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More Efficient Production of Metallic Nanoparticles

April 20, 2015 10:21 am | by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland | News | Comments

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has developed a new, cost-efficient method of producing various types of metallic nanoparticles. Nanoparticles can be used in applications such as conductive and magnetic inks, medical diagnostics...

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Working the 'Bugs' into Hearing Aid Development

April 20, 2015 10:16 am | by University of Strathclyde | News | Comments

An insect-inspired microphone that can tackle the problem of locating sounds and eliminate background noise is set to revolutionize modern-day hearing aid systems. Ground-breaking research by the University of Strathclyde, and the MRC/CSO...

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Helping Heart-Failure Patients Self-Manage

April 20, 2015 9:48 am | by Stanford University Medical Center | News | Comments

Earl Shook knew he was in trouble. He couldn’t walk five feet without losing his breath and stopping to rest. He couldn’t carry his dog’s 35-pound bag of food without dropping it to the floor. And he couldn’t cook for the Fifty Plus Club at the...

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New App Detects Teen Anxiety and Mood Disorders

April 20, 2015 9:31 am | by Rutgers University | News | Comments

A phone rings in the middle of the night, an anxious teen seeking guidance from a friend. Is it adolescent angst or a serious mental health problem? Sometimes, it can be hard to tell. For the app to work, the teen has to be willing to download...

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Detecting Lymphoma Relapse by Monitoring Cell-Free Tumor DNA

April 20, 2015 9:08 am | by Stanford University Medical Center | News | Comments

Circulating tumor DNA in the blood of patients treated for non-Hodgkin lymphoma can be used to identify those who are relapsing earlier, and with greater accuracy, than conventional monitoring, according to a study by researchers at the School...

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Open Innovation in the Healthcare Field

April 20, 2015 8:30 am | by Robert Grajewski, President, Edison Nation Medical | Blogs | Comments

The automobile, software and telecommunications industries actively practice open innovation — and have for quite some time. It makes sense, then, that the healthcare design industry follow suit, particularly now that the Affordable Care Act continues...

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Embedded Vision Summit

April 17, 2015 4:38 pm | Events

The Embedded Vision Summit is the event for product creators who want to incorporate visual intelligence into their products. Keynote addresses by the industry's leading innovators and technologists in computer vision. Practical, how-to presentations of technology. Dozens of demonstrations...

Artificial Blood Vessel Better Assesses Clot Removal Devices

April 17, 2015 3:53 pm | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have created an in vitro, live-cell artificial vessel that can be used to study both the application and effects of devices used to extract life-threatening blood clots in...

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New Genomic Test Improves Lung Cancer Diagnosis

April 17, 2015 3:49 pm | by Veracyte, Inc. | News | Comments

Veracyte, Inc., a molecular diagnostic company pioneering the field of molecular cytology, today announced the launch of its Percepta Bronchial Genomic Classifier, a new genomic test to resolve ambiguity in lung cancer diagnosis. The company will...

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Telling the Time of Day by Color

April 17, 2015 2:38 pm | by PLOS | News | Comments

Research by scientists at The University of Manchester has revealed that the color of light has a major impact on how the brain clock measures time of day and on how the animals' physiology and behavior adjust accordingly. The study, for the first...

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Clot Removal Device Dramatically Improves Outcomes for Stroke Patients

April 17, 2015 2:33 pm | by University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

A new device to remove obstructing blood clots can significantly improve outcomes for people who suffer a certain type of stroke, according to a study led by a UCLA investigator. In patients with acute ischemic stroke - in which a blood...

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FDA Approves Over-the-Counter Blood Glucose Meter

April 17, 2015 2:27 pm | by Abbott Laboratories | News | Comments

The cost of insurance premiums and employee medical claims continues to rise in the United States, which is especially challenging for people living with chronic conditions such as diabetes. For people with diagnosed diabetes, average, direct...

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Biocompatible, Antimicrobial Coating Shown to Limit Bacterial Growth

April 17, 2015 12:28 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

A Purdue University innovation that has been shown to limit long-term bacterial growth is being developed for commercialization by Poly Group LLC, a technology company located in the Purdue Research Park of Southeast Indiana. The patented...

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DNA Blood Test Detects Lung Cancer Mutations

April 17, 2015 12:19 pm | by European Society for Medical Oncology | News | Comments

Cancer DNA circulating in the bloodstream of lung cancer patients can provide doctors with vital mutation information that can help optimize treatment when tumor tissue is not available, an international group of researchers has reported at the...

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FDA and CMS Form Task Force on LDT Quality Requirements

April 17, 2015 12:15 pm | by Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D. and Patrick H. Conway, MD, MSc | Blogs | Comments

Health care providers and their patients expect that laboratory tests used in clinical management of patients should be consistent and of high quality. Under FDA’s proposed framework for the oversight of laboratory developed tests (LDTs)...

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