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Boston Scientific Joins Optum Labs as Founding Medical Device Partner

May 6, 2014 7:37 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation has joined Optum Labs as the Founding Medical Device Partner to help pioneer new research into effective treatments for heart failure and related cardiac conditions. Optum Labs is an open collaborative healthcare...

Shining a Light on Heart Disease

May 5, 2014 1:48 pm | by University of Strathclyde | News | Comments

The project, led by the University of Strathclyde and involving researchers from the Universities of Glasgow and Warwick, is being supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Principal Investigator Professor...

eNose Sniffs Out Prostate Cancer

May 5, 2014 1:43 pm | by Elsevier | News | Comments

We may soon be able to make easy and early diagnoses of prostate cancer by smell. Investigators in Finland have established that a novel noninvasive technique can detect prostate cancer using an electronic nose. In a proof of principle study...

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How Biological Photosensors Function

May 5, 2014 12:29 pm | by Academy of Finland | News | Comments

The research groups of Janne Ihalainen (University of Jyväskylä) and Sebastian Westenhoff (University of Gothenburg) have clarified how the atom structure of bacterial red light photosensors changes when sensing light. The research reveals...

Analyzing Living Cells Quickly and Accurately

May 5, 2014 12:12 pm | by Fraunhofer Institute IGB | News | Comments

In order to investigate inflammation, tumors or stem cells, medical practitioners analyze living cells. Non-invasive optical procedures such as Raman spectroscopy accelerate this procedure. Researchers have now developed it to industrial...

Fluorescent Sensor for Detecting a Disease-Related Molecule

May 5, 2014 11:42 am | by University of Jaume I | News | Comments

The detection of certain chemical compounds in our body is essential to prevent many diseases and set out their treatment. Thus, making advances in the development of compounds that can be easily detected is key for the development of medicine...

3D Mirror Reveals Internal Organs

May 5, 2014 11:26 am | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

A three-dimensional digital mirror which reveals the interior of a person's body has been developed by a team of researchers in Paris. Straddling the worlds of art and science, the mirror could one day find a place in hospitals and doctors'...

New Biomarker for Esophageal Cancer

May 5, 2014 11:16 am | by University Hospitals Case Medical Center's | News | Comments

A new biomarker for esophageal cancer shows promise in improving screening for this deadly disease and its precursor, Barrett's esophagus. Amitabh Chak, MD, of University Hospitals Case Medical Center's Seidman Cancer Center and Case Western...

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Developing Electronics on the Basis of Molecular Stretchiness

May 5, 2014 11:10 am | by University of California, San Diego | News | Comments

Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego are asking what might be possible if semiconductor materials were flexible and stretchable without sacrificing electronic function. Today's flexible electronics are already enabling...

Is Google Glass the New Stethoscope?

May 5, 2014 10:50 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

A group of medical professionals, who are first-adopters Google Glass, discuss the technology's potential for shaping the future of healthcare. The doctors were all featured guests at the MedTech Boston Google Glass Challenge.   

A Push-of-a-Button Hearing Screener

May 5, 2014 10:11 am | by Welch Allyn | News | Comments

Welch Allyn, a leading medical diagnostic device company that delivers pragmatic innovation at the point of care, today introduced its next generation OAE Hearing Screener, a fast, objective pediatric hearing testing device that can be administered...

Bone Marrow-on-a-Chip Unveiled

May 5, 2014 9:46 am | by Harvard's Wyss Institute | News | Comments

The latest organ-on-a-chip from Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering reproduces the structure, functions and cellular make-up of bone marrow, a complex tissue that until now could only be studied intact in living...

Minimally Invasive Innovation for Capsule Endoscopy Procedures

May 5, 2014 9:35 am | by Olympus | News | Comments

Olympus, a precision technology leader in designing and delivering innovative solutions in Medical and Surgical Products, among other core businesses, announced today the commercial availability of its 510(k) cleared, next-generation ENDOCAPSULE...

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Trends in the U.S. IVD Market: Healthcare System Utilization and Aging Demographics

May 5, 2014 8:58 am | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Kalorama Information (New York) recently released a report entitled, “The United States Market For In Vitro Diagnostic Tests.” This report examines the current state of the U.S. IVD market, analyzes the various emerging trends in the market...

Delving Deep into the Brain

May 2, 2014 11:07 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Launched in 2013, the national BRAIN Initiative aims to revolutionize our understanding of cognition by mapping the activity of every neuron in the human brain, revealing how brain circuits interact to create memories, learn new skills... 

Infographic: My Boss Is Going to Get Somebody Killed

May 2, 2014 11:00 am | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor, PD&D | News | Comments

As a general rule, engineers tend to be a calculated, conservative bunch. They approach problems as logically as possible to weigh the most desirable outcome (exceptions always apply), but that doesn’t mean that engineers are without concern...

Scientists Create Take-Home Fertility Test for Men

May 2, 2014 10:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Two former Sandia National Laboratories scientists have come up with what they say is a take-home fertility test for men, the Albuquerque Journal reported Friday. Researchers Greg Sommer and Ulrich Schaff have created a portable test kit for...

Get Your Next Eye Exam on a Smartphone

May 1, 2014 2:36 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

Thirty-nine million people in the world are blind, and the majority lost their sight due to curable and preventable diseases. But how do you test and treat people who live in remote areas, where expensive, bulky eye equipment is hard to come...

Researchers Unveil Wearable Computational Jewelry to Monitor Health

May 1, 2014 10:35 am | by Clemson University | News | Comments

Researchers from Clemson University and Dartmouth College revealed their computational jewelry to support mobile health applications at the third USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. The interdisciplinary team of... 

Photos of the Day: Health Monitoring Jewelry

May 1, 2014 10:35 am | by Clemson University | News | Comments

Amulet Computational Jewelry for Healthcare: A wristband that securely manages one’s health and wellness devices, including those that can measure physical activity and monitor overall body health. The researchers are engineering tools and...

Lab-on-a-Chip Device Overcomes Miniaturization Problems

April 30, 2014 1:41 pm | by University of New South Wales | News | Comments

UNSW Australia chemists have invented a new type of tiny lab-on-a-chip device that could have a diverse range of applications, including to detect toxic gases, fabricate integrated circuits and screen biological molecules. The novel technique...

Breath Analysis Offers Non-invasive Method to Detect Early Lung Cancer

April 30, 2014 10:58 am | by American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Louisville School of Medicine are using breath analysis to detect the presence of lung cancer. Preliminary data indicate that this promising noninvasive tool offers the sensitivity of PET scanning, and has...

Decision Diagnostics Responds to Shasta Technologies FDA Safety Warning Letter

April 30, 2014 9:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Decision Diagnostics Corp., and its subsidiary Pharma Tech Solutions, the FDA registered manufacturer and owner/operator for the popular GenStrip™, a medical device specifically designed to work with the Johnson & Johnson's LifeScan Ultra...

Microfluidic Technology Reveals Potential Biomarker for Early Pancreatic Cancer

April 29, 2014 12:18 pm | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

Cancer cells are on the move in the bloodstream in the very early stage of pancreatic cancer, and can be detected before cancer is diagnosed, according to research by the University of Michigan Health System. In a study of 51 patients... 

Depression Is Detectable in the Blood

April 29, 2014 12:13 pm | by Medical University of Vienna | News | Comments

Researchers at the MedUni Vienna have demonstrated the possibility of using a blood test to detect depression. While blood tests for mental illnesses have until recently been regarded as impossible, a recent study clearly indicates that, in...

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