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FDA Grants U.S. Clearance to Market Wearable Ultrasound Therapy Device

February 26, 2014 12:34 pm | Comments

ZetrOZ Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance for the marketing of its ultrasound pain management device sam, a wearable, long-duration, ultrasonic diathermy device for use in...

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Republicans Blast FDA Monitoring of Whistleblowers

February 26, 2014 12:06 pm | Comments

Republicans are blasting the Food and Drug Administration for secretly monitoring the emails of agency scientists who went public with allegations that they were pressured to approve certain medical devices. In a report published Tuesday...

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Phantom Limb Pain Relieved when Amputated Arm Is Put Back to Work

February 26, 2014 11:48 am | Comments

Max Ortiz Catalan, researcher at Chalmers University of Technology, has developed a new method for the treatment of phantom limb pain (PLP) after an amputation. The method is based on a unique combination of several technologies, and has been...

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Self-Administration of Flu Vaccine with a Patch May Be Feasible

February 26, 2014 11:29 am | Comments

The annual ritual of visiting a doctor's office or health clinic to receive a flu shot may soon be outdated, thanks to the findings of a new study published in the journal Vaccine. The research, which involved nearly 100 people recruited...

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Study: Mailing Free Tests to Patients' Homes Boosts Colon Cancer Screening Rates

February 26, 2014 11:06 am | Comments

Colon cancer screening rates increased by nearly 40 percent when free stool tests were mailed to patients' homes, according to results of a pilot study published today in the journal BMC Cancer. The study, funded by the National Institutes...

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New Blood Analysis Predicts Risk of Death

February 26, 2014 10:59 am | Comments

The general state of a person's metabolism can be diversely illustrated with a new scientific blood analysis. With the aid of the analysis biomarkers predicting short-term mortality have now been discovered. If a person belongs to a risk...

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Photos of the Day: 3D Printing a Heart Prosthetic

February 26, 2014 10:55 am | Comments

Engineers and materials scientists have created a 3D elastic membrane made of a soft, flexible, silicon material that is precisely shaped to match the heart’s epicardium, or the outer layer of the wall of the heart. Current technology is two...

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Magnetic Medicine

February 26, 2014 10:44 am | Comments

Using tiny particles designed to target cancer-fighting immune cells, Johns Hopkins researchers have trained the immune systems of mice to fight melanoma, a deadly skin cancer. The experiments, described on the website of ACS Nano on February...

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3D Printer Creates Transformative Device for Heart Treatment

February 26, 2014 10:25 am | Comments

Using an inexpensive 3D printer, biomedical engineers have developed a custom-fitted, implantable device with embedded sensors that could transform treatment and prediction of cardiac disorders. Igor Efimov, PhD, at the School of Engineering...

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Respiratory Motion, Inc. Raises $5.8M in First Closing of Series B Financing

February 26, 2014 9:18 am | Comments

Respiratory Motion, Inc. today announced that it has completed the first close of its Series B Preferred financing round. The Company has raised $5.8 million in the first closing and expects to raise up to an additional $3 million of capital...

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Bruin Biometrics Raises $10 Million Round

February 26, 2014 9:06 am | Comments

Bruin Biometrics, LLC, a medical device company with two biometric sensing products ready for market in Europe and the United States, announced it has closed a $10 million round of funding which was oversubscribed by almost $2.7 million. The...

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Nonin Medical's Finger Pulse Oximeter Wins 2014 Bluetooth Breakthrough Award

February 25, 2014 6:57 pm | Comments

Nonin Medical, Inc., the inventor of finger pulse oximetry and a leader in noninvasive medical monitoring, today announced that the Nonin Bluetooth Smart  Model 3230 Finger Pulse Oximeter was awarded the 2014  Bluetooth Breakthrough...

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Researchers Generate New Neurons in Brains, Spinal Cords of Living Adult Mammals Without Stem Cell Transplants

February 25, 2014 12:12 pm | Comments

UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers created new nerve cells in the brains and spinal cords of living mammals without the need for stem cell transplants to replenish lost cells. Although the research indicates it may someday be possible...

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‘Lighting Up’ Tumors with Scorpion Venom and a Laser

February 25, 2014 12:04 pm | Comments

Researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute and Department of Neurosurgery have developed a unique, compact, relatively inexpensive imaging device to "light up" malignant brain tumors and other cancers. The experimental...

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A Paper Diagnostic for Cancer

February 25, 2014 11:53 am | Comments

Cancer rates in developing nations have climbed sharply in recent years, and now account for 70 percent of cancer mortality worldwide. Early detection has been proven to improve outcomes, but screening approaches such as mammograms and...

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