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'Star Wars' Prosthetic Arm Gains FDA Approval

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May 10, 2014
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A prosthetic arm controlled by electronic signals from muscle movement has gained approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Video provided by Newsy


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Reuters - US Online Video (May 12, 2014) — 'Star Wars' robotic arm, developed in part by the Pentagon for its amputee veterans, earns FDA approval. Mana Rabiee reports. Video provided by Reuters
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GW Pharmaceuticals Shorts Take Gamble Ahead of Conference

GW Pharmaceuticals Shorts Take Gamble Ahead of Conference

TheStreet (May 12, 2014) — GW Pharmaceuticals saw its short interest increase by 228% in just two weeks at the end of April. The stock then proceeded to drop 4% at the beginning of May even though the company reported its earnings on May 7. GW Pharmaceuticals will also be presenting at the Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Health Care Conference in Las Vegas on May 13th. If the presentation goes well, these shorts could be forced to cover their positions. GW Pharmaceuticals was asked several questions about the FDA and its approval during its earnings conference call. Investors are anxious for U.S. approval. Video provided by TheStreet
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I Limb Prosthetic Hand Introduced to India

I Limb Prosthetic Hand Introduced to India

AFP (July 19, 2013) — I Limb is a new type of prosthetic limb has been developed for amputees, that functions like a normal hand. Basic activities like eating, writing, typing and lifting can be preformed. Indian patient, Gyansingh, sits next to an I Limb, a Myoelectric Prosthetic Hand, which has been introduced to India, at the Government Spine Institute in Ahmedabad on July 18, 2013.
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Blood Cell Therapy Developed for Wounds That Won't Heal

Blood Cell Therapy Developed for Wounds That Won't Heal

Reuters (July 9, 2013) — An Israeli biotech company which uses donors' white blood cells to help cure chronic wounds is claiming substantial success in treating hard-to-heal lesions and hope to receive FDA approval by 2017.
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