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Researchers Use Living Systems as a Guide to Develop Advanced Technologies

June 6, 2014 11:39 am | by World Scientific | News | Comments

How should we respond to technologies around us that are inefficient, wasteful, pollute our environment, and overburden our health care system? In their latest three three volume "Handbook of Biomimetics and Bioinspiration" published with...

Mobile DNA Test for HIV

June 6, 2014 11:27 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

Rice University bioengineers are developing a simple, highly accurate test to detect signs of HIV and its progress in patients in resource-poor settings. The current gold standard to diagnose HIV in infants and to monitor viral load depends...

Biomarkers Accurately Distinguish Mesothelioma from Non-Cancerous Tissue

June 6, 2014 11:15 am | by Elsevier Health Sciences | News | Comments

Scientists have identified four biomarkers that may help resolve the difficult differential diagnosis between malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) and non-cancerous pleural tissue with reactive mesothelial proliferations (RMPs). This is a...

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Prostate Cancer Biomarkers Identified in Seminal Fluid

June 6, 2014 10:52 am | by University of Adelaide | News | Comments

Improved diagnosis and management of one of the most common cancers in men – prostate cancer – could result from research at the University of Adelaide, which has discovered that seminal fluid (semen) contains biomarkers for the disease...

Rural Clinics Increasingly Turn to Telemedicine

June 6, 2014 10:40 am | by Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press | News | Comments

Fifty years in farming had given Tom Soukup a few brushes with his own mortality, but after a cow pinned him against a wall, death felt closer than ever. He lay on the muddy ground and began to pray, every gasp feeling like a stab to the...

The Role of Polymer Science in IVD

June 5, 2014 4:09 pm | by Josh Ridley, Business Development Manager – Biomaterials, Zeus | Zeus | Articles | Comments

In vitro diagnostics technologies involve the testing of samples outside of the body. However, the devices that are utilized within the body to capture those samples are significant to the overall success of a testing procedure. This article...

Medical Technology Highlights of 2014 Symposia on VLSI Technology & Circuits

June 5, 2014 4:01 pm | by Jeffrey Gealow, Circuits Program Chair, 2014 Symposia on VLSI Technology & Circuits | Blogs | Comments

The integration of more advanced electronics technology into medical devices for patient monitoring, diagnosis and treatment continues at an ever-increasing rate, with new developments being announced daily. Among these significant technology...

Research Could Lead to New Cancer Assay

June 5, 2014 3:20 pm | by Oregon State University | News | Comments

Veterinary researchers at Oregon State University have identified a unique group of proteins that indicate the presence of transitional cell carcinoma – the most common cause of bladder cancer – and may lead to a new assay which could better...

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Health Data Exploration Network to Spur Research Using Personal Health Data

June 5, 2014 11:49 am | by UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering | News | Comments

The Health Data Exploration project, from the University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) and the University of California, Irvine (UCI), has been awarded a $1.9 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), to create...

'Liquid Biopsy' Offers New Way to Track Lung Cancer

June 5, 2014 11:21 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

Scientists have shown how a lung cancer patient's blood sample could be used to monitor and predict their response to treatment – paving the way for personalized medicine for the disease. The recent study, published in the journal Nature...

Experts Recommend Blood, Urine Testing to Diagnose Rare Adrenal Tumors

June 5, 2014 11:13 am | by The Endocrine Society | News | Comments

The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) for the diagnosis and treatment of two types of rare adrenal tumors – pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas – that can raise the risk of cardiovascular disease and even...

New Test Predicts if Breast Cancer Will Spread

June 5, 2014 11:06 am | by Albert Einstein College of Medicine | News | Comments

The study was led by researchers at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), designated Albert Einstein Cancer Center of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Einstein Center for Cancer Care and was published...

New Diagnostic Imaging Techniques Deemed Safe in Simulations

June 5, 2014 10:53 am | by Duke University Medical Center | News | Comments

Gamma and neutron imaging offer possible improvements over existing techniques such as X-ray or CT, but their safety is not yet fully understood. Using computer simulations, imaging the liver and breast with gamma or neutron radiation was...

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Innovative Diabetes App for Smartphone

June 5, 2014 10:09 am | by University of Bern | News | Comments

An app for smartphones automatically calculates the carbohydrate content of a meal. The programme called “GoCARB” enables diabetics to better plan their meals and to control their blood glucose easier. GoCARB was developed at the ARTORG...

New Device Isolates Most Aggressive Cancer Cells

June 4, 2014 3:28 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Not all cancer cells are created equal – some stay put in the primary tumor, while others move and invade elsewhere. A major goal for cancer research is predicting which cells will metastasize, and why. A Cornell cancer research team is...

B Braun CeGaT Enters U.S. Sequencing and Diagnostics Market

June 4, 2014 2:41 pm | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

B Braun Medical US and CeGaT GmbH have announced the establishment of a U.S. based company to enter the US diagnostics market. Globally, Diagnostic Panels, a CeGaT innovation, were first made available in 2010. The worldwide demand for... 

The Pulse: Sperm-Inspired Microbots and Seinfeld’s ‘Bro’

June 4, 2014 12:21 pm | by Jonathan Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

This week on the Pulse, we’re checking out Apple’s Health and Healthkit, developing sperm-inspired microrobots for biomedical applications, wearing the Bro (Manssiere), and growing cartilage from stem cells derived from fat tissue.  

Prototype Electrolyte Sensor to Provide Immediate Read-Outs

June 4, 2014 10:49 am | by DOE/Sandia National Laboratories | News | Comments

Patients trying to navigate today's complex medical system with its costly laboratory analyses might prefer a pain-free home diagnostic device, worn on the wrist, that can analyze, continuously record and immediately remedy low electrolyte...

Progress on Detecting Glucose Levels in Saliva

June 4, 2014 10:44 am | by Brown University | News | Comments

Researchers from Brown University have developed a new biochip sensor that can selectively measure concentrations of glucose in a complex solution similar to human saliva. The advance is an important step toward a device that would enable...

Welch Allyn Acquires Assets of PediaVision

June 4, 2014 10:02 am | by Welch Allyn | News | Comments

Welch Allyn, Inc., a leading medical diagnostic device company that delivers pragmatic innovation at the point of care, today announced the acquisition of certain assets of PediaVision Holdings, LLC of Lake Mary, FL.  Founded in 2007...  

RFID Enables a Clear Line of Sight to Time Savings

June 3, 2014 4:16 pm | by Angela Hoffman, Marketing Manager, Northern Apex Corporation | Northern Apex-Rfid | Articles | Comments

When it comes to inventory control of chemicals and reagents, bar coding is still one of the most commonly used identification methods in the IVD industry. This article illustrates how RFID can offer a much more efficient system. While the...

New Challenges/Opportunities for Medical Device Manufacturers Forged by the ACA

June 3, 2014 4:04 pm | by Claudio Bellini, COO, COSMED USA | Blogs | Comments

Amid all the back-and-forth political discussion and controversy surrounding the Affordable Care Act, one fact is clear: more people will have access to traditional healthcare services than ever before. And with that reality, it has become...

FDA Approval of GE’s Invenia Automated Breast Ultrasound System

June 3, 2014 3:44 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

GE Healthcare has announced FDA approval and the U.S. launch of their new breast imaging technology, the Invenia ABUS, proven to help clinicians find 35.7% more cancers in women with dense breasts than mammograms alone. In keeping with a...

The Six Groups that Will Shape the mHealth App Market in the Near Future

June 3, 2014 3:39 pm | by research2guidance | News | Comments

mHealth app publishers are grouped into 6 distinct segments. Segments differ mainly by goals, business approaches and performance. Their desire to help others distinguishes them from the rest of the app community. Knowing these segments...

Finding a Lower Cost Solution for World's 285 Million Visually Impaired People

June 3, 2014 3:00 pm | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

Projects to provide low-cost eyeglasses for people in the developing world and to develop a cell-death detector will share $25,000 in cash to further develop their projects as winners of the 2014 Discovery Competition. Washington University...

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