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True Blue: Saving Tiny Lives With LED Lights

September 25, 2014 2:12 pm | by GE Healthcare | Comments

When Dr. Rajesh Kumar meets his patients for the first time, they can often fit into the palms of his hands. Kumar is a medical specialist who cares for tiny infants in Jharkhand, the largely rural Indian state located west of...

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FDA Clears Glucose Monitoring System for Use in Hospital Critical Care Units

September 25, 2014 11:26 am | by U.S. Food and Drug Administration | Comments

Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared a new indication for the Nova StatStrip Glucose Hospital Meter System, extending its use to critically ill patients who have been hospitalized. This is the first blood glucose monitoring...

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‘Skin-Like’ Device Monitors Cardiovascular and Skin Health

September 25, 2014 11:05 am | by Megan Fellman, Northwestern University | Comments

A new wearable medical device can quickly alert a person if they are having cardiovascular trouble or if it’s simply time to put on some skin moisturizer, reports a Northwestern University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign study...

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Simple Blood Test Could Be Used as Tool for Early Cancer Diagnosis

September 25, 2014 10:59 am | by University of Bristol | Comments

High levels of calcium in blood, a condition known as hypercalcaemia, can be used by GPs as an early indication of certain types of cancer, according to a study by researchers from the universities of Bristol and Exeter. Hypercalcaemia is the...

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New Findings on How Brain Handles Tactile Sensations

September 25, 2014 10:31 am | by Lund University | Comments

The traditional understanding in neuroscience is that tactile sensations from the skin are only assembled to form a complete experience in the cerebral cortex, the most advanced part of the brain. However, this is challenged by new research findings...

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Studying Proteins Is a 5 Billion-Dollar Business

September 25, 2014 10:09 am | by Kalorama Information | Comments

The market for “proteomics” instruments, reagents and testing for research and diagnostic applications topped 5 billion dollars in 2013, and should see rapid revenue growth, according to Kalorama information.  The healthcare market research...

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First-Ever Conception Assistance Device FDA-Cleared for Home Use Launches U.S. Over-the-Counter Sales

September 25, 2014 9:56 am | by Rinovum Women’s Health | Comments

Rinovum Women’s Health announced today that The Stork OTC—the only home-use conception assistance device on the market cleared by the FDA for over-the-counter sales—is available without a prescription in stores and online at the company's...

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Emergency Approval of Ebola Test Points to Opportunity For Test Makers

September 25, 2014 9:38 am | by Kalorama Information | Comments

The emergency approval of a real time PCR testing product for Ebola demonstrates the scope of concern about the recent epidemic and possible opportunity for test makers. Kalorama said the world market for infectious disease tests is estimated...

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HealthPatch MD Biosensor Receives FDA Clearance for Monitoring Patients at Home

September 25, 2014 9:23 am | by Vital Connect | Comments

Vital Connect announced today that it received FDA clearance for use of its HealthPatch MD biosensor for monitoring patients in their homes. As an industry pioneer of wearable biosensor technology, Vital Connect now enables medical professionals...

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Patient Enrollment Completed for Imagio Breast Imaging System

September 25, 2014 9:16 am | by PRNewswire | Comments

Seno Medical Instruments, Inc., the company pioneering the development of opto-acoustic technology as a new tool to improve the process of diagnosing breast cancer, announced today it has completed active enrollment of subjects in its U.S.-based...

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New EEG electrode Offers Faster, Easier Measurement of Brain Function

September 24, 2014 2:29 pm | by University of Eastern Finland | Comments

A new, easy-to-use EEG electrode set for the measurement of the electrical activity of the brain was developed in a recent study completed at the University of Eastern Finland. The solutions developed in the Ph.D. study of Pasi Lepola, MSc, make...

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Tonsil Stem Cells Could Someday Help Repair Liver Damage Without Surgery

September 24, 2014 2:01 pm | by American Chemical Society | Comments

The liver provides critical functions, such as ridding the body of toxins. Its failure can be deadly, and there are few options for fixing it. But scientists now report in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces a way to potentially...

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A Step in the Right Direction to Avoid Falls

September 24, 2014 12:17 pm | by Ohio State University | Comments

Researchers at The Ohio State University have gained new insight into how the body moves when we're walking. They learned everything they needed to know by watching people walk naturally on a treadmill. In normal walking, humans place their...

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NIH Funds Next Phase of Tissue Chip for Drug Screening Program

September 24, 2014 12:12 pm | by NIH/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) | Comments

The National Institutes of Health will award funds to support the next phase of its Tissue Chip for Drug Screening program to improve ways of predicting drug safety and effectiveness. Researchers will collaborate over three years to refine...

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The Mechanics of Tissue Growth

September 24, 2014 12:03 pm | by University of Pittsburgh | Comments

When the body forms new tissues during the healing process, cells must be able to communicate with each other. For years, scientists believed this communication happened primarily through chemical signaling. Now researchers at Carnegie Mellon...

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