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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 ...

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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...

4 Questions to Ask when Considering the Cloud ERP Solution

November 12, 2014 7:30 am | by Bart Reitter, Director, QAD Life Sciences | Blogs | Comments

As a Medical Device manufacturer, you’ve undoubtedly heard and read the buzz about the cloud. The cloud, by definition, is a nebulous term that gets bandied about frequently these days. A simple definition of the Cloud is that it is a network...

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Laser Measures Fruit, Vegetable Consumption in Skin

November 11, 2014 3:46 pm | by Michael Greenwood, Yale School of Public Health | News | Comments

A diet rich in fruit and vegetables is linked to a variety of improved health outcomes, but accurately measuring consumption by self-report, especially with children, is challenging and can be of questionable validity. But a device being ...

Nanobullet Drug Delivery System for Treating Heart Disease

November 11, 2014 3:35 pm | by Tracie White, Stanford Medicine | News | Comments

School of Medicine researchers have developed a new formula for delivering the therapeutic peptide apelin to heart tissue. The delivery system, which dramatically increases the peptide’s stability, shows promise for treating heart ...  

Microtubes Create Cozy Space for Neurons to Grow

November 11, 2014 3:21 pm | by Liz Ahlberg, Physical Sciences Editor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

Tiny, thin microtubes could provide a scaffold for neuron cultures to grow so that researchers can study neural networks, their growth and repair, yielding insights into treatment for degenerative neurological conditions or restoring nerve ...

Prosthetic & Orthotic Service in Developing Countries

November 11, 2014 2:48 pm | by Expertsvar | News | Comments

How well do prosthetic and orthotic services work in countries characterized by poverty and civil war? Lina Magnusson, who became the first female Swedish prosthetist/orthotist with a PhD, wrote her dissertation on ...     

Controlling Genes with Your Thoughts

November 11, 2014 2:33 pm | by ETH Zurich | News | Comments

It sounds like something from the scene in Star Wars where Master Yoda instructs the young Luke Skywalker to use the force to release his stricken X-Wing from the swamp: Marc Folcher and other researchers from the group led by ...  

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Researchers Take Snapshots of Potential 'Kill Switch' for Cancer

November 11, 2014 11:40 am | by SLAC Office of Communications | News | Comments

A study conducted in part at the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE)’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has revealed how a key human protein switches from a form that protects cells to a form that kills them — a property that scientists hope ...

Tumor-Analysis Tech Enables Quicker Treatment Decisions for Bowel-Cancer Patients

November 11, 2014 11:34 am | by University of Sussex | News | Comments

Technology developed at the University of Sussex helps hospitals make earlier and more accurate treatment decisions and survival assessments for patients with bowel cancer. Bowel cancer kills more than 16,000 people a year in the ...  

Molecular Imaging Drug Offers Better Detection of Prostate Cancer

November 11, 2014 11:29 am | by Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging | News | Comments

A novel study demonstrates the potential of a novel molecular imaging drug to detect and visualize early prostate cancer in soft tissue, lymph nodes and bone. The research, published in the November issue of The Journal of Nuclear ...  

Lung Cancer Screening with Low-Dose CT Could Be Cost Effective

November 11, 2014 11:20 am | by Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock | News | Comments

Dartmouth researchers say lung cancer screening in the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) meets a commonly accepted standard for cost effectiveness as reported in the Nov. 6 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. This relatively new ...

Creating Bright X-Ray Pulses in the Laser Lab

November 11, 2014 11:12 am | by Technische Universitat Wien | News | Comments

X-rays are widely used in medicine and in materials science. To take a picture of a broken bone, it is enough to create a continuous flux of X-ray photons, but in order to study time-dependent phenomena on very short timescales, short X-ray ...

Southern Research Institute & UAB Partner to Develop Life-Changing Medical Devices

November 11, 2014 10:03 am | by Southern Research Institute & UAB | News | Comments

Southern Research Institute, developer of seven FDA-approved cancer drugs, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a leading research institution ranked 23rd nationally in NIH funding, have partnered to develop new medical ...

World’s First Multi-Hour Wearable Device for Pain Relief Unveiled

November 11, 2014 9:56 am | by ZetrOZ | News | Comments

The first device in a new technology category of ultrasound bio-electronics, sam, the world’s only multi-hour wearable device for pain relief and accelerated healing, was FDA-cleared and CE-marked earlier this year and is now available for ...

Wearable Ultrasound Device Could Replace Painkillers

November 11, 2014 7:30 am | by George K. Lewis, Jr., PhD, Co-Founder, Chief Scientific & Technology Officer, ZetrOZ, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

ZetrOZ has an instinctual focus on innovation. However, ZetrOZ aims to be more than innovative; it has its sights set on being revolutionary. To make that possible, the young company harnesses its miniaturized ultrasonic technology, a game-breaker ...

A Game Changer for Infusion Therapies

November 11, 2014 7:30 am | by Daniel Längle, Application Expert Medical -- Liquid Flow Sensors, Sensirion | Articles | Comments

Smart infusion pumps have become an ubiquitous sight in many clinical settings. They deliver medication to a patient´s body in a controlled, precise, and automated manner and offer tremendous benefits to both patients and clinical personnel...

Attacking Tumors with Miniaturized Antennas

November 10, 2014 11:55 am | by Scott Gordon, University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

A conversation with a University of Wisconsin-Madison neurosurgeon prompted two engineering researchers to challenge a commonly held idea about tumor ablation, and as a result, they're now working to commercialize a new technology that could...

Next-Gen Heart Implant First in Canada

November 10, 2014 11:42 am | by University Health Network | News | Comments

A surgical team at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre led by internationally-acclaimed cardiovascular surgeon, Dr. Vivek Rao, has successfully implanted a novel mechanical device, the HeartMate IIITM, into a patient with advanced heart failure...

Diagnosing Diseases in Pre-Term Babies with Their Diapers

November 10, 2014 11:31 am | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

She woke up in her hospital room feeling nothing short of desperation. Katie Brenner remembered giving birth to a tiny daughter hours earlier but the doctors and nurses had whisked the preterm infant away for care. She hadn’t seen little Ruthie...

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