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iHealth Launches World's Most Portable Mobile Blood Glucose Monitor

June 12, 2014 4:28 pm | by iHealth Lab | Comments

iHealth Lab has announced the launch of the iHealth Align, the world's smallest, FDA-approved mobile blood glucose monitor. The meter plugs directly into a smart phone and displays and stores readings using the iHealth Gluco-Smart app.  By displaying readings directly on ...

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Researchers Win Gates Foundation Grant to Make Next Generation Condoms

June 12, 2014 4:23 pm | by University of Wollongong | Comments

A team of researchers from the University of Wollongong (UOW) has received Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funding to help develop a Next Generation Condom that “significantly preserves or enhances pleasure, in order to improve ..."

Collisions with Robots without the Risk of Injury

June 12, 2014 4:10 pm | by Fraunhofer | Comments

Teamwork between humans and robots will be the motto of the future. But robots may not injure humans at all. When does contact cause an injury, though? Researchers are exploring this for the first time in a study. Everybody has experienced ...

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Engineers Identify How Brain Regulates Its Blood Flow

June 12, 2014 4:05 pm | Comments

In a new study published online in the Journal of the American Heart Association June 12, 2014, researchers at Columbia Engineering report that they have identified a new component of the biological mechanism that controls ...   

FDA Approves Bayer's Magnetic Resonance Contrast Agent

June 12, 2014 4:01 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Bayer HealthCare has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new indication for Gadavist@  (gadobutrol) injection for intravenous use with MRI of the breast to assess the presence and extent of malignant breast  disease. The approval is ...

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Implanted Infection Prevention

June 12, 2014 12:44 pm | by Fraunhofer | Comments

Hospital germs can be fatal, since they are resistant to antibiotics. As a result, alternative methods of defense against bacteria are in demand. Fortunately, a German-French research team has been able to develop bone implants that keep the germs at bay. The figures are alarming ...

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A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words

June 12, 2014 12:39 pm | by Paul Hayes, JDRF | Comments

For nearly 100 years, we have known that type 1 diabetes (T1D) is a disease fundamentally about the progressive loss of insulin-producing beta cells, but measuring that loss has continued to elude researchers—at least until now. In a recent scientific publication, JDRF-funded researchers used a ...

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Potential Anti-TNF Response Biomarker Identified

June 12, 2014 12:34 pm | by European League Against Rheumatism | Comments

DNA methylation has been identified as a potential biomarker of response to etanercept and adalimumab in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) according to preliminary results from one of the largest methylome-wide investigations of treatment response to anti-TNF therapies. These data ...

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Synchronized Brain Waves Enable Rapid Learning

June 12, 2014 12:26 pm | by Anne Trafton, MIT | Comments

The human mind can rapidly absorb and analyze new information as it flits from thought to thought. These quickly changing brain states may be encoded by synchronization of brain waves across different brain regions, according to a new study from MIT neuroscientists. The researchers found that ...

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Poor Cardiovascular Health Linked to Memory, Learning Deficits

June 12, 2014 12:14 pm | by American Heart Association | Comments

The risk of developing cognitive impairment, especially learning and memory problems, is significantly greater for people with poor cardiovascular health than people with intermediate or ideal cardiovascular health, according to a study in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Cardiovascular health plays ...

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Blood Product Sterilization Taken too Far?

June 12, 2014 11:11 am | by Jean-François Huppé, Université Laval | Comments

Certain processes used to sterilize blood products could potentially cause serious health issues in transfusion recipients, according to an international study published in the journal Platelets and led by Dr. Patrick Provost of Université Laval's Faculty of Medicine and the CHU de Québec Research Center. These processes ...

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Agreement for Commercializing Previstage GCC Colorectal Cancer Staging Test in China

June 11, 2014 4:46 pm | by Shuwen Biotech | Comments

Shuwen Biotech, a diagnostic company focused on licensing, developing and commercializing diagnostic kits and services for unmet clinical needs in China, has announced that it has formed an alliance with the Canada-based DiagnoCure to commercialize the Previstage™ GCC colorectal cancer staging test ...

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Edison Nation Medical Announces Medtech Idea Search with Covidien

June 11, 2014 4:23 pm | by Edison Nation Medical | Comments

Medical device incubator Edison Nation Medical has announced a worldwide search for ideas for medical devices, technologies and/or software to improve at-home monitoring of surgical patient recovery following discharge. Edison Nation Medical will work with Covidien ...

Nanoparticles Form Switchable "Thin Films" on a Liquid Surface

June 11, 2014 4:15 pm | by Brookehaven National Laboratory | Comments

Scientists seeking ways to engineer the assembly of tiny particles measuring just billionths of a meter have achieved a new first—the formation of a single layer of nanoparticles on a liquid surface where the properties of the layer can be ...

The Quest for Long-Lasting Blood

June 11, 2014 4:10 pm | by University of Essex | Comments

Haemoglobin is the key protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen around our bodies. The Haem02 team aim to create an artificial haemoglobin-based oxygen carrier (HBOC) that could be used as a substitute for blood lost in ...    

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