discovered that reflectin, a protein...

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ARUP Labs Signs Agreement with UH Case Medical Center to Distribute Novel DEEPGEN HIV Test

July 17, 2014 2:27 pm | by University Hospitals Case Medical Center | News | Comments

University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center has signed an agreement with ARUP Laboratories, a major national clinical reference laboratory that offers an extensive menu of highly complex and unique medical tests to hospitals, medical schools...

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New Gene Discovered that Stops the Spread of Deadly Cancer

July 17, 2014 2:17 pm | by Salk Institute | News | Comments

Scientists at the Salk Institute have identified a gene responsible for stopping the movement of cancer from the lungs to other parts of the body, indicating a new way to fight one of the world's deadliest cancers. By identifying the cause of...

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Researchers Create New Method to Draw Molecules from Live Cells

July 17, 2014 1:57 pm | by University of Houston | News | Comments

University of Houston researchers have devised a new method for extracting molecules from live cells without disrupting cell development, work that could provide new avenues for the diagnosis of cancer and other diseases. The researchers used...

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FDA Approves Freedom Portable Driver for the SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

July 17, 2014 12:08 pm | by SynCardia | News | Comments

The Freedom portable driver received FDA approval on June 26, 2014 for use with the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart as a bridge to transplantation in cardiac transplant candidates who are clinically stable. “With the FDA approval...

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Taking Great Ideas from the Lab to the Fab

July 17, 2014 12:00 pm | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

A "valley of death" is well-known to entrepreneurs – the lull between government funding for research and industry support for prototypes and products. To confront this problem, in 2013 the National Science Foundation (NSF) created a new...

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Can Clay Address Superbug Infection Concerns?

July 17, 2014 11:34 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Superbugs, they're called: Pathogens, or disease-causing microorganisms, resistant to multiple antibiotics. Such antibiotic resistance is now a major public health concern. "This serious threat is no longer a prediction for the future," states...

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Photos of the Day: Antimicrobial Clay

July 17, 2014 11:33 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Are the best medicines hidden in the Earth? French green clays are used for healing Buruli ulcers. Lynda Williams, a biogeochemist at Arizona State University and colleague Keith Morrison set out to identify naturally-occurring antibacterial...

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The Edge Radiosurgery System Can Target Cancer with Sub-Millimeter Accuracy

July 17, 2014 10:54 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Medical researchers have confirmed that the Edge radiosurgery system from Varian Medical Systems can deliver dose to a targeted tumor with sub-millimeter isocenter accuracy.  The researchers, from the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown in...

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Bausch + Lomb's Femtosecond Laser Platform Receives 510(k) Clearance from FDA for Lens Fragmentation Procedure

July 17, 2014 10:52 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Bausch + Lomb has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the VICTUS Femtosecond Laser Platform for laser...

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Adoption Increases for VeriTeQ’s “Q Inside” Breast Implant Safety Technology

July 17, 2014 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | Veriteq,A Vaisala Company | News | Comments

VeriTeQ Corporation, a provider of implantable medical device identification and radiation dose measurement technologies, announced today that the adoption of its Q Inside Safety Technology continues to increase across Europe. There are now...

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Clemson University Bioengineering Center Lands $11 Million for Tissue Research

July 17, 2014 10:32 am | by Clemson University | News | Comments

Clemson University has been awarded $11 million to expand a bioengineering center that helps mentor junior faculty members as they research how lab-grown tissue can treat some of the world’s most debilitating diseases, ranging from heart...

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Robotic and Computer-Assisted Devices Struggling to Win Over Orthopedic Surgeons

July 17, 2014 9:39 am | by GlobalData | News | Comments

While marketing drivers will continue to enhance the existing growth trend in the global computer-assisted devices space, computer-assisted and robotic surgery is expected to remain the reserve of top-tier hospitals, mostly in developed...

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