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To Regrow Human Limbs, Researchers Look to Lizards

August 21, 2014 | by Arizona State University | Comments

By understanding the secret of how lizards regenerate their tails, researchers may be able to develop ways to stimulate the regeneration of limbs in humans. Now, a team of researchers from Arizona State University is one step closer to...

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$1.5 Million Invested in Esophageal Cooling Device

August 21, 2014 4:30 pm | by Advanced Cooling Therapy | Comments

Chicago-based emerging medical device firm Advanced Cooling Therapy (ACT) has closed a $1.5 million Series A financing round to support the full commercial launch of its first product, the Esophageal Cooling Device (ECD) to control patient temperature. Investors include...

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Tissue Development 'Roadmap' to Guide Stem Cell Medicine

August 21, 2014 4:10 pm | by Wyss Institute | Comments

In a boon to stem cell research and regenerative medicine, scientists at Boston Children's Hospital, the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and Boston University have created...

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Adherence to Diet Can Be Measured from Blood

August 21, 2014 3:44 pm | by University of Eastern Finland | Comments

New results from the Nordic SYSDIET study show that it's possible to assess dietary compliance from a blood sample. This is especially useful in controlled dietary intervention studies investigating the health benefits of specific diets...

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First ZnT8Ab Autoantibody Test to Help Diagnose Type 1 Diabetes

August 21, 2014 3:40 pm | by U.S. Food and Drug Administration | Comments

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed marketing of the first zinc transporter 8 autoantibody (ZnT8Ab) test that can help determine if a person has type 1 diabetes and not another type of diabetes. When...  

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Photos of the Day: 3D-Printed Drug Delivering Implants

August 21, 2014 3:28 pm | by Louisiana Tech University | Comments

A team of researchers at Louisiana Tech University has developed an innovative method for using affordable, consumer-grade 3D printers and materials to fabricate custom medical implants that can contain antibacterial and chemotherapeutic...

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Photos of the Day: Space Robots Heal Kids

August 21, 2014 2:45 pm | by NASA | Comments

KidsArm is a robot that allows surgeons to quickly navigate to surgical sites in the body. It has an advanced imaging and control system that makes it extremely precise, and it is designed to explore the potential for automating certain...

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New Feeding Tube Connectors Will Improve Patient Safety

August 21, 2014 2:05 pm | by American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition | Comments

New feeding tube connectors, designed by an international standards process, will be available soon and will improve patient safety. According to an invited review published in the OnlineFirst version Nutrition in Clinical Practice...

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Severing Nerves May Shrink Stomach Cancers

August 21, 2014 1:56 pm | by Columbia University | Comments

Research from Columbia University Medical Center shows that nerves may play a critical role in stomach cancer growth and that blocking nerve signals using surgery or Botox® (onabotulinumtoxinA) could be an effective treatment for...

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Apple’s HealthKit Will Revolutionize Mobile Health Market

August 21, 2014 11:03 am | by GlobalData | Comments

Linda Tian, GlobalData’s Analyst covering Medical Devices, says: “GlobalData believes that Apple’s strategy to unite medical applications, electronic health records and peripheral devices through a platform, reported to be the HealthKit...

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FDA Approves Changes to Manufacturing Process for Covidien’s Pipeline Embolization Device

August 21, 2014 10:48 am | by Covidien | Comments

Covidien plc (NYSE: COV) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved changes to the manufacturing process for the polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) coating on the delivery wire of the company’s...

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Covidien Opens Advanced Medical Technology Center in Brazil

August 21, 2014 10:36 am | by Covidien | Comments

Covidien plc (NYSE: COV) today officially opened its Covidien Center of Innovation Brazil (CCI Brazil), further expanding its educational and research capabilities in a key emerging market. The CCI will help educate clinicians in... 

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Ultrasound-Based Wound Healing System Receives FDA Clearance

August 21, 2014 10:12 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Celleration, Inc., a privately held medical device company focused on developing and commercializing therapeutic ultrasound healing technologies to treat wounds, has announced they received FDA clearance for their next generation UltraMIST...

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Most IVD Companies Looked Outside Europe and US For Growth

August 21, 2014 10:06 am | by Kalorama Information | Comments

Growth in the $54.6 billion in 2013 came from emerging markets while developed nation markets grew slowly, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research publisher said that China Brazil, and Korea were among...

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FDA 510(k) Clearance for Philips' TAVI Precision Treatment Planning Application

August 21, 2014 10:03 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Royal Philips today announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market its precision planning application for Transcatheter Aortic-Valve Implantation (TAVI) treatments. Through 3D imaging, the...

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First FDA Clearance to Detect a Serious Heart Condition in an ECG on a Mobile Device

August 21, 2014 10:01 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

AliveCor, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the company clearance for its algorithm to detect atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common form of cardiac arrhythmia. AliveCor's automated analysis...

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