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The Molecular Revolution: Development of a Breakthrough Cancer Treatment

July 16, 2014 12:08 pm | by Behrad Vahidi, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Director of Engineering, Cynvenio Biosystems Inc. | Articles | Comments

Thanks to Cynvenio Biosystems Inc., detecting cancer through a simple blood draw is no longer just a theory. Cynvenio is clinical diagnostics company transforming the treatment and management of cancer through the molecular characterization...

Not Quite Rock Stars, But Ready to Take Center Stage

July 16, 2014 11:42 am | by Emily Cross, Ph.D., Director of Media and Communication, TecMed Inc. | Blogs | Comments

My earlier posts have focused on issues relevant to the business side of TecMed Inc. that we thought were relevant to any medical device technology start-up. Friends and peers have mentioned that the articles have been easily pertinent to...

App Offers ‘Mobile Safety Net’ for People with Diabetes

July 16, 2014 11:20 am | by HelpAround | News | Comments

HelpAround launched today the first mobile platform for people with diabetes (PWD) – and their friends, family and caregivers – that reveals fellow ‘diabetes helpers’ from the crowd, helping people resolve sudden health crises, like getting...

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MedMira Expands Multiplo Product Range with Three New Rapid Vertical Flow Tests

July 16, 2014 10:57 am | by MedMira | News | Comments

MedMira, Inc. is expanding its Multiplo product line with the addition of three new multiplex tests that deliver instant, simultaneous, single-cartridge results for syphilis (TP), HIV, and hepatitis C. The new tests being added to the product...

Telecare Intervention Improves Chronic Pain

July 16, 2014 10:53 am | by JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association | News | Comments

A telephone-delivered intervention, which included automated symptom monitoring, produced clinically meaningful improvements in chronic musculoskeletal pain compared to usual care, according to a study in the July 16 issue of JAMA. Pain is...

Self-Assembling Nanoparticle Could Improve MRI Scanning for Cancer Diagnosis

July 16, 2014 10:27 am | by Imperial College London | News | Comments

Scientists have designed a new self-assembling nanoparticle that targets tumors, to help doctors diagnose cancer earlier. The new nanoparticle, developed by researchers at Imperial College London, boosts the effectiveness of Magnetic Resonance...

New Eyeglass Lens Helps Our Eyes Keep Up with Our Digital Lives

July 16, 2014 10:01 am | by ZEISS Vision Care | News | Comments

More than any other generation, Millennials born in the 80s and 90s love their smartphones and tablet computers – but their eyes don’t. These mobile devices demand a type of vision that humans have never needed before, and the eye has not...

Transplantation of New Brain Cells Reverses Memory Loss in Alzheimer's Disease Model

July 16, 2014 9:48 am | by Gladstone Institutes | News | Comments

A new study from the Gladstone Institutes has revealed a way to alleviate the learning and memory deficits caused by apoE4, the most important genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, improving cognition to normal levels in aged mice...

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New Knowledge About the Brain's Effective Bouncer

July 16, 2014 9:45 am | by University of Copenhagen – The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences | News | Comments

Research from the University of Copenhagen is shedding new light on the brain's complicated barrier tissue. The blood-brain barrier is an effective barrier which protects the brain, but which at the same time makes it difficult to treat...

Improving Tumor Radiation Therapy: When Basic Ions Break DNA Down

July 16, 2014 9:34 am | by Springer Science+Business Media | News | Comments

Scientists now have a better understanding of how short DNA strands decompose in microseconds. A European team found new fragmentation pathways that occur universally when DNA strands are exposed to metal ions from a family of alkaline and...

Virtual Humans Inspire Patients to Open Up

July 16, 2014 9:22 am | by USC | News | Comments

A new USC study suggests that patients are more willing to disclose personal information to virtual humans than actual ones, in large part because computers lack the proclivity to look down on people the way another human might. The research...

Diagnostics Using Bubble Wrap as Sheet of Tiny Test Tubes

July 16, 2014 9:10 am | by Analytical Chemistry | News | Comments

Popping the blisters on the bubble wrap might be the most enjoyable thing about moving. But now, scientists propose a more productive way to reuse the popular packing material — as a sheet of small, test tube-like containers for medical and...

Covidien Makes Liver Tumor Ablation More Predictable

July 16, 2014 9:01 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Overcoming a significant roadblock to predictable ablation of soft tissue, Covidien plc has unveiled an advanced ablation system that offers physicians predictable results regardless of the target location or tissue type. The Emprint Ablation...

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What 3D Printing Means for Healthcare

July 15, 2014 3:57 pm | by Steve Erickson, Vice President, First American Plastic | Articles | Comments

Medical care might not be the most obvious place for 3D printing applications, but 3D-printed kidneys and 3D-printed prosthetic eyes say otherwise. 3D-printed plastics are being used for medical tools and devices, models for surgical training...

New Skin Gel Fights Breast Cancer Without Blood Clot Risk

July 15, 2014 3:23 pm | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

A gel form of tamoxifen applied to the breasts of women with noninvasive breast cancer reduced the growth of cancer cells to the same degree as the drug taken in oral form but with fewer side effects that deter some women from taking it...

How Does Misfit’s Activity and Sleep Monitor Work?

July 15, 2014 3:14 pm | by Bloomberg | Videos | Comments

Misfit Wearables CEO Sonny Vu and KPBC Design Partner John Maeda and discuss the Misfit’s sleep monitoring wearable product on “Bloomberg West.”                 

Developing New Tools to Support Regulatory Use of “Next Gen Sequencing” Data

July 15, 2014 3:00 pm | by Carolyn A. Wilson, Ph.D., Associate Director for Research Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, FDA | Blogs | Comments

When you’re thirsty, you don’t want to take a drink from a fire hose. And when scientists are looking for data they don’t want to be knocked over with a flood of information that overwhelms their ability to analyze and make sense of it. That’s...

First Billion Dollar Quarter for Healthcare IT Sector: VC Funding Doubled over Q1

July 15, 2014 2:02 pm | by Mercom Capital Group | News | Comments

Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global communications and consulting firm, today released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the Healthcare Information Technology (IT) sector for the second quarter of 2014...

Biodetection Technology Could Screen for Emerging Viral Diseases

July 15, 2014 1:51 pm | by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory | News | Comments

A microbe detection array technology developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists could provide a new rapid method for public health authorities to conduct surveillance for emerging viral diseases. This possible use of the...

A Tool to Fix One of the Most Dangerous Moments in Surgery

July 15, 2014 1:47 pm | by TEDx | Videos | Comments

Surgeons are required every day to puncture human skin before procedures — with the risk of damaging what's on the other side. In a fascinating talk, find out how mechanical engineer Nikolai Begg is using physics to update an important medical...

Portable Devices Could Be Cause of Skin Rash

July 15, 2014 10:25 am | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals. Recent reports in medical journals detail nickel allergies from a variety of personal electronic...

Novartis, Google to Develop 'Smart' Contact Lens

July 15, 2014 10:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Swiss drug developer Novartis will team with technology giant Google to develop a "smart" contact lens that could improve some eye conditions or help diabetics manage their disease. Terms of the agreement between the companies were not...

Rice Nanophotonics Experts Create Powerful Molecular Sensor

July 15, 2014 10:09 am | by Jade Boyd, Rice University | News | Comments

Nanophotonics experts at Rice University have created a unique sensor that amplifies the optical signature of molecules by about 100 billion times. Newly published tests found the device could accurately identify the composition and structure...

Capturing Cancer: A Powerful New Technique for Early Diagnosis

July 15, 2014 9:40 am | by Richard Harth, The Biodesign Institute | News | Comments

Despite impressive medical strides, cancer remains a leading killer and overwhelming burden to health care systems, causing well over a half million fatalities per year, with a projected cost of $174 billion by 2020, according to the National...

Misonix BoneScalpel Reported to Save Blood Loss in Spinal Fusions with Similar Diagnosis

July 15, 2014 9:22 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Misonix, Inc., an international surgical device company that designs, manufactures and markets innovative therapeutic ultrasonic products for spine surgery, skull based surgery, neurosurgery, wound debridement, cosmetic surgery, laparoscopic...

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