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Molecular MRI Aims at Component of Multiple Cancers

June 9, 2015 9:30 am | by Society of Nuclear Medicine | Comments

A relatively new biomarker called prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) is the bullseye for three new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) agents that bind to the protein in not only prostate cancer, but a range of tumor types, according to research...

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Medtronic Accelerates Path to Artificial Pancreas

June 9, 2015 9:00 am | by Medtronic | Comments

Medtronic announced results from the European User Evaluation of the MiniMed 640G system, which demonstrated that the pump’s exclusive technology can reduce...

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Long-Term Post-Stroke Pain Relief with Weekly Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation

June 9, 2015 8:50 am | by International Neuromodulation Society | Comments

Weekly sessions of non-invasive repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation provided sufficient long-term pain relief in 61 percent of patients with central post-stroke pain, and delivered long-term relief for patients who continued for one year...

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Microscope Technique Could Speed Identification of Deadly Bacteria

June 9, 2015 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A new way of rapidly identifying bacteria, which requires a slight modification to a simple microscope, may change the way doctors approach treatment for patients who develop potentially deadly infections and may also help the food industry...

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Ultrasound and Algorithms to Diagnose Bacterial Meningitis in Babies

June 9, 2015 8:30 am | by Plataforma SINC | Comments

Currently the only test to diagnose bacterial meningitis in babies is through a lumbar puncture, a painful and difficult procedure to perform. For this reason, a group of biomedical engineers decided to search for an alternative and developed...

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Injectable Electronics to Monitor Brain Activity

June 8, 2015 12:39 pm | by Harvard University | Comments

It's a notion that might be pulled from the pages of science-fiction novel - electronic devices that can be injected directly into the brain, or other body parts, and treat everything from neurodegenerative disorders to paralysis. It sounds unlikely...

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A Toolbox for Customized Vascularized Bone Implants

June 8, 2015 11:30 am | by Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB | Comments

The EU project VascuBone was coordinated by the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB and has reached the end of a 5-year funding period. In March 2015, the partners of this international research consortium met...

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Recovery of Sensory Function by Stem Cell Transplants

June 8, 2015 11:06 am | by Uppsala University | Comments

New research from Uppsala University shows promising progress in the use of stem cells for treatment of spinal cord injury. The results, which are published in the scientific journal Scientific Reports, show that human stem cells that are transplanted...

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Revolutionary New Tool Can Rewrite DNA

June 8, 2015 9:32 am | by GE Reports | Comments

At the most fundamental level, we are all code. The typical human body is an assembly of some 37 trillion cells, and each holds all the information needed to make a complete human being. Our DNA, the double-stranded helix responsible for...

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Plasma Makes Wounds Heal Quicker

June 8, 2015 9:14 am | by Fraunhofer | Comments

Many people suffer from skin disorders. Open wounds are a particularly acute problem, especially among the elderly. PlasmaDerm, a new medical technology solution, uses plasma to facilitate faster healing of wounds. Skin disorders are a common problem...

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Stretchable Ceramics Offer Application Potential in Medtech

June 5, 2015 2:33 pm | by Christian-Albrechts-Universitaet zu Kiel | Comments

Scientists at Kiel University have successfully been able to transfer the experience from furnace to laboratory while synthesizing nanoscale materials using simple and highly efficient flame technology. This “baking” of nanostructures...

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CE Mark for Smallest Spinal Cord Stimulator

June 5, 2015 2:22 pm | by Boston Scientific | Comments

Boston Scientific announces the European launch of the Precision Novi Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) System at the International Neuromodulation Society in Montreal, Canada. The 16-contact primary cell device has CE Mark for the treatment of...

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3D Surprise: Girl Missing Part of Arm Gifted a Prosthetic

June 5, 2015 2:12 pm | by Tamara Lush, Associated Press | Comments

When 10-year-old Annika Emmert patted Winter the dolphin's smooth back at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium on Thursday, she thought that was the best part of her morning. She was wrong. Cozi Zuehlsdorff, the actress who starred with Winter...

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Quantum Thermometer Measures Temperature at Cellular Level

June 5, 2015 11:28 am | by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona | Comments

Physics at the UAB have found the “formula” to construct a quantum thermometer with enough precision to detect minute fluctuations in temperature in regions as small as the inside of a cell. The research appears today in the journal Physical...

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Cybersecurity Expert to Offer Hacker's Perspective

June 5, 2015 11:23 am | by AAMI | Comments

When it comes to cybersecurity, "we’ve set hospitals up for failure." That’s according to one expert scheduled to speak this weekend at the AAMI 2015 Conference & Expo in Denver, CO. "The software and devices on [networks] are very susceptible...

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