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Bionic Ankle 'Emulates Nature'

April 17, 2014 | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | Comments

These days, Hugh Herr, an associate professor of media arts and sciences at MIT, gets about 100 emails daily from people across the world interested in his bionic limbs. Messages pour in from amputees seeking prostheses and from media outlets...

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Adhesive Gel Facilitates Organ Repair

April 17, 2014 2:59 pm | by CNRS (Délégation Paris Michel-Ange) | Comments

A significant breakthrough could revolutionize surgical practice and regenerative medicine. A team led by Ludwik Leibler from the Laboratoire Matière Molle et Chimie (CNRS/ESPCI Paris Tech) and Didier Letourneur from the Laboratoire Recherche...

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Beaming on a Balance Beam

April 17, 2014 2:52 pm | by Rice University | Comments

A 10-year-old Special Olympian is able to work her way along a balance beam without a helping human hand; an assistive device from a crew of Rice University freshmen gave her the independence she so desired. Macy Bouchard has been working...

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Neuromorphic Computing "Roadmap" Envisions Analog Path to Simulating Human Brain

April 17, 2014 2:40 pm | by Rick Robinson, Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

In the field of neuromorphic engineering, researchers study computing techniques that could someday mimic human cognition. Electrical engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology recently published a "roadmap" that details innovative...

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Photos of the Day: The Appification of Health & Fitness (Infographic)

April 17, 2014 11:09 am | by Mobiquity | Comments

A new study released today by mobile engagement provider Mobiquity, Inc has found that while 70 percent of people use mobile apps on a daily basis to track calorie intake and monitor physical activities, only 40 percent share data and insights...

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ResolutionMD First to Receive CFDA Certification for Web and Mobile Diagnosis in China

April 17, 2014 8:35 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Calgary Scientific Inc., a company known for creating transformative technology for the medical industry and beyond, announced today that ResolutionMD is first to receive certification from the China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) for...

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TauTona Group Sells Aline HA to Allergan

April 17, 2014 8:34 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

TauTona Group, a medical device incubator and investment fund focused on the rapid development of innovative medical products, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Aline Aesthetics has completed the sale of its Aline hyaluronic...

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New Reimbursement Guidelines as a Result of the Affordable Care Act Will Spur Expansion in the U.S. Patient Monitoring Device Market

April 16, 2014 4:31 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

Decision Resources Group finds that the United States patient monitoring device market will expand modestly through 2022, benefiting from a number of changes implemented as a result of the Affordable Care Act. More specifically, changing...

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X-ray Detector on Plastic Delivers Medical Imaging Performance

April 16, 2014 3:43 pm | by imec | Imec | Comments

Researchers from Holst Centre and imec have demonstrated the first ever X-ray detector produced on a plastic substrate that is capable of medical-grade performance. The proof-of-concept device delivers high-resolution, dynamic images at 25...

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Medical Device Manufacturer Achieves ISO-13485:2003 Registration

April 16, 2014 3:31 pm | by ATL | Comments

ATL, a leading medical device converter and manufacturer, has been registered to ISO-13485:2003. The standard, which specifies requirements for a quality management system directly related to medical device manufacturing, was a natural next step...

New Tech Could Lead to Night Vision Contact Lenses

April 16, 2014 2:28 pm | by Kate McAlpine, University of Michigan | Comments

An ultrathin light detector that can sense wavelengths our eyes can't see has the potential to put heat vision technology into a contact lens, its University of Michigan developers say. Heat or thermal vision, one variety of night vision...

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Smartphone Apps Remind Patients to Take Their Meds

April 16, 2014 2:13 pm | by Linda A. Johnson, AP Business Writer | Comments

Medicine only helps if you take it properly. And adhering to an exact schedule of what to take, and when, can be challenging for patients who are forgetful or need to take several medications. Doctors warn about the consequences and urge...

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The Key to Easy Asthma Diagnosis Is in the Blood

April 16, 2014 2:10 pm | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | Comments

Using just a single drop of blood, a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers has developed a faster, cheaper and more accurate tool for diagnosing even mild cases of asthma. This handheld technology — which takes advantage of a...

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Medline Acquires Key Spine Surgery Technology from Amendia

April 16, 2014 11:35 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

To help meet the healthcare industry’s growing demand for comprehensive solutions for cervical spine procedures, Medline Industries, Inc. today announced it has acquired the anterior cervical fusion distraction pin business from Amendia, a...

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Potential Use of Google Glass in Surgical Settings

April 16, 2014 11:23 am | by Elsevier | Comments

An article recently published in the International Journal of Surgery shows the potential applications for Google Glass in the surgical setting, particularly in relation to training. Personal portable information technology is advancing...

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GS1 Healthcare Releases UDI Implementation Guideline

April 16, 2014 11:17 am | by GS1 Healthcare | Comments

GS1 Healthcare US has published an implementation guideline for using GS1 Standards to address the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s new regulation for Unique Device Identification (UDI). The guideline, titled “Using the GS1 System for FDA..

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