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2014-06-23 23:10:58

In cooperation with the SME Education Foundation, Curbell Donation Assists Student Project Orchard Park, NY (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 Curbell Plastics, Inc., one of the nation’s premier suppliers of plastic sheet, rod, tube, film, adhesives, sealants and prototyping materials, recently donated $18,000 of plastic that will be used by Alabama High School students to create lightweight, removable prosthetic limbs for amputees in Honduras. The project is a joint venture of the SME Education...

Self-powered Artificial Cardiac Pacemaker Developed By Researchers
2014-06-23 03:49:58

The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) As the number of pacemakers implanted each year reaches into the millions worldwide, improving the lifespan of pacemaker batteries has been of great concern for developers and manufacturers. Currently, pacemaker batteries last seven years on average, requiring frequent replacements, which may pose patients to a potential risk involved in medical procedures. A research team from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and...

2014-06-23 04:20:48

Retina Implant AG's Lead Clinical Trial Investigator Presents Patient Experiences with the Alpha IMS Subretinal Implant LONDON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Retina Implant AG, the leading developer of subretinal implants for patients blinded by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), today announced that Professor Eberhart Zrenner, Retina Implant's co-founder and lead clinical trial investigator and founding director of the Institute of Ophthalmic Research, University of Tuebingen, Germany,...

2014-06-11 20:22:38

Data Presented at the 18th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Demonstrate Highly Significant Improvement in Motor Function for Patients with Parkinson's Disease NATICK, Mass., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) treated with the Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) Vercise(TM) Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System demonstrated a highly significant and consistent improvement in motor scores, according to the latest one-year...

2014-06-10 20:23:03

Data Presented at the International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Demonstrate Superior Therapeutic Window for the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease NATICK, Mass., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study has demonstrated a therapeutic advantage for a unique and innovative capability of the Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) Vercise(TM) Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System for the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD). The CUSTOM-DBS clinical study demonstrated that shorter...

2014-06-08 23:01:31

United States Cardiovascular Procedures Market Forecast to 2020 in New Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 08, 2014 “United States Cardiovascular Procedures Outlook to 2020″, provides key procedures data on the United States Cardiovascular Procedures. The report provides procedure volumes within market categories – Cardiac Assist Procedures, Cardiovascular Surgery, Electrophysiology Procedures, Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) Procedures,...

2014-06-04 14:55:45

The JAMA Network Journals An examination of the benefit of preventive placement of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) in patients with a less severe level of heart failure, a group not well represented in clinical trials, finds significantly better survival at three years than that of similar patients with no ICD, according to a study in the June 4 issue of JAMA. Although clinical trials have established the ICD as the best currently available therapy to prevent sudden...

2014-06-04 14:50:47

Duke University Medical Center Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are associated with improved survival among heart failure patients whose left ventricles only pump 30 to 35 percent of blood out of the heart with each contraction, according to a study from the Duke Clinical Research Institute. The findings, published in the June 4 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, support existing recommendations to implant ICDs in patients with a left ventricular...

2014-06-04 08:31:40

LONDON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Indian Neurological Devices Markethttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/medical_devices/indian_neurological_devices_market.html In 2012, the Indian market for neurological devices was valued at $13.5 million.The Indian market for neurological devices includes detachable coils, liquid embolics, neurovascular stents, neurovascular catheters, neurovascular guidewires, neuromodulation...

2014-06-03 08:33:57

ROSEMONT, Ill., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the past 13 years, nearly 2,000 veterans returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with injuries requiring amputations; 14 percent of those injured veterans required upper extremity amputations. To treat veterans with upper extremity amputations, scientists continue to pursue research and development of bionic arms and hands with full motor and sensory function. An article appearing in the June issue of the Journal of the American Academy...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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