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Breathalyzer Test May Detect Deadliest Cancer

June 18, 2014 4:42 pm | by American Friends of Tel Aviv University | Comments

Lung cancer causes more deaths in the U.S. than the next three most common cancers combined (colon, breast, and pancreatic). The reason for the striking mortality rate is simple: poor detection. Lung cancer attacks without leaving any... 

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Bioengineer Receives $2.9 Million Grant to Improve Brain Implants

June 18, 2014 4:33 pm | by University of Pittsburgh | Comments

Less than two years ago, a brain-computer interface designed at the University of Pittsburgh allowed Jan Scheuermann to control a robotic arm solely with her thoughts. Using the arm to bring a chocolate bar to her mouth and taking a bite...

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TE Connectivity to Acquire Measurement Specialties

June 18, 2014 4:27 pm | by TE Connectivity Ltd. | Te Connectivity Ltd., Measurement Specialties, Inc. | Comments

TE Connectivity Ltd., a world leader in connectivity, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Measurement Specialties, Inc. for $86 cash per share or a total transaction value of approximately $1.7 billion...

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Space Station Top Results for Biotechnology and Health Announced

June 18, 2014 4:23 pm | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | Comments

From creating better vaccines, to helping the elderly, to inspiring students, the International Space Station creates a versatile research environment to study science, education and health -- and to learn from them in ways that lead to life...

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NIH Launches 3D Print Exchange for Researchers, Students

June 18, 2014 4:18 pm | by NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases | Comments

The National Institutes of Health has launched the NIH 3D Print Exchange, a public website that enables users to share, download and edit 3D print files related to health and science. These files can be used, for example, to print custom...

Developing an Improved Liposuction Technique that Melts Fat

June 18, 2014 4:07 pm | by American Chemical Society | Comments

Although liposuction is one of the most common and well-established cosmetic surgery procedures in the U.S., it still has its drawbacks. But a new biomedical start-up says it may have found a novel way to improve the procedure using gold...

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St. Jude’s Leadless Pacemaker Receives Prestigious Innovation Award

June 18, 2014 4:03 pm | by St. Jude Medical Inc. | Comments

St. Jude Medical Inc., a global medical device company, today announced the Nanostim leadless pacemaker was awarded the 2014 Innovation Award at Cardiostim 2014, the 19th World Congress in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Cardiac Techniques...

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Tax Savings Not Only Benefit to Medtronic-Covidien Deal

June 18, 2014 3:53 pm | by Kalorama | Comments

U.S.-based Medtronic said it would purchase Ireland-based Covidien for $42.9 billion, combining two of the world’s biggest medical device makers and helping Medtronic savings with a headquarters change. Kalorama estimates the deal will come...

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New Manufacturing Methods Needed for 'Soft' Machines, Robots

June 18, 2014 2:40 pm | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | Comments

Researchers have developed a technique that might be used to produce "soft machines" made of elastic materials and liquid metals for potential applications in robotics, medical devices and consumer electronics. Such an elastic technology...

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Professor Develops Verification Tool for Trustworthy Cyber-Physical Systems

June 18, 2014 12:02 pm | by Kim Gudeman, CSL | Comments

Over the past few decades, information systems have increasingly replaced human operators and processes, with technology assisting in everything from flying aircraft to regulating heartbeats. As the movement toward more autonomous systems...

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Collaboration Aims to Accelerate Biomedical Research Innovations into the Marketplace

June 18, 2014 11:35 am | by National Institutes of Health | Comments

A collaboration between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institutes of Health will give NIH-funded researchers training to help them evaluate their scientific discoveries for commercial potential, with the aim of accelerating...

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MedTech Prices Lag Behind CPI, Other Medical Goods

June 18, 2014 11:11 am | by AdvaMed | Comments

Medical technology prices continue their trend of consistently low growth, increasing at approximately one-third the rate of prices in the overall economy and one-fifth the rate of prices for other medical goods and services over a 23-year...

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WebMD Launches Health App to Make Biometric Data Understandable and Actionable

June 18, 2014 10:48 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

WebMD Health Corp. has launched WebMD Healthy Target, an integrated health improvement program that uses biometric device data from activity trackers, wireless scales and glucose meters to deliver tailored, physician-reviewed, contextually...

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3D Breast Imaging Could Revolutionize Cancer Screening

June 18, 2014 10:19 am | by American Roentgen Ray Society | Comments

In community-based radiology practice, mammography screening with 3D digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) yielded lower recall rates, an increased overall cancer detection rate, and an increased detection rate for invasive cancer compared with...

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AACC Urges NY to Rescind Blood Glucose Meter Policy

June 18, 2014 9:34 am | by American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) | Comments

On January 13, the New York State (NYS) Department of Health issued a directive limiting the ways in which NYS medical laboratories can use blood glucose meters to help patients. Although AACC shares the Department’s desire to ensure that...

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