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Imaging System Could Let Women Skip Annual Mammograms

April 21, 2015 10:07 am | by University of Texas at El Paso | Comments

Technology developing at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is on track to predict if and when breast cancer will appear. “We’re creating a breast cancer risk analysis system,” said electrical engineer Wei Qian, Ph.D., who runs...

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Imaging Immunity

April 21, 2015 10:00 am | by Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research | Comments

A novel approach that allows real-time imaging of the immune system's response to the presence of tumors--without the need for blood draws or invasive biopsies--offers a potential breakthrough both in diagnostics and in the ability to monitor...

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Non-Invasive OCT May Improve Management of Leading Causes of Blindness

April 21, 2015 9:44 am | by Oregon Health & Science University | Comments

Research published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) demonstrates that technology invented by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University's Casey Eye Institute can improve the clinical management of the...

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FDA Approves First-of-Its-Kind Corneal Implant

April 21, 2015 9:22 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the KAMRA inlay, a device implanted in the cornea of one eye (the clear, front surface) to improve near vision in certain patients with presbyopia. It is the first implantable device for...

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Organoid Prostate Models Help Improve Cancer Treatments

April 21, 2015 9:18 am | by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey | Comments

What if a prostate cancer patient could learn which anti-cancer treatments would work best for him without having to swallow a single pill or endure a single intravenous line or injection? Research from Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey...

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Whole Slide Imaging for Pediatric Specimens

April 21, 2015 9:13 am | by Pediatric and Developmental Pathology | Comments

Whole slide imaging is an emerging technology that is poised to impact the practice of medicine by extending the virtual reach of pathologists. Classified as a medical device by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, whole slide imaging must...

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Osiris BioMed 3D Wins NYC Inside 3D Printing Expo Startup Competition

April 21, 2015 9:01 am | by Osiris BioMed | Comments

Osiris Biomed 3D won MecklerMedia’s New York Inside 3D Printing Expo’s Startup Competition held April 16-17 at the Javits Center. The Startup Competition at Inside 3D Printing is the hottest pitch event in the industry, with participants...

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Detecting Lung Cancer at an Early Stage

April 21, 2015 8:55 am | by Ruhr-Universität Bochum | Comments

A new diagnostic method, namely spectral histopathology, facilitates marker-free detection of individual subtypes of lung cancers. It was developed by researchers at the PURE consortium at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB). They have successfully...

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Do Video Games in Care Homes Connect Patients or Expose Vulnerability?

April 20, 2015 3:47 pm | by University of Lincoln | Comments

Introducing video games as a means of bringing older adults in long-term care together may not always be an easy task, according to new research. Previous studies have shown the positive effects of motion-based video games, such as those available...

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One Test for All Infections

April 20, 2015 3:37 pm | by University of Toronto | Comments

If you're returning from abroad with a fever, your doctor will likely test you for malaria. You'll give multiple blood samples at the lab, and if the results are inconclusive, you'll face yet another round of tests. Researchers from the University...

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Scientists Arrange Protein-Nanoparticle Marriage

April 20, 2015 3:34 pm | by University at Buffalo | Comments

Fastening protein-based medical treatments to nanoparticles isn't easy. With arduous chemistry, scientists can do it. But like a doomed marriage, the fragile binding that holds them together often separates. This problem, which has limited how...

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Nondestructive 3D Imaging of Biological Cells with Sound

April 20, 2015 3:30 pm | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | Comments

Much like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is able to scan the interior of the human body, the emerging technique of "picosecond ultrasonics," a type of acoustic imaging, can be used to make virtual slices of biological tissues without destroying...

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Compendium Tackles Challenge of Medical Device Integration

April 20, 2015 12:51 pm | by AAMI | Comments

Do you have questions about connecting medical devices and electronic health records (EHRs)? A comprehensive compendium from AAMI could help provide the answers. Medical Device Integration and Informatics (PDF) by Luis Melendez covers the...

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Transferring Human Emotions to Your Palm Through Air

April 20, 2015 10:38 am | by University of Sussex | Comments

Human emotion can be transferred by technology that stimulates different parts of the hand without making physical contact with your body, a University of Sussex-led study has shown. Sussex scientist Dr. Marianna Obrist, Lecturer at the Department...

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Is EEG All That Is Necessary for Alzheimer's Diagnosis?

April 20, 2015 10:34 am | by Wayne State University Division of Research | Comments

Mild cognitive impairment, or MCI, may be one of Alzheimer's earliest signs. The subtle changes of MCI include problems with memory, language, thinking and judgment and a subjective sense that mental function is getting worse. MCI is seldom severe...

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