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Breathalyzer for Lung Cancer Screening

February 17, 2015 2:02 pm | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | Comments

Researchers from Chongqing University in China have developed a high sensitive fluorescence-based sensor device that can rapidly identify cancer related volatile organic compounds -- biomarkers found exclusively in the exhaled breath...

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A Watch that Keeps You Awake

February 17, 2015 11:58 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

Fitness bands are intended to keep people moving, but what about an application for more sedate times? Spark, a smartwatch currently being funded on Kickstarter, gently vibrates using a 12V vibration motor if its suite of motion trackers...

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Blinking Your Way to Better Vision

February 17, 2015 10:37 am | by Megan Crouse, Real Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

This week, a new prototype of a telescoping contact lens was announced by Switzerland’s Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and DARPA. It magnifies 2.8 times on command, effectively zooming in. Worn in pairs on a smart glasses frame...

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Taking Technology from the Lab to the Patient

February 17, 2015 10:28 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | Comments

After finishing his PhD in molecular genetics in the late 1990s, Daniel Anderson found himself conflicted about what to do next: He enjoyed science, but wanted to find a way to have a direct impact on human health. He considered...

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Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican Adds Mayo Clinic 'Telestroke'

February 17, 2015 10:24 am | by Mayo Clinic | Comments

Southern Nevada residents in need of emergency medical care for a stroke may benefit from a Mayo Clinic “telestroke” program that is now available at all three campuses of Dignity Health-St. Rose Dominican (Rose de Lima, Siena and San... 

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Saliva Test to Diagnose Autism

February 17, 2015 10:20 am | by Clarkson University | Comments

A spit test may one day be able to diagnose autism according to researchers at Clarkson University and the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. Scientists at the universities have published the first study showing that children with...

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Device to Help Deaf Children Detect Sounds

February 17, 2015 9:51 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | Comments

At age 3, Angelica Lopez is helping to break a sound barrier for deaf children. Born without working auditory nerves, she can detect sounds for the first time — and start to mimic them — after undergoing brain surgery to implant a device...

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Hip Protector Saves You When You Slip

February 17, 2015 9:33 am | by SINTEF | Comments

Are you well used to wearing studded shoes in winter? If so, you're probably ready for yet another step towards tackling the eternally icy winter streets. Last week it was extremely cold in Oslo. On average, every day in January 50 people...

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Tracking Parasites with Satellites

February 17, 2015 9:19 am | by Australian National University | Comments

Scientists are teaming up to use satellite data to target deadly parasites to help predict patterns of parasitic diseases such as malaria, worms and hydatids. Project leader Professor Archie Clements, from the Australian National...

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Auditory Brainstem Implant for Children Born without Hearing Nerve

February 17, 2015 8:57 am | by University of Southern California - Health Sciences | Comments

A multi-institutional team of hearing and communication experts led by the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) is breaking sound barriers for children born without a hearing nerve in a clinical trial...

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Tubing Challenges Focus of FDA Guidance

February 15, 2015 10:00 am | by AAMI | Comments

Two AAMI provisional standards have taken center stage in a new document (PDF) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that provides recommendations to manufacturers on the design and testing of small-bore connectors...

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FDA Clears an Alternative to Needles During Hospital Blood Draws

February 15, 2015 9:00 am | by Velano Vascular | Comments

Velano Vascular today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted marketing clearance for a new technology that provides an innovative approach to one of the most common procedures in medicine – the in-hospital...

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Herbert C. Buchanan Joins Noxilizer Inc. Board of Directors

February 14, 2015 10:00 am | by Noxilizer, Inc. | Comments

Alfred R. Berkley III, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Noxilizer, Inc. added, "Herb’s deep expertise in hospital administration will prove invaluable as Noxilizer begins strategic advancement into the hospital market...  

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Novel Polymer and Carrier-Free Drug-Coated Stent Trial Completes Enrollment

February 14, 2015 9:00 am | by Biosensors International | Comments

Biosensors International has announced completion of patient enrollment in LEADERS Free Japan, a ground-breaking trial involving BioFreedom, the company’s novel polymer and carrier-free drug-coated stent (DCS). LEADERS Free is the...

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Lung Cancer Breath Test

February 13, 2015 3:04 pm | by University of Leicester | Comments

A clinical trial led by University of Leicester respiratory experts into a potentially ground-breaking ‘breath test’ to detect lung cancer is set to get underway at the Glenfield Hospital in Leicester. It is hoped that the LuCID...

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