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Orbis Launches Seventh Flying Eye Hospital Program In Mongolia

July 21, 2014 | by Orbis | Comments

The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital is visiting Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia for the seventh time to conduct an intensive and comprehensive training and skills exchange program aimed at strengthening ophthalmic services in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia...          

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New Technique Uses 'Simulated' Human Heart To Screen Drugs

July 21, 2014 10:23 am | by Coventry University | Comments

A Coventry University scientist has developed a pioneering new way – using samples of beating heart tissue – to test the effect of drugs on the heart without using human or animal trials...                 

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FDA Expands Clearance Of BioSphere Putty For Spine Indications

July 18, 2014 11:54 am | 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 | 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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Scientists Try To Create Biological Pacemaker

July 18, 2014 11:41 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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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New Hope For Treatment Of Alzheimer's Disease

July 16, 2014 11:00 am | by Douglas Mental Health University Institute | 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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Protein's 'Hands' Enable Bacteria To Establish Infection

July 16, 2014 10:02 am | by Kansas State University | 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 | 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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Nanoparticle Could Improve MRI Scanning For Cancer Diagnosis

July 16, 2014 9:52 am | by Imperial College London | Comments

Scientists have designed a new self-assembling nanoparticle, which boosts the effectiveness of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanning for diagnostics by specifically seeking out receptors that are found in cancerous cells...      

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Live Kidney Donors Face 'Pointless' Insurance Troubles

July 16, 2014 9:20 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | Comments

Healthy living kidney donors often face pointless post-donation hurdles when seeking or changing health or life insurance, according to results of a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers...                   

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New Statement On PEG Feeding Tubes In Children

July 16, 2014 9:17 am | by Wolters Kluwer Health | Comments

Placement of a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube has become an essential technique for children and young people with a wide range of problems with feeding and nutrition...                    

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History Of Stroke Increase Risks Of Adverse Outcomes After Surgery

July 16, 2014 9:10 am | by The JAMA Network Journals | Comments

In an analysis that included more than 480,000 patients who underwent elective noncardiac surgery, a history of stroke was associated with an increased risk of major adverse cardiovascular events and death...            

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Researchers Identify Disease That May Have Plagued 700-Year-Old Skeleton

July 15, 2014 10:14 am | by American Society for Microbiology | Comments

European researchers have recovered a genome of the bacterium Brucella melitensis from a 700-year-old skeleton found in the ruins of a Medieval Italian village...                         

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