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Detecting Cancer with a Sponge on a String

November 5, 2014 3:43 pm | by Cancer Research UK | Comments

Swallowing a sponge on a string could replace traditional endoscopy as an equally effective but less invasive way of diagnosing a condition that can be a forerunner of oesophageal cancer. The results of a Cancer Research UK trial involving more than...

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Using Tissue-Engineered Decoys to Fight Cancer

November 5, 2014 3:26 pm | by University of Texas at Arlington | Comments

A UT Arlington bioengineering professor is using tissue-engineered artificial lymph nodes to attract prostate cancer cells to better target and eradicate the disease. Liping Tang, bioengineering professor and interim chair of the Bioengineering...

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Powerful Imaging in the Palm of Your Hand

November 5, 2014 3:14 pm | by The Optical Society | Comments

A new handheld probe developed by a team of university and industry researchers in the Netherlands and France could give doctors powerful new imaging capabilities right in the palms of their hands. The imaging system, which is described in a...

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Laser Eye Surgery Tech Has Roots in Space

November 5, 2014 2:16 pm | by European Space Agency | Comments

Laser surgery to correct eyesight is common practice, but did you know that technology developed for use in space is now commonly used to track the patient’s eye and precisely direct the laser scalpel? If you look at a fixed point while tilting...

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Ambulance Drone Delivers Defibrillator Anywhere

November 5, 2014 2:03 pm | by TU Delft | Comments

Graduate student Alec Momont of TU Delft has designed an unmanned, autonomously navigating mini airplane that can quickly deliver a defibrillator to where it is needed. A network of such drones could significantly increase the chance of survival...

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EMT App Takes Top Prize at Hackathon

November 5, 2014 1:51 pm | by American College of Emergency Physicians | Comments

CodeTimer, a smart watch app designed to time chest compressions and prompt first responders to administer medications to patients suffering cardiac arrest outside the hospital, took the top prize at the American College of Emergency Physicians'...

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Photos (Videos!) of the Day: Cleveland Clinic's 2015 Top 10

November 5, 2014 12:09 pm | by Cleveland Clinic | Comments

Cleveland Clinic has announced its 9th annual list of Top 10 Medical Innovations that are likely to have major impact on improving patient care in 2015. The list includes a mobile stroke ambulance, fast, painless blood-testing, and a novel intra-operative...

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Cleveland Clinic’s Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2015

November 5, 2014 11:56 am | by Cleveland Clinic | Comments

Cleveland Clinic has announced its 9th annual list of Top 10 Medical Innovations that are likely to have major impact on improving patient care in 2015. The list includes a mobile stroke ambulance, fast, painless blood-testing, and a novel...

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Entries Open for Wireless Design & Development EDGE Awards

November 5, 2014 10:27 am | by Wireless Design & Development | Comments

Wireless Design & Development has announced the call for entries across 14 product and service categories, three special recognition categories, as well as one custom manufacturing (CM) Innovation category. The deadline for entries is January...

Photos of the Day: One-Stop Breast Cancer Diagnosis from NASA Robots

November 5, 2014 9:17 am | by NASA | Comments

Researchers created the Image-Guided Autonomous Robot from a long line of computerized heavy lifters and maintenance performers for the space shuttle and space station: CSA's Canadarm, Canadarm2 and Dextre. IGAR is expected to provide...

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Space Robots Diagnose, Treat Breast Cancer

November 5, 2014 9:13 am | by NASA | Comments

We may not be driving flying cars to work yet, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a lot to be excited about from technology advances related to the space age. Instead of zipping past traffic jams, International Space Station-derived robotic capabilities...

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Stryker Lawsuits Reach Resolution

November 4, 2014 4:05 pm | by Stryker | Comments

On November 3, 2014, a global settlement program involving Stryker's Rejuvenate and ABGII modular hip implants was executed before and announced by Superior Court Judge Brian R. Martinotti in Bergen County, New Jersey. The settlement was finalized...

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Degradable Implants Means Fewer Surgeries

November 4, 2014 1:22 pm | by Fraunhofer | Comments

Until now, in cases of bone fracture, doctors have used implants made of steel and titanium, which have to be removed after healing. To spare patients burdensome inter- ventions, researchers are working on a bone substitute that completely degrades in the body...

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Exploring Non-Injectable Drug Delivery Options for Ebola Vaccine

November 4, 2014 1:08 pm | by University of Texas at Austin | Comments

A potentially breathable, respiratory vaccine in development has been shown to provide long-term protection for non-human primates against the deadly Ebola virus, as reported this week in the online edition of the journal Molecular Pharmaceutics...

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A Safer, More Reliable Oxygen-Delivery Device

November 4, 2014 11:15 am | by Wake Forest Innovations | Comments

A new oxygen-delivery device with the potential to replace an apparatus that has been standard medical equipment for more than 60 years has been invented by R. Patrick Yeatts, M.D., an oculoplastic surgeon at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center...

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