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Predicting Risk of Heart Failure in Kidney Disease Patients

October 7, 2014 10:04 am | by American Society of Nephrology (ASN) | Comments

Two blood markers are strongly linked with the development of heart failure in individuals with mild to severe kidney disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN)...

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New Device Can Slow, Reverse Heart Failure

October 7, 2014 9:58 am | by Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center | Comments

A new, implantable device to control heart failure is showing promising results in the first trial to determine safety and effectiveness in patients, according to lead researcher Dr. William Abraham of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical...

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Standardizing the Alzheimer's Blood Test

October 7, 2014 9:46 am | by UNT Health Science Center | Comments

The first standardized guidelines for the collection of blood to test for early Alzheimer's disease have been established by an international working group led by UNT Health Science Center. These guidelines are needed before the blood test...

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RNAscope Diagnostic Test for B-Cell Lymphoma

October 7, 2014 9:40 am | by Advanced Cell Diagnostics | Comments

Advanced Cell Diagnostics, Inc. (ACD), a global technology and market leader in in situ nucleic acid detection for life science research and clinical diagnostics, has been awarded a two-year, $1.4 million grant from National Cancer Institute...

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New MedTech Innovations to Face Significant Reimbursement Challenges

October 7, 2014 9:31 am | by AdvaMed | Comments

A new study by the Analysis Group shows that private insurers are rapidly adopting new provider payment models – including pay-for-performance and financial risk-sharing arrangements – and tightening coverage evidence requirements for new...

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A Strong Adhesive Alternative to Stitches

October 7, 2014 9:22 am | by GlobalData | Comments

The increasing reliability and versatility of adhesive approaches, and the growing need for better alternatives to surgical suturing and stapling, are ushering in a new era of wound repair devices that could one day replace stitches, according...

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Drug Delivery Devices that Reward Medication Adherence

October 7, 2014 9:14 am | by MSL Group | Comments

West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. and HealthPrize Technologies, LLC today announced a strategic collaboration to integrate HealthPrize's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) medication adherence and patient engagement platform with West's...

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Patient Monitoring Market Nears 30 Billion

October 7, 2014 9:05 am | by Kalorama Information | Comments

The global advanced patient monitoring market is currently worth about $29.7 billion, up 7% from last year, according to Kalorama Information. The market research firm specializing in diagnostics and medical devices says that the industry...

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The Rising Global Market for Joint Reconstruction and Replacement

October 7, 2014 9:00 am | by BCC Research | Comments

BCC Research reveals in its new report, Joint Reconstruction and Replacement: Materials, Technologies, and Global Markets, the global market for joint reconstruction and replacement is expected to increase to nearly $16.2 billion...

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Identifying the Brain’s Role in High Blood Pressure

October 6, 2014 2:32 pm | by University of Maryland Medical Center | Comments

New research by scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UM SOM) and the Ottawa Heart Institute has uncovered a new pathway by which the brain uses an unusual steroid to control blood pressure. The study, which also suggests...

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Custom Made Droplets for Diagnostics

October 6, 2014 2:26 pm | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | Comments

MIT researchers have developed a new way of creating surfaces on which droplets of any desired shape can spontaneously form. They say this approach could lead to new biomedical assay devices and LED display screens, among other applications...

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The Skin Cancer Selfie

October 6, 2014 2:00 pm | by The Optical Society | Comments

Melanoma is the fifth most common cancer type in the United States, and it's also the deadliest form of skin cancer, causing more than 75 percent of skin-cancer deaths. If caught early enough though, it is almost always curable. Now a camera...

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Yoga Could Enhance Brain-Computer Interface for Disabled

October 6, 2014 12:13 pm | by World Scientific | Comments

New research by biomedical engineers at the University of Minnesota shows that people who practice yoga and meditation long term can learn to control a computer with their minds faster and better than people with little or no yoga or meditation...

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Diagnosing at the Cellular Level with 3D Gaming Gear

October 6, 2014 11:33 am | by Drexel University | Comments

For hundreds of years biologists have studied cells through the lens of a microscope. With a little help from a team of engineers at Drexel University, these scientists could soon be donning 3D glasses in a home-theater-like lab to take their own...

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Enhancing Bone Healing with Fat Cells

October 6, 2014 11:15 am | by Brown University | Comments

Within our fat lives a variety of cells with the potential to become bone, cartilage, or more fat if properly prompted. This makes adipose tissue, in theory, a readily available reservoir for regenerative therapies such as bone healing if doctors...

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