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Dr. Andrews’ App Aims to Reduce Future Tommy John Surgeries

June 27, 2014 8:58 am | by Abracadabra Health | Comments

Throw Like a Pro, an application that helps baseball players reduce the likelihood of throwing injuries, is available for download on the App Store. The app provides knowledge of Dr. James Andrews and Dr. Kevin Wilk, two of the world’s... 

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Mount Sinai Heart Establishes Pioneering Center for Medical Devices to Advance Cardiovascular Medicine

June 26, 2014 3:17 pm | by Mount Sinai Health System | Comments

Mount Sinai Heart at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has created an innovative Center for Medical Devices to advance the field of cardiovascular medicine and accelerate the delivery of promising medical devices to cardiac patients...

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Redesigning Clinical Trials to Boost Participation

June 26, 2014 3:13 pm | by University of Michigan Health System | Comments

It’s a classic Catch-22: Medical researchers need to figure out if a promising new treatment is truly better than a current one, by randomly assigning half of a group of patients to get each treatment. But when they approach patients about...

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Research Aims to Develop Biomaterial to Regenerate Damaged Muscle

June 26, 2014 2:50 pm | by University of Arkansas, Fayetteville | Comments

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a three-year, $437,248 grant to a University of Arkansas biomedical engineering researcher to design and test a biomaterial that can regenerate damaged skeletal muscle. Living cells secrete fibrous...

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Space-Tested Robot Inspires Medicine

June 26, 2014 2:41 pm | by Melissa Gaskill, NASA | Comments

Humans doing difficult, repetitive tasks or those who need assistance with movement may soon get a helping hand – literally – thanks to robotic technology developed to serve astronauts in space. Robonaut, a human-like robot designed by NASA...

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Advanced Wound Care Products Market Nears 19 Billion

June 26, 2014 2:14 pm | by Kalorama Information | Comments

According to Kalorama Information, the worldwide wound care market reached revenues of $18,851.0 million in 2013. The healthcare market research publisher says that represents growth of 6% from the previous year. Revenues were based on sales...

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Controlling Movement with Light

June 26, 2014 11:25 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | Comments

For the first time, MIT neuroscientists have shown they can control muscle movement by applying optogenetics — a technique that allows scientists to control neurons’ electrical impulses with light — to the spinal cords of animals that are...

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Muscle Pacemakers Enhance Bone Growth

June 26, 2014 10:53 am | by University of Liverpool | Comments

In an important development for the health of elderly people, University of Liverpool researchers have developed a new method to target bone growth. As people age their bones lose density and, especially in women after the menopause, become...

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Virtual Experiments Give Surgeons the Cutting Edge

June 26, 2014 10:46 am | by Université du Luxembourg | Comments

Virtual experiments could soon be helping new surgeons hone their skills before they start work with live patients. This is the exciting research objective of European Research Council (ERC) fellow Stéphane Bordas, a Professor of Computational...

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New Technology to Treat Sepsis

June 26, 2014 10:40 am | by Oregon State University | Comments

The National Science Foundation has just awarded $200,000 to engineers at Oregon State University who have developed a new technology that they believe could revolutionize the treatment and prevention of sepsis. Sepsis is a "hidden killer"...

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Resistance to Antibiotics: New Rapid Diagnosis

June 26, 2014 10:25 am | by Université de Fribourg | Comments

A rapid diagnostic test for multi-resistance to broad-spectrum antibiotics has just been developed at the University of Fribourg. Prof Patrice Nordmann and Dr. Laurent Poirel of the Medical and Molecular Microbiology Unit have been...   

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Two Pyng Medical Devices Named Top Hot Products of 2014 by JEMS

June 26, 2014 9:59 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Pyng Medical Corp., an award-winning developer of trauma and resuscitation products for emergency, combat and critical care personnel, announces that its new FASTResponder Sternal IO and T-PODResponder Pelvic Stabilization Device were both...

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Dune Medical Devices Raises $21 Million in Funding

June 26, 2014 9:56 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Dune Medical Devices has announced that it has successfully completed the first of a two stage $21 million equity financing. The initial closing was completed for $14 million with a second tranche of $7 million to be completed by October...

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Collaboration Enables Remote Monitoring of Sleep Apnea

June 26, 2014 9:43 am | by Telenor Connexion | Comments

In Europe, approximately 2 to 5 % of the population suffer from sleep apnea. The disorder is characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep and this can cause drowsiness during the day as well as a broad spectrum of serious medical conditions...

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Insertable Cardiac Monitors Detect Afib in Stroke Patients Better Than Standard Care

June 26, 2014 9:34 am | by Medtronic | Comments

Medtronic Inc. has announced results from the CRYSTAL AF (CRYptogenic STroke And underLying Atrial Fibrillation) Clinical Trial have been published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The Trial found that continuous cardiac monitoring...

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