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Surgical VR dev Augmedics raises $8m in Series A
Surgical VR developer Augmedics said today it raised $8.3 million in a Series A funding round to support its ViZOR system. The round was led by Davos, AO Invest, the Israeli Innovation Authority, Terra Venture Partners and other undisclosed investors, the Israel-based company said. Proceeds from the round will support continued R&D, pre-clinical trials of the ViZOR system, distribution partnership and regulatory submissions. The ViZOR is an altered reality visualization and navigation system designed to allow surgeons to see the patient’s anatomy through skin and tissue to accommodate safer, faster surgeries, Aug...
Source: Mass Device - September 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Surgical augmedics Source Type: news

‘I Just Left My Body.’ Kate Walsh Speaks Out on Brain Tumor Diagnosis
Actress Kate Walsh was diagnosed with a “sizable” brain tumor two years ago, she revealed in a new interview. Walsh, who used to star in hit TV series Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice, opened up to Cosmopolitan about how terrified she was after the diagnosis in June 2015 and right before the surgery to remove it that same year. “I just left my body,” she told the magazine in an interview published Wednesday. “It was never anything I would have imagined.” Walsh said she had a meningioma, a tumor that forms from the membranes, that was the size of a small lemon. But doctors discov...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized celebrities onetime Source Type: news

Grey's Anatomy actress reveals brain tumor diagnosis
Kate Walsh played a doctor on TV, but that didn't prepare her for being a patient. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Cast 9 to 5 Reunited at the Emmys to Blast Donald Trump
The 9 to 5 cast reunited onstage at the Emmys to make a point. The power trio — Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton and Jane Fonda — hit the stage to present the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a miniseries. The actors, who starred in the 1980 movie about female office workers getting the ultimate revenge on their chauvinistic boss, couldn’t resist taking on President Donald Trump, comparing him to their awful fictional overlord, Franklin Hart Jr. (Dabney Coleman). “In 1980, we refused to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot boss,” Fonda opened. “And in 2017 ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ashley Hoffman Tags: Uncategorized awards celebrities emmys 2017 Source Type: news

The Cast of 9 to 5 Reunited at the Emmys to Blast Donald Trump
The 9 to 5 cast reunited onstage at the Emmys to make a point. The power trio — Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton and Jane Fonda — hit the stage to present the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a miniseries. The actors, who starred in the 1980 movie about female office workers getting the ultimate revenge on their chauvinistic boss, couldn’t resist taking on President Donald Trump, comparing him to their awful fictional overlord, Franklin Hart Jr. (Dabney Coleman). “In 1980, we refused to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot boss,” Fonda opened. “And in 2017 ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ashley Hoffman Tags: Uncategorized awards celebrities emmys 2017 Source Type: news

Actress Kate Walsh Reveals Brain Tumor Surgery
'Grey's Anatomy' star has procedure on benign tumor. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A review of the effects of physical activity and sports concussion on brain function and anatomy - Tremblay S, Pascual-Leone A, Th éoret H.
Physical activity has been associated with widespread anatomical and functional brain changes that occur following acute exercise or, in the case of athletes, throughout life. High levels of physical activity through the practice of sports also lead to bet... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for September 14, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. How Boston Scientific is boosting medical device value Boston Scientific over the summer unveiled a new value-add for its implantable cardio devices: an online Trugevity calculator that lets physicians predict battery life. The...
Source: Mass Device - September 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Medtronic touts 5-year gendered sub-analysis data from Endurant AAA stent graft trial
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) today released new 5-year data from a gender separated subset of the Engage trial of its Endurant II abdominal aortic aneurysm stent graft system. The subset analysis aimed to compare results across both male and female patients. Fridley, Minn.-based Medtronic said that historically, women have had worse EVAR outcomes than men due to anatomy differences, including more angulated aortic necks and smaller aneurysms and iliac vessels. The analysis included 1,263 patients, with 133 female and 1,130 males. For women in the study, data indicated a 99.2% rate of successful delivery and eployment, only 0....
Source: Mass Device - September 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Vascular Medtronic Source Type: news

Outreach On A Stick
The Minnesota State Fair, often referred to as the “Great Minnesota Get-Together,” is one of the most popular late summer destinations in the region. The fair attracts nearly 2 million guests annually over the twelve days leading up to and through Labor Day.   One fun aspect about the fair is how many foods can be devised to be eaten “on a stick” (mac ‘n cheese or spaghetti & meatballs on a stick anyone?).   The Health Sciences Libraries at the University of Minnesota has had a presence at the Minnesota State Fair in one form or another since the mid-2000.  &n...
Source: The Cornflower - September 12, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: hspielbauer Tags: Blog Outreach Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for September 12, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Here’s how GE wants to make anesthesia machines smarter GE officials think their Mini Field Agent – a plug-and-play connectivity device used in many industries – could enable smarter use of anesthesia machines...
Source: Mass Device - September 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Medtronic launches StealthStation ENT surgical navigation system
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today it launched its StealthStation ENT surgical navigation system designed for otolaryngology procedures. The StealthStation ENT works by generating an electromagnetic field around the target patients’ anatomy during surgery so instrument positioning can be dynamically tracked, the Fridley, Minn.-based company said. “The intraoperative use of computer-aided surgery is very helpful to assist the surgeon in clarifying complex anatomy during sinus and skull base surgery. It provides an added level of assurance and may allow for a more thorough sinus procedure,” Dr. Joseph Rav...
Source: Mass Device - September 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Otolaryngology Ear, Nose & Throat Surgical Medtronic Source Type: news

Why Zimmer Biomet ’s Latest Knee Launch Matters
It’s not just another orthopedic implant. Zimmer Biomet’s Persona Partial Knee System may be a symbol of the combined company’s future. In announcing the worldwide launch of its Persona Partial Knee System, Zimmer Biomet executives noted that the knee implant is the first major new product jointed developed by the combined company since the merger was finalized in June 2015. “The global introduction of the Persona Partial Knee System is the combine Company’s first major product launch and fills a significant gap in our knee portfolio,” Daniel Florin, chief financial officer and interim C...
Source: MDDI - September 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Marie Thibault Tags: Orthopedics Source Type: news

ClaroNav wins FDA 510(k) for NaviENT surgical navigation system
Canadian medical device company ClaroNav said yesterday it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its NaviENT surgical navigation system designed for endoscopic sinus surgery and skull base surgery, with plans to launch in the coming months. The NaviENT is designed as an image-guided surgical navigation system to help otolaryngology-specific surgeons identify anatomic structures in transnasal interventions and avoid complications by making more informed decisions during procedures, the company said. “Surgical Navigation system is a precious aid in primary surgery and its benefits are widely accepted among neurosurgeons and oto...
Source: Mass Device - September 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Surgical claronav Source Type: news

Google ’ s Verily is developing AI-powered heart disease test using retinal images
Google (NSDQ:GOOG) parent Alphabet‘s (NSDQ:GOOGL) Verily is developing a new artificial-intelligence powered test that searches for indicators of heart disease risk present in retina images, according to a new study. The study, which has not yet been peer reviewed but has been published by Cornell University, details a new machine-learning powered system designed by Verily to “discover new knowledge from retinal fundus images.” The system operates on data from 284,335 patients, validated on 2 independent datasets of 12,026 and 999 patients, to predict cardiovascular risks “not previously t...
Source: Mass Device - September 5, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Imaging Optical/Ophthalmic Research & Development Alphabet Inc. Google Inc. Verily Source Type: news

'The Last Ship's' Eric Dane says this is key to his battle with depression
Eric Dane, formerly referred to as “McSteamy” in his role as Dr. Mark Sloan on “Grey’s Anatomy,” has amped up his on-set workouts while playing Capt. Tom Chandler in the post-apocalyptic drama “The Last Ship,” which just had its Season 4 premiere Aug. 20.“I wasn’t running around the hospital too... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Fell Source Type: news

FDA clears Danaher ’ s Leica Microsystem ’ s FL560 cerebrovascular fluorescence microscope filter
Danaher‘s (NYSE:DHR) Leica Microsystems said yesterday it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its FL560 fluorescence microscope filter designed for visualizing cerebrovascular blood flow when used in conjunction with dye fluorescein. The filter is designed to be integrated into a M530 OH6 neurosurgical microscope to provide real-time, high-contrast visualization of cerebral anatomy in native color and fluorescent blood flow, the Germany-based company said. Leica said that the integration of the filter allows for a high-contrast image with clearly visible anatomy, with even the smallest vessels delineated. “Leica Micro...
Source: Mass Device - August 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Business/Financial News Imaging Neurological Regulatory/Compliance Danaher Corp. leicamicrosystems Source Type: news

Liver (Anatomy and Function)
Title: Liver (Anatomy and Function)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/30/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Digestion General)
Source: MedicineNet Digestion General - August 30, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Medtronic readies pivotal trial in renal denervation
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that it’s ready for a run at FDA approval for renal denervation in treating high blood pressure, more than three years after the failure of a high-profile clinical trial. Back in January 2014, Fridley, Minn.-based Medtronic shocked medtech when it announced that the highly anticipated Symplicity HTN-3 trial, examining ablation of the around the renal arteries in treating hypertension, failed to meet its efficacy endpoint. The company suspended enrollment in its other Symplicity trials around the world and later took a $200 million write-down on its renal denervation assets. News o...
Source: Mass Device - August 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Wall Street Beat Medtronic Renal Source Type: news

Pediatric orthopedic injuries: evidence-based management in the emergency department - Lien J.
Upper and lower extremity injuries are common in children, with an overall risk of fracture estimated at just under 1 in 5 children. Pediatric bone anatomy and physiology produce age specific injury patterns and conditions that are unique to children, whic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Anatomy and Surgical Exposures in Orthopaedics
The programme includes demonstrations on cadaveric prosection of the upper limb, lower limb and the spine in the Anatomy Department of the Institute of Orthopaedics.   (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - August 24, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured CME Courses Events Source Type: news

Cook Medical recalls select Zenith Alpha endo grafts
The FDA today released information on a recall of Cook Medical’s Zenith Alpha thoracic endovascular graft designed for treating blunt traumatic aortic injury over issues with thrombus formation, classifying the recall as Class I. Class I recall designations, the FDA’s most serious classification of recall, are used when there is a reasonable probability that product use could cause serious adverse health consequences or death. The Zenith Alpha thoracic endovascular graft is designed to treat isolated lesions in main blood vessels that carry blood from the heart through the chest into the abdomen, and is used in...
Source: Mass Device - August 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Recalls Vascular Cook Medical Source Type: news

BioStable Science & Engineering wins FDA nod for Haart 200 aortic annuloplasty device
Cardiovascular device developer BioStable Science & Engineering said today it won FDA clearance for its Haart 200 aortic annuloplasty device, touting it as the 1st and only such device designed specifically for bicuspid aortic valve repairs. The Austin, Texas-based company’s Haart 200 aortic annuloplasty device is intended for valve repairs in patients with aortic valve insufficiency due to the congenital bicuspid aortic valve malformation in which the aortic valve forms with only 2 functional valve leaflets instead of 3. Bicuspid aortic valve malformations affect up to 2% of the population and carry a signi...
Source: Mass Device - August 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Replacement Heart Valves BioStable Science & Engineering Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: August 11, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Xtant Medical’s 510(k) extension to Varian Medical’s distribution deal, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth a mention. 1. FDA extends Xtant Medical’s 510(k) for Calix C spinal implant Xtant Medical announced in an Aug. 9 press release that the FDA has cleared its product line extensions for the Calix-C cervical inter body cages. The clearance allows for two larger footprints to be added for use with allograft. The Calix-C Cervical Interbody Spacer is designed for spinal fusion procedures at level one in patients who are skeletally m...
Source: Mass Device - August 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Oncology Regulatory/Compliance Spinal Surgical Apifix Cardiac Science Hip Innovation Life Spine Inc. MedTech Pentax Medical Varian Medical Systems Xtant M Source Type: news

Big city health officials decry Trump administration ’ s cuts to teen pregnancy prevention programs
The federal funding was curtailed last month without explanation and without warning: $214 million for teen pregnancy prevention programs across the country. The city of Baltimore lost $3.5 million, money that Health Commissioner Leana Wen said had supported classes in anatomy and physiology and counseling in social and emotional issues related to sex for 20,000 teens, plus training […]Related:A secret, supervised place where users can inject drugs has been operating in the U.S. for three yearsDeath rates from colon cancer are increasing for white Americans under 55FDA cracks down on company marketing...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why do cephalopods produce ink? And what's ink made of, anyway?
Cephalopods such as octopuses and squid have been known for their ink since antiquity. But what do we know about the evolution of ink and inking?Cephalopods, the group of molluscs that includes octopuses, cuttlefish, squids, ammonites, nautiluses and belemnites, are a weird bunch. Not only are they strange when anatomically compared to their shelled relatives like bivalves, snails and chitons but their evolution, physiology and behaviour makes them almost as interesting as vertebrates (I ’m kidding, they’re way more interesting).Despite there only being around 700 living species of cephalopods, biologically, th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 9, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Mark Carnall Tags: Biology Fossils Evolution Science Marine life Source Type: news

Three strategies reducing accident rates at black spots and black sites road in Riau Province, Indonesia - Sandhyavitri A, Wiyono S.
This paper aimed to (i) identify black spots and black sites road within the east cross highway of Sumatra, Ujung Tanjung x96 Bagan Batu, Indonesia, (ii) analyze its traffic accidents anatomy, and (iii) recommend appropriate strategy for reducing the accid... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Freehand Versus Guided Surgery: Factors Influencing Accuracy of Dental Implant Placement
Conclusion: These results suggest tooth-borne, single-implant cases performed later in the practitioner's experience are most appropriate for freehand placement, whereas guided surgery should be considered to improve accuracy for multiple-implant cases in edentulous or partially edentulous sites. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 3, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

The biology of color
Coloration mediates the relationship between an organism and its environment in important ways, including social signaling, antipredator defenses, parasitic exploitation, thermoregulation, and protection from ultraviolet light, microbes, and abrasion. Methodological breakthroughs are accelerating knowledge of the processes underlying both the production of animal coloration and its perception, experiments are advancing understanding of mechanism and function, and measurements of color collected noninvasively and at a global scale are opening windows to evolutionary dynamics more generally. Here we provide a roadmap of thes...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 3, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Cuthill, I. C., Allen, W. L., Arbuckle, K., Caspers, B., Chaplin, G., Hauber, M. E., Hill, G. E., Jablonski, N. G., Jiggins, C. D., Kelber, A., Mappes, J., Marshall, J., Merrill, R., Osorio, D., Prum, R., Roberts, N. W., Roulin, A., Rowland, H. M., Sherra Tags: Anatomy, Morphology, Biomechanics, Online Only review Source Type: news

In living color
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - August 3, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Vignieri, S. Tags: Anatomy, Morphology, Biomechanics twis Source Type: news

Laminate Medical wins FDA IDE nod for VasQ fistula device trial
Laminate Medical Technologies said this week it won FDA investigational device exemption approval to launch a trial of its VasQ implanted blood vessel device designed for patients requiring arteriovenous fistulas as vascular access for hemodialysis. The Israel-baesd company’s VasQ device is designed to aid kidney failure patients in need of dialysis by providing external support to reduce fistula failure. The device regulates flow by constraining and shaping the fistula and reinforces and shields the perianastomotic vein against high pressure, wall tension and flow levels, the company said. Laminate Medical plans to ...
Source: Mass Device - August 2, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Vascular Laminate Medical Technologies Source Type: news

Keystone Heart looks to launch 3rd-gen TriGuard trials in 2017
Keystone Heart  said yesterday it plans to launch a clinical trial of a 3rd-generation TriGuard cerebral embolic protection device by the end of the year. The Israel-based company said the new device, dubbed the TriGuard 3, will offer technological improvements over previous versions of the device, and that it has accelerated the development program of the device. Keystone Heart’s TriGuard devices are designed to protect the brain from emboli during transcatheter aortic valve replacement and other heart procedures to reduce stroke risk and brain damage. The TriGuard 3 is designed to be anatomy independent and fo...
Source: Mass Device - August 2, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Clinical Trials Neurological Research & Development Keystone Heart Source Type: news

Jump for joy: researchers make huge leap in understanding frog evolution
A new analysis using an unprecedented dataset reveals that major changes in frog diversity are linked to mass extinctionsAlthough Kermit the Frog has always struggled withbody image, in evolutionary terms, the frog body plan is a rather successful one. With a short, stout body, protruding eyes and strong, flexible limbs with webbed feet, the world can be your swamp. The frog body plan has remained rather similar for almost 200m years, and with only limited tweaks in anatomy, frogs (Anura) have managed to occupy a range of different habitats, frommuddy pools in Alaska to tree tops in the tropics. Currently, over 6700 specie...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 2, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Hanneke Meijer Tags: Animals Fossils Biology Science Evolution Source Type: news

Secrets of ancient Irish funeral practices revealed
(University of Otago) New insights into the lifeways -- and death rites -- of the ancient people of Ireland are being provided through funerary studies led by a researcher at the Department of Anatomy at New Zealand's University of Otago. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 2, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Enteromedics wins approval for Gastric Vest study in Spain
EnteroMedics (NSDQ:ETRM) said today it won approval from Spain’s Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality to initiate a clinical trial of its Gastric Vest system in Spain. The Gastric Vest system is a minimally invasive, laparoscopically implanted device designed to aid obese and morbidly obese patients lose weight. The device wraps around the stomach to emulate the effective of conventional weight-loss surgery, and allows for gastric volume reduction without permanent anatomical changes, EnteroMedics said. The St. Paul, Minn.-based company is looking to enroll between 50-100 patients at 4 sites wit...
Source: Mass Device - July 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Weight loss EnteroMedics Inc. Source Type: news

Lung Anatomy (Structure and Function)
Title: Lung Anatomy (Structure and Function)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 7/23/1998 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/31/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - July 31, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Marian Diamond, neuroscientist who studied Einstein's brain, dies at 90
UC Berkeley professor ‘literally changed the world’, colleague saysWork on slices of Einstein ’s brain found it had extra support cellsMarian Diamond, a neuroscientist who studied Albert Einstein ’s brain and “literally changed the world” with groundbreaking work on rats that showed the brain’s anatomy can change with experience, has died. She was 90.Diamond, a professor of integrative biology at the University of California, Berkeley, died on 25 July in Oakland, the university said.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 30, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press in Berkeley, California Tags: California Neuroscience US news Albert Einstein Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Compartment syndrome: Anatomy, causes, and treatment
Learn about compartment syndrome. What is the anatomy of compartment syndrome, what are the causes, what are the symptoms and how is it diagnosed? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Blood / Hematology Source Type: news

3D printing helps evaluate leaks after TAVR procedures
3D-printed phantoms of aortic root anatomy offer a noninvasive way to assess...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Echo groups release guidance on aortic stenosis ACC: CT detects blood clots that reduce valve motion CT better than echo for aortic annulus before TAVR Study finds differences in CCTA plaque measurements Cutting-edge techniques transform practice of cardiac CT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 26, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Understanding the constant dialogue that goes on between our gut and our brain
Just past midnight on Sept. 26, 1983, Lt. Colonel Stanislav Petrov, a member of the Soviet Air Defense Forces serving as the command-center duty officer for a nuclear early-warning system, faced a decision with unimaginable consequences.Cold War tensions were running hot. The Soviet Union had recently shot down Korean Air Lines Flight 007, killing all 269 passengers and crew aboard the Boeing 747. The Soviets claimed the plane was on a spy mission and represented a deliberate provocation by the United States.Now, in a bunker outside of Moscow where Petrov was stationed, alarm bells blared as Soviet satellites detected five...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 26, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Research targets long-term brain deficits in cardiac arrest survivors
(Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center) Research conducted by Jason Middleton, PhD, Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy, and Neuroscience at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, and colleagues may lead to a treatment to prevent long-term sensory problems by restoring normal brain function in survivors of cardiac arrest. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

TMVR dev 4C Medical raises $9m
Structural heart disease device maker 4C Medical said today it completed a private placement of unsecured convertible promissory notes, raising approximately $9 million to help support development of its transcatheter tech designed to treat mitral regurgitation. The financing was led by Canadian angel network Anges Québec, the Brooklyn Park, Minn.-based company said. “We are excited to invest in 4C Medical. With a proven leadership team and a truly novel TMVR technology that eliminates the issues seen with current TMVR technologies, 4C Medical has the potential to addresses a significant unmet need,” Ang...
Source: Mass Device - July 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Catheters 4cmedical Source Type: news

Something Strange in Usain Bolt ’ s Stride
Bolt is the fastest sprinter ever in spite of — or because of? — an uneven stride that upends conventional wisdom. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JER É LONGMAN Tags: Bolt, Usain Track and Field Legs Running Southern Methodist University Research Anatomy and Physiology Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: July 14, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Novarad touting its VR-surgical guidance system to Zynex paying off its $2.2M loan, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Stimwave announces first patient in Brazil Stimwave announced in a July 5 press release that its first patients in Brazil have received Stimwave’s wireless pain relief device treatment for chronic pain. The patients are expected to receive the neuromodulation treatment as an alternative to opioid pain relief. The devices created by Stimwave deliver small pulses of energy to specific nerves to trigger a reac...
Source: Mass Device - July 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Clinical Trials Diabetes Diagnostics Imaging Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Pain Management Research & Development American Red Cross Nemaura Medical Novarad Owlstone Medical Stimwave Tactical Medical Zynex Inc. Source Type: news

Sports injuries: when do show-stoppers need surgery?
Recent injuries in two major sporting events: Wimbledon and the Tour de France. Helen Handoll, Co-ordinating Editor ofCochrane Bone, Joint and Muscle Trauma and Senior Reserarch Fellow at Teeside Univerity, takes a look at sports injuries and evidence. Dr Handoll research interests focus on getting the evidence to inform the management of people with hip, shoulder and wrist fractures, either via primary research or conducting Cochrane systematic revi ews.Reposted with permission fromEvidently CochraneWimbledon is upon us – yippee for all tennis fans – and the spectre of sports injury is on Centre Cour...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - July 13, 2017 Category: Information Technology Authors: mumoquit at cochrane.org Source Type: news

Mapping behavior in the fruit fly brain
(Cell Press) One of the primary missions of neuroscience is to make connections between particular neurons in the brain and specific behaviors. Now a team of researchers has used computer-vision and machine-learning techniques in fruit flies to create behavior anatomy maps that will help us understand how specific brain circuits generate Drosophila aggression, wing extension, or grooming. The data are being published July 13 in the journal Cell as a resource for other investigators. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A raven's memories are for the future
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - July 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Boeckle, M., Clayton, N. S. Tags: Anatomy, Morphology, Biomechanics perspective Source Type: news

Making a plan
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - July 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Vignieri, S. Tags: Anatomy, Morphology, Biomechanics twis Source Type: news

Ravens parallel great apes in flexible planning for tool-use and bartering
The ability to flexibly plan for events outside of the current sensory scope is at the core of being human and is crucial to our everyday lives and society. Studies on apes have shaped a belief that this ability evolved within the hominid lineage. Corvids, however, have shown evidence of planning their food hoarding, although this has been suggested to reflect a specific caching adaptation rather than domain-general planning. Here, we show that ravens plan for events unrelated to caching—tool-use and bartering—with delays of up to 17 hours, exert self-control, and consider tem...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Kabadayi, C., Osvath, M. Tags: Anatomy, Morphology, Biomechanics reports Source Type: news

Aging and Sexual Differences of the Human Skull Aging and Sexual Differences of the Human Skull
What implications could our understanding of the impact of gender and aging on skull anatomy have in the field of plastic surgery?Plastic Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open (PRS Global Open) (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news