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Paralyzed man uses intention of movement to control robotic arm
After having electrode arrays implanted into the area of the brain that controls the intention of movement, a paralyzed man is able to control a robotic arm with just his thoughts. (Medical News Today)

Americans under 50 with family history of colorectal cancer less likely to have colonoscopy
Americans younger than 50 with a family history of colorectal were less likely than adults aged 50 or older to have had a colonoscopy, according to a recent University of South Carolina and Mayo... (Medical News Today)

Controlling a robotic arm with a patient's intentions
A part of the brain that controls intuitive movement planning could be key to improving motor control in paralyzed patients with prostheticsGiving himself a drink for the first time in 10... (Medical News Today)

Analysis compares stent expansion achieved with guidance from OCT versus IVUS
Findings from the ILUMIEN II trial presented at EuroPCR 2015Data from the ILUMIEN II trial found that guidance from optimal coherence tomography (OCT) was associated with comparable stent... (Medical News Today)

Performance enhancing sensor ready for commercialisation
A wearable device being developed by the University of Strathclyde will provide real-time data analysis of fluid loss during exercise to enhance the performance of fitness enthusiasts and elite... (Medical News Today)

Next generation sequencing-based tumor genomic profiling aids in detecting hereditary variants in cancer risk genes
Cancer patients are increasingly having their tumors tested using comprehensive genomic profiling (CGP) to identify genetic mutations that can be targeted by precision therapies. (Medical News Today)

Study: Using isosmolar contrast agent during angioplasty reduces risk of renal and cardiac events
Significantly fewer renal and cardiac events are associated with angioplasty procedures using isosmolar contrast medium (IOCM) agent Visipaque™ (iodixanol) than those using low-osmolar... (Medical News Today)

New portable device could test how 'squishy' cancerous tumors are
Squishiness has recently been tied to a tumor's aggressivenessTumors come in all shapes, sizes ... and squishiness. And it turns out that matters, if you want to know how to treat them. (Medical News Today)

Scripps reports results at first all pencil-beam proton center in US
Technology enables unusually broad range of tumor sites to be treatedCarl Rossi, M.D. (Medical News Today)

Osteoporosis screening is too common for low-risk women and too uncommon for higher-risk women
Many of those who should get it, don't. And many of those who shouldn't, do.. That's the story of a common screening test for osteoporosis, according to new research from UC Davis Health System. (Medical News Today)

IBS can be quickly diagnosed with new blood test
A gastroenterologist has developed two new blood tests that can quickly and efficiently diagnose irritable bowel syndrome by detecting specific antibodies in the patient. (Medical News Today)

Newer method of oxygen delivery shows benefits for patients at risk of respiratory failure after surgery
A relatively new, easier to implement, and better-tolerated method to provide supplemental oxygen to patients at risk of respiratory failure after surgery did not result in a worse rate of... (Medical News Today)

Printing 3-D graphene structures for tissue engineering
Ever since single-layer graphene burst onto the science scene in 2004, the possibilities for the promising material have seemed nearly endless. (Medical News Today)

What makes cancer cells spread? New device offers clues
Why do some cancer cells break away from a tumor and travel to distant parts of the body? (Medical News Today)

EuroPCR 2015: TAVI, safe and effective as surgical valves at 2 years in lower risk patients
Transcatheter valve implantation is comparable to surgery for a composite endpoint of all-cause death, stroke, or MITwo year outcomes in a study comparing implantation of transcatheter and... (Medical News Today)

Chameleon proteins make individual cells visible
Researchers at ETH Zurich's Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering in Basel have developed a new microscopy technique that enables for the first time to selectively visualize individual... (Medical News Today)

Widespread diabetes screening in India is predicted to be ineffective
Large-scale screening for diabetes in India using currently available survey- and glucometer- based screening tools is unlikely to meet effectiveness criteria, according to a modeling study published... (Medical News Today)

Women with dense breasts may not need additional cancer imaging
A new study suggests that many women with dense breasts do not need additional imaging for breast cancer after a normal mammogram. (Medical News Today)

ORBERA Intragastric Balloon US pivotal trial results presented
Apollo Endosurgery, Inc., a leader in minimally invasive endoscopic surgical products for bariatric and gastrointestinal procedures, has announced the presentation of results from the ORBERA&trade... (Medical News Today)

Urine-based test improves on PSA for detecting prostate cancer
Use of Mi-Prostate Score would reduce unneeded biopsiesA new urine-based test improved prostate cancer detection - including detecting more aggressive forms of prostate cancer - compared to... (Medical News Today)

Study results published suggest Veracyte's Percepta Bronchial Genomic Classifier can reduce unnecessary invasive procedures in lung cancer diagnosis
Veracyte, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company pioneering the field of molecular cytology, has announced online publication in the New England Journal of Medicine of results from two large... (Medical News Today)

New device successfully captures metastasis-associated circulating tumor cell clusters
The latest version of a microfluidic device for capturing rare circulating tumor cells (CTCs) is the first designed specifically to capture clusters of two or more cells, rather than single cells. (Medical News Today)

New chip traps clusters of migrating tumor cells
A new microchip that captures rare clusters of tumor cells migrating in the blood will aid investigation into the deadly process of metastasis, or cancer spread. (Medical News Today)

Many women with dense breasts do not need additional imaging
Not all women with dense breasts are at high enough risk for breast cancer to justify additional imaging after a normal mammogram, according to a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Medical News Today)

The American College of Physicians (ACP) advises smarter screening
The American College of Physicians (ACP) offers high value advice for when and how average risk adults without symptoms should be screened for five common cancers: breast, colorectal, ovarian... (Medical News Today)

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