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First Blood Test to Diagnose Depression in Adults

September 17, 2014 | by Northwestern University | Comments

The first blood test to diagnose major depression in adults has been developed by Northwestern Medicine scientists, a breakthrough approach that provides the first objective, scientific diagnosis for depression. The test identifies depression by...

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Simple Test Can Help Detect Alzheimer's Before Dementia Signs Show

September 19, 2014 11:06 am | by York University | Comments

York University researchers say a simple test that combines thinking and movement can help to detect heightened risk for developing Alzheimer's disease in a person, even before there are any telltale behavioural signs of dementia. Faculty of...

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Smartphone App Reveals Users' Mental Health, Performance, Behavior

September 19, 2014 10:44 am | by Dartmouth College | Comments

Dartmouth researchers and their colleagues have built the first smartphone app that automatically reveals students' mental health, academic performance and behavioral trends. In other words, your smartphone knows your state of mind – even if...

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Trial Begins for MRI-Compatible Robot Designed to Improve Accuracy of Prostate Biopsies

September 19, 2014 10:08 am | by Worcester Polytechnic Institute | Comments

A novel robotic system that can operate inside the bore of an MRI scanner is currently being tested as part of a biomedical research partnership program at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston with the aim of determining if the robot, in...

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Researchers Study Vital 'On/Off Switches' that Control When Bacteria Turn Deadly

September 19, 2014 9:53 am | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | Comments

No matter how many times it's demonstrated, it's still hard to envision bacteria as social, communicating creatures. But by using a signaling system called "quorum sensing," these single-celled organisms radically alter their behavior to suit...

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A New Molecule Allows for an Increase in Stem Cell Transplants

September 19, 2014 9:49 am | by University of Montreal | Comments

Investigators from the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) at the Université de Montréal have just published, in the prestigious magazine Science, the announcement of the discovery of a new molecule, the first of its kind...

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Magnetic Neural Control with Nanoparticles

September 18, 2014 2:35 pm | by Denis Paiste, Materials Processing Center, MIT | Comments

Magnetic nanoparticles don’t have to be "one size fits all." Instead, individual magnetic nanoparticles can be tailored in an array of differing sizes and compositions to allow for heating them separately by varying the frequency and amplitude...

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Opportunities Remain for New Advanced Products in US Chronic Wound Management Market

September 18, 2014 12:44 pm | by GlobalData | Comments

The traditional wound management devices market in the US, consisting of sponges, pads and bandages, is unlikely ever to disappear, despite the development of next-generation wound management technologies with improved efficacy, according...

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New Study Compares Two Continuous Glucose Monitoring Sensors for Effectiveness and Patient Satisfaction

September 18, 2014 12:39 pm | by AlphaGalileo | Comments

Simultaneous use of two popular continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) sensors revealed clear differences in their accuracy and in patient-rated treatment experiences, including ease of use, feelings of safety, and willingness to use the system...

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Scientists Pioneer Microscopy Technique that Yields Fresh Data on Muscular Dystrophy

September 18, 2014 12:33 pm | by University of Southern California | Comments

Scientists at USC have developed a new microscopy technology that allows them to view single molecules in living animals at higher-than-ever resolution. Dubbed "Complementation Activated Light Microscopy" (CALM), the new technology allows...

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K2M Debuts EVEREST Minimally Invasive Spinal System

September 18, 2014 12:24 pm | by Zeno Group | Comments

K2M Group Holdings, Inc. (the “Company” or “K2M”), a global medical device company focused on designing, developing and commercializing innovative and proprietary complex spine technologies, techniques and minimally invasive procedures, today...

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A New Fall Detector for the Elderly that Automatically Notifies the Emergency Services

September 18, 2014 12:17 pm | by AlphaGalileo | Comments

Researchers from the Technical Research Centre for Dependency Care and Autonomous Living (CETpD), on the UPC’s Vilanova i la Geltrú Campus, have designed a device that detects falls in elderly people without them having to press a button for...

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Purdue-Based Startup Scales Up Graphene Production

September 18, 2014 11:26 am | by Purdue University | Comments

An official of a materials technology and manufacturing startup based on a Purdue University innovation says his company is addressing the challenge of scaling graphene production for commercial applications. Glenn Johnson, CEO of BlueVine...

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Ekso Bionic Suit is Safe and Effective for Gait Training Stroke Patients

September 18, 2014 11:19 am | by Ekso Bionics | Comments

Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc., a robotic exoskeleton company, today announced new findings from a feasibility study conducted by Kessler Foundation, which reported that eight stroke patients who were prescribed gait training during inpatient...

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Ekso Presented at The International Workshop on Wearable Robotics

September 18, 2014 11:07 am | by Ekso Bionics | Comments

Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc., a robotic exoskeleton company, announced today that Bergmannstrost Center in Halle, Germany, a leader in rehabilitation research, presented data today at The International Workshop on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2014...

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Ideal Cordless Ultrasonic Dissection Device for Each Patient and Procedure

September 18, 2014 10:53 am | by Covidien plc | Comments

Covidien plc today announced the expansion of its Sonicision Cordless Ultrasonic Dissection Device portfolio, following U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance of three additional device lengths: 13 cm, 26 cm, and...

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