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Photos of the Day: NBA Hopeful Has Prosthetic Eye

February 14, 2014 11:38 am | by The Associated Press/ESPN | Comments

Baylor center Isaiah Austin came to the realization as a teenager that he'd never again see out of his right eye. Multiple operations couldn't save his vision after a previous injury was aggravated doing a routine dunk before a middle school...

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Another Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit Goes to Trial in W.Va.

February 14, 2014 10:50 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Another lawsuit involving pelvic mesh has gone to trial in West Virginia. Media outlets report that jury selection began Monday in U.S. District Court in Charleston. A dozen plaintiffs filed the lawsuit in Texas in 2012. It is among about...

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Medtronic’s Distributes i-port Advance Injection Port Device for People with Diabetes

February 14, 2014 10:45 am | by Medtronic | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has begun distribution of i-port Advance® as part of a continued focus to provide meaningful therapy management solutions for people with diabetes. i-port Advance can be used for people on insulin injection therapy who want...

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Point-of-Care Ultrasound Proves Accurate for Kids with Suspected Appendicitis

February 14, 2014 10:33 am | by Mount Sinai Medical Center | Comments

Using portable ultrasound as a first-line imaging study in kids with suspected appendicitis helps reduce emergency room length of stay and reduces the need for CT scans, according to a team of Mount Sinai researchers. Bedside ultrasound...

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3D Printing Lab Opens New Window into Cancer Research

February 14, 2014 10:24 am | by University of Alabama | Comments

The first 3D print of a G-quadruplex DNA sequence and its molecular structure was recently created at The University of Alabama in the UA 3D Printing Lab, allowing researchers a potentially valuable new tool in the fight against cancer... 

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Teleflex launches the Rusch DispoLED Laryngoscope Handle

February 14, 2014 7:16 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Teleflex Incorporated, a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, has announced the launch of the Rusch® DispoLED™ Single-Use Fiber Optic Laryngoscope Handle — a cost-neutral* way to combat cross-contamination...

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Obamacare Boosts U.S. Market for Sub-Acute COPD Ventilators

February 13, 2014 3:19 pm | by IHS | Comments

Spurred by cost-reduction efforts under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), U.S. shipments of ventilators used for hospital patients undergoing sub-acute treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) will rise by more than ...     

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Researchers Reveal Structure of Key CRISPR Complex

February 13, 2014 3:10 pm | by Haley Bridger, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard | Comments

Researchers from the Broad Institute and MIT have teamed up with colleagues from the University of Tokyo to form the first high definition picture of the Cas9 complex – a key part of the CRISPR-Cas system used by scientists as a ...    

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ONR Technology Helps Sailors Toe the Line

February 13, 2014 2:36 pm | by Office of Naval Research | Comments

The TechSolutions office at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) gets requests for new technologies directly from Sailors on the high seas, or Marines on the front lines—and in answer to just such an inquiry, new footwear could soon be ...

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Brain Process Takes Paper Shape

February 13, 2014 2:31 pm | by Michael Bishop, Institute of Physics | Comments

A paper-based device that mimics the electrochemical signaling in the human brain has been created by a group of researchers from China. The thin-film transistor (TFT) has been designed to ...             

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Metal Implants May Cut Chemotherapy Side Effects

February 13, 2014 2:25 pm | by Jen Middleton, University of Edinburgh | Comments

Cancer patients could one day experience fewer side effects from chemotherapy following a discovery that opens the door for more targeted treatments. Researchers have identified a possible way of ...             

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Photos of the Day: PillCam Colon Exam

February 13, 2014 12:06 pm | by Given Imaging | Comments

Given Imaging has developed the PillCam, an imaging system that can be swallowed to examine a patient's colon and digestive tract. The device does not need to be retrieved to collect the images from the exam, instead ...    

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Scarring Cells Turned to Beating Muscle

February 13, 2014 11:38 am | by Kate McAlpine, University of Michigan | Comments

Poets and physicians know that a scarred heart cannot beat the way it used to, but the science of reprogramming cells offers hope--for the physical heart, at least. A team of University of Michigan biomedical engineers has ...   

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Medtronic Launches 'TOTAL Across' Crossing Catheter in Europe

February 13, 2014 11:21 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Aligned with its commitment to provide innovative medical technology for the interventional treatment of peripheral artery disease, Medtronic, Inc. has initiated the European launch of the TOTAL across crossing catheter, which recently... 

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ACCU-CHEK Meters Rank Highest in Overall Satisfaction for Second Consecutive Year

February 13, 2014 11:19 am | by ACCU-CHEK | Comments

J.D. Power has announced that Roche Diabetes Care’s ACCU-CHEK products rank "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Blood Glucose Meters” among adults living with diabetes in the U.S. for the second year in a row according to the ...     

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