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Flexibility, Porosity Design Leads to Regeneration of Soft Tissue

September 23, 2014 8:30 am | by Dr. Torbjorn Mathiesen, Chief Technology Officer, Novus Scientific | Articles | Comments

The design of surgical biosynthetic mesh for breast surgery, whether reconstructive or cosmetic, and for hernia or abdominal surgery involves creating material and design that promotes faster healing with natural human tissue regeneration...

From the Hospital to the Home

September 23, 2014 8:30 am | by John DiCristina, Medical Equipment Director, Strategic Marketing Group | Blogs | Comments

The main efficiency driver is the elimination of the package and moving to wafer level packages (WLP). This allows for better cost efficiencies and for dense pin outs reducing the PCB board area. We also have the ability to package multiple...

Biodesign Fellows Develop a Device for Relieving Night Terrors

September 22, 2014 4:10 pm | by Stanford | News | Comments

An interdisciplinary team is working toward a solution to help children with night terrors — and their parents — get a more peaceful night’s rest. Night terrors, a sleep disorder affecting mostly young children, do not pose a serious health threat...

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Variability Keeps the Body in Balance

September 22, 2014 3:38 pm | by California Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Although the heart beats out a very familiar "lub-dub" pattern that speeds up or slows down as our activity increases or decreases, the pattern itself isn't as regular as you might think. In fact, the amount of time between heartbeats can...

Researchers Create 'Evolved' Protein that May Stop Cancer from Spreading

September 22, 2014 3:27 pm | by Stanford School of Engineering | News | Comments

A team of Stanford researchers has developed a protein therapy that disrupts the process that causes cancer cells to break away from original tumor sites, travel through the blood stream and start aggressive new growths elsewhere in the body...

Potential Blood Test for Psychosis

September 22, 2014 2:56 pm | by University of North Carolina Health Care | News | Comments

A study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers represents an important step forward in the accurate diagnosis of people who are experiencing the earliest stages of psychosis. Psychosis includes hallucinations or delusions...

First Patient Successfully Treated with Materialise's X-Ray Based Knee Guide Technology

September 22, 2014 12:11 pm | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Today, Materialise NV announced that orthopedic surgeon Roger Jaeken, of the AZ Heilige Familie (Holy Family General Hospital) in Reet, Belgium, has successfully performed the first total knee surgery that was preplanned by means of the...

Scientists Discover an On-Off Switch for Aging Cells

September 22, 2014 11:41 am | by Salk Institute | News | Comments

Scientists at the Salk Institute have discovered an on-and-off "switch" in cells that may hold the key to healthy aging. This switch points to a way to encourage healthy cells to keep dividing and generating, for example, new lung or liver tissue...

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Engineered Proteins Stick Like Glue – Even in Water

September 22, 2014 11:34 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Shellfish such as mussels and barnacles secrete very sticky proteins that help them cling to rocks or ship hulls, even underwater. Inspired by these natural adhesives, a team of MIT engineers has designed new materials that could be used to...

One-Year Outcomes Are Good for Patients Treated with Superficial Femoral Artery Stent

September 22, 2014 10:52 am | by Journal of Endovascular Therapy | News | Comments

The use of stents has improved management and outcomes of coronary artery disease, and clinical trials are attempting to prove the same will be true for superficial femoral artery disease. Randomized trials have shown favorable results for self...

Research on Photoacoustics to Detect Breast Cancer

September 22, 2014 10:46 am | by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Oficina de Información Científica | News | Comments

One of the lines of research of OILTEBIA, a European science project coordinated by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, is a method to detect breast cancer based on photoacoustics and which could become an alternative to mammography or sonogram...

CE Mark and European Launch of Medtronic’s TYRX Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope

September 22, 2014 10:33 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has received CE (Conformité Européenne) Mark for the TYRX Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope. This innovative mesh envelope covers an implantable cardiac device to help stabilize the device after implantation and reduce surgical...

New Chip Promising for Tumor-Targeting Research

September 22, 2014 10:26 am | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a chip capable of simulating a tumor's "microenvironment" and plan to use the new system to test the effectiveness of nanoparticles and drugs that target cancer. The new system, called a tumor-microenvironment-on...

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Ultrasound Enhancement Provides Clarity to Damaged Tendons, Ligaments

September 22, 2014 9:59 am | by UW-Madison | News | Comments

The potential was hidden in plain sight, pretty much since the beginning of medical ultrasound. But it took an expert in earthquake waves to unearth the idea that sound waves reflected from human bodies could reveal not only their internal shape...

Study: Magnetic Implant Is an Important Breakthrough in the Treatment of Reflux Disease

September 22, 2014 9:46 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Torax Medical announced today the publication of new data comparing the LINX Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation Device and laparoscopic fundoplication surgery in 249 patients. Data from this study significantly adds to the growing body of evidence...

CE Mark Grants St. Jude’s Pacing Lead Expanded Patient Access to MRI Scans

September 22, 2014 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company, has announced CE Mark approval of updated labeling for its Tendril STS and IsoFlex Optim pacing leads, allowing existing and future patients with the devices access to magnetic resonance...

FDA Approves Gore's VIABAHN Endoprosthesis for Endovascular Treatment of In-Stent Restenosis

September 22, 2014 9:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) today announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the GORE VIABAHN Endoprosthesis for interventional treatment of in-stent restenosis in the superficial femoral artery (SFA). Now...

Pressure Ulcer Prevention for Wheelchair Users: Cushion Design and Selection

September 22, 2014 8:30 am | by Kara Kopplin, Senior Director of Efficacy Research, Standards and Compliance, ROHO, Inc. | Articles | Comments

As deadly as pressure ulcers can be, it is remarkable how poorly they have been understood and how common they remain. But some groundbreaking research coming out of the laboratory of Dr. Amit Gefen at Tel Aviv University in Israel is changing...

Solution for Precision-Sensing in Portable Medical Devices

September 22, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor has responded to rapidly-evolving product development demands within the portable medical market by introducing Struix, a semi-customizable System-in-Package (SiP) solution for precision sensing and monitoring in a variety of mobile medical electronics...

The Clutter of Wires, a Thing of the Past

September 22, 2014 8:30 am | by Tony Zarola, Vital Signs Monitoring Marketing Manager, ADI | Analog Devices, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

No, not at all, apps alone cannot replace medical devices. Sensors/connectivity interfaces to the patient along with signal processing elements are still required to measure the patient’s vital signs accurately. The apps can complement the...

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 featuring its proprietary variable angle locking technology. With this technology, surgeons can adapt screw trajectory to match patient anatomy and...

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 collaboration with Trinity College Dublin provides both experienced and aspiring researchers with the intellectual raw materials needed to design, build, and...

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. Fewer than half of all patients who are suspected of having a genetic disease actually receive a satisfactory diagnosis. Scientists from the Charité...

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...

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