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Two tests better than one to spot harmful mold infection

Aspergillus is a mold that infects the respiratory system and can lead to serious illness or death in patients with weakened immune systems. Researchers believe they've found the ideal combination of tests for early, effective diagnosis.

Abbott gets $20M from DOD to develop portable concussion test

Abbott Laboratories and the United States Department of Defense are collaborating to develop a test that can be used to assess potential concussions quickly in the field. Abbott's handheld diagnostic i-Stat System is already in use by the military; the test will be developed for use on it.

Reckitt Benckiser chief ahead of the consumer health curve, analysts say

What's that about Bart Becht's shadow? Don't ask Reckitt Benckiser CEO Rakesh Kapoor. He's not living in it.

ABL teams up with Expression Therapeutics on a hemophilia treatment

Maryland CRO ABL has signed a deal with Expression Therapeutics to to handle cell line development studies and help the biotech produce a treatment for hemophilia A.

Study: Heart rhythm telemetry implants improve patient outcomes

Patients implanted with heart rhythm devices that automatically send information about cardiac abnormalities to a telemonitoring center showed improved outcomes in heart failures and fewer deaths than those without the remote monitoring leads, according to a new study.

Teva tries laquinimod in Huntington's after repeated MS woes

Teva Pharmaceutical is rolling its troubled CNS drug laquinimod into a mid-stage study in Huntington's disease, looking to expand the potential of a treatment marked by clinical and regulatory setbacks.

CF biotech ProQR shoots for a $75M IPO to challenge Vertex

Dutch drug developer ProQR Therapeutics is swinging for a $75 million Wall Street debut to fund its work on a treatment for cystic fibrosis, looking to compete with market leader Vertex Pharmaceuticals.

Achillion shoulders its way into the hep C race with strong early data

Biotech Achillion Pharmaceuticals is working to get its name on the short list of blockbuster hepatitis C contenders, revealing promising Phase II data for a combination of its antiviral with Gilead Sciences' leading Sovaldi.

Researchers explore 'shape-shifting' material for facial reconstruction

New research hints at a step beyond 3D printing in making customized implants. Researchers are working on a new material that changes shape when heated and could be used to surgically fill gaps in bone.

Intel, Michael J. Fox Foundation start smartwatch study to track Parkinson's patients

A couple of major players are making moves to get wearable med tech a bit closer to reality. Intel has partnered with the Michael J. Fox Foundation to collect data via smartwatches on Parkinson's disease patients, tracking the progression of disease.