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Researchers Reveal Structure of Key CRISPR Complex

February 13, 2014 3:10 pm | by Haley Bridger, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard | News | Comments

Researchers from the Broad Institute and MIT have teamed up with colleagues from the University of Tokyo to form the first high definition picture of the Cas9 complex – a key part of the CRISPR-Cas system used by scientists as a ...    

Photos of the Day: PillCam Colon Exam

February 13, 2014 12:06 pm | by Given Imaging | News | Comments

Given Imaging has developed the PillCam, an imaging system that can be swallowed to examine a patient's colon and digestive tract. The device does not need to be retrieved to collect the images from the exam, instead ...    

NIST Method Evaluates Response to Oxidation in Live Cells

February 13, 2014 10:15 am | by Michael E. Newman, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new method for accurately measuring a key process governing a wide variety of cellular functions that may become the basis for a ...     


Data Supports Use of iRhythm's ZIO Service to Identify Cardiac Arrhythmias

February 13, 2014 8:15 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

iRhythm Technologies, Inc., a healthcare information services company, today announced that new study data support the use of its ZIO Service to help identify underlying cardiac arrhythmias in patients who have had a stroke or transient...

New Imaging Technique Can Diagnose Common Heart Condition

February 12, 2014 2:53 pm | by Marla Paul, Northwestern University | News | Comments

A new imaging technique for measuring blood flow in the heart and vessels can diagnose a common congenital heart abnormality, bicuspid aortic valve, and may lead to better prediction of complications. A Northwestern Medicine team reported ...

First 3D Movies of Living Sperm

February 11, 2014 4:34 pm | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

To improve their chances of success, in vitro fertilization (IVF) clinics need to assess the viability of the sperm they use. Now doctors may soon have a new technique to help them sort the good sperm cells from the less viable ones: a tracking system, developed by ...

Dako and Amgen Expand Collaboration with Plan to Develop New Diagnostic Test

February 11, 2014 12:12 pm | by Dako | News | Comments

Dako, an Agilent Technologies company and worldwide provider of cancer diagnostics, today announced a new project with Amgen to develop a molecular diagnostic test using ...              

Novel Technique Increases Detection Rate in Screening Mammography

February 11, 2014 10:40 am | by Linda Brooks, RSNA | News | Comments

Digital mammography screening with new photon-counting technique offers high diagnostic performance, according to a study published online in the journal Radiology. As mammography screening has shifted ...        


Chips That Listen to Bacteria

February 10, 2014 4:23 pm | by Holly Evarts, Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science | News | Comments

A research team led by Ken Shepard, professor of electrical engineering and biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering, and Lars Dietrich, assistant professor of biological sciences at Columbia University, has demonstrated that integrated circuit technology ...

Robonaut Supports Telemedicine Advances

February 10, 2014 1:37 pm | by NASA | Videos | Comments

NASA is always investigating new uses for one of the world's most advanced humanoid robots, Robonaut 2 (R2.) Working with Dr. Zsolt Garami from Houston Methodist Research Institute, R2 was put through the paces to ...      

NASA Technology to Help Develop Noninvasive Medical Treatments

February 10, 2014 10:19 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has signed two patent license agreements with GRoK Technologies LLC of Houston to help develop novel biotechnology approaches that could have multiple applications in space and on Earth. The agreements are the results of the agency's ...

Validation for the Benefits of Hologic 3D Mammography

February 10, 2014 8:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hologic, Inc., a developer, manufacturer, and supplier of premium diagnostic products, medical imaging systems and surgical products, with an emphasis on serving the healthcare needs of women, has announced the publication of ...    

Graphene Balloon Yields Unprecedented Images

February 7, 2014 12:33 pm | by Michigan Technological University | News | Comments

A graphene water balloon may soon open up new vistas for scientists seeking to understand health and disease at the most fundamental level. Electron microscopes already provide amazingly clear images of samples just a few nanometers across...


Doctor Diagnoses Man with Help from TV's 'House'

February 7, 2014 11:47 am | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

If you're unlucky enough to be stricken with a rare medical condition, you'd better hope your doctor watches the right television show. That was the lesson for one German man with severe heart failure and a puzzling mix of symptoms including...

Quick Test Finds Signs of Diarrheal Disease

February 7, 2014 11:32 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

Bioengineers at Rice University and the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston have developed a simple, highly sensitive and efficient test for the diarrheal disease cryptosporidiosis that could have great impact on global...

Nanoparticle Pinpoints Blood Vessel Plaques

February 7, 2014 10:36 am | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

A team of researchers, led by scientists at Case Western Reserve University, has developed a multifunctional nanoparticle that enables magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to pinpoint blood vessel plaques caused by atherosclerosis. The technology...

Photos of the Day: Diagnosing Cancer in Minutes

February 7, 2014 10:16 am | by University of Washington | News | Comments

University of Washington scientists and engineers are developing a low-cost device that could help pathologists diagnose pancreatic cancer earlier and faster. The prototype can perform the basic steps for processing a biopsy, relying on fluid...

Credit Card-Sized Device Could Help Diagnose Pancreatic Cancer in Minutes

February 7, 2014 10:11 am | by Michelle Ma, University of Washington | News | Comments

University of Washington scientists and engineers are developing a low-cost device that could help pathologists diagnose pancreatic cancer earlier and faster. The prototype can perform the basic steps for processing a biopsy, relying on fluid...

First Guidelines Issued to Prevent Stroke in Women

February 6, 2014 8:16 pm | by Marilynn Marchione - AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

Just as heart attack symptoms may differ between men and women, so do stroke risks. Now, the American Heart Association has issued its first guidelines for preventing strokes in women. They focus on birth control, pregnancy, depression and...

Diabetes in China: Canadian Biotech Aims to Make a Difference

February 6, 2014 3:45 pm | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

Diabetes and heart disease are health scourges that are not exclusive to North America. They are killing millions around the world every year. Earlier and earlier detection and treatment is the only way to mitigate the numbers suffering or...

Molecular Diagnostics Market Dominated by Top Five Companies

February 6, 2014 2:15 pm | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

Just five companies own the majority of the molecular diagnostics market as of this month, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research publisher estimated Roche, Hologic, Qiagen, Becton Dickinson and Abbott alone earned...

Merging Healthcare with Modern Communications Technology

February 6, 2014 2:07 pm | by Carrie Yang, Senior Healthcare Analyst, Results Healthcare | Blogs | Comments

Modern communications technology is starting to have a real impact on the way patients are managing their diseases and the delivery of healthcare. By collecting and transmitting real-time data, it is now possible to get a much better picture...

U.S. Demand for Disposable Medical Supplies to Reach $49.3 Billion

February 6, 2014 1:55 pm | by The Freedonia Group | News | Comments

U.S. demand for disposable medical supplies will expand 4.1 percent annually to $49.3 billion in 2018. According to Freedonia analyst Bill Martineau, “An increasing volume of patient activity attributable to an aging population, a rising...

Study: Hospitals Don't Follow Infection Prevention Rules

February 6, 2014 10:04 am | by Columbia University Medical Center | News | Comments

While most hospitals have polices in place to prevent health care-associated infections, clinicians often fail to follow evidence-based guidelines established to prevent these infections, according to new research from Columbia University School...

Photos of the Day: The Portable Lab

February 5, 2014 12:48 pm | by | News | Comments

A new device revolutionizes lab analysis and performs faster and works more efficiently than a traditional laboratory. The core of the system is a disc with the diameter of a CD. Researchers in South Germany have invented this mini-lab...  

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