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Expect More IVD Acquisitions

March 17, 2015 8:44 am | by Kalorama Information | Comments

In vitro diagnostic (IVD) companies have been very active with acquisitions to boost market share, and Kalorama Information sees that trend continuing. The finding was made in a recent report from the healthcare market research publisher...

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The Wearable Alcohol Biosensor Challenge

March 16, 2015 3:46 pm | by National Institutes of Health | Comments

In the search for a wearable or otherwise discreet device capable of measuring blood alcohol levels in real time, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has issued the Wearable Alcohol Biosensor Challenge. The wearable...

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Non-Contact 'Breath Sound Analysis' Evaluates Sleep Disorders

March 16, 2015 3:39 pm | by American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev | Comments

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have developed a groundbreaking approach to determine sleep quality using their new breath sound analysis (BSA). This is less expensive and invasive than current polysomnography (PSG)...

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Safer, More Accurate Imaging Tool to Diagnose Heart Conditions

March 16, 2015 3:36 pm | by Intermountain Medical Center | Comments

New heart imaging technology to diagnose coronary heart disease and other heart disorders is significantly more accurate, less expensive and safer than traditional methods, according to a new study by researchers from the Intermountain Medical...

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Injectable Oriented Hydrogels for Spinal Cord Repair

March 16, 2015 3:32 pm | by DWI - Leibniz-Institut für Interaktive Materialien e.V. | Comments

The research objective of Dr.-Ing. Laura De Laporte, junior group leader at DWI – Leibniz Institute for Interactive Materials in Aachen, is to develop a minimally invasive therapy for spinal cord injury. Her goal and her scientific approach...

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Polymers that Reversibly Change Shape with Temperature

March 16, 2015 3:29 pm | by Wiley | Comments

New research highlights the capability of reversible shape-memory polymers to change their shape when heated to body temperature and then switch back to their original shape when cooled to room temperature. The technology could have applications...

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Ultrasound Technology Can Treat Alzheimer’s and Restore Memory

March 16, 2015 10:33 am | by Queensland University of Technology | Comments

Queensland scientists have found that non-invasive ultrasound technology can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease and restore memory. University of Queensland researchers discovered that the innovative drug-free approach breaks apart the...

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Detecting Cyanide Poisoning in 70 Seconds

March 16, 2015 10:27 am | by South Dakota State University | Comments

A victim of cyanide poisoning can die within 30 minutes. The diagnostic test to determine cyanide exposure takes 24 hours. According to U.S. Department of Health recommendations, “any delay to draw blood or collect urine could endanger...

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The Future of Healthcare Is in the Data

March 16, 2015 10:01 am | by Carnegie Mellon University | Comments

A new alliance is uniting Carnegie Mellon University's unrivaled machine learning capabilities with the University of Pittsburgh's world-class health sciences expertise. Funded by UPMC, the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance with CMU and Pitt...

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Patient Safety Takes Center Stage at AAMI

March 16, 2015 9:55 am | by AAMI | Comments

The goal of using healthcare technology to deliver safe and effective patient care is front and center this week at AAMI with the kick-off of the National Coalition for Infusion Therapy Safety and a separate meeting for experts who are committed...

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Warming Blanket to Maintain Surgery Patients' Body Temperature

March 16, 2015 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Smiths Medical, a leading global medical device manufacturer, announced today it has launched a new Snuggle Warm poncho-style convective warming blanket to help maintain a patient’s body temperature before, during, and after surgery. The...

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New Device Protects Brain During Heart-Valve Procedure

March 16, 2015 9:46 am | by Yale University | Comments

In the first multicenter trial of its kind, Yale researchers tested a new device that lowers the risk of stroke and cognitive decline in patients undergoing heart-valve replacement. The preliminary findings of the DEFLECT III trial were...

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Imaging the Cerebral Cortex Function and Development

March 16, 2015 9:38 am | by Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience | Comments

Dr. David Fitzpatrick, Scientific Director and CEO at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, has been awarded a $2.4 million five-year grant from the National Eye Institute (NEI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the...

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FDA Wants More Info on Scopes Linked to "Superbug" Outbreaks

March 16, 2015 9:34 am | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | Comments

Federal health officials are stepping up their oversight of medical scopes linked to potentially fatal "superbug" outbreaks. The Food and Drug Administration released stricter guidelines for manufacturers of reusable medical instruments, including...

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Imaging Therapies for Pets

March 16, 2015 9:28 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | Comments

Recent years have seen breakneck innovation in the field of radiology, from MRI-guided biopsies, to image-guided stenting, to ways to lower radiation dosage while preserving image quality. Now, a dedicated center at the Johns Hopkins University...

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