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Brainlab: Fastest Growing Radiosurgery Platform over the Last Decade Continues to Perform

April 9, 2014 11:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Brainlab announced today that well over 1,000,000 patient treatments have been performed with Novalis to date and the growth in non-invasive specialized radiation therapy techniques is expected to grow at a faster pace than other treatment...

Brain Model Pins Down Motor Decisions

April 9, 2014 11:17 am | by Constanze Böttcher, youris.com | News | Comments

Talking or reading. Texting a message or listening. The dilemma of choosing between various tasks is not an invention of the modern information age. Humans and all vertebrates have to prioritise their actions. But to understand the neurobiology...

This ‘Electronic Skin’ Will Revolutionize Medicine

April 9, 2014 11:15 am | by Allegra Sparta, Contributor | Blogs | Comments

It’s as thin as a temporary tattoo, but you definitely won’t get one in a cereal box. The creators of this “electronic skin” say that the technology could “one day aid patients with movement disorders or epilepsy.” It’s the first of its...

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Photos of the Day: 'Electronic Skin' Can Store and Deliver Medicine

April 9, 2014 11:13 am | by University of Texas in Austin | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Texas in Austin have developed a wearable device known as “electronic skin” that can store and transmit data and release drugs into the skin. The device is a bit like an electronic parfait — layers of...

Strategic Partnership to Bring Innovative Healthcare Cloud Technology to Laboratories

April 9, 2014 11:01 am | by Beckman Coulter Inc. | News | Comments

hc1.com, the Healthcare Relationship Cloud company, and Beckman Coulter Diagnostics, a global leader in developing clinical diagnostic products that help advance and optimize the laboratory, announced a strategic partnership to deliver innovative...

New Anspach High Speed Drill System Debuts at AANS Annual Meeting

April 9, 2014 10:46 am | by DePuy Synthes Power Tools | News | Comments

DePuy Synthes Power Tools* announced the global launch of the Anspach EG1 High Speed Electric System, a next generation high-speed electric drill with multiple attachments and accessories, designed for use in neurosurgery, otology and spinal...

Medicare Database Reveals Top-Paid Doctors

April 9, 2014 10:34 am | by Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Serdar Tumgoren, Associated Press | News | Comments

Medicare paid a tiny group of doctors $3 million or more apiece in 2012. One got nearly $21 million. Those are among the findings of an Associated Press analysis of physician data released Wednesday by the Obama administration, part of a...

New Report Rates Opportunities in the United States IVD Market

April 9, 2014 10:34 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

Advanced flow cytometry and microbiology tests will provide more opportunity for manufacturers than POC tests or clinical chemistry test products sold in the United States, according to Kalorama Information. Kalorama made the finding...

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High-Tech Items Giving Deaf-Blind Online Access

April 8, 2014 3:59 pm | by Frank Eltman, Associated Press | News | Comments

Tanisha Verdejo loves to surf the Internet for shopping deals. She chats on Facebook, learns about new recipes and enjoys sending emails to friends and family. Verdejo, who can't see or hear, could do none of that a year ago. The 40-year...

Researchers Develop New Tool to Check Cells’ ‘Batteries’

April 8, 2014 3:50 pm | by University of Virginia | News | Comments

Under the microscope, they glow like streetlights, forming tidy rows that follow the striations of muscle tissue. They are mitochondria – the powerhouses of cells – and researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have created...

Hybrid Technology Could Make Star Trek-Style Tricorder a Reality

April 8, 2014 3:42 pm | by University of Southampton | News | Comments

Scientists at the University of Southampton are aiming to develop a handheld testing device to provide same day diagnosis from a patient’s bedside. In the fictional Star-Trek universe, the tricorder was used to remotely scan patients for...

Deep Brain Stimulation May Improve Cognition in Dementia, Other Neurodegenerative Diseases

April 8, 2014 3:26 pm | by American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) | News | Comments

Intralaminar thalamic deep brain stimulation (ILN-DBS) has been shown to improve cognition and spatial memory acquisition. Could it have a similar effect in dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases that cause severe cognitive...   

Seventh Grade Hearing Patient Raises $18,000 to Buy Hearing Aids for Other Young People

April 8, 2014 3:23 pm | by Loyola University Health System | News | Comments

Thirteen-year-old Eliza Peters owes her hearing to ear surgeries and hearing aids she received at Loyola University Medical Center. Now, Eliza is paying back by raising money for other children who need hearing aids, but cannot afford them...

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Cardiac Device Keeps Heart Going

April 8, 2014 3:15 pm | by Jennifer R. Lloyd, San Antonio Express-News | News | Comments

With a weak heart muscle and heart valve problems, Ruben Rivera said he was apprehensive about having a new type of battery-powered defibrillator implanted under his skin that could shock his heart if it sensed an irregular rhythm. But the...

Electrical Device Helps Paralyzed Men Move Legs

April 8, 2014 12:16 pm | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Three years ago, doctors reported that zapping a paralyzed man's spinal cord with electricity allowed him to stand and move his legs. Now they've done the same with three other patients, suggesting their original success was no fluke. Experts...

Photos of the Day: Growing Body Parts

April 8, 2014 11:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In the north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears, and blood vessels in the laboratory in a bold attempt to make body parts using stem cells. It is among several labs around the world, including in the U.S., that are working...

UK Scientists Make Body Parts in Lab

April 8, 2014 11:45 am | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in the laboratory in a bold attempt to make body parts using stem cells. It is among several labs around the world, including in the U.S., that are working...

Roche Acquires IQuum to Strengthen Offerings in Molecular Diagnostics

April 8, 2014 11:32 am | by Roche | News | Comments

Roche has announced the acquisition of IQuum, Inc. based in Marlborough, Massachusetts, USA. IQuum is a privately held company focused on developing point of care offerings for the molecular diagnostics market. Under the terms of the agreement...

Using Google Glass to Map the Future of Medical Testing

April 8, 2014 11:19 am | by American Chemical Society | Videos | Comments

A team of researchers at UCLA has transformed Google Glass into a powerful, wearable medical testing laboratory. Aydogan Ozcan and his team developed an application that reads dozens of different types of diagnostic tests for malaria, prostate...

Groundbreaking AtomoRapid HIV selected as Finalist in 2014 Medical Design Excellence Awards

April 8, 2014 9:34 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

For the second year in a row, ide's innovative and world-class product design has been recognised at the 2014 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA). The AtomoRapid HIV is one of three finalists in the In Vitro Diagnostic Products and...

GE Healthcare Receives FDA Clearance For Q.Clear Technology

April 8, 2014 9:34 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company, has announced that it received U.S. FDA 510(k) clearance of its Q.Clear technology – technology that can provide up to two times improvement in both quantitative accuracy and image quality...

Corindus Vascular Robotics to Present at Design of Medical Device Conference

April 8, 2014 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Corindus Vascular Robotics, a leading developer of precision vascular robotics, today announced that Tal Wenderow, Co-founder and EVP of Product & Business Development of Corindus, will present at the upcoming Design of Medical Device...

CAREGIVER Thermometer with TouchFreeT Technology Inks Pact with Memorial Hermann Hospital System

April 8, 2014 8:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sanomedics International Holdings, Inc. has announced that their subsidiary, Thermomedics, Inc, has recently strengthened their penetration of the Professional Healthcare vital signs business with the signing of an agreement with this world...

CardiacAssist Receives Health Canada Approval for Its TandemHeart Circulatory Support Platform

April 8, 2014 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CardiacAssist, Inc., a privately-held medical device company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, today announced that it has received a Class 4 medical device license for its TandemHeart System from Health Canada. The TandemHeart...

Mitralign Completes Enrollment in EU Study for its Novel Catheter-based Valve Repair Device

April 8, 2014 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mitralign Inc., a cardiac device company, announced today it has completed enrollment in a study in Europe investigating its lead device, the Mitralign System, in patients with functional mitral regurgitation (FMR). Pending successful outcomes...

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