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Nanoparticles Cause Cancer Cells to Self-Destruct

April 3, 2014 11:32 am | by Lund University | Comments

Using magnetically controlled nanoparticles to force tumour cells to 'self-destruct' sounds like science fiction, but could be a future part of cancer treatment, according to research from Lund University in Sweden. "The clever thing about the...

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Photos of the Day: A Painting Prosthetic

April 3, 2014 11:25 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Shah Bibi, a 7-year-old Afghani who lost her arm after picking up a grenade received a new prosthetic arm at Shriners Hospital for Children and will be heading back home to her family on April 8, though she will return to Southern California...

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Afghan Girl Who Lost Arm Paints with Prosthetic

April 3, 2014 11:24 am | by John Rogers, Associated Press | Comments

The doctors and therapists who worked with a little girl from Afghanistan knew the prosthetic arm they gave her would change her life. What they didn't anticipate was that within weeks of strapping on her new limb, 7-year-old Shah Bibi Tarakhail...

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iHear Medical Shatters Crowdfunding Goal with Innovative Web-Enabled Hearing Aid

April 3, 2014 9:58 am | by iHear Medical | Comments

iHear Medical today announced that it has shattered its Indiegogo crowdfunding goal three-fold with over 900 backers pre-ordering the world's first Web-enabled hearing aid. iHear products are available directly to consumers and can be ordered...

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Hansen Medical's Magellan Robotic System to Be Featured at 36th Annual Charing Cross International Symposium

April 3, 2014 9:43 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hansen Medical, Inc., a global leader in Intravascular Robotics, today announced it will exhibit its Magellan™ Robotic System at the 36th Annual Charing Cross International Symposium (CX 2014) from April 5 - 8 at Grand Hall Olympia in London...

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PeriRx LLC's Breakthrough Salivary Test to Aid in the Fight Against Oral Cancer

April 3, 2014 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

PeriRx LLC, a premier developer of breakthrough, non-invasive, oral diagnostic technology recently announced that it will be introducing the world's most clinically advanced and scientifically validated molecular DNA biomarker test for oral...

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First Patients Implanted with ICDs in BIOTRONIK ProMRI Study

April 3, 2014 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

BIOTRONIK, a leading manufacturer of cardiovascular medical technology, announced today that the first patients across the United States have received implants of the new Iforia implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs). Implants occurred...

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Google Glass May Help Government Reduce $30b In Annual Health Care Expenses, While Saving Lives

April 2, 2014 8:38 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention the total annual cost of fall injuries for older Americans is estimated to be $30 billion. By 2020, the annual direct and indirect cost of fall injuries is expected to reach $54.9...

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Speechvive Completes Funding to Move Speech Aid for Parkinson's Patients to the Public

April 2, 2014 12:24 pm | by Research Park News | Comments

SpeechVive Inc. announced Wednesday (April 2) the completion of nearly $700,000 in funding to move a speech aid innovation for people with Parkinson's disease to the public.Ambassador Enterprises, an Indiana-based for-profit philanthropic...

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An Easier, Safer, and More Accurate Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer

April 2, 2014 12:07 pm | by The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth | Comments

Using CT scans with contrast enhancement, Dartmouth researchers measured treatment response to pancreatic cancer photodynamic therapy (PDT) according to a paper published in Physics in Medicine and Biology.   The research team...

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‘Sewing Machine’ Idea Gives Insight into Origins of Alzheimer’s

April 2, 2014 11:52 am | by Lancaster University | Comments

Researchers at Lancaster University have invented a new imaging tool inspired by the humble sewing machine which is providing fresh insight into the origins of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.   These diseases are caused by tiny...

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J&J Accepts $4B Carlyle Offer for Diagnostics Unit

April 2, 2014 11:52 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Johnson & Johnson has accepted an offer of about $4 billion from the private equity firm The Carlyle Group to buy its Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics business. J&J said Monday that the deal for the blood-testing unit should close by mid...

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Using Light-Heated Water to Deliver Drugs

April 2, 2014 11:46 am | by University of California - San Diego | Comments

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, in collaboration with materials scientists, engineers and neurobiologists, have discovered a new mechanism for using light to...

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Photos of the Day: Prosthetics for Syrians

April 2, 2014 11:22 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Mustafa Ahmad, a 19-year-old who lost his leg in his hometown of Deir Hafer in Aleppo province in November 2011 when government warplanes bombed his neighborhood, is fitted with a prosthetic leg by a Lebanese prothesis supplier at the Syrian...

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Stratasys to Acquire Solid Concepts and Harvest Technologies

April 2, 2014 11:18 am | by Stratasys | Comments

Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS), a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, today announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire two privately-held companies, Solid Concepts Inc....

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