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The Pulse: Reading Minds with Google Glass and Walking with Toyota

July 23, 2014 3:11 pm | by Jonathan Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

This week on the Pulse, we’re using an open source app to read minds with Google Glass, using Toyota robots to help disabled people walk again, performing an endoscopy with a smartphone, and zinging around on a lightweight mobility chair...

New Knee Implant Saves the Ligaments

July 23, 2014 2:01 pm | by Houston Methodist | News | Comments

During a traditional total knee replacement, the surgeon must remove the “island” of bone to...

Microfluidics and Nanofluidics Research Address Global Challenges

July 23, 2014 1:49 pm | by John Freidah, Mechanical Engineering, MIT | News | Comments

Rohit Karnik, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at MIT, addresses real-world...

Detecting Concussion-Related Brain Disease in Its Earliest Stages

July 23, 2014 1:41 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Autopsies have shown that some high-profile athletes who suffered repeated blows to the head...

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Research Brings Us Nearer to Understanding How Neuro Cells Turn Cancerous

July 23, 2014 12:07 pm | by University of Plymouth | News | Comments

Scientists from the Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research in New York with the help of Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry have completed research which for the first time brings us nearer to understanding...

TIA Submits Digital Healthcare Comments to House Energy and Commerce Committee

July 23, 2014 12:03 pm | by Telecommunications Industry Association | News | Comments

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, submitted input  to the House Energy and Commerce Committee in response to its...

Unbreak My Heart

July 23, 2014 11:44 am | by Max-Planck-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

Researchers of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden report how they managed to capture detailed three-dimensional images of cardiac dynamics in zebrafish. The novel approach: They combine high-speed...

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Georgia Man Pleads Guilty to Faking Allergy Tests

July 23, 2014 11:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The owner of a laboratory near Atlanta has pleaded guilty to faking the results of patients' blood tests for food and environmental allergies. U.S. Attorney's Office spokesman Bob Page said 39-year-old Rashaan Jackson Garth pleaded guilty...

Genetic Mapping Triggers New Hope on Schizophrenia

July 23, 2014 11:20 am | by Seth Borenstein, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia, casting light on the mystery of what makes the disease tick. Such work could eventually point to new treatments, although they are many years away...

Dangers of Desert Dust: New Diagnostic Tool for Valley Fever

July 23, 2014 11:15 am | by Arizona State University | News | Comments

On July 5, 2011, a massive wall of dust blanketed Phoenix, creating an awesome spectacle – or stubborn nuisance, depending on your perspective. Dust storms are a common occurrence in the arid desert environments of the American Southwest...

Global IVD Market 2014-2018

July 23, 2014 10:40 am | by Research and Markets | News | Comments

IVDs are widely used to diagnose, monitor, and assess medical conditions, diseases, or infections usually in a controlled environment. IVD tests provide outcomes for earlier and more targeted treatment. These tests are minimally invasive...

Startup Launches Indiegogo Campaign to Encourage People to Re-think Ear Cleaning

July 23, 2014 10:31 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

The Oto-Tip, a non-abrasive spinning swab for cleaning ears better, currently has 29 days left in its Indiegogo campaign and has raised more than $9,500 of their $30,000 funding goal. The Oto-Tip has an automated flexible tip that moves in...

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'Heartless' Patient Discharged from Hospital

July 23, 2014 10:15 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

A central New York recipient of a SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart implant is home, discharged from University of Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital with the Freedom® portable driver to wait for a matching donor heart. Fontana, a...

Edwards' CEO Invited To Address Congress On Opportunities To Revitalize Medical Device Innovation

July 23, 2014 9:57 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring, announced that Edwards' Chairman and CEO Michael A. Mussallem today served as an expert panelist at the invitation of the United...

Occlutech Wins Invalidation of St Jude Patent

July 23, 2014 9:53 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Occlutech, a leading European developer of minimally invasive implants for therapy in structural heart disease, has announced that it has successfully obtained a ruling by the U.K. Patents Court in the High Court of Justice in London, that...

Teleflex Signs New Agreement with Amerinet for Surgical Instruments

July 23, 2014 9:51 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Teleflex Incorporated, a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, has announced a new agreement with Amerinet, a national healthcare solutions organization, for a comprehensive range of surgical instruments...

InformationWeek Finds 10 Healthcare-Friendly Robots

July 23, 2014 9:49 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

When it comes to welcoming our new robot overlords, InformationWeek editor David Wagner is ready to roll out the red carpet. Healthcare is one of the major reasons to welcome an influx of HAL 9000-like robots into our human sphere. With...

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Singulex Highlights Development Progress with Ultrasensitive Sgx Clarity System

July 23, 2014 9:11 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Singulex, Inc., the developer and leading provider of Single Molecule Counting (SMC) technology for clinical diagnostics and scientific discovery, today outlined development progress toward commercializing, as early as 2016, an ultrasensitive...

A Curriculum for Medical Device Progress

July 22, 2014 3:44 pm | by Francis Kalush, Ph.D., senior science advisor, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA | Blogs | Comments

Horace, the greatest Roman poet of antiquity, spoke of the need to “seek for truth in the groves of Academe” — and in the last four years, my colleagues in FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) and I took his advice. In...

Why Remote-Controlled Birth Control Will Be the Next Big Thing

July 22, 2014 3:31 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor, ECN | Blogs | Comments

In the midst of the Hobby Lobby court case decision and other conversations about birth control, there has been an announcement about an advancement in contraceptive technology. This is a pretty unique technology that would allow the woman...

Instrument Enables High-Speed Chemical Imaging of Tissues

July 22, 2014 12:15 pm | by NIST Tech Beat | News | Comments

A research team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), working with the Cleveland Clinic, has demonstrated a dramatically improved technique for analyzing biological cells and tissues based on characteristic molecular...

Fly-Inspired Sound Detector

July 22, 2014 11:25 am | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | News | Comments

Even within a phylum so full of mean little creatures, the yellow-colored Ormia ochracea fly is distinguished among other arthropods for its cruelty -- at least to crickets. Native to the southeastern U.S. states and Central America, the fly...

Catheter Procedure for Deep Vein Thrombosis Therapies Presents More Bleeding Risks

July 22, 2014 10:44 am | by Temple University Health System | News | Comments

Patients who have a clot in their legs and are considering whether to be treated with traditional blood-thinning medication or undergo a minimally-invasive catheter-based clot removal procedure should feel comfortable that there is no difference...

Biomedical Engineering Professor Presents at International Bioprinting Congress

July 22, 2014 10:21 am | by Louisiana Tech University | News | Comments

Dr. Mark DeCoster, the James E. Wyche III Endowed Professor in Biomedical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University, will present as an invited speaker at the International Bioprinting Congress, July 24-25 at the Biopolis Research and Development...

Researchers Develop High-Precision Software for Diagnosing Eye Sensitivity

July 22, 2014 9:56 am | by Asociación RUVID | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Alicante have developed high-precision software for diagnosing eye sensitivity. This is a new technology that allows to quantify the degree of opacity in the posterior capsule of the eye caused by the growth...

Low Strength Brain Stimulation May Be Effective for Depression

July 22, 2014 9:49 am | by Elsevier | News | Comments

Brain stimulation treatments, like electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), are often effective for the treatment of depression. Like antidepressant medications, however, they typically have a delayed...

Boston Scientific Launches POLARIS Imaging System

July 22, 2014 9:33 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation has initiated full commercial launch of the new POLARIS Imaging System. This system will support the Boston Scientific family of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) catheters, including coronary, peripheral and intra...

Telemedicine Effective in Delivering International Cardiac Care

July 22, 2014 9:23 am | by Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC | News | Comments

After studying more than 1,000 pediatric consultations offered in Latin America through telemedicine, researchers at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC found that physicians in those countries were highly satisfied with Children’s...

Two UL Battery Safety Standards Are Now FDA Recognized Consensus Standards for Medical Devices

July 22, 2014 9:18 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recognized two UL battery safety standards as consensus standards for medical devices incorporating lithium...

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