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Scientists Successfully Generate Human Platelets

July 21, 2014 9:14 am | by Brigham and Women's Hospital | News | Comments

Scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed a scalable, next-generation platelet bioreactor to generate fully functional human platelets in vitro. The work is a major biomedical advancement that will help address blood transfusion needs worldwide...

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FDA Expands Clearance Of BioSphere Putty For Spine Indications

July 18, 2014 11:54 am | News | Comments

Synergy Biomedical, LLC, a developer of novel biomaterial products, has announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration to market BioSphere Putty as a bone graft extender for use in the posterolateral spine.

KARL STORZ Launches New Analytics Tool

July 18, 2014 11:49 am | News | Comments

KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America is pleased to announce its release of a new solution to enhance OR workflow, efficiency and collaboration.                   

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Traditional Surgical Procedures Still Most Common

July 18, 2014 11:46 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Many U.S. hospitals still perform traditional surgery, over minimally invasive procedures, according to Johns Hopkins University researchers.                   

Scientists Try To Create Biological Pacemaker

July 18, 2014 11:41 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

No batteries required: Scientists are creating a biological pacemaker by injecting a gene into the hearts of sick pigs that changed ordinary cardiac cells into a special kind that induces a steady heartbeat...       

New Lawsuits Filed In The Stryker Hip Replacement Recall Litigation

July 17, 2014 11:42 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Wendy Fleishman and Lexi Hazam, of the national plaintiffs' law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, has announced that over the past month 20 hip replacement patients represented by Lieff Cabraser have filed personal injury lawsuits against Stryker Orthopaedics.

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Robot-Assisted Surgery Controls Prostate Cancer For Ten Years

July 16, 2014 3:46 pm | by Henry Ford Health System | News | Comments

Robot-assisted surgery to remove cancerous prostate glands is effective in controlling the disease for 10 years, according to a new study led by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital...                    

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New Research Leads to New Tests and Targeted Treatments for Crohn's Disease

July 16, 2014 1:16 pm | by Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America | News | Comments

Specific types of bacteria and accompanying gene expression patterns in the small intestine affect the development and progression of inflammatory bowel (IBD) diseases in children...                    

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It’s Very Difficult To Assess A Doctor’s True Skill Or Performance

July 16, 2014 11:41 am | by Robert Pearl, Md | Blogs | Comments

I often start by asking participants to raise their hands if they receive excellent healthcare. Each time I ask, about 90% of the hands in the room shoot up. But all the hands come down when I ask, “How do you know?”...         

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Doctors Must Discuss The Cost Of Care With Their Patients

July 16, 2014 11:36 am | by Peter Ubel, MD | Blogs | Comments

Dr. Peter Ubel has been writing a bit lately on the need for healthcare providers to talk with their patients about healthcare costs, if for no other reason than to enable patients to determine whether they can afford to pay for the healthcare that their doctors are recommending them to receive...

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Healthcare Reform Champions Kit

July 16, 2014 11:17 am | by PDI | Pdi-Professional Disposables International | Product Releases | Comments

PDI recently released its new Healthcare Reform Champions Kit. This kit is a digital educational tool designed to explain key components of the recent Healthcare Reform legislation.

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New Hope For Treatment Of Alzheimer's Disease

July 16, 2014 11:00 am | by Douglas Mental Health University Institute | News | Comments

A new discovery by Judes Poirier and his team at Douglas Mental Health Institute and McGill University in Montreal (Canada) opens new avenues for treatment against this devastating disease...               

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Teen Part Of Revolutionary New Brain Surgery

July 16, 2014 10:36 am | by WPBF ABC News | Videos | Comments

There's a revolutionary new procedure and approach to brain surgery that only one hundred doctors in the United States have been trained to perform...                             

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Protein's 'Hands' Enable Bacteria To Establish Infection

July 16, 2014 10:02 am | by Kansas State University | News | Comments

When it comes to infecting humans and animals, bacteria need a helping hand. Kansas State University biochemists have found the helping hand: groups of tiny protein loops on the surface of cells...              

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Four Lessons For Effective, Efficient Research In Healthcare Settings

July 16, 2014 9:58 am | by University of Colorado Denver | News | Comments

Thousands of studies take place every year in healthcare settings. A report published recently in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine describes how to do many of these studies more rapidly...              

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