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Seeing the Inner Workings of the Brain Made Easier

July 11, 2014 2:21 pm | by Amy Adams, Stanford University | Comments

Last year, Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD, professor of bioengineering and of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, announced a new way of peering into a disembodied brain that provided spectacular fly-through views of its inner connections. Since...

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Patients Seek FDA Ban on Fibroid Removal Devices

July 11, 2014 2:07 pm | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | Comments

More than a dozen people — including cancer patients, their family members and physicians — called on federal health regulators on Friday to block the use of electronic surgical tools used to remove fibroids, but which can inadvertently...

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Sunshine Act Will Reveal Manufacturers’ Payments to Docs in September

July 11, 2014 2:04 pm | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | Comments

When many of us have a medical appointment we're concerned about our finances: how much will we owe out-of-pocket? What's our co-pay? But next time, you may also want to ask your doctors about their financial situation. That's because nearly...

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Virtual Finger Enables Biological Scientists to Navigate and Analyze Complex 3D Images

July 11, 2014 12:05 pm | by Edelman Public Relations | Comments

Researchers have pioneered a revolutionary new way to digitally navigate three-dimensional images. The new technology, called Virtual Finger, allows scientists to move through digital images of small structures like neurons and synapses using...

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Injectable Foam Could Prevent Fatal Blood Loss in Wounded Soldiers

July 11, 2014 10:59 am | by Johns Hopkins | Comments

Without prompt care, a badly wounded soldier can easily bleed to death while being transported to a distant medical station. Two traditional treatments—tourniquets and medicated gauze pads—often cannot stop the blood loss from a deep wound...

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Photos of the Day: Angry Birds, Robots, and Rehab

July 11, 2014 10:29 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

A robot plays Angry Birds using a tablet. Researchers see their system as a future rehabilitation tool for children with cognitive and motor-skill disabilities. Kids teach the robot how to play Angry Birds, dragging their finger on the tablet...

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Rehabilitation Robots Play Angry Birds with Kids

July 11, 2014 10:26 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

With the help of a smart tablet and Angry Birds, children can now do something typically reserved for engineers and computer scientists: program a robot to learn new skills. The Georgia Institute of Technology project is designed to serve...

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A Start-Up at NJIT Develops Bleeding-Control Gel for Brain Surgery

July 11, 2014 9:58 am | by New Jersey Institute of Technology | Comments

Endomedix, a start-up company housed at NJIT's business incubator, received a $1.4 million federal grant to develop a spray-on gel that surgeons will use to staunch bleeding during brain surgery. Surgeons can spray the gel onto a surgical...

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New Diagnostic Test to Distinguish Psoriasis from Eczema

July 11, 2014 9:45 am | by Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health | Comments

In some patients, the chronic inflammatory skin diseases psoriasis and eczema are similar in appearance. Up to now, dermatologists have therefore had to base their decision on which treatment should be selected on their own experience and...

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Ultrasound Tracks Odor Representation in the Brain

July 11, 2014 9:26 am | by CNRS (Délégation Paris Michel-Ange) | Comments

A new ultrasound imaging technique has provided the first ever in vivo visualization of activity in the piriform cortex of rats during odor perception. This deep-seated brain structure plays an important role in olfaction, and was inaccessible...

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Biomet Sports Medicine Launches the JuggerKnotless Soft Anchor

July 11, 2014 9:14 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Biomet Sports Medicine, LLC, a subsidiary of Biomet, Inc., announced today the launch of the JuggerKnotless Soft Anchor device. The JuggerKnotless Soft Anchor is the latest product offering in the JuggerKnot Soft Anchor family of all-suture...

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Rep. Patrick Kennedy Visits Moberg's Facility to Discuss Improvement in Brain Injury Care

July 11, 2014 9:12 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Recently, former Congressman Patrick Kennedy visited Moberg Research's (Moberg) medical device manufacturing facility. Rep. Kennedy and Dick Moberg discussed how Moberg's advanced neurological monitors facilitate cutting-edge research in...

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ReWalk Robotics Ltd. Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering

July 11, 2014 9:10 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

ReWalk Robotics Ltd. has announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form F-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of shares of its ordinary shares. The number of shares to be offered...

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Global Endoscopy Devices Market is Expected to Reach USD 36.9 Billion by 2019

July 11, 2014 9:09 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Endoscopy Devices Market (Endoscopes, Endoscopic Operative Devices, and Visualization Systems) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast...

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Breg Introduces Knee Brace to Help Runners with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

July 11, 2014 9:07 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Breg, Inc., a premier provider of sports medicine products and services, has launched the FreeRunner knee brace with new innovations to help people, particularly runners, who suffer from patella mal-tracking return to active lifestyles...

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