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First Portable DNA Sequencing 'Laboratory'

March 19, 2015 1:55 pm | by The Genome Analysis Center | Comments

As one of the first research Institutes to take part in the MinION Access Programme (MAP) for portable DNA sequencing, introduced by Oxford Nanopore Technologies, The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC)'s task force share their experience of the ground...

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Becton Dickinson Completes Acquisition Of CareFusion

March 19, 2015 12:28 pm | by Becton Dickinson | Comments

Becton, Dickinson and Company ("BD") today announced that it completed its acquisition of CareFusion Corporation ("CareFusion") pursuant to the terms of its previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated October 5, 2014 (the "Merger...

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First Clinical Diagnostic Test for Lupus

March 19, 2015 12:25 pm | by IES Diagnostics, Inc. | Comments

IES Diagnostics, Inc. has identified the body’s unique, specific immune response (immune signature) for systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus), a chronic autoimmune disease affecting more than five million people. With this knowledge, IES...

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Infographic: Component Obsolescence in Medical Device Development

March 19, 2015 10:34 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske, & Eileen Whitmore | Comments

Once a medical device development project moves past a certain point, going back and making a change such as replacing a component due to it being phased out can be costly for the OEM. If the device has gone through regulatory review, it can add significant...

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Lack of Interoperability Contributes to Medical Errors

March 19, 2015 10:04 am | by AAMI | Comments

For years, healthcare technology professionals and patient safety organizations have decried the lack of medical device interoperability in hospitals. Now, another voice, nursing, is echoing the call for better interoperability, saying a lack...

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Photos of the Day: Fighting Malaria with MRI

March 19, 2015 9:54 am | by GE Reports | Comments

For the past three decades, osteopathic physician and malaria expert, Dr. Terrie Taylor, has made an annual pilgrimage from Michigan to Malawi in pursuit of an answer to a deadly puzzle. Each year, malaria claims the lives of 575,000 children...

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Robot Demonstrates Effect of Body Posture on Infant Learning

March 19, 2015 9:37 am | by Indiana University | Comments

An Indiana University cognitive scientist and collaborators have found that posture is critical in the early stages of acquiring new knowledge. The study, conducted by Linda Smith, a professor in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences'...

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mHealth App Ideal for Breast Cancer Risk Assessment and Prevention

March 19, 2015 9:31 am | by The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth | Comments

Interviewing women at a breast-imaging center in an urban safety net institution before and after they used a "mHealth" mobile health app on a tablet, Elissa Ozanne, PhD from Dartmouth's Norris Cotton Cancer Center and colleagues concluded that...

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Cell-Friendly Surface Reduces Breast Implant Rejection Risk

March 19, 2015 9:13 am | by University of Manchester | Comments

Scientists at The University of Manchester have created an enhanced surface for silicone breast implants which could reduce complications and make them less likely to be rejected by the body. In the US alone almost 400,000 cosmetic breast...

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'Buckybombs' Trigger Tiny Explosions to Kill Cancer Cells

March 19, 2015 9:08 am | by University of Southern California | Comments

In 1996, a trio of scientists won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for their discovery of Buckminsterfullerene - soccer-ball-shaped spheres of 60 joined carbon atoms that exhibit special physical properties. Now, 20 years later, scientists have...

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Growing ‘Mini-Lungs’ to Aid Cystic Fibrosis Study

March 19, 2015 9:02 am | by University of Cambridge | Comments

Scientists at the University of Cambridge have successfully created ‘mini-lungs’ using stem cells derived from skin cells of patients with cystic fibrosis, and have shown that these can be used to test potential new drugs for this debilitating...

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MRI Measurement Tools Help Diagnose Veterans' Traumatic Brain Injuries

March 18, 2015 2:36 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | Comments

More than 300,000 U.S. veterans have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury (TBI) in recent years, a legacy of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. But these numbers don't tell the whole story. While severe TBI can be obvious, milder cases...

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Molecular Tool Assesses Vaginal Microbiome Health

March 18, 2015 2:31 pm | by Lancaster University | Comments

A new microarray-based tool, called VaginArray, offers the potential to provide a fast, reliable and low-cost assessment of vaginal health and diagnoses of infections. The research is published ahead of print March 2, in Antimicrobial Agents...

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Speech-Based System for Early Detection of Alzheimer's

March 18, 2015 2:26 pm | by University of the Basque Country | Comments

The ELEKIN research group of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country is working to develop various non-invasive methodologies for the early detection of Alzheimer's disease. One of the ELEKIN group's lines of research is biomedical...

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Malaria Test for Ancient Human Remains

March 18, 2015 11:10 am | by Jim Shelton, Yale University | Comments

Ancient malaria patients, the anthropologist will see you now. A Yale University scientist has developed a promising new method to identify malaria in the bone marrow of ancient human remains. It is the first time researchers have been...

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