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New 'T-Ray' Tech Converts Light to Sound for Medical Imaging

May 20, 2014 11:47 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

A device that essentially listens for light waves could help open up the last frontier of the electromagnetic spectrum—the terahertz range. So-called T-rays, which are light waves too long for human eyes to see, could help airport security...

Financial Pressures in Healthcare Driving Need for Operating Room Outsourcing

May 20, 2014 11:15 am | by Accenture | Articles | Comments

Financial pressures intensify throughout the healthcare industry. Consider the business of manufacturing medical equipment, such as patient monitoring devices and anesthesia machines, and selling them to hospitals for use in operating room...

Optical Brain Scanner Goes Where Other Brain Scanners Can't

May 20, 2014 11:11 am | by Washington University School of Medicine | News | Comments

Scientists have advanced a brain-scanning technology that tracks what the brain is doing by shining dozens of tiny LED lights on the head. This new generation of neuroimaging compares favorably to other approaches but avoids the radiation...

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Project Aims to Develop Tech for Early and Precise Diagnosis of Skin Cancer

May 20, 2014 10:20 am | by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) | News | Comments

The Centre for Sensor, Instrument and Systems Development (CD6), located on the Terrassa Campus of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech (UPC), is leading the European research project Diagnoptics, the aim of which is to...

First 3D Simulation of the Human Heart

May 20, 2014 9:00 am | by Dassault Systèmes | News | Comments

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today unveiled the world’s first realistic 3D simulation model of the human heart. Developed with...

Urine Test Could Help Clinicians Spot Blood Clots in At-Risk Patients

May 19, 2014 1:38 pm | by American Thoracic Society | News | Comments

A new study by researchers from California and Canada indicates a simple urine test can indicate the presence of venous thromboembolism, a blood clot that has broken free from its point of origin and which travels through the bloodstream...

Bacteria in Mouth May Diagnose Pancreatic Cancer

May 19, 2014 11:17 am | by American Society for Microbiology | News | Comments

Patients with pancreatic cancer have a different and distinct profile of specific bacteria in their saliva compared to healthy controls and even patients with other cancers or pancreatic diseases, according to research presented today... 

Illuminating Neuron Activity in 3-D

May 19, 2014 11:03 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers at MIT and the University of Vienna have created an imaging system that reveals neural activity throughout the brains of living animals. This technique, the first that can generate 3-D movies of entire brains at the millisecond...

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Global Market for Biomarkers to Reach $53.6 Billion in 2018

May 19, 2014 10:44 am | by BCC Research | News | Comments

According to a new report from BCC Research, the global market for biomarkers is expected to grow to $53.6 billion by 2018, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.8%. The bioinformatics category, the fastest moving segment...

First Patient Enrolled in Proof-of-Concept Blood Test to Detect Breast Cancer

May 19, 2014 10:14 am | by Provista Diagnostics Inc. | News | Comments

Provista Diagnostics, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company developing and commercializing proteomic-based diagnostic, prognostic and monitoring tests for cancers affecting women, today announced that the first patient has been enrolled...

Assessing FDA’s Crackdown of 23andMe

May 19, 2014 9:14 am | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Last November, FDA ordered 23andMe (Mountain View, CA) to discontinue offering its direct-to-consumer DNA testing service, which provided individuals with assessments of their genetic risk for nearly 200 diseases. Many had praised 23andMe’s...

Microfluidic-Based Point of Care, a Must-Have For Diagnostic Companies

May 19, 2014 9:00 am | by Yole Développement | News | Comments

“Diagnostic companies confirm the adoption of microfluidic technologies for point of care testing”, announces Dr Benjamin Roussel, Activity Leader, Medical Technologies, from Yole Développement. Indeed the point of care market’s contribution...

High Sensitivity and Specificity in LuCED Test to Help Detect Lung Cancer Earlier

May 19, 2014 8:48 am | by VisionGate Inc. | News | Comments

The study demonstrates three major advantages to incorporating the LuCED lung test into the diagnostic algorithm: high sensitivity, exceedingly high specificity and the ability to detect cancer cells in stages I and II. “Early detection..."

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Better Malaria Detector Wins MIT $100K Competition

May 16, 2014 12:07 pm | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Talk about resourcefulness: An MIT team that has leveraged two novelty items to more rapidly and accurately diagnose one of the world’s most deadly diseases — malaria — captured the grand prize at last night’s MIT $100K Entrepreneurship...

New Tool to Grow Cancer Cells Streamlines Laboratory Research

May 16, 2014 11:58 am | by Georgetown University Medical Center | News | Comments

A new technique that allows the growth of both normal and cancer cells and keeps them alive indefinitely is transforming and expediting basic cancer research, say investigators from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. The...  

DoD Funds Terahertz-Range Metamaterials Research

May 16, 2014 11:49 am | by Penn State | News | Comments

Metamaterials research having potential applications in high-speed data transmission, medical imaging and other kinds of imaging and remote sensing is the focus of a U.S. Department of Defense project funded for five years at $7.5 million...

Omnis Health Introduces EmbraceEVO Blood Glucose Monitoring System

May 15, 2014 5:32 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Omnis Health, a value leader in diabetes monitoring systems, today announced the launch of the new EmbraceEVO, a blood glucose meter with a sleek, compact design. The EmbraceEVO is uniquely available as an affordable all-in-one starter kit...

A Way to Detect Low Blood Sugar and Stop Insulin Delivery During Sleep

May 15, 2014 4:37 pm | by Erin Digitale, Stanford University School of Medicine | News | Comments

New research could soon make it easier for people with type-1 diabetes to get a safe night’s sleep, says a Stanford University School of Medicine scientist who led the study. In a large trial conducted in patients’ homes in the United States...

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Technology Leading LDL Management in 2014

May 15, 2014 2:47 pm | by Deanna Franke, Ph.D., MT(ASCP), DABCC, Clinical Laboratory Director, LipoScience Inc. | Articles | Comments

As diagnostics technology continues to help move healthcare toward truly individualized treatment, identifying specific conditions in patients is critical. In the cardiovascular space, nuclear magnetic resonance technology is impacting LDL...

InstaMD Launches Indiegogo Campaign for Multi-Use Health Monitoring Headset

May 15, 2014 2:14 pm | by InstaMD | News | Comments

InstaMD, a startup company specializing in patient centric health technology, launched the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for their debut product, the Multi-Use InstaMD Headset today. The headset works in conjunction with any existing... 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Selects Agilex and Calgary Scientific to Bring Medical Imaging to Mobile Devices

May 15, 2014 11:23 am | by Agilex | News | Comments

Agilex, a leading provider of mission and technology solutions to the federal government, announced today that it was awarded a competitive contract by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to develop and implement VA’s enterprise...

Phase Contrast Improves Mammography

May 15, 2014 10:42 am | by ETH Zurich | News | Comments

Phase contrast X-ray imaging has enabled researchers at ETH Zurich, the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) and the Kantonsspital Baden to perform mammographic imaging that allows greater precision in the assessment of breast cancer and its... 

SapC-DOPS Technology May Help with Imaging Brain Tumors

May 15, 2014 10:31 am | by University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center | News | Comments

Brain tumors are an extremely serious example of this and are not only difficult to treat—both adult and pediatric patients have a five-year survival rate of only 30 percent—but also have even been difficult to image, which could provide...

6 Hidden Factors that Drive Commercially Successful mHealth App Publishing

May 15, 2014 10:26 am | by research2guidance | News | Comments

There are above the line factors that contribute to successful mHealth app publishing. These include getting featured on an app store, great design, usability and functionality of an app and highly visible advertisement campaigns. The success...

Microchip-Like Technology Allows Single-Cell Analysis

May 14, 2014 11:43 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

A U.S. and Korean research team has developed a chip-like device that could be scaled up to sort and store hundreds of thousands of individual living cells in a matter of minutes. The system is similar to a random access memory chip, but it moves...

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