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Lab Unveils New Nano-Sized Synthetic Scaffolding Technique

September 3, 2014 9:59 am | by University of Oregon | Comments

Scientists, including University of Oregon chemist Geraldine Richmond, have tapped oil and water to create scaffolds of self-assembling, synthetic proteins called peptoid nanosheets that mimic complex biological mechanisms and processes. The...

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Research Suggests Potential for 'In Body' Muscle Regeneration

September 3, 2014 9:49 am | by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center | Comments

What if repairing large segments of damaged muscle tissue was as simple as mobilizing the body's stem cells to the site of the injury? New research in mice and rats, conducted at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Institute for Regenerative...

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Medtronic Announces CE Mark for Recapturable CoreValve Evolut R System

September 3, 2014 9:31 am | by Medtronic | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced CE Mark for the 23 mm CoreValve Evolut R System for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The novel, self-expanding valve and 14FR equivalent delivery system offers new capabilities that  advance valve...

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Ortho Development Receives FDA Clearance for Alpine Hip Stem

September 3, 2014 9:18 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Ortho Development Corporation has received FDA clearance for the Alpine Hip Stem, the latest addition to its growing hip replacement product line. The Alpine Hip Stem is intended for use in total hip arthroplasty and hemiarthroplasty procedures...

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Wearable Biosensor Patent, the Grandfather of Wearable Biosensor Transmission Patents, Granted to Donald Spector

September 3, 2014 9:15 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Donald Spector, a renowned celebrated entrepreneur and inventor, has been granted US Pat.# 8,823,512 for a Wearable Biosensor, which will issue today, September 2, 2014, adding to his large portfolio in this field.  Mr. Spector holds some of...

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FDA Approval of GE's SenoClaire - New Breast Imaging with 3D Tomosynthesis Solution

September 3, 2014 9:13 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

GE Healthcare has announced the FDA approval of SenoClaire, GE’s new breast tomosynthesis solution designed with a three-dimensional imaging technology. In collaboration with Massachusetts General Hospital, GE developed SenoClaire technology...

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Molecular Probes Permit Doctors to Detect Diabetic Retinopathy Before Vision Fails

September 2, 2014 3:25 pm | by Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology | Comments

A new study published in the September issue of The FASEB Journal identifies a novel strategy to diagnose the leading cause of blindness in adults, diabetic retinopathy, before irreversible structural damage has occurred. This advance involves...

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Salamander Skin Peptide Promotes Quick and Effective Wound Healing in Mice

September 2, 2014 3:21 pm | by Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology | Comments

Move over antibiotic ointment, there might be a new salve to dominate medicine cabinets of the future, and it comes from an unlikely place—the lowly salamander. Salamanders may not be the cuddliest of animals, but they can regenerate lost limbs...

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New Method for Non-Invasive Prostate Cancer Screening

September 2, 2014 3:16 pm | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | Comments

Cancer screening is a critical approach for preventing cancer deaths because cases caught early are often more treatable. But while there are already existing ways to screen for different types of cancer, there is a great need for even more...

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San Francisco-based Startup WHILL Reaches $11 Million from 500 Startups

September 2, 2014 2:28 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

WHILL, Inc. a San Francisco based start-up that makes the world's first personal mobility devices with All Direction 4WD, announced today that it has closed $11 million in Series A funding. The investment will be used to manufacture and...

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Wristwatch Inspires Batteryless Cardiac Pacemaker Design

September 2, 2014 2:20 pm | by ESC Press Office | Comments

A new batteryless cardiac pacemaker based on an automatic wristwatch and powered by heart motion was presented at ESC Congress 2014 today by Adrian Zurbuchen from Switzerland. The prototype device does not require battery replacement. Mr Zurbuchen...

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New Fully Automated Molecular Diagnostic Systems

September 2, 2014 1:51 pm | by Roche | Comments

Roche announced today the commercial availability of the cobas 6800/8800 Systems, two integrated and fully automated molecular testing systems for blood and plasma donor screening in markets accepting the CE mark. The cobas 6800/8800 Systems...

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Real Tremors, or Drug-Seeking Patient? New App Can Tell

September 2, 2014 12:40 pm | by University of Toronto | Comments

A 42-year-old investment banker arrives at the emergency department with complaints of nausea, vomiting, anxiety and tremor. He drinks alcohol every day—often at business lunches, and at home every evening. Worried about his health, he decided...

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Skin Cells Can Be Engineered Into Pulmonary Valves for Pediatric Patients

September 2, 2014 12:27 pm | by Society of Thoracic Surgeons | Comments

Researchers have found a way to take a pediatric patient’s skin cells, reprogram the skin cells to function as heart valvular cells, and then use the cells as part of a tissue-engineered pulmonary valve. A proof of concept study in the September...

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First Human Implant of CorMatrix CanGaroo ECM Envelope

September 2, 2014 12:19 pm | by CorMatrix Cardiovascular, Inc. | Comments

CorMatrix Cardiovascular announced today that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance to market the CorMatrix CanGaroo ECM Envelope for use with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED’s) including pacemakers...

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