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Health News - Medical Devices

New noninvasive treatment enables paralyzed men to move again
A new noninvasive treatment has successfully restored voluntary leg movement in paralyzed patients for the first time by delivering electrical stimulation to the spinal cord. (Medical News Today)

NeuWave Medical Inc., receives FDA clearance for ablation confirmation software
NeuWave Medical® Inc., a privately held medical device company focused on developing disruptive technology for use in the ablation of soft-tissue lesions has received FDA clearance for its new... (Medical News Today)

Study identifies delays in lung cancer treatment due to missed diagnostic testing
Many patients with suspected lung cancer are missing diagnostic tests, which is leading to delays in treatment for the condition, according to new research. (Medical News Today)

Take a trip through the brain
A new imaging tool developed by Boston scientists could do for the brain what the telescope did for space exploration. (Medical News Today)

Blood test predicts prognosis for traumatic brain injuries
A new blood test could help emergency room doctors quickly diagnose traumatic brain injury and determine its severity. (Medical News Today)

Real-time imaging of lung lesions during surgery helps localize tumors and improve precision
More than 80,000 people undergo resection of a pulmonary tumor each year, and currently the only method to determine if the tumor is malignant is histologic analysis. (Medical News Today)

Colonoscopies of the future: Adjustable-focus endoscope helps to reduce discomfort
Prototype solid, tunable lens system developed in Singapore is more compact and still durableColonoscopy is a safe and effective medical procedure that's proven to saves lives. (Medical News Today)

Intracellular microlasers could allow precise labeling of a trillion individual cells
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have induced structures incorporated within individual cells to produce laser light. (Medical News Today)

Drone transport 'does not affect blood samples'
A study that tested the use of drones to carry blood samples to a lab at another location finds up to 40 minutes of travel does not affect results of routine and common tests. (Medical News Today)

New 3-D human skin models could replace animal testing to assess dermal sensitivity to medical device
New research shows that exposing a 3D human skin tissue model to extracts of medical device materials can detect the presence of sensitizers known to cause an allergic response on contact in some... (Medical News Today)

Chlamydia screening 'easier and cheaper' with new DNA smartphone test
A new smartphone DNA test could offer a simpler and cheaper - though equally as accurate - alternative to current chlamydia screening techniques, according to a new study. (Medical News Today)

FDA approves non-surgical temporary balloon device to treat obesity
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new balloon device to treat obesity without the need for invasive surgery. (Medical News Today)

Flexible future of point-of-care disease diagnostic
The world-wide deployment of biomedical devices for health monitoring, point-of-care diagnostics and environmental sensing is hampered by their high cost that is not readily affordable for e.g. (Medical News Today)

New approach to MRI could slash length of scans
Medical Research Council (MRC) scientists have developed a new approach to speed up MRI scans for those who cannot hold their breath. (Medical News Today)

UCF-developed software analyzes fat in seconds
A University of Central Florida computer scientist has developed software to help doctors quickly determine whether what many assume to be an expected middle-age paunch is potentially more serious. (Medical News Today)

Early evidence suggests hybrid cochlear implants may benefit millions with common form of hearing loss
Multicenter study led by NYU Langone Medical Center shows that device leads to major improvements in hearing and speech recognitionPeople with a common form of hearing loss not helped by hearing... (Medical News Today)

Research grasps how the brain plans gripping motion
Could apply to brain-computer interfaces for neural prostheticsWith the results of a new study, neuroscientists have a firmer grasp on the way the brain formulates commands for the hand to grip... (Medical News Today)

NICO receives additional FDA clearance for specific brainpath indications for subcortical access to brain tumors, cysts and vascular disease
Brain and spine medical device manufacturer NICO Corporation received additional clearance from the U.S. (Medical News Today)

One in 4 patients with defibrillators experiences boost in heart function over time
Findings highlight dynamic nature of disease and need for ongoing risk assessmentA Johns Hopkins-led study of outcomes among 1,200 people with implanted defibrillators -- devices intended to... (Medical News Today)

Device innovation is driving improvement in stroke treatment outcomes
In the last decade, Intra-Arterial (IA) stroke therapy (a technique in which thrombolytic agents and devices are passed through the arteries directly to the clot site) has gained notable momentum as... (Medical News Today)

Simple procedure using a nasal balloon can help treat hearing loss in children
For children with a common middle-ear problem, a simple procedure with a nasal balloon can reduce the impact of hearing loss and avoid unnecessary and ineffective use of antibiotics, according to a... (Medical News Today)

Risk of death from shaken baby syndrome could be identified with new tool
Researchers have created a tool that they say could help doctors identify children who are at risk of death from abusive head trauma, or shaken baby syndrome. (Medical News Today)

FDA approves diagnostic test to differentiate between types of HIV infection
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Bio-Rad BioPlex 2200 HIV Ag-Ab assay, the first FDA-approved diagnostic that differentiates between HIV-1 antibodies, HIV-2 antibodies, and... (Medical News Today)

Tiny mechanical wrist gives new dexterity to needlescopic surgery
With the flick of a tiny mechanical wrist, a team of engineers and doctors at Vanderbilt University's Medical Engineering and Discovery Laboratory hope to give needlescopic surgery a whole new degree... (Medical News Today)

Stretching the limits on conducting wires
In the race to produce highly stretchable conductors, researchers have developed a new technique that aligns sheets of layered carbon nanotubes along stretched rubber cores, creating an extremely... (Medical News Today)

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