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Combining behavioral and physiologic measures depicts gradual process of falling asleep, may help diagnose sleep disorders
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have developed a system to accurately track the dynamic process of falling asleep, something has not been possible with existing techniques. (Medical News Today)

Reducing scarring in damaged blood vessels
When blood vessels are damaged through surgery, it can trigger an endless cycle of scarring and repair. (Medical News Today)

Yellow fever research breakthrough could lead to better treatment
By examining how macaque monkeys react to the yellow fever virus, researchers have discovered white blood cell changes that could lead to earlier diagnosis and better treatment. (Medical News Today)

Data presented at VEITH Symposium show 30% increase in one-year success rates for vascular bypass surgery, and dramatic reduction in amputations
Vascular Flow Technologies have presented study results at the 41st Annual VEITH Symposium on Vascular and Endovascular Issues in New York, showing a 30% increase in one-year success for... (Medical News Today)

Key protein decrypted: scientists develop 3D model of regulator protein Bax
Scientists at Freie Universität Berlin, the University of Tubingen, and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) provide a new 3D model of the protein Bax, a key regulator of cell... (Medical News Today)

Next generation biomarker detects tumour cells and delivers anti-cancer drugs
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has invented a unique biomarker with two exceptional functions.First, it lights up when it detects tumour cells to allow scientists to take a better look. (Medical News Today)

3-D printed model of heart used by surgeons to treat patients with disorders
An experimental 3-dimensional printed model of the heart may help surgeons treat patients born with complicated heart disorders, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's... (Medical News Today)

Cheaper tools and diagnostics possible with paper electronics
Flexible electronic sensors based on paper -- an inexpensive material -- have the potential to some day cut the price of a wide range of medical tools, from helpful robots to diagnostic tests. (Medical News Today)

Advances in pediatric cardiology highlighted at 2014 AHA Scientific Sessions
Physician-researchers from the Cardiac Center at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) presented new findings on pediatric cardiovascular disease at the American Heart Association's... (Medical News Today)

New technology could 'light up' cancer cells during surgery and improve cancer surgery outcomes: First human clinical trials underway
On Target Laboratories LLCand Purdue University are clinically investigating optical imaging technology that could "light up" cancer cells and help surgeons remove more cancerous tissue than... (Medical News Today)

Ticagrelor halves risks of stents blocking with blood clots
Treating heart attack patients with ticagrelor reduces the risk of stents blocking with blood clots according to a ground breaking new study conducted by researchers from the University of Sheffield. (Medical News Today)

New potential target coating for drug-eluting stents identified by big data study
A new study has identified an FDA approved cancer drug, crizotinib, as a possible new coating for drug-eluting stents. (Medical News Today)

Macular degeneration may respond to new laser therapy
A new study shows how a new type of laser treatment reduces some of the vision loss changes caused by age-related macular degeneration (AMD) without damaging the retina. (Medical News Today)

Data show Vectra DA is better predictor of joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis patients
Crescendo Bioscience, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Myriad Genetics, Inc., has presented new data that showed Vectra® DA is a better predictor of radiographic progression over two years than... (Medical News Today)

Study examines patients' perspectives on deactivation of implantable cardioverter defibrillators during end-of-life care
Most patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs)--small devices placed in a person's chest to help treat irregular heartbeats with electrical pulses, or shocks--haven't thought about... (Medical News Today)

NanoFlares light up individual cells if breast cancer biomarker is present
Metastasis is bad news for cancer patients. Northwestern University scientists now have demonstrated a simple but powerful tool that can detect live cancer cells in the bloodstream, potentially long... (Medical News Today)

Surgeons use 3D printed model of heart to treat patients with disorders
An experimental 3-dimensional printed model of the heart may help surgeons treat patients born with complicated heart disorders, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's... (Medical News Today)

Do wearable baby monitors offer parents real peace of mind?
Wearable devices for infants offer to give parents peace of mind, but are they being lulled into a false sense of security, asks an article in The BMJ? (Medical News Today)

Studies show cardiac resynchronization therapy extends life, reduces hospital readmissions
Medtronic, Inc. has announced new data supporting the clinical and economic value of its cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices for the treatment of heart failure, including a significant... (Medical News Today)

Brain cells responsible for memory mapped by state-of-the-art integrated imaging system
Scientists from Kyoto University's Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) in Japan have developed an advanced imaging system to identify cells responsible for storing memory within a... (Medical News Today)

Heart failure patients and their families helped to reduce salt intake with electronic monitoring device
Using an electronic monitoring device may help heart failure patients and their families stick to a low-salt diet, according to research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific... (Medical News Today)

New technology can detect bacterial invaders with unprecedented speed, sensitivity
A new bloodstream infection test created by UC Irvine researchers can speed up diagnosis times with unprecedented accuracy, allowing physicians to treat patients with potentially deadly ailments more... (Medical News Today)

Study reveals significant heart rhythm disorders occurring in patients undergoing hemodialysis
Medtronic, Inc. has revealed the results of a new study which found that atrial fibrillation (AF) and bradycardia-two common heart rhythm disorders-occurred at higher than expected, and clinically... (Medical News Today)

Findings do not support routine screening of patients with diabetes for coronary artery disease with CT angiography
Joseph B. Muhlestein, M.D., of the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute, Murray, Utah, and colleagues examined whether screening patients with diabetes deemed to be at high cardiac risk... (Medical News Today)

Receptors for targeted cancer therapy identified by new imaging technique
Dartmouth researchers have developed a fluorescence imaging technique that can more accurately identify receptors for targeted cancer therapies without a tissue biopsy. (Medical News Today)

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