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New Molecule Enables Quick Drug Monitoring

June 9, 2014 9:31 am | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

Monitoring the drug concentration in patients is critical for effective treatment, especially in cases of cancer, heart disease, epilepsy and immunosuppression after organ transplants. However, current methods are expensive, time-consuming...

Shifamed Introduces Coaxial Steerable Catheter Technology In 4 Fr Size

June 9, 2014 7:27 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Shifamed LLC, a medical technology incubator, today announced that it will formally introduce its patented coaxial steerable catheter technology in 4 Fr size at MD&M East on June 10-12, 2014 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New...

Cloud Technology in e-Health

June 6, 2014 3:04 pm | by Mary Lynne Nielsen, Technology Initiatives Director, IEEE Standards Association | Blogs | Comments

Innovation across an array of technology areas—personal health device communications, cloud computing, the smart grid, cyber-security and “Big Data” analytics, among them—have helped the global healthcare community to envision a whole new...

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A New Diagnostic Tool for Dementia Diseases

June 6, 2014 2:26 pm | by University of Eastern Finland | News | Comments

A new diagnostic tool helps clinicians to differentiate between Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia and mild cognitive impairment. Presented in the doctoral thesis of MD Miguel Ángel Muñoz Ruiz at the University of Eastern Finland...

Trends in the U.S. IVD Market: Market Segments and Conclusions

June 6, 2014 1:55 pm | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

According to the report, professional point-of-care diagnostics is the largest IVD segment in the U.S. and generates $3.6 billion in annual revenues. The volume of this segment reflects the high penetration of point-of-care testing products...

Endoscope with an Oxygen Sensor Detects Pancreatic Cancer

June 6, 2014 11:53 am | by Mayo Clinic | News | Comments

An optical blood oxygen sensor attached to an endoscope is able to identify pancreatic cancer in patients via a simple endoscopic procedure, according to researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida. The study, published in GIE: Gastrointestinal...

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...

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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...

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...

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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...

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...

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...

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