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Intuitive Surgical Receives CE Mark for the da Vinci Xi Surgical System

June 25, 2014 9:16 am | by Globe Newswire | Comments

Intuitive Surgical, Inc., the global leader in robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery, today announced it has received a CE Mark for its da Vinci Xi Surgical System. Achieving this milestone allows the company to market the Xi System...

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Verigene Enteric Pathogens Test Receives FDA Clearance

June 25, 2014 8:58 am | by Globe Newswire | Comments

Nanosphere Inc., a company enhancing the practice of medicine through targeted molecular diagnostics, today announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the bacterial portion of its Verigene Enteric...

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3-D Mammogram Scans May Find More Breast Cancer

June 25, 2014 8:48 am | by Lindsey Tanner - AP Medical Writer | Comments

3-D mammograms may be better at finding cancer than regular scans, a large study suggests, although whether that means saving more lives isn't known. The study involved almost half a million breast scans, with more than one-third of them...

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Heart Muscle Can Regenerate Itself in Very Limited Amounts

June 25, 2014 8:29 am | by Shaun Mason, UCLA | Comments

Researchers from UCLA's Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research are the first to directly measure the division of heart muscle cells, proving that while such division is very rare, it does occur. The study...

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New Particle-Sorting Method Breaks Speed Records

June 25, 2014 8:25 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | Comments

Researchers compare the processing of biological fluid samples with searching for a needle in a haystack — only in this case, the haystack could be diagnostic samples, and the needle might be tumor cells present in just parts-per-million...

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Photos of the Day: High-Speed Diagnostics

June 25, 2014 8:24 am | by MIT News Office | Comments

Researchers compare the processing of biological fluid samples with searching for a needle in a haystack — only in this case, the haystack could be diagnostic samples, and the needle might be tumor cells present in just parts-per-million...

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GlobalData Analysts: Strategic Benefits, Not Tax Avoidance, the Main Motivation for Medtronic Megadeal

June 24, 2014 2:08 pm | by GlobalData | Comments

Medtronic’s $42.9 billion merger with Covidien, which created last week the world’s largest medical devices company, was primarily motivated by future market gains rather than tax inversion, according to analysts with research and consulting...

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Device Allows Brain to Bypass Spinal Cord, Move Paralyzed Limbs

June 24, 2014 2:00 pm | by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center | Comments

For the first time ever, a paralyzed man can move his fingers and hand with his own thoughts thanks to an innovative partnership between The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Battelle. Ian Burkhart, a 23-year-old quadriplegic...

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Photos of the Day: Paralyzed Man Moves Hand with Thoughts

June 24, 2014 2:00 pm | by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center | Comments

Ian Burkhart, a 23-year-old quadriplegic from Dublin, Ohio, is the first patient to use Neurobridge, an electronic neural bypass for spinal cord injuries that reconnects the brain directly to muscles, allowing voluntary and functional control...

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A New Tool for the Early Detection of Heart Failure

June 24, 2014 11:49 am | by Marlene Cimons, National Science Foundation | Comments

Until recently, a reliable, low-cost, non-invasive method to measure changes that occur in the water content of the lungs did not exist. Yet, having such a device could be an important tool for the early detection of heart failure, which...

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The Goose Bump Sensor

June 24, 2014 11:29 am | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | Comments

Can emotional states be measured quantitatively, and if so what would advertising, manufacturing and social media companies do with that data? Imagine a world in which a consumer's real-time physical and emotional response helped to determine...

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Grant Funds Development of Bladder Cancer Detection Device

June 24, 2014 11:12 am | by University of Texas at Arlington | Comments

A multi-institutional research team has received a $480,000 National Science Foundation grant to build an inexpensive device that uses nanotechnology and a simple urine test to detect the most miniscule amount of bladder cancer cells in a...

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Research Finds that Cell Phones Reflect Our Personal Microbiome

June 24, 2014 11:04 am | by PeerJ | Comments

Smartphones are everywhere, and they may be smarter than you think. Our cell phones actually reflect the personal microbial world of their owners, with potential implications for their use as bacterial and environmental sensors, according...

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ARKON Anesthesia Delivery System Honored as 2014 MDEA Winner

June 24, 2014 10:57 am | by Design Concepts | Comments

Design Concepts announced today that the ARKON anesthesia delivery system has been selected as the Silver Winner in the Critical-Care and Emergency Medicine Products category of the 2014 Medical Design Excellence Awards competition. The 2014...

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Computer-Aided Diagnosis of Rare Genetic Disorders from Family Snaps

June 24, 2014 10:52 am | by University of Oxford | Comments

Computer analysis of photographs could help doctors diagnose which condition a child with a rare genetic disorder has, say Oxford University researchers. The researchers, funded in part by the Medical Research Council (MRC), have come up...

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