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New Device Detects Deadly Lung Disease

July 24, 2014 | by University of Exeter | Comments

A scientist from the University of Exeter has developed a simple, cheap and highly accurate device for diagnosing a frequently fatal lung disease which attacks immune deficient individuals such as cancer patients and bone marrow transplant...

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Wireless Connectivity Semiconductors Maintain Strong Double-Digit Growth in Health and Fitness

July 31, 2014 10:47 am | by IHS, Inc. | Comments

Semiconductors providing wireless connectivity in health and fitness devices are set for solid double-digit growth in 2014 and beyond, especially as a clutch of wireless technologies make their way into a growing number of wearable devices, according to a new report from IHS Technology. Shipments this year for wireless semiconductors in health and fitness will reach ...

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U-M researchers find protein that fuels repair of treatment-resistant cancer cells

July 31, 2014 8:58 am | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Imagine you're fighting for your life but no matter how hard you hit, your opponent won't go down. The same can be said of highly treatment-resistant cancers, such as head and neck cancer, where during radiation and chemotherapy some cancer cells repair themselves, survive and thrive. Head and neck cancer is the sixth most common cancer in the world, but the late detection and treatment resistance result in a high mortality rate.

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Cryoport Reports 92% Revenue Growth for First Quarter of Fiscal 2015

July 31, 2014 8:39 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

LAKE FOREST, Calif., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cryoport, Inc. (OTCBB: CYRX) today announced financial results for the three month period ended June 30, 2014. Recent Operating Highlights Achieved 92% revenue growth to $0.94 million for the three month period ended June 30, 2014...

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CareFusion Launches New ChloraPrep Applicator For Smaller Coverage Areas

July 31, 2014 8:39 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

SAN DIEGO, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CareFusion (NYSE:CFN), a leading global medical technology company, today announced the launch of its ChloraPrep® 1 mL applicator, the newest addition to the ChloraPrep line of preoperative skin preparation products. ChloraPrep 1 mL...

Utah Company Kicks off New Clinical Trial Studying Non-Surgical Treatment for Lower Back Pain

July 31, 2014 8:38 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 31, 2014--New technology developed in Salt Lake City for the non-surgical treatment of lower back pain is now being studied in a clinical trial that recently commenced at several high-profile centers in Canada. The technology was developed by medical device...

ArtVentive Medical Group, Inc. Announces Excellent Clinical Results and Expanded Enrollment in OCCLUDE I Post-Market Surveillance Study

July 31, 2014 8:38 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 31, 2014-- ArtVentive Medical Group, Inc . (OTC Bulletin Board: AVTD) announced today excellent clinical results in conjunction with expanded enrollment in the ArtVentive Endoluminal Occlusion System, or ArtVentive EOS™ device, OCCLUDE I post-market...

Transgenomic Announces Issuance of New European Patent Covering COLD-PCR Technologies

July 31, 2014 7:25 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 31, 2014--Transgenomic, Inc. (NASDAQ: TBIO), a global biotechnology company advancing personalized medicine in cardiology, oncology, and inherited diseases through advanced diagnostic tests and clinical and research services, today announced that the European...

The Global and China Insulin Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 6.1% From 2013 to 2019 to Reach USD 32.24 Billion in 2019

July 31, 2014 6:30 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

ALBANY, New York, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MarketResearchreports.biz presents this most up-to-date research on Global and China Insulin Market (Rapid-Acting, Short-Acting, Intermediate-Acting, Long-Acting, Premixed, And Modern and Human Insulin) - Industry Analysis, Size, Share,...

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Tough foam from tiny sheets

July 30, 2014 7:53 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

Tough, ultralight foam of atom-thick sheets can be made to any size and shape through a chemical process invented at Rice University. In microscopic images, the foam dubbed "GO-0.5BN" looks like a nanoscale building, with floors and walls that reinforce each other. The structure consists of a pair of two-dimensional materials: floors and walls of graphene oxide that self-assemble with the assistance of hexagonal boron nitride platelets.

Watching neurons fire from a front-row seat

July 30, 2014 7:34 pm | by Sandia National Laboratories | Comments

They are with us every moment of every day, controlling every action we make, from the breath we breathe to the words we speak, and yet there is still a lot we don't know about the cells that make up our nervous systems. When things go awry and nerve cells don't communicate as they should, the consequences can be devastating. Speech can be slurred, muscles stop working on command and memories can be lost forever.

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Teen insomnia is linked with depression and anxiety

July 30, 2014 6:25 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A study of high school students by University of Adelaide psychology researchers has shed new light on the links between insomnia-related mental health conditions among teens. School of Psychology PhD student Pasquale Alvaro surveyed more than 300 Australian high school students aged 12-18 to better understand ...

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Could data sonification deliver while-you-wait cancer diagnosis?

July 30, 2014 6:20 pm | by Birmingham City University | Comments

Converting stem cell data into sounds could enable GPs to make instant, non-invasive cancer diagnoses during a routine check-up. With waiting times for cancer tests at a six-year high, this could significantly reduce the agonising and potentially life-threatening wait for patients and improve Government waiting time targets. A recent study shows how

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Study: Pediatric preventive care guidelines need retooling for computerized format

July 30, 2014 4:52 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

With the increasing use of electronic medical records and health information exchange, there is a growing demand for a computerized version of the preventive care guidelines pediatricians use across the United States. In a new study, researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute report that substantial work lies ahead to ...

In Letter to Obama, AAMI Voices Support for Systems Engineering in Healthcare, Offers Expertise

July 30, 2014 4:38 pm | by Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) | Comments

The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) and the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) have sent a joint letter to President Barack Obama, offering help in improving the delivery of healthcare in the United States through systems engineering principles.

Study: Marine pest provides advances in maritime anti-fouling and biomedicine

July 30, 2014 4:26 pm | by EurekAlert! | Comments

A team of biologists, led by Clemson University associate professor Andrew S. Mount, performed cutting-edge research on a marine pest that will pave the way for novel anti-fouling paint for ships and boats and also improve bio-adhesives for medical and industrial applications.

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