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Biomarker Enables the Prediction of Aggressive Prostate Cancer at Diagnosis

October 3, 2014 11:34 am | by University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center | News | Comments

Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have identified a biomarker living next door to the KLK3 gene that can predict which GS7 prostate cancer patients will have a more aggressive form of cancer. The results reported...

Research Aims for Better Understanding of Microvascular Diseases

October 3, 2014 11:25 am | by University of Houston | News | Comments

New technologies being developed by a University of Houston researcher to produce three-dimensional models of tissue and whole organ microstructures offer the promise of better diagnosis and treatment for a variety of diseases. David Mayerich...

Genetic Test Reveals Risk of Atrial Fibrillation and Stroke

October 3, 2014 10:38 am | by Lund University | News | Comments

Many of those who are genetically predisposed to develop atrial fibrillation, which dramatically raises the risk of stroke, can be identified with a blood test. This is shown by new research from Lund University in Sweden. The number of people...

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6 'Connecting' Technologies that Impact Medical Devices

October 3, 2014 10:25 am | by Ohio University | News | Comments

While this infographic offers insights on connecting technologies that are serving people and communities, it isn't hard to see how they each have implications in the medical device space.             

Diabetes in a Dish

October 2, 2014 12:48 pm | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

Although type 1 diabetes can be controlled with insulin injections and lifestyle modifications, major advances in treating the disease have not been made in more than two decades and there remain fundamental gaps in what is understood about...

InsideTracker Ultimate Plan Brings Fascinating Advances in the Way People Optimize Health

October 2, 2014 10:34 am | by InsideTracker | News | Comments

InsideTracker, the groundbreaking service that places the power of advanced bioscience into the hands of performance and wellness-focused individuals, has today announced the Ultimate Plan, its most comprehensive, deep dive into personal physiology...

New Absorber Will Lead to Better Biosensors

October 2, 2014 10:20 am | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

Biological sensors, or biosensors, are like technological canaries in the coalmine. By converting a biological response into an optical or electrical signal, they can alert us to dangers in our external and internal environments. They can...

Logic PD Teams with Maxim Integrated to Develop Wearable Devices

October 2, 2014 10:07 am | by Logic PD | Logic PD, Inc. | News | Comments

Logic PD, a product innovation and realization company for connected devices, has teamed up with Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., a pioneer in analog integration, to develop proof-of-concept products for the $70 billion wearable device market...

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GE Scientists are Building a Wearable Brain Imaging Helmet

October 2, 2014 9:46 am | by GE Healthcare | News | Comments

GE scientists are working on a wearable, high-resolution imaging “helmet” that would allow doctors to observe our brains on the cellular level. The portable device could also allow doctors to study motor activity in the brain, since patients...

Healthcare Companies Rush to Partner For Big Data Healthcare Applications

October 2, 2014 9:38 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

Over 100 significant partnerships occurred in Big Data and healthcare in the last two years, according to Kalorama Information.  The healthcare industry is currently undergoing a revolution of sorts, which revolves around the acquisition and...

Immucor Acquires Sentilus

October 2, 2014 9:31 am | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

Immucor, Inc., a global leader in transfusion and transplantation diagnostics, today announced that it has acquired Sentilus, Inc., a privately-held company focused on developing a novel, inkjet-printed antibody microarray-based technology...

'Virtual Breast' Could Improve Cancer Detection

October 1, 2014 2:54 pm | by Michigan Technological University | News | Comments

Next to lung cancer, breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women, according to the American Cancer Society. That's why so many medical professionals encourage women to get mammograms, even though the tests are imperfect at...

'Bubble Boy' Biomarker Discovered

October 1, 2014 2:45 pm | by Virginia Tech | News | Comments

Many people recognize "the bubble boy" as an unusual character from a "Seinfeld" episode or a John Travolta movie. But in reality, a genetic disease called SCID, short for severe combined immunodeficiency, forces patients to breathe filtered...

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The FDA Takes Steps to Strengthen Cybersecurity of Medical Devices

October 1, 2014 10:29 am | by FDA | News | Comments

To strengthen the safety of medical devices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today finalized recommendations to manufacturers for managing cybersecurity risks to better protect patient health and information. The final guidance, titled...

Global Demand for Medical Disposables to Reach $245 Billion

October 1, 2014 10:02 am | by The Freedonia Group Inc. | News | Comments

Global demand for medical disposables is forecast to rise 6.6 percent annually to $245 billion in 2018. The strongest influence on growth will involve the upgrading and stricter enforcement of infection prevention protocols by hospitals and...

Race for Proteomics Knowledge Spurs Investment and Partnerships

September 30, 2014 1:56 pm | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

Proteomics is a focus point for investment and collaboration, according to a new report from Kalorama Information.  The healthcare market research publisher said that over 100 deals had occurred in proteomics in the past two years. The activity...

Homeland Security and FDA Address Medical Device Cybersecurity

September 30, 2014 11:53 am | by AAMI | News | Comments

The Department of Homeland Security is joining forces with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to tackle the issue of medical device cybersecurity—a tacit recognition of the emerging vulnerabilities associated with healthcare technology...

Oxford Isis Fund Invests in Oxtex and Brainomix to Improve Stroke Diagnosis

September 30, 2014 10:01 am | by Isis Innovation | News | Comments

The £1.25 million University of Oxford Isis Fund, set up by Parkwalk Advisors and Isis Innovation in February, has made its first investments in medical device spin-out Oxtex and in Brainomix, a start up from the Isis Software Incubator which...

AliveCor Launches New App to Auto Detect Atrial Fibrillation in an ECG Recording

September 30, 2014 9:53 am | by AliveCor | News | Comments

AliveCor, Inc. announced today the launch of the latest version of the AliveECG app, which provides patients with free real-time atrial fibrillation (AF) detection in ECG recordings using its new FDA-cleared algorithm. The new app helps...

A Safer Approach for Diagnostic Medical Imaging

September 30, 2014 9:44 am | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

Medical imaging is at the forefront of diagnostics today, with imaging techniques like MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), CT (computerized tomography), scanning, and NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) increasing steeply over the last two decades...

Lighting Up Brain Activity

September 30, 2014 9:31 am | by Ken Kingery | News | Comments

Yiyang Gong will join the faculty of the biomedical engineering department in Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering beginning November 1, 2014. An expert in nanophotonics, Gong is developing genetic sensors that literally light up...

Supersensitive Nanodevice Can Detect Extremely Early Cancers

September 29, 2014 2:22 pm | by University of Alabama Huntsville | News | Comments

Extremely early detection of cancers and other diseases is on the horizon with a supersensitive nanodevice being developed at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) in collaboration with The Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering...

Researchers Identify Early Sign of Pancreatic Cancer

September 29, 2014 12:06 pm | by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute | News | Comments

Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and other institutions have discovered a sign of the early development of pancreatic cancer – an upsurge in certain amino acids that occurs before the disease...

Revolutionary Hamstring Tester Will Keep More Players on the Field

September 29, 2014 11:59 am | by Queensland University of Technology | News | Comments

Elite sporting stars can assess and reduce their risk of a hamstring injury thanks to a breakthrough made by QUT researchers. The discovery could be worth a fortune to football codes, with hamstring strain injuries accounting for most non-contact...

Data Presented on the Oncotype DX Test and Precision Oncology

September 29, 2014 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In line with this year’s theme for the annual European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress - ‘Precision Medicine in Cancer Care’ - Genomic Health presented results from multiple studies across different cancer types demonstrating how...

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