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The Future of Early Cancer Detection?

October 15, 2014 1:45 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

Along with a crew of technologists and scientists, Jorge Soto is developing a simple, noninvasive, open-source test that looks for early signs of multiple forms of cancer. Onstage at TEDGlobal 2014, he demonstrates a working prototype of the mobile platform for the first time...

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New Test Offers Faster Check for Recent Illness Wave

October 15, 2014 1:40 pm | by Mike Stobbe, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

For more than two months, health officials have been struggling to understand the size of a national wave of severe respiratory illnesses caused by an unusual virus. This week, they expect the wave to start looking a whole lot bigger. But that's because a new test will be speeding through a backlog of cases...

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Enhancing Blood Biomarker Discovery for Better Disease Diagnostics

October 15, 2014 1:21 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

A two-year grant from the National Institutes of Health will fund work by a Purdue Research Park-based company to improve methods to screen blood plasma samples for biomarkers, which are measurable indicators of a disease, to expedite diagnosis and treatment...

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Breathalyzer Diagnoses Disease in Dolphins

October 15, 2014 12:58 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Alcohol consumption isn't the only thing a breath analysis can reveal. Scientists have been studying its possible use for diagnosing a wide range of conditions in humans — and now in the beloved bottlenose dolphin. In a report in the ACS journal Analytical Chemistry, one team describes a new instrument...

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Remotely Monitoring Heart Failure Patients with an Implantable Sensor

October 15, 2014 12:23 pm | by UCSF | News | Comments

Hypertension. Peripheral neuropathy. Sciatica. You name the disorder, and Norman Marigney of Santa Rosa may have it. In fact, he’s been hospitalized four times in the past year for heart failure, which affects about 5.5 million Americans, according to the American Heart Association...

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Retinal Prosthesis Provides Light/Darkness Differentiation

October 15, 2014 11:10 am | by Duke Medicine | Videos | Comments

Larry Hester, 66, has been blind for half his life from a condition called retinitis pigmentosa. In September, 2014, an electronic stimulator was surgically implanted in his left eye. On October 1st, 2014 Duke eye surgeon Dr. Paul Hahn turned ...

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Charged Graphene Enables a Unique View of DNA During Sequencing

October 15, 2014 10:58 am | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

When Illinois researchers set out to investigate a method to control how DNA moves through a tiny sequencing device, they did not know they were about to witness a display of molecular gymnastics. Fast, accurate and affordable DNA sequencing is the first step toward personalized medicine...

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Biomarker Offers Diagnosis of Cancer Cause

October 15, 2014 10:50 am | by Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health | News | Comments

CLIP2 serves as a radiation marker: After exposure to radiation from radioiodine, both the genetic activity and the protein expression are increased, as the scientists' studies were able to substantiate. CLIP2 appears to be particularly significant...

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Low-Cost, Disposable Lung Infection Detector Developed

October 15, 2014 10:33 am | by University of California - Irvine | News | Comments

Imagine a low-cost, disposable breath analysis device that a person with cystic fibrosis could use at home along with a smartphone to immediately detect a lung infection, much like the device police use to gauge a driver's blood alcohol level...

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Protein-Based Material Has Some Nerve to It

October 15, 2014 10:23 am | by University of California - Berkeley | News | Comments

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have taken proteins from nerve cells and used them to create a "smart" material that is extremely sensitive to its environment. This marriage of materials science and biology could give birth to a...

Reprogrammed Skin Cells Could Lead to Alzheimer’s Cure

October 15, 2014 10:01 am | by University of Wollongong | News | Comments

Neuroscientists from UOW are reprogramming skin cells in order to discover new treatments and ultimately a cure for a range of devastating brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Schizophrenia and Motor Neurone Disease. Dr Lezanne Ooi, from the...

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FDA Approved Leads Safe for Full-Body MRI Scans

October 15, 2014 9:46 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of its CapSureFix Novus MRI SureScan 5076 Lead for use with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The lead is approved for MRI scans positioned on any region of the body when...

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Regenerative Medicine: The Future Has Arrived

October 15, 2014 8:30 am | by David Green, CEO, Harvard Apparatus Regenerative Technology | Articles | Comments

Regenerative medicine is a quickly growing field that offers the potential to repair and replace damaged cells, tissue and organs. Although the field has shown rapid growth over the last decade, it still must overcome a series of hurdles before...

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New York State: A Beacon for Bio/Med Growth

October 15, 2014 8:30 am | by Jessica Crawford, President, MedTech Association | Blogs | Comments

The Bio/Med Breakthroughs: Advancing New York’s Innovation Economy industry report by MedTech, the trade association for bioscience and medical technology (Bio/Med) companies in New York, which was launched at MEDTECH 2014, reveals a number...

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New Environmentally-Friendly Polyurethane Potting Compound

October 15, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Epoxies has released a new plant-based potting, casting and encapsulating compound for electronic applications with low toxicity requirements. Called 20-2121 Polyurethane, this environmentally-friendly alternative to conventional potting compounds is made from natural...

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