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Eliminating the Need for Breast Biopsies

November 4, 2014 10:23 am | by Seno Medical Instruments | Comments

Seno Medical Instruments, Inc., the company pioneering the development of opto-acoustic technology as a new tool to improve the process of diagnosing breast cancer, announced that the use of the Seno Imagio breast imaging system and the associated predictive model...

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Thinking Outside the 3-D Printing Box

November 4, 2014 9:46 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | Comments

When an aspiring mechanical engineer on a budget wants a top-of-the-line guitar, what does he do? He makes it himself, of course. At age 13, Nathan Spielberg — now an MIT senior — began building his first guitar, a process that consumed...

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Lung Cancer Detected in the Blood Long Before Imaged

November 3, 2014 5:02 pm | by INSERM | Comments

A team of researchers from Inserm led by Paul Hofman has just made a significant advance in the area of early diagnosis of invasive cancers. In a study which has just been published in the journal PLOS ONE, the team shows that it is possible to detect...

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Step Towards Blood Test for Many Cancer Types

November 3, 2014 4:49 pm | by Cancer Research UK | Comments

Scientists have identified more than 800 markers in the blood of cancer patients that could help lead to a single blood test for early detection of many types of cancer in future, according to research presented at the National Cancer Research Institute...

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Improving Confidence after Breast Cancer with 'Invisible Tattoos'

November 3, 2014 4:28 pm | by Cancer Research UK | Comments

Invisible tattoos could replace the permanent dark ink tattoos used to ensure that breast cancer patients having radiotherapy are treated in exactly the same spot during each session, according to results from a pilot study to be presented...

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Cancer Cells Leave 'Fingerprints' in Blood

November 3, 2014 4:15 pm | by Cancer Research UK | Comments

Newly-identified cancer cell fingerprints in the blood could one day help doctors diagnose a range of children's cancers faster and more accurately, according to research* presented at the National Cancer Research Institute Cancer Conference next week...

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Blood Test for Blindness

November 3, 2014 1:37 pm | by PATH | Comments

A new test will accelerate global progress toward eliminating onchocerciasis, a leading cause of preventable blindness in Africa. PATH, an international nonprofit health organization, announced the availability of the SD BIOLINE Onchocerciasis IgG4 rapid test...

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Reversing Time Improves Imaging of Cancerous Tissues

November 3, 2014 1:32 pm | by Washington University in St. Louis | Comments

As a child, it was fascinating to put a flashlight up to our palms to see the light shine through the hand. Washington University in St. Louis engineers are using a similar idea to track movement inside the body's tissues to improve imaging of cancerous tissues...

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Membranes with Adjustable Holes Resemble Swiss Cheese

November 3, 2014 1:21 pm | by University of Twente | Comments

The pore size of the smart membranes can be adjusted from the outside: this is very attractive in applications like biosensors or chemical analysis. The ‘Swiss cheese’ structure is characteristic of many polymer membranes and is now modified by...

Doctors Step into Patients' Shoes with New Wearable Tech

November 3, 2014 12:02 pm | by Royal Holloway, University of London | Comments

A pioneering piece of technology will allow users to experience the world through the eyes of a person with Young-Onset Parkinson’s disease- which could revolutionize the way carers and medical staff treat people with the degenerative condition...

Universal Scaffolding from Nanotubes

November 3, 2014 10:57 am | by University of the Basque Country | Comments

A study, in which the Membrane Nanomechanics group led by the Ikerbasque lecturer Dr Vadim Frolov at the Biophysics Unit of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has participated, suggests that single-wall carbon nanotubes could be used as universal scaffolding...

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3D Bioprinting Helps Create a Better In Vitro Breast Cancer Model

November 3, 2014 10:44 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Texas Medical Center research team has made a stunning breakthrough in breast cancer research using revolutionary 3D bioprinting technology being marketed and developed by Nano3D Biosciences (n3D), a joint venture partner of Rainbow Coral Corp...

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First Surgical Implant of Minimally Invasive Interspinous Device Performed

November 3, 2014 10:38 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Aurora Spine Corporation announced the first surgical implant of the company's ZIP ULTRA™ Minimally Invasive interspinous device in Israel. Multiple surgeries have now been performed at the Herzliya Medical Center by Prof. Reuven Gepstein...

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Valencia Technologies Unveils New Medical Device and Crowdfunding Offering

November 3, 2014 10:34 am | by Valencia Technologies | Comments

Valencia Technologies Corporation launched a crowdfunding campaign on November 3 2014 on its website sharing with the public its technology financials issued and pending patents and its business plans. Company to take in funds for the $30M offering...

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Therapy for Sexual Offenders with Virtual Reality Glasses

November 3, 2014 10:14 am | by Universite de Montreal | Comments

Virtual reality may be the key to predicting both the behavior of sex offenders and the effectiveness of the therapies they have undergone, according to a study undertaken by Massil Benbouriche of the University of Montreal’s School of Criminology...

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