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2-Minute Screening Test Now Required for All Newborns in Michigan

February 12, 2015 1:51 pm | by University of Michigan Health System | Comments

At birth, Payton was the image of perfect health - rosy cheeks, weighing 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and eating like a champ. But just minutes before parents Holly and Rob Morris expected to take her home from Hillsdale Community Health Center...

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Are All Defibrillators Created Equal?

February 12, 2015 1:46 pm | by Valley Health System | Comments

The Valley Hospital has been selected as the United States Coordinating Center for the PRAETORIAN trial, an international trial designed to compare for the first time the traditional implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) with a newer...

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Silicone Nanomaterials Improve Targeted Chemotherapy Drug Delivery

February 12, 2015 9:54 am | by Kevin Hattori, American Technion Society | Comments

A team of Israeli and American researchers have found that silicon nanomaterials used for the localized delivery of chemotherapy drugs behave differently in cancerous tumors than they do in healthy tissues. The findings could help...

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No End in Sight for Megamerger in Healthcare Technology

February 12, 2015 9:42 am | by AAMI | Comments

The megamerger trend in the healthcare technology industry shows no signs of slowing, as companies seek to diversify in additional therapeutic areas and expand their business dealings with hospitals as the market becomes increasingly...

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New Laser Technology Can Vaporize Cancer

February 12, 2015 9:33 am | by Florida Atlantic University | Comments

Surgeons rely on 200-year-old technology when removing cancer--sight and touch--to determine how much to remove and what to leave alone. Laser technology pioneered at Florida Atlantic University has the promise to help a surgeon better determine...

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Anthrax Detector Wins National Technology Transfer Award

February 12, 2015 9:26 am | by Sandia Labs | Comments

Sandia National Laboratories won the Federal Laboratory Consortium’s (FLC) 2015 Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer for a credit-card-size device that can detect bacteria that cause anthrax. BaDx (Bacillus... 

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Wearable, Wireless Sensors for Ebola Patients

February 12, 2015 9:20 am | by Scripps Health | Comments

Scripps Translational Science Institute will lead a consortium of four partners to develop a program through which wearable, wireless health sensors, a wireless vital signs monitoring platform and advanced analytics technology will be tested...

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Customized Joint Implants Rising In Popularity Amongst Surgeons

February 12, 2015 9:04 am | by AAOS | Comments

According to an extensive survey of hundreds of physicians that was conducted by iData Research nearly half of surveyed orthopedic surgeons who attended the AAOS (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) Conference...

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Revolutionary New Probe Zooms in on Cancer Cells

February 12, 2015 8:53 am | by McGill University | Comments

Brain cancer patients may live longer thanks to a new cancer-detection method developed by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, at McGill University and the MUHC, and Polytechnique Montréal...

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Attacking Alzheimer’s with Ultrasound

February 11, 2015 3:37 pm | by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering | Comments

For the first time, researchers have reversed some of the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in mice using magnetic resonance (MR) imaging-guided focused ultrasound. MR imaging-guided focused ultrasound has been shown to temporarily open the...

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SFU Lab Creates Potentially Life Saving Heart Cells

February 11, 2015 3:23 pm | by Simon Fraser University | Comments

A group of Simon Fraser University researchers’ cultivation of dozens of beating heart cells in Petrie dishes could one day save or improve the lives of patients with inherited heart arrhythmias. They are genetic mutations that...

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Photos of the Day: Wedding Gown Designer’s Ebola Suit

February 11, 2015 2:01 pm | by GE Reports | Comments

The Baltimore fashion designer Jill Andrews has spent her career making bespoke wedding dresses, bodices and skirts for hundreds of happy clients. This Friday, she will make her debut at New York’s Fashion Week. Not with a fancy gown, but with...

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New Technology Could Help Patients Make Better Decisions on Care

February 11, 2015 1:50 pm | by McMaster University | Comments

Traditional decision aids to help patient-doctor discussions have drawbacks, but a new electronic model developed by McMaster University researchers holds promise of revolutionizing shared decision-making in the doctor’s office with the...

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Neurotechnology Allows Reduction in Menopause-Related Symptoms

February 11, 2015 1:44 pm | by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center | Comments

Nearly nine out of 10 premenopausal and postmenopausal women in the United States experience hot flashes, night sweats or other disturbances in mood and sleep. Unfortunately, there aren’t many safe and effective therapies available...

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Monitoring Epilepsy in the Brain with a Wireless System

February 11, 2015 1:39 pm | by Laure-Anne Pessina, EPFL | Comments

The large majority of the 50 million people around the world who suffer from epilepsy can be treated by anticonvulsant drugs. Yet a handful of patients do not respond to the standard treatment. More and more of them are turning to surgery...

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