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Self-Powered Medical Monitoring Devices: Harnessing Free Ambient Energy

March 19, 2014 3:58 pm | by Niranjan Pathare, Sr. Market Development Manager — Battery Management Solutions, Texas Instruments Inc. | Texas Instruments Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Advances in semiconductor design have opened up the possibility of self-powered medical devices in the near future. Typical use cases would be for personal fitness or medical heath monitoring. A self-powered device would be able to energize...

Making Diagnostic Imaging Possible for Patients with Cardiac Implants

March 19, 2014 12:31 pm | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center is on the forefront of making diagnostic imaging possible for patients with cardiac implants. Electrophysiologist Eric D. Good, D.O., has implanted the state’s first patient with... 

Small Step Toward Growing Tissue in the Lab

March 19, 2014 10:57 am | by University of Adelaide | News | Comments

University of Adelaide mathematicians have devised a method for identifying how cell clusters have formed by analyzing an image of the cluster. Published in the Journal of Theoretical Biology, their mathematical modelling tool will be useful...

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Toward 'Vanishing' Electronics and Unlocking Nanomaterials' Power Potential

March 18, 2014 10:54 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Brain sensors and electronic tags that dissolve. Boosting the potential of renewable energy sources. These are examples of the latest research from two pioneering scientists selected as this year's Kavli lecturers at the 247th National... 

3D Printed Devices Save Baby’s Life

March 18, 2014 10:18 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

In his 18 months of life, Garrett Peterson has never gone home, spending his days in hospital beds tethered to ventilators that even at the highest settings couldn't prevent his breathing from periodically stopping. His condition was so tenuous...

Photos of the Day: 3D Printing Life Saving Tech

March 18, 2014 10:18 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

Garrett (the patient) is just the second person whose life was saved with a new, bioresorbable device developed at the University of Michigan by Glenn Green, M.D., associate professor of pediatric otolaryngology and Scott Hollister, Ph.D...

CeloNova’s Coronary Stent System Could Mean Faster Healing of Arteries

March 18, 2014 8:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CeloNova BioSciences, Inc., today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval to start an investigative device exemption (IDE) trial for its novel coronary stent system – the Cobra PzF™ coronary stent...

European Post-Approval Trial for St. Jude's Leadless Pacemaker Begins

March 18, 2014 8:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company, today announced the first enrollments in the company’s LEADLESS Pacemaker Observational Study evaluating the Nanostim™ leadless pacing technology. The Nanostim pacemaker received CE...

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Deep Brain Stimulation Devices Market for Parkinson's disease Expected to Reach USD 9.4 Billion Globally in 2019

March 18, 2014 7:28 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Deep Brain Stimulation Devices Market for Parkinson's Disease (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Latin America)- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth...

All-Metal Hip Implant Recipients Strongly Encouraged to Receive MRI

March 17, 2014 3:11 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

The US Drug Watchdog is urging anyone who has received a DePuy Pinnacle all metal hip implant to contact their toll-free number 866-714-6466 as soon as possible. As the group would like to explain recipients of this type of hip implant...

Stopping Bleeding Faster: Market for Hemostatic Agents Drives Quest for Innovation

March 17, 2014 2:58 pm | by Arch Therapeutics Inc. | News | Comments

The world of medicine is a bloody place, with surgical and trauma patients at significant risk for morbidity and mortality from bleeding and/or leaking body fluids. Approximately 114 million surgical and procedure-based wounds are now made...

Harnessing Everyday Motion to Power Mobile Devices

March 17, 2014 10:59 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Imagine powering your cell phone by simply walking around your office or rubbing it with the palm of your hand. Rather than plugging it into the wall, you become the power source. Researchers at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition...

Photos of the Day: Body-Powered Devices

March 17, 2014 10:57 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Zhong Lin Wang, Ph.D., and his team have set out to transform the way we look at mechanical energy. Conventional energy sources have so far relied on century-old science that requires scattered, costly power plants and a grid to distribute...

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Most Charnley Total Hip Replacements Viable After 35 Years

March 14, 2014 12:03 pm | by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons | News | Comments

In a new study presented today at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), researchers sought to evaluate the clinical, radiographic and functional outcomes of a Charnley total hip replacement (THR)...

Researchers Write Languages to Design Synthetic Living Systems

March 14, 2014 12:00 pm | by Emily Kale, Virginia Tech | News | Comments

Researchers at Virginia Tech and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have used a computer-aided design tool to create genetic languages to guide the design of biological systems. Known as GenoCAD, the open-source software was...   

Boston Scientific Announces CE Mark Approval and First Implants of Ingevity MRI Pacing Leads

March 14, 2014 10:35 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation announces CE Mark approval and European market launch of the INGEVITY family of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compatible pacing leads. Pacing leads are insulated wires that connect an implantable pacemaker...

Smaller, Smarter Cardiac Monitoring

March 14, 2014 10:00 am | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center is one of the nation’s first hospitals to use the Medtronic Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) System, the smallest implantable cardiac monitoring device available. Smaller...

Photos of the Day: Worldwide Spending on Healthcare (Infographic)

March 13, 2014 10:42 am | by Emergo Group | News | Comments

The charts show the total global spending on healthcare in 2011 according to data compiled by the World Health Organization. They also show the growth in healthcare spending from 2001 to 2011 and in the regional share major economies in the...

Boston Scientific Receives CE Mark Approval for REBEL Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System

March 12, 2014 7:33 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Continuing to advance leading stent technology, Boston Scientific Corporation has received CE Mark approval for the REBEL Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System, the company's latest generation bare metal stent for the treatment of coronary...

The Pulse: Growing Stem Cells on a Chia Pet

March 12, 2014 4:39 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

This week on The Pulse, we’re making heart models for fewer recalls, taking vital signs with an iPhone, tracking activities with Moov, and finding a new way to grow stem cells ...             

3D-Printed Bone & Tissue Scaffolds

March 12, 2014 3:20 pm | by Paul Kovach, University of Pittsburgh | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering and McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine (MIRM) are proposing that if 3D printers, or additive manufacturing, can produce ...      

Infection Leading Cause of Failed Prosthetic Knee Joints

March 12, 2014 3:04 pm | by Kristina Goel, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons | News | Comments

The number of total knee replacement (TKR) procedures continues to climb, as does the number of revision total knee replacement (RTKR) surgeries. Researchers used the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) to evaluate the cause of ...   

Surface Characteristics Influence Cellular Growth on Semiconductor Material

March 12, 2014 2:59 pm | by Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Changing the texture and surface characteristics of a semiconductor material at the nanoscale can influence the way that neural cells grow on the material. The finding stems from ...          

Smith & Nephew DYONICS PLAN Brings First-of-Its-Kind, Individualized Surgical Planning to Hip Arthroscopy

March 12, 2014 10:34 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Smith & Nephew, the global medical technology business, will launch its DYONICS PLAN Hip Impingement Planning System at this week's American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting in New Orleans. Unlike standard imaging...

First Human Totally Endoscopic Aortic Valve Replacements Reported

March 12, 2014 9:56 am | by Nicole Baritot, American Association for Thoracic Surgery | News | Comments

Surgeons in France have successfully replaced the aortic valve in two patients without opening the chest during surgery. The procedure, using totally endoscopic aortic valve replacement (TEAVR), shows potential for improving quality of life of ...

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