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Surgical Robots Cause 144 Patient Deaths

July 23, 2015 2:11 pm | by Rebecca Rudolph, Editor, Surgical Products | Comments

The innovations in robotic surgery are exciting as precision is being honed by surgeons, but a recent study about the adverse events in robotic surgery reminds the medical community of the risk when using these devices. From 2000 to 2013...

Glasses Reduce Digital Eye Strain Caused by Blue Light

July 23, 2015 1:02 pm | by JINS Eyewear | Comments

JINS Eyewear announced plans to launch JINS SCREEN, a new class of functional eyewear, to the U.S. market on August 8, 2015. JINS SCREEN is designed to combat the effects of blue light from prolonged use of digital devices, including computer...

Five Minute Test Determines if Chest Pain is a Heart Attack

July 23, 2015 11:12 am | by FABPulous BV | Comments

Between 1-2% of the population complains of chest pain every year. In emergency medicine, typically 60% of those patients will be diagnosed as potentially at risk of heart disease and most will be admitted to hospital for observation under...

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DNA Damage Seen in Patients Undergoing CT Scanning

July 23, 2015 9:50 am | by Tracie White, Science Writer, Stanford University School of Medicine | Comments

Using new laboratory technology, scientists have shown that cellular damage is detectable in patients after CT scanning, according to a new study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. “We now know that even...

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Low-dose Irradiation Can Edit Stem Cell Genes

July 23, 2015 9:40 am | by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center | Comments

For the first time, researchers have employed a gene-editing technique involving low-dose irradiation to edit the genome of patient stem cells, according to a study published in the journal Stem Cells Translational Medicine. This method, developed...

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Open Call for Round Two of Startup Competition

July 23, 2015 9:08 am | by Insight Product Development | Comments

Insight Product Development and MATTER Chicago are inviting med device & digital health startups to apply by September 15th to compete in the championship phase of their newly expanded, 2-phase Startup Competition. Created to encourage...

Finalists Announced for the 2015 R&D 100 Awards

July 23, 2015 9:01 am | by Advantage Business Media | Comments

R&D Magazine today announced the Finalists for the 53rd annual R&D 100 Awards, which honor the 100 most innovative technologies and services of the past year. This year’s Winners will be presented with their honors at the annual black-tie awards...

Robotic Arm for Real-time MRI Guidance

July 23, 2015 8:52 am | by University of Houston | Comments

GuidaBot is developing a robotic manipulator designed to work within the powerful magnetic field of an MRI, allowing physicians to perform interventions using real-time MRI imaging for absolute precision. GuidaBot’s force transmission...

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Programming Adult Stem Cells to Treat Muscular Dystrophy...and More

July 22, 2015 2:51 pm | by American Chemical Society | Comments

​Stem cells hold great potential for addressing a variety of conditions from spinal cord injuries to cancer, but they can be difficult to control. Scientists are now reporting in the journal ACS Nano a new way to mimic the body’s natural approach...

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Google, Novartis, and EPGL Race to Invent First 'Autofocus' Contact Lens

July 22, 2015 1:38 pm | by Global Communications, Inc. | Comments

Novartis CEO Joseph Jimenez has told the Financial Times that the market for an "Autofocus" contact lens could be worth, "anywhere between $10 billion and $50 billion in the next ten years." The Financial Times went on to say; "While Google's efforts...

Diagnosing a Cough with Sound Alone

July 22, 2015 1:22 pm | by University of Queensland | Comments

The cough is the single most common reason for a trip to the doctor, placing enormous strain on Australia’s healthcare system, but a new mobile health tool being developed by The University of Queensland could ease pressure on doctors and lower...

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Why Do Stents Fail Miserably for Peripheral Artery Disease?

July 22, 2015 11:20 am | by University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) | Comments

Researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center have received a five-year, $3.5 million grant funded by the National Institutes of Health to find out why stents don’t work well for treating peripheral artery disease (PAD). In the last decade...

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Professor Conducts World’s First Bionic Eye Implant

July 22, 2015 9:44 am | by University of Manchester | Comments

The world’s first implant of a bionic eye has been carried out by a University of Manchester academic. Professor Paulo Stanga led the four hour operation on pensioner Ray Flynn at the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital which implanted a device...

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Smartphone App Replaces the Pulse Oximeter

July 22, 2015 9:20 am | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | Comments

By simply carrying their cellphone, equipped with the health-tracking app, MoveSense, developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a patient's oxygen saturation level can be passively monitored with medical accuracy...

Diagnosing Using the Light of Fireflies

July 22, 2015 9:10 am | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | Comments

The lab of Kai Johnsson at EPFL, led by Alberto Schena and Rudolf Griss, were able to add a small chemical tag on the enzyme luciferase, which produces the light of fireflies. The tag detects a target protein, and the luciferase gives out a...

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