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New Collagen Meniscus Implant Opens New Vista for Knee Repair

... literally becomes part of the body. There are no artificial devices. The collagen implant is a temporary ... that I could not replace the meniscus with artificial material because no artificial material was soft enough, yet durable and slick ...

National Insurance Carriers Now Cover Artificial Cervical Disc Surgery

... Insurance carriers across the country cover artificial disc replacement surgery for the cervical spine ... spinal disorders now having potential access to artificial disc surgery through insurers. The Chicago ... and Neuroresearch (CINN) offers cervical artificial disc surgery from some of the most well-trained ...

South Florida Dentist Dr. Craig Spodak Recommends Artificial Sweetener Xylitol to Help Prevent Cavities

... By chewing gum with the artificial sweetener Xylitol, consumers can help to prevent ... Group, "but using chewing gum with the artificial sweetener Xylitol can actually help to promote ... 40." Recent studies have shown that the artificial sweetener Xylitol, a naturally occurring wood ...

Dr. Dean Dornic Certified to Perform Artificial Cornea Transplant

... to perform corneal transplants with the AlphaCor artificial cornea. (Vocus) June ... to perform corneal transplants with the AlphaCor artificial cornea. A shortage in donor corneas or graft ... worldwide blind from corneal disorders. An artificial cornea, the AlphaCor implant has been developed ...

St. Louis Rams Getting New Fieldturf At Edward Jones Dome

... The latest version from the worldwide leader in artificial turf will be in place when the Rams open their ... tabbed FieldTurf as the runaway leader among all artificial turf brands. In data gathered from polling/voting ... four of the top five and eight of the top ten artificial turf fields in the league are FieldTurf, ...

Automated 'Artificial Pancreas' Controls Blood Glucose Levels in Diabetes Patients for First Time

... demonstrated for the first time that an automated artificial pancreas system (APS) can safely and effectively ... monitor, linked and controlled through UCSB's artificial pancreas software. The software's insulin ... doctors who created the critical element of the artificial pancreas--a unique algorithm that is robust and ...

New Video Series Spotlights Role of Biomedical Engineers in Caring for Total Artificial Heart Patients

... a SynCardia temporary CardioWest™ Total artificial Heart , the role of the biomedical engineer is as ... to exciting, high-tech careers. Episode 1: artificial Heart Science - This episode spotlights ... Richard Smith, CCE, MSEE, the director of the artificial Heart Program at University Medical Center (UMC) ...

JDRF Illinois Names Allscripts CEO Glen Tullman 'Best of Illinois' for His Efforts to Find a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes

... of the organization's efforts in developing an artificial pancreas. (Logo: ... than $1 million, including over $500,000 for the artificial Pancreas Program. The development of an artificial pancreas, one of JDRF's top research priorities, ...

INTERMACS: Total Artificial Heart Bridge-to-Transplant Rate 2x Higher at 6 Months Than BiVADS and LVADs

... Replacing Both Ventricles with the Total artificial Heart Eliminates Complications Including Right ... , the SynCardia temporary CardioWest™ Total artificial Heart has a bridge-to-transplant rate of 72% at 6 ... which assist the heart ventricle(s), the Total artificial Heart replaces both dying heart ventricles. This ...

Total Artificial Heart Patient 3rd in the World to Receive Dual Transplants

... the SynCardia temporary CardioWest™ Total artificial Heart . On March 27, after 156 days on the Total artificial Heart, Besen received a matching donor heart. An ... was flown by air ambulance to the nearest Total artificial Heart certified hospital, his only chance at ...

SynCardia Introduces New 12-lb Freedom Discharge Driver Designed to Provide Quality 'Lifestyle' for Total Artificial Heart Patients

... Latest Generation of Driver Technology to Power artificial Heart Presented at ISHLT in Paris ... the SynCardia temporary CardioWest™ Total artificial Heart, introduced the new 12-lb Freedom™ ... is designed to provide stable SynCardia Total artificial Heart patients with a quality ...

Fertility Docs Cut Costs of IVF Conception by 60 Percent

... IVF innovator introduces alternative to artificial insemination for less than $5,000 LAS VEGAS, ... intra-uterine insemination (IUI) , also known as artificial insemination - a clinical technique that ... a third option: IVF priced competitively with artificial insemination. This week the Sher ...

Introducing solixir(TM)... The First All-Natural Sparkling Botanical Beverage to Hydrate Body and Soul

... on the market contain too much sugar and too many artificial ingredients. I've applied years of experience in ... calories and has no sugar added and absolutely no artificial sweeteners. Suggested retail price is $1.99 per ... botanicals with no added sugar, preservatives, artificial colors or flavors. solixir is currently being ...

Kashi Company Expands With New Island Vanilla(TM) Biscuit Cereal

... (R), Kashi's Island Vanilla Cereal contains no artificial ingredients and is free of highly refined sugars, artificial additives and preservatives. Every serving ... processed, and free of highly refined sugars, artificial additives and preservatives. Kashi(R) brands ...

Researchers Successfully Create Computer-Simulated Model for Evaluating Artificial Pancreas

... key step toward the successful development of an artificial pancreas for patients with diabetes has been ... system for evaluating an investigational artificial pancreas comprised of the OmniPod(R) Insulin ... new system brings us much closer to making the artificial pancreas a reality for type 1 diabetes patients," ...

Artificial disc replacement as good or better than spinal fusion surgery

... Hospital in St. Louis are reporting that artificial discs seem to be a viable alternative to ... Louis and other U.S. centers are reporting that artificial disc replacement works as well and often better ... Researchers found patients who received an artificial disc lost less motion in the neck and recovered ...

New Technology May Boost Artificial Arms

... TUESDAY, Feb. 10 (HealthDay News) -- artificial arms are clunky, and many amputation patients ... allowing the brain to communicate directly with artificial arms, allowing patients to do things like peel a ... director of the Neural Engineering Center for artificial Limbs at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. ...

Virginia Amputees Challenge Insurance Lobby to Compromise

... Tuesday on SB 1116, and whether to cover cost of artificial limbs ROANOKE, Va., Feb. 2 ... require insurance companies to offer coverage for artificial limbs as an option to their policyholders. The ... prosthetic coverage that treats the cost of artificial limbs in the same way policies cover other major ...

Study uses bone marrow stem cells to regenerate skin

... stem cells can be used in the construction of artificial skin. The findings mark an advancement in wound ... organ reconstruction. The study is published in artificial Organs , official journal of the International Federation for artificial Organs (IFAO), the The International Faculty ...

ACS PressPac -- Dec. 10, 2008

... Healthy make-over: Natural colors replace artificial colorants in foods, beverages Journalists' ... Healthy make-over: Natural colors replace artificial colorants in foods, beverages Chemical & ... potentially harmful, though often dazzling, artificial colorings now used in many foods and beverages. ...

Cosmetic Dentistry: A Beautiful Smile Is Not Far Away

... Bridges - A bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth crafted from a variety of materials such as ... of these materials. A fixed bridge contains artificial teeth that are attached directly to the jaw or ... - Implants can replace missing teeth with artificial teeth to help achieve a more natural looking ...

New Skin Rejuvenation Discovery Receives Commercial Backing

... by developing a natural replacement for artificial dermal fillers. Allied Minds, a seed investment ... technology would replace the now commonly used artificial dermal fillers prescribed to alleviate the ... to help restore a youthful appearance without artificial dermal fillers. The ProGDerm product will ...

Archus Orthopedics Performs First Facet Replacement Procedure With an Artificial Disc

... its facet replacement technology to complement an artificial disc. The landmark case was performed by Dr. ... retain motion, and avoid fusion," she added. artificial discs are implanted in patients whose natural ... Industry analysts project rapid adoption of artificial discs once broader reimbursement is obtained. ...

Automated, Wearable Kidney Offers Continuous Dialysis

... July 26 (HealthDay News) -- An automated artificial kidney that can be worn on the body may one day ... to diabetes patients. The automated, wearable artificial kidney (AWAK) works better than conventional ... which is bloodless, improves upon a previous artificial kidney that was portable but not actually ...

Researchers design model for automated, wearable artificial kidney

... developed a design for an automated, wearable artificial kidney, or AWAK, that avoids the complications ... The design for the peritoneal-based artificial kidney which is "bloodless" and reduces or even ... nephrologist at the VA. Around 1980, an artificial kidney machine was built that incorporated many ...

Saving teeth by using periodontal ligament regeneration

... in a collagen network suspended between an artificial root and artificial bone. She wanted to see if viable periodontal ... Berendsen managed to attach the network to these artificial root and bone surfaces present in the model by ...

Scientists develop 'cyborg engineering' for coronary bypass grafting

... have taken a major step in making the use of artificial veins and arteries in coronary bypass grafts a ... ), researchers describe how they developed this artificial graft tissue by combining man-made materials with ... an elastic scaffold (the material that gives the artificial graft its shape) of compliant ...

Self-assembled viruses

... defects. Korean researchers have now made an artificial virus. As described in the journal Angewandte ... can initiate an immune response or cause cancer. artificial viruses do not have these side effects, but are ... has now developed a new strategy that allows the artificial viruses to maintain a defined form and size. ...

Zero-calorie Aqua-Lyte hydrates as well as leading sports drink

... does not contain any of the sugars, calories, and artificial ingredients many sports beverages offer ... who do not want or need the extra calories or artificial ingredients provided in many traditional sports ... fan in mind. With added electrolytes but no artificial sweeteners or ingredients, Aqua-Lyte tastes like ...

Fertility Doctors: Studies Suggest Artificial Insemination Increasingly Second Choice

... and well-known infertility treatment -- artificial insemination -- saying newer and improving in ... Known as "intrauterine insemination" (IUI), artificial insemination has been popular for decades, ... from the tradition that treatment begins with artificial insemination combined with hormone treatment," ...

Virginia Judge Rules Medical Device Pioneer Committed Malpractice

... principal U.S. investigator for the Maverick(TM) artificial disc device has been found liable for malpractice ... Medtronic, the manufacturer of the Maverick(TM) artificial Disc. The damages were awarded to Eric M. ... the disc space for insertion of the Maverick artificial disc." The standard for the surgery, written by ...

Artificial Cervical Disc Surgery Cheaper Than Fusion

... disc disease by surgically implanting an artificial vertebrae onto one's spine may cost more ... which was funded by Medtronic, the maker of the artificial cervical disc -- was expected to be presented ... approved the use of the first, and to date only, artificial cervical disc in certain cervical spine ....

Experimental Blood Substitutes Unsafe, Study Finds

... at data from 16 trials of five experimental artificial blood products, involving 3,711 patients. The ... a trial here, the report's authors said. An artificial blood product -- one with a longer shelf life and ... because of the meeting format. A workable artificial blood product is still desirable, Wolfe said, and ...

Coming soon: Cell therapies for diabetes, cancer?

... a big challenge, but research on stem cells and artificial cells for transplantation are encouraging and may ... of diseases, including diabetes and cancer. artificial pancreas for diabetes sufferers The ... normal stem cells, added Dr. Kobayashi. artificial cells Although human adult stem cells are ...

Global Cervical Artificial Disc Market to Hit $1 Billion by 2012

... Global cervical artificial disc market will see a compound annual growth ... and Asia Pacific regions, the global cervical artificial disc market will grow from a value of just under ... and Medtronic Spinal and Biologics' cervical artificial discs in the US, the release of newly designed ...

Bay State Restaurants Still Using Artificial Trans Fat Despite Health Risks

... partially hydrogenated oil -- the only artificial source of trans fat. But chains as diverse as ... that any chain could easily serve foods free of artificial trans fat. CSPI says that the trans fat ... a prohibition on restaurants' use of artificial trans fat in June. Elsewhere, New York City ( ...

Rodent study finds artificial butter chemical harmful to lungs

... to a chemical called diacetyl, a component of artificial butter flavoring, can be harmful to the nose and ... of studies to provide inhalation toxicity data on artificial butter flavoring and the two major components, ... more definitively the toxic components of artificial butter flavoring and potentially help identify ...

Early to bed early to rise ... depends on the TV schedule in your time zone

... little daylight matters nowadays, and how much artificial time zones matter." In the case of outliers, ... of daylight has some effect on timingthe entirely artificial cue of the timing of television programs has ... a further sign that coordination is tied to artificial cues, and not natural cues like the sun. ...

Sensor necklace aims to increase elderly and clinical trial participant drug compliance

... The researchers have designed and tested an artificial neck, built from a PVC pipe filled with plastic ... of sensitive magneto-inductive sensors around the artificial neck to study detection of a pill passing through ... ounce. Preliminary results testing the artificial neck have shown 94.4 percent correct detections ...

Statement of Robert Jarvik, MD, President and CEO of Jarvik Heart, Inc. Regarding the Lipitor DTC Advertisements

... human application of any permanent total artificial heart -- the Jarvik 7. The more recent Jarvik ... As a medical doctor who chose a career in artificial heart technology rather than clinical practice, I ... affairs, and clinical application of artificial hearts. I also work directly with many leading ...
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