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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.                   

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...       

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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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States Told To Find Way To Clear Medicaid Backlog

July 15, 2014 10:09 am | by Judy Lin, Associated Press | Comments

A half-dozen states with backlogs for Medicaid enrollees were facing a federal deadline Monday to create plans for getting those low-income residents enrolled in health coverage...                     

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