Phys Ed: Bring On the Exercise, Hold the Painkillers
Use of ibuprofen and other popular NSAIDs in endurance events may overtax the kidneys and hinder muscle repair, two new studies suggest. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Exercise Pain-Relieving Drugs Muscles Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) Sports Injuries Running Kidneys Ultramarathon Running Source Type: news

Forgotten archives reveal street-level impact of 1918 Puerto Rico earthquake and tsunami
(Seismological Society of America) Repair petitions filed in the wake of the 1918 Puerto Rico earthquake and tsunami, stored and forgotten in the San Juan archives for nearly 100 years, are giving scientists a house-by-house look at the damage wrought by the magnitude 7.3 event. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Book Review: The Affliction of Addiction
Addiction is arguably one of the largest problems we face today, and one that does not discriminate based on class, gender, or socio-economic status. In his new book, The Affliction Of Addiction: It’s Not That Complicated (Science Answers All Questions), clinical therapist Adam McArnold argues that we already have the answers we need to fight the battle against addiction – if we just look in the right places. McArnold writes that what matters most is not what caused the addiction, but what treatment professionals believe about the causes of addiction. “Logically speaking, addiction will probably always ap...
Source: Psych Central - July 3, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Addictions Alcoholism Book Reviews Compulsive Gambling Psychology Substance Abuse Treatment Adam McArnold Drug Addiction Neuroscience recovery Source Type: news

Stunning research finds that yoga and meditation literally "repair" your DNA to eliminate disease and depression
(Natural News) Balancing activities like Tai Chi, yoga and meditation are touted for their ability to promote a sense of well-being and reduce stress, but is there more to it than meets the eye? While these exercises are known for being great ways to relax, new research has shown that their benefits extend far past... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long-term satisfaction noted for FAI patients treated with either arthroscopic d ébridement or labral repair
A study published in the June 21 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery examines 10-year outcomes for patients who have undergone hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement (FAI).  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - July 2, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

How to regenerate a regenerative company: Admedus CEO Paterson on the company ’ s turnaround efforts
For over a year, Admedus (ASX:AHZ) has been engaged in a significant restructuring effort as it looks to break trends of overspending and edge towards profitability. The company is finally seeing fruits of its labors, posting its 1st cashflow neutral quarter this year and looking to a hopeful turn to profitability in the future. To lead the restructuring effort, the company turned to 25-year pharmaceutical vet Wayne Paterson, who told MassDevice.com in an interview that he’s been able to contribute a unique global perspective to the company, along with a wealth of experience in steering companies in the medical ...
Source: Mass Device - June 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Regenerative Medicine Admedus Ltd. Source Type: news

Report: Intuitive Surgical won ’ t sell in Pakistan until da Vinci devices back on line
Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) is reportedly refusing to sell any more of its da Vinci robot-assisted surgery platforms in Pakistan until the two it’s already got on the market there are brought back on line. The Sindh Institute of Urology & Transplantation in Karachi asked to acquire a da Vinci system, according to The News of Pakistan, but Intuitive Surgical refused until a pair of disused da Vincis at other hospitals in Karachi are made operable again. Intuitive said the already-installed systems at the Civil Hospital and the Government Qatar Hospital must stay on line for at least a year before it will s...
Source: Mass Device - June 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Robot-Assisted Surgery Wall Street Beat intuitivesurgical Source Type: news

Repair may increase survival of direct posterior restorations – A practice based study
Journal of DentistryAvailable online 8 June 2017In Press, Accepted Manuscript—Note to usershttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jdent.2017.06.002AbstractObjectivesTo investigate repairs of direct restorations by a group of Dutch general dental practitioners (GDPs) and its consequences on longevity of restorations.MethodsData set was based on dental records of patients attending 11 general dental practices (24 Dentists) in the Netherlands. Patients that received Class II Amalgam or Composite restorations were included in the study. The outcomes were considered in two levels: “Success” – When no intervention was...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 30, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Essential survival skills: Health Ranger demonstrates how to connect or repair almost anything using BALING WIRE
(Natural News) Readers really liked my recent under water ammo can storage experiment video, so I’ve decided to film and demonstrate more survival skills that you’ll find fascinating (and useful). Today, I’m publishing a new video that shows you how to connect or repair almost anything using nothing more than baling wire and a screwdriver.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers ID new mechanism for keeping DNA protein in line
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Electrostatic forces known as phosphate steering help guide the actions of an enzyme called FEN1 that is critical in DNA replication and repair, finds a new study led by Berkeley Lab researchers. The findings help explain how FEN1 distinguishes which strands of DNA to target, revealing key details about a vital process in healthy cells as well as providing new directions for cancer treatment research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 29, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Working night shifts may trigger cancer by hindering DNA repair
Regular night shift work affects your melatonin cycle, which plays a role in repairing damaged DNA. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radio/Quirks & Quarks Source Type: news

InVivo touts 2 patient recoveries in Inspire trial
InVivo Therapeutics (NSDQ:NVIV) said today that 2 patients in the Inspire trial of its neuro-spinal scaffold have shown significant improvements in motor recovery assessments. The Cambridge, Mass.-based company’s neuro-spinal scaffold is designed to be surgically implanted following acute spinal cord injuries to act as a physical substrate for nerve sprouting. InVivo said that the 2 patients improved from sensory incomplete AIS B spinal cord injuries to motor incomplete AIS C injuries during their most recent assessments as part of the trial. One of the improved patients was enrolled last May, and converted from...
Source: Mass Device - June 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Spinal InVivo Therapeutics Source Type: news

Two life-threatening conditions.One remarkable wish.
When Lucas St. Onge blew out the five candles on his birthday cake, he made just one wish. He didn’t ask for ninja turtles, a T-ball set or an Xbox — the only thing he wished was to be just like any other kid. “It was a gift I couldn’t give,” says his mom, Heather. On that same day, last May, he got his wish. “He got a liver, stomach, pancreas, intestine and spleen — the five organs he needed to help him become healthy and happy,” Heather says. Heather was 18 weeks pregnant when she and her husband, Anthony, learned they were about to face a myriad of medical challe...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 28, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Emily Williams Tags: Our Patients’ Stories bone marrow transplant Dana-Farber/Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Dr. Heung-Bae Kim Dr. Khashavar Vakili Dr. Rima Fawaz Intestine and Multivisceral Transplant Program Pediatric Transplant Center ( Source Type: news

How are long strands of DNA packed into tiny cells?
(University of Rochester Medical Center) Scientists are a step closer to understanding how our DNA is squeezed into every cell in the body. They provide the first-ever detailed picture of the nucleosome, the most basic building block of chromosomes (the structures that house our DNA). This finding will inform research on all processes that involve chromosomes, such as gene expression and DNA repair, which are critical to the understanding of diseases such as cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nonoperative management rather than endovascular repair may be safe for grade II blunt traumatic aortic injuries: an eleven year retrospective analysis - Spencer SM, Safcsak K, Smith CP, Cheatham ML, Bhullar IS.
BACKGROUND: The Society of Vascular Surgery (SVS) guidelines currently suggest thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) for grade II-IV and non-operative management (NOM) for grade I blunt traumatic aortic injury (BTAI). However, there is increasing evi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Do night shifts hinder body ’s ability to repair DNA?
Lower melatonin production during night work might cut ability to repair normal DNA damage Related items fromOnMedica Poor sleep habits amplify knee pain Poor quality sleep linked to heart disease Women doing heavy or shift work have lower fertility Shift work linked to higher coronary risk Long-term night work doubles breast cancer risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 28, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Shift Work May Affect the Body ’ s Ability to Repair DNA Damage
Lower levels of 8 - hydroxydeoxyguanosine noted in the urine of those who worked at night (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 28, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Press release: Neuron-integrated nanotubes to repair nerve fibers
(Source: Nanotechweb.org Your News)
Source: Nanotechweb.org Your News - June 27, 2017 Category: Nanotechnology Source Type: news

Working night shifts may stop body from repairing DNA damage
Working night shifts may hinder the body ’s ability to repair DNA damage caused by normal cellular processes, according to findings from a new study. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - June 27, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Shift work may damage DNA, increase risk for chronic disease
When people work the night shift, their bodies might have less capacity to repair everyday damage to cells' DNA, a small study hints. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Shift Work Damage Your DNA?
TUESDAY, June 27, 2017 -- When people work the night shift, their bodies might have less capacity to repair everyday damage to cells'DNA, a small study hints. The research found that people excreted lower levels of a chemical called 8-OH-dG when... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 27, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Working at night may interfere with DNA repair
A new study explores the effect of night shifts on melatonin levels and DNA repair, as indicated by a chemical byproduct excreted in urine. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Your JOB could increasing cancer risk: Working THESE hours could stop cells repairing
WORKING night shifts could stop the body being able to repair damage to DNA and could even increase the risk of developing cancer, experts have revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your JOB could increasing cancer risk: Working THESE hours could stop cell repairing
WORKING night shifts could stop the body being able to repair damage to DNA and could even increase the risk of developing cancer, experts have revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A ‘superstar’ homecoming: Julia’s journey for bladder exstrophy care
Julia Ryan was born on March 2, but her journey to Boston Children’s Hospital began months before her birth. During Tori Ryan’s pregnancy, doctors near her home in South Carolina diagnosed her unborn child, Julia, with bladder exstrophy, a rare and complex birth defect where the bladder develops inside out and is exposed outside of the body. “There were a lot of tears,” says Tori’s husband, Sean, of receiving the news about their daughter. “It was hard. We had to balance our own worry with the excitement our two older daughters felt about having a little sister.&...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 26, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Advanced Fetal Care Center bladder exstrophy bladder exstrophy program Department of Urology Joseph Borer Source Type: news

Neuron-integrated nanotubes to repair nerve fibers
(Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati) Carbon nanotubes exhibit interesting characteristics rendering them particularly suited to the construction of special hybrid devices -- consisting of biological issue and synthetic material -- planned to re-establish connections between nerve cells, for instance at spinal level, lost on account of lesions or trauma. This is the result of a piece of research published on the scientific journal Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 26, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Stanford scientists create a cellular guillotine for studying single-cell wound repair
(Stanford University) In an effort to understand how single cells heal, mechanical engineer Sindy Tang developed a microscopic guillotine that efficiently cuts cells in two. Learning more about single-cell wound repair could lead to self-healing materials and machines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 26, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Jimmy Kimmel Pleads With Senator To Put Trumpcare To Kind 'Kimmel Test'
Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel is pleading with a Republican senator to put the latest version of Trumpcare to the “Kimmel test” before voting for it. Kimmel, whose baby son Billy required surgery shortly after birth to repair a congenital heart problem, tweeted to Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) Sunday: “No family should be denied medical care, emergency or otherwise, because they can’t afford it.” Reminder for Sen @BillCassidy: Kimmel test is "No family should be denied medical care, emerg or otherwise, because they can’t afford it"— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) June ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS hernia mesh felt like 'scratching from inside'
Surgeons have warned the repair technique is leaving many patients in chronic pain. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The role of perceived in-group moral superiority in reparative intentions and approach motivation - Szab ó ZP, Mészáros NZ, Csertő I.
Three studies examined how members of a national group react to in-group wrongdoings. We expected that perceived in-group moral superiority would lead to unwillingness to repair the aggression. We also expected that internal-focused emotions such as group-... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Is Illinois the next Venezuela? Democrats have driven Illinois to the point of bankruptcy, and soon pensions and road repair will collapse
(Natural News) The state of Illinois is in the throes of a serious financial crisis – arguably the worst in our nation’s history, in fact – that threatens to drive the midwestern enclave to the brink of bankruptcy and collapse. Reports indicate that Illinois is facing a more than $15 billion deficit as lawmakers scramble... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tighten Turkey Neck With This Facial Yoga Exercise
  This morning, a couple of the women in my office asked me what they could do about their “turkey necks.” These women take great care of their skin. They look much younger than their actual age. But they hate that the skin on their necks is beginning to sag and get loose, no matter how many products they try. I gave them some advice and got back to work at my desk. A few minutes later, one of the men on my staff, F.C, came into my office. He hesitated for a minute. Then, in a very low voice, he said: “Dr. Sears, I heard you telling the women how they could make the skin on their necks look better. C...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 22, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Plastic surgeons scars skin Surgery Source Type: news

Swiss Kuros Biosciences wins CE Mark for NeuroSeal dural sealant
Swiss tissue repair and regenerative med focused Kuros Biosciences said today it won CE Mark approval in the European for its Neuroseal novel dural sealant. The Neuroseal sealant is designed as an adjunct to suturing and is used to seal the dura after cranial surgery and reduce the risk of cerebrospinal fluid leakage, the company said. Kuros added that the sealant was designed to be easy to prepare, use and handle to reduce adverse effect risks. Kuros Biosciences said that the approval is the 2nd for the company following the approval of its MagnetOs Granules, a novel synthetic bone graft substitute designed to regenerate ...
Source: Mass Device - June 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Regulatory/Compliance Surgical kurosbiosciences Source Type: news

How Does PRP Therapy Work
We’ve known for years that platelets are the part of your blood that’s responsible for clotting. But we’re only beginning to learn about their powerful rejuvenating power and their potential to heal. Platelets are your body’s “first responders.” They initiate a cascade of healing that’s 10 times more powerful than any drug available today. In fact, it’ll be centuries before Big Pharma will be able to come up with a drug that can come close to doing what platelets can do. Platelets work in two ways. First, they contain hundreds of growth factors. These proteins are criti...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 22, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Real Stories Of Americans Who Will Be Affected By The Proposed Changes To The ACA — And What YOU Can Do To Fight
With the proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), 20 million Americans are at risk of losing their health care coverage. A survey, conducted by Brunswick Partners, found that “75 percent of Americans agree that the proposed changes to Medicaid in the AHCA are a bad idea. And that we should not allow 14 million Americans to become uninsured even if there is a potential to reduce Medicaid spending. These results are significant because they find majorities of Americans identifying as conservatives (55 percent), moderates (82 percent) and liberals (90 percent) are opposed to the AHCA’s Medicaid pro...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Runner ’s Comeback: From Multiple Fractures to a 50-Mile Race
Treatment TermsOrthopaedicsAnkle pain and ankle injurySports medicine CategoriesFamily health Author MaryAnn Fletcher Overview In April 2017, Harry Mendez Jr. crossed the finish line of a 50-mile race, exhausted but triumphant. The 35-year-old Durham resident had completed triathlons and endurance events before, but none had demanded the strength, commitment, and perseverance this one had. Just nine months earlier, he ’d been in Duke University Hospital, pins and rods holding his lower left leg together, wondering if he’d ever run again. Hero Imageharrymendez_blog.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Conte...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - June 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Intuitive Surgical wins FDA nod for inguinal hernia repairs with da Vinci Xi
Intuitive Surgical (NSDQ:ISRG) said today it won FDA clearance for inguinal hernia repairs with its da Vinci Xi robotic surgical system. Inguinal hernias occur when tissue presses through openings in muslces of the groin, and requires surgery to repair, the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company said. Intuitive said that patients who undergo robotic-assisted hernia repairs experience less pain, have a low rate of returning hernias and have shorter hospital stays when compared to open or laparoscopic approaches. The da Vinci Xi surgical system provides multi-quadrant access, as well as a 3D HD view inside the body and wristed...
Source: Mass Device - June 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Robot-Assisted Surgery Robotics Intuitive Surgical Source Type: news

Knee Surgery Rates Soaring Among Teen Girls Knee Surgery Rates Soaring Among Teen Girls
A growing number of U.S. athletes are having surgery to repair torn knee ligaments, and a new study suggests injury rates are highest and rising fastest among teenage girls.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - June 15, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Induced cell turnover: A proposed modality for in situ tissue regeneration & repair
(Biogerontology Research Foundation) Scientists at the Biogerontology Research Foundation, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and Swammerdam Institute of Life Sciences at the University of Amsterdam have published a paper on a proposed method of in situ tissue regeneration called Induced Cell Turnover in the journal Human Gene Therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Knee surgery rates soaring among teen girls
(Reuters Health) - A growing number of U.S. athletes are getting operations to repair torn knee ligaments, and a new study suggests injury rates are highest and rising fastest among teen girls. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Silver Spring tissue regeneration company raises $12 million
Silver Spring regenerative medicine company Aziyo Biologics Inc. raised $12 million in a recent funding round, a Securities and Exchange Commission filing shows. HighCape Partners, a New York equity fund and majority owner of Aziyo, led the funding round for the local company, which creates customized human tissue products for use in orthopedic, spinal, sports medicine and dermal surgeries. Several of its products are allografts — or tissue grafts from d onors — for bone repair, ligament replacement… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 14, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

BioStable Science & Engineering begins limited release of Haart 300 annuloplasty device
Cardiovascular device developer BioStable Science & Engineering said today it began a limited launch of its HAART 300 aortic annuloplasty device, with the 1st commercial procedure being performed at the West Virginia University Heart and Vascular Institute. The 1st procedure was performed by Dr. Lawrence Wei, Dr. Vinay Badhwar and Dr. J. Rankin, according to the Austin, Texas-based company. “The novel sizing method and simple, quick implantation technique for the HAART 300 aortic annuloplasty device help to standardize the overall repair procedure. Internal annuloplasty has significant advantages over e...
Source: Mass Device - June 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Vascular BioStable Science & Engineering Source Type: news

Why Medication Adherence Needs To Be A National Priority
For all the dizzying talk of repeal versus repair, one of the greatest cost drivers in healthcare is still hiding in plain sight. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Science Business, Contributor Source Type: news

Structural analysis of relevant drug targets for Alzheimer's disease
(Bentham Science Publishers) Alzheimer's Disease (AD) is classified as a neurodegenerative non-curable disease that affects millions worldwide. Current drugs have side effects that are significant. In AD, the beta-amyloid precursor protein that is critical for normal neuronal growth, survival and repair, is improperly cleaved by specific aspartic proteases, which create fragments that form plaques of amyloid beta. These fragments aggregate outside neurons and create plaques which lead to destruction of neural signaling. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 12, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

CONFIRMED: Exposure to aldehyde chemicals found to trigger the degradation of BRCA2 breast cancer genes in women
(Natural News) Aldehydes, a common class of everyday chemicals, have been found to increase cancer risk by interfering with the body’s natural DNA repair mechanism, a new study reported. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Cambridge, looked into the effects that aldehydes can have on human health. Aldehydes are made in our... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: June 9, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From 3M’s expanded 510(k) clearance for its Tegaderm dressing to Medtronic and Acacia burying the hatchet, here are 7 medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. InspireMD inks Taiwanese distro deal for CGuard InspireMD announced in a June 8 press release that it has signed a distribution deal with Lorion Enterprises. The deal will expand InspireMD’s global footprint and distribute its CGuard Embolic Prevention System (EPS) through the medical device distributor in Taiwan. 2. Active Implants launches NUsurface knee trial Active Implants announced...
Source: Mass Device - June 9, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Business/Financial News Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Implants Regulatory/Compliance 3m Acacia Research Corp. Active Implants Advanced Cooling Therapy Attune Medical Exactech Inc. HLT InspireMD MedTech Source Type: news

Flaws in a tumor's genetic mending kit drive treatment response to immunotherapy
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) In an expanded, three-year clinical trial of 86 patients with colorectal and 11 other kinds of cancer that have so-called 'mismatch repair' genetic defects, scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine and its Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy have found that half of the patients respond to an immunotherapy drug called pembrolizumab (Keytruda). (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 9, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

An Apology Expert Analyzed Greg Gianforte's Letter To Ben Jacobs
Montana Republican Greg Gianforte, who was elected to Congress last month, issued a letter of apology on Wednesday for an incident in which he physically attacked Guardian journalist Ben Jacobs.  “I had no right to respond the way I did to your legitimate question about health care policy. You were doing your job,” he wrote. Gianforte is accused of body-slamming Jacobs after the reporter asked a question about health care policy. It was reported that Gianforte grabbed Jacobs by the neck and broke his glasses. Gianforte was charged for misdemeanor assault that evening and won Montana&rsq...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers uncover new instruction manual to repair broken DNA
(Drexel University) Researchers have discovered how the Rad52 protein is a crucial player in RNA-dependent DNA repair. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 8, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news