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Fly-Inspired Sound Detector

July 22, 2014 | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | Comments

Even within a phylum so full of mean little creatures, the yellow-colored Ormia ochracea fly is distinguished among other arthropods for its cruelty -- at least to crickets. Native to the southeastern U.S. states and Central America, the fly...

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Researchers Develop High-Precision Software for Diagnosing Eye Sensitivity

July 22, 2014 9:56 am | by Asociación RUVID | Comments

Researchers at the University of Alicante have developed high-precision software for diagnosing eye sensitivity. This is a new technology that allows to quantify the degree of opacity in the posterior capsule of the eye caused by the growth...

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Boston Scientific Launches POLARIS Imaging System

July 22, 2014 9:33 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation has initiated full commercial launch of the new POLARIS Imaging System. This system will support the Boston Scientific family of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) catheters, including coronary, peripheral and intra...

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Telemedicine Effective in Delivering International Cardiac Care

July 22, 2014 9:23 am | by Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC | Comments

After studying more than 1,000 pediatric consultations offered in Latin America through telemedicine, researchers at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC found that physicians in those countries were highly satisfied with Children’s...

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Two UL Battery Safety Standards Are Now FDA Recognized Consensus Standards for Medical Devices

July 22, 2014 9:18 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recognized two UL battery safety standards as consensus standards for medical devices incorporating lithium...

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Christie Hospital Joins Elekta and Philips to Develop MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy System for Cancer Treatment

July 22, 2014 9:14 am | by Philips | Comments

Elekta and Royal Philips announced today that The Christie NHS Foundation Trust (Manchester, UK), a specialist cancer center, will join a consortium whose mission is to develop the clinical value of an integrated magnetic resonance imaging...

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New Discovery Opens the Door to Possible Cure for Heart Disease

July 22, 2014 9:10 am | by Send2Press Newswire | Comments

Larry Weisenthal, M.D., Ph.D., has announced new findings that unravel mysteries about the root cause of atherosclerosis - the narrowing of blood vessels that leads to heart attack and stroke. It is a big step toward developing drugs, possibly...

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FDA Approval for Boston Scientific’s REBEL Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System

July 22, 2014 9:06 am | by PRNewswire | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation has received FDA approval for the REBEL Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System, the company's latest generation bare-metal stent for the treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD). Bare-metal stents continue...

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FDA Clearance for Teleflex's ARROW-Clark VectorFlow Chronic Hemodialysis Catheter

July 22, 2014 9:02 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Teleflex Incorporated, a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, has announced it has received FDA 510(k) clearance to market its ARROW-Clark VectorFlow Chronic Hemodialysis Catheter. Designed by Dr. Timothy...

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CE Mark Approval and First Use of St. Jude's FlexAbility Ablation Catheter

July 22, 2014 8:59 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

St. Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company, today announced CE Mark approval and first use of the FlexAbility Ablation Catheter, a novel ablation technology used by electrophysiologists for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias...

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Epigenetic Test Could Eliminate Unnecessary Repeat Biopsies for Prostate Cancer

July 21, 2014 1:52 pm | by Elsevier | Comments

More than one million prostate biopsies are performed each year in the U.S. alone, including many repeat biopsies for fear of cancer missed. Therefore there is a need to develop diagnostic tests that will help avoid unnecessary repeat biopsies...

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Expanded FDA Clearance of Synergy Biomedical’s Biosphere Putty

July 21, 2014 1:40 pm | by Business Wire | Comments

Synergy Biomedical, LLC, a developer of novel biomaterial products, has announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration to market Biosphere Putty as a bone graft extender for use in the posterolateral...

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Medical Technology: Benefits Far Outweigh Costs

July 21, 2014 11:48 am | by Milken Institute | Comments

As America ages and sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy diets become more common, experts agree the nation is suffering a sharp rise in the prevalence of chronic disease. So as the 21st century unfolds, some in the healthcare industry argue...

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More than Glitter: Drug Delivering Gold Nanoparticles

July 21, 2014 11:25 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | Comments

A special class of tiny gold particles can easily slip through cell membranes, making them good candidates to deliver drugs directly to target cells. A new study from MIT materials scientists reveals that these nanoparticles enter cells by...

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Qualcomm Institute Announces Seed Grants to Build Clusters in Brain, Medical Research

July 21, 2014 11:12 am | by University of California, San Diego | Comments

The Qualcomm Institute at the University of California, San Diego has given the green light to 35 new projects that are part of the institute’s Calit2 Strategic Research Opportunities (CSRO) program. Fourteen of these projects are led by...

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Scientists Successfully Generate Human Platelets Using Next-Generation Bioreactor

July 21, 2014 10:45 am | by Brigham and Women's Hospital | Comments

Scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have developed a scalable, next-generation platelet bioreactor to generate fully functional human platelets in vitro. The work is a major biomedical advancement that will help address blood...

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