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Imaging Autoimmune Diabetes

January 29, 2014 12:06 pm | by Lund University | Comments

Researchers at Lund University have managed to develop a technique whereby they can study the inflammatory process that takes place in the pancreas during the natural development of type 1 diabetes, allowing for real time and repeated non...


First Retinal Prosthesis Implanted Since FDA Approval

January 29, 2014 12:00 pm | by University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center | Comments

Retina surgeons at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center have performed the first — and second — surgeries in the United States to implant an artificial retina, or “bionic eye,” since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved...


Photos of the Day: First Argus 'Bionic Eye' Implanted

January 29, 2014 12:00 pm | by University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center | Comments

The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System is surgically implanted in one eye. The individual wears glasses equipped with a camera that captures images and converts them into a series of small electrical pulses. The pulses are transmitted wirelessly...


Israel Ministry of Health Approves Clinical Trials for BioControl Medical’s CardioFit® System in Heart Failure

January 29, 2014 7:14 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

BioControl Medical, a medical device company headquartered in Yehud, Israel, has received approval from the Israel Ministry of Health to conduct a clinical trial of its CardioFit system in patients with chronic heart failure as part of INOVATE...


Human Trials in Two Years for Artificial Pancreas Invention

January 28, 2014 11:07 am | by De Montfort University | Comments

An artificial pancreas invented by a De Montfort University (DMU) professor could have its first human trials within two years. Professor Joan Taylor’s creation ensures patients will no longer have to endure injections of insulin every day...


Transcatheter Technologies Testing World’s First ‘Truly Repositionable’ TAVI Device

January 28, 2014 11:00 am | by Business Wire | Comments

Transcatheter Technologies GmbH, an emerging medical device company that is developing a third-generation transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) system—TRINITY—announced today that an independent laboratory has completed ‘advanced...


Glucose Monitoring Devices Market: Asia-Pacific to Boost Moderate Growth by 2019

January 28, 2014 10:50 am | by GBI Research | Comments

The global glucose monitoring devices market value will experience a moderate increase from $9.9 billion in 2012 to $13.7 billion by 2019, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 5%, forecasts business intelligence provider GBI Research...


A Silk Coat for Diamonds Makes Sleek New Imaging and Drug Delivery Tool

January 28, 2014 10:40 am | by The Optical Society | Comments

Silk and diamonds aren't just for ties and jewelry anymore. They're ingredients for a new kind of tiny glowing particle that could provide doctors and researchers with a novel technique for biological imaging and drug delivery. The new...  


Nipping Diabetes in the...Blood

January 28, 2014 10:25 am | by Tel Aviv University | Comments

An estimated 25.8 million Americans have diabetes. Another 79 million are thought to have "prediabetes," meaning they are at risk of developing type-2 diabetes. Now Dr. Nataly Lerner of Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of Medicine... 


Converting Adult Human Cells to Hair-Follicle-Generating Stem Cells

January 28, 2014 10:21 am | by University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine | Comments

If the content of many a situation comedy, not to mention late-night TV advertisements, is to be believed, there's an epidemic of balding men, and an intense desire to fix their follicular deficiencies. One potential approach to reversing...


Facelift Complications Eased with Help of New 3D Imaging Technique

January 28, 2014 10:17 am | by Michelle Ma, University of Washington | Comments

Millions of people each year remove wrinkles, soften creases and plump up their lips by injecting a gel-like material into their facial tissue. These cosmetic procedures are sometimes called “liquid facelifts” and are said to be minimally...


DNA-Built Nanostructures Safely Target, Image Cancer Tumors

January 28, 2014 10:05 am | by University of Toronto | Comments

A team of researchers at the University of Toronto has discovered a method of assembling "building blocks" of gold nanoparticles as the vehicle to deliver cancer medications or cancer-identifying markers directly into cancerous tumors. The...


Swiss Cheese Crystal or High-Tech Sponge?

January 28, 2014 9:52 am | by Charlotte Hsu, University at Buffalo | Comments

The sponges of the future will do more than clean house. Picture this, for example: Doctors use a tiny sponge to soak up a drug and deliver it directly to a tumor. Chemists at a manufacturing plant use another to trap and store unwanted...


Photos of the Day: Drug Delivering Sponge

January 28, 2014 9:47 am | by University at Buffalo | Comments

Created by chemists at the University at Buffalo and Penn State Hazleton, this sponge-like crystal contains many pores that change shape when exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light. In addition, the normally colorless crystal blushes in the... 


ReCor Medical Announces Major Advances with Its Ultrasound-Based Renal Denervation System

January 28, 2014 3:05 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

ReCor Medical today announced major advances in its Paradise System™ for renal denervation (RDN), confirming its commitment to lead in the treatment of patients with resistant hypertension (HTN). The Company announced that it has received...



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