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510k Approval for SMART Meter and App for Improving Diabetes Health

August 20, 2014 10:06 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Philosys announces it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510K approval for the highly anticipated Gmate SMART Blood Glucose Monitoring System. The Gmate SMART meter is the size of a quarter and connects to the headphone...

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Magnesium Surgical Implants Can Be Designed to Biodegrade, Promote Bone Growth

August 20, 2014 9:58 am | by University of Florida | Comments

Ask anyone who has a surgical pin in their body, and they likely will tell you they wish it would just go away. In the future, it just might, with help from research by Michele Manuel, an associate professor of materials science and engineering...

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Targeted Brain Stimulation Aids Stroke Recovery in Mice

August 20, 2014 9:55 am | by Stanford University School of Medicine | Comments

When investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine applied light-driven stimulation to nerve cells in the brains of mice that had suffered strokes several days earlier, the mice showed significantly greater recovery in motor...

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New X-ray Imaging Developed by Scientists

August 19, 2014 4:57 pm | by Monash University | Comments

Published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, the imaging method allows researchers to monitor the effectiveness of a treatment for the life-threatening genetic disorder. Cystic fibrosis affects... 

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Implantable Heart Devices Result in Similar Survival Benefits Among Ethnic, Racial Groups

August 19, 2014 4:24 pm | by University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences | Comments

Racial and ethnic minorities who receive implantable devices to treat heart failure derive the same substantial survival benefit from these therapies as white patients, new UCLA-led research shows. While the American College of Cardiology and...

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Engineering New Bone Growth

August 19, 2014 3:57 pm | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | Comments

MIT chemical engineers have devised a new implantable tissue scaffold coated with bone growth factors that are released slowly over a few weeks. When applied to bone injuries or defects, this coated scaffold induces the body to rapidly form...

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Moving Single Cells Around – Accurately and Cheaply

August 19, 2014 2:56 pm | by Houston Methodist | Comments

Scientists at the Houston Methodist Research Institute have figured out how to pick up and transfer single cells using a pipette – a common laboratory tool that's been tweaked slightly. They describe this engineering feat and preliminary...

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First Endoscope-Guided Pedicle Screw System for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Launched

August 19, 2014 2:44 pm | by Aesculap Implant Systems | Comments

Aesculap Implant Systems announced the availability of the new S4 Element MIS System, the only posterior lumbar pedicle screw fixation system to utilize endoscope technology to gain direct visualization, providing the advantages of minimally...

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Taking the Pulse of Aging

August 19, 2014 2:21 pm | by Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology | Comments

Researchers at the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new technique that can noninvasively image the pulse pressure and elasticity of the arteries of the brain, revealing correlations between...

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Antibacterial Gel Battles Hospital Superbugs

August 19, 2014 2:17 pm | by Queen's University Belfast | Comments

Scientists at Queen's University Belfast have made a breakthrough in the fight against the most resistant hospital superbugs. The team from the School of Pharmacy at Queen's have developed the first innovative antibacterial gel that acts to...

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Toward the Creation of Medical Nanorobots

August 19, 2014 12:37 pm | by Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology | Comments

Researchers from the Institute of General Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences and MIPT have made an important step towards creating medical nanorobots. They...

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Genetic Key to Lupus Shows Potential of Personalized Medicine

August 19, 2014 11:54 am | by Australian National University | Comments

Medical researchers have used DNA sequencing to identify a gene variant responsible for causing lupus in a young patient. The development shows that for the first time, it is feasible for researchers to identify the individual causes of lupus...

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Graphene Rubber Bands Could Stretch Limits of Current Healthcare

August 19, 2014 11:37 am | by University of Surrey | Comments

Although body motion sensors already exist in different forms, they have not been widely used due to their complexity and cost of production. Now researchers from the University of Surrey and Trinity College Dublin have for the first time...

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3D Printed Patient-Specific Facial Device Receives FDA Clearance

August 19, 2014 11:26 am | by Globe Newswire | Comments

Oxford Performance Materials, Inc., a leading advanced materials and additive manufacturing (3D printing) company, has announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its 3D printed OsteoFab Patient-Specific Facial Device...

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Wireless Energy Transfer System Charges Devices Without Cables

August 19, 2014 11:05 am | by Asociación RUVID | Comments

Researchers at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) have designed a new device for wireless energy transfer that will, for example, charge mobile phones or laptops without needing cables. The system, patented by the UPV, is based...

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