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Bubbles help heal broken bones in pigs

Bubbles help heal broken bones in pigs
Researchers have developed a much needed alternative to bone grafts that could help alleviate the long-term hospitalisation, disability, and considerable costs to the health system associated with non-healing fractures. Roughly 100,000 broken bones every year in the United States fail to heal properly, resulting in nonunion fractures, and more than 2 million bone grafts are performed around the world annually in attempts to treat these challenging injuries.
18th May 2017

CPAP mask conforms to the patient’s face

CPAP mask conforms to the patient’s face
ResMed has released what it says is its softest mask yet. The AirTouch F20 features a memory foam material that conforms to the patient’s face while minimising the force it applies to the skin. The material is actually porous, allowing air and sweat to slowly seep out, while maintaining tight contact to maintain the air pressure necessary for the therapy to be effective. The tightness can also be adjusted to increase the seal depending on the delivered air pressure.
17th May 2017

Cardiac ablation catheter integrates with 3D mapping system

Cardiac ablation catheter integrates with 3D mapping system
Abbott has announced CE Mark of the TactiCath Contact Force Ablation Catheter, Sensor Enabled, developed to make it easier for physicians to more effectively treat atrial fibrillation (AF), a condition in which the upper chambers of the heart beat too fast. When integrated with Abbott's EnSite Precision cardiac mapping system, physicians are able to utilise dual impedance and magnetic technologies to help more precisely model the heart.
17th May 2017


A key step in lung cancer evolution

A key step in lung cancer evolution
Lung adenocarcinoma, an aggressive form of cancer that accounts for about 40% of U.S. lung cancer cases, is believed to arise from benign tumors known as adenomas. MIT biologists have now identified a major switch that occurs as adenomas transition to adenocarcinomas in a mouse model of lung cancer. They’ve also discovered that blocking this switch prevents the tumors from becoming more aggressive.
16th May 2017

Anti-bacterial implants tackle drug resistance

Anti-bacterial implants tackle drug resistance
Biofilm-forming microorganisms are a growing problem particularly in healthcare. A European study addressed this issue using coated medical implants containing specialised anti-bacterial materials. Biomaterial-associated infection (BAI) in implant devices is caused by biofilm formation, mainly of Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative Staphylococci. BAI is very difficult to treat with antibiotics and alternative approaches are urgently needed to combat such infections.
15th May 2017

Exablate Neuro for the treatment of ET receives FDA approval

Exablate Neuro for the treatment of ET receives FDA approval
INSIGHTEC has announced that the FDA has approved its Exablate Neuro (Model 4000) system for use with 1.5T MRI in the non-invasive treatment of essential tremor (ET) in patients who have not responded to medication. Exablate Neuro uses focused ultrasound waves to target and ablate the Vim nucleus of the thalamus with no surgical incisions or implants. The treatment is done under MRI guidance for real-time treatment monitoring.
15th May 2017

Sympfiny system administers multiparticulate medications

Sympfiny system administers multiparticulate medications
Multiparticulate medications can consist of beads, mini-tablets and microspheres encased in a coating that hides their flavour and prevents them from being dissolved before they reach the stomach. Benefits include the ability to make these medications have just about any flavour, to make them release the drug at a pre-programmed rate, and even release it in regular bursts. Because these medications are physically quite different than liquid meds, they can be difficult to administer.
11th May 2017

Treatment platform to answer the global cancer challenge

Treatment platform to answer the global cancer challenge
Varian Medical Systems has introduced the Halcyon system, an entirely new device for cancer treatment. Engineered to revolutionise clinical workflow, Halcyon simplifies and enhances virtually every aspect of image-guided volumetric intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). This new treatment system is designed to expand the availability of high quality cancer care globally and help save the lives of millions more cancer patients.
11th May 2017

Red blood cells can help regulate blood sugar

Red blood cells can help regulate blood sugar
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a new technique that uses modified insulin and red blood cells to create a glucose-responsive 'smart' insulin delivery system. In an animal model study, the new technique effectively reduced blood sugar levels for 48 hours in a strain of mice that had Type 1 diabetes.
9th May 2017

Drug for bipolar disorder may help treat traumatic brain injuries

Drug for bipolar disorder may help treat traumatic brain injuries
  A drug used to treat bipolar disorder and other forms of depression may help to preserve brain function and prevent nerve cells from dying in people with a traumatic brain injury, according to a new Rutgers University study.
8th May 2017


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