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First Bioresorbable and X-Ray Visible Cardiovascular Stent

February 9, 2015 10:27 am | by Rutgers' Office of Research and Economic Development | Comments

A new stent for treating cardiovascular disease that incorporates a polymer invented at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, has been implanted in patients for the first time. The device, called Fantom, is a drug-eluting scaffold being...

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Bracelet that Monitors Real-Time Health Signs for the Elderly

February 9, 2015 10:14 am | by Investigación y Desarrollo | Comments

The trend of wearable devices (smart accessories) like bracelets, sunglasses and watches, is rarely focused on the elderly population. However, Mexican Francisco Lopez-Lira Fennel, who lives in Spain, wants these devices to be used by older adults...

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'Virtual Virus' Unfolds the Flu on a CPU

February 9, 2015 9:50 am | by Biophysical Society | Comments

By combining experimental data from X-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy, cryoelectron microscopy and lipidomics (the study of cellular lipid networks), researchers at the University of Oxford have built a complete model of the outer envelope of...

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$15,000 Prize Offered for Treatment Incentive

February 9, 2015 9:33 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

Whole You Inc., a Mitsui Chemicals company, will pay $15,000 for ideas about how oral and visual caregivers can help patients help themselves. The winner from each challenge (www.innocentive.com/pavilion/wholeyou), one of which calls for...

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Valencell Expands Robust Portfolio of Critical Patents

February 8, 2015 9:30 am | by Valencell | Comments

Valencell, a leader in performance biometric data sensor technology, today announced it has been granted an additional eight patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The new patents are critical to the accurate monitoring and...

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Molecular Breast Imaging Will Boost Breast Cancer Detection

February 8, 2015 8:30 am | by GlobalData | Comments

As breast cancer detection can be improved by Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI) as an adjunct to mammography, in comparison with mammography alone, manufacturers must pursue cost-effectiveness to ensure its widespread adoption, says an analyst...

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Hip and Knee Markets in the U.S. Soar to New Heights

February 7, 2015 9:30 am | by iData Research | Comments

According to a report published by iData Research (www.idataresearch.com), the U.S. large joint restoration market, which includes hip and knee restorations as well as bone cement sales, is projected to pass the USD $9 billion mark this year...

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7 Lifesaving Facts About Artificial Hearts

February 7, 2015 8:30 am | by SynCardia Systems, Inc. | Comments

For patients suffering from end-stage biventricular (both sides) heart failure, a donor heart transplant is the standard of care. However, not all patients waiting for a donor heart will have one available to them when they need it to save their...

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Using Smartphone Technology to Improve Hearing Devices

February 6, 2015 3:32 pm | by University of Texas at Dallas | Comments

Many scientists agree: The smartphone offers many applications and has become one of the most sophisticated technologies out there. With the support of a $522,000, two-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, a UT Dallas team wants to...

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Disposable Devices to Identify Allergies

February 6, 2015 2:39 pm | by Investigación y Desarrollo | Comments

Gabriel Caballero Robledo from the Center for Research and Advanced Studies (CINVESTAV) at Monterrey, Mexico, is working on the design of a small medical device capable of detecting allergies or diseases quickly and at a low cost. During his stay...

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FDA-Approved 3D Breast CT Doesn't Require Tissue Compression

February 6, 2015 2:32 pm | by Koning Corporation | Comments

Koning Corporation, a leading developer of advanced medical imaging systems announced today that the FDA has approved their Koning Breast CT (KBCT) system and KBCT-guided biopsy bracket. This approval signals that KBCT has undergone and... 

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New Generation MRI Compatible Pacing System

February 6, 2015 2:25 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sorin Group, a global medical device company and a leader in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, announced today that it has received approval from Japan’s Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) for its new KORA...

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Nanovectors Combine Cancer Imaging and Therapy

February 6, 2015 2:18 pm | by CNRS (Délégation Paris Michel-Ange) | Comments

Researchers at Imperial College London and the Laboratoire de chimie de la matière condensée de Paris (CNRS/Collège de France/UPMC)1 have designed and developed hybrid gold-silica nanoparticles, which are turning out to be genuine...  

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Photos of the Day: Using 3-D Printers to Give Kids a Hand

February 6, 2015 12:28 pm | by Rice University | Comments

Rice University bioengineering students, staff and faculty teamed up with Marvel Universe LIVE! and Houston’s Shriners Hospitals for Children this week to offer both a free mechanical hand and a once-in-a-lifetime experience to the families of...

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Device Delivers Chemotherapy Drugs Directly to Tumors

February 6, 2015 12:09 pm | by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Comments

Pancreatic cancer cells are notorious for being protected by a fortress of tissue, making it difficult to deliver drugs to either shrink the tumor or stop its growth. Now researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have...

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