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Oxford Isis Fund Invests in Oxtex and Brainomix to Improve Stroke Diagnosis

September 30, 2014 10:01 am | by Isis Innovation | Comments

The £1.25 million University of Oxford Isis Fund, set up by Parkwalk Advisors and Isis Innovation in February, has made its first investments in medical device spin-out Oxtex and in Brainomix, a start up from the Isis Software Incubator which...

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AliveCor Launches New App to Auto Detect Atrial Fibrillation in an ECG Recording

September 30, 2014 9:53 am | by AliveCor | Comments

AliveCor, Inc. announced today the launch of the latest version of the AliveECG app, which provides patients with free real-time atrial fibrillation (AF) detection in ECG recordings using its new FDA-cleared algorithm. The new app helps...

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A Safer Approach for Diagnostic Medical Imaging

September 30, 2014 9:44 am | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | Comments

Medical imaging is at the forefront of diagnostics today, with imaging techniques like MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), CT (computerized tomography), scanning, and NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) increasing steeply over the last two decades...

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Modeling Shockwaves Through the Brain

September 30, 2014 9:39 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | Comments

Since the start of the military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, more than 300,000 soldiers have returned to the United States with traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by exposure to bomb blasts — and in particular, exposure to improvised...

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Lighting Up Brain Activity

September 30, 2014 9:31 am | by Ken Kingery | Comments

Yiyang Gong will join the faculty of the biomedical engineering department in Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering beginning November 1, 2014. An expert in nanophotonics, Gong is developing genetic sensors that literally light up...

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Pediatricians Urge IUDs or Implants for Teen Girls

September 30, 2014 9:06 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | Comments

Teen girls who have sex should use IUDs or hormonal implants — long-acting birth control methods that are effective, safe and easy to use, the nation's most influential pediatricians' group recommends. In an updated policy, the American Academy...

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Nerve Repair Development Wins Student Innovation Award

September 29, 2014 2:36 pm | by University of Wollongong | Comments

As a teenager in Germany, Katharina watched her boyfriend fall from his BMX bike and break his third and fourth vertebrae, rendering him a quadriplegic. With a fierce motivation to help people, and a belief that nature provides us with many...

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Supersensitive Nanodevice Can Detect Extremely Early Cancers

September 29, 2014 2:22 pm | by University of Alabama Huntsville | Comments

Extremely early detection of cancers and other diseases is on the horizon with a supersensitive nanodevice being developed at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) in collaboration with The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering...

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From Rats to Humans: Project NEUWalk Closer to Clinical Trials

September 29, 2014 2:00 pm | by EPFL | Comments

A completely paralyzed rat can be made to walk over obstacles and up stairs by electrically stimulating the severed part of the spinal cord. The EPFL scientists discovered how to control in real-time how the rat moves forward and how high...

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Researchers Identify Early Sign of Pancreatic Cancer

September 29, 2014 12:06 pm | by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute | Comments

Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and other institutions have discovered a sign of the early development of pancreatic cancer – an upsurge in certain amino acids that occurs before the disease...

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Revolutionary Hamstring Tester Will Keep More Players on the Field

September 29, 2014 11:59 am | by Queensland University of Technology | Comments

Elite sporting stars can assess and reduce their risk of a hamstring injury thanks to a breakthrough made by QUT researchers. The discovery could be worth a fortune to football codes, with hamstring strain injuries accounting for most non-contact...

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Harvesting Energy from People Walking

September 29, 2014 11:53 am | by Investigación y Desarrollo | Comments

At the Center for Research in Advanced Materials (CIMAV), scientists decided to "capture" the energy produced by people walking. They designed a pill-shaped cylinder adapted to a shoe in order to store the mechanical-vibrational energy the person...

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Scientists Make Droplets Move on Their Own

September 29, 2014 11:44 am | by University of Southern Denmark | Comments

Droplets are simple spheres of fluid, not normally considered capable of doing anything on their own. But now researchers have made droplets of alcohol move through water. In the future, such moving droplets may deliver medicines, etc. To be...

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Research Mimics Brain Cells to Boost Memory Power

September 29, 2014 11:13 am | by RMIT University | Comments

RMIT University researchers have brought ultra-fast, nano-scale data storage within striking reach, using technology that mimics the human brain. The researchers have built a novel nano-structure that offers a new platform for the development...

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Remote Healthcare for an Aging Population

September 29, 2014 10:49 am | by Inderscience | Comments

An aging population and an increased incidence of debilitating illnesses such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease means there is pressure on technology to offer assistance with healthcare - monitoring and treatment. Research published in the...

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