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Nerve Repair Development Wins Student Innovation Award

September 29, 2014 2:36 pm | by University of Wollongong | News | Comments

As a teenager in Germany, Katharina watched her boyfriend fall from his BMX bike and break his third and fourth vertebrae, rendering him a quadriplegic. With a fierce motivation to help people, and a belief that nature provides us with many...

CLARITY Opens Window to Brain Circuitry

September 29, 2014 2:30 pm | by National Science Foundation | Videos | Comments

The connections between neurons in the brain are involved in everything we do, and no one's pattern is the same. Imagine the medical breakthroughs if we understood more about the brain's circuitry, but a milky opaque tissue that coats much of...

Supersensitive Nanodevice Can Detect Extremely Early Cancers

September 29, 2014 2:22 pm | by University of Alabama Huntsville | News | Comments

Extremely early detection of cancers and other diseases is on the horizon with a supersensitive nanodevice being developed at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) in collaboration with The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering...

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From Rats to Humans: Project NEUWalk Closer to Clinical Trials

September 29, 2014 2:00 pm | by EPFL | News | Comments

A completely paralyzed rat can be made to walk over obstacles and up stairs by electrically stimulating the severed part of the spinal cord. The EPFL scientists discovered how to control in real-time how the rat moves forward and how high...

Researchers Identify Early Sign of Pancreatic Cancer

September 29, 2014 12:06 pm | by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute | News | Comments

Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and other institutions have discovered a sign of the early development of pancreatic cancer – an upsurge in certain amino acids that occurs before the disease...

Revolutionary Hamstring Tester Will Keep More Players on the Field

September 29, 2014 11:59 am | by Queensland University of Technology | News | Comments

Elite sporting stars can assess and reduce their risk of a hamstring injury thanks to a breakthrough made by QUT researchers. The discovery could be worth a fortune to football codes, with hamstring strain injuries accounting for most non-contact...

Harvesting Energy from People Walking

September 29, 2014 11:53 am | by Investigación y Desarrollo | News | Comments

At the Center for Research in Advanced Materials (CIMAV), scientists decided to "capture" the energy produced by people walking. They designed a pill-shaped cylinder adapted to a shoe in order to store the mechanical-vibrational energy the person...

Scientists Make Droplets Move on Their Own

September 29, 2014 11:44 am | by University of Southern Denmark | News | Comments

Droplets are simple spheres of fluid, not normally considered capable of doing anything on their own. But now researchers have made droplets of alcohol move through water. In the future, such moving droplets may deliver medicines, etc. To be...

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Research Mimics Brain Cells to Boost Memory Power

September 29, 2014 11:13 am | by RMIT University | News | Comments

RMIT University researchers have brought ultra-fast, nano-scale data storage within striking reach, using technology that mimics the human brain. The researchers have built a novel nano-structure that offers a new platform for the development...

Remote Healthcare for an Aging Population

September 29, 2014 10:49 am | by Inderscience | News | Comments

An aging population and an increased incidence of debilitating illnesses such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease means there is pressure on technology to offer assistance with healthcare - monitoring and treatment. Research published in the...

TIA Urges Immediate Action on Medicare Expansion of Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring

September 29, 2014 10:43 am | by Telecommunications Industry Association | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association, the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, joined a diverse group of stakeholders in the healthcare space and submitted on Friday...

Alimera, pSivida Say FDA Clears Eye Implant

September 29, 2014 10:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Alimera Sciences and pSivida said Friday the FDA approved their eye disease implant Iluvien. Iluvien is an implant delivered by injection that is intended to treat diabetic macular edema, a condition that can cause blurred vision and blindness.

CE Mark for CVRx's Barostim neo System for the Treatment of Heart Failure

September 29, 2014 10:28 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

CVRx, Inc., a private medical device company, announced today it received CE Mark approval from the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) of the Barostim neo System for the treatment of heart failure.  The therapy is approved for use...

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Cardica Introduces New Iteration Of MicroCutter XCHANGE 30 Five-Millimeter Surgical Stapler

September 29, 2014 10:11 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Cardica, Inc. has announced the introduction of a newly enhanced version of the MicroCutter XCHANGE 30 surgical stapler, with the ability to clamp thicker tissue during a variety of surgical procedures. The XCHANGE 30 is the world's first and...

Data Presented on the Oncotype DX Test and Precision Oncology

September 29, 2014 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In line with this year’s theme for the annual European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress - ‘Precision Medicine in Cancer Care’ - Genomic Health presented results from multiple studies across different cancer types demonstrating how...

Examining the Physician Office Lab Market: CLIA and Technology

September 29, 2014 9:21 am | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Kalorama Information recently released a report entitled, “Physician Office Laboratory Markets, 3rd Edition,” which provides a complete review of this important segment of the IVD industry. The following presents some of the report’s analyses...

FDA Finalized Guidance 510(k) and New Draft Guidance

September 29, 2014 8:30 am | by Jonathan S. Kahan, partner, John J. Smith, partner, Jennifer A. Henderson, counsel, Danielle C. Woodlee, associate; Hogan Lovells | Articles | Comments

On July 28, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized its guidance, The 510(k) Program: Evaluating Substantial Equivalence in Premarket Notifications [510(k)] (Final Guidance), the draft version of which was released...

CE Mark for ReFlow Medical’s Wingman35 Crossing Catheter and SpeX Shapeable Support Catheter

September 26, 2014 4:00 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

ReFlow Medical, Inc. (ReFlow) has announced the initial clinical use of their Wingman35 Crossing Catheter and speX Shapeable Support Catheter by Dr. Andrej Schmidt at University Leipzig, Germany. The devices were recently granted European...

Heart Hospital of Austin First in Texas To Offer New Heart Failure Monitoring System

September 26, 2014 3:46 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

On Sept. 24, 2014, Heart Hospital of Austin became the first facility in Texas to implant a new miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor to manage heart failure (HF). The CardioMEMS HF System is the first and only FDA-approved heart failure...

New Tool Assesses Skill Development in Robotic Microsurgery

September 26, 2014 3:32 pm | by Wolters Kluwer Health | News | Comments

A new standardized assessment provides a useful tool for tracking surgeons' progress as they develop the skills needed to perform robot-assisted microsurgery, reports a study in the October issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official...

COPD Patients Breathe Easier with Lung Flute

September 26, 2014 2:55 pm | by University at Buffalo | News | Comments

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) report improved symptoms and health status when they use a hand-held respiratory device called the Lung Flute®, according to a new study by the University at Buffalo. Usually caused by...

FDA Clearance on Beckman Coulter’s Power Express Automated Sample Processing System

September 26, 2014 2:22 pm | by Beckman Coulter | News | Comments

Delivering on its commitment to help labs face new challenges in the ever-changing healthcare environment, Beckman Coulter has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance on its Power Express high-speed automated sample...

New Technology May Lead to Prolonged Power in Mobile Devices

September 26, 2014 11:57 am | by The University of Texas at Dallas | News | Comments

Researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas have created technology that could be the first step toward wearable computers with self-contained power sources or, more immediately, a smartphone that doesn’t die after a few hours of heavy...

With NIH Grant, Cedars-Sinai Helps Bring Big Data to Neuro Disease Research

September 26, 2014 11:00 am | by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center | News | Comments

Investigators at the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute have received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to participate in a consortium taking the study of motor neuron disorders – such as Lou Gehrig's...

MDPC Publishes Robust Security Risk Assessment Framework for Medical Devices

September 26, 2014 10:56 am | by Medical Device Privacy Consortium | News | Comments

The Medical Device Privacy Consortium's Product Security Working Group has developed a robust framework for medical device manufactures and developers to assess the security risks associated with the use of medical devices. The framework is...

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