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Using Tablets to Screen New or Expecting Moms for Perinatal Depression

March 19, 2015 2:21 pm | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

Pregnant women and new mothers at one central Illinois public health clinic will soon receive depression screenings using mobile health - also called mHealth - technology. Researchers from the School of Social Work at the University of...

Microfluidic Devices Can Sort Sperm Cells

March 19, 2015 2:15 pm | by Cell Press | News | Comments

For in vitro fertilization and other assisted reproductive technologies, selecting the healthiest and best swimming sperm from a sample of semen can dramatically increase success. Microfluidics--micro-scale technologies that were originally...

Stem Cells Help Determine Rabies Resistance

March 19, 2015 2:05 pm | by Texas A&M AgriLife | News | Comments

Researchers at Texas A&M AgriLife Research have developed a new technology to determine sensitivity or resistance to rabies virus. "We were able to create a novel platform such that we could look at how pathogens, such as bacteria or virus...

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First Portable DNA Sequencing 'Laboratory'

March 19, 2015 1:55 pm | by The Genome Analysis Center | News | Comments

As one of the first research Institutes to take part in the MinION Access Programme (MAP) for portable DNA sequencing, introduced by Oxford Nanopore Technologies, The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC)'s task force share their experience of the ground...

First Clinical Diagnostic Test for Lupus

March 19, 2015 12:25 pm | by IES Diagnostics, Inc. | News | Comments

IES Diagnostics, Inc. has identified the body’s unique, specific immune response (immune signature) for systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus), a chronic autoimmune disease affecting more than five million people. With this knowledge, IES...

MRI Measurement Tools Help Diagnose Veterans' Traumatic Brain Injuries

March 18, 2015 2:36 pm | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

More than 300,000 U.S. veterans have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury (TBI) in recent years, a legacy of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. But these numbers don't tell the whole story. While severe TBI can be obvious, milder cases...

Molecular Tool Assesses Vaginal Microbiome Health

March 18, 2015 2:31 pm | by Lancaster University | News | Comments

A new microarray-based tool, called VaginArray, offers the potential to provide a fast, reliable and low-cost assessment of vaginal health and diagnoses of infections. The research is published ahead of print March 2, in Antimicrobial Agents...

Speech-Based System for Early Detection of Alzheimer's

March 18, 2015 2:26 pm | by University of the Basque Country | News | Comments

The ELEKIN research group of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country is working to develop various non-invasive methodologies for the early detection of Alzheimer's disease. One of the ELEKIN group's lines of research is biomedical...

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Malaria Test for Ancient Human Remains

March 18, 2015 11:10 am | by Jim Shelton, Yale University | News | Comments

Ancient malaria patients, the anthropologist will see you now. A Yale University scientist has developed a promising new method to identify malaria in the bone marrow of ancient human remains. It is the first time researchers have been...

Newly Developed Technology Dissects Properties of Single Stem Cells

March 18, 2015 10:31 am | by University of North Carolina School of Medicine | News | Comments

The human gut is a remarkable thing. Every week the intestines regenerate a new lining, sloughing off the equivalent surface area of a studio apartment and refurbishing it with new cells. For decades, researchers have known that the party...

Mobile System Captures High-Resolution Images Inside the Eye

March 18, 2015 10:23 am | by Mike Williams, Rice University | News | Comments

A smart and simple method developed at Rice University to image a patient’s eye could help monitor eye health and spot signs of macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, especially in developing nations. The patient-operated, portable...

A New Test for Children with Concussions

March 18, 2015 10:02 am | by McGill University | News | Comments

Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, at McGill University and the MUHC, are working to develop a much needed tool for helping diagnose concussions or mild traumatic brain injuries suffered by thousands of...

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...

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Genome-Editing Tool Thwarts Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes

March 17, 2015 10:56 am | by Virginia Tech | News | Comments

Life science researchers at Virginia Tech have accelerated a game-changing technology that's being used to study one of the planet's most lethal disease-carrying animals. Writing in this week's Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...

Expect More IVD Acquisitions

March 17, 2015 8:44 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

In vitro diagnostic (IVD) companies have been very active with acquisitions to boost market share, and Kalorama Information sees that trend continuing. The finding was made in a recent report from the healthcare market research publisher...

Non-Contact 'Breath Sound Analysis' Evaluates Sleep Disorders

March 16, 2015 3:39 pm | by American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev | News | Comments

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have developed a groundbreaking approach to determine sleep quality using their new breath sound analysis (BSA). This is less expensive and invasive than current polysomnography (PSG)...

Safer, More Accurate Imaging Tool to Diagnose Heart Conditions

March 16, 2015 3:36 pm | by Intermountain Medical Center | News | Comments

New heart imaging technology to diagnose coronary heart disease and other heart disorders is significantly more accurate, less expensive and safer than traditional methods, according to a new study by researchers from the Intermountain Medical...

Detecting Cyanide Poisoning in 70 Seconds

March 16, 2015 10:27 am | by South Dakota State University | News | Comments

A victim of cyanide poisoning can die within 30 minutes. The diagnostic test to determine cyanide exposure takes 24 hours. According to U.S. Department of Health recommendations, “any delay to draw blood or collect urine could endanger...

The Future of Healthcare Is in the Data

March 16, 2015 10:01 am | by Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

A new alliance is uniting Carnegie Mellon University's unrivaled machine learning capabilities with the University of Pittsburgh's world-class health sciences expertise. Funded by UPMC, the Pittsburgh Health Data Alliance with CMU and Pitt...

Imaging Therapies for Pets

March 16, 2015 9:28 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Recent years have seen breakneck innovation in the field of radiology, from MRI-guided biopsies, to image-guided stenting, to ways to lower radiation dosage while preserving image quality. Now, a dedicated center at the Johns Hopkins University...

Photo Etching: Stimulating Innovation in Medical Product Design

March 13, 2015 11:26 am | by Albert Tsang, Technical Manager, Precision Micro | Precision Micro, Ltd. | Articles | Comments

Across industry, there is a concerted and accelerating trend towards miniaturization, and nowhere more so than in the medical device sector, where demand for minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment devices is growing exponentially...

'Nomogram' Predicts Liver Cancer Recurrence in Transplant Patients

March 13, 2015 11:02 am | by University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

UCLA transplant researchers have developed a novel method to more accurately calculate the risk of disease recurring in people with liver cancer who have undergone a liver transplant. The approach gives physicians a new tool to help make...

Testing Intenstinal Gas with Encapsulated Sensors, In Vitro Fermentation

March 13, 2015 9:35 am | by Cell Press | News | Comments

Microbes in the human body are estimated to outnumber human cells by 10 to 1, yet research on how they affect health is still in its infancy. A perspective article published by Cell Press on March 12th in Trends in Biotechnology presents evidence...

Fault-Tolerance for Systems-on-a-Chip

March 12, 2015 11:15 am | by Chalmers University of Technology | News | Comments

Systems-on-a-chip for extremely critical applications would use 28 percent less energy and 48 percent less chip area while offering nine times lower hardware failure rate, if designed with the completely novel Desyre architecture. This would...

Diagnostic Test Determines HIV Drug Resistance

March 12, 2015 10:53 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Population Genetics Technologies Ltd (PGT), a leading developer of diagnostic tests based on unique proprietary technology that greatly enhances the sensitivity of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), today announced a scientific agreement with...

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