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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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The Pulse: Patient Records Tattoo and Monitoring Metabolism

May 14, 2014 10:29 am | by Jonathan Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

This week on the Pulse, we’re getting invisible tattoos containing our health information, using glucometers to track our response to food and exercise, helping patients with sleep apnea get untroubled rest, and developing the next generation...

ORNL Technique Enables Air-Stable Water Droplet Networks

May 14, 2014 9:22 am | by Oak Ridge National Laboratory | News | Comments

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a method to create air-stable water droplet networks known as droplet interface bilayers. These interconnected water droplets have many roles in biological...

Stem Cell Research Finds Early Indicators of Schizophrenia

May 14, 2014 9:05 am | by Salk Institute | News | Comments

Using new stem cell technology, scientists at the Salk Institute have shown that neurons generated from the skin cells of people with schizophrenia behave strangely in early developmental stages, providing a hint as to ways to detect...  

Properties of Water at Nanoscale Will Help to Design Innovative Technologies

May 14, 2014 8:34 am | by Politecnico di Torino | News | Comments

Mechanical engineers from both Department of Energy at Politecnico di Torino and Translational Imaging Department at Houston Methodist Research Institute have modeled and provided a novel insight of the surprising water properties at the...

Teen Invents, Sells Medical Devices

May 14, 2014 8:01 am | by Amy Nile, The Daily Herald | News | Comments

He isn't old enough to drive, but a Snohomish entrepreneur already is gaining national attention for his inventions. Suman Mulumudi, 15, showed off the digital stethoscope he invented on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" last Thursday...

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May 2014 Digital Edition

May 13, 2014 4:39 pm | by MDT Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

In May, there are three presentations that contribute to the cover focus of in vitro diagnostics. “RFID Enables a Clear Line of Sight to Time Savings” highlights the use of RFID to track compounds, chemicals, and reagents; while “The Role of Polymer...

Flexible Electronics that Change Shape Inside Body

May 13, 2014 2:12 pm | by University of Texas at Dallas | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Tokyo have created electronic devices that become soft when implanted inside the body and can deploy to grip 3-D objects, such as large tissues, nerves and blood vessels...

The Doctor's In…Through Webcam, Smartphone

May 13, 2014 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Mark Matulaitis holds out his arms so the Parkinson's specialist can check his tremors. But this is no doctor's office: Matulaitis sits in his rural U.S. home as a neurologist a few hundred miles away examines him via the camera in his...

Computer-Aided Diagnosis of Epilepsy

May 13, 2014 11:49 am | by Cynthia Lee and Kim Irwin, UCLA | News | Comments

Akash Patel, a second-year biology major, and Sarah Barritt, a second-year political science major at UCLA, have a sizable academic edge that will help one get into medical school and the other into law school. For more than a year, both...

High-Tech Peg Measures Palsy Patients’ Dexterity

May 13, 2014 11:25 am | by Mike Williams, Rice University | News | Comments

It looks like a game board and many of its users will find it fun, but there’s serious intent behind a device by Rice University students to test the abilities of cerebral palsy patients. At the heart of the DeXcellence platform is a small...

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Photos of the Day: Pegging Down a Cerebral Palsy Test

May 13, 2014 11:25 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

The DeXcellence device invented by senior engineering students at Rice University tracks the dexterity of cerebral palsy patients through their ability to move a Bluetooth-enabled cylinder through a series of tasks. The peg can be tracked...

Evolutions in the EU IVD Regulatory Landscape

May 12, 2014 11:44 am | by Sarah Stec, Legal and Regulatory Director, GMED North America Inc. | Articles | Comments

Of the two medical device regulations that are currently being debated in the European Union, the regulation covering in vitro diagnostic medical devices (IVDs) contains the more comprehensive changes to the EU IVD market access regulations...

Conducting Polymer Films Decorated with Biomolecules for Cell Research Use

May 12, 2014 10:36 am | by Penn State | News | Comments

The ability to create conducting polymer films in a variety of shapes, thicknesses and surface properties rapidly and inexpensively will make growing and testing cells easier and more flexible, according to a team of Penn State bioengineers...

Hijacking Bacteria's Natural Defenses to Trap and Reveal Pathogens

May 12, 2014 10:26 am | by University of Nottingham | News | Comments

The breakthrough, published in the journal Nature Materials, could offer an easier way of detecting pathogenic bacteria outside of a clinical setting and could be particularly important for the developing world, where access to more sophisticated...

Patient Stem Cells Used to Make 'Heart Disease-on-a-Chip'

May 12, 2014 10:11 am | by Harvard's Wyss Institute | News | Comments

Harvard scientists have merged stem cell and 'organ-on-a-chip' technologies to grow, for the first time, functioning human heart tissue carrying an inherited cardiovascular disease. The research is big step forward for personalized medicine...

Trends in the U.S. IVD Market: Diseases and Testing Venues

May 12, 2014 9:06 am | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

My blog last week looked at a report released by Kalorama Information 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...

Last day for entries! R&D 100 deadline is 11:59 pm, May 9.

May 9, 2014 1:49 pm | News | Comments

It has arrived...the last day to file your 2014 R&D 100 Awards entry is today, Friday, May 9. If you have started an entry, please take the time to make sure it it is registered and contact us if you need assistance in making the...

Common Test Used on Heart Patients Who Need Defibrillator Implants Unnecessary

May 9, 2014 12:05 pm | by McMaster University | News | Comments

New research from McMaster University suggests that a commonly performed test during certain types of heart surgery is not helpful and possibly harmful. The testing procedure, known as defibrillator testing (DT), is commonly used on people...

Home Health Market Soars as Medical Providers Seek to Cut Costs

May 9, 2014 10:25 am | by IHS Technology | News | Comments

Medical providers’ efforts to reduce costs by taking a more holistic approach to healthcare will spur a doubling in the global market for home health technologies in the coming years, according to IHS Technology. Worldwide revenue for home...

Fio Chairman: How Automating Diagnostic Testing Can Simultaneously Automate Valuable Data Capture

May 9, 2014 10:20 am | by Wired UK | Videos | Comments

Fio Corporation Chairman and CEO Michael Greenberg said that lack of timely, precise metrics associated with the trillions of dollars spent annually in decentralized healthcare delivery makes waste inevitable and literally incalculable: “Show...

AACC Supports FDA on Blood Glucose Meters but Questions New Standards

May 8, 2014 3:30 pm | by American Association for Clinical Chemistry | News | Comments

In January, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released draft guidance proposing separate performance and accuracy criteria for over-the-counter blood glucose meters used in the home and prescription blood glucose meters used in...

Toward a Faster, More Accurate Way to Diagnose Stroke

May 8, 2014 3:20 pm | by Analytical Chemistry | News | Comments

When someone suffers from a stroke, a silent countdown begins. A fast diagnosis and treatment can mean the difference between life and death. So scientists are working on a new blood test that one day could rapidly confirm whether someone...

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