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Surgeons First in U.S. to Implant Device to Treat Cluster Headaches

August 18, 2014 4:08 pm | by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center | Comments

For those suffering excruciating pain from cluster headaches, relief may soon be available from an investigational device being studied in a national multicenter clinical trial. Recently, doctors at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical...

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Researchers Identify Tests to Diagnose Invasive Aspergillosis with 100 Percent Accuracy

August 18, 2014 2:51 pm | by Elsevier Health Sciences | Comments

The fungal infection invasive aspergillosis (IA) can be life threatening, especially in patients whose immune systems are weakened by chemotherapy or immunosuppressive drugs. Despite the critical need for early detection, IA remains difficult...

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GE Healthcare Introduces the Next Generation Pocket-Sized Ultrasound

August 18, 2014 2:39 pm | by Business Wire | Comments

GE Healthcare introduces the Vscan with Dual Probe with the first of its kind 2-in-1 probe to give healthcare providers more uses for pocket ultrasound. This powerful pocket-sized ultrasound tool houses two transducers in a single probe, allowing...

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Microchip Reveals How Tumor Cells Transition to Invasion

August 18, 2014 12:01 pm | by Brown University | Comments

Using a microengineered device that acts as an obstacle course for cells, researchers have shed new light on a cellular metamorphosis thought to play a role in tumor cell invasion throughout the body. The epithelial-mesenchymal transition is...

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Follow that Cell

August 18, 2014 11:32 am | by NIH/National Institute of Mental Health | Comments

The National Institutes of Health is challenging science innovators to compete for prizes totaling up to $500,000, by developing new ways to track the health status of a single cell in complex tissue over time. The NIH Follow that Cell...

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$2.7 Million NIH Grant Awarded to Research Genetic Basis of Diseases

August 18, 2014 11:24 am | by Texas Biomedical Research Institute | Comments

The Texas Biomedical Research Institute has been awarded a $2.7 million grant from the U.S. National Institutes of Health to fund innovative approaches to genetics research aimed at developing new therapies for heart disease and other conditions...

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MDxHealth ConfirmMDx Biomarker Associated with the Risk of Recurrence for Early Stage Prostate Cancer Patients

August 18, 2014 10:59 am | by Globe Newswire | Comments

MDxHealth SA, a leading molecular diagnostic company that develops and commercializes epigenetic tests to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients, today announced that one of the ConfirmMDxfor Prostate Cancer epigenetic genes...

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Germ-Killing Robots Deployed to Africa to Aid in Battle Against Ebola

August 18, 2014 10:43 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Two 5-foot-5 superbug-slaying machines were deployed from the United States yesterday en route to JFK Hospital and ELWA Hospital in Monrovia, Republic of Liberia, where they will aid in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus outbreak. The...

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Remote Monitoring Can Save ICD and CRT-D Patients' Lives

August 18, 2014 10:32 am | by PresseBox | Comments

BIOTRONIK, a leading manufacturer of cardiovascular medical technology, announced the publication of the IN-TIME study results in the medical journal The Lancet. The randomized, controlled trial is the first worldwide to demonstrate that...

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Carbon Nanotubes and Near-infrared Lasers Promise a Cost Effective Solution for Cell Membrane Manipulation

August 18, 2014 10:16 am | by ACN Newswire | Comments

Japanese researchers have developed a new, targeted method for perforating cell membranes in order to deliver drugs to, or manipulate the genes of, individual cells. The paper is published in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced...

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Global Tissue Engineering and Regeneration Market to Reach $56.9 Billion in 2019

August 18, 2014 10:09 am | by BCC Research | Comments

BCC Research reveals in its new report, Tissue Engineering and Regeneration: Technologies and Global Markets, the global market for tissue engineering and regeneration is expected to grow to $56.9 billion by 2019, with a five-year compound...

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Abbott & DOD to Develop Portable Blood Tests for Evaluating Concussions

August 18, 2014 10:00 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Abbott and the United States Department of Defense have announced a collaboration with the intent to develop portable blood tests to help evaluate potential concussions, also called mild traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). As part of a multi–phased...

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Photos of the Day: Concussion Blood Test

August 18, 2014 9:59 am | by Abbott | Comments

Abbott's handheld, diagnostic analyzer is capable of performing a panel of commonly ordered blood tests on two or three drops of blood at the patient's side. Research suggests that certain proteins are released in the bloodstream following...

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NIH Awards Sedia Biosciences $195,490 SBIR Grant for Rapid HIV-1 Incidence Assay

August 18, 2014 8:58 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Sedia Biosciences Corporation announced today that it has received a Notice of Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grant to develop a Rapid HIV-1 Incidence (or Recency) Assay...

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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Baxano Surgical as a Leader in MIS Spine Innovation

August 18, 2014 8:56 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Based on its recent analysis of the minimally invasive spinal surgical solutions market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Baxano Surgical, Inc. with the 2014 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Line Strategy Leadership...

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