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Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Google Aims a $50 Million Moonshot at Curing Heart Disease
CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE KILLS MORE people on Earth than anything else—over 17 million a year, and the number keeps going up. Of those deaths, more than 40 percent is due to coronary heart disease. Medicine has drugs that can treat it and practices that can help...
November 19, 2015
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Are Your Social Media Accounts at Risk from Employers Demanding Your Passwords
Embarrassing selfies. Drinking photos. Rants about Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. All of those Facebook, Twitter or Instagram postings are hidden from anyone but your friends, right? Don’t be so sure. Some employers are demanding passwords from employees and job-seekers for social media...
November 19, 2015
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3 “Magic Tricks” for Negotiating Salary in Your New Job
If you’re not working through an executive headhunter, you should be prepared to negotiate a compensation package that accurately reflects your value. However, many candidates avoid negotiations because they are uncomfortable or unaware of their market value. Don’t be discouraged by the awkward conversation, set...
November 16, 2015
Imaging Visualization & Navigation
Facial Reconstruction with No Scars
Scar-free facial reconstruction is now a reality. A team led by Daniel Borsuk, a doctor at Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont and a professor at the University of Montreal, recently conducted the very first such procedure in the history of plastic surgery in Canada. The hospital...
November 16, 2015
Orthopedics and Spine
Human Limb Regeneration by 2030
On Veteran’s Day the University of Connecticut announced the launch of its new grand research challenge: regeneration of a human knee within 7 years, and an entire limb within 15 years. This major international research undertaking, called The HEAL Project, stands for Hartford...
November 16, 2015
Biologics, Wound Care, Infection Prevention
Nanostructured sunscreen ingredient may prevent medical implant MRSA infections
A common ingredient in sunscreen could be an effective antibacterial coating for medical implants such as joint replacements and pacemakers. Zinc oxide nanopyramids can disrupt methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), reducing the film of bacteria growing on coated materials by over 95 percent. About...
November 13, 2015
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Spectranetics Announces FDA Clearance of Turbo-Power(TM) Laser Atherectomy Catheter
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nov. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Spectranetics Corporation (SPNC) today announced receipt of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of its peripheral atherectomy product, the Turbo-Power(TM) Laser Atherectomy Catheter, for the treatment of in-stent restenosis (ISR). Laser...
November 13, 2015
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Boston Scientific To Acquire Interventional Radiology Business Of CeloNova Biosciences
MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the interventional radiology portfolio of CeloNova Biosciences, a San Antonio-based developer of endovascular and interventional cardiology technologies. The structured agreement includes drug-eluting microspheres designed...
November 13, 2015
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Measure Blood Flow Through Skin Sensor
The Rogers Research Group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have expanded on their flexible skin sensor technology to measure blood flow in vessels 1 to 2 millimeters under the skin. Current methods to measure blood flow in a clinical setting rely...
November 6, 2015
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