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Tear Fluid Sensor Offers Non-Invasive Glucose Monitoring

November 6, 2014 2:05 pm | by Business Wire | Comments

NovioSense BV has announced the issuance by the European Patent Office of a patent that discloses a wireless flexible spring like sensor for detection of glucose levels in tear fluid. This invention contributes to the non-invasive near field...

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Nanodiamonds Created from Graphite Could Lead to Advanced Biosensors

November 6, 2014 11:21 am | by Purdue University | Comments

What began as research into a method to strengthen metals has led to the discovery of a new technique that uses a pulsing laser to create synthetic nanodiamond films and patterns from graphite, with potential applications from biosensors to...

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Chinese Factory Churns Out 6,000 Ebola Suits a Day

November 6, 2014 11:11 am | by Zhang Weiqun, Associated Press | Comments

Far from the Ebola hot zone, the sewing and gluing machines at a factory in China have been whirring more than usual to produce crucial yellow suits that protect the front-line medics more than 11,000 kilometers (7,000 miles) away in West Africa...

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India Startup to Improve Effectiveness of MRI Technology

November 6, 2014 11:00 am | by Purdue University | Comments

Officials at an Indian life sciences startup based on a Purdue University innovation say their company could improve the results of MRI, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging, a technique used at hospitals for medical diagnoses. David Thompson, president...

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Device Sorts Cancer Cells in Blood to Predict Spread

November 6, 2014 10:36 am | by University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering | Comments

For most cancer patients, primary tumors are often not the most deadly. Instead, it is the metastatic tumors - tumors that spread from their original location to other parts of the body - that are the cause of most cancer deaths. The catalysts behind...

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Might Your Phone Determine Your State of Mental Health?

November 6, 2014 10:25 am | by Acoustical Society of America | Comments

Imagine this scenario: You've been feeling persistently blue lately, so you pull out your phone. Instead of asking Siri to tell you a joke, though, you open an app that records you simply talking about your day. A few hours later, your therapist sends...

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Device Brings a Breath of Fresh Air to Heart Failure Diagnosis

November 6, 2014 9:49 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | Comments

Paramedics respond to a 911 call to find an elderly patient who’s having difficulty breathing. Anxious and disoriented, the patient has trouble remembering all the medications he’s taking, and with his shortness of breath, speaking is difficult. Is he suffering from acute emphysema or heart failure?

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Diagnosing Infectious Diseases with a Handheld POC Device

November 6, 2014 9:30 am | by OJ Bio | Comments

The successful development of new platform technology for the rapid point of care (POC) diagnosis of flu and other respiratory conditions has widespread potential for the detection of a wide range of other infectious diseases. Supported by Innovate...

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Simple, yet Sensitive Magnetometer Could Offer Advances in Medical Imaging

November 5, 2014 5:12 pm | by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland | Comments

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed an innovative magnetometer that can replace conventional technology in applications such as neuroimaging, mineral exploration and molecular diagnostics. Its manufacturing costs are between...

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Analysis Predicts Blindness from AMD

November 5, 2014 5:02 pm | by Stanford University Medical Center | Comments

Stanford University School of Medicine scientists have found a new way to forecast which patients with age-related macular degeneration are likely to suffer from the most debilitating form of the disease. The new method predicts, on a personalized...

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Hydrogel Offers Applications in Drug Delivery, Tissue Repair

November 5, 2014 4:54 pm | by Kansas State University | Comments

A novel jelly-like substance developed by Kansas State University researchers was recently issued a U.S. patent. The substance may be used for biomedical applications, ranging from cell culture and drug delivery to repairing and replacing tissue...

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3D Imaging Tech Could Diagnose Cardiovascular Disease

November 5, 2014 4:44 pm | by Purdue University | Comments

Researchers are close to commercializing a new type of medical imaging technology that could diagnose cardiovascular disease by measuring ultrasound signals from molecules exposed to a fast-pulsing laser. The system takes precise three-dimensional...

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Detecting Cancer with a Sponge on a String

November 5, 2014 3:43 pm | by Cancer Research UK | Comments

Swallowing a sponge on a string could replace traditional endoscopy as an equally effective but less invasive way of diagnosing a condition that can be a forerunner of oesophageal cancer. The results of a Cancer Research UK trial involving more than...

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Using Tissue-Engineered Decoys to Fight Cancer

November 5, 2014 3:26 pm | by University of Texas at Arlington | Comments

A UT Arlington bioengineering professor is using tissue-engineered artificial lymph nodes to attract prostate cancer cells to better target and eradicate the disease. Liping Tang, bioengineering professor and interim chair of the Bioengineering...

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Powerful Imaging in the Palm of Your Hand

November 5, 2014 3:14 pm | by The Optical Society | Comments

A new handheld probe developed by a team of university and industry researchers in the Netherlands and France could give doctors powerful new imaging capabilities right in the palms of their hands. The imaging system, which is described in a...

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