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Germ-Killing Robots Deployed to Africa to Aid in Battle Against Ebola

August 18, 2014 10:43 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Two 5-foot-5 superbug-slaying machines were deployed from the United States yesterday en route to JFK Hospital and ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, Republic of Liberia, where they will aid in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus outbreak. The...

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Remote Monitoring Can Save ICD and CRT-D Patients' Lives

August 18, 2014 10:32 am | by PresseBox | Comments

BIOTRONIK, a leading manufacturer of cardiovascular medical technology, announced the publication of the IN-TIME study results in the medical journal The Lancet. The randomized, controlled trial is the first worldwide to demonstrate that...

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Carbon Nanotubes and Near-infrared Lasers Promise a Cost Effective Solution for Cell Membrane Manipulation

August 18, 2014 10:16 am | by ACN Newswire | Comments

Japanese researchers have developed a new, targeted method for perforating cell membranes in order to deliver drugs to, or manipulate the genes of, individual cells. The paper is published in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced...

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Global Tissue Engineering and Regeneration Market to Reach $56.9 Billion in 2019

August 18, 2014 10:09 am | by BCC Research | Comments

BCC Research reveals in its new report, Tissue Engineering and Regeneration: Technologies and Global Markets, the global market for tissue engineering and regeneration is expected to grow to $56.9 billion by 2019, with a five-year compound...

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Abbott & DOD to Develop Portable Blood Tests for Evaluating Concussions

August 18, 2014 10:00 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Abbott and the United States Department of Defense have announced a collaboration with the intent to develop portable blood tests to help evaluate potential concussions, also called mild traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). As part of a multi–phased...

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Photos of the Day: Concussion Blood Test

August 18, 2014 9:59 am | by Abbott | Comments

Abbott's handheld, diagnostic analyzer is capable of performing a panel of commonly ordered blood tests on two or three drops of blood at the patient's side. Research suggests that certain proteins are released in the bloodstream following...

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NIH Awards Sedia Biosciences $195,490 SBIR Grant for Rapid HIV-1 Incidence Assay

August 18, 2014 8:58 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sedia Biosciences Corporation announced today that it has received a Notice of Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant to develop a Rapid HIV-1 Incidence (or Recency) Assay...

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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Baxano Surgical as a Leader in MIS Spine Innovation

August 18, 2014 8:56 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Based on its recent analysis of the minimally invasive spinal surgical solutions market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Baxano Surgical, Inc. with the 2014 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Line Strategy Leadership...

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ResMed Offers AirSense 10 CPAP and APAP Devices

August 18, 2014 8:55 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

ResMed, the industry leader in patient-comfort innovation, today introduced its new AirSense 10 positive-airway pressure (PAP) device platform, with breakthrough features that benefit both the patient and the healthcare provider. "Our home...

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Dopamine replacement associated with impulse control increase in early Parkinson's

August 15, 2014 4:31 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

New Penn Medicine research shows that neuropsychiatric symptoms such as depression, anxiety and fatigue are more common in newly diagnosed Parkinson's disease (PD) patients compared to the general population. The study also found that initiation of dopamine replacement therapy, the most common treatment for PD, was associated with increasing frequency of impulse control disorders and excessive daytime sleepiness. The new findings ...

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New X-ray imaging developed by scientists

August 15, 2014 4:25 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Scientists have developed an x-ray imaging system that enables researchers to see 'live' how effective treatments are for cystic fibrosis. Published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, the imaging method allows ...

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Do gut bacteria rule our minds?

August 15, 2014 4:21 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

It sounds like science fiction, but it seems that bacteria within us — which outnumber our own cells about 100-fold — may very well be affecting both our cravings and moods to get us to eat what they want, and often are driving us toward obesity. In an article published this week in the journal BioEssays, researchers from UC San Francisco, Arizona State University and University of New Mexico concluded ...

Low vitamin D levels linked to increased risks after noncardiac surgery

August 15, 2014 4:04 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Patients with low blood levels of vitamin D are at increased risk of death and serious complications after noncardiac surgery, suggests a study in Anesthesia & Analgesia. The researchers analyzed the relationship between vitamin D level and surgical outcomes in approximately 3,500 patients who ...

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UTMB named a World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Vaccine Research

August 15, 2014 3:53 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

The world experts on vaccine development at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have received an international designation acknowledging their unique niche in a sphere where research, government regulation and big pharma often collide. UTMB's Sealy Center for Vaccine Development has been named a World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Vaccine Research, Evaluation and Training on Emerging Infectious Diseases.

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3D Printing Cartilage

August 15, 2014 3:44 pm | by EnvisionTEC | Comments

Rocky Tuan, PhD, is a professor and executive vice chairman of the department of orthopedic surgery as well as the director of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine developing 3D printed cartilage with the EnvisionTEC Perfactory. This research is the first success of living human cartilage tissue composed atop a chip using 3D printing.

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