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Corning Unveils World's First Antimicrobial Cover Glass

January 6, 2014 11:04 am | by Corning | News | Comments

Corning Incorporated today unveils Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass at the International Consumer Electronics Show. It is the first EPA-registered antimicrobial cover glass. The glass is formulated with an antibacterial agent, ionic... 

Vitamin E May Slow Alzheimer's Disease Progression

January 2, 2014 10:12 am | by Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

Researchers say vitamin E might slow the progression of mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease — the first time any treatment has been shown to alter the course of dementia at that stage. In a study of more than 600 older veterans, high doses...

NIH to Fund Research Workforce Diversity Program

December 31, 2013 10:44 am | by National Institutes of Health | News | Comments

The National Institutes of Health is releasing three new funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) to develop approaches to engage researchers, especially from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical sciences, and prepare them to thrive...


Cadet-Designed System Aids Stroke Victim Recovery

December 31, 2013 10:20 am | by Amy Gillentine, U.S. Air Force | News | Comments

An entrepreneurial collaboration between the Air Force Academy and Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is creating a device to help patients recover their full range of motion after suffering a stroke or injury. The project - called Neumimic...

Are Concussions Related to Alzheimer's Disease?

December 27, 2013 9:31 am | by American Academy of Neurology | News | Comments

A new study suggests that a history of concussion involving at least a momentary loss of consciousness may be related to the buildup of Alzheimer's-associated plaques in the brain. The research is published in the December 26, 2013, online...

Game-Based Virtual Reality Training Promotes Brain Reorganization After Stroke

December 26, 2013 9:09 am | by Neural Regeneration Research | News | Comments

The Kinect-based virtual reality system for the Xbox 360 enables users to control and interact with the game console without the need to touch a game controller, and provides rehabilitation training for stroke patients with lower limb...   

Revised Autism Screening Tool Offers More Precise Assessment

December 24, 2013 12:54 pm | by NIH | News | Comments

An updated screening tool that physicians administer to parents to help determine if a very young child has autism has been shown to be much more accurate than earlier versions at identifying children who could benefit from further evaluation...

Study Finds Axon Regeneration After Schwann Cell Graft to Injured Spinal Cord

December 24, 2013 12:12 pm | by Cell Transplantation Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair | News | Comments

A study carried out at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine for "The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis" has found that transplanting self-donated Schwann cells (SCs, the principal ensheathing cells of the nervous system) that...


X2 Biosystems seeks $5 million for concussion patch

December 24, 2013 10:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

X2 Biosystems is looking to bring in $5 million in a new funding round. The Seattle-based medical device company is offering debt and options in this round. The company has yet to attract investors, according to a regulatory filing.   

Synapse Biomedical lands $2M

December 23, 2013 11:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Synapse Biomedical said it landed $2.4 million in funding from the Ohio Third Frontier Commission for the next generation of its NeuRx technology. The NeuRx device is designed to provide electrical stimulation to the muscles and nerves of...

$25 Million Funding for Next Generation 3D Bio-Systems

December 23, 2013 9:27 am | by University of Wollongong | News | Comments

Important new functional 3D devices including soft robotic limbs and solar fuel devices will be developed in a new world center for 3D Electromaterials based at the University of Wollongong. The ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials...

$3.5M Awarded for Commercialization of Medical Devices for Children

December 23, 2013 9:09 am | by Georgia Tech | News | Comments

The Atlantic Pediatric Device Consortium (APDC) has been awarded $3.5 million over five years by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to assist scientists, clinicians and entrepreneurs in bringing medical devices for children to the market...

Concussion Tests’ Marketing Outpaces Scientific Evidence

December 20, 2013 11:39 am | by The University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

Computerized neurocognitive testing for concussions is widely used in amateur and professional sports, but little research over the past decade proves its effectiveness, a paper published this month in the journal Neuropsychology Review...


BioTime Reports Isolation of Novel Brain-Associated Cells From Human Embryonic Stem Cells

December 20, 2013 9:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

BioTime, Inc., a biotechnology company that develops and markets products in the field of regenerative medicine reported today the publication of a peer-reviewed scientific paper on the successful generation of human cells with markers of...

MRI Method for Measuring MS Progression Validated

December 19, 2013 3:36 pm | by University of Western Ontario | News | Comments

New imaging research from Western University (London, Canada) has demonstrated that a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) approach called quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) can be an important tool for diagnosing and tracking the progression...

World's First Implant After FDA Approval for Groundbreaking Epilepsy Treatment

December 19, 2013 12:39 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

On Dec. 18, Keck Medicine of USC became the world's first medical center to implant a responsive brain device newly approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat epilepsy, with potential to help millions of people worldwide...

Greatbatch submits PMA for spinal cord stim

December 19, 2013 9:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Greatbatch this week filed a pre-market approval application with the FDA for its spinal cord neuromodulation system. The neuromodulation system comes from the Frisco, Texas-based company's subsidiary, QiG Group, which hopes to win indication...

Reverse Medical Announces CE Mark for BARREL Vascular Reconstruction Device for the Treatment of Intracranial Bifurcation Aneurysms

December 19, 2013 6:15 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Reverse Medical Corporation today announced CE Mark approval for European commercialization of their BARREL ® Vascular Reconstruction Device (VRD) and the first European clinical case. The BARREL ® Vascular Reconstruction Device is intended...

Polymer Coatings Based on Molecular Structures

December 18, 2013 4:05 pm | by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A novel method developed by researchers from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Jacobs University Bremen enables manufacturing of polymer layers with tailor-made properties and multiple functions: A stable porous gel (SURGEL)...   

Health regulators open $40M in BRAIN funding for 2014

December 18, 2013 1:53 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The National Institutes of Health this week opened the 1st funding opportunities associated with the BRAIN Initiative, looking initially to spur research and development in basic brain sciences. Healthcare regulators released $40 million in...

RapidFIRE: Squishy Skulls for Simulating Brain Surgery

December 18, 2013 10:32 am | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

Researchers at the University of Malaya, in Malaysia, have developed a unique, multi-material model to help train and better the practice of novice neurosurgeons. With two components, the 3D-printed skull gives trainees...    

ISO/IEEE Personal Health Device Profiles Help Make Seamless Communication a Reality

December 17, 2013 2:59 pm | by Dr. Malcolm Clarke, IEEE 11073 PHD Working Group | Articles | Comments

Successful end-to-end data systems are typically comprised of a collection of dovetailing technologies managed by a comprehensive set of global standards that make interoperability possible at the product level. The strict regulations, rigorous...

FDA OKs eNeura's novel migraine pain treatment stim

December 17, 2013 9:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Medtech maker eNeura Therapeutics won FDA clearance to market its 1st-of-its-kind Cerena transcranial magnetic stimulator, landing regulatory approval through the agency's less-stringent de novo premarket review pathway. The Cerena TMS is...

Study Breaks Blood-Brain Barriers to Understanding Alzheimer’s

December 16, 2013 11:51 am | by NIH | News | Comments

A study in mice shows how a breakdown of the brain’s blood vessels may amplify or cause problems associated with Alzheimer’s disease. The results published in Nature Communications suggest that blood vessel cells called pericytes may provide...

NIH and NFL Tackle Concussion Research

December 16, 2013 11:47 am | by NIH | News | Comments

The National Institutes of Health has selected eight projects to receive support to answer some of the most fundamental problems on traumatic brain injury, including understanding long-term effects of repeated head injuries and improving...

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