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Building a Better Microscope to See at the Atomic Level

June 1, 2015 12:42 pm | by University of California - San Francisco | Comments

One of the more famous images in biology is known as "Photo 51," an image of DNA that chemist Rosalind Franklin and Raymond Gosling created in 1952 by shooting X-rays through fibers of DNA and analyzing the patterns they left behind on film...


FDA Approves Brain Vessel Stroke Clot 'Vacuum'

June 1, 2015 11:51 am | by Penumbra Inc. | Comments

Penumbra Inc., a global interventional therapies company and innovator in intra-arterial stroke therapy, today (27 May) announced that the company’s ACE64 aspiration thrombectomy system received 510(k) marketing clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug...


Sensing Tech Could Help Detect Diseases, Fraudulent Art, Chemical Weapons

June 1, 2015 11:40 am | by University at Buffalo | Comments

From airport security detecting explosives to art historians authenticating paintings, society's thirst for powerful sensors is growing. Given that, few sensing techniques can match the buzz created by surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS)...


Genetic Test Assesses Contact Lens-Related Infections

June 1, 2015 9:49 am | by NYU Langone Medical Center/New York University School of Medicine | Comments

Using high-precision genetic tests to differentiate the thousands of bacteria that make up the human microbiome, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center suggest that they have found a possible -- and potentially surprising -- root cause of...


X-ray Lens Sharpens View into the Nano World

June 1, 2015 9:38 am | by Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY | Comments

A team led by DESY scientists has designed, fabricated and successfully tested a novel X-ray lens that produces sharper and brighter images of the nano world. The lens employs an innovative concept to redirect X-rays over a wide range of angles...


Software Reads Kids' Expressions to Measure Pain Levels

June 1, 2015 9:33 am | by University of California - San Diego | Comments

Accurately assessing pain in children in a clinical setting can be difficult. A study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine has demonstrated the validity of a new method for measuring pediatric pain levels...


Apps Help Hearing-Impaired Audience Understand Every Word

June 1, 2015 9:25 am | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | Comments

Hearing-impaired people face a challenge at the theater or cinema. Fraunhofer technology promises a remedy integrated into two apps made by Sennheiser Streaming Technologies GmbH. They allow the hearing impaired to adjust the sound to match their...


Mini Hybrid Gamma Ray Camera to Improve Bedside Tumor Diagnosis

June 1, 2015 9:19 am | by University of Leicester | Comments

Researchers from the Universities of Leicester and Nottingham are developing a revolutionary mini gamma ray camera that will improve the diagnosis of tumors and lymph nodes from patients’ bedsides. The handheld ‘hybrid’ technology, which combines...


Acupuncture-Like ENS May Provide Relief for Radiation-Induced Dry Mouth

June 1, 2015 8:43 am | by American Society for Radiation Oncology | Comments

Phase III results of Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) 0537 indicate that acupuncture-like, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (ALTENS) may be equally effective as pilocarpine, the current prescription medication in a pill...


Developing Artificial Hands Capable of Providing Sensory Feedback

May 29, 2015 2:47 pm | by Wolters Kluwer Health | Comments

Researchers are exploring new approaches to designing prosthetic hands capable of providing "sensory feedback." Advances toward developing prostheses with a sense of touch are presented in a special topic article in the June issue of Plastic...


Optical Probe Allows Kidney Diagnostics Without Biopsy

May 29, 2015 2:42 pm | by University of Houston | Comments

University of Houston researchers have identified a new, less-invasive method to provide diagnostic information on kidney disease and its severity. In a paper published this month in the Journal of Biophotonics, Wei-Chuan Shih, assistant professor...


New MRI Technique Could Expand Treatment Options for Stroke Victims

May 29, 2015 12:43 pm | by Trinity College Dublin | Comments

A recent study by scientists from Trinity College Dublin has shown how a new MRI scanning technique, which looks at sodium levels rather than water levels in the brain, offers the potential to extend the time-window during which drug therapy...


FDA Approves Emergency Use of Ebola Diagnostic Test

May 29, 2015 9:55 am | by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | Comments

Researchers from LLNL and three other institutions have assisted a Bay Area biomedical company in advancing its Ebola virus detection test for use. Sunnyvale-based Cepheid has received an emergency use authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug...


Post-Operative 'Survival Calculator' for Colon Cancer Patients

May 29, 2015 9:48 am | by Roswell Park Cancer Institute | Comments

Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) researchers have developed an accurate, individualized post-operative survival calculator and integrated the technology into a mobile application compatible with smartphone technology for oncologists and...


MR/Ultrasound Fusion-Guided Biopsy Better Able to Detect Aggressive Prostate Cancer

May 29, 2015 9:42 am | by Dr. David Samadi | Comments

World-renowned prostate surgeon and New York Urologist, Dr. David Samadi, evaluates new findings on the benefit of MR/Ultrasound Fusion-Guided Biopsy for detecting aggressive prostate cancer. "Our Prostate Cancer Center at Lenox Hill Hospital...



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