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Improved Development Processes and Compliance with Cloud-Based PLM

March 12, 2015 11:44 am | by Alaine Portnoy, Director of Marketing, Omnify Software | Articles | Comments

LoneStar Heart, Inc., based in Laguna Hills, Calif., is developing cardiac restorative therapies for patients with heart failure that harness the heart’s ability to repair itself. Based on its integrated cardiomechanical and biomolecular...

Fault-Tolerance for Systems-on-a-Chip

March 12, 2015 11:15 am | by Chalmers University of Technology | News | Comments

Systems-on-a-chip for extremely critical applications would use 28 percent less energy and 48 percent less chip area while offering nine times lower hardware failure rate, if designed with the completely novel Desyre architecture. This would...

Implantable Defibrillators Help Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Patients Live Longer

March 12, 2015 10:57 am | by The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) | News | Comments

Newly published research led by the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) and Tufts Medical Center in Boston shows that implantable defibrillators (ICDs), along with other modern treatments, have reduced mortality rates and are helping...

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Diagnostic Test Determines HIV Drug Resistance

March 12, 2015 10:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Population Genetics Technologies Ltd (PGT), a leading developer of diagnostic tests based on unique proprietary technology that greatly enhances the sensitivity of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), today announced a scientific agreement with...

High Resolution Skin Imaging Solution Integrates Nikon Camera

March 12, 2015 10:42 am | by DermSpectra | News | Comments

DermSpectra announced today an OEM relationship with Nikon Inc., whereby the state-of-the-art medical device company will be integrating the high resolution Nikon D810 camera along with NIKKOR optics into the DermSpectra Total Body Digital...

Durable Antimicrobial Protection to Healthcare and Household Bed Linens

March 12, 2015 10:04 am | by PurThread Technologies, Inc. | News | Comments

PurThread Technologies, Inc., maker of next generation antimicrobial fibers and yarns, announces a partnership with Beacon Linens to provide antimicrobial and anti-odor protection to the North Carolina-based developer and manufacturer of Simple-Fit...

Turning Simple Gadgets into Life-Saving Devices

March 12, 2015 9:57 am | by University of California - San Francisco | News | Comments

Mozzi Etemadi, PhD, is a medical student and bioengineer who works on repurposing existing technology to improve health. Mozzi worked with Larry Rand, MD, to develop the Smart Diaphragm, a device to detect early signs of preterm birth, which...

Developers Neglect Privacy and Security in Health Apps

March 12, 2015 9:47 am | by Plataforma SINC | News | Comments

Telemedicine researchers at the University of Valladolid have proposed a series of recommendations to programmers to improve the security of health applications on mobile devices. According to these specialists, it is a rapidly growing area...

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A New 'Angle' on X-ray Measurements

March 12, 2015 9:31 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

Criminal justice, cosmology and computer manufacturing may not look to have much in common, but these and many other disparate fields all depend on sensitive measurements of X-rays. Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and...

Telemedicine Allows First Remote Acute Stroke Trial

March 12, 2015 9:21 am | by University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston | News | Comments

For the first time in the world, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) were able to enroll patients at other hospitals into an acute stroke clinical trial. The research was published in a recent...

New Technique Can Locate Genes' On-Off Switches

March 12, 2015 9:16 am | by Stowers Institute for Medical Research | News | Comments

All the cells in an organism carry the same instruction manual, the DNA, but different cells read and express different portions of it in order fulfill specific functions in the body. For example, nerve cells express genes that help them send...

3 Patient Safety Considerations for Medical Device Development

March 12, 2015 8:30 am | by Maria Shepherd, President, Data Decision Group, Medtech Whitespace and Strategy Research | Blogs | Comments

Usability is the piece of the medical puzzle that supports good engineering design. Simply designed devices with simple instructions reduce the possibility of use error, and the CDRH receives approximately 100,000 Medical Device Reports...

Include Test Application Engineers to Get the Details Right

March 12, 2015 8:30 am | by Jacques Hoffmann, President, InterTech Development Company | Blogs | Comments

Failsafe testing of medical devices is a non-negotiable pre-requisite for release of a device to the market.  Most realize that simplistic truth but there are far too many who do not appreciate the “devils in the details” of test applications...

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Repairing the Cerebral Cortex Can Be Done

March 11, 2015 3:32 pm | by INSERM | News | Comments

A team led by Afsaneh Gaillard (Inserm Unit 1084, Experimental and Clinical Neurosciences Laboratory, University of Poitiers), in collaboration with the Institute of Interdisciplinary Research in Human and Molecular Biology (IRIBHM) in Brussels...

Simple Blood Test Could Diagnose Alzheimer's

March 11, 2015 3:27 pm | by University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

UCLA researchers have provided the first evidence that a simple blood test could be developed to confirm the presence of beta amyloid proteins in the brain, which is a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. Although approximately 5 million Americans...

Virtual Reality Helps Soldiers Cope with PTSD

March 11, 2015 3:17 pm | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, ECN, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

We’ve come a long way in our treatment (and understanding) of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). During WWI, a soldier exhibiting signs of PTSD — be it mental or physical trauma — was “shell-shocked.” If he was lucky, he was pulled...

How Smart Devices and the Internet of Things Influence Patient Behavior

March 11, 2015 3:12 pm | by TEDMED | Videos | Comments

At TEDMED 2014, serial entrepreneur Josh Stein shares what he's learned about “smart” devices and the "Internet of Things", and how they relate to positively influencing patient behavior...                                                 

Photos of the Day: Spinning Synthetic Spider Silk for Medicine

March 11, 2015 3:02 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

If you live in a house, one of the most amazing materials known to humans is likely languishing in a dark corner of your basement. Spider webs, and especially spider draglines, are made from silk threads extruded by arachnids that can be several...

Rebooting the Healthcare System

March 11, 2015 2:30 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

Patients with chronic health issues in particular often do not receive the personalized care that they require – hospitals typically take a reactionary approach to these patients, treating them only as soon as a major health issue arises or...

Hearing Aids Tune into a Wireless World

March 11, 2015 11:25 am | by Aidan Moore, Applications Engineer, ON Semiconductor | Articles | Comments

These are exciting times for hearing aid technology. If you haven’t looked at what’s available in hearing aids recently, you may be surprised to find a level of sophistication that was missing in previous generations. In fact, an increasing...

3D Bioprinting Could Address the Shortage of Organ Donations

March 11, 2015 10:43 am | by American Chemical Society | Videos | Comments

Three-dimensional bioprinting has come a long way since its early days when a bioengineer replaced the ink in his desktop printer with living cells. Scientists have since successfully printed small patches of tissue. Could it someday allow...

Graphene: A New Tool for Fighting Cavities and Gum Disease?

March 11, 2015 10:33 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Dental diseases, which are caused by the overgrowth of certain bacteria in the mouth, are among the most common health problems in the world. Now scientists have discovered that a material called graphene oxide is effective at eliminating...

Your Smartphone Is Already a Tricorder

March 11, 2015 9:54 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

Apple announced several new initiatives on March 9, including HBO Now and a function on the Apple Watch that will tell you when you’ve been sitting down too long watching HBO Now. One of them has already been in use by medical researchers...

Patients with Pain Relief Implant Can Have Full Body MRI

March 11, 2015 9:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Stimwave Technologies Incorporated, a privately-held, commercial stage medical device company, today announced that the first U.S. patients have been successfully implanted with its Wireless Pain Relief technology, the Freedom Stimulator...

Electronic Clinical Decision Support Tool Standardizes Care for Pneumonia Patients

March 11, 2015 9:38 am | by Intermountain Medical Center | News | Comments

A new study by Intermountain Medical Center researchers in Salt Lake City found that using advanced clinical decision support tools reduces mortality for the 1.1 million patients in the Unites States who are treated for pneumonia each year...

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