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Targeting Cancer with a Triple Threat

April 15, 2014 11:49 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | Comments

Delivering chemotherapy drugs in nanoparticle form could help reduce side effects by targeting the drugs directly to the tumors. In recent years, scientists have developed nanoparticles that deliver one or two chemotherapy drugs, but it has...

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COSMED Device Technology in the White House Wellness Center

April 15, 2014 11:37 am | by COSMED | Comments

The White House Medical Unit Wellness Center has been modeled following the successful deployment of the Army Wellness Centers in the US Army bases nationally and internationally. The Army Wellness Centers are part of the Health Promotion...

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Photos of the Day: COSMED Infiltrates the White House

April 15, 2014 11:29 am | by COSMED | Comments

The White House Medical Unit Wellness Center provides the same prevention and health enhancement programs created for the Army Wellness Centers to the First Family and White House executives and staffs. The Wellness Center programs will be...

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Daylight Medical Launches SKY 6Xi Disinfection Technology For Healthcare

April 15, 2014 8:33 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Daylight Medical, manufacturer and provider of innovative medical products, is pleased to announce its rollout of SKY 6Xi, disinfection technology for mobile devices. SKY 6Xi uses high intensity (254 nanometer wavelength) ultraviolet light...

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FDA IDE Approval for the BARREL Vascular Reconstruction Device for Treatment of Aneurysms

April 15, 2014 6:30 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Reverse Medical Corporation today announced FDA IDE approval for clinical investigation of their BARREL Vascular Reconstruction Device (VRD). The BARREL Vascular Reconstruction Device is designed for use with occlusive devices in the treatment...

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New Blood-based Biomarker May Predict Recurrence of Breast Cancer and Treatment Response

April 15, 2014 12:32 am | by AACR | Comments

A newly developed, noninvasive blood-based assay, cMethDNA, is highly sensitive and specific in detecting breast cancer recurrence early, and shows promise as a viable tool in predicting treatment outcome, according to data published in...

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Strong Start for Healthcare IT Sector with $858 Million in VC Funding

April 14, 2014 4:52 pm | by Mercom Capital Group | Comments

Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global communications and consulting firm, today released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the Healthcare Information Technology (IT) sector for the first quarter of 2014...

Total Knee Implants Demonstrate Normal Feel, Zero Blood Transfusions

April 14, 2014 4:45 pm | by ConforMIS | Comments

ConforMIS, Inc., a medical device company pioneering patient-specific orthopedic implants, today announced results from several clinical research studies highlighting the benefits of the iTotal customized total knee replacement. Results were...

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'Nano-Anesthesia': A New Approach to Local Anesthesia?

April 14, 2014 1:59 pm | by Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins | Comments

A technique using anesthesia-containing nanoparticles—drawn to the targeted area of the body by magnets—could one day provide a useful alternative to nerve block for local anesthesia in patients, suggests an experimental study in the April...

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Student Inventors Win More than $71,000 at Bench-to-Bedside Competition

April 14, 2014 1:46 pm | by University of Utah Health Sciences | Comments

University of Utah students competing in the Center for Medical Innovation’s Annual Bench-to-Bedside Competition were awarded nearly $72,000 in prize money on April 9 at the Utah State Capitol. Twelve student teams garnered top honors from a field...

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Reverse Engineering a Developing Lung

April 14, 2014 12:12 pm | by Stanford School of Engineering | Comments

Consider the marvel of the embryo. It begins as a glob of identical cells that change shape and function as they multiply to become the cells of our lungs, muscles, nerves and all the other specialized tissues of the body. Now, in a feat of reverse...

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Researchers Validate Early Predictor of Lethal Kidney Condition

April 14, 2014 11:44 am | by UF Health | Comments

Researchers have found a way to identify critically ill patients who are at risk of developing acute kidney injury — a potentially fatal and often asymptomatic condition. Their findings may be the first to validate two markers that can predict acute...

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Proteomics International Biomarker Study Closer to a CDx Test for Diabetic Kidney Disease

April 14, 2014 11:42 am | by Proteomics International | Comments

Drug discovery company Proteomics International has completed an important milestone towards the development of a companion diagnostic (CDx) test with the validation of several of its protein biomarkers. The research team authenticated the...

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Abbott Receives 510(k) for Test to Help Diagnose Diabetes

April 14, 2014 11:31 am | by Abbott | Comments

Abbott announced today that its new ARCHITECT Clinical Chemistry Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) test - which can aid physicians in diagnosing and monitoring diabetes and identifying people at risk for the disease - has received 510(k) clearance...

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Silly Putty Stem Cells

April 14, 2014 11:29 am | by University of Michigan | Comments

The sponginess of the environment where human embryonic stem cells are growing affects the type of specialized cells they eventually become, a University of Michigan study shows. The researchers coaxed human embryonic stem cells to turn into...

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