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New Genomic Test Improves Lung Cancer Diagnosis

April 17, 2015 3:49 pm | by Veracyte, Inc. | News | Comments

Veracyte, Inc., a molecular diagnostic company pioneering the field of molecular cytology, today announced the launch of its Percepta Bronchial Genomic Classifier, a new genomic test to resolve ambiguity in lung cancer diagnosis. The company will...

DNA Blood Test Detects Lung Cancer Mutations

April 17, 2015 12:19 pm | by European Society for Medical Oncology | News | Comments

Cancer DNA circulating in the bloodstream of lung cancer patients can provide doctors with vital...

'4D' Lung Cancer Model Mimics Tumor Progression

April 15, 2015 3:21 pm | by Houston Methodist | News | Comments

Without good models to study cancer metastasis -- the spread of cancer cells from one organ to...

Novel Nanoparticles Could Save Soldiers' Lives After Explosions

April 15, 2015 11:15 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Soldiers who suffer internal trauma from explosions might one day benefit from a new treatment...

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Device Makes Injections Less Painful

April 14, 2015 4:28 pm | by Rice University | News | Comments

If the Rice University freshman engineering design team Comfortably Numb has it their way, children will be less fearful and feel less pain when they go to the doctor’s office for a shot. The trio of freshmen has created a device to ease the...

First Wearable ‘Out-of-Hospital’ Artificial Lung System

April 13, 2015 9:42 am | by UM Ventures | News | Comments

University of Maryland (UM) Ventures and Breethe, Inc. announced today that Breethe, an early-stage, Baltimore-based medical device company, has obtained exclusive rights to University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) intellectual property...

Infographic: Bionic World: Better Living Through Technology

April 7, 2015 11:47 am | by Solidworks | News | Comments

These days there is no shortage of amazing stories demonstrating how engineers are making huge strides in the medical device field. From “Iron Man” Robert Downey Jr. donating a 3D-printed prosthetic arm to destroying cancer cells with...

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Wearable Sensors Monitor Triggers for Asthma, and More

April 2, 2015 11:30 am | by National Science Foundation | Videos | Comments

What if you could wear something that would alert you when pollution, such as smog, is about to take its toll on your heart or lungs? That is what's "in the air" at the National Science Foundation- (NSF) supported Nanosystems Engineering...

How Has Home Healthcare Technology Impacted Medical Device Manufacturers?

April 2, 2015 10:16 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

Currently, we are in the midst of a small healthcare revolution with medicine moving out of the hospitals and doctor's offices and into patients' homes. Innovations in technology are enabling more people to be treated, diagnosed, or monitored...

New Pumps and Valves Take the Pain Out of Designing Anesthesia Support Devices

April 1, 2015 11:20 am | by Richard N. Whipple, Marketing Communications Manager, & Jonathan DeSousa, Division Applications Team Supervisor; Precision Fluidics Division, Parker Hannifin Corp. | Parker Hannifin Corporation | Articles | Comments

Most next-generation medical devices are getting smaller and more portable to meet the needs of an ever changing hospital environment. But while device sizes are decreasing to help reduce weight and facilitate portability, device performance...

Diagnostic Test for TB-Based Disease in Cats

April 1, 2015 10:09 am | by University of Edinburgh | News | Comments

Scottish veterinary diagnostic testing company Biobest Laboratories Ltd, collaborating with veterinary experts at the University of Edinburgh, has developed and improved a diagnostic test that will help in the diagnosis of mycobacterial disease...

Prize-Winning Pulmonary Diagnostic System for Rural India

March 31, 2015 9:47 am | by Jennifer Evans, Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

SpiroSense, a seven-member team from Johns Hopkins University, took top honors in the 2015 National Undergraduate Global Health Technology Design Competition held at Rice University March 27. The team captured first place in the annual...

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Complex Life-Support System Takes Over for Heart and Lungs

March 26, 2015 3:41 pm | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

An advanced form of life support that takes over for the failing hearts and lungs of critically ill patients saves lives. But for adults, the odds of surviving depend on which hospital provides the life-supporting treatment - with the best odds...

3D Respiratory Tissue Model Measures Chemical Impact on Lungs

March 26, 2015 9:23 am | by R&D at British American Tobacco | News | Comments

A 3-dimensional model of human respiratory tissue has been shown to be an effective platform for measuring the impact of chemicals, like those found in cigarette smoke, or other aerosols on the lung. Effective lab-based tests are required...

Now Available On-Demand! MDT Live: The Impact of 3D Printing on Healthcare

March 25, 2015 1:23 pm | by Jon Dipierro and Sean Fenske | Stratasys, Inc. | Videos | Comments

3D printing is emerging as a truly disruptive technology, affecting an array of industries including healthcare. It can be readily used for prototyping and parts manufacture, but stands to make a much bigger impact. As a medical technology...

Growing 3D 'Lungs-in-a-Dish'

March 24, 2015 9:07 am | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

Scientists have coaxed stem cells to grow the first three-dimensional mini lungs. Previous research has focused on deriving lung tissue from flat cell systems or growing cells onto scaffolds made from donated organs. In a study published...

Growing ‘Mini-Lungs’ to Aid Cystic Fibrosis Study

March 19, 2015 9:02 am | by University of Cambridge | News | 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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Top 5 Medical Devices from SXSW 2015

March 17, 2015 4:24 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

The SX Health and MedTech Expo was presented for the first time on March 16th and 17th, the last two days of SXSW's "Interactive" portion. The stage was host to programming and panels, providing opportunities to learn from leading experts...

Personal Wi-Fi-Connected Air Quality Monitor

March 17, 2015 11:02 am | by Byron Spice, Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

Speck, a personal air pollution monitor introduced today at the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, will enable people to monitor the level of fine particulate matter suspended in the air inside their homes, helping them assess if...

How Smart Devices and the Internet of Things Influence Patient Behavior

March 11, 2015 3:12 pm | by TEDMED | Videos | Comments

At TEDMED 2014, serial entrepreneur Josh Stein shares what he's learned about “smart” devices and the "Internet of Things", and how they relate to positively influencing patient behavior...                                                 

Electronic Clinical Decision Support Tool Standardizes Care for Pneumonia Patients

March 11, 2015 9:38 am | by Intermountain Medical Center | News | Comments

A new study by Intermountain Medical Center researchers in Salt Lake City found that using advanced clinical decision support tools reduces mortality for the 1.1 million patients in the Unites States who are treated for pneumonia each year...

Asthma Health Mobile App Using ResearchKit

March 10, 2015 11:05 am | by Mount Sinai Medical Center | News | Comments

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and LifeMap Solutions, a subsidiary of BioTime (BTX), today announced the launch of a large-scale medical research study that uses the new ResearchKit framework developed by Apple to make it easy...

Looking to Vehicle Fuel Injectors for Improved Inhaler Design

March 4, 2015 4:14 pm | by DOE/Argonne National Laboratory | News | Comments

There is a world of difference between tailpipes and windpipes, but researchers at the Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have managed to link the two with groundbreaking research that could enable exciting advances in prescription...

Want to Quit Smoking? Tweet About It!

March 4, 2015 3:39 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

As it turns out, the much faster-paced platform of Twitter is presenting itself as a unique tool for “social media therapy” (provided you don’t have so much to say that it exceeds the 140 character limit.) Most recently, Twitter has been...

4 Medical Devices that Changed from 'Oops!' to 'Eureka!'

March 2, 2015 4:37 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

You know the old axiom: “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” One would think this philosophy can’t possibly apply to medical device development, because design engineers are working tirelessly to make sure that nothing on their device breaks...

On-Board School Bus Filtration System Reduces Pollutants by 88 Percent

March 2, 2015 10:53 am | by University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences | News | Comments

An on-board air filtration system developed specifically for school buses reduces exposure to vehicular pollutants by up to 88 percent, according to a study by researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. The high-efficiency...

Diagnosing TB with Oral Swabs

March 2, 2015 10:49 am | by University of Washington Health Sciences/UW Medicine | News | Comments

Drawing inspiration from veterinary medicine, researchers at the University of Washington have helped developed a new prospective approach to diagnosing tuberculosis (TB) - easy-to-obtain oral swab samples, greatly improving on standard...

Real-Time EEG Monitoring May Allow Automatic Control of Anesthesia

February 24, 2015 11:21 am | by Elizabeth Dougherty, MIT Spectrum | News | Comments

Emery Brown says anesthesia drugs have been used in the U.S. for more than 160 years, but were largely misunderstood — until now. In operating rooms around the world, machines attached to anesthetized patients blip and bleep, reporting...

An Alarming Problem with Medical Technology

February 23, 2015 2:33 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

During my recent visit to ECRI to hear more about their watch list for safety innovations in healthcare, the topic of alarm fatigue was brought up. In fact, it’s an item that comes up quite often at ECRI in terms of their hazards lists [#1 concern on the list for the past four years (check out the...

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