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Photos of the Day: Anklebot Measures Ankle Stiffness

October 24, 2013 1:30 pm | by MIT | Comments

Researchers in the Newman Laboratory for Biomechanics and Human Rehabilitation have measured the stiffness of the ankle in various directions using a robot called the “Anklebot.”          

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Will preemption rescue Medtronic from InFuse lawsuits?

October 24, 2013 1:27 pm | by Mass Device | Comments

Medtronic could avoid a major headache if the courts continue to allow the doctrine of preemption in product liability lawsuits filed over its InFuse bone-growth protein, according to Fish & Richardson principal José Sierra. The InFuse bone growth...

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A Detailed Look at a DNA Repair Protein in Action

October 24, 2013 1:17 pm | by Berkeley Lab | Comments

Errors in the human genetic code that arise from mismatched nucleotide base pairs in the DNA double helix can lead to cancer and other disorders. In microbes, such errors provide the basis for ...       

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Research and Markets' Neuromodulation Market Forecasts to 2017

October 24, 2013 1:00 pm | by Global Newswire | Comments

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Neuromodulation Market - [Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS), Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS), Gastric Electrical Stimulation (GES), Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), Sacral Nerve Stimulation (SNS), & Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)] - Forecasts to 2017" report to their offering.

Cancer Patients Have New Best Friend

October 24, 2013 11:23 am | by MDT Staff | Comments

Diamonds are sometimes considered as a girl’s best friend. Now, this expression is about to have a new meaning. Indeed, nanometric scale diamond particles could offer a new way to detect cancer far earlier than ...    

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Transparent Display & Touchless Input Technology

October 24, 2013 10:27 am | by ITRI | Comments

ITRI has introduced iAT (i-Air Touch) Technology, one of the first see-through display and air-touch input technologies for computers, wearable computers, and mobile devices that allows ...         

Robotics for Firmer Footing

October 24, 2013 10:08 am | by Jennifer Chu, MIT | Comments

For most healthy bipeds, the act of walking is seldom given a second thought: One foot follows the other, and the rest of the body falls in line, supported by a system of muscle, tendon, and bones. Upon closer inspection, however, locomotion is less straightforward. In particular, the ankle ...

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BSD Reports Increasing European Market Penetration by Terumo for Microwave Ablation System

October 24, 2013 9:15 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

BSD Medical Corporation today reported that Terumo Europe NV (Terumo), a wholly owned subsidiary of Terumo Corporation, has already introduced the MicroThermX ® Microwave Ablation System (MicroThermX) into the major markets in Europe...   

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Transcatheter Technologies Announces Successful Human Implantation of Its Repositionable Transapical Aortic Valve

October 24, 2013 9:00 am | by Business Wire | Comments

Transcatheter Technologies, a emerging medical device company that is developing a next-generation transcatheter aortic heart valve prosthesis, announced today the successful first-in-human implantation of its transapical TRINITY aortic valve...

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Blood Pressure Management Changed on Global Level with OSTAR's 3SI Interpretive Blood Pressure Algorithm

October 24, 2013 8:40 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

OSTAR Healthcare Technology, a Washington based medical device company, announced the North American launch of its revolutionary 3SI (3 simultaneous interpretations) Advanced Diagnostic Blood Pressure Algorithm. According to Doug...   

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Verizon Advances Patient Care With Launch of Mobile Health Software Solution

October 24, 2013 8:02 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Addressing yet another critical issue faced by the U.S. healthcare system, Verizon Enterprise Solutions today announced the immediate availability of Converged Health Management, a remote patient-monitoring medical platform designed to help...

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Zynex Receives Clearance to Market Stroke Recovery Device in China

October 24, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Zynex, Inc., a provider and developer of non-invasive medical devices for electrotherapy and stroke rehabilitation, neurological diagnosis and cardiac monitoring, announced today that China's State Food and Drug Administration (SFDA) has granted...

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Layoffs: Boston Scientific to cut up to 1,500 jobs

October 23, 2013 7:38 pm | by Mass Device | Comments

In regulatory filings issued late Wednesday evening Boston Scientific announced that it plans to cut up to 1,500 employees from its global workforce before the end of 2015. The cuts are part of the company's plan to streamline operations, including...

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Boston Scientific Alair Bronchial Thermoplasty System Approved In China

October 23, 2013 4:30 pm | by PR Newswire | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation has received China Food and Drug Administration approval for the Alair® Bronchial Thermoplasty System, an innovative medical device designed to treat severe asthma.  Expected to be available in the China market...

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A Protein Safeguards Against Cataracts

October 23, 2013 3:49 pm | by Technische Universität München | Comments

The lens of the human eye is made up of a highly concentrated protein solution that imparts the eye its high refractive power. Yet, despite this high protein content the ocular lens must remain clear and transparent.     

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