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Blood Test for 'Nicked' Protein Predicts Prostate Cancer Treatment Response

September 4, 2014 11:07 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | Comments

Prostate cancer patients whose tumors contain a shortened protein called AR-V7, which can be detected in the blood, are less likely to respond to two widely used drugs for metastatic prostate cancer, according to results of a study led by...

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A 'Clear' Choice for Clearing 3-D Cell Cultures

September 4, 2014 11:04 am | by Brown University | Comments

Because Brown University biomedical engineering graduate student Molly Boutin needed to study how neural tissues grow from stem cells, she wanted to grow not just a cell culture, but a sphere-shaped one. Cells grow and interact more naturally...

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Visualizing Plastic Changes to the Brain

September 4, 2014 10:47 am | by AlphaGalileo | Comments

Tinnitus, migraine, epilepsy, depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer's: all these are examples of diseases with neurological causes, the treatment and study of which is more and more frequently being carried out by means of magnetic stimulation...

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Wearable Fall Detector Without A Button

September 4, 2014 10:39 am | by AlphaGalileo | Comments

Researchers from the Technical Research Centre for Dependency Care and Autonomous Living (CETpD), on the UPC’s Vilanova i la Geltrú Campus, have designed a device that detects falls in elderly people without them having to press a button...

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Photos of the Day: 12 Ways to Put Patients First

September 4, 2014 10:27 am | by Innovation HealthJam | Comments

The Innovation HealthJam brought together more than 2,400 individuals from the healthcare and technology fields to brainstorm ideas, improvements and innovation in healthcare. ‘Jammers’ were active in eight discussion forums via 3,300...

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Photos of the Day: Innovation HealthJam

September 4, 2014 10:26 am | by Innovation HealthJam | Comments

The Innovation HealthJam brought together more than 2,400 individuals from the healthcare and technology fields to brainstorm ideas, improvements and innovation in healthcare. ‘Jammers’ were active in eight discussion forums via 3,300...

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FDA Clears Tinnitus Therapy System for Mobile Devices

September 4, 2014 10:11 am | by Otoharmonics | Comments

For use in temporarily relieving the symptoms of tinnitus, the Levo System is a personalized, neuroscience-based sound therapy. Leveraging the brain’s natural cognitive abilities, Levo identifies and maps an individual’s unique sound print...

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KCI, LifeCell and Systagenix Combine to Form Acelity

September 4, 2014 9:52 am | by Acelity | Comments

Centaur Guernsey L.P. Inc. (Centaur) announced today the launch of Acelity, effectively rebranding itself and its subsidiaries Kinetic Concepts, Inc. (KCI), LifeCell Corporation (LifeCell) and Systagenix Wound Management, Limited (Systagenix)...

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Artificial Retinal Implant Drives Strong Emerging Market

September 4, 2014 9:47 am | by GlobalData | Comments

The strong progress of Argus II, an artificial retinal implant to treat retinitis pigmentosa, could soon encourage large medical device companies to make substantial investments in a market with multibillion dollar potential, says an analyst...

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Innovative Packaging Technology Solutions from New Company

September 4, 2014 9:38 am | by MOCON | Comments

Life Pack Labs, a new packaging testing company has been formed to provide pharmaceutical, medical device and related suppliers with innovative packaging technology solutions that improve time-to-market and reduce costs. Life Pack Labs is...

Vital Connect HealthPatch MD Biosensor Receives FDA Clearance for Monitoring Patients at Home

September 4, 2014 9:27 am | by Vital Connect | Comments

Vital Connect announced today that it received FDA clearance for use of its HealthPatch MD biosensor for monitoring patients in their homes. As an industry pioneer of wearable biosensor technology, Vital Connect enables medical professionals...

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Fund Makes Grants to Commercialize Promising Technologies

September 3, 2014 11:10 am | by Life Sciences Discovery Fund | Comments

The Life Sciences Discovery Fund has announced nearly $750,000 in Proof of Concept grants to Washington state for-profit and non-profit organizations to promote translation of health-related technologies from the laboratory to the commercial...

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Handheld Scanner Could Make Brain Tumor Removal More Complete

September 3, 2014 11:03 am | by American Chemical Society | Comments

Cancerous brain tumors are notorious for growing back despite surgical attempts to remove them — and for leading to a dire prognosis for patients. But scientists are developing a new way to try to root out malignant cells during surgery so...

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Pioneering Bioelectronic Interfaces

September 3, 2014 10:14 am | by Denis Paiste, Materials Processing Center, MIT | Comments

Better control of prosthetic limbs and better treatment of diseases like Parkinson's motivates Polina Anikeeva, the AMAX Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, to develop both flexible electronic devices and safe chemical...

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Lab Unveils New Nano-Sized Synthetic Scaffolding Technique

September 3, 2014 9:59 am | by University of Oregon | Comments

Scientists, including University of Oregon chemist Geraldine Richmond, have tapped oil and water to create scaffolds of self-assembling, synthetic proteins called peptoid nanosheets that mimic complex biological mechanisms and processes. The...

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