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Bedside Optical Monitoring Device Shows Promise for Individualized Care in Stroke Patients

March 21, 2014 9:42 am | by Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania | Comments

Using a University of Pennsylvania-designed device to noninvasively and continuously monitor cerebral blood flow (CBF) in acute stroke patients, researchers from Penn Medicine and the Department of Physics & Astronomy in Penn Arts and...

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Stent-Based Technologies Could Prove Viable Alternatives for Aneurysm and Stroke Treatment

March 21, 2014 9:30 am | by GlobalData | Comments

Among the various neurointerventional devices that have been developed for challenging indications, such as intracranial aneurysms and acute ischemic stroke (AIS), flow diverters and stent retrievers have shown particular promise as viable...

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Northwestern's Senate Response Deadline Approaches Regarding Unauthorized Human Experimentation

March 21, 2014 8:27 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Allegations continue surrounding the testing of two annuloplasty rings, invented by the chief of cardiac surgery, Dr. Patrick McCarthy at Northwestern University, the Myxo Ring, and the IMR Ring (invented by McCarthy, and colleagues). Both...

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MGC Diagnostics Announces Its Intent To Acquire Medisoft SA

March 20, 2014 5:33 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

MGC Diagnostics Corp. a leading global medical technologies company, today announced it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire Medisoft SA of Sorinnes, Belgium. Under the proposed agreement, MGC Diagnostics would acquire all the...

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Shrink Wrap Used to Enhance Detection of Infectious Disease Biomarkers

March 20, 2014 12:21 pm | by The Optical Society | Comments

Detecting HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other deadly infectious diseases as early as possible helps to prevent their rapid spread and allows for more effective treatments. But current detection methods are cost-prohibitive in most...

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Scientists Create Stem Cells From a Drop of Blood

March 20, 2014 12:04 pm | by A*STAR | Comments

Scientists at A*STAR’s Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) have developed a method to generate human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) from a single drop of finger-pricked blood. The method also enables donors to collect...

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MRI Magnetic Fields Diagnose and Treat Balance Disorders and Dizziness

March 20, 2014 11:30 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | Comments

Expanding on earlier research, Johns Hopkins researchers report that people with balance disorders or dizziness traceable to an inner-ear disturbance show distinctive abnormal eye movements when the affected ear is exposed to the strong...

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Tiny Transistors for Extreme Environments

March 20, 2014 11:19 am | by University of Utah | Comments

University of Utah electrical engineers fabricated the smallest plasma transistors that can withstand high temperatures and ionizing radiation found in a nuclear reactor. Such transistors someday might enable smartphones that take and...  

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Photos of the Day: Shrinking Transistors for Smartphone X-Rays

March 20, 2014 11:18 am | by University of Utah | Comments

The new devices designed by the University of Utah engineers are the smallest microscale plasma transistors to date. They measure 1 micron to 6 microns in length, or as much as 500 times smaller than current state-of-the-art microplasma...

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Reader Meets Field Evaluation Objective for Automated Interpretation of Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Multiple Disease Strains

March 20, 2014 9:35 am | by Fio Corporation | Comments

A field evaluation recently published in Malaria Journal demonstrated consistent interpretation of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for multiple disease strains between Fio Corporation’s Deki Reader and laboratory experts. The field evaluation...

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Building Heart Tissue That Beats

March 20, 2014 9:18 am | by American Chemical Society (ACS) | Comments

When a heart gets damaged, such as during a major heart attack, there’s no easy fix. But scientists working on a way to repair the vital organ have now engineered tissue that closely mimics natural heart muscle that beats, not only in a lab...

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Midmark Announces IQvitals Connectivity with Amazing Charts Electronic Medical Record Software

March 20, 2014 9:14 am | by Midmark Corporation | Comments

Midmark Corporation, a leading medical solutions provider and trusted leader in digital diagnostic devices for non-acute care, today announced that Midmark IQvitals is now integrated with the recently released version of Amazing Charts’...

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Research: EarlySense Monitoring System Reduces Length of Stay in the Hospital and ICU

March 20, 2014 8:34 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

EarlySense®, the market leader in contact free monitoring solutions, today revealed significant results of a 7,643 patient outcome study conducted by researchers from Harvard University Medical School and published at The American Journal...

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European Launch of St. Jude's Spinal Cord Stimulation System with Burst Technology

March 20, 2014 8:31 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

St. Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company, today announced the CE Mark approval and European launch of its Prodigy Chronic Pain System with Burst Technology. As the first and only implantable neuromodulation system that delivers...

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Surgical Equipment Market Expected to Reach USD 11.28 Billion Globally in 2019

March 20, 2014 7:32 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Surgical Equipment Market (Surgical Sutures and Staples, Surgical Handheld Instruments, and Electrosurgical Devices) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth...

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