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Growing Prostate Cancer Organoids in the Lab

September 5, 2014 10:36 am | by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center | News | Comments

Research led by investigators at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has shown for the first time that organoids derived from human prostate cancer tumors can be grown in the laboratory, giving researchers an exciting new tool to test...

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A Minimally Invasive, High-Performance Intervention for Staging Lung Cancer

September 5, 2014 10:27 am | by University of Montreal | News | Comments

Endoscopic biopsy of lymph nodes between the two lungs (mediastinum) is a sensitive and accurate technique that can replace mediastinal surgery for staging lung cancer in patients with potentially resectable tumors. Such were the conclusions...

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Researchers Turn to Plants to Help Treat Hemophilia

September 5, 2014 10:21 am | by University of Florida | News | Comments

Accidents as minor as a slip of the knife while chopping onions can turn dangerous for patients with hemophilia, who lack the necessary proteins in their blood to stem the flow from a wound. People with severe hemophilia typically receive regular...

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New Therapeutic Target for Diabetic Wound Healing

September 5, 2014 10:11 am | by Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center | News | Comments

Research led by scientists in Dr. Song Hong's group at LSU Health New Orleans has identified a novel family of chemical mediators that rescue the reparative functions of macrophages (a main type of mature white blood cells) impaired by diabetes...

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New Blood Test Could Offer More Tailored Treatment of Ovarian Cancer

September 5, 2014 10:01 am | by Manchester University | News | Comments

A new blood test allowing doctors to predict which ovarian cancer patients will respond to particular types of treatment is a step closer following a new study by Manchester scientists. Researchers from The University of Manchester and The...

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Novel Microneedle Patch Offers Faster and Effective Delivery of Painkiller and Collagen

September 5, 2014 9:52 am | by National University of Singapore | News | Comments

Individuals who are squeamish about injections or are looking for a way to let collagen penetrate deeper into the skin may soon have a solution that is faster, more effective and painless. The key lies in a small adhesive patch topped with...

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Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America Guidelines Include Agion Antimicrobial-Treated Catheters

September 5, 2014 9:43 am | by Sciessent | News | Comments

Use of catheters containing the Agion antimicrobial is among the recommended strategies to control central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) according to the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA). An expert guidance...

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Photos of the Day: Where Are the Women in STEM?

September 5, 2014 8:30 am | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor, ECN and Eileen Whitmore, Art Director | News | Comments

When it comes to women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) the numbers just don’t add up. Even though the number of women majoring in STEM (and attending college) has increased in the past few decades, the number of women...

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Quality Products/Services to our Aging, Technologically Astute Population

September 5, 2014 8:30 am | by Deborah Kacera, Regulatory & Industry Strategist, Pilgrim Software | Blogs | Comments

As the world population’s average age is increasingly rising, the home health industry is continuing to grow and mobile healthcare-related technology is evolving. As a result, more digital health companies and mobile devices will emerge...

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Compact Servo Drive: Up to 1000 W of Motor Power

September 5, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Allied Motion | Product Releases | Comments

The SXD 15 is the first in a new series of economical advanced digital servo drives from Allied Motion. This compact, modular unit can drive a DC brush, DC brushless or AC brushless motor requiring...

Overcoming Challenges and Misconceptions of Extrusion

September 4, 2014 3:52 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Vesta, Inc., Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, Teleflex Medical OEM | Articles | Comments

Medical device designers can select from an array of component fabrication processes for the necessary parts for a project, such as molding, machining, and even 3D printing. While extrusion may be most often associated with medical tubing...

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Ultrasensitive Biosensor from Molybdenite Semiconductor Outshines Graphene

September 4, 2014 3:25 pm | by UC Santa Barbara | News | Comments

Move over, graphene. An atomically thin, two-dimensional, ultrasensitive semiconductor material for biosensing developed by researchers at UC Santa Barbara promises to push the boundaries of biosensing technology in many fields, from health...

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Next Gen Sequencing Will Determine Growth in IVD Testing Market

September 4, 2014 3:05 pm | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

Not since the commercialization of polymerase chain reaction tests has molecular diagnostics been presented with such a promising technology as next-generation sequencing (NGS), according to healthcare market research firm Kalorama Information...

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Advances in Medical Imaging Could Enable Revolutionary Proton Therapy Cancer Treatment

September 4, 2014 2:14 pm | by AlphaGalileo | News | Comments

Advances in medical imaging technology which could make proton beam therapy a viable treatment for many more cancer sufferers will be described on an international stage. The University of Lincoln’s Professor Nigel Allinson MBE will deliver...

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Positive Clinical Data for First Procedural Therapy to Treat Type 2 Diabetes

September 4, 2014 12:21 pm | by Fractyl Labs | News | Comments

Fractyl Laboratories Inc. today announced positive clinical data for the first procedural therapy to directly treat the underlying digestive causes of insulin resistance in patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes. The non-invasive Revita...

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