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'Nanobody' Detects and Destroys Norovirus

March 9, 2015 9:01 am | by German Cancer Research Center (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, DKFZ) | Comments

Infection with highly contagious noroviruses, while not usually fatal, can lead to a slew of unpleasant symptoms such as excessive vomiting and diarrhea. Current treatment options are limited to rehydration of the patient. "Additionally...

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Shifting Paradigm in Healthcare Industry

March 8, 2015 9:30 am | by BCC Research | Comments

BCC Research reveals in its new report on minimally invasive surgery (MIS) devices and equipment, the growing number of surgical procedures has created a multibillion-dollar market for specialized devices and instruments used for these practices...

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Next-Generation Viral Load Assay for HBV

March 7, 2015 8:30 am | by Roche | Comments

Roche announced today the commercial availability of the cobas HBV quantitative nucleic acid test for use on the cobas 6800/8800 Systems—adding to the viral load monitoring portfolio on the newest molecular diagnostic platforms from Roche...

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Thermometer App Monitors School-Wide Health

March 6, 2015 3:47 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

It’s important for parents to know their child’s health when they decide whether to send that child to school for the day, but what about the health of other students? What if you could track the cold going around the elementary school and...

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Cochlear Implants Give Boy with Down Syndrome New Lease on Life

March 6, 2015 3:42 pm | by Stacy Finz, Stanford Children's Health | Comments

Born profoundly deaf, Joshua Copen, 5, has learned to talk and hear with the help of cochlear implants, which many doctors would consider an unconventional approach for a child with Down syndrome. There was something wrong with Joshua Copen’s...

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First Validated Breath Test for Illicit Drugs

March 6, 2015 10:17 am | by Elsevier | Comments

Drug testing is most commonly performed using urine samples. The methodology and regulations for reliable urine testing are well developed and can be considered the current gold standard for drug testing. However, one problem with urine testing...

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Quick and Early Diagnosis of Cancer with Two or Three Drops of Blood

March 6, 2015 10:12 am | by Asociación RUVID | Comments

To develop a device based on nanophotonic technology that enables a quick and early diagnosis of different types of cancer –specifically breast, prostate, lung and colorectal– analyzing only two or three drops of blood. This is the objective of...

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First Hospital Use of FDA-Approved Drug-Coated Balloon for PAD Treatment

March 6, 2015 10:03 am | by Valley Health System | Comments

The Valley Hospital today announced it was the first hospital in New Jersey to use a recently approved device to offer a minimally-invasive approach to the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD) in the upper leg, a serious and common...

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Autism Detection Improved by Multimodal Neuroimaging

March 6, 2015 9:44 am | by University of Alabama at Birmingham | Comments

In an ancient Indian parable, a group of blind men touches different parts of a large animal to find what it is. Only when they share the descriptions of an ear, tail, trunk and leg do they know it is an elephant. Rajesh Kana, Ph.D., of the...

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Unregulated Internet Marketing of Cancer-Related Gene Tests

March 6, 2015 9:40 am | by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute | Comments

Websites that market personalized cancer care services often overemphasize their purported benefits and downplay their limitations, and many sites offer genetic tests whose value for guiding cancer treatment has not been shown to be clinically...

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Genetic Breast Cancer Test Predicts Metastatic Risk and Chemotherapy Benefits

March 6, 2015 9:33 am | by The JAMA Network Journals | Comments

A genetic test for patients with breast cancer that helps to predict the risk of developing metastatic disease and the expected benefits of chemotherapy has been adopted quickly into clinical practice in a study of older patients and it appears...

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Nanoparticles Provide Local Treatment of Lung Cancer

March 6, 2015 9:27 am | by Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health | Comments

Nanoparticles are extremely small particles that can be modified for a variety of uses in the medical field. For example, nanoparticles can be engineered to be able to transport medicines specifically to the disease site while not interfering...

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Genomic Editing Technology Reveals and 'Turns Off' Cancer-Related Genes

March 6, 2015 9:23 am | by Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard | Comments

For the first time, CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology has been employed in a whole organism model to systematically target every gene in the genome. A team of scientists at the Broad Institute and MIT's David H. Koch Institute for Integrative...

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Testing the Claims of Digital Healthcare Devices

March 5, 2015 1:26 pm | by GE Reports | Comments

A century ago, Sigmund Freud developed the radical idea that there is a lot more going on inside our heads that we know. Today, many doctors (and patients) still stick by his groundbreaking theory. But it comes with a problem. As neuroscientist...

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Identifying New Ways the Brain Communicates

March 5, 2015 12:04 pm | by Carnegie Mellon University | Comments

Carnegie Mellon University neuroscientists have identified a new pathway by which several brain areas communicate within the brain’s striatum. Published in the Journal of Neuroscience, the findings illustrate structural and functional connections...

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