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Bringing Original Ideas to Life: The Development of the Credit Card Sized Battery

March 27, 2014 8:09 am | by Neil Oliver, Technical Marketing Manager, Accutronics | Articles | Comments

An object as being as small as a sugar cube is fairly easy to visualize. Similarly, if the reference was to a quarter or dime, the object’s dimensions are apparent. However, if the item described was compared to an 1ICP-063450-2 lithium-ion...

Detecting Tumor Markers Easily

March 26, 2014 2:42 pm | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Blood is just teeming with proteins. It's not easy there to identify specialized tumor markers indicating the presence of cancer. A new method now enables diagnostics to be carried out in ...         

Nanotube Coating Helps Shrink Mass Spectrometers

March 26, 2014 11:03 am | by Elizabeth K. Gardner, Purdue University | News | Comments

Nanotechnology is advancing tools likened to Star Trek's "tricorder" that perform on-the-spot chemical analysis for a range of applications including medical testing, explosives detection and food safety. Researchers found that when paper used to collect a sample was coated with carbon nanotubes, the voltage required ...

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Genetic Pedigrees at Point of Care with New App

March 26, 2014 10:57 am | by John Ascenzi, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia | News | Comments

Long before next-generation sequencing technology ushered in today's data-intensive era of human genome information, clinicians have been taking family histories by jotting down pedigrees ...            

Can MedTech Keep Up with Consumers’ Great Expectations?

March 25, 2014 8:44 am | by Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Consumer medical technology is one of the broadest medical device sectors with the most opportunity. It holds the most demand and promise for newcomers and long-time players alike, but if medical device makers do not jump on this opportunity...

Microfluidic Device Measures Drugs' Influence on Blood Clotting

March 24, 2014 11:59 am | by Brett Israel, Georgia Tech | News | Comments

A new microfluidic method for evaluating drugs commonly used for preventing heart attacks has found that while aspirin can prevent dangerous blood clots in some at-risk patients, it may not be effective in all patients with ...    

Photos of the Day: Artificial Arteries Measure Drug Influence

March 24, 2014 11:52 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A new study, which involved 14 human subjects, used a device that simulated blood flowing through narrowed coronary arteries to assess effects of anti-clotting drugs. The study is the first to examine how aspirin and another heart attack prevention drug respond to ...

A Brief History Lesson on Obama and Companion Diagnostics

March 21, 2014 4:12 pm | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

About eight years ago, a little known junior U.S. senator from a midwestern state introduced a bill called the Genomics and Personalized Medicine Act of 2006. In this bill, the senator proposed to increase funding for research on genomics...

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This App Could Prevent 1,600 Deaths Every Day

March 21, 2014 2:16 pm | by Kasey Panetta, Managing Editor, ECN | Blogs | Comments

The move towards mobile medicine is pretty incredible in a few different ways. For one, it offers an aging population — in the U.S. it’s the baby boomers — an option for treatment that doesn’t involve more doctor’s offices or hospitals than...

Detecting Neurodegenerative Disease Symptoms at Home

March 21, 2014 11:56 am | by Elhuyar Fundazioa | News | Comments

The world population is rapidly ageing, which means the number of disabled and dependent people is increasing since these rates increase with age, particularly after the age of 80. This is the context in which the Tecnalia centre for applied...

New Method Can Diagnose a Feared Form of Cancer

March 21, 2014 11:46 am | by University of Gothenburg | News | Comments

Pancreatic cancer is often detected at a late stage, which results in poor prognosis and limited treatment options. Researchers at The University od Gothenburg, Sweden, have now developed a method which identifies the cancer’s visible precursors...

Discovery of Giant Macrophages in the Blood of Cancer Patients

March 21, 2014 10:41 am | by Creatv MicroTech | News | Comments

Creatv MicroTech, Inc. collaborates with cancer researchers from a number of universities to study circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the blood of cancer patients. When cancers become advanced, tumor cells from the primary tumor can enter...

Philips to Establish Research & Innovation Hub in Africa

March 21, 2014 9:57 am | by Philips | News | Comments

Royal Philips has announced the establishment of its Africa Innovation Hub in Nairobi, Kenya, which underlines the company’s commitment to invest in Africa. The Philips Africa Innovation Hub will work both on the creation of new inventions...

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MGC Diagnostics Announces Its Intent To Acquire Medisoft SA

March 20, 2014 5:33 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

MGC Diagnostics Corp. a leading global medical technologies company, today announced it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire Medisoft SA of Sorinnes, Belgium. Under the proposed agreement, MGC Diagnostics would acquire all the...

Shrink Wrap Used to Enhance Detection of Infectious Disease Biomarkers

March 20, 2014 12:21 pm | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Detecting HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and other deadly infectious diseases as early as possible helps to prevent their rapid spread and allows for more effective treatments. But current detection methods are cost-prohibitive in most...

Scientists Create Stem Cells From a Drop of Blood

March 20, 2014 12:04 pm | by A*STAR | News | Comments

Scientists at A*STAR’s Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) have developed a method to generate human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) from a single drop of finger-pricked blood. The method also enables donors to collect...

Catching Cancer Cells

March 20, 2014 11:54 am | by University of Michigan | Videos | Comments

Could cancer be diagnosed with a simple blood test? A new chip can trap the one cancer cell in a billion normal cells. Sunitha Nagrath and her lab developed the chip with other members of the Translational Oncology team, which seeks to...

MRI Magnetic Fields Diagnose and Treat Balance Disorders and Dizziness

March 20, 2014 11:30 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Expanding on earlier research, Johns Hopkins researchers report that people with balance disorders or dizziness traceable to an inner-ear disturbance show distinctive abnormal eye movements when the affected ear is exposed to the strong...

Tiny Transistors for Extreme Environments

March 20, 2014 11:19 am | by University of Utah | News | Comments

University of Utah electrical engineers fabricated the smallest plasma transistors that can withstand high temperatures and ionizing radiation found in a nuclear reactor. Such transistors someday might enable smartphones that take and...  

Photos of the Day: Shrinking Transistors for Smartphone X-Rays

March 20, 2014 11:18 am | by University of Utah | News | Comments

The new devices designed by the University of Utah engineers are the smallest microscale plasma transistors to date. They measure 1 micron to 6 microns in length, or as much as 500 times smaller than current state-of-the-art microplasma...

Reader Meets Field Evaluation Objective for Automated Interpretation of Rapid Diagnostic Tests for Multiple Disease Strains

March 20, 2014 9:35 am | by Fio Corporation | News | Comments

A field evaluation recently published in Malaria Journal demonstrated consistent interpretation of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for multiple disease strains between Fio Corporation’s Deki Reader and laboratory experts. The field evaluation...

Midmark Announces IQvitals Connectivity with Amazing Charts Electronic Medical Record Software

March 20, 2014 9:14 am | by Midmark Corporation | News | Comments

Midmark Corporation, a leading medical solutions provider and trusted leader in digital diagnostic devices for non-acute care, today announced that Midmark IQvitals is now integrated with the recently released version of Amazing Charts’...

Functional Brain Imaging Can Provide Better Diagnosis And Treatment Monitoring In Persons With Traumatic Brain Injury

March 19, 2014 5:32 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a devastating problem with serious physical and emotional consequences.  Nick Bell, former Oakland Raider running back, suffered for many years with depression, pain, irritability and isolation as the result...

IBM's Watson to Help Sequence Cancer DNA

March 19, 2014 11:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

IBM and its Watson cloud computing system are partnering with the New York Genome Center to help it sequence DNA for the treatment of brain cancer. New York Genome will use IBM's "Jeopardy!" champion system to sequence the DNA of cancer...

MedMira Brings First Comprehensive Point-of-Care Rapid HIV Test to Mexico

March 19, 2014 11:32 am | by MedMira Inc. | News | Comments

MedMira Inc. has received approval from the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS) to market and sell its Reveal® Rapid HIV Antibody Test (Reveal HIV) in Mexico. Reveal HIV is the first rapid HIV test to be...

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