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An Easier, Safer, and More Accurate Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer

April 2, 2014 12:07 pm | by The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth | Comments

Using CT scans with contrast enhancement, Dartmouth researchers measured treatment response to pancreatic cancer photodynamic therapy (PDT) according to a paper published in Physics in Medicine and Biology.   The research team...

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‘Sewing Machine’ Idea Gives Insight into Origins of Alzheimer’s

April 2, 2014 11:52 am | by Lancaster University | Comments

Researchers at Lancaster University have invented a new imaging tool inspired by the humble sewing machine which is providing fresh insight into the origins of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.   These diseases are caused by tiny...

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J&J Accepts $4B Carlyle Offer for Diagnostics Unit

April 2, 2014 11:52 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Johnson & Johnson has accepted an offer of about $4 billion from the private equity firm The Carlyle Group to buy its Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics business. J&J said Monday that the deal for the blood-testing unit should close by mid...

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Using Light-Heated Water to Deliver Drugs

April 2, 2014 11:46 am | by University of California - San Diego | Comments

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, in collaboration with materials scientists, engineers and neurobiologists, have discovered a new mechanism for using light to...

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Photos of the Day: Prosthetics for Syrians

April 2, 2014 11:22 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Mustafa Ahmad, a 19-year-old who lost his leg in his hometown of Deir Hafer in Aleppo province in November 2011 when government warplanes bombed his neighborhood, is fitted with a prosthetic leg by a Lebanese prothesis supplier at the Syrian...

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Stratasys to Acquire Solid Concepts and Harvest Technologies

April 2, 2014 11:18 am | by Stratasys | Comments

Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, today announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire two privately-held companies, Solid Concepts Inc....

Syrians Adjust to Life Without Limbs

April 2, 2014 11:16 am | by Ryan Lucas, Associated Press | Comments

Grimacing, Mustafa Ahmad slid the scarred stump just below his right knee into his new prosthetic leg. Extending his arms for balance, he slowly rose and hobbled across the packed dirt floor toward the door of his ramshackle tent. Wild-haired...

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3D Systems Acquires Medical Modeling

April 2, 2014 11:08 am | by 3D Systems | Comments

3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced that it acquired Medical Modeling Inc., a leading provider of personalized surgical treatments and patient specific medical devices, including virtual surgical planning and clinical transfer tools, using 3D modeling...

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vascuVis Inc. Awarded Two-Year Grant for $696,200

April 2, 2014 10:57 am | by Elucid Bioimaging | Comments

vascuVis Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Elucid Bioimaging, has been awarded a two-year, $696,200 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II Grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for vascuCAP, its image processing system...

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Ex-NBA Pro's Ortho Med Device Invention a Marketplace Slam Dunk

April 2, 2014 10:49 am | by Kern Communications | Comments

Rapid sales, market share and corporate growth reported for ‘JBIT MedPro’—a medical device company led by former pro-athlete turned successful CEO, Jonathan Bender; Ex-NBA player’s clinically-proven invention provides relief of chronic shoulder...

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New Screening Tool to Diagnose Common Sleep Problem in Children

April 2, 2014 10:13 am | by CHEO Research Institute | Comments

Evidence suggests that adults with a large neck circumference are more likely to develop obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), especially males. As neck circumference varies by age and sex, there have been no reference ranges to diagnose pediatric...

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UF Researchers Say New Test May Identify Tickborne Disease Capable of Infecting Humans

April 2, 2014 10:05 am | by UF Health | Comments

The research marks the first time scientists have demonstrated the ability to distinguish human from animal strains in ticks carrying the organism that causes anaplasmosis, the researchers said. This information could help them pinpoint...

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CryoLife Receives FDA Approval to Begin Clinical Trials for PerClot in the U.S.

April 2, 2014 8:33 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

CryoLife, Inc., a leading medical device and tissue processing company focused on cardiac and vascular surgery, announced today that it has received approval of its Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) for PerClot from the United States Food...

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IlluminOss Medical Strengthens Intellectual Property Estate with Three New Patents for Orthopedic Implant System

April 2, 2014 8:32 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

IlluminOss Medical, a privately held, commercial stage medical device company pioneering the development of minimally invasive fracture fixation technologies, announced that it has received a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent and...

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Cepheid Announces European Release of a 60-Minute Test for Cervical Cancer-Related Human Papillomaviruses

April 2, 2014 7:35 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Cepheid today announced the release of Xpert HPV, a 60-minute test for cervical cancer-related human papillomaviruses to be marketed as a CE IVD product under the European Directive on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices. The test runs on...

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