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Lawsuits Increasing over Skin-Related Laser Surgery

October 17, 2013 11:52 am | by University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences | Comments

Skin-related laser procedures such as hair removal remain one of the most popular elective types of laser surgery performed in the United States today. To meet demand, more non-physicians are performing these procedures than ever before... 

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Brain Scans Show Unusual Activity in Retired American Football Players

October 17, 2013 11:46 am | by Imperial College London | Comments

A new study has discovered profound abnormalities in brain activity in a group of retired American football players. Although the former players in the study were not diagnosed with any neurological condition, brain imaging tests revealed unusual...

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Treating ALS with the Patient’s Skin

October 17, 2013 11:35 am | by Cell Press | Comments

Researchers have discovered how the most common genetic abnormality in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) kills neurons and have successfully developed a therapeutic strategy to block this neurodegeneration...

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Tracing Nervous Disorders in Humans

October 17, 2013 11:28 am | by Aarhus University | Comments

What do pigs, jellyfish and zebrafish have in common? It might be hard to discern the connection, but the different species are all pieces in a puzzle. A puzzle which is itself part of a larger picture of solving the riddles of diseases in humans...

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Blood Test Can Differentiate Between Benign Lung Nodules and Early Stage Lung Cancer

October 17, 2013 11:21 am | by Indi (Integrated Diagnostics) | Comments

Indi, an emerging leader in molecular diagnostics, today announced the results of a major study which suggests that quantifying a combination of blood proteins can distinguish between benign lung nodules and early-stage lung cancer with high...

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Schizophrenia Linked to Abnormal Brain Waves

October 17, 2013 11:15 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | Comments

Schizophrenia patients usually suffer from a breakdown of organized thought, often accompanied by delusions or hallucinations. For the first time, MIT neuroscientists have observed the neural activity that appears to produce this disordered...

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Preventice, Inc. enhances arrhythmia classification capabilities of its BodyGuardian Remote Monitoring System

October 17, 2013 11:11 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Preventice, Inc., announced today it has enhanced the ability of its BodyGuardian Remote Monitoring System (BodyGuardian) to identify anomalous ECG rhythms and will now provide greater precision in identifying the type of arrhythmias that...

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NxStage® Launches New Home Hemodialysis Educational Resource

October 17, 2013 11:08 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

NxStage Medical, Inc., a leading manufacturer of innovative dialysis products, today announced the launch of a new educational booklet that outlines the documented benefits and risks of home and more frequent home hemodialysis therapy...  

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Thermoelectric Bracelet Helps People Maintain a Comfortable Body Temperature

October 17, 2013 11:04 am | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | Comments

Heating or cooling certain parts of your body—such as applying a warm towel to your forehead if you feel chilly—can help maintain your perceived thermal comfort.Using that concept, four MIT engineering students developed a thermoelectric... 

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Photos of the Day: Keeping Your Cool

October 17, 2013 11:00 am | by Franklin Hobbs, MIT News Office | Comments

Four MIT engineering students developed a thermoelectric bracelet that monitors air and skin temperature, and sends tailored pulses of hot or cold waveforms to the wrist to help maintain thermal comfort. For this invention, the team, called Wristify...

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Kryptiq Releases New Version of its Award-Winning Population Health Management Solution

October 17, 2013 10:26 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Kryptiq Corp. announces the release of CareManager 4.0. Co-developed with leading healthcare organizations, and curated in collaboration with a 42-member customer advisory group, Kryptiq's CareManager aligns the care team with the...  

HealthPatch—The First Clinical-Grade Biosensor Designed to Optimize Healthcare

October 17, 2013 10:13 am | by Vital Connect | Comments

Rising costs, limited access to quality care and a growing aging population have combined to create a worldwide healthcare crisis. Vital Connect, an industry pioneer of wearable biosensor technology for use in medical applications, is positioned...

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Molecular Imaging, Inc. And Oncotest GmbH Bring The Power Of In Vivo Imaging To Patient Derived Tumor Xenografts

October 17, 2013 9:53 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Molecular Imaging, Inc. and Oncotest GmbH announced today that they have entered into a collaboration and co-promotion agreement to apply Molecular Imaging's experience and expertise in in-vivo pre-clinical Imaging to the pioneering Patient...

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Enzo Biochem’s Clinical Lab and Biotech Leader DiaSorin Collaborate to Provide Advanced Clinical Technologies

October 17, 2013 9:00 am | by Business Wire | Comments

Enzo Biochem, Inc. today announced its Enzo Clinical Labs unit has entered into a collaboration with Italy-based DiaSorin, a global leader in the field of biotechnologies, that will enable the Lab to provide physician-clients in metropolitan New York...

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iGrow Clinical Study Recognized as Best Overall Experimental and Translational Research in Low-Level Laser Therapy

October 17, 2013 9:00 am | by Business Wire | Comments

The clinical study of the iGrow Hair Growth System titled “ The Growth of Human Scalp Hair Mediated by Visible Red Light Laser and LED Sources in Males ” was recently recognized at the 33rd Annual Conference of the American Society for Laser...

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