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Blood Test Could Provide Rapid, Accurate Method of Detecting Solid Cancers

April 7, 2014 11:21 am | by Stanford University Medical Center | Comments

A blood sample could one day be enough to diagnose many types of solid cancers, or to monitor the amount of cancer in a patient's body and responses to treatment. Previous versions of the approach, which relies on monitoring levels of tumor...

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Bio-Rad's Droplet Digital PCR Technology Highlighted at the 2014 AACR Annual Meeting

April 7, 2014 11:08 am | by Bio-Rad | Comments

Helping doctors monitor their melanoma patients' progress in response to treatment is just one of the many exciting applications of Bio-Rad's Droplet Digital PCR (ddPCR) technology being showcased at the 2014 American Association for Cancer Research...

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New Method for Prostate Cancer Detection can Save Millions of Men Painful Examination

April 7, 2014 10:58 am | by Eindhoven University of Technology | Comments

Each year prostate tissue samples are taken from over a million men around the world – in most cases using 12 large biopsy needles – to check whether they have prostate cancer. This medical procedure, which was recently described by an American urology...

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Innovative Luneray Catheters and Organ-Preserving Approach Result in Radically Less Invasive Bladder Cancer Treatment

April 7, 2014 10:43 am | by Elekta | Comments

Physicians at Arnhem Radiotherapy Institute (ARTI) and Rijnstate Hospital have dramatically transformed brachytherapy to treat bladder cancer. By employing new sophisticated Luneray™ brachytherapy catheters by Nucletron, an Elekta company...

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Personal Touch Signature Makes Mobile Devices More Secure

April 7, 2014 10:38 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | Comments

Passwords, gestures and fingerprint scans are all helpful ways to keep a thief from unlocking and using a cell phone or tablet. Cybersecurity researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have gone a step further. They’ve developed...

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'IN.PACT Admiral' Drug-Coated Balloon from Medtronic Outperforms Standard Angioplasty

April 7, 2014 10:34 am | by Medtronic Inc. | Comments

Patients with peripheral artery disease in the upper leg experienced significantly better outcomes at 12 months after treatment with the IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated balloon from Medtronic, Inc. than with standard balloon angioplasty, according to a landmark...

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Installation of World's First High-Field MRI-Guided Radiation Therapy System

April 7, 2014 10:27 am | by Elekta | Comments

Elekta, Royal Philips and University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht (the Netherlands) announced today that the initial components of the world's first high-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guided radiation therapy system are being installed...

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New Standard for Precision and Accuracy in Blood Glucose Measurement Technologies

April 7, 2014 10:01 am | by TecMed Inc. | Comments

TecMed, Inc. has announced that its optical measurement IP has set a new standard in blood glucose measurement technologies. TecMed’s IP is reported to have the greatest precision in the measurement of blood glucose, and other chiral molecules...

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Auxogyn Announces Exclusive License Agreement for Eeva Test

April 7, 2014 9:56 am | by Auxogyn | Comments

Auxogyn, Inc., a company dedicated to advancing women’s reproductive health, today announced an exclusive license agreement with Merck Serono, the biopharmaceutical division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany which operates as EMD Serono...

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Calgary Scientific Receives FDA Clearance for Mobile Diagnosis on all Modalities

April 7, 2014 8:22 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Calgary Scientific Inc., a company known for creating transformative technology for the medical industry and beyond, announced today their latest Class II clearance from the United States (US) Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The leading...

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Light-Guiding Gels Provide New Avenues for Drug Detection and Delivery

April 4, 2014 12:19 pm | by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering | Comments

In medicine, light therapy is currently used to treat seasonal affective disorder, psoriasis, and other medical conditions, while highly targeted lasers may be used for specific skin disorders, eye diseases, or cancers. Advances in imaging...

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Brain Tumor Treated Using Sound Waves

April 4, 2014 12:09 pm | by Focused Ultrasound Foundation | Comments

Researchers in Zurich, Switzerland have successfully used focused ultrasound for the first time to non-invasively ablate part of a recurrent glioma tumor through a patient’s intact skull. The procedure was performed to assess the feasibility...

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Transvaginal Mesh Patient Awarded $1.2 Million in Ethicon Mesh Lawsuit, Announces Baron and Budd

April 4, 2014 11:44 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A Dallas jury found transvaginal mesh manufacturer Ethicon and its parent company Johnson & Johnson liable for defects associated with the company’s TVT-O transvaginal mesh sling. The mesh patient, Linda Batiste, was awarded $1.2 million...

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New Study Casts Doubt on Heart Regeneration in Mammals

April 4, 2014 11:43 am | by Cell Press | Comments

The mammalian heart has generally been considered to lack the ability to repair itself after injury, but a 2011 study in newborn mice challenged this view, providing evidence for complete regeneration after resection of 10% of the apex, the...

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Light-Activated Neurons from Stem Cells Restore Function to Paralyzed Muscles

April 4, 2014 11:17 am | by UCL | Comments

A new way to artificially control muscles using light, with the potential to restore function to muscles paralyzed by conditions such as motor neuron disease and spinal cord injury, has been developed by scientists at UCL and King’s College...

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