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'Liquid Biopsy' Offers New Way to Track Lung Cancer

June 5, 2014 11:21 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

Scientists have shown how a lung cancer patient's blood sample could be used to monitor and predict their response to treatment – paving the way for personalized medicine for the disease. The recent study, published in the journal Nature...

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Experts Recommend Blood, Urine Testing to Diagnose Rare Adrenal Tumors

June 5, 2014 11:13 am | by The Endocrine Society | News | Comments

The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) for the diagnosis and treatment of two types of rare adrenal tumors – pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas – that can raise the risk of cardiovascular disease and even...

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New Test Predicts if Breast Cancer Will Spread

June 5, 2014 11:06 am | by Albert Einstein College of Medicine | News | Comments

The study was led by researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), designated Albert Einstein Cancer Center of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care and was published...

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New Diagnostic Imaging Techniques Deemed Safe in Simulations

June 5, 2014 10:53 am | by Duke University Medical Center | News | Comments

Gamma and neutron imaging offer possible improvements over existing techniques such as X-ray or CT, but their safety is not yet fully understood. Using computer simulations, imaging the liver and breast with gamma or neutron radiation was...

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Innovative Diabetes App for Smartphone

June 5, 2014 10:09 am | by University of Bern | News | Comments

An app for smartphones automatically calculates the carbohydrate content of a meal. The programme called “GoCARB” enables diabetics to better plan their meals and to control their blood glucose easier. GoCARB was developed at the ARTORG...

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Institute of Cancer Research Joins Consortium to Develop MRI-Guided Therapy System for Cancer Treatment

June 5, 2014 9:52 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Elekta and Royal Philips announced today that The Institute of Cancer Research, London, a world-leading cancer research institution, working with its clinical partner The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, will join the Elekta MR Linac...

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Vertical LSR Molding Machine Cold Deck System

June 4, 2014 7:18 pm | by MDT Staff | Rogan Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Rogan has purchased and added a new cold deck system to its vertical Sodick Plustech Liquid Silicone Rubber molding machine...  

Easy Handling Thermal Compound

June 4, 2014 6:08 pm | by MDT Staff | Fujipoly America Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

SARCON SPG-30A from Fujipoly is an ideal thermal interface option for circuit boards with a large surface area, many components and delicate solder points...

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Inline Strain Gage Amplifier with Unique Auto-Zero Function

June 4, 2014 6:01 pm | by MDT Staff | Measurement Specialties, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties has released the Model 142, a low-noise inline strain gage amplifier with an auto-zero function that provides extreme measurement accuracy...

MCUs Targeted at Developers’ Functional Safety

June 4, 2014 5:31 pm | by MDT Staff | Texas Instruments Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Adding to its portfolio of SafeTI design components, Texas Instruments has introduced its latest 32-bit dual-core lockstep Hercules RM57Lx and TMS570LCx microcontrollers (MCUs) for developers’ functional safety applications...

Grant Awarded for Next Generation Condoms

June 4, 2014 3:55 pm | by University of Wollongong | News | Comments

A team of researchers from the University of Wollongong (UOW) has received Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funding to help develop a Next Generation Condom that “significantly preserves or enhances pleasure, in order to improve uptake...

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Implanted Heart Device Linked to Increased Survival

June 4, 2014 3:45 pm | by Duke Medicine | News | Comments

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are associated with improved survival among heart failure patients whose left ventricles only pump 30 to 35 percent of blood out of the heart with each contraction, according to a study from the...

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Health Device Firm's Ex-Execs Convicted of Fraud

June 4, 2014 3:41 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal jury has convicted the former top two executives of an medical device company ArthroCare Corp. for taking part in a scheme that defrauded shareholders and investors out of more than $400 million. Former ArthroCare CEO Michael Baker...

The Quest for the Bionic Arm

June 4, 2014 3:34 pm | by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons | News | Comments

In the past 13 years, nearly 2,000 veterans returned from Iraq and Afghanistan with injuries requiring amputations; 14 percent of those injured veterans required upper extremity amputations. To treat veterans with upper extremity amputations...

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New Device Isolates Most Aggressive Cancer Cells

June 4, 2014 3:28 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Not all cancer cells are created equal – some stay put in the primary tumor, while others move and invade elsewhere. A major goal for cancer research is predicting which cells will metastasize, and why. A Cornell cancer research team is...

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