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Gut Microbiome Analysis Improved Noninvasive Colorectal Cancer Screening

August 7, 2014 10:48 am | by American Association for Cancer Research | Comments

Analysis of the gut microbiome more successfully distinguished healthy individuals from those with precancerous adenomatous polyps and those with invasive colorectal cancer compared with assessment of clinical risk factors and fecal occult...

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Brain Tumors Fly Under the Body's Radar Like Stealth Jets

August 7, 2014 10:31 am | by University of Michigan Health System | Comments

Brain tumors fly under the radar of the body's defense forces by coating their cells with extra amounts of a specific protein, new research shows. Like a stealth fighter jet, the coating means the cells evade detection by the early-warning...

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Artificial Retina: Physicists Develop an Interface to the Optical Nerve

August 7, 2014 10:10 am | by Technische Universitaet Muenchen | Comments

Graphene is viewed as a kind of "miracle solution": It is thin, transparent and has a tensile strength greater than that of steel. In addition, it conducts electricity better than copper. Since it comprises only a single layer of carbon atoms...

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FDA Approval for Medtronic’s Attain Performa Quadripolar Lead and Viva Quad CRT-Ds

August 7, 2014 9:47 am | by Medtronic | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced it has received United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Attain Performa Model 4298 quadripolar lead, and the Viva Quad XT and Viva Quad S cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators...

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St. Jude Medical Completes Acquisition of NeuroTherm

August 7, 2014 9:21 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

St. Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company, today announced it has completed its acquisition of privately held NeuroTherm, Inc., a manufacturer of interventional pain management therapies. “Over the last year, we have launched...

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New Image Guided VBAS Prototype Work Completed

August 7, 2014 8:37 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Vycor Medical, Inc., a provider of innovative and superior surgical and therapeutic solutions, announced that it had successfully completed the development of new prototypes of its patented ViewSite Brain Access System ("VBAS") device that...

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Infographic: What Engineers Think About Retirement

August 7, 2014 8:14 am | by Kasey Panetta & Eileen Whitmore, ECN Magazine | Comments

Retirement, that Golden Age of relaxation and hard-earned rest where you get to prop up your feet on the porch and yell at the neighborhood kids to get off your lawn. ECN wanted to know what engineers had planned for...    

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Photos of the Day: Monitoring Disease Through Vapors

August 7, 2014 8:12 am | by University of Michigan | Comments

A new sensor, which can detect airborne chemicals either exhaled or released through the skin, would likely be the first wearable to pick up a broad array of chemical, rather than physical, attributes. U-M researchers are working with the National...

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Wearable Tech for Disease Monitoring

August 7, 2014 8:12 am | by University of Michigan | Comments

A new wearable vapor sensor being developed at the University of Michigan could one day offer continuous disease monitoring for patients with diabetes, high blood pressure, anemia or lung disease. Wearable technologies, which include Google...

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Studying Muscle Function to Advance Treatment of Heart Failure

August 6, 2014 3:39 pm | by University of Massachusetts at Amherst | Comments

Muscle physiologist Edward Debold at the University of Massachusetts Amherst's School of Public Health and Health Sciences recently received a three-year, $198,000 grant from the American Heart Association to support studies to uncover the...

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New Hand-Held Device Uses Lasers, Sound Waves for Deeper Melanoma Imaging

August 6, 2014 3:21 pm | by The Optical Society | Comments

A new hand-held device that uses lasers and sound waves may change the way doctors treat and diagnose melanoma, according to a team of researchers from Washington University in St. Louis. The instrument, described in a paper published today...

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IntelliWheels Receives Grant to Develop Multispeed Geared Wheels for Wheelchairs

August 6, 2014 3:02 pm | by University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign | Comments

A $1.5-million grant will enable IntelliWheels, Inc. to advance development of ultra-lightweight, multi-geared wheels for manual wheelchairs. This new innovation will further wheelchair functionality, allowing manual wheelchair users to be...

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World's First Magnetic Particle Imaging Device

August 6, 2014 2:18 pm | by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) | Comments

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) is funding the world's first magnetic particle imaging (MPI) equipment. The MPI unit was formally handed over to Professor Dr. Gerhard Adam, Director of the Diagnostic and...

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Medical App Competition During Medica 2014

August 6, 2014 2:13 pm | by Messe Düsseldorf | Comments

Developers of medical apps will have the opportunity to present their creations live at the App Competition during MEDICA 2014, World Forum for Medicine, to be held from November 12 – 15, 2014 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany. This...

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Driven By Product Innovations, U.S. Drug Delivery Device Market Will Reach Over $4.5 Billion by 2022

August 6, 2014 11:27 am | by PR Newswire | Comments

Decision Resources Group finds that the United States drug delivery device market will grow at a strong rate to reach a value of over $4.5 billion by 2022 (including device costs only). The future of the drug delivery device market is highly...

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