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Cardiopad Brings Heart Health to Remote Cameroon Communities

June 17, 2014 10:37 am | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

A touch screen tablet invented by a 22-year-old Cameroonian engineer is helping doctors perform heart examinations on patients in remote, rural locations beyond the reach of specialists...          

Study to Test Possible Oral Cancer Detection Tool

June 17, 2014 10:22 am | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and the Department of Otolaryngology at University Hospitals Case Medical Center will collaborate on a pilot study to examine whether an abundance of naturally occurring antibacterial...

Technology Detects Bacterial Pathogens in Soldiers' Combat Wounds

June 17, 2014 10:14 am | by Stephen P Wampler, LLNL | News | Comments

A biological detection technology developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists can detect bacterial pathogens in the wounds of U.S. soldiers that have previously been missed by other technologies. This advance may, in time...

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Portable Brain Scanners Will Change Everything We Know About Concussions

June 17, 2014 8:26 am | by Humboldt State University | News | Comments

A portable imaging tool could change the way the medical community analyzes and understands the long-term effects of sports-related concussions. Research conducted by Humboldt State Kinesiology professor Rock Braithwaite has played a...   

Automating Laboratory-on-a-Chip to Cut Healthcare Costs

June 17, 2014 8:24 am | by University of California - Riverside | News | Comments

A research team at the University of California, Riverside has created a computer programming language that will automate "laboratory-on-a-chip" technologies used in DNA sequencing, drug discovery, virus detection and other biomedical... 

Trapping the Light Fantastic

June 17, 2014 8:23 am | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

Jeremy Baumberg and his 30-strong team of researchers are master manipulators of light. They are specialists in nanophotonics – the control of how light interacts with tiny chunks of matter, at scales as small as a billionth of a meter. It’s...

Unleashing Clinical Measurements

June 16, 2014 2:38 pm | by Angelo Corsaro, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer, PrismTech | Blogs | Comments

Medical devices are an essential element of modern medicine as they provide accurate clinical measurements such as oxygen saturation, blood pressure and temperature, x-ray and ultrasound imaging, as well as automatically administer intravenous...

Nanoparticles Aid in Microscopic Cancer Detection

June 16, 2014 11:52 am | by INM - Leibniz-Institut für Neue Materialien gGmbH | News | Comments

Assemblies of proteins, known as protein complexes, have important functions in cells; protein complexes embedded in the cell membrane, for example, are responsible for the exchange with the extracellular environment. But because they are...

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FDA Clearance for Alere’s i Influenza A and B Test

June 16, 2014 11:43 am | by Alere | News | Comments

Alere Inc., a leading global provider of point-of-care rapid diagnostic and health information solutions, today announced that it has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Alere i Influenza A & B test...

Producing Hyperpolarized Xenon Gas on a Microfluidic Chip

June 16, 2014 11:08 am | by Rachel Berkowitz, Berkeley Lab | News | Comments

While big machines were once the stuff that scientific dreams are made of, analytical spectroscopy instrumentation has trended to smaller products that are portable, affordable, and fit into locations far removed from a standard laboratory...

Sixteen Nanometres in 3D

June 16, 2014 10:52 am | by Paul Piwnicki, Paul Scherrer Institut | News | Comments

Tomography enables the interior of a vast range of objects to be depicted in 3D – from cellular structures to technical appliances. Researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) have now devised a method that opens up new scales of...

Music Under the Microscope

June 16, 2014 10:41 am | by Max Planck Institute | News | Comments

Water droplets are musical. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen have converted the frequencies of droplets flowing through thin channels into musical notes. This is more than just a gimmick...

Photos of the Day: Diagnosing Disease with Musical Microfluidics

June 16, 2014 10:41 am | by Max Planck Institute | News | Comments

The researchers at the Göttingen-based Max Planck Institute can control the frequency with which the water droplets flow through the channels of a microfluidic chip. The chip is a transparent plastic block that is traversed by thin conduits...

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American Chemical Society’s Highest Honor Goes to Pioneer of Diagnostic ‘DNA Chips’

June 16, 2014 10:01 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Jacqueline K. Barton, Ph.D., professor of chemistry and chair of the division of chemistry and chemical engineering at the California Institute of Technology, has been named winner of the 2015 Priestley Medal by the American Chemical Society...

How to Market Your Device

June 16, 2014 9:34 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

Medical devices marketed in the United States are subject to the regulatory controls in the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) and the regulations in Title 21- Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR) Parts 1-58, 800-1299... 

Sequenom, Inc. Receives U.S. FDA Premarket Clearance

June 16, 2014 8:28 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Sequenom, Inc., a life sciences company providing innovative genetic analysis solutions, announced today that it has received premarket 510(k) clearance from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its IMPACT Dx Factor...

Nanoscale Composites Improve MRI

June 13, 2014 2:41 pm | by Mike Williams, Rice University | News | Comments

Submicroscopic particles that contain even smaller particles of iron oxide could make magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) a far more powerful tool to detect and fight disease. Scientists at Rice University and The Methodist Hospital Research...

Breaking Down the Regulation of LDTs: FDA Jurisdiction

June 13, 2014 1:54 pm | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

A couple of weeks ago, I reported on a letter that Bradley M. Thompson, JD, and James A. Boiani, JD, attorneys at Epstein Becker Green, recently sent to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg. The attorneys sent this letter on behalf of the... 

Manipulating and Detecting Ultrahigh Frequency Sound Waves

June 13, 2014 12:22 pm | by DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

An advance has been achieved towards next generation ultrasonic imaging with potentially 1,000 times higher resolution than today's medical ultrasounds. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National...  

First Biomarkers Found to Predict Severe Osteoarthritis

June 13, 2014 12:12 pm | by European League Against Rheumatism | News | Comments

The results of a study presented today at the European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress (EULAR 2014) identify a correlation between the presence of biomarkers in the blood, known as micro RNAs (miRNAs), and the development of severe...

Imaging Tools Help Radiologists Diagnose Lung Cancer, Save Lives

June 13, 2014 12:02 pm | by Rochester Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Medical-imaging software under development at Rochester Institute of Technology could someday give radiologists a tool for measuring the growth of nodules in patients at risk of lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United...

New Test Detects Toxic Prions in Blood

June 13, 2014 11:50 am | by PLOS | News | Comments

The first cases of Mad Cow disease in humans (properly called variant Creutzfeld Jakob Disease, or vCJD) occurred in the late 1990s and are thought to be the consequence of eating contaminated beef products. Since then, several cases of...

BIT Group Project Submission Wins 2014 Medical Design Excellence Award

June 13, 2014 11:28 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BIT Group announces the DRG:HYBRID XL Analyzer has received the 2014 Medical Design Excellence Award (MDEA) for the category of In Vitro Diagnostics Products & Systems at the Medical Device & Manufacturing (MD&M) tradeshow in...

Blood Test Device Scoops Best in Show at MDEA 2014

June 13, 2014 9:54 am | by Atomo Diagnostics | News | Comments

The AtomoRapid blood testing platform can accommodate test strips for a wide variety of conditions from celiac disease, allergy through to infectious diseases such as malaria and HIV. The device delivers better clinical outcomes for patients...

Global IVD Market to Reach $74.65 Billion by 2020

June 13, 2014 9:07 am | by Allied Market Research | News | Comments

According to new research report by Allied Market Research titled "In Vitro Diagnostics Market (Techniques, Product Type, Usability, Applications, End-Users, Geography) - Industry Analysis, Trends, Share, Opportunities and Forecast, 2013...

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