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Improving Powered Prosthetics for the Next Generation of Amputees

November 21, 2014 | by North Carolina State University | Comments

Powered lower limb prosthetics hold promise for improving the mobility of amputees, but errors in the technology may also cause some users to stumble or fall. New research examines exactly what happens when these technologies fail, with the goal...

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Treating Vascular Disease with Light

November 21, 2014 2:15 pm | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | Comments

A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine has discovered a receptor on blood vessels that causes the vessel to relax in response to light, making it potentially useful in treating vascular diseases. In addition, researchers discovered a...

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Non-Invasive Device Slows Brain Tumor Growth

November 21, 2014 2:04 pm | by Henry Ford Health System | Comments

A non-invasive, portable electrical device tested at the Hermelin Brain Tumor Center at Henry Ford Hospital - the only such testing site in Michigan - along with other major medical centers around the country, has been found to lengthen the lives...

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Photos (Videos) of the Day: Virtual Reality and 3D Printing to Address Head Injuries

November 21, 2014 1:47 pm | by GE Reports | Comments

Last spring, the National Football League, the sports performance brand Under Armour, and GE called on researchers, scientists and enthusiasts to find new tools for detecting concussions and protecting football players from traumatic brain injuries...

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Restoring Vision with Stem Cells

November 21, 2014 12:23 pm | by The Mount Sinai Hospital/Mount Sinai School of Medicine | Comments

The National Eye Institute (NEI), a division of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai a five-year grant totaling $1 million that will support an effort to re-create a patients' ocular stem...

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Restoring Balance After Brain Injury with Virtual Reality Tech

November 21, 2014 12:04 pm | by Kessler Foundation | Comments

Kessler Foundation is the recipient of a four-year grant for nearly $3 million from the Defense Medical Research and Development Program (DMRDP) Department of Defense (DOD) titled, "Improving Balance in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Using a Low...

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Cancer Biomarker and Drug Delivery System in One

November 21, 2014 11:48 am | by Nanyang Technological University | Comments

Nanyang Technological University in Singapore (NTU Singapore) has invented a unique biomarker with two exceptional functions. First, it lights up when it detects tumor cells to allow scientists to take a better look. And it can also release anti-cancer...

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Biodegradable Membrane Helps Prevent Blood Vessel Scarring

November 21, 2014 11:32 am | by Northwestern University | Comments

When blood vessels are damaged through surgery, it can trigger an endless cycle of scarring and repair. "Scar tissue will always form inside the blood vessel and, in many cases, eventually block blood flow," said Guillermo Ameer, professor...

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Design Software Key to Development of Implantable Artificial Heart

November 21, 2014 9:19 am | by PTC Creo | Comments

PTC has announced that researchers at the University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Medicine, pioneers in the development of artificial hearts, are using PTC Creo design software for the development of a Total Artificial Heart. The renowned institution...

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Hemopurifier to Be Used in Ebola Treatment under FDA 'Emergency Use'

November 20, 2014 2:01 pm | by Aethlon Medical | Comments

Aethlon Medical, Inc. disclosed that it will provide Hemopurifier therapy under FDA expanded access "emergency use" provisions to support requests from qualified physicians and institutes that may seek to treat ebola virus infection in the United States...

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Mobile Health Joins the Cloud in Clinical Trials

November 20, 2014 1:33 pm | by Medidata | Comments

Medidata announced the completion of a method development project conducted in partnership with GlaxoSmithKline plc to evaluate the impact of unifying mobile health devices with cloud-based technologies in a clinical trial setting. The joint initiative assessed...

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Penetrating Bone and Metal with Ultrasound

November 20, 2014 10:58 am | by NC State University | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique that allows ultrasound to penetrate bone or metal, using customized structures that offset the distortion usually caused by these so-called “aberrating layers...”

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Computer Model to Better Understand Gastrointestinal Disease

November 20, 2014 10:47 am | by Tufts University | Comments

Tufts University School of Engineering researchers and collaborators from Texas A&M University have published the first research to use computational modeling to predict and identify the metabolic products of gastrointestinal tract microorganisms...

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Improving Vision with Pac-Man

November 20, 2014 10:35 am | by Ohio State University | Comments

Scientists have created video games that add an important element of fun to the repetitive training needed to improve vision in people - including adults - with a lazy eye and poor depth perception. The training tools, including a Pac-Man-style "cat and mouse..."

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Handheld Ultrasounds Improve Physical Diagnosis

November 20, 2014 10:30 am | by The Mount Sinai Hospital | Comments

A new study by researchers from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found that training medical students to use a handheld ultrasound device can enhance the accuracy of their physical diagnosis. The study was presented November 18 at the American...

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MIT Student Hacks Health Care

November 19, 2014 4:03 pm | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

For as long as she can remember, Andrea Ippolito has known that she wanted to be an engineer. What she couldn’t have predicted was what, precisely, the scope and scale of her work would turn out to be. Ippolito began her career at Boston Scientific...

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