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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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New Technique Uses 'Simulated' Human Heart to Screen Drugs

July 21, 2014 10:42 am | by Coventry University | Comments

A Coventry University scientist has developed a pioneering new way – using samples of beating heart tissue – to test the effect of drugs on the heart without using human or animal trials. The breakthrough is the work of Dr. Helen Maddock – an...

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Optical System Enhances Visualization in Opaque Environments such as Skin

July 21, 2014 10:30 am | by Asociación RUVID | Comments

A team of scientists led by researcher Jesus Lancis, at the Institute of New Imaging Technologies in the Universitat Jaume I, in collaboration with lecturer Pedro Andrés, at the Department of Optics in the University of Valencia, has proposed...

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FDA 510(k) Clearance for Varian Medical Systems’ Calypso Soft Tissue Beacon Transponder

July 21, 2014 10:18 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Varian Medical Systems today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a Calypso soft tissue Beacon transponder that can help enhance the precision of radiotherapy and radiosurgery...

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FDA Clearance for Expanding Orthopedics’ Flxfit 3D Expandable Interbody Cage

July 21, 2014 10:17 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Expanding Orthopedics Inc. (EOI), a privately held medical device company focused on developing and commercializing innovative expandable devices for spine surgeries, is excited to announce that its FLXfit, the world's first 3D expandable...

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A Simple Blood Test for Cancers

July 21, 2014 10:00 am | by EKF Diagnostics | Comments

EKF Diagnostics, the global diagnostics company, announces that the latest results from its collaboration with the Institute of Life Sciences at the University of Swansea, UK, have continued to confirm the effectiveness of its PointMan DNA...

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Welch Allyn Leads $7 Million Series B Investment Round in Cardiac Insight

July 21, 2014 9:46 am | by Welch Allyn | Comments

Cardiac Insight, a University of Washington spinoff biotech company that develops advanced body worn sensing and computing technologies for applications in cardiology, respiratory and other complex disease states, announced today that it has...

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Sagentia Partners with Premaitha Health to Develop Non-Invasive Diagnostic for Prenatal Screening

July 21, 2014 9:41 am | by Sagentia | Comments

Sagentia, a leading global science, technology & product development company, is working with Premaitha Health, a molecular diagnostics company based in Manchester UK, to develop Premaitha’s IONA test. It will be the first complete non...

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Medical Center Cuts Average ER Wait Time by 92 Minutes Using Technology Suite

July 21, 2014 8:45 am | by Geneva Healthcare | Comments

The Geneva Healthcare Suite, an innovative technology platform for managing data from cardiac devices, has cut emergency room wait times by an average of 92 minutes at the UC San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center, according to a recent study... 

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New Lawsuits Filed in Stryker Hip Replacement Recall Litigation

July 18, 2014 2:01 pm | by Business Wire | Comments

Wendy Fleishman and Lexi Hazam, of the national plaintiffs' law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, has announced that over the past month 20 hip replacement patients represented by Lieff Cabraser have filed personal injury lawsuits...

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Implantable Tech Developed to Understand How the Brain Retrieves Memories

July 18, 2014 1:57 pm | by Donald B Johnston, LLNL | Comments

Livermore scientists are developing electrode array technology for monitoring brain activity as part of a collaborative research project with UC San Francisco to better understand how the neural circuitry of the brain works during memory...

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Robot-Assisted Surgery for Prostate Cancer Controls Disease for 10 Years

July 18, 2014 12:08 pm | by Henry Ford Health System | Comments

Robot-assisted surgery to remove cancerous prostate glands is effective in controlling the disease for 10 years, according to a new study led by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital. The study also suggested that traditional methods of measuring...

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