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Prosthetic & Orthotic Service in Developing Countries

November 11, 2014 2:48 pm | by Expertsvar | News | Comments

How well do prosthetic and orthotic services work in countries characterized by poverty and civil war? Lina Magnusson, who became the first female Swedish prosthetist/orthotist with a PhD, wrote her dissertation on ...     

Controlling Genes with Your Thoughts

November 11, 2014 2:33 pm | by ETH Zurich | News | Comments

It sounds like something from the scene in Star Wars where Master Yoda instructs the young Luke Skywalker to use the force to release his stricken X-Wing from the swamp: Marc Folcher and other researchers from the group led by ...  

Researchers Take Snapshots of Potential 'Kill Switch' for Cancer

November 11, 2014 11:40 am | by SLAC Office of Communications | News | Comments

A study conducted in part at the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE)’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has revealed how a key human protein switches from a form that protects cells to a form that kills them — a property that scientists hope ...

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Tumor-Analysis Tech Enables Quicker Treatment Decisions for Bowel-Cancer Patients

November 11, 2014 11:34 am | by University of Sussex | News | Comments

Technology developed at the University of Sussex helps hospitals make earlier and more accurate treatment decisions and survival assessments for patients with bowel cancer. Bowel cancer kills more than 16,000 people a year in the ...  

Molecular Imaging Drug Offers Better Detection of Prostate Cancer

November 11, 2014 11:29 am | by Society of Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging | News | Comments

A novel study demonstrates the potential of a novel molecular imaging drug to detect and visualize early prostate cancer in soft tissue, lymph nodes and bone. The research, published in the November issue of The Journal of Nuclear ...  

Lung Cancer Screening with Low-Dose CT Could Be Cost Effective

November 11, 2014 11:20 am | by Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock | News | Comments

Dartmouth researchers say lung cancer screening in the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) meets a commonly accepted standard for cost effectiveness as reported in the Nov. 6 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. This relatively new ...

Creating Bright X-Ray Pulses in the Laser Lab

November 11, 2014 11:12 am | by Technische Universitat Wien | News | Comments

X-rays are widely used in medicine and in materials science. To take a picture of a broken bone, it is enough to create a continuous flux of X-ray photons, but in order to study time-dependent phenomena on very short timescales, short X-ray ...

Southern Research Institute & UAB Partner to Develop Life-Changing Medical Devices

November 11, 2014 10:03 am | by Southern Research Institute & UAB | News | Comments

Southern Research Institute, developer of seven FDA-approved cancer drugs, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a leading research institution ranked 23rd nationally in NIH funding, have partnered to develop new medical ...

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World’s First Multi-Hour Wearable Device for Pain Relief Unveiled

November 11, 2014 9:56 am | by ZetrOZ | News | Comments

The first device in a new technology category of ultrasound bio-electronics, sam, the world’s only multi-hour wearable device for pain relief and accelerated healing, was FDA-cleared and CE-marked earlier this year and is now available for ...

Wearable Ultrasound Device Could Replace Painkillers

November 11, 2014 7:30 am | by George K. Lewis, Jr., PhD, Co-Founder, Chief Scientific & Technology Officer, ZetrOZ, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

ZetrOZ has an instinctual focus on innovation. However, ZetrOZ aims to be more than innovative; it has its sights set on being revolutionary. To make that possible, the young company harnesses its miniaturized ultrasonic technology, a game-breaker ...

A Game Changer for Infusion Therapies

November 11, 2014 7:30 am | by Daniel Längle, Application Expert Medical -- Liquid Flow Sensors, Sensirion | Articles | Comments

Smart infusion pumps have become an ubiquitous sight in many clinical settings. They deliver medication to a patient´s body in a controlled, precise, and automated manner and offer tremendous benefits to both patients and clinical personnel...

Attacking Tumors with Miniaturized Antennas

November 10, 2014 11:55 am | by Scott Gordon, University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

A conversation with a University of Wisconsin-Madison neurosurgeon prompted two engineering researchers to challenge a commonly held idea about tumor ablation, and as a result, they're now working to commercialize a new technology that could...

Next-Gen Heart Implant First in Canada

November 10, 2014 11:42 am | by University Health Network | News | Comments

A surgical team at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre led by internationally-acclaimed cardiovascular surgeon, Dr. Vivek Rao, has successfully implanted a novel mechanical device, the HeartMate IIITM, into a patient with advanced heart failure...

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Diagnosing Diseases in Pre-Term Babies with Their Diapers

November 10, 2014 11:31 am | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

She woke up in her hospital room feeling nothing short of desperation. Katie Brenner remembered giving birth to a tiny daughter hours earlier but the doctors and nurses had whisked the preterm infant away for care. She hadn’t seen little Ruthie...

Polymer Probe Controls Spinal Cord Neurons with Light

November 10, 2014 11:24 am | by Denis Paiste, Materials Processing Center, MIT | News | Comments

MIT researchers have demonstrated a highly flexible neural probe made entirely of polymers that can both optically stimulate and record neural activity in a mouse spinal cord — a step toward developing prosthetic devices that can restore...

Bionic Hand Restores Feeling for Amputee

November 10, 2014 11:02 am | by CORDIS | News | Comments

A prosthetic hand, which provides a sense of touch acute enough to handle an egg, has been completed and is now exploited by the NEBIAS project after 10 years of EU-funded research. The world’s most advanced bionic hand was tested with the help...

Device that Runs Hundreds of Lab Tests with Single Drop of Blood Wins XCHALLENGE

November 10, 2014 10:34 am | by Nokia | News | Comments

XPRIZE, the global leader in incentivized prize competition, today awarded DMI (DNA Medicine Institute) the $525,000 Grand Prize in the Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE, a competition to catalyze breakthrough medical sensing technologies that will...

Microsoft Technology Aims to Assist the Visually Impaired

November 10, 2014 10:08 am | by Microsoft | Videos | Comments

See how new technology from Microsoft, charity Guide Dogs UK, and urban design firm Future Cities Catapult can help people with sight loss navigate cities like never before. Narrated by Jen Taylor, the voice of Cortana.    

Team Approach Attacks Cardiac ‘Alarm Fatigue’

November 10, 2014 9:51 am | by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center | News | Comments

The sound of monitor alarms in hospitals can save patients' lives, but the frequency with which the monitors go off can also lead to "alarm fatigue," in which caregivers become densensitized to the ubiquitous beeping. Researchers at Cincinnati...

Growing New Blood Vessels from Scar Cells

November 10, 2014 9:32 am | by Houston Methodist | News | Comments

By transforming human scar cells into blood vessel cells, scientists at Houston Methodist may have discovered a new way to repair damaged tissue. The method, described in an upcoming issue of Circulation (early online), appeared to improve blood flow...

Hybrid Anchor Technology Offers Unique Solution for Arthroscopic Surgery

November 10, 2014 9:16 am | by DePuy Synthes | News | Comments

The DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson has launched GRYPHON Anchors with PROKNOT Technology (GRYPHON PROKNOT Anchors), the first arthroscopic hybrid anchor solution for repair of shoulder and hip instability. The announcement...

Photos of the Day: The Curious World Medical Imaging Reveals

November 10, 2014 9:09 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Of the many Eureka! moments experienced by scientists since Archimedes, Wilhelm Roentgen’s discovery of X-rays in 1895 was among the least auspicious. When he trained his cathode ray apparatus on his wife’s hand and imaged the bones of her...

ISO 80369 Standards on Small-Bore Tubing Connectors Inch Forward Toward Release

November 10, 2014 7:30 am | by Kyle Steele, New Product Development Engineer, Value Plastics | Value Plastics, A Nordson Company | Articles | Comments

The Luer connector has, for decades, been one of the most common types of small-bore (less than 8.5mm) connectors used in hospitals and other healthcare facilities to link or join medical devices, components, and accessories for the purpose...

From Concept to Company: 5 Steps in the Journey of a Medical Device Startup

November 10, 2014 7:30 am | by Nate Rhodes, Chief Executive Officer, Veritas Medical LLC | Blogs | Comments

Innovation is the life force of the medical device industry. Without a large budget for in-house R&D, licensing or acquiring a new technology, many companies are losing market share to those with deep pockets. To avoid the bureaucracy of...

Improving Stroke Treatment with Ultrasound and Microbubbles

November 7, 2014 5:09 pm | by University of Virginia | News | Comments

When University of Virginia biomedical engineering professor John Hossack and colleagues in the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the School of Medicine consider bubbles, they think of something much more useful than a child’s plaything or sparkling wine...

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