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First-in-Man Procedure Utilizes a New Method of Stem Cell Delivery

September 19, 2014 3:50 pm | by PR WEB | News | Comments

The Translational Research Institute “TRI Medical” announced today that its new ND Infusion Catheter is being used in a first-in-man procedure at the University of Frankfurt. The study commenced on September 4th, 2014 at the University of...

Variable Angle Locking Technology Now Available To Treat Calcaneal Fractures

September 19, 2014 3:40 pm | by DePuy Synthes | News | Comments

DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson launched two new variable angle plating systems...

Soft Robotics 'Toolkit' Features Everything a Robot-Maker Needs

September 19, 2014 3:12 pm | by Harvard University | News | Comments

A new resource unveiled today by researchers from several Harvard University labs in...

New Diagnostic Method Identifies Genetic Diseases

September 19, 2014 2:51 pm | by Max-Planck-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

People with genetic diseases often have to embark on an odyssey from one doctor to the next....

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New Fertility Test for Assessment of Ovarian Reserve for Pregnancy

September 19, 2014 2:41 pm | by Roche | News | Comments

Roche today announced the launch of the Elecsys Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) blood test, the first fully-automated AMH test for assessing a woman’s ovarian reserve. AMH is an important fertility marker used by healthcare professionals to...

Congress Tackles LDT Regulation: IVD Innovation and the Device Tax

September 19, 2014 2:20 pm | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

A couple of weeks ago, the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on FDA’s notification to Congress at the end of July that it intends to issue draft guidance on a framework for oversight...

4WEB Medical Unveils 3D-Printed Osteotomy Truss System

September 19, 2014 1:54 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

4WEB Medical announces the formal launch of the largest offering of 3D-printed foot and ankle osteotomy implants on the market today at this weekend's American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society annual meeting in Chicago. The Osteotomy Truss...

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Industry Associations Support Continued Efforts to Repeal Device Tax

September 19, 2014 1:49 pm | by MITA, AdvaMed, and MDMA | News | Comments

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) and the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA) today announced their collective support for the continued bipartisan efforts to...

Simple Test Can Help Detect Alzheimer's Before Dementia Signs Show

September 19, 2014 11:06 am | by York University | News | Comments

York University researchers say a simple test that combines thinking and movement can help to detect heightened risk for developing Alzheimer's disease in a person, even before there are any telltale behavioural signs of dementia. Faculty of...

Graphene Sensor Tracks Down Cancer Biomarkers

September 19, 2014 10:51 am | by Institute of Physics | News | Comments

An ultrasensitive biosensor made from the wonder material graphene has been used to detect molecules that indicate an increased risk of developing cancer. The biosensor has been shown to be more than five times more sensitive than bioassay...

Smartphone App Reveals Users' Mental Health, Performance, Behavior

September 19, 2014 10:44 am | by Dartmouth College | News | Comments

Dartmouth researchers and their colleagues have built the first smartphone app that automatically reveals students' mental health, academic performance and behavioral trends. In other words, your smartphone knows your state of mind – even if...

Sensing Neuronal Activity with Light

September 19, 2014 10:22 am | by California Institute of Technology | News | Comments

For years, neuroscientists have been trying to develop tools that would allow them to clearly view the brain's circuitry in action — from the first moment a neuron fires to the resulting behavior in a whole organism. To get this complete picture...

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No Sedative Necessary: Scientists Discover New 'Sleep Node' in the Brain

September 19, 2014 10:12 am | by University at Buffalo | News | Comments

A sleep-promoting circuit located deep in the primitive brainstem has revealed how we fall into deep sleep. Discovered by researchers at Harvard School of Medicine and the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, this...

Trial Begins for MRI-Compatible Robot Designed to Improve Accuracy of Prostate Biopsies

September 19, 2014 10:08 am | by Worcester Polytechnic Institute | News | Comments

A novel robotic system that can operate inside the bore of an MRI scanner is currently being tested as part of a biomedical research partnership program at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston with the aim of determining if the robot, in...

Researchers Study Vital 'On/Off Switches' that Control When Bacteria Turn Deadly

September 19, 2014 9:53 am | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

No matter how many times it's demonstrated, it's still hard to envision bacteria as social, communicating creatures. But by using a signaling system called "quorum sensing," these single-celled organisms radically alter their behavior to suit...

A New Molecule Allows for an Increase in Stem Cell Transplants

September 19, 2014 9:49 am | by University of Montreal | News | Comments

Investigators from the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) at the Université de Montréal have just published, in the prestigious magazine Science, the announcement of the discovery of a new molecule, the first of its kind...

Innovative X-ray Technology – An Option for Improved Breast Cancer Diagnosis

September 19, 2014 8:30 am | by Dr. Thomas Kron, Technical Writer | Articles | Comments

The benefits of mammography for breast cancer screening have been discussed for years. By screening, some say that tumors are discovered earlier, save lives and eliminate the need of having to go through strenuous therapies. Others say that...

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Making Light of a Serious Situation

September 19, 2014 8:30 am | by Sam Brusco, Editorial Intern | Blogs | Comments

The last item on a hospitalized patient’s agenda is to contract more illnesses during their stay. Unfortunately, The CDC estimates that five percent of all hospital admissions result in infections that patients acquire during their stay while...

Magnetic Neural Control with Nanoparticles

September 18, 2014 2:35 pm | by Denis Paiste, Materials Processing Center, MIT | News | Comments

Magnetic nanoparticles don’t have to be "one size fits all." Instead, individual magnetic nanoparticles can be tailored in an array of differing sizes and compositions to allow for heating them separately by varying the frequency and amplitude...

Opportunities Remain for New Advanced Products in US Chronic Wound Management Market

September 18, 2014 12:44 pm | by GlobalData | News | Comments

The traditional wound management devices market in the US, consisting of sponges, pads and bandages, is unlikely ever to disappear, despite the development of next-generation wound management technologies with improved efficacy, according...

New Study Compares Two Continuous Glucose Monitoring Sensors for Effectiveness and Patient Satisfaction

September 18, 2014 12:39 pm | by AlphaGalileo | News | Comments

Simultaneous use of two popular continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) sensors revealed clear differences in their accuracy and in patient-rated treatment experiences, including ease of use, feelings of safety, and willingness to use the system...

Scientists Pioneer Microscopy Technique that Yields Fresh Data on Muscular Dystrophy

September 18, 2014 12:33 pm | by University of Southern California | News | Comments

Scientists at USC have developed a new microscopy technology that allows them to view single molecules in living animals at higher-than-ever resolution. Dubbed "Complementation Activated Light Microscopy" (CALM), the new technology allows...

K2M Debuts EVEREST Minimally Invasive Spinal System

September 18, 2014 12:24 pm | by Zeno Group | News | Comments

K2M Group Holdings, Inc. (the “Company” or “K2M”), a global medical device company focused on designing, developing and commercializing innovative and proprietary complex spine technologies, techniques and minimally invasive procedures, today...

A New Fall Detector for the Elderly that Automatically Notifies the Emergency Services

September 18, 2014 12:17 pm | by AlphaGalileo | News | Comments

Researchers from the Technical Research Centre for Dependency Care and Autonomous Living (CETpD), on the UPC’s Vilanova i la Geltrú Campus, have designed a device that detects falls in elderly people without them having to press a button for...

Purdue-Based Startup Scales Up Graphene Production

September 18, 2014 11:26 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

An official of a materials technology and manufacturing startup based on a Purdue University innovation says his company is addressing the challenge of scaling graphene production for commercial applications. Glenn Johnson, CEO of BlueVine...

Ekso Bionic Suit is Safe and Effective for Gait Training Stroke Patients

September 18, 2014 11:19 am | by Ekso Bionics | News | Comments

Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc., a robotic exoskeleton company, today announced new findings from a feasibility study conducted by Kessler Foundation, which reported that eight stroke patients who were prescribed gait training during inpatient...

Ekso Presented at The International Workshop on Wearable Robotics

September 18, 2014 11:07 am | by Ekso Bionics | News | Comments

Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc., a robotic exoskeleton company, announced today that Bergmannstrost Center in Halle, Germany, a leader in rehabilitation research, presented data today at The International Workshop on Wearable Robotics, WeRob2014...

Ideal Cordless Ultrasonic Dissection Device for Each Patient and Procedure

September 18, 2014 10:53 am | by Covidien plc | News | Comments

Covidien plc today announced the expansion of its Sonicision Cordless Ultrasonic Dissection Device portfolio, following U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance of three additional device lengths: 13 cm, 26 cm, and...

The Pulse: Yawning at the Apple Watch and Diagnosing on the Go

September 18, 2014 10:23 am | by Jonathan Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

On this episode of the Pulse, we’re yawning at the Apple Watch, testing blood, urine or saliva in minutes, determining cancer treatment with a 3D printed heart, and tracking fitness with our feet. Apple Watch: Last week came the much...

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