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Improving the Diagnosis of Heart Disease

October 29, 2014 9:50 am | by Purdue University | Comments

Officials at a life sciences startup based on a Purdue University innovation say their company could help cardiologists improve the diagnosis of heart disease, which the World Health Organization listed as the leading cause of death in the world in 2012...

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Panasonic Introduces Pin Shaped Lithium Ion Battery

October 28, 2014 4:10 pm | by Panasonic Corporation | Comments

Panasonic Corporation has announced that it has developed a pin shaped Lithium Ion battery (CG-320, nominal capacity 13mAh) with a diameter of 3.5mm and a weight of 0.6g. This battery is suitable for powering small devices such as wearable devices...

Quantum Medical Concepts to Provide $100,000 in Startup Funding

October 28, 2014 4:04 pm | by Quantum Medical Concepts | Comments

Quantum Medical Concepts, a new partnership between the Michigan State Medical Society and Common Wealth Enterprises to provide early-stage funding for developing medical advances in Michigan, announced that it will make its first investment in Advanced Amputee Solutions...

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New Surgical Device Improves Targeting of Radiation Therapy

October 28, 2014 3:57 pm | by Focal Therapeutics, Inc. | Comments

A new surgical device enables breast cancer patients to be treated with dramatically improved targeting (precision) of radiation when being treated for breast cancer. Findings were presented at the 18th SIS World Congress on Breast Healthcare...

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Photos of the Day: Medication Management with the Amiko Inhaler

October 28, 2014 3:46 pm | by Amiko | Comments

Amiko, a unique wearable activity tracker that actually wraps around medicine packaging, launches to tackle non-adherent behavior as it happens. While other solutions are either smartphone apps which rely on patients to accurately and consistently report...

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Wearable Activity Tracker Improves Medication Adherence

October 28, 2014 1:49 pm | by Amiko | Comments

One of healthcare’s biggest concerns is the discrepancy between potentially achievable success rates and the actual treatment success rates when it comes to patients. Studies show that something as simple as getting patients to take their meds, on time...

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Robotically Assisted Bypass Surgery Reduces Complications, Cuts Recovery

October 28, 2014 12:29 pm | by Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada | Comments

Robotically assisted coronary artery bypass grafting surgery is a rapidly evolving technology that shortens hospital stays and reduces the need for blood products, while decreasing recovery times, making the procedure safer and less risky, says a study presented...

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Many Home Blood Pressure Monitors May Be Inaccurate

October 28, 2014 12:21 pm | by American Society of Nephrology | Comments

Home blood pressure monitors may be inaccurate in up to 15% of patients, according to a study that will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2014 November 11¬–16 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA. Major guidelines recommend...

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Winning Innovators Announced in Pediatric Medical Device Competition

October 28, 2014 10:57 am | by Children's National Health System | Comments

Two pediatric medical device innovators, Velano Vascular and REBIScan, were selected from eight finalists to each receive a $50,000 award in a competition held by the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children's National Health System as part of its second...

Creating Medical Devices with Dissolvable Metal

October 28, 2014 10:55 am | by University of Pittsburgh | Comments

University of Pittsburgh researchers recently received another $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to continue a combined multi-university, private-industry effort to develop implantable medical devices made from biodegradable metals...

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World's First Biometric Health Monitoring Device

October 28, 2014 10:14 am | by Sensogram Technologies | Comments

Most people don’t have the time to measure and record their heart rate, blood pressure and other vital signs before and after each workout. SensoTRACK is intended for active people seeking to get the most out of their fitness and well-being routines. It continuously tracks 4 vital signs...

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Precise and Programmable Biological Circuits

October 27, 2014 4:12 pm | by ETH Zurich | Comments

Bio-engineers are working on the development of biological computers with the aim of designing small circuits made from biological material that can be integrated into cells to change their functions. In the future, such developments could enable cancer cells to be reprogrammed...

Millions Lost in Unused Medical Supplies in Operating Rooms Each Year

October 27, 2014 4:11 pm | by Johns Hopkins | Comments

A Johns Hopkins research team reports that major hospitals across the U.S. collectively throw away at least $15 million a year in unused operating room surgical supplies that could be salvaged and used to ease critical shortages, improve surgical care and boost public health in developing countries...

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Synthetic Biology on Ordinary Paper, Results off the Page

October 27, 2014 4:04 pm | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering | Comments

New achievements in synthetic biology announced by researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, which will allow complex cellular recognition reactions to proceed outside of living cells, will dare scientists to dream big: there could one day be inexpensive...

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Students Lend a Hand with 3D-Printed Prosthetic

October 27, 2014 4:04 pm | by University of Illinois | Comments

For most amputees, the road to a more functional prosthetic device is slow and costly. However, thanks to a research group at the University of Illinois, that might be changing, which is especially good news for those who are most in need, residents of the developing world...

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