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Tweaking MRI to Track Creatine May Spot Heart Problems Earlier

January 13, 2014 10:59 am | by University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine | News | Comments

A new MRI method to map creatine at higher resolutions in the heart may help clinicians and scientists find abnormalities and disorders earlier than traditional diagnostic methods, researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the...   

Study: Self-Administered Test Helps Spot Early Alzheimer's

January 13, 2014 10:52 am | by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center | News | Comments

The Self-Administered Gerocognitive Examination (SAGE test), which takes less than 15 minutes to complete, is a reliable tool for evaluating cognitive abilities. Findings by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center...

Detecting Alzheimer's at Home

January 13, 2014 10:48 am | by Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center | Videos | Comments

Researchers have developed an at-home test that can help doctors spot early symptoms of cognitive issues in their patients, like Alzheimer's disease. Best of all, the test is cheap, self-administered, and a new study shows, can be just as...

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Green Park Collaborative to Develop Evidence Standards for Next Generation Sequencing-Based Testing in Oncology

January 13, 2014 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Green Park Collaborative, sponsored by the Center for Medical Technology Policy (CMTP), today launched a new effort to develop methodological guidance on the kinds of evidence needed to evaluate promising tests in the rapidly developing...

Setting the Bar for Blood Glucose Meter Performance

January 10, 2014 2:34 pm | by Courtney Lias, Director, Division of Chemistry and Toxicology Devices, CDRH | Blogs | Comments

Many of the nearly 19 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes must monitor their blood glucose (sugar) frequently throughout the day using an at-home meter to make sure that their blood glucose is within a safe range. The ability to measure...

AdvaMed Signs MOU with Taiwan Med Tech Association

January 10, 2014 11:56 am | by AdvaMed | News | Comments

The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) announced today that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Taiwan Advanced Medical Technology Association (TAMTA) to facilitate collaboration between the... 

High Costs of Research Made Worse by Funding Gap

January 10, 2014 10:35 am | by Florida Science Communications | News | Comments

Although more opportunity exists for university-based researchers to be innovative, and there is more financial support for innovation than ever before, the cost of university research is rising to new levels and presents a serious funding...

Researchers Develop Tool To Determine Individual Risk Of Prostate Cancer Overdiagnosis

January 10, 2014 8:30 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Studies have found that prostate cancer is overdiagnosed in up to 42 percent of cases, prompting men to receive unnecessary treatment that can cause devastating side effects, including impotence and incontinence. Now, researchers at Fred...

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Simple Test Can Indicate Cervical Cancer

January 9, 2014 2:49 pm | by Gary Mans, University of Louisville | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Louisville have confirmed that using the heat profile from a person’s blood, called a plasma thermogram, can serve as an indicator for the presence or absence of cervical cancer, including the stage of cancer...

Eye-Catching Electronics Enable Wearable Devices

January 9, 2014 2:15 pm | by Peter Rüegg, ETH Zurich | News | Comments

Researchers at ETH are developing electronic components that are thinner and more flexible than before. They can even be wrapped around a single hair without damaging the electronics. This opens up new possibilities for ultra-thin, transparent...

Avelas Biosciences Closes $6.85 Million in Series B Financing to Advance Real-Time Cancer Visualization Technology to Clinical Proof-of-Concept

January 9, 2014 7:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Avelas Biosciences announced today the closing of a $6.85 million tranche of a Series B financing round - bringing the total funds raised since inception to ~$14 million.  The funds will be used to support ongoing development of the Avelas...

The Future of Wearable Computing in Healthcare

January 8, 2014 4:05 pm | by Jeremy Schroetter, Director - Program/Account Management, GlobalLogic | Blogs | Comments

Wearable computing devices have the potential to provide a significant impact on workflow, quality of care, access and driving positive outcomes, which are key success factors for a growing patient population. This technologies will enable...

Harmless Beauty Mark or Melanoma? A Painless New Way to Find Out

January 8, 2014 3:32 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Moles and freckles are common among fair-skinned people, and if they're in the right spot on the face, a mark or imperfection can look endearing and even sexy. Thanks to such "molerific" celebrities as Cindy Crawford, Goldie Hawn, Eva Mendes...

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Chemical Imaging Brings Cancer Tissue Analysis into the Digital Age

January 8, 2014 3:07 pm | by Sam Wong, Imperial College London | News | Comments

A new method for analyzing biological samples based on their chemical makeup is set to transform the way medical scientists examine diseased tissue. When tests are carried out on a patient’s tissue today, such as to look for cancer, the test...

Scientists Make Your Stomach Turn Bright Green if You Have an Ulcer

January 8, 2014 2:49 pm | by University of Southern Denmark | News | Comments

Doctors may soon be able to diagnose stomach ulcers without taking tissue samples from the stomach. Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark now report to have developed a new, safer and noninvasive diagnostic technique for ulcers...

Photos of the Day: Continuous Non-Invasive Blood Pressure Monitoring at CES

January 8, 2014 12:24 pm | by Chris Fox, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The ViSi Mobile System is able to continuously measure and display all vital signs (ECG, Heart/Pulse Rate, SpO2, Blood Pressure (cuff-based and now also cuffless on a beat-to-beat basis), Respiration Rate, Skin Temperature) with monitoring...

Report: Sensors in Home Healthcare Applications

January 8, 2014 11:43 am | by Yole Développement | News | Comments

From 2000 - 2050, the proportion of the world’s population aged 60 and over will grow from about 16% to 25% - an increase linked to a marked growth of chronic diseases (Alzheimer’s, diabetes, cancers, etc.). Healthcare systems’ rising costs...

ZEISS Broadens Portfolio of Intraocular Lenses

January 7, 2014 9:10 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG announces it has acquired,through its subsidiary Carl Zeiss Meditec Inc., 100% of the shares in Aaren Scientific Inc., a US-based manufacturer of intraocular lenses (IOLs). Aaren Scientific, headquartered in Ontario...

Lumicell closes $1M funding round

January 7, 2014 3:57 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Lumicell Diagnostics Inc. hit the $1 million goal for its funding round. Wellesley, Mass.-based Lumicell is developing a hand-held imaging system designed to give physicians a better picture of the amount of cancer remaining at tumor sites...

BD Acquires Alverix

January 7, 2014 2:49 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

BD, a leading global medical technology company, announced today that it has acquired Alverix, Inc., a privately-held diagnostic instrument company known for its optoelectronics expertise. Since 2008, BD and Alverix have collaborated in the...

Vantage Health to Commercialize NASA-Technology-Based Healthcare Devices

January 7, 2014 9:33 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Vantage Health Inc., and its parent company Nanobeak Inc. today announced that NASA and Nanobeak have entered into an exclusive 5-year license agreement to commercialize mobile healthcare products derived from NASA patented chemical sensing...

Analog Devices’ Meter-on-a-Chip Enables Broad Range of Portable Health Applications

January 7, 2014 7:00 am | by The Associated Press | Analog Devices, Inc. | News | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. unveiled today a high-precision, low-power meter-on-a-chip for a range of portable health applications such as point-of-care diagnostics, home/self-test health devices, and wearable vital signs monitors, including those...

QIAGEN announces European launch of therascreen® IDH1/2 test for gliomas

January 6, 2014 4:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

QIAGEN N.V. today announced the European launch of its new therascreen® IDH1/2 RGQ Kit, enabling physicians to better diagnose and assess the prognoses of patients with gliomas, or tumors of the brain and  spinal cord. The test is based...

Vancive Exhibits Digital Healthcare Solutions at CES

January 6, 2014 4:45 pm | by Vancive Medical Technologies | Vancive Medical Technologies™ | News | Comments

Vancive Medical Technologies will showcase new digital healthcare solutions and discuss future technology developments, and exhibit a range of innovative solutions for commercial partners, developers and manufacturers at 2014 International...

AAMI Releases Summit Report on Home Healthcare Technology

January 6, 2014 3:49 pm | by AAMI | News | Comments

A comprehensive new report from AAMI sheds light on the complex challenges associated with the use of healthcare technology in homes and other nonclinical settings, and sets forth a series of ideas for how to best address them. The release...

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