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Scientists Discover an On-Off Switch for Aging Cells

September 22, 2014 11:41 am | by Salk Institute | Comments

Scientists at the Salk Institute have discovered an on-and-off "switch" in cells that may hold the key to healthy aging. This switch points to a way to encourage healthy cells to keep dividing and generating, for example, new lung or liver tissue...

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Engineered Proteins Stick Like Glue – Even in Water

September 22, 2014 11:34 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

Shellfish such as mussels and barnacles secrete very sticky proteins that help them cling to rocks or ship hulls, even underwater. Inspired by these natural adhesives, a team of MIT engineers has designed new materials that could be used to...

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One-Year Outcomes Are Good for Patients Treated with Superficial Femoral Artery Stent

September 22, 2014 10:52 am | by Journal of Endovascular Therapy | Comments

The use of stents has improved management and outcomes of coronary artery disease, and clinical trials are attempting to prove the same will be true for superficial femoral artery disease. Randomized trials have shown favorable results for self...

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Research on Photoacoustics to Detect Breast Cancer

September 22, 2014 10:46 am | by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Oficina de Información Científica | Comments

One of the lines of research of OILTEBIA, a European science project coordinated by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, is a method to detect breast cancer based on photoacoustics and which could become an alternative to mammography or sonogram...

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CE Mark and European Launch of Medtronic’s TYRX Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope

September 22, 2014 10:33 am | by Medtronic | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has received CE (Conformité Européenne) Mark for the TYRX Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope. This innovative mesh envelope covers an implantable cardiac device to help stabilize the device after implantation and reduce surgical...

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New Chip Promising for Tumor-Targeting Research

September 22, 2014 10:26 am | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | Comments

Researchers have developed a chip capable of simulating a tumor's "microenvironment" and plan to use the new system to test the effectiveness of nanoparticles and drugs that target cancer. The new system, called a tumor-microenvironment-on...

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Ultrasound Enhancement Provides Clarity to Damaged Tendons, Ligaments

September 22, 2014 9:59 am | by UW-Madison | Comments

The potential was hidden in plain sight, pretty much since the beginning of medical ultrasound. But it took an expert in earthquake waves to unearth the idea that sound waves reflected from human bodies could reveal not only their internal shape...

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Study: Magnetic Implant Is an Important Breakthrough in the Treatment of Reflux Disease

September 22, 2014 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Torax Medical announced today the publication of new data comparing the LINX Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation Device and laparoscopic fundoplication surgery in 249 patients. Data from this study significantly adds to the growing body of evidence...

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CE Mark Grants St. Jude’s Pacing Lead Expanded Patient Access to MRI Scans

September 22, 2014 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

St. Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company, has announced CE Mark approval of updated labeling for its Tendril STS and IsoFlex Optim pacing leads, allowing existing and future patients with the devices access to magnetic resonance...

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FDA Approves Gore's VIABAHN Endoprosthesis for Endovascular Treatment of In-Stent Restenosis

September 22, 2014 9:22 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) today announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the GORE VIABAHN Endoprosthesis for interventional treatment of in-stent restenosis in the superficial femoral artery (SFA). Now...

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Accellent Unveils its New Brand Identity as Lake Region Medical

September 22, 2014 9:15 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Today Accellent Inc. launched its new brand platform and will begin doing business as Lake Region Medical, consistent with its announcement in March of this year following the Company’s acquisition of Lake Region Medical. As a merged...

First-in-Man Procedure Utilizes a New Method of Stem Cell Delivery

September 19, 2014 3:50 pm | by PR WEB | Comments

The Translational Research Institute “TRI Medical” announced today that its new ND Infusion Catheter is being used in a first-in-man procedure at the University of Frankfurt. The study commenced on September 4th, 2014 at the University of...

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Variable Angle Locking Technology Now Available To Treat Calcaneal Fractures

September 19, 2014 3:40 pm | by DePuy Synthes | Comments

DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson launched two new variable angle plating systems featuring its proprietary variable angle locking technology. With this technology, surgeons can adapt screw trajectory to match patient anatomy and...

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Soft Robotics 'Toolkit' Features Everything a Robot-Maker Needs

September 19, 2014 3:12 pm | by Harvard University | Comments

A new resource unveiled today by researchers from several Harvard University labs in collaboration with Trinity College Dublin provides both experienced and aspiring researchers with the intellectual raw materials needed to design, build, and...

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New Diagnostic Method Identifies Genetic Diseases

September 19, 2014 2:51 pm | by Max-Planck-Gesellschaft | Comments

People with genetic diseases often have to embark on an odyssey from one doctor to the next. Fewer than half of all patients who are suspected of having a genetic disease actually receive a satisfactory diagnosis. Scientists from the Charité...

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