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EarlySense Chair Sensor Receives FDA Clearance

July 7, 2014 3:09 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

EarlySense, the market leader in contact free monitoring solutions, has announced the market clearance by the US Food and Drug Administration for the Chair Sensor Solution. The Chair Sensor, which continuously monitors patient's Heart Rate...

First Evidence for Painless Atrial Fibrillation Treatment

July 7, 2014 2:35 pm | by European Society of Cardiology | News | Comments

The first evidence for a shockless treatment for atrial fibrillation (AF) was presented Friday at Frontiers in CardioVascular Biology (FCVB) 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. The meeting was organized by the Council on Basic Cardiovascular Science...

New Optogenetic Tool for Controlling Neuronal Signaling by Blue Light

July 7, 2014 2:29 pm | by Institute for Basic Science | News | Comments

Institute for Basic Science, the main organization of the International Science and Business Belt project in South Korea, has announced that a group of researchers, led by professor Won Do Heo, have developed a new technology in the field of...

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Low-Cost TB Test Means Quicker, More Reliable Diagnosis for Patients

July 7, 2014 2:02 pm | by Texas A&M University Health Science Center | News | Comments

A new test for tuberculosis (TB) could dramatically improve the speed and accuracy of diagnosis for one of the world's deadliest diseases, enabling health care providers to report results to patients within minutes, according to a study published...

Rapid Surgical Innovation Puts Patients at Risk for Medical Errors

July 7, 2014 1:55 pm | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found that the risk of patient harm increased two-fold in 2006 – the peak year that teaching hospitals nationwide embraced the pursuit of minimally invasive robotic...

Pseudogenes May Provide Clearer Understanding of Biomarkers

July 7, 2014 1:50 pm | by University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center | News | Comments

Alas, the thankless pseudogene. Dysfunctional, unloved and seemingly of little use, these poor-cousin relatives of genes have lost their protein-coding abilities. They contain material not essential for an organism's survival and are the...

Concern at Lack of Teenage Patients in Cancer Trials

July 7, 2014 1:45 pm | by Cancer Research UK | News | Comments

Age limits on clinical trials need to be more flexible to allow more teenage cancer patients the chance to access new treatments, according to a report from the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI), published in the Lancet Oncology. The...

Dental Pulp Stem Cells Promote the Survival and Regeneration of Retinal Cells After Injury

July 7, 2014 1:41 pm | by Neural Regeneration Research | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Birmingham, UK, led by Dr. Ben Scheven, Dr. Wendy Leadbeater and Ben Mead have discovered that stem cells isolated from the teeth, termed dental pulp stem cells (DPSC), can protect retinal ganglion cells (RGCs)...

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DNA Origami Nano-Tool Provides Important Clue to Cancer

July 7, 2014 1:38 pm | by Karolinska Institutet | News | Comments

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have headed a study that provides new knowledge about the EphA2 receptor, which is significant in several forms of cancer. This is important knowledge in itself – but just as important is how...

Breaking Down the Regulation of LDTs: Public Health, First Amendment, and Innovation

July 7, 2014 11:52 am | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

According to the letter, for the past 38 years, the FDAs of seven Presidential administrations have failed to confront the problem of the existence of dual regulatory systems for IVDs and LDTs. To compensate for this, the agency has attempted...

Infographic: Insulin Pumps Beat Injections in Type 2 Diabetes Management

July 7, 2014 11:17 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

In the OpT2mise trial, those using insulin pumps achieved a mean A1C (average blood glucose) reduction of 1.1 percent compared to only a 0.4 percent reduction by those using multiple daily injections. This improvement in glucose control was...

Type 2 Diabetes Patients Achieve Superior Outcomes with Insulin Pumps vs. Multiple Daily Injections

July 7, 2014 11:17 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

As an example of its commitment to improving clinical outcomes for all people with diabetes, Medtronic, Inc. has announced the results of the OpT2mise trial, which showed that MiniMed insulin pumps safely achieve better glucose control for...

New Insights on Conditions for New Blood Vessel Formation

July 7, 2014 10:22 am | by University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

Angiogenesis, the sprouting of new blood vessels from pre-existing ones, is essential to the body's development. As organs grow, vascular networks must grow with them to feed new cells and remove their waste. The same process, however, also...

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'Nanojuice' Could Improve How Doctors Examine the Gut

July 7, 2014 10:11 am | by University at Buffalo | News | Comments

Located deep in the human gut, the small intestine is not easy to examine. X-rays, MRIs and ultrasound images provide snapshots but each suffers limitations. Help is on the way. University at Buffalo researchers are developing a new imaging...

Tool Helps Guide Brain Cancer Surgery

July 7, 2014 10:06 am | by Elizabeth K. Gardner, Purdue | News | Comments

A tool to help brain surgeons test and more precisely remove cancerous tissue was successfully used during surgery, according to a Purdue University and Brigham and Women's Hospital study. The Purdue-designed tool sprays a microscopic stream...

Photos of the Day: Take a Look at the Future of Brain Imaging

July 7, 2014 9:57 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Three decades ago, engineers at GE research labs in Niskayuna, NY, built one of the first magnetic resonance machines and peered inside a colleague’s head. The result was the world’s first MRI image of the human brain. “This was an exciting...

Size Matters In Capsule Endoscopy

July 7, 2014 9:42 am | by Coto Technology | News | Comments

No longer must men and women choose between the discomfort and humility of the physician's endoscope or risk the dangers of poor colorectal health. Advances in medical diagnostics and electronic miniaturization have led to the development...

Noninvasive Advanced Image Analysis Could Lead to Better Patient Care

July 7, 2014 9:00 am | by The Translational Genomics Research Institute | News | Comments

Lung cancer patients could receive more precise treatment, and their progress could be better tracked, using a new high-tech method of non-invasive medical imaging analysis, according to a study published today by the journal PLOS ONE. Genetic...

UTSA Research May Help Prevent Eye Injuries Among Soldiers

July 7, 2014 8:56 am | by K.C. Gonzalez, UTSA | News | Comments

Researchers at UTSA are discovering that the current protective eyewear used by our U.S. armed forces might not be adequate to protect soldiers exposed to explosive blasts. According to a recent study, ocular injuries now account for 13...

80% of Smartphone Users Interested in Interacting with Healthcare Providers via Device

July 2, 2014 3:53 pm | by FICO | News | Comments

A global survey by FICO, a leading predictive analytics and decision management software company, has revealed that 80 percent of people would like the option to use their smartphones to interact with healthcare providers. These organizations...

Tiny Submarines Make Cell Delivery

July 2, 2014 3:44 pm | by Marie Guma-Diaz, University of Miami | News | Comments

With the need for very small devices in therapeutic applications continuing to grow, demand for the development of nanoparticles that can transport and deliver drugs to target cells in the human body is reaching new heights. Recently, a team...

Seeing Your True Colors: Standards for Hyperspectral Imaging

July 2, 2014 3:35 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

Today, doctors who really want to see if a wound is healing have to do a biopsy or some other invasive technique that, besides injuring an already injured patient, can really only offer information about a small area. But a technology called...

Researchers Regrow Corneas from an Adult Human Stem Cell

July 2, 2014 3:17 pm | by Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary | News | Comments

Boston researchers have identified a way to enhance regrowth of human corneal tissue to restore vision, using a molecule known as ABCB5 that acts as a marker for hard-to-find limbal stem cells. This work, a collaboration between the...   

Implantable Ring Shows Promise for HIV Prevention

July 2, 2014 3:05 pm | by American Society for Microbiology | News | Comments

A novel intravaginal ring implanted with anti-retroviral drug tablets, or pods, demonstrated sustained and controlled drug release and safety over 28 days, according to a paper published ahead of print in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy...

Scientists Discover Teeth Protein Promises Bone Regeneration

July 2, 2014 2:57 pm | by Queen Mary, University of London | News | Comments

Patients suffering from osteoporosis or bone fractures might benefit from a new discovery of a protein that plays an important role in bone regeneration made by bioengineers at Queen Mary University of London. Normally found in the formation...

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