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Many Health Woes in Teens Seeking Obesity Surgery

November 4, 2013 2:49 pm | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | Comments

U.S. teens seeking weight-loss surgery have a startling number of health problems that used to be seen only in adults, according to a major government-funded study. Half the teens had at least four major illnesses linked ...   


Photos of the Day: Space Robots Diagnose Cancer

November 4, 2013 2:43 pm | by NASA | Comments

The goal for a team of collaborative researchers with the Centre for Surgical Invention and Innovation (CSii) in Canada is to help speed the diagnosis of breast cancer. They are scheduled to enter an advanced platform into ...    


Robots Lead to One-Stop Breast Cancer Diagnosis

November 4, 2013 2:38 pm | by NASA | Comments

We may not be driving flying cars to work yet, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a lot to be excited about from technology advances related to the space age. Instead of zipping past traffic jams, International Space Station-derived robotic capabilities are giving us a fast pass to life-saving surgical techniques with ...


Hopkins Suspends Black Lung Service

November 4, 2013 12:19 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Johns Hopkins Medicine says it has suspended a service in which radiologists give second readings on X-rays of coal miners seeking benefits for black lung disease. Hopkins announced the suspension Friday. The medical institution had ... 


Photos of the Day: Docs & Vets Team Up for Medical Research

November 4, 2013 11:23 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Scientists from medical hubs including the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, the National Institutes of Health and The Wildlife Conservation Society at the Bronx Zoo will compare animal and human cases to better their understanding of medical conditions.


Doctors, Vets Explore Shared Medical Problems

November 4, 2013 11:16 am | by Verena Dobnik, Associated Press | Comments

What do Siberian tigers and post-menopausal women have in common? That is among the questions related to fighting diseases affecting both animals and people that physicians and veterinarians are teaming up to ...      


FDA Grants 510(k) Clearance for Innovative Fuse Gastroscope

November 4, 2013 10:18 am | by EndoChoice | Comments

Now doctors performing flexible endoscopy have a new tool available to help them see more anatomy and facilitate diagnoses in the upper GI tract. Traditional gastroscopes that have been available to endoscopists provide a ...   


Intelligent Training with a Fitness Shirt & E-bike

November 4, 2013 10:14 am | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | Comments

How do we know what the optimum level of training is? A fitness shirt will help us avoid overstraining and under-exertion in the future. The clue: it becomes an intelligent training device when ...         


Special Camera Detects Tumors

November 4, 2013 10:11 am | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | Comments

Cancer patients have the highest probability of recovering if tumors are completely removed. However, tiny clusters of cancer cells are often difficult for surgeons to recognize and remove. A camera makes hidden tumors ...   


Hydrogel Implant Enables Light-Based Communication with Cells Inside the Body

November 4, 2013 10:04 am | by Massachusetts General Hospital | Comments

As researchers develop novel therapies based on inducing specific cells to do specific things, getting the right message to the right group of cells at the right time remains a major challenge.  The use of light to communicate with cells has been restricted by its ...


Lasers Might Be the Cure for Brain Diseases

November 4, 2013 9:47 am | by Johanna Wilde, Chalmers University of Technology | Comments

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, together with researchers at the Polish Wroclaw University of Technology, have made a discovery that may lead to the curing of diseases such as ...       


Implantable Sensor Paves Way to Long-Term Monitoring

November 4, 2013 9:38 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT | Comments

Nitric oxide (NO) is one of the most important signaling molecules in living cells, carrying messages within the brain and coordinating immune system functions. In many cancerous cells, levels are perturbed, but very little is known about ...


Cannabis Biotech Files Patent for Metered-Dose Dispensing Device

November 4, 2013 9:25 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Puget Technologies’ subsidiary, Cannabis Biotech has announced that it has filed a patent for its proprietary metered-dose dispensing device. The new device design will build the company’s portfolio of intellectual property and is ...   


AngioDynamics Achieves CE Approval for AngioVac

November 1, 2013 2:18 pm | by Globe Newswire | Comments

AngioDynamics, a leading provider of innovative, minimally invasive medical devices for vascular access, surgery, peripheral vascular disease and oncology, today announced EU CE Mark approval for its AngioVac venous drainage cannula and...


Novel Microfluidic Material Breakthrough for Wafer-Scale Mass Production of Lab-On-Chip

November 1, 2013 12:15 pm | by imec | Comments

Imec, a world-leading nanoelectronics research center and JSR, a leading materials company, announce that they have successfully used JSR’s innovative PA (Photo-patternable Adhesive) material for wafer-scale processing of lab-on-chip devices...



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