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Health News - Medical Devices

Virtual patients come alive in new simulation lab at University of Houston
This fall, University of Houston (UH) optometry students began hands-on training in a first-of-its-kind simulation lab that offers them 24/7 access to virtual patients. (Medical News Today)

iPhones for eye health: Capturing ocular images in difficult-to-photograph patients
Smartphone technology is a widely available resource which may also be a portable and effective tool for imaging the inside of the eye, according to results of a study released today at AAO 2014... (Medical News Today)

The digital age of medicine: cadavers still best choice for learning anatomy
Researchers find that students learn college anatomy significantly better through the traditional use of human cadavers, compared with using computer-simulated methods. (Medical News Today)

Surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital save a newborn's life with the support of 3-D printing
A team of surgeons at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital saved the life of a one-week-old baby with the aid of a 3-D printed model of the child's heart. (Medical News Today)

Tuning light to kill deep cancer tumors
An international group of scientists led by Gang Han, PhD, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, has combined a new type of nanoparticle with an FDA-approved photodynamic therapy to... (Medical News Today)

Study: simple and strong predictor of diabetes risk found
McMaster University researchers have discovered a simple way to predict an adult's future risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. (Medical News Today)

CDC develops a new, faster lab test for enterovirus D68
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed and started using a new, faster lab test for detecting enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) in specimens from people in the United States with... (Medical News Today)

FDA permits marketing of urinary prosthesis device for women
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has allowed marketing of the inFlow Intraurethral Valve-Pump, a replaceable urinary prosthesis for use in female adults who cannot contract the muscles... (Medical News Today)

Early detection window when pancreatic cancer is in the family
Pancreatic cancer likely takes between 10 and 20 years to develop, providing the potential for a very "broad window" of intervention if detected early, which may be possible for people who inherit... (Medical News Today)

'Smart bandage' wireless remote monitor demonstrates promise of digital healthcare in NHS hospital
Isansys Lifecare Ltd, the provider of complete real-time physiological patient data services and systems, announces the results of a pilot collaborative study, with UCL Hepatology and supported by... (Medical News Today)

Microrobots armed with new force-sensing system to probe cells
Inexpensive microrobots capable of probing and manipulating individual cells and tissue for biological research and medical applications are closer to reality with the design of a system that... (Medical News Today)

Nanodevices for clinical diagnostic with potential for the international market
In order to obtain accurate and immediate diagnosis, a group of researchers in the area of Nano-Optics at the Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education of Ensenada, Baja California... (Medical News Today)

Drive-through diagnostics - making diagnosis more accurate and less expensive
Research from the University of Limerick has unlocked a major scientific challenge which has exciting potential for point of care medical tests. (Medical News Today)

Paving the way for a fructose tolerance test - new study finds that the hormone FGF21 is stimulated by fructose ingestion
Increased consumption of table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup has been linked to rising rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes in the United States and throughout the world. (Medical News Today)

Researchers move closer to origins of pancreatic cancer
A recent study aims to understand further what factors contribute to the development of pancreatic cancer, with a view to identifying individuals at an increased risk. (Medical News Today)

BIOTRONIK to offer new treatment options in France with release of Orsiro drug-eluting stent
BIOTRONIK, a leading manufacturer of cardiovascular medical technology, today announced the market release of Orsiro, the industry's first hybrid Drug-Eluting Stent (DES) combining an active... (Medical News Today)

Researchers find RNA molecules in urine and tissue that detect prostate cancer
Researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have identified a set of RNA molecules that are detectable in tissue samples and urine of prostate cancer patients but not in normal... (Medical News Today)

Fast and simple diagnostic test solution specific to the 2014 Ebola outbreak developed
High-tech British company Primerdesign Ltd, a spin-off company from the University of Southampton, has developed a fast and simple diagnostic test solution specific to the 2014 Ebola outbreak. (Medical News Today)

FDA approves first drug-coated angioplasty balloon catheter to treat vascular disease
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Lutonix 035 Drug Coated Balloon Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty Catheter (Lutonix DCB). (Medical News Today)

FDA approves a new ultrasound imaging agent
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Lumason (sulfur hexafluoride lipid microsphere) for patients whose ultrasound image of the heart (echocardiograms) are hard to see with ultrasound... (Medical News Today)

Bioinspired coating for medical devices repels blood and bacteria
From joint replacements to cardiac implants and dialysis machines, medical devices enhance or save lives on a daily basis. (Medical News Today)

Metamark announces nationwide availability of ProMark™ prostate cancer test, first-of-its-kind protein-based prognostic test
Metamark has announced the nationwide availability of ProMark™, the first-of-its-kind protein-based biopsy test designed to improve the accuracy of prognosis for men diagnosed with prostate... (Medical News Today)

New technique yields fast results in drug, biomedical testing
A new technique makes it possible to quickly detect the presence of drugs or to monitor certain medical conditions using only a single drop of blood or urine, representing a potential tool for... (Medical News Today)

Dissolvable silicon circuits and sensors
Electronic devices that dissolve completely in water, leaving behind only harmless end products, are part of a rapidly emerging class of technology pioneered by researchers at the University of... (Medical News Today)

Covidien announces U.S. food and drug administration 510(k) clearance for Nellcor™ Portable SpO2 patient monitoring system
Covidien plc has announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for the Nellcor™ Portable SpO2 Patient Monitoring System (PM10N). (Medical News Today)

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