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Building Heart Tissue That Beats

March 20, 2014 9:18 am | by American Chemical Society (ACS) | Comments

When a heart gets damaged, such as during a major heart attack, there’s no easy fix. But scientists working on a way to repair the vital organ have now engineered tissue that closely mimics natural heart muscle that beats, not only in a lab...

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Midmark Announces IQvitals Connectivity with Amazing Charts Electronic Medical Record Software

March 20, 2014 9:14 am | by Midmark Corporation | Comments

Midmark Corporation, a leading medical solutions provider and trusted leader in digital diagnostic devices for non-acute care, today announced that Midmark IQvitals is now integrated with the recently released version of Amazing Charts’...

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Research: EarlySense Monitoring System Reduces Length of Stay in the Hospital and ICU

March 20, 2014 8:34 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

EarlySense®, the market leader in contact free monitoring solutions, today revealed significant results of a 7,643 patient outcome study conducted by researchers from Harvard University Medical School and published at The American Journal...

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European Launch of St. Jude's Spinal Cord Stimulation System with Burst Technology

March 20, 2014 8:31 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

St. Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company, today announced the CE Mark approval and European launch of its Prodigy Chronic Pain System with Burst Technology. As the first and only implantable neuromodulation system that delivers...

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Surgical Equipment Market Expected to Reach USD 11.28 Billion Globally in 2019

March 20, 2014 7:32 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Surgical Equipment Market (Surgical Sutures and Staples, Surgical Handheld Instruments, and Electrosurgical Devices) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth...

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Functional Brain Imaging Can Provide Better Diagnosis And Treatment Monitoring In Persons With Traumatic Brain Injury

March 19, 2014 5:32 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a devastating problem with serious physical and emotional consequences.  Nick Bell, former Oakland Raider running back, suffered for many years with depression, pain, irritability and isolation as the result...

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Making Diagnostic Imaging Possible for Patients with Cardiac Implants

March 19, 2014 12:31 pm | by University of Michigan Health System | Comments

The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center is on the forefront of making diagnostic imaging possible for patients with cardiac implants. Electrophysiologist Eric D. Good, D.O., has implanted the state’s first patient with... 

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IBM's Watson to Help Sequence Cancer DNA

March 19, 2014 11:59 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

IBM and its Watson cloud computing system are partnering with the New York Genome Center to help it sequence DNA for the treatment of brain cancer. New York Genome will use IBM's "Jeopardy!" champion system to sequence the DNA of cancer...

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Study Uses Video-Game Device to Prevent Patient Falls

March 19, 2014 11:54 am | by University of Missouri | Comments

Technology used in video games is making its way to hospital rooms, where researchers at the University of Missouri hope to learn new ways to prevent falls among hospital patients. Between 700,000 and 1 million people each year fall in...

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MedMira Brings First Comprehensive Point-of-Care Rapid HIV Test to Mexico

March 19, 2014 11:32 am | by MedMira Inc. | Comments

MedMira Inc. has received approval from the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) to market and sell its Reveal® Rapid HIV Antibody Test (Reveal HIV) in Mexico. Reveal HIV is the first rapid HIV test to be...

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Pocket Diagnosis

March 19, 2014 11:28 am | by University of Cambridge | Comments

A recently-developed mobile phone application could make monitoring conditions such as diabetes, kidney disease, and urinary tract infections much clearer and easier for both patients and doctors, and could eventually be used to slow or...

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Genetic Test Could Improve Colon Cancer Screening

March 19, 2014 11:16 am | by University of North Carolina Health Care | Comments

A non-invasive test that includes detection of the genetic abnormalities related to cancer could significantly improve the effectiveness of colon cancer screening, according to research published by a team of scientists including David... 

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Using Big Data to Identify Triple-Negative Breast, Oropharyngeal, and Lung Cancers

March 19, 2014 11:00 am | by Case Western Reserve University | Comments

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and colleagues used "big data" analytics to predict if a patient is suffering from aggressive triple-negative breast cancer, slower-moving cancers or non-cancerous lesions with 95 percent...  

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Small Step Toward Growing Tissue in the Lab

March 19, 2014 10:57 am | by University of Adelaide | Comments

University of Adelaide mathematicians have devised a method for identifying how cell clusters have formed by analyzing an image of the cluster. Published in the Journal of Theoretical Biology, their mathematical modelling tool will be useful...

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New Lens Design Drastically Improves Kidney Stone Treatment

March 19, 2014 10:42 am | by Ken Kingery, Duke University | Comments

Duke engineers have devised a way to improve the efficiency of lithotripsy — the demolition of kidney stones using focused shock waves. After decades of research, all it took was cutting a groove near the perimeter of the shock wave-focusing...

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