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W.L Gore Begins Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Study

November 13, 2014 4:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates announced that Pierre Galvagni Silveira, MD, PhD, from the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Florianopolis, Brazil, enrolled the first two patients in the Gore Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Clinical Study. This initial feasibility study...

Cutting-Edge Femtosecond Laser Technology Treats Cataracts

November 13, 2014 4:04 pm | by Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary | News | Comments

Patients choosing cataract surgery at Massachusetts Eye and Ear may now elect to have laser-assisted cataract surgery with the femtosecond LensSx Laser. The hospital is one of the few in New England to offer the advanced technology, which enables surgeons...

Electrical Stimulation Aids Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries

November 13, 2014 4:00 pm | by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering | News | Comments

When individuals suffer a spinal cord injury, paralysis is only a part of the major impact on quality of life. Often they also lose bladder control, which frequently causes infections that can lead to kidney damage. To address this problem, scientists used...

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Virtual Reality Offers Psychological Therapy

November 13, 2014 3:40 pm | by University College London | News | Comments

Self-compassion can be learned using avatars in an immersive virtual reality, finds new research led by UCL. This innovative approach reduced self-criticism and increased self-compassion and feelings of ...       

Telemedicine in High Demand, Despite Hurdles

November 13, 2014 3:26 pm | by Foley & Lardner | News | Comments

Health care providers are actively pursuing telemedicine advancements despite reimbursement and regulatory challenges, according to a new survey of senior health care executives released today by Foley & Lardner LLP. “The smartest thing organizations can do..."

Infographic: Telemedicine Vitals

November 13, 2014 1:50 pm | by Foley & Lardner | News | Comments

Telemedicine is not a distant possibility; it is here and in play now. The vast majority of leaders (90 percent) report that their organizations have already begun developing or implementing a telemedicine program. Most also say that offering meaningful telemedicine services...       

Samsung Adds Developer Tools for Health

November 13, 2014 1:24 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Samsung is working to generate developer interest by releasing a handful of new tools for health, smart home, AR/VR and wearables. At the company’s developer conference Wednesday, Won-Pyo Hong, president of Samsung’s Media ...   

Overconfident Medical Device Users at Risk

November 13, 2014 1:13 pm | by Team Consulting | News | Comments

A survey commissioned by Team Consulting which looks at patient and doctor attitudes to healthcare has shown that patients suffering from chronic conditions are worryingly overconfident when it comes to drug delivery devices and feel that they need...

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Wearable Device Helps Pregnant Women Track Contractions at Home

November 13, 2014 12:22 pm | by Bloom Technologies | News | Comments

Bloom Technologies, a consumer health startup focused on helping moms have healthy babies, was showcased at the Samsung Developer Conference as a partner leveraging the Samsung SAMIIO software architecture. Bloom has developed the first wearable...

Cellular Bone Matrix a Promising Step for Bone Regeneration

November 13, 2014 11:13 am | by DePuy Synthes | News | Comments

DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, in collaboration with LifeNet Health, announced the introduction of ViviGen Cellular Bone Matrix, a differentiated cellular allograft for the repair or reconstruction of musculoskeletal defects...

Photos of the Day: How 3D Printing Is Changing the Medical World

November 13, 2014 10:48 am | by Juste Semetaite, CGTrader | News | Comments

Technology-inspired discoveries that have a substantial effect on improving and significantly extending human life are just starting to enter the realm of everyday discussions. It’s no secret that some of these new-found revolutionary solutions are meeting resistance...

Why 3D Printing is a Real Game Changer in Modern Medicine

November 13, 2014 9:59 am | by Juste Semetaite, CGTrader | Blogs | Comments

No one wants to live fast and die young anymore. The new cult that’s spun the society into an obsessive quest for the modern elixir of extended life is the beating heart of the 21st century. It is, of course, the all-consuming desire to reverse...

A Digital Tattoo and Personal Paper Trail

November 13, 2014 7:30 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, ECN | Blogs | Comments

In a recent episode of the Engineering Update, ECN shed light on a Moscow-based artist who created musical tattoos — that is, tattoos that, when scanned by a special instrument, produce a noise that can loosely be described as...

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Optimizing Low Volume Non-Contact Dispense Performance

November 13, 2014 7:30 am | by Don McNeil, Sr. Product Manager, Parker Precision Fluidics | Articles | Comments

As laboratory instrumentation for analytical and clinical applications evolve, instrument manufacturers have responded by reducing liquid volumes used in sampling and reagent addition. This reduction enables increased throughput, efficient...

NFL, Under Armour, GE launch Head Health Challenge

November 12, 2014 4:55 pm | by NFL | News | Comments

The NFL, Under Armour and GE on Wednesday launched Head Health Challenge II, an open innovation challenge to award up to $10 million for new innovations and materials that can protect the brain from traumatic injury and for new tools for tracking head impacts in real time...

Needle-Free Ebola Vaccine Provides Long-Term Protection in Macaques

November 12, 2014 4:41 pm | by American Chemical Society (ACS) | News | Comments

Scientists have demonstrated for the first time that a single-dose, needleless Ebola vaccine given to primates through their noses and lungs protected them against infection for at least 21 weeks. A vaccine that doesn't require an injection could help prevent...

Dassault Systèmes Embarks on 'Living Heart Project'

November 12, 2014 4:24 pm | by Dassault Systèmes | News | Comments

Dassault Systèmes announced that it has reached a significant milestone in its project aimed at driving the creation and use of simulated 3D personalized hearts in the treatment and diagnosis of heart diseases and medical device development...

World’s First Patient-Specific Spinal Rod Receives FDA Approval

November 12, 2014 4:13 pm | by MEDICREA Group | News | Comments

The MEDICREA Group announced the company has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for UNiDTM, the world’s first patient-specific spinal osteosynthesis rod. The technology will be premiered at the 2014 North...

Photos of the Day: Sneak Peak from this Year's MEDICA

November 12, 2014 3:56 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | News | Comments

Editor-in-Chief, Sean Fenske reports some of this year’s highlights at MEDICA in Düsseldorf, Germany...                                    

Students Design 3D Printed Robotic Arm for Child

November 12, 2014 1:39 pm | by Stratasys | News | Comments

Stratasys Ltd. announced that University of Central Florida Engineering Students have developed a robotic arm for 6-year-old Alex Pring, using a Stratasys 3D Printer. Born without his right arm, Pring always dreamed of climbing trees or shaking hands...

Artificial Retina Could Someday Help Restore Vision

November 12, 2014 12:24 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

The loss of eyesight, often caused by retinal degeneration, is a life-altering health issue for many people, especially as they age. But a new development toward a prosthetic retina could help counter conditions that result from problems ...

New Hybrid Anchor Technology for Arthroscopic Repair

November 12, 2014 10:21 am | by DePuy | News | Comments

The DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson has launched GRYPHON Anchors with PROKNOT Technology (GRYPHON PROKNOT Anchors), the first arthroscopic hybrid anchor solution for repair of shoulder and hip instability. The announcement was...

Veterans Win 'Shark Tank' Competition for Life-Saving 3D Printed Implant

November 12, 2014 10:19 am | by Osiris Biomed | News | Comments

Osiris Biomed 3D was the Grand Prize winner of a $10,000 check at the Greater Philadelphia Veteran Network’s 2nd Annual Veteran Entrepreneur “Shark Tank” Business Pitch Event held Thursday November 6th at The Hub, Philadelphia. Similar to...

Electronic 'Tongue' Analyzes Food Quality

November 12, 2014 10:10 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

An electronic "tongue" could one day sample food and drinks as a quality check before they hit store shelves. Or it could someday monitor water for pollutants or test blood for signs of disease. With an eye toward these applications, scientists are reporting...

Advances in Photonics to Map Brain Circuitry

November 12, 2014 10:05 am | by University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

A University of Texas at Arlington physics team is using their expertise in the field of optics and photonics to advance new methods in areas such as mapping the neural circuitry of the brain and guiding neurons to potentially repair damage in the body...

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