New signaling mechanism implicated in congenital aortic valve disease

http://ift.tt/1SC7yW0 A research team has demonstrated the essential role of genes encoding components of the NOTCH signaling pathway in the development of the heart valves, a new report outlines.

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Bringing medical products to market faster

http://ift.tt/1O3ONFt Developing medical devices takes a lot of time: large parts of the control systems can be designed and tested only once the hardware is ready. Using the hardware-in-the-loop method, which Fraunhofer researchers have transferred from automotive engineering to medical products, development times and costs can be slashed by up to 50 percent.