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Breathalyzer Detects Dangerous Vapors

October 22, 2014 10:25 am | by University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

A University of Texas at Arlington researcher has received a three-year, $400,369 National Science Foundation grant to build a handheld device that could analyze a person's breath to reveal whether certain dangerous gasses are present that need more immediate medical attention...

Blood Test Detects Early Stage Lung Cancer

October 21, 2014 8:39 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Global Cancer Diagnostics has announced the availability of The Lung Cancer Test beginning,...

Oxygen Delivery Device Actively Responds to Needs of COPD Patients

October 17, 2014 3:31 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

ieCrowd, the discovery-to-market commercialization platform for innovations with the potential...

Energy Harvesting ICs Power the Electric Body

October 17, 2014 8:30 am | by Niranjan Pathare, Sr. Market Development Manager, Battery Management Solutions, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

Homo sapiens are once again at a crucial juncture in their evolution timeline that started...

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Strategic Alliance Tackles Challenges in Diagnostic Tools and Therapies

October 16, 2014 11:55 am | by MIT News Office | News | Comments

A novel partnership between MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is addressing three major challenges in clinical medicine: improving the diagnosis of disease; developing new approaches to prevent and treat infectious and autoimmune...

Low-Cost, Disposable Lung Infection Detector Developed

October 15, 2014 10:33 am | by University of California - Irvine | News | Comments

Imagine a low-cost, disposable breath analysis device that a person with cystic fibrosis could use at home along with a smartphone to immediately detect a lung infection, much like the device police use to gauge a driver's blood alcohol level...

FDA Approved Software Solution Offers Efficient Monitoring of Lung Cancer Treatment

October 14, 2014 3:15 pm | by Columbia University Medical Center | News | Comments

Columbia University’s imaging software that facilitates 3D lung tumor segmentation, licensed to Varian Medical Systems, has been incorporated into the Smart Segmentation module of Varian’s Eclipse treatment planning system and has received FDA...

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Measuring Snot Stickiness in the Interest of Treating Disease

October 14, 2014 10:58 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Some people might consider mucus an icky bodily secretion best left wrapped in a tissue, but to a group of researchers, snot is an endlessly fascinating subject. The team has developed a way to use gold nanoparticles and light to measure the stickiness of the slimy substance that lines our airways...

Effectiveness of Low Dose CT Screening for Lung Cancer

October 13, 2014 8:30 am | by Jen Jenkinson | Articles | Comments

More people are diagnosed with lung cancer than any other malignancy around the world, with around 200,000 new diagnoses in the US each year1. Unfortunately, lung cancer has a poor survival rate, with about 150,000 deaths annually from the disease...

Rubber Lab-on-a-Chip Could Revolutionize Cancer Diagnosis

October 8, 2014 10:17 am | by University of Kansas | News | Comments

Scientists have been laboring to detect cancer and a host of other diseases in people using promising new biomarkers called "exosomes." Indeed, Popular Science magazine named exosome-based cancer diagnostics one of the 20 breakthroughs that...

Analog Mass Flow Meter

October 6, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Compact, precise and quick: that's the new SFM3100 analog mass flow meter from Sensirion. It is extremely easy to integrate into existing devices and can detect negative flow ranges, making it particularly suitable for use in artificial respiration devices...

Philips to Assist U.S. Government in Development of Ventilation Solutions for Disaster Preparedness

October 3, 2014 4:33 pm | by Philips | News | Comments

Philips Respironics, a division of Royal Philips, announced today it has been awarded a development contract from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop a next-generation disaster readiness ventilator. As the leading...

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New Material Steals Oxygen from the Air

September 30, 2014 11:15 am | by University of Southern Denmark | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have synthesized crystalline materials that can bind and store oxygen in high concentrations. Just one spoon of the substance is enough to absorb all the oxygen in a room. The stored oxygen...

COPD Patients Breathe Easier with Lung Flute

September 26, 2014 2:55 pm | by University at Buffalo | News | Comments

Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) report improved symptoms and health status when they use a hand-held respiratory device called the Lung Flute®, according to a new study by the University at Buffalo. Usually caused by...

After Watching Disturbing Video, CPAP Usage Soars

September 26, 2014 9:40 am | by National Jewish Health | News | Comments

Like more than 20 million other Americans, John Brugger has been diagnosed with sleep apnea. He snored, tossed and turned and struggled to breathe during the night, which often left him not only exhausted the next day but also raised his risk...

Philips to Develop Portable Ventilator to Boost Pandemic Response

September 24, 2014 11:28 am | by AAMI | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will sponsor the development of a portable ventilator that can be stockpiled for use during pandemics or other public health emergencies. Under a three-year, $13.8 million contract...

Airway Muscle-on-a-Chip Mimics Asthma

September 23, 2014 11:32 am | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard | News | Comments

The majority of drugs used to treat asthma today are the same ones that were used 50 years ago. New drugs are urgently needed to treat this chronic respiratory disease, which causes nearly 25 million people in the United States alone to wheeze...

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Terminology, Training Take Center Stage at AAMI/FDA Ventilator Summit

September 18, 2014 9:48 am | by AAMI | News | Comments

To improve the safe and effective treatment of patients, healthcare delivery organizations and medical device manufacturers must standardize the nomenclature for ventilator technology and improve training for clinicians on these vital pieces of...

Fighting Lung Cancer: Faster Image Processing for Low-Radiation CT Scans

September 12, 2014 4:17 pm | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

A new $1.9 million study at the University of Michigan seeks to make low-dose computed tomography scans a viable screening technique by speeding up the image reconstruction from half an hour or more to just five minutes. The advance could be...

Artificial Lungs That Can Be Worn at Home

September 11, 2014 9:38 am | by Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

Carnegie Mellon University professor Keith Cook has received a four-year, $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support research and development of artificial lungs that patients may use long term in the...

CE Mark for Breathe Technologies’ Non-Invasive Open Ventilation System

September 10, 2014 9:18 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Breathe Technologies, a developer and manufacturer of innovative medical technologies for patients with respiratory insufficiency diseases and neuromuscular diseases, announced today that it received CE Certification for its Non-Invasive Open...

Electronic Nose Can Detect Sub-Groups of Asthma in Children

September 8, 2014 11:44 am | by European Lung Foundation | News | Comments

An electronic nose can be used to successfully detect different sub-groups of asthmatic children, according to a new study. The new research, presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress in Munich, is part of the...

Breath Temperature Test Could Identify Lung Cancer

September 8, 2014 11:05 am | by European Lung Foundation | News | Comments

The temperature of exhaled breath could be used to diagnose lung cancer, according to a new study. The research, presented at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress in Munich today, suggests that testing the temperature...

Spirometry Module Added to Connectivity-Ready Electrocardiograph Device

September 8, 2014 10:07 am | by Welch Allyn | News | Comments

Welch Allyn, a leading medical diagnostic device company that delivers pragmatic innovation at the point of care, today announced the availability of an optional spirometry module for its Welch Allyn CP 150 Electrocardiograph (ECG). Now available...

APEX and ResMed Resolve Patent Disputes

September 5, 2014 2:35 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

ResMed Inc. and APEX Medical Corp. have agreed to a confidential settlement resolving their outstanding patent disputes. Under the agreement, APEX has the right to sell and import globally its Wizard masks, as well as its XT and iCH flow generators...

A Minimally Invasive, High-Performance Intervention for Staging Lung Cancer

September 5, 2014 10:27 am | by University of Montreal | News | Comments

Endoscopic biopsy of lymph nodes between the two lungs (mediastinum) is a sensitive and accurate technique that can replace mediastinal surgery for staging lung cancer in patients with potentially resectable tumors. Such were the conclusions...

Fund Makes Grants to Commercialize Promising Technologies

September 3, 2014 11:10 am | by Life Sciences Discovery Fund | News | Comments

The Life Sciences Discovery Fund has announced nearly $750,000 in Proof of Concept grants to Washington state for-profit and non-profit organizations to promote translation of health-related technologies from the laboratory to the commercial...

Breath Test for COPD

August 26, 2014 11:23 am | by NYU Langone Medical Center | News | Comments

NYU Langone Medical Center will lead a new clinical initiative -- funded by a $225,000 grant from The National Institutes of Health -- to determine a breath test’s effectiveness to identify volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in human breath...

Luxury Fashion Takes on Fitness Technology

August 25, 2014 2:03 pm | by Leanne Italie, Associated Press | News | Comments

Luxury fashion is making inroads in wearable tech as more designers try their hands at developing smart, stylish accessories and clothing aimed at tracking performance and health, or simply making connected lives easier to manage. "We actually...

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