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Novel Gene Predicts Both Breast Cancer Relapse and Response to Chemotherapy

August 20, 2014 10:37 am | by ACN Newswire | News | Comments

Scientists have made it easier to predict both breast cancer relapses and responses to chemotherapy, through the identification of a unique gene. The newly found marker could help doctors classify each breast cancer patient and customize a...

CardiacAssist Receives Health Canada Approval for PROTEK Duo Veno-Venous Cannula

August 20, 2014 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CardiacAssist, Inc. has announced that it has received a Class 2 medical device license from Health Canada for its new PROTEK Duo veno-venous cannula. The PROTEK Duo is licensed for use as a single cannula for both venous drainage and reinfusion...

Novel Human Tissue Samples Available for Research and Development

August 20, 2014 10:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Human tissues are extensively employed by pharmaceutical and academic researchers to identify and validate new biomarkers and drug discovery targets. Such tissues are also widely used to study the efficacy, reproducibility, and safety of...

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510k Approval for SMART Meter and App for Improving Diabetes Health

August 20, 2014 10:06 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Philosys announces it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510K approval for the highly anticipated Gmate SMART Blood Glucose Monitoring System. The Gmate SMART meter is the size of a quarter and connects to the headphone...

Magnesium Surgical Implants Can Be Designed to Biodegrade, Promote Bone Growth

August 20, 2014 9:58 am | by University of Florida | News | Comments

Ask anyone who has a surgical pin in their body, and they likely will tell you they wish it would just go away. In the future, it just might, with help from research by Michele Manuel, an associate professor of materials science and engineering...

Targeted Brain Stimulation Aids Stroke Recovery in Mice

August 20, 2014 9:55 am | by Stanford University School of Medicine | News | Comments

When investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine applied light-driven stimulation to nerve cells in the brains of mice that had suffered strokes several days earlier, the mice showed significantly greater recovery in motor...

New X-ray Imaging Developed by Scientists

August 19, 2014 4:57 pm | by Monash University | News | Comments

Published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, the imaging method allows researchers to monitor the effectiveness of a treatment for the life-threatening genetic disorder. Cystic fibrosis affects... 

Implantable Heart Devices Result in Similar Survival Benefits Among Ethnic, Racial Groups

August 19, 2014 4:24 pm | by University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences | News | Comments

Racial and ethnic minorities who receive implantable devices to treat heart failure derive the same substantial survival benefit from these therapies as white patients, new UCLA-led research shows. While the American College of Cardiology and...

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Engineering New Bone Growth

August 19, 2014 3:57 pm | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

MIT chemical engineers have devised a new implantable tissue scaffold coated with bone growth factors that are released slowly over a few weeks. When applied to bone injuries or defects, this coated scaffold induces the body to rapidly form...

Moving Single Cells Around – Accurately and Cheaply

August 19, 2014 2:56 pm | by Houston Methodist | News | Comments

Scientists at the Houston Methodist Research Institute have figured out how to pick up and transfer single cells using a pipette – a common laboratory tool that's been tweaked slightly. They describe this engineering feat and preliminary...

First Endoscope-Guided Pedicle Screw System for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Launched

August 19, 2014 2:44 pm | by Aesculap Implant Systems | News | Comments

Aesculap Implant Systems announced the availability of the new S4 Element MIS System, the only posterior lumbar pedicle screw fixation system to utilize endoscope technology to gain direct visualization, providing the advantages of minimally...

Taking the Pulse of Aging

August 19, 2014 2:21 pm | by Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology | News | Comments

Researchers at the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new technique that can noninvasively image the pulse pressure and elasticity of the arteries of the brain, revealing correlations between...

Antibacterial Gel Battles Hospital Superbugs

August 19, 2014 2:17 pm | by Queen's University Belfast | News | Comments

Scientists at Queen's University Belfast have made a breakthrough in the fight against the most resistant hospital superbugs. The team from the School of Pharmacy at Queen's have developed the first innovative antibacterial gel that acts to...

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Providing Easy Access to Medical Device Reports Submitted to FDA Since the Early 1990s

August 19, 2014 2:06 pm | by Taha A. Kass-Hout, M.D., M.S., Chief Health Informatics Officer and Director of Office of Informatics and Technology Innovation, FDA and Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., Director – CDRH, FDA | Blogs | Comments

In addition to food and drugs, FDA has regulatory oversight of tens of thousands of medical devices ranging from bandages and prosthetics to heart valves and robotics. These products are used by millions of Americans, and they are essential...

Toward the Creation of Medical Nanorobots

August 19, 2014 12:37 pm | by Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology | News | Comments

Researchers from the Institute of General Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences and MIPT have made an important step towards creating medical nanorobots. They...

Genetic Key to Lupus Shows Potential of Personalized Medicine

August 19, 2014 11:54 am | by Australian National University | News | Comments

Medical researchers have used DNA sequencing to identify a gene variant responsible for causing lupus in a young patient. The development shows that for the first time, it is feasible for researchers to identify the individual causes of lupus...

Graphene Rubber Bands Could Stretch Limits of Current Healthcare

August 19, 2014 11:37 am | by University of Surrey | News | Comments

Although body motion sensors already exist in different forms, they have not been widely used due to their complexity and cost of production. Now researchers from the University of Surrey and Trinity College Dublin have for the first time...

3D Printed Patient-Specific Facial Device Receives FDA Clearance

August 19, 2014 11:26 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Oxford Performance Materials, Inc., a leading advanced materials and additive manufacturing (3D printing) company, has announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its 3D printed OsteoFab Patient-Specific Facial Device...

Wireless Energy Transfer System Charges Devices Without Cables

August 19, 2014 11:05 am | by Asociación RUVID | News | Comments

Researchers at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) have designed a new device for wireless energy transfer that will, for example, charge mobile phones or laptops without needing cables. The system, patented by the UPV, is based...

Zebrafish Help to Unravel Alzheimer’s Disease

August 19, 2014 10:54 am | by VIB - Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology | News | Comments

New fundamental knowledge about the regulation of stem cells in the nerve tissue of zebrafish embryos results in surprising insights into neurodegenerative disease processes in the human brain. A new study by scientists at VIB and KU Leuven...

Benefits of the Connected Hospital

August 19, 2014 10:46 am | by Laird | Videos | Comments

The Connected Hospital is a vision of a fully integrated hospital where wireless technology allows care givers and patients to roam throughout the hospital while providing accurate and timely monitoring. The Connected Hospital collects the...

Research Sites Investigating Medical Device Proven to Restore Vision, Improve Quality of Life in Seniors

August 19, 2014 10:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dr. David Boyer with Retina-Vitreous Associates Medical Group and Dr. Samuel Masket with Advanced Vision Care announced they are participating in a nationwide, post-approval study of the Implantable Miniature Telescope (by Dr. Isaac Lipshitz)...

GE Healthcare: New Dementia Research Reveals Overwhelming Demand for “The Value of Knowing”

August 19, 2014 10:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Three out of four people would want to know what kind of neurological disorder they had even if there was no cure, according to new global research from GE Healthcare. An even higher percentage of respondents, 81%, would want to identify an...

EMR Paves the Way for Big Data

August 19, 2014 10:19 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

According to Kalorama Information, electronic medical records (EMR) is the crucial component needed to make Big Data in healthcare a reality, and this a factor that will drive system sales.  As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment...

Artificial Cells Act Like the Real Thing

August 18, 2014 4:21 pm | by Weizmann Institute of Science | News | Comments

Imitation, they say, is the sincerest form of flattery, but mimicking the intricate networks and dynamic interactions that are inherent to living cells is difficult to achieve outside the cell. Now, as published in Science, Weizmann Institute...

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