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Targeted Cancer Therapy Made Possible with New Imaging Technique

November 14, 2014 3:40 pm | by The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth | Comments

Dartmouth researchers have developed a fluorescence imaging technique that can more accurately identify receptors for targeted cancer therapies without a tissue biopsy. They report on their findings in "Quantitative in vivo immunohistochemistry...

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Cutting-Edge Software Pinpoints Aggressive Breast Cancer

November 14, 2014 3:34 pm | by Western University | Comments

Researchers at Western University are using cutting-edge genetic mutation-analysis software developed in their lab to interpret mutations in tumor genome that may provide insight into determining which breast cancer tumors are more likely spread...

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Social Robots Help Children with Diabetes Gain Confidence

November 14, 2014 3:20 pm | by Alan Williams, University of Plymouth | Comments

Social robots are helping diabetic children accept the nature of their condition and become more confident about their futures, scientists have announced following a four-and-a-half year research study ...       

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Bone Finding Software Saves Thousands of Hours of Manual Work

November 14, 2014 3:15 pm | by Manchester University | Comments

Research into disorders such as arthritis is to be helped by new software developed at the University of Manchester which automatically outlines bones - saving thousands of hours of manual work. Amidst a national shortage of ...   

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Dyneema Purity Fiber-Based Heart Valve Undergoes Successful Study

November 14, 2014 11:18 am | by DSM | Comments

DSM announced results from a recently completed in vivo study conducted in conjunction with University Medical Center Utrecht in The Netherlands. The study, examining the use of woven heart valve structures made entirely out of DSM’s...

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Ambulance Drone Increases Chances of Survival of Cardiac Arrest Patients

November 14, 2014 10:47 am | by TU Delft | Comments

Graduate student Alec Momont of TU Delft has designed an unmanned, autonomously navigating mini airplane that can quickly deliver a defibrillator to where it is needed. A network of such drones could significantly increase the chance of survival...

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Is There a Better Way to Sanitize for Ebola?

November 14, 2014 10:24 am | by Texas A&M AgriLife | Comments

Dr. Suresh D. Pillai doesn’t want to sensationalize the use of electron beam technology by solely talking about using it to sanitize ebola virus contaminated equipment and wastewater. However, he said, it could be much safer and more cost effective...

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Wearable Tech for Patients at Risk of Heart Attacks

November 14, 2014 10:13 am | by University at Buffalo | Comments

Troops and civilians will get personalized health alerts via a wearable system that Sentient Science and the University at Buffalo are creating Wearable devices can count the steps you take and the calories you burn. But can they help soldiers in the field?...

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Breakthrough in EEG Monitoring Systems for Home Monitoring

November 13, 2014 5:05 pm | by imec | Comments

At next week’s Neuroscience 2014, held Nov. 15-19 in Washington, D.C.), nanoelectronics research center imec and Holst Centre will present their next-generation wireless electroencephalography (EEG) headset achieving increased EEG data quality...

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W.L Gore Begins Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Study

November 13, 2014 4:08 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates announced that Pierre Galvagni Silveira, MD, PhD, from the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Florianopolis, Brazil, enrolled the first two patients in the Gore Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Clinical Study. This initial feasibility study...

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Cutting-Edge Femtosecond Laser Technology Treats Cataracts

November 13, 2014 4:04 pm | by Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary | Comments

Patients choosing cataract surgery at Massachusetts Eye and Ear may now elect to have laser-assisted cataract surgery with the femtosecond LensSx Laser. The hospital is one of the few in New England to offer the advanced technology, which enables surgeons...

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Electrical Stimulation Aids Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries

November 13, 2014 4:00 pm | by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering | Comments

When individuals suffer a spinal cord injury, paralysis is only a part of the major impact on quality of life. Often they also lose bladder control, which frequently causes infections that can lead to kidney damage. To address this problem, scientists used...

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Virtual Reality Offers Psychological Therapy

November 13, 2014 3:40 pm | by University College London | Comments

Self-compassion can be learned using avatars in an immersive virtual reality, finds new research led by UCL. This innovative approach reduced self-criticism and increased self-compassion and feelings of ...       

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Telemedicine in High Demand, Despite Hurdles

November 13, 2014 3:26 pm | by Foley & Lardner | Comments

Health care providers are actively pursuing telemedicine advancements despite reimbursement and regulatory challenges, according to a new survey of senior health care executives released today by Foley & Lardner LLP. “The smartest thing organizations can do..."

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Infographic: Telemedicine Vitals

November 13, 2014 1:50 pm | by Foley & Lardner | Comments

Telemedicine is not a distant possibility; it is here and in play now. The vast majority of leaders (90 percent) report that their organizations have already begun developing or implementing a telemedicine program. Most also say that offering meaningful telemedicine services...       

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