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Photos of the Day: 100 Years of Welch Allyn

January 8, 2015 10:32 am | by Welch Allyn | News | Comments

Dr. Francis Welch and William Noah Allyn developed the world's first handheld, direct-illuminating ophthmaloscope in 1915. Allyn first marketed the ophthmaloscope at an American Medical Association convention in New York City in 1920. At the...

'Diagnostics-in-a-Suitcase' Allows Rapid Ebola Testing

January 8, 2015 9:33 am | by German Primate Center | News | Comments

No electricity, no reliable cold chain, no diagnostic equipment available – scientists in field laboratories who diagnose and deal with Ebola infections often work under challenging conditions. Researchers at the DPZ have developed Diagnostics...

Industry Associations Support Efforts to Repeal Device Tax

January 8, 2015 9:12 am | by Powell Tate | News | Comments

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) and the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA) today applauded the introduction of bipartisan legislation to repeal the 2.3 percent...

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Time May Heal a Broken Heart, but Stem Cells Do It Better

January 7, 2015 4:21 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

NuVascular Technologies has obtained exclusive licensing rights for the purpose of commercializing an implantable device that uses stem cells to repair damage to the heart. The innovation, called the Biogenerator, is implanted into the wall of the heart...

NuQ Blood Test Can Detect 84% of Early Stage Treatable Pancreatic Cancers

January 7, 2015 3:56 pm | by VolitionRx | News | Comments

VolitionRx Limited, a life sciences company focused on developing diagnostic tests for cancer and other conditions, today announced that it has completed a blinded clinical study demonstrating that its NuQ blood-based diagnostic platform is...

A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Ears

January 7, 2015 3:15 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Trying to have a conversation in a noisy, crowded room amid a cacophony of voices is difficult enough for someone with healthy hearing. This situation becomes torturous for someone who wears a hearing aid. Every sound is amplified, and instead...

Industrial Internet Will Radically Redefine the Medical Devices Industry

January 7, 2015 12:16 pm | by Rajeev Kapoor, Partner, Bharat Kapoor, Consultant, Joshua Swartz, Consultant; A.T. Kierney | Blogs | Comments

You may feel that you’re having the rug yanked out from under you by the numerous forces threatening the industry, not to mention all these other [IT] companies moving into your space. For decades you’ve made your bed with physicians and...

FDA Grants Wider Distribution of Nucleic Acid-Based Test for Influenza

January 7, 2015 11:51 am | by U.S. Food and Drug Administration | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted the first waiver to allow a nucleic acid-based test, the Alere i Influenza A & B test, to be used in a greater variety of health care settings. The test was previously only available for use...

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Material Incorporates DNA for a New Class of Biosensors

January 7, 2015 11:20 am | News | Comments

A new responsive material ‘glued’ together with short strands of DNA, and capable of translating thermal and chemical signals into visible physical changes, could underpin a new class of biosensors or drug delivery systems. “Having this kind of...

Melatonin Patch Could Save Countless Infants in Developing Countries

January 7, 2015 11:02 am | by University of Monash | News | Comments

With a clinical trial on the cards and training programs under way, a measure that’s as simple to apply as a bandaid is showing great potential to save millions of babies’ lives in low-resource countries. A multidisciplinary

Mapping Origins of Mental Illness for Improved Treatments

January 7, 2015 10:48 am | by Amy Adams, Director of Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Communications, Stanford University | News | Comments

An interdisciplinary team of Stanford scientists is working to map the origins of mental illnesses in the brain and develop technologies to treat them. The collaboration could lead to improved treatments for depression, anxiety and post-traumatic...

'DNA Origami' Could Produce Complex Nano-robots

January 7, 2015 10:22 am | by Ohio State University | News | Comments

If the new nano-machines built at The Ohio State University look familiar, it's because they were designed with full-size mechanical parts such as hinges and pistons in mind. The project is the first to prove that the same basic design principles...

Capsule Device Monitors Gastrointestinal Swelling

January 7, 2015 10:02 am | by University of Colorado Denver | News | Comments

EnteroTrack, LLC and the University of Colorado (CU) have executed an exclusive license agreement that will allow the company to develop and market a novel device to monitor inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Diagnosing inflammatory...

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23andMe and Genentech Combine Forces to Analyze the Genomic Data of Parkinson's

January 7, 2015 9:48 am | by Edelman | News | Comments

23andMe, Inc., the leading personal genetics company, today announced an agreement with Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, to generate whole genome sequencing data for approximately 3,000 people in 23andMe's Parkinson's disease community...

Microfluidic Device Manufacturing

January 7, 2015 9:13 am | by Hermann Ultrasonics, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Welding with ultrasonic vibrations is a cost-effective and safe method for joining the two halves of a polystyrene microfluidic test chip in such a way that the function is assured. The cross-section in the test channel has to remain constant...

An App for Diagnosing Head Injuries

January 6, 2015 2:03 pm | by Ramin A. Khalili, USAMRMC Combat Casualty Care Research Program Knowledge Manager | News | Comments

The new Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment is a mobile phone-based application designed to help medical providers identify cases of traumatic brain injury in almost any setting, which may help clinicians diagnose a patient...

Night Light for Your Brain Produces Natural Sleep

January 6, 2015 12:10 pm | by Helen Knight, MIT News correspondent | News | Comments

Getting enough of the right kind of sleep is crucial for keeping both body and mind healthy. Now a team of researchers at MIT has moved a step closer to being able to produce natural sleep patterns. In a paper published today...

MRI Offers New Insight into the Bipolar Brain

January 6, 2015 11:27 am | by University of Iowa Healthcare | News | Comments

Sometimes, a new way of looking at something can bring to light an entirely new perspective. Using a different type of MRI imaging, researchers at the University of Iowa have discovered previously unrecognized differences in the brains of...

Efficient Testing Procedures Will Allow Advanced Technologies at Lower Cost

January 6, 2015 11:09 am | by Frost & Sullivan | News | Comments

The in vitro diagnostics (IVD) industry and healthcare provider organizations are trying to function collaboratively to manifest a paradigm shift from routine disease management to prevention and wellness. Expectedly...

‘Flying Carpet’ Technique Delivers One-Two Punch Of Anticancer Drugs

January 6, 2015 10:23 am | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

An international team of researchers has developed a drug delivery technique that utilizes graphene strips as “flying carpets” to deliver two anticancer drugs sequentially to cancer cells, with each drug targeting the distinct part of the cell...

Good Vibes from Insoles May Prevent Falling

January 6, 2015 10:06 am | by Wyss Institute at Harvard University | News | Comments

Findings published today in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation show that imperceptible vibratory stimulation applied to the soles of the feet improved balance by reducing postural sway and gait variability in elderly study...

'Glowing' Nanotechnology Guides Cancer Surgery

January 6, 2015 9:56 am | by Oregon State University | News | Comments

Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a new way to selectively insert compounds into cancer cells - a system that will help surgeons identify malignant tissues and then, in combination with phototherapy, kill any remaining cancer...

The Benefits of AMR Sensor Technology

January 6, 2015 9:22 am | by Josh Edberg, Global Product Marketing Manager, Honeywell Sensing & Control | Honeywell Sensing And Control | Articles | Comments

Design engineers in the medical field understand that position sensors can have a big impact on the durability and longevity of medical devices and other healthcare systems. These sensors measure position in a variety of applications ranging...

‘Magic’ Blood Test Simply a Matter of Science

January 5, 2015 11:32 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

A blood-typing test based on bioactive paper has enormous implications for use in the developing world and poor and remote regions. Inspired by the magical Harry Potter diary that absorbs ink and prints its own letters, Monash University...

New Technology Makes Tissues, Someday Maybe Organs

January 5, 2015 11:26 am | by Brown University | News | Comments

A new instrument could someday build replacement human organs the way electronics are assembled today: with precise picking and placing of parts. In this case, the parts are not resistors and capacitors, but 3D microtissues containing thousands to...

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