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Electrical Stimulation Aids Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries

November 13, 2014 4:00 pm | by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering | Comments

When individuals suffer a spinal cord injury, paralysis is only a part of the major impact on quality of life. Often they also lose bladder control, which frequently causes infections that can lead to kidney damage. To address this problem, scientists used...

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Virtual Reality Offers Psychological Therapy

November 13, 2014 3:40 pm | by University College London | Comments

Self-compassion can be learned using avatars in an immersive virtual reality, finds new research led by UCL. This innovative approach reduced self-criticism and increased self-compassion and feelings of ...       

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Telemedicine in High Demand, Despite Hurdles

November 13, 2014 3:26 pm | by Foley & Lardner | Comments

Health care providers are actively pursuing telemedicine advancements despite reimbursement and regulatory challenges, according to a new survey of senior health care executives released today by Foley & Lardner LLP. “The smartest thing organizations can do..."

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Infographic: Telemedicine Vitals

November 13, 2014 1:50 pm | by Foley & Lardner | Comments

Telemedicine is not a distant possibility; it is here and in play now. The vast majority of leaders (90 percent) report that their organizations have already begun developing or implementing a telemedicine program. Most also say that offering meaningful telemedicine services...       

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Samsung Adds Developer Tools for Health

November 13, 2014 1:24 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, Wireless Week | Comments

Samsung is working to generate developer interest by releasing a handful of new tools for health, smart home, AR/VR and wearables. At the company’s developer conference Wednesday, Won-Pyo Hong, president of Samsung’s Media ...   

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Overconfident Medical Device Users at Risk

November 13, 2014 1:13 pm | by Team Consulting | Comments

A survey commissioned by Team Consulting which looks at patient and doctor attitudes to healthcare has shown that patients suffering from chronic conditions are worryingly overconfident when it comes to drug delivery devices and feel that they need...

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Wearable Device Helps Pregnant Women Track Contractions at Home

November 13, 2014 12:22 pm | by Bloom Technologies | Comments

Bloom Technologies, a consumer health startup focused on helping moms have healthy babies, was showcased at the Samsung Developer Conference as a partner leveraging the Samsung SAMIIO software architecture. Bloom has developed the first wearable...

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Cellular Bone Matrix a Promising Step for Bone Regeneration

November 13, 2014 11:13 am | by DePuy Synthes | Comments

DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, in collaboration with LifeNet Health, announced the introduction of ViviGen Cellular Bone Matrix, a differentiated cellular allograft for the repair or reconstruction of musculoskeletal defects...

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Photos of the Day: How 3D Printing Is Changing the Medical World

November 13, 2014 10:48 am | by Juste Semetaite, CGTrader | Comments

Technology-inspired discoveries that have a substantial effect on improving and significantly extending human life are just starting to enter the realm of everyday discussions. It’s no secret that some of these new-found revolutionary solutions are meeting resistance...

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NFL, Under Armour, GE launch Head Health Challenge

November 12, 2014 4:55 pm | by NFL | Comments

The NFL, Under Armour and GE on Wednesday launched Head Health Challenge II, an open innovation challenge to award up to $10 million for new innovations and materials that can protect the brain from traumatic injury and for new tools for tracking head impacts in real time...

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Needle-Free Ebola Vaccine Provides Long-Term Protection in Macaques

November 12, 2014 4:41 pm | by American Chemical Society (ACS) | Comments

Scientists have demonstrated for the first time that a single-dose, needleless Ebola vaccine given to primates through their noses and lungs protected them against infection for at least 21 weeks. A vaccine that doesn't require an injection could help prevent...

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Dassault Systèmes Embarks on 'Living Heart Project'

November 12, 2014 4:24 pm | by Dassault Systèmes | Comments

Dassault Systèmes announced that it has reached a significant milestone in its project aimed at driving the creation and use of simulated 3D personalized hearts in the treatment and diagnosis of heart diseases and medical device development...

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World’s First Patient-Specific Spinal Rod Receives FDA Approval

November 12, 2014 4:13 pm | by MEDICREA Group | Comments

The MEDICREA Group announced the company has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for UNiDTM, the world’s first patient-specific spinal osteosynthesis rod. The technology will be premiered at the 2014 North...

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Photos of the Day: Sneak Peak from this Year's MEDICA

November 12, 2014 3:56 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Comments

Editor-in-Chief, Sean Fenske reports some of this year’s highlights at MEDICA in Düsseldorf, Germany...                                    

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Students Design 3D Printed Robotic Arm for Child

November 12, 2014 1:39 pm | by Stratasys | Comments

Stratasys Ltd. announced that University of Central Florida Engineering Students have developed a robotic arm for 6-year-old Alex Pring, using a Stratasys 3D Printer. Born without his right arm, Pring always dreamed of climbing trees or shaking hands...

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