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Prototype Flexible Health Patch Weighs Just 10g

April 9, 2014 12:12 pm | by imec | Comments

Holst Centre and imec have unveiled a prototype flexible health patch weighing just 10g – half the weight of current products. The patch uses real-time electrocardiogram (ECG), tissue-contact impedance and accelerometer information to accurately...

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Florida Lawmakers Look To Expand, Regulate Telehealth

April 9, 2014 12:00 pm | by Kelli Kennedy, Associated Press | Comments

The calls may come in the middle of the night and from hospitals more than an hour away. Someone is having a stroke and is en route an emergency room in the Florida Keys, but there aren't any neurologists on call. Within 15 minutes, a...  

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Molecular Diagnostics Are Leading the Way to Personalized, Precision Medicine

April 9, 2014 11:47 am | by The Society for Women’s Health Research | Comments

The Society for Women’s Health Research (SWHR), the leading voice on research into the biological sex differences between women and men, is proud to announce a public awareness campaign focused on “Transforming Science: Innovations in Molecular...

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Toward a Faster, More Accurate Way to Diagnose Stroke

April 9, 2014 11:45 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

When someone suffers from a stroke, a silent countdown begins. A fast diagnosis and treatment can mean the difference between life and death. So scientists are working on a new blood test that one day could rapidly confirm whether someone...

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U.S. Market for Neurostimulation Devices Will Reach Almost $4 Billion by 2022

April 9, 2014 11:41 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Decision Resources Group finds that the approval of new indications—particularly chronic heart failure, obesity and epilepsy—will expand the patient pool and market potential for neurostimulation devices in the United States considerably...

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Unraveling the Human Brain

April 9, 2014 11:39 am | by Corinna Hackenbrock, youris.com | Comments

One of the biggest challenges today is to understand the human brain and we never have been closer to realize it. More than 130 institutes are taking part in one of Europe´s largest research projects, funded with 1.2 billion Euros: the Human...

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Brainlab: Fastest Growing Radiosurgery Platform over the Last Decade Continues to Perform

April 9, 2014 11:38 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Brainlab announced today that well over 1,000,000 patient treatments have been performed with Novalis to date and the growth in non-invasive specialized radiation therapy techniques is expected to grow at a faster pace than other treatment...

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Brain Model Pins Down Motor Decisions

April 9, 2014 11:17 am | by Constanze Böttcher, youris.com | Comments

Talking or reading. Texting a message or listening. The dilemma of choosing between various tasks is not an invention of the modern information age. Humans and all vertebrates have to prioritise their actions. But to understand the neurobiology...

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Photos of the Day: 'Electronic Skin' Can Store and Deliver Medicine

April 9, 2014 11:13 am | by University of Texas in Austin | Comments

Researchers from the University of Texas in Austin have developed a wearable device known as “electronic skin” that can store and transmit data and release drugs into the skin. The device is a bit like an electronic parfait — layers of...

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Strategic Partnership to Bring Innovative Healthcare Cloud Technology to Laboratories

April 9, 2014 11:01 am | by Beckman Coulter Inc. | Comments

hc1.com, the Healthcare Relationship Cloud company, and Beckman Coulter Diagnostics, a global leader in developing clinical diagnostic products that help advance and optimize the laboratory, announced a strategic partnership to deliver innovative...

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New Anspach High Speed Drill System Debuts at AANS Annual Meeting

April 9, 2014 10:46 am | by DePuy Synthes Power Tools | Comments

DePuy Synthes Power Tools* announced the global launch of the Anspach EG1 High Speed Electric System, a next generation high-speed electric drill with multiple attachments and accessories, designed for use in neurosurgery, otology and spinal...

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Medicare Database Reveals Top-Paid Doctors

April 9, 2014 10:34 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Serdar Tumgoren, Associated Press | Comments

Medicare paid a tiny group of doctors $3 million or more apiece in 2012. One got nearly $21 million. Those are among the findings of an Associated Press analysis of physician data released Wednesday by the Obama administration, part of a...

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New Report Rates Opportunities in the United States IVD Market

April 9, 2014 10:34 am | by Kalorama Information | Comments

Advanced flow cytometry and microbiology tests will provide more opportunity for manufacturers than POC tests or clinical chemistry test products sold in the United States, according to Kalorama Information. Kalorama made the finding...

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High-Tech Items Giving Deaf-Blind Online Access

April 8, 2014 3:59 pm | by Frank Eltman, Associated Press | Comments

Tanisha Verdejo loves to surf the Internet for shopping deals. She chats on Facebook, learns about new recipes and enjoys sending emails to friends and family. Verdejo, who can't see or hear, could do none of that a year ago. The 40-year...

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Researchers Develop New Tool to Check Cells’ ‘Batteries’

April 8, 2014 3:50 pm | by University of Virginia | Comments

Under the microscope, they glow like streetlights, forming tidy rows that follow the striations of muscle tissue. They are mitochondria – the powerhouses of cells – and researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have created...

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