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Brainwave Test Could Improve Autism Diagnosis and Classification

September 23, 2014 9:14 am | by Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University | News | Comments

A new study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University suggests that measuring how fast the brain responds to sights and sounds could help in objectively classifying people on the autism spectrum and may...

Variability Keeps the Body in Balance

September 22, 2014 3:38 pm | by California Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Although the heart beats out a very familiar "lub-dub" pattern that speeds up or slows down as our activity increases or decreases, the pattern itself isn't as regular as you might think. In fact, the amount of time between heartbeats can...

Potential Blood Test for Psychosis

September 22, 2014 2:56 pm | by University of North Carolina Health Care | News | Comments

A study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers represents an important step forward in the accurate diagnosis of people who are experiencing the earliest stages of psychosis. Psychosis includes hallucinations or delusions...

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Research on Photoacoustics to Detect Breast Cancer

September 22, 2014 10:46 am | by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid - Oficina de Información Científica | News | Comments

One of the lines of research of OILTEBIA, a European science project coordinated by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, is a method to detect breast cancer based on photoacoustics and which could become an alternative to mammography or sonogram...

New Chip Promising for Tumor-Targeting Research

September 22, 2014 10:26 am | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a chip capable of simulating a tumor's "microenvironment" and plan to use the new system to test the effectiveness of nanoparticles and drugs that target cancer. The new system, called a tumor-microenvironment-on...

Ultrasound Enhancement Provides Clarity to Damaged Tendons, Ligaments

September 22, 2014 9:59 am | by UW-Madison | News | Comments

The potential was hidden in plain sight, pretty much since the beginning of medical ultrasound. But it took an expert in earthquake waves to unearth the idea that sound waves reflected from human bodies could reveal not only their internal shape...

Solution for Precision-Sensing in Portable Medical Devices

September 22, 2014 8:30 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor has responded to rapidly-evolving product development demands within the portable medical market by introducing Struix, a semi-customizable System-in-Package (SiP) solution for precision sensing and monitoring in a variety of mobile medical electronics...

The Clutter of Wires, a Thing of the Past

September 22, 2014 8:30 am | by Tony Zarola, Vital Signs Monitoring Marketing Manager, ADI | Analog Devices, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

No, not at all, apps alone cannot replace medical devices. Sensors/connectivity interfaces to the patient along with signal processing elements are still required to measure the patient’s vital signs accurately. The apps can complement the...

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New Diagnostic Method Identifies Genetic Diseases

September 19, 2014 2:51 pm | by Max-Planck-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

People with genetic diseases often have to embark on an odyssey from one doctor to the next. Fewer than half of all patients who are suspected of having a genetic disease actually receive a satisfactory diagnosis. Scientists from the Charité...

New Fertility Test for Assessment of Ovarian Reserve for Pregnancy

September 19, 2014 2:41 pm | by Roche | News | Comments

Roche today announced the launch of the Elecsys Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) blood test, the first fully-automated AMH test for assessing a woman’s ovarian reserve. AMH is an important fertility marker used by healthcare professionals to...

Congress Tackles LDT Regulation: IVD Innovation and the Device Tax

September 19, 2014 2:20 pm | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

A couple of weeks ago, the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on FDA’s notification to Congress at the end of July that it intends to issue draft guidance on a framework for oversight...

Simple Test Can Help Detect Alzheimer's Before Dementia Signs Show

September 19, 2014 11:06 am | by York University | News | Comments

York University researchers say a simple test that combines thinking and movement can help to detect heightened risk for developing Alzheimer's disease in a person, even before there are any telltale behavioural signs of dementia. Faculty of...

Graphene Sensor Tracks Down Cancer Biomarkers

September 19, 2014 10:51 am | by Institute of Physics | News | Comments

An ultrasensitive biosensor made from the wonder material graphene has been used to detect molecules that indicate an increased risk of developing cancer. The biosensor has been shown to be more than five times more sensitive than bioassay...

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Trial Begins for MRI-Compatible Robot Designed to Improve Accuracy of Prostate Biopsies

September 19, 2014 10:08 am | by Worcester Polytechnic Institute | News | Comments

A novel robotic system that can operate inside the bore of an MRI scanner is currently being tested as part of a biomedical research partnership program at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston with the aim of determining if the robot, in...

Innovative X-ray Technology – An Option for Improved Breast Cancer Diagnosis

September 19, 2014 8:30 am | by Dr. Thomas Kron, Technical Writer | Articles | Comments

The benefits of mammography for breast cancer screening have been discussed for years. By screening, some say that tumors are discovered earlier, save lives and eliminate the need of having to go through strenuous therapies. Others say that...

Scientists Pioneer Microscopy Technique that Yields Fresh Data on Muscular Dystrophy

September 18, 2014 12:33 pm | by University of Southern California | News | Comments

Scientists at USC have developed a new microscopy technology that allows them to view single molecules in living animals at higher-than-ever resolution. Dubbed "Complementation Activated Light Microscopy" (CALM), the new technology allows...

Purdue-Based Startup Scales Up Graphene Production

September 18, 2014 11:26 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

An official of a materials technology and manufacturing startup based on a Purdue University innovation says his company is addressing the challenge of scaling graphene production for commercial applications. Glenn Johnson, CEO of BlueVine...

The Pulse: Yawning at the Apple Watch and Diagnosing on the Go

September 18, 2014 10:23 am | by Jonathan Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

On this episode of the Pulse, we’re yawning at the Apple Watch, testing blood, urine or saliva in minutes, determining cancer treatment with a 3D printed heart, and tracking fitness with our feet. Apple Watch: Last week came the much...

Doing Science Just Got Cheaper -- and Faster

September 18, 2014 9:57 am | by Michigan Technological University | News | Comments

Furnishing a research lab can be pretty expensive. Now a team led by an engineer at Michigan Technological University has published an open-source library of designs that will let scientists slash the cost of one commonly used piece of equipment...

Blood Test Could Identify When Cancer Treatment Has Become Detrimental

September 18, 2014 9:53 am | by Institute of Cancer Research | News | Comments

Some treatments for prostate cancer, while initially effective at controlling the disease, not only stop working over time but actually start driving tumor growth, a major new study shows. Researchers identified the emergence of drug-resistant...

First Blood Test to Diagnose Depression in Adults

September 17, 2014 2:54 pm | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

The first blood test to diagnose major depression in adults has been developed by Northwestern Medicine scientists, a breakthrough approach that provides the first objective, scientific diagnosis for depression. The test identifies depression by...

New Gene Research Helps Pinpoint Prostate Cancer Risk

September 17, 2014 10:54 am | by Queensland University of Technology | News | Comments

Scientists could soon better predict a man's risk of getting prostate cancer after a worldwide team of researchers carried out the largest-ever analysis of the cancer's genetic biomarkers, reported in Nature Genetics today. QUT Institute of...

Making Quantum Dots Glow Brighter

September 17, 2014 10:24 am | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and the University of Oklahoma have found a new way to control the properties of quantum dots, those tiny chunks of semiconductor material that glow different colors depending on their...

FDA Issues Final Guidance for In Vitro Companion Diagnostic Devices

September 17, 2014 8:30 am | by Jonathan S. Kahan, Susan Tiedy-Stevenson, and Randy Prebula, Hogan Lovells US, LLP | Articles | Comments

On July 31, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA” or “the agency”) announced the publication of a final guidance to industry describing the agency’s current thinking about the development and regulation of in vitro companion diagnostic...

First Oxford India Lecture Highlights Role of ‘Smart Health’

September 16, 2014 12:06 pm | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

Solving the large challenges facing healthcare systems around the world will require a huge shift in the way care for patients is provided, Professor Robyn Norton said in the first Oxford India Lecture on Monday 15 September. Professor...

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