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Non-Invasive Technique Could Detect Variety of Cancers

July 9, 2015 9:35 am | by Wiley | Comments

Researchers have developed a non-invasive technique that allows clinicians to accurately detect various forms of skin cancer. The current clinical "gold standard" non-invasive technique, called dermoscopy, is a highly subjective method...

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Blood Test Could Identify Diabetes Decades Before It Develops

July 8, 2015 3:05 pm | by MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Faculty of Science, Imperial College London | Comments

Scientists at the MRC’s Clinical Sciences Centre (CSC) in West London are the first to show that a small molecule circulates in the blood of people who are in the early stages of type 1 diabetes. A simple blood test could detect this biological marker...

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Bonelike 3D Silicon Engages Tissue Like a Bee Stinger

July 8, 2015 1:16 pm | by University of Chicago | Comments

Researchers have developed a new approach for better integrating medical devices with biological systems. The researchers, led by Bozhi Tian, assistant professor in chemistry at the University of Chicago, have developed the first skeleton...

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Midlife Spinal Fluid Changes May Predict Alzheimer's Risk

July 8, 2015 12:15 pm | by Washington University in St. Louis | Comments

Studying brain scans and cerebrospinal fluid of healthy adults, scientists have shown that changes in key biomarkers of Alzheimer's disease during midlife may help identify those who will develop dementia years later, according to new research...

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3D Magnetic Pattern Mapping for More Sensitive Detectors

July 8, 2015 12:08 pm | by Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie | Comments

An international collaboration has succeeded in using synchrotron light to detect and record the complex 3-D magnetization in wound magnetic layers. This technique could be important in the development of devices that are highly sensitive...

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Honoring a Pioneer of the Artificial Pancreas

July 8, 2015 10:56 am | by University of California - Santa Barbara | Comments

Frank Doyle, UC Santa Barbara professor of chemical engineering and of electrical and computer engineering, has been selected to receive the 2015 American Automatic Control Council (AACC) Control Engineering Practice Award for his pioneering work...

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Mammography Benefits Are Overestimated

July 8, 2015 10:46 am | by King's College London | Comments

An in-depth review of randomized trials on screening for breast, colorectal, cervical, prostate and lung cancers, published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, shows that the benefits of mammographic screening are likely to have...

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How Can a Particle Accelerator Help to Cure Cancer?

July 8, 2015 9:42 am | by World Scientific | Comments

History has shown that energetic particles can be useful for medical applications. From the time, in 1895 when Roentgen discovered X-rays, and in 1913 when Coolidge developed the vacuum X-ray tube, energetic particles have been an important tool...

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Detecting Diabetic Eye Diseases with a Smartphone

July 8, 2015 9:37 am | by Investigación y Desarrollo | Comments

Researchers at the Medical and Surgical Center for Retina developed software that detects eye diseases such as diabetic macular edema using a smartphone. The system is aimed at general physicians who could detect the condition and refer...

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Pupil Response Predicts Depression Risk in Kids

July 7, 2015 4:08 pm | by Binghamton University, State University of New York | Comments

According to Brandon Gibb, professor of psychology at Binghamton University and director of the Mood Disorders Institute and Center for Affective Science, the new findings suggest that physiological reactivity to sad stimuli, assessed using pupillometry...

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(Finally!) Putting Biomedical Engineers into the Clinic

July 7, 2015 2:21 pm | by Ken Kingery, Duke University | Comments

There’s an old adage in the aviation industry that pilots make the best airplane design engineers. The same is true in the biomedical device industry. A design that works in a CAD drawing or on a lab bench may not be successful in a physician’s hands...

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'Nanowire' Yarns Supercharge Wearables

July 7, 2015 1:44 pm | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | Comments

Wearable electronic devices for health and fitness monitoring are a rapidly growing area of consumer electronics; one of their biggest limitations is the capacity of their tiny batteries to deliver enough power to transmit data. Now, researchers...

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Stent Retrievers Stop Strokes in Their Tracks

July 7, 2015 11:37 am | by Loyola University Health System | Comments

New devices called stent retrievers are enabling physicians to benefit selected patients who suffer strokes caused by blood clots. The devices effectively stop strokes in their tracks. For the first time, new guidelines from the American Heart...

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Optical 'Dog's Nose' Sniffs Out Diseases

July 7, 2015 10:13 am | by University of Adelaide | Comments

University of Adelaide researchers are developing a laser system for fast, non-invasive, onsite breath analysis for disease, potentially enabling screening for a range of diseases including diabetes, infections and various cancers in the future...

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World's Most Sensitive Test to Detect Infectious Disease, Superbugs

July 7, 2015 10:00 am | by McMaster University | Comments

Infectious diseases such as hepatitis C and some of the world's deadliest superbugs--C. difficile and MRSA among them--could soon be detected much earlier by a unique diagnostic test, designed to easily and quickly identify dangerous pathogens...

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