UK Study Matches Mesothelioma Treatments to Genetic Profile
University of Leicester researchers soon will open the first molecularly stratified clinical trial for malignant mesothelioma with the hope of moving the future of treatment toward more personalization. The phase II trial in the United Kingdom is designed to match therapy with a patient’s specific genetic profile. “We’re trying to bring the right drug to the right patient at the right time,” Professor Dean Fennell, chair of thoracic medical oncology at Leicester and chief trial investigator, told Asbestos.com. “We need to find different treatments that work for different people. This is a step...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 12, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Pathways to Rapid Wound Repair Open Door to Improved Healing Pathways to Rapid Wound Repair Open Door to Improved Healing
Researchers have discovered why oral cavity wounds heal so rapidly. The findings may lead to more effective wound healing and less scaring in cutaneous wounds.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

3D printing boosts efficiency of rib fracture repair
Researchers from Taiwan have created 3D-printed models of rib structures based...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Virtual reality, 3D printing resolve obscure lung cancer 3D-printed device aids knee replacement surgery 3D-printed hips may improve complex fracture diagnosis 3D-printed breast phantoms help refine mammography Study: 3D-printed mandibles may reduce OR time (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Thyroid hormone signaling specifies cone subtypes in human retinal organoids
The mechanisms underlying specification of neuronal subtypes within the human nervous system are largely unknown. The blue (S), green (M), and red (L) cones of the retina enable high-acuity daytime and color vision. To determine the mechanism that controls S versus L/M fates, we studied the differentiation of human retinal organoids. Organoids and retinas have similar distributions, expression profiles, and morphologies of cone subtypes. S cones are specified first, followed by L/M cones, and thyroid hormone signaling controls this temporal switch. Dynamic expression of thyroid hormone–degrading and –activating...
Source: ScienceNOW - October 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Eldred, K. C., Hadyniak, S. E., Hussey, K. A., Brenerman, B., Zhang, P.-W., Chamling, X., Sluch, V. M., Welsbie, D. S., Hattar, S., Taylor, J., Wahlin, K., Zack, D. J., Johnston, R. J. Tags: Development, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Smoking Effect on Hernia Repair Outcomes'Clinically Negligible'Smoking Effect on Hernia Repair Outcomes'Clinically Negligible '
Smokers and non-smokers have similar outcomes after undergoing clean open ventral hernia repair (OVHR), new research in shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Withings' rumored heart rate monitor, AI to predict cognitive decline, and more digital health news briefs
Also: Biodegradable implant accelerates nerve damage repair; algorithm uses wearables to predict behavior, blood pressure changes. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 9, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Direct resin composite restoration of maxillary central incisors using a 3D-printed template: two clinical cases
ConclusionsThe direct resin composite restoration of maxillary central incisors using a 3D-printed template represents a rapid, convenient, aesthetic and functional option for treating maxillary central incisors. A 3D-printed template is therefore an acceptable and reliable alternative to traditional direct composite restoration of maxillary central incisors including fractured teeth and dental caries. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 9, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Alzheimer's Aberrations; Dime-Sized Nerve Repair; 3-Minute Parkinson's Dx?
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - October 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

First-of-its-kind device can repair damaged nerves - before before it DISAPPEARS inside the body 
Scientists at Northwestern University and the University of Washington have created a tiny nerve stimulator out of silicon, magnesium and a biodegradable polymer that dissolves. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers demonstrate first example of a bioelectronic medicine
(Northwestern University) Northwestern University and Washington University School of Medicine researchers have developed the first example of a bioelectronic medicine: an implantable, biodegradable wireless device that speeds nerve regeneration and improves healing of a damaged nerve. Their device delivered pulses of electricity to damaged nerves in rats after a surgical repair process, accelerating the regrowth of nerves and enhancing the recovery of muscle strength and control. The device is the size of a dime and the thickness of a sheet of paper. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Teleflex Makes an ‘Essential’ Acquisition
Teleflex is making a move to expand its presence in the structural heart and endovascular aneurysm repair markets. To do this, the Wayne, PA-based company is acquiring Essential Medical for an undisclosed sum. Essential Medical has developed and received a CE mark for the MANTA Vascular Closure Device. The Exton, PA-based company’s device is designed for closure of large bore arteriotomies following procedures utilizing devices or sheaths ranging in size from 10F to 18F. Teleflex said MANTA is expected to receive FDA approval in 2019. “We are very excited to announce this acquisition, wh...
Source: MDDI - October 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Business Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How can gold help repair muscle injuries?
In a new and innovative study, researchers have found that gold nanoparticles attached to anti-inflammatory agents can work to promote muscle regeneration. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Muscular Dystrophy / ALS Source Type: news

Umbilical cord blood could be used to fix babies' cleft palates
Stem cells harvested from the umbilical cord blood of nine babies at the Hospital De San Jose in Bogota, Colombia, were used to repair the children's cleft palates in a study which began 10 years ago. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Silicone Materials for Long-term Medical Implants: Innovate for the Future
By Feifei Lin, Ph.D., Business Development Manager, Healthcare, Elkem Silicones USA Corp. With the growth of the aging population, the number of age-related diseases has increased. Every year millions of patients sustained or improved their lives through surgical procedures involving implanted medical devices. Implants such as orthopedics, pacemakers, cardiovascular stents, defibrillators, neural prosthetics or combinational devices like drug-eluting stents have become an indispensable part of modern medicine. Long-term implantable devices used to improve and sustain life are highly regulated by regulatory bodies around th...
Source: Mass Device - October 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: Sponsored Content Source Type: news

Teleflex picks up Essential Medical and its Manta vascular closure device
Teleflex (NYSE:TFX) said yesterday that it acquired Essential Medical and its Manta vascular closure device for an unspecified amount. Manta is designed to close punctures at femoral arterial access sites after catheterization procedures, including transcatheter aortic valve replacements, endovascular treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms, ventricular assist procedures and balloon aortic valvuloplasties. Exton, Pa.-based Essential won CE Mark approval in the European Union for Manta in July 2016 and is seeking pre-market approval from the FDA. The federal safety watchdog granted an investiga...
Source: Mass Device - October 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Mergers & Acquisitions Vascular Wall Street Beat Essential Medical Devices Teleflex Source Type: news

Physical Therapy Noninferior to Surgery for Some Meniscal Tears Physical Therapy Noninferior to Surgery for Some Meniscal Tears
A physical therapy-based conservative treatment approach was noninferior to arthroscopic repair in patients with nonobstructive meniscal tears, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

UCLA receives $3 million to pursue research on mobility and function for patients with spinal cord injuries
The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA has received a $3 million gift from The Louis and Harold Price Foundation to support the spinal cord work of Dr. Daniel Lu, associate professor of neurosurgery and director of theUCLA Neuroplasticity and Repair Laboratory and UCLA Neuromotor Recovery and Rehabilitation Center.Lu ’s research combines basic science and clinical testing to decode the spinal cord’s electrical language, which controls muscle function in multiple motor systems. He applies these findings in studies of potential treatments for patients with spinal cord injuries, using different methods to act...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Amputation injury is communicated to opposing limbs
(Tufts University) In research that extends knowledge about the physiology of regeneration and wound repair, Tufts University biologists have discovered that amputation of one limb is immediately reflected in the bioelectric properties of the contralateral, or opposing, un-damaged limb of developing frogs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 4, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

What to DO: No Hand Surgeon? Don't Transfer; Data Support EP Repair of Distal Finger Injury
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - October 1, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: What to DO Source Type: news

Simple changes in conventional farming practices, particularly those that repair soil, could be the key to feeding the world
(Natural News) Not surprisingly, the promises that GMOs would save the world from hunger have failed to materialize. In addition to failing to make inroads in this serious