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The FDA has recently approved Skyla, a new hormone-releasing system that is placed in the uterus for the prevention of pregnancy. Click here to view the Press Release in PDF Format!

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GENOMICS

The curious case of human gene patents
Forbes
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments recently in the matter of Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, a curious case that does not bode well for America's biotechnology industry and could overturn 30 years of U.S. patent policy.
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Researcher: Genome sequencing should become universal, benefiting all
Medical Daily
The promise of personalized medicine with genome sequencing might soon imbue humanity with terrific powers to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease — with perhaps also the ability to gain insight into ourselves and our genetic place within the collective.
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Genetic risk factor for pulmonary fibrosis found
redOrbit
A paper recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine and co-written by physicians and scientists at the University of Colorado School of Medicine finds that an important genetic risk factor for pulmonary fibrosis can be used to identify individuals at risk for this deadly lung disease.
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BIOTECH/DIAGNOSTICS/PERSONALIZED MEDICINE


Radiation oncology advances personalized medicine
The Augusta Chronicle
She went to establish a Depart­ment of Radiation Oncology at Georgia Regents University, but Dr. Feng-Ming Kong believes it could soon become part of a therapy at the GRU Cancer Center that is not available anywhere else. Radiation therapy had been largely static until improvements in technology made it easier to target tumors and avoid healthy tissue. It creates the possibility for individualizing doses, which wasn't standard practice before, Kong said.
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REGENERATIVE MEDICINE


Stem-cell treatment restores sight to blind man
NewScientist
An experimental stem-cell treatment has restored the sight of a man blinded by the degeneration of his retinal cells. The man, who is taking part in a trial examining the safety of using human embryonic stem cells to reverse two common causes of blindness, can now see well enough to be allowed to drive.
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Scientists warn against risking cerebral palsy stem cell treatment overseas
ABC via Yahoo 7 News
An expert panel of scientists and clinicians is warning people against going overseas for costly and unproven stem cell treatment for cerebral palsy. A forum held in Sydney, Australia heard from leading researchers in the field and a parent who sought treatment in the United States for his young son.
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EMERGING MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES


The audacious plan to end hunger with 3-D printed food
Quartz
Anjan Contractor's 3-D food printer might evoke visions of the "replicator" popularized in Star Trek. And indeed Contractor's company, Systems & Materials Research Corporation, just got a six-month, $125,000 grant from NASA to create a prototype of his universal food synthesizer.
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Paper-thin 'skin' monitors heart health
Health24
Zhenan Bao, a professor of chemical engineering at Stanford, has developed a heart monitor thinner than a dollar bill and no wider than a postage stamp. The flexible skin-like monitor, worn under an adhesive bandage on the wrist, is sensitive enough to help doctors detect stiff arteries and cardiovascular problems.
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4 strategies for managing hospitalists
HealthLeaders Media
Increasingly, hospitalists are gaining more responsibilities in areas such as monitoring patients day to day, ordering tests, performing surgeries, handling specialized care, or taking on leadership roles.A new therapeutic approach for lazy eye, also known as amblyopia, uses good old Tetris to train the eyes to work together.

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Breast cancer genetic testing gets covered by healthcare reform
MyHealthNewsDaily
Genetic testing for breast cancer will be covered under the Affordable Care Act, potentially saving women who need the test thousands of dollars.

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Toddler born without a windpipe get artificial trachea
ABC News
In a groundbreaking feat of science and surgery, a Korean toddler born without a windpipe received an artificial trachea made from her own stem cells.

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MANAGED HEALTHCARE NEWS


'Seismic shift' lifts primary care's impact on hospital revenues
American Medical News
A survey finding specialists accounting for less revenue to hospitals reflects changes putting more emphasis on primary care as the Affordable Care Act is implemented.
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ED physicians key to half of hospital admissions
HealthLeaders Media
Doctors in the emergency department are the major decision-makers in nearly half of all hospital admissions, giving them a significant role in controlling healthcare costs, research shows.
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FDA: NEW TREATMENTS AND TECHNOLOGY


Accuracy of blood glucose meters draws scrutiny
Kaiser Health News
Blood glucose meters, which millions of diabetics rely upon to regulate their blood sugar, have become less costly and easier and less painful to use. But they haven't become more accurate, a top Food and Drug Administration official said at a meeting of researchers analyzing studies that show wide variation in the performance of the machines used to measure blood glucose levels.
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FAST FACTS
"Seizures can be caused by a number of factors, including epilepsy or fever, and most seizures stop themselves, according to the National Institutes of Health."


 

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