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$1 Gold Nanoparticle Test Outperforms Prostate Cancer PSA Screen

April 6, 2015 9:44 am | by University of Central Florida | News | Comments

A test that costs less than a $1 and yields results in minutes has been shown in newly published studies to be more sensitive and more exact than the current standard test for early-stage prostate cancer. The simple test developed by University...

New Blood Test May Provide Earlier Parkinson's Diagnosis

April 6, 2015 9:37 am | by The Mount Sinai Hospital/Mount Sinai School of Medicine | News | Comments

A new blood test may more accurately identify blood signatures, or biomarkers, for Parkinson's disease (PD), according to a new study published in the journal Movement Disorders. The study, conducted by researchers at Mount Sinai and funded...

Blood Test Improves Early Pregnancy Down Syndrome Detection

April 2, 2015 2:53 pm | by University of California - San Francisco | News | Comments

A blood test undertaken between 10 to 14 weeks of pregnancy may be more effective in diagnosing Down syndrome and two other less common chromosomal abnormalities than standard non-invasive screening techniques, according to a multicenter...

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Diagnosing Disease with a Smartphone

April 2, 2015 2:14 pm | by Florida Atlantic University | News | Comments

In much the same way that glucometers and pregnancy tests have revolutionized in-home diagnostic testing, researchers from Florida Atlantic University and collaborators have identified a new biosensing platform that could be used to remotely...

Parkinson's Diagnosis by Typing on a Keyboard

April 2, 2015 2:03 pm | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Analyzing people’s keystrokes as they type on a computer keyboard can reveal a great deal of information about the state of their motor function, according to a new study from MIT. In a paper appearing in Scientific Reports, the researchers...

Rapid Imaging of Functions in Living Brain

April 2, 2015 10:30 am | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

Researchers studying cancer and other invasive diseases rely on high-resolution imaging to see tumors and other activity deep within the body’s tissues. Using a new high-speed, high-resolution imaging method, Lihong Wang, PhD, and his...

How Has Home Healthcare Technology Impacted Medical Device Manufacturers?

April 2, 2015 10:16 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

Currently, we are in the midst of a small healthcare revolution with medicine moving out of the hospitals and doctor's offices and into patients' homes. Innovations in technology are enabling more people to be treated, diagnosed, or monitored...

Blood Test Reveals Solid Tumor Presence

April 2, 2015 9:51 am | by Thomas Jefferson University | News | Comments

Thomas Jefferson University has announced a partnership with Exosome Sciences Inc. to evaluate a novel liquid biopsy platform that might offer clinicians new and actionable information about a patient’s cancer as the disease progresses...

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Endoscopes Linked to Outbreak of Drug-Resistant E. coli

April 2, 2015 9:46 am | by Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America | News | Comments

An outbreak of a novel Escherichia coli (E. coli) strain resistant to antibiotics has been linked to contaminated endoscopes in a Washington state hospital. The study indicates that industry standard cleaning guidelines, which were exceeded...

Turning the Smartphone into Star Trek’s Tricorder

April 2, 2015 9:40 am | by American Friends of Tel Aviv University | News | Comments

For the crew of the Starship Enterprise, Star Trek's "Tricorder" was an essential tool, a multifunctional hand-held device used to sense, compute, and record data in a threatening and unpredictable universe. It simplified a number of Starfleet...

Imaging the Autistic Mind

April 2, 2015 9:33 am | by Shilo Rea and Jocelyn Duffy, Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

According to a 2014 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, autism — a complex developmental disorder — will affect one out of every 68 children born in the United States. The lifetime cost to care for a child with autism is estimated...

4 April Fool's Day Devices that May Not Be a Joke After All

April 1, 2015 3:28 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

Tech companies are some of the most committed pranksters of them all! Every April Fool’s Day they release a slew of joke products – and oftentimes it’s difficult to tell whether they’re pulling our legs or not. I assumed that medical technology...

Diagnostic Test for TB-Based Disease in Cats

April 1, 2015 10:09 am | by University of Edinburgh | News | Comments

Scottish veterinary diagnostic testing company Biobest Laboratories Ltd, collaborating with veterinary experts at the University of Edinburgh, has developed and improved a diagnostic test that will help in the diagnosis of mycobacterial disease...

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Engineered Molecules Bind to More Than 60 Types of Cancer

April 1, 2015 9:38 am | by University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

For all their lethality, cancer cells don't look much different from healthy cells, a simple fact that causes endless pain and suffering. Finding cancer cells that have spread and threaten to grow into metastatic tumors is often a life-and-death...

Combining Magnetism and Light to Fight Cancer

April 1, 2015 9:28 am | by CNRS (Délégation Paris Michel-Ange) | News | Comments

​By combining, in a liposome, magnetic nanoparticles and photosensitizers that are simultaneously and remotely activated by external physical stimuli (a magnetic field and light), scientists at the Laboratoire Matière et Systèmes Complexes...

Blood Test Predicts Severity of Peanut and Seafood Allergies

April 1, 2015 9:09 am | by The Mount Sinai Hospital/Mount Sinai School of Medicine | News | Comments

A new blood test promises to predict which people will have severe allergic reactions to foods according to a new study led by Mount Sinai researchers and published online today in the The Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. To detect...

'Lab-on-a-Disc' Diagnoses Infectious Diseases at the Point-of-Care

March 31, 2015 3:35 pm | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

A new ‘lab-on-a-disc’ technology developed by an EU project research team can diagnose malaria and other febrile infectious diseases simultaneously in just an hour – allowing faster point-of-care treatment and precise drugs administration...

Does Home Healthcare Mean Better Healthcare?

March 31, 2015 3:34 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

Healthcare as we know it is experiencing a transformation where more medical technology is moving out of the hospitals and into patients’ homes or being made to travel with them. As a result, the convenience and comfort levels for patients...

Reflections on Frost & Sullivan 2015 Medical Technologies Executive MindXchange

March 31, 2015 10:45 am | by Bill Betten, VP of Business Solutions, Logic PD | Logic PD, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

I recently attended the 20th Anniversary Medical Technologies 2015: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange from March 8 – 10 in San Diego. The Executive MindXchange brings together individuals from a variety of companies, all with a common...

Prize-Winning Pulmonary Diagnostic System for Rural India

March 31, 2015 9:47 am | by Jennifer Evans, Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

SpiroSense, a seven-member team from Johns Hopkins University, took top honors in the 2015 National Undergraduate Global Health Technology Design Competition held at Rice University March 27. The team captured first place in the annual...

New App Helps Doctors Screen for Alcoholism

March 31, 2015 9:31 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

A mobile phone app that will enable doctors to screen people for harmful drinking and refer them to support services has received State Government funding. The innovation, which received funding as part of the inaugural VicHealth Innovation...

A 3D Human Skin Map

March 31, 2015 9:11 am | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences used information collected from hundreds of skin swabs to produce three-dimensional maps of molecular and microbial variations across...

Microsecond Imaging Could Probe Cells and Organs for Disease

March 30, 2015 11:47 am | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

A vibrational spectroscopic imaging technology that can take images of living cells could represent an advanced medical diagnostic tool for the early detection of cancer and other diseases. High-speed spectroscopic imaging makes it possible...

Patented Surgical Instrument Allows Surgeons to Obtain Real Time Biopsies

March 30, 2015 11:35 am | by New York College of Health Professions | News | Comments

New York College of Health Professions announces a valuable addition to their world class Intellectual Properties portfolio with U.S. Patent #8,996,098 donated by its Chairman under the College's Intellectual Properties policy. This patent...

'Atomic Chicken-Wire' Is Key to Faster DNA Sequencing

March 30, 2015 10:17 am | by University of Melbourne | News | Comments

An unusual and very exciting form of carbon - that can be created by drawing on paper- looks to hold the key to real-time, high throughput DNA sequencing, a technique that would revolutionize medical research and testing. Led by Dr. Jiri...

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