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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...  

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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... 

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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... 

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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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