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New Device Detects Deadly Lung Disease

July 24, 2014 | by University of Exeter | News | Comments

A scientist from the University of Exeter has developed a simple, cheap and highly accurate device for diagnosing a frequently fatal lung disease which attacks immune deficient individuals such as cancer patients and bone marrow transplant...

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UPMC-Developed Test Increases Odds of Correct Surgery for Thyroid Cancer Patients

July 25, 2014 10:00 am | by UPMC/University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences | News | Comments

Researchers have identified certain gene mutations that are indicative of an increased likelihood of thyroid cancer, and the molecular testing panel developed at UPMC can be run using the sample collected through the initial, minimally invasive biopsy, rather than a lobectomy. When the panel shows these mutations, a total thyroidectomy is advised.

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New imaging agent provides better picture of the gut

July 25, 2014 9:44 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A multi-institutional team of researchers has developed a new nanoscale agent for imaging the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This safe, noninvasive method for assessing the function and properties of the GI tract in real time could lead to better diagnosis and treatment of gut diseases.

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TGen-led study seeks to understand why some HIV-positive men are more infectious than others

July 25, 2014 9:18 am | by Translational Genomics Research Institute | News | Comments

A new study led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) provides insights into the interplay among bacteria, viruses and the immune system during HIV infection. Currently, doctors measure HIV-positive men's infectivity - their potential to infect others - based on their blood viral load. However, some men produce large amounts of virus in their semen despite having low levels in their blood.

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Medtronic has big dreams for China's diabetes market | MassDevice.com On Call

July 25, 2014 8:35 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Minnesota medical device maker Medtronic estimates that China could soon account for 20% of the company's global diabetes revenues, according to a local report. MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) is looking to significantly boost its reach in China, country...

Dr. Frances Kelsey, who protected Americans from Thalidomide, turns 100

July 25, 2014 8:35 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

FDA's official blog brought to you from FDA's senior leadership and staff stationed at home and abroad - sharing news, background, announcements and other information about the work done at the FDA on behalf of the American public. By: John Swann, Ph.D. Food & Drug...

Guided Therapeutics Files PMA Amendment with FDA for LuViva® Advanced Cervical Scan

July 25, 2014 8:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NORCROSS, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 25, 2014--Guided Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCBB: GTHP) (OTCQB: GTHP) today announced that it has filed an amendment to its premarket approval (PMA) application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the LuViva ® Advanced Cervical Scan. The filing...

Cybersecurity Services for Medical Devices

July 24, 2014 5:17 pm | by MDT Staff | Tuv Rheinland Of North America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TÜV Rheinland has introduced new security consulting and remediation services for medical device manufacturers to help enhance the security of their devices and fulfill the Federal Drug Administration’s recent guideline on cybersecurity of medical devices...

Smart Lasers for Bioinstrumentation Feature Higher Power

July 24, 2014 4:51 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The new OBIS LG series of products from Coherent expands the company’s unique family of compact plug-and-play lasers to output powers as high as several Watts. This higher power provides higher signal to noise and/or shorter data acquisition times in bioinstrumentation applications...

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Gene Changes in Breast Cancer Cells Pinpointed with New Computational Method

July 24, 2014 3:07 pm | by Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

Computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University, working with high-throughput data generated by breast cancer biologists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, have devised a computational method to determine how gene networks are...

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Test To Screen Donors of Blood, Tissues, and Organs for Hepatitis E Virus Receives CE Mark

July 24, 2014 2:27 pm | by Grifols | News | Comments

Grifols, one of the world’s leading companies in the plasma-derived biological medicines and transfusion medicine sectors, has announced CE mark for the Procleix HEV assay. The test, developed in collaboration with Hologic, Inc. (HOLX)...

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FDA 510(k) Clearance for Philips’ Ultra Mobile VISIQ Ultrasound System

July 24, 2014 12:15 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Royal Philips has announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market its innovative ultra mobile ultrasound system, VISIQ, in the U.S. VISIQ is the first Philips ultrasound system to combine...

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Natural Products from Plants Protect Skin During Cancer Radiotherapy

July 24, 2014 11:48 am | by Inderscience Publishers | News | Comments

Radiotherapy for cancer involves exposing the patient or their tumor more directly to ionizing radiation, such as gamma rays or X-rays. The radiation damages the cancer cells irreparably. Unfortunately, such radiation is also harmful to...

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Laser Therapy for Treatment of Transected Sciatic Nerve

July 24, 2014 11:38 am | by Neural Regeneration Research | News | Comments

Researchers at Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, led by Prof. Liu, Dr. Shen and Mrs. Yang have developed a biodegradable nerve conduit containing genipin-cross-linked gelatin was annexed using beta-tricalcium...

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Successful Implantation of Micro-Sensor for Intraocular Pressure Measurement in Glaucoma Patient

July 24, 2014 11:18 am | by B3C newswire | News | Comments

Implandata Ophthalmic Products GmbH (Implandata) reports the successful implantation of the first patient within the ARGOS-02 clinical study at Augenklinik Bellevue in Kiel, Germany. In the ARGOS-02 clinical study, six eye centers in Germany...

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Philips to Expand Technology Platforms for Diagnostic Testing with Acquisition of Unisensor

July 24, 2014 9:50 am | by Royal Philips | News | Comments

Royal Philips has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Unisensor, an innovator in the field of optical analysis of fluids for diagnostic applications in health care, as well as other industries. The Unisensor technology and...

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