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First successful lab-grown vaginas herald disruptive innovation on the horizon

April 11, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Medical researchers successfully implant lab-grown vaginas in 4 young women stricken with a rare disease that left their own organs underdeveloped or absent.

First successful lab-grown vaginas herald disruptive innovation on the horizon

A team of researchers successfully implanted 4 young women with laboratory grown vaginas for the first time, representing an important breakthrough in regenerative medicine.

Boston Scientific's lead-free S-ICD looks good in 1st real-world study

April 1, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Boston Scientific's subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator proves safe and effective in the 1st real-world data from the EFFORTLESS S-ICD clinical trial.

Boston Scientific's lead-free S-ICD looks good in 1st real-world study

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Major mismatch: 1 in 3 clinical trials reports inconsistent adverse events, researchers say

March 31, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Researchers find that 1 in 3 studies reported on the federal ClinicalTrials.gov database posted different adverse event outcomes when publishing in medical journals.

1 in 5 trials posts inconsistent results in fed databases and med journals

A random sampling of clinical trials reported to the federal ClinicalTrials.gov database found that 1 in 3 had inconsistencies in their adverse event outcomes when compared with reports made to peer-reviewed medical journals, researchers said.

Fresenius' renal research division gets a makeover

March 26, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Dialysis services provider Fresenius gives its renal research arm a new look, renaming it "Frenova" and reasserting its focus on new product development.

Fresenius forms renal research arm

Dialysis giant Fresenius (NYSE:FMS) re-introduced its renal research branch, renaming it "Frenova" and reiterating the group's commitment to developing novel therapies.

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Robot surgery means fewer hysterectomy readmissions and lower costs, study finds

February 5, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

A retrospective study of more than 2,500 patients finds fewer hospital readmissions associated with robotic-assisted hysterectomy compared with laparoscopic, open or vaginal procedures.

Intuitive Surgical: Robot surgery means fewer hysterectomy readmissions, lower costs

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