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The Skin Cancer Selfie

October 6, 2014 2:00 pm | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Melanoma is the fifth most common cancer type in the United States, and it's also the deadliest form of skin cancer, causing more than 75 percent of skin-cancer deaths. If caught early enough though, it is almost always curable. Now a camera...

Yoga Could Enhance Brain-Computer Interface for Disabled

October 6, 2014 12:13 pm | by World Scientific | News | Comments

New research by biomedical engineers at the University of Minnesota shows that people who practice yoga and meditation long term can learn to control a computer with their minds faster and better than people with little or no yoga or meditation...

Diagnosing at the Cellular Level with 3D Gaming Gear

October 6, 2014 11:33 am | by Drexel University | News | Comments

For hundreds of years biologists have studied cells through the lens of a microscope. With a little help from a team of engineers at Drexel University, these scientists could soon be donning 3D glasses in a home-theater-like lab to take their own...

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Enhancing Bone Healing with Fat Cells

October 6, 2014 11:15 am | by Brown University | News | Comments

Within our fat lives a variety of cells with the potential to become bone, cartilage, or more fat if properly prompted. This makes adipose tissue, in theory, a readily available reservoir for regenerative therapies such as bone healing if doctors...

Cancer Causing Breast Implants?

October 6, 2014 11:00 am | by Veterinärmedizinische Universität Wien | News | Comments

An international research group including Viennese pathologist Lukas Kenner has reviewed cases of possible association between breast implants and a form of lymphoma that may develop tumours at a later stage. The researchers conclude that breast...

$514 Billion in Global MedTech Sales by 2020

October 6, 2014 10:49 am | by Evaluate Ltd. | News | Comments

The medical technology sector is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5 percent per year between 2013 and 2020, according to the latest forecasts from market intelligence firm Evaluate Ltd. Its new report, “EvaluateMedTech World...

Infographic: MedTech World Preview 2014

October 6, 2014 10:47 am | by Evaluate Ltd. | News | Comments

2014 marks a year of rapid change for the global medical device market, particularly within the cardiology and orthopedic spaces, which have been dominated by megamergers. If the deal between Covidien and Medtronic goes through, we could see...

BD to Acquire CareFusion for $12.2 Billion

October 6, 2014 9:48 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

BD and CareFusion have announced a definitive agreement under which BD will acquire CareFusion for $58.00 per share in cash and stock, or a total of $12.2 billion, to create a global leader in medication management and patient safety solutions...

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Diagnosing Cancer with Yogurt

October 6, 2014 9:34 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

Even though I’m not personally a fan, even I’m aware of the many benefits yogurt offers. From improving your gut to potentially contributing to a lower blood pressure, perhaps a yogurt a day keeps the doctor away. But does it also keep the cancer...

Congress Tackles LDT Regulation: User Fees and FDA Resources

October 6, 2014 8:50 am | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Last week, FDA finally released its two draft guidances on the regulation of laboratory-developed tests (LDT): Framework for Regulatory Oversight of LDTs and FDA Notification and Medical Device Reporting for LDTs. With the release of these...

Developing the Best Custom Positioning Solution for an Automated Pathology Scanner

October 6, 2014 8:30 am | by Jim Monnich, Engineering Manager – Electromechanical Positioning, and Brian Handerhan, Business Development Manager; Parker Hannifin | Articles | Comments

Digital pathology is a rapidly growing segment of in vitro diagnostics with the potential to streamline the overall pathology process for the benefit of both doctors and patients. This relatively new market segment requires motion systems...

Increase Efficiency by Combining Bioburden and Tests of Sterility

October 6, 2014 8:30 am | by Sean Shepherd, Sr. Study Director, Nelson Laboratories | Blogs | Comments

When it comes to radiation sterilization validation, there is a perception that the bioburden and sterility testing need to be conducted under separate submissions, with results from both then used to compile a statement report by the medical device...

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...

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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...

Impending 3D Printing Revolution in Medicine

October 3, 2014 2:59 pm | by University of Wollongong | News | Comments

A new eBook, 3D BioPrinting: Printing Parts for Bodies, released this week, tells the story of this impending revolution in medicine that will involve the ability to re-grow and repair human tissue including bone, cartilage, muscle and nerves...

The World's Most Intelligent Stethoscope

October 3, 2014 2:47 pm | by Eko Devices | Videos | Comments

Eko is a device that converts an analog stethoscope into a powerful digital tool. It offers an array of features including audio visualization, record and playback, collaboration with associates, and real time analysis.    

Photos of the Day: Hearing with Google Glass

October 3, 2014 12:06 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Captioning on Glass allows a person to speak into a phone. The text is then displayed on Glass. "Glass has its own microphone, but it's designed for the wearer," said Professor Thad Starner, who is also a technical lead for Glass. "The mobile...

Google Glass Software Provides Captions for Hard-of-Hearing Users

October 3, 2014 12:06 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A team of Georgia Institute of Technology researchers has created speech-to-text software for Google Glass that helps hard-of-hearing users with everyday conversations. A hard-of-hearing person wears Glass while a second person speaks directly...

Researcher Earns Grant to Study Biomarkers, Advancement of Parkinson's

October 3, 2014 11:43 am | by Grand Valley State University | News | Comments

A researcher at Grand Valley State University has received a grant to continue studying if molecular biomarkers can be used to monitor the advancement of Parkinson's disease. Sok Kean Khoo, distinguished associate professor of molecular...

Biomarker Enables the Prediction of Aggressive Prostate Cancer at Diagnosis

October 3, 2014 11:34 am | by University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center | News | Comments

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have identified a biomarker living next door to the KLK3 gene that can predict which GS7 prostate cancer patients will have a more aggressive form of cancer. The results reported...

Research Aims for Better Understanding of Microvascular Diseases

October 3, 2014 11:25 am | by University of Houston | News | Comments

New technologies being developed by a University of Houston researcher to produce three-dimensional models of tissue and whole organ microstructures offer the promise of better diagnosis and treatment for a variety of diseases. David Mayerich...

Imaging System Is Capable of Obtaining 12X More Information than Human Eye

October 3, 2014 10:49 am | by University of Granada | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Granada have designed a new imaging system capable of obtaining up to twelve times more color information than the human eye and conventional cameras, which implies a total of 36 color channels. This important...

Genetic Test Reveals Risk of Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke

October 3, 2014 10:38 am | by Lund University | News | Comments

Many of those who are genetically predisposed to develop atrial fibrillation, which dramatically raises the risk of stroke, can be identified with a blood test. This is shown by new research from Lund University in Sweden. The number of people...

New Materials for Better, Stronger, Cheaper Dental Implants

October 3, 2014 10:31 am | by Investigación y Desarrollo | News | Comments

Experts from the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC), in the east coast of Mexico, develop new generation dental implants from mixtures of polymers with ceramic and a light consistency. So far the experts at this university have...

6 'Connecting' Technologies that Impact Medical Devices

October 3, 2014 10:25 am | by Ohio University | News | Comments

While this infographic offers insights on connecting technologies that are serving people and communities, it isn't hard to see how they each have implications in the medical device space.             

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