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Photo of the Day: Diagnostic Smartphone Camera

December 6, 2013 10:04 am | by Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland | News | Comments

Researchers at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, FIMM, University of Helsinki and Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, have shown that novel techniques for high-resolution imaging and image transfer over data networks may be utilized...

Ultrathin 'Diagnostic Skin' Allows Continuous Patient Monitoring

December 5, 2013 11:23 am | by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering | News | Comments

It is likely that at your next visit to the doctor, a medical practitioner will start by taking your temperature. This has been part of medical practice for so long that we may see it as antiquated, with little value. However, the routine nature...

Computer Model Suggests Genetic Breast Cancer Screening May Benefit Those at Intermediate Risk

December 5, 2013 10:50 am | by GCI Health | News | Comments

Archimedes Inc., a healthcare modeling and analytics company, today announced results of a simulated clinical trial which found that the seven single-nucleotide polymorphisms (7SNP) genetic test for breast cancer was most cost effective when...

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Safe, Comfortable, and Front and Center: GE Healthcare Transforms the Patient Experience

December 5, 2013 10:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company, is committed to developing new products and improving current offerings to ensure the highest standards in patient care for billions of patients around the world. Today at the 2013 Radiological...

The Pulse: Medical 'Ro-Butt' & Reinventing Healthcare

December 5, 2013 9:07 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on The Pulse, we are giving virtual prostate exams, teaching kids with autism, launching a new style of mobility device, and reinventing healthcare with L.A. billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong. This episode features:   

Cognoptix President and CEO Paul Hartung named “Emerging Medical Technologies Innovator of the Month” by Life Science Intelligence®

December 4, 2013 3:23 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Cognoptix President and CEO Paul Hartung has been honored as “Emerging Medical Technologies Innovator of the Month” by Life Science Intelligence (“LSI”). The accolade comes on the heels of clinical data presented recently at the ‘Clinical Trials...

New Data Show Seno Medical Instruments' Imagio™ May Help Reduce Negative Biopsies for Breast Cancer

December 4, 2013 2:00 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Seno Medical Instruments, Inc., the company pioneering opto-acoustic imaging as a tool to improve the process of diagnosing breast cancer, today announced preliminary information from a feasibility study of its Imagio breast imaging device...

Simple Blood Test Detects 85% of Colorectal Cancers

December 4, 2013 12:29 pm | by VolitionRx Limited | News | Comments

VolitionRx Limited, a life sciences company focused on developing blood-based diagnostic tests for different types of cancer, today releases new data showing that when combining two of its proprietary NuQ assays into one test, they can achieve...

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23andMe Faces Class Action Lawsuit in California

December 4, 2013 12:06 pm | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

Genetic testing company 23andMe is facing a class action lawsuit alleging that the Silicon Valley startup misled customers with advertising for its personalized DNA test kit. The test is marketed as a tool to help users predict their risk of...

Molecular Sensor Detects Early Signs of Multiple Sclerosis

December 4, 2013 11:59 am | by Gladstone Institutes | News | Comments

For some, the disease multiple sclerosis (MS) attacks its victims slowly and progressively over a period of many years. For others, it strikes without warning in fits and starts. But all patients share one thing in common: the disease had...

Swallowing a Diagnostic Pill

December 4, 2013 11:12 am | by Inderscience Publishers | News | Comments

A tiny capsule that can carry out a chemical analysis of the contents of one's stomach could identify the presence of so-called "occult" blood at very low levels. The data is automatically broadcast to an external monitoring device for detection...

A Leap Forward in X-Ray Technology

December 4, 2013 10:37 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

X-rays transformed medicine a century ago by providing a noninvasive way to detect internal structures in the body. Still, they have limitations: X-rays cannot image the body’s soft tissues, except with the use of contrast-enhancing agents...

Photos of the Day: Contrast-Free Portable X-Rays

December 4, 2013 10:35 am | by MIT News Office | News | Comments

A test device built at MIT as a proof-of-principle for the new, higher-resolution X-ray system, using a vacuum chamber that measures eight inches across. The team expects that eventual production models would be substantially smaller...  

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Labcyte CEO Mark Fischer-Colbrie and CTO, Co-Founder Rich Ellson Named National EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2013 Life Sciences Finalists

December 4, 2013 8:33 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Mark Fischer-Colbrie, CEO and President, and Rich Ellson, CTO and a Co-Founder of Labcyte Inc., have been named National EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2013 Life Sciences Finalists. The EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award is the country’s most...

Exact Sciences Announces Date for FDA Advisory Committee Meeting

December 3, 2013 4:15 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Exact Sciences Corp. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Molecular and Clinical Genetics Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee is tentatively scheduled to review the premarket approval application for the...

What Can Home Healthcare Teach Greater Manufacturing?

December 3, 2013 1:11 pm | by Joel Hans, Managing Editor, Manufacturing.net | Articles | Comments

The home healthcare market is a burgeoning one, and is already shaping up to be a major arena for companies who have long been in the medical device manufacturing arena. With the Affordable Care Act pushing more long-term treatment to be...

On the Trail of Prostate Cancer

December 3, 2013 12:18 pm | by Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

Does the patient have cancer of the prostate gland, commonly called prostate cancer? A question like this is difficult for physicians to answer. Up to now, they have been dependent on clues provided by the prostatespecific antigen PSA. If the...

Consolidation, Collaboration, Cooperation, and Closer Technology—Key Trends For Healthcare 2014

December 3, 2013 12:01 pm | by GHX | Blogs | Comments

The healthcare industry has been primed for healthcare reform and according to GHX, 2014 will bring even more change to the business of healthcare. The company is predicting that 2014 will be a year of great healthcare evolution, not necessarily...

Circulating Tumor Cells in Blood Can Predict a Patient’s Response to Chemotherapy

December 3, 2013 11:36 am | by University of Granada | News | Comments

Scientists from Granada have demonstrated, for the first time, that detecting circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in blood and studying the presence of certain genetic markers in them is a technique that allows specialists to predict, with great precision...

Abbott Issues Voluntary Recall of Blood Glucose Test Strips

December 3, 2013 11:31 am | by FDA | News | Comments

Abbott has announced it is initiating a voluntary recall of 20 lots of FreeStyle and FreeStyle Lite Blood Glucose Test Strips in the United States. These lots of test strips may produce erroneously low blood glucose results when used with both...

Predict Alzheimer's Disease Within Two Years of Screening

December 3, 2013 11:24 am | by Université de Montréal | News | Comments

In their study, Sylvie Belleville and her team accurately predicted (at a rate of 90%) which of their research subjects with mild cognitive impairment would receive a clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease within the following two years and...

Researchers Turn to Machines to Identify Breast Cancer Type

December 3, 2013 11:06 am | by University of Alberta | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services have created a computer algorithm that successfully predicts whether estrogen is sending signals to cancer cells to grow into tumors in the breast. By finding this hormone...

GE Healthcare’s “Brilliant Machines” Software Innovations Transforms the Patient Experience by Reducing Wait Times and Helping Hospital Staff Increase Efficiency

December 3, 2013 10:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Today at the 2013 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting, GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), unveiled four software breakthroughs to deliver improved clinical capabilities, productivity and diagnostic...

Interrad Medical Awarded HealthTrust Contract for Its SecurAcath Catheter Securement Device

December 3, 2013 9:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

HealthTrust, a healthcare group purchasing and total cost management solutions company has awarded Interrad Medical a contract for its SecurAcath catheter securement device. Effective November 12, 2013, the agreement makes the SecurAcath...

Breast Cancer Risk Related to Changes in Breast Density as Women Age

December 3, 2013 12:01 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Automated breast density measurement is predictive of breast cancer risk in younger women, and that risk may be related to the rate at which breast density changes in some women as they age, according to research being presented today at the...

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