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India Startup to Improve Effectiveness of MRI Technology

November 6, 2014 11:00 am | by Purdue University | Comments

Officials at an Indian life sciences startup based on a Purdue University innovation say their company could improve the results of MRI, or Magnetic Resonance Imaging, a technique used at hospitals for medical diagnoses. David Thompson, president...

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Device Sorts Cancer Cells in Blood to Predict Spread

November 6, 2014 10:36 am | by University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering | Comments

For most cancer patients, primary tumors are often not the most deadly. Instead, it is the metastatic tumors - tumors that spread from their original location to other parts of the body - that are the cause of most cancer deaths. The catalysts behind...

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Might Your Phone Determine Your State of Mental Health?

November 6, 2014 10:25 am | by Acoustical Society of America | Comments

Imagine this scenario: You've been feeling persistently blue lately, so you pull out your phone. Instead of asking Siri to tell you a joke, though, you open an app that records you simply talking about your day. A few hours later, your therapist sends...

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Device Brings a Breath of Fresh Air to Heart Failure Diagnosis

November 6, 2014 9:49 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | Comments

Paramedics respond to a 911 call to find an elderly patient who’s having difficulty breathing. Anxious and disoriented, the patient has trouble remembering all the medications he’s taking, and with his shortness of breath, speaking is difficult. Is he suffering from acute emphysema or heart failure?

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Diagnosing Infectious Diseases with a Handheld POC Device

November 6, 2014 9:30 am | by OJ Bio | Comments

The successful development of new platform technology for the rapid point of care (POC) diagnosis of flu and other respiratory conditions has widespread potential for the detection of a wide range of other infectious diseases. Supported by Innovate...

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Simple, yet Sensitive Magnetometer Could Offer Advances in Medical Imaging

November 5, 2014 5:12 pm | by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland | Comments

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed an innovative magnetometer that can replace conventional technology in applications such as neuroimaging, mineral exploration and molecular diagnostics. Its manufacturing costs are between...

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Analysis Predicts Blindness from AMD

November 5, 2014 5:02 pm | by Stanford University Medical Center | Comments

Stanford University School of Medicine scientists have found a new way to forecast which patients with age-related macular degeneration are likely to suffer from the most debilitating form of the disease. The new method predicts, on a personalized...

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Hydrogel Offers Applications in Drug Delivery, Tissue Repair

November 5, 2014 4:54 pm | by Kansas State University | Comments

A novel jelly-like substance developed by Kansas State University researchers was recently issued a U.S. patent. The substance may be used for biomedical applications, ranging from cell culture and drug delivery to repairing and replacing tissue...

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3D Imaging Tech Could Diagnose Cardiovascular Disease

November 5, 2014 4:44 pm | by Purdue University | Comments

Researchers are close to commercializing a new type of medical imaging technology that could diagnose cardiovascular disease by measuring ultrasound signals from molecules exposed to a fast-pulsing laser. The system takes precise three-dimensional...

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Detecting Cancer with a Sponge on a String

November 5, 2014 3:43 pm | by Cancer Research UK | Comments

Swallowing a sponge on a string could replace traditional endoscopy as an equally effective but less invasive way of diagnosing a condition that can be a forerunner of oesophageal cancer. The results of a Cancer Research UK trial involving more than...

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Using Tissue-Engineered Decoys to Fight Cancer

November 5, 2014 3:26 pm | by University of Texas at Arlington | Comments

A UT Arlington bioengineering professor is using tissue-engineered artificial lymph nodes to attract prostate cancer cells to better target and eradicate the disease. Liping Tang, bioengineering professor and interim chair of the Bioengineering...

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Powerful Imaging in the Palm of Your Hand

November 5, 2014 3:14 pm | by The Optical Society | Comments

A new handheld probe developed by a team of university and industry researchers in the Netherlands and France could give doctors powerful new imaging capabilities right in the palms of their hands. The imaging system, which is described in a...

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Laser Eye Surgery Tech Has Roots in Space

November 5, 2014 2:16 pm | by European Space Agency | Comments

Laser surgery to correct eyesight is common practice, but did you know that technology developed for use in space is now commonly used to track the patient’s eye and precisely direct the laser scalpel? If you look at a fixed point while tilting...

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Ambulance Drone Delivers Defibrillator Anywhere

November 5, 2014 2:03 pm | 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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EMT App Takes Top Prize at Hackathon

November 5, 2014 1:51 pm | by American College of Emergency Physicians | Comments

CodeTimer, a smart watch app designed to time chest compressions and prompt first responders to administer medications to patients suffering cardiac arrest outside the hospital, took the top prize at the American College of Emergency Physicians'...

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