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Fighting Cancer with Lasers and Nanoballoons that Pop

April 3, 2014 12:24 pm | by University at Buffalo | News | Comments

Chemotherapeutic drugs excel at fighting cancer, but they're not so efficient at getting where they need to go. They often interact with blood, bone marrow and other healthy bodily systems. This dilutes the drugs and causes unwanted side...

NIST's Simple Microfluidic Devices Now Have Valves

April 3, 2014 12:22 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have added yet another innovation — miniature valves — to their ever-growing collection of inexpensive, easy-to-manufacture and highly efficient microfluidic devices...

Team Identifies Novel Biomarker for Head and Neck Cancer, Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

April 3, 2014 12:14 pm | by Scripps Research Institute | News | Comments

A team led by a scientist from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has identified a new biomarker linked to better outcomes of patients with head and neck cancers and non-small cell lung cancer. The work could help...

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An Ultrathin Collagen Matrix Biomaterial Tool for 3D Microtissue Engineering

April 3, 2014 12:12 pm | by World Scientific | News | Comments

A novel ultrathin collagen matrix assembly allows for the unprecedented maintenance of liver cell morphology and function in a microscale "organ-on-a-chip" device that is one example of 3D microtissue engineering. A team of researchers from...

Tiny Power Generator Runs on Spit

April 3, 2014 12:03 pm | by Penn State | News | Comments

Saliva-powered micro-sized microbial fuel cells can produce minute amounts of energy sufficient to run on-chip applications, according to an international team of engineers. Bruce E. Logan, Evan Pugh Professor and Kappe Professor of...   

Research Studies Highlight Advantages and Potential of Computer-Guided Spinal Surgery

April 3, 2014 11:37 am | by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center | News | Comments

In a series of research studies, Cedars-Sinai spinal surgeons show that a new method of computer-guided spine surgery is beneficial for spinal reconstruction and for treating complex tumors and degenerative spine problems, resulting in fewer...

Nanoparticles Cause Cancer Cells to Self-Destruct

April 3, 2014 11:32 am | by Lund University | News | Comments

Using magnetically controlled nanoparticles to force tumour cells to 'self-destruct' sounds like science fiction, but could be a future part of cancer treatment, according to research from Lund University in Sweden. "The clever thing about the...

Photos of the Day: A Painting Prosthetic

April 3, 2014 11:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shah Bibi, a 7-year-old Afghani who lost her arm after picking up a grenade received a new prosthetic arm at Shriners Hospital for Children and will be heading back home to her family on April 8, though she will return to Southern California...

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Afghan Girl Who Lost Arm Paints with Prosthetic

April 3, 2014 11:24 am | by John Rogers, Associated Press | News | Comments

The doctors and therapists who worked with a little girl from Afghanistan knew the prosthetic arm they gave her would change her life. What they didn't anticipate was that within weeks of strapping on her new limb, 7-year-old Shah Bibi Tarakhail...

iHear Medical Shatters Crowdfunding Goal with Innovative Web-Enabled Hearing Aid

April 3, 2014 9:58 am | by iHear Medical | News | Comments

iHear Medical today announced that it has shattered its Indiegogo crowdfunding goal three-fold with over 900 backers pre-ordering the world's first Web-enabled hearing aid. iHear products are available directly to consumers and can be ordered...

Hansen Medical's Magellan Robotic System to Be Featured at 36th Annual Charing Cross International Symposium

April 3, 2014 9:43 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hansen Medical, Inc., a global leader in Intravascular Robotics, today announced it will exhibit its Magellan™ Robotic System at the 36th Annual Charing Cross International Symposium (CX 2014) from April 5 - 8 at Grand Hall Olympia in London...

PeriRx LLC's Breakthrough Salivary Test to Aid in the Fight Against Oral Cancer

April 3, 2014 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

PeriRx LLC, a premier developer of breakthrough, non-invasive, oral diagnostic technology recently announced that it will be introducing the world's most clinically advanced and scientifically validated molecular DNA biomarker test for oral...

First Patients Implanted with ICDs in BIOTRONIK ProMRI Study

April 3, 2014 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BIOTRONIK, a leading manufacturer of cardiovascular medical technology, announced today that the first patients across the United States have received implants of the new Iforia implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs). Implants occurred...

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The Pulse: Replacing a Skull with a 3D Printed Version

April 3, 2014 9:01 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

This week on The Pulse, we’re 3D printing a human skull for implantation, checking blood pressure with a patch, helping disabled children learn to walk, and monitoring pressure sores. This episode features:       

Google Glass May Help Government Reduce $30b In Annual Health Care Expenses, While Saving Lives

April 2, 2014 8:38 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention the total annual cost of fall injuries for older Americans is estimated to be $30 billion. By 2020, the annual direct and indirect cost of fall injuries is expected to reach $54.9...

Sprinting at Startup Speeds

April 2, 2014 2:58 pm | by Katie Wylie, Boston Device Development | Boston Device Development | Articles | Comments

Boston Device Development (BDD), a company that primarily works with VC-backed startups in the development of first generation devices, recently collaborated with ZSX Medical in the making of the Zip-Stitch, a novel laparoscopic instrument...

Speechvive Completes Funding to Move Speech Aid for Parkinson's Patients to the Public

April 2, 2014 12:24 pm | by Research Park News | News | Comments

SpeechVive Inc. announced Wednesday (April 2) the completion of nearly $700,000 in funding to move a speech aid innovation for people with Parkinson's disease to the public.Ambassador Enterprises, an Indiana-based for-profit philanthropic...

An Easier, Safer, and More Accurate Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer

April 2, 2014 12:07 pm | by The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth | News | Comments

Using CT scans with contrast enhancement, Dartmouth researchers measured treatment response to pancreatic cancer photodynamic therapy (PDT) according to a paper published in Physics in Medicine and Biology.   The research team...

‘Sewing Machine’ Idea Gives Insight into Origins of Alzheimer’s

April 2, 2014 11:52 am | by Lancaster University | News | Comments

Researchers at Lancaster University have invented a new imaging tool inspired by the humble sewing machine which is providing fresh insight into the origins of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.   These diseases are caused by tiny...

J&J Accepts $4B Carlyle Offer for Diagnostics Unit

April 2, 2014 11:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson has accepted an offer of about $4 billion from the private equity firm The Carlyle Group to buy its Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics business. J&J said Monday that the deal for the blood-testing unit should close by mid...

Using Light-Heated Water to Deliver Drugs

April 2, 2014 11:46 am | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, in collaboration with materials scientists, engineers and neurobiologists, have discovered a new mechanism for using light to...

Photos of the Day: Prosthetics for Syrians

April 2, 2014 11:22 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mustafa Ahmad, a 19-year-old who lost his leg in his hometown of Deir Hafer in Aleppo province in November 2011 when government warplanes bombed his neighborhood, is fitted with a prosthetic leg by a Lebanese prothesis supplier at the Syrian...

Syrians Adjust to Life Without Limbs

April 2, 2014 11:16 am | by Ryan Lucas, Associated Press | News | Comments

Grimacing, Mustafa Ahmad slid the scarred stump just below his right knee into his new prosthetic leg. Extending his arms for balance, he slowly rose and hobbled across the packed dirt floor toward the door of his ramshackle tent. Wild-haired...

3D Systems Acquires Medical Modeling

April 2, 2014 11:08 am | by 3D Systems | News | Comments

3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) announced that it acquired Medical Modeling Inc., a leading provider of personalized surgical treatments and patient specific medical devices, including virtual surgical planning and clinical transfer tools, using 3D modeling...

vascuVis Inc. Awarded Two-Year Grant for $696,200

April 2, 2014 10:57 am | by Elucid Bioimaging | News | Comments

vascuVis Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Elucid Bioimaging, has been awarded a two-year, $696,200 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II Grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for vascuCAP, its image processing system...

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