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    “Overwhelming bipartisan majorities in Congress want to repeal the medical device tax because they understand how important medical technology is to our economy and patient care,” according to a letter to the editor signed by AdvaMed president & CEO Stephen Ubl, Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance executive director Gail Rodriguez and Medical Device Manufacturers Assn. president & CEO Mark Leahey.

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    Contrary to “One Industry’s Hold on the Senate” (editorial, April 2), overwhelming bipartisan majorities in Congress want to repeal the medical device tax because they understand how important medical technology is to our economy and patient care.

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    The phrase “practice makes perfect” has a neural basis in the brain. Researchers have discovered a set of common changes in the brain upon learning a new skill. They have essentially detected a neural marker for the reorganization the brain undergoes when a person practices and become proficient at a task.

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    President Obama’s brain-mapping initiative, for which he has proposed $110 million in federal funding for 2014, will focus how on how the brain is affected by conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia and autism; how it produces memories and programs human behavior; and what treatments could lead to cures for post-traumatic stress disorder, Alzheimer’s disease and other neuropsychiatric afflictions.

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    President Obama officially announced his new brain research initiative on Tuesday, with a pledge to put $100 million in his 2014 budget to support work at three federal agencies. It is a modest but welcome start for an effort that could transform our understanding of how the brain works and help researchers find new ways to treat and prevent brain disorders like epilepsy and Alzheimer’s.

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    Reps. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) and Ron Kind (D-Wisc.) defend efforts to repeal the medical device tax after a Washington Post editorial calls the recent Senate vote a “budget-busting mistake.”

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    There appear to be a few glimmers of constructive activity in Washington, D.C. Last week, the Senate moved the ball forward on an issue that is extremely important to innovation and jobs in the United States. By passing an amendment to repeal the medical device tax by an overwhelming 79-20 votes, the Senate has done the right thing for patients and the U.S. economy.

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    The 2.3% medical device industry tax could wipe out 146,000 jobs in the U.S, Manhattan Institute senior fellow Diana Furchtgott-Roth told the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday.

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    As a leader in developing low dose CT technologies, all new Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. Aquilion™ CT systems meet the needs of the recently announced Smart Dose standard from the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA). Also known as XR-29, the new standard includes four key features that manage radiation dose without compromising diagnostic image quality.

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    MITA as well as the Colon Cancer Alliance, the American College of Radiology and the colon cancer survival online group COLONTOWN all support the act, which was introduced by representatives Ralph Hall (R-TX) and Danny Davis (D-IL).