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Medivators Launches JET PREPT Device to Improve Polyp Detection

June 24, 2014 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medivators Inc., a Cantel Medical company and a leading medical device manufacturer with over thirty years in endoscopy technology, announces the debut of the JET PREPT Endoscopic Flushing Device, a novel irrigation and suction device that...

Growing Unknown Microbes One by One

June 23, 2014 3:20 pm | by Jessica Stoller-Conrad, Caltech | News | Comments

Trillions of bacteria live in and on the human body; a few species can make us sick, but many others keep us healthy by boosting digestion and preventing inflammation. Although there's plenty of evidence that these microbes play a collective...

Photos of the Day: Cancer Metastasis on a Chip

June 23, 2014 11:33 am | by Eindhoven University of Technology | News | Comments

The recent development of the concept of organs on a chip opens the possibility of realistically studying human organs without the use of patients or animal testing. Professor Jaap den Toonder even goes one step further: he intends to make...

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Organ Network in Transparent Chip for Detailed Study of How Cancer Cells Spread

June 23, 2014 11:33 am | by Eindhoven University of Technology | News | Comments

The recent development of the concept of organs on a chip opens the possibility of realistically studying human organs without the use of patients or animal testing. Professor Jaap den Toonder, who gave his inaugural lecture at Eindhoven...

Breaking Down the Regulation of LDTs: FDA Authority

June 23, 2014 10:33 am | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

During the past couple of weeks, I’ve been reporting on a letter that Bradley M. Thompson, JD, and James A. Boiani, JD, attorneys at Epstein Becker Green, recently sent to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg. The attorneys sent this letter...

A Better Imager for Identifying Tumors

June 23, 2014 8:59 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Before they excise a tumor, surgeons need to determine exactly where the cancerous cells lie. Now, research published today in The Optical Society's (OSA) journal Optics Letters details a new technique that could give surgeons cheaper and...

Making Smartphones Smarter with See-Through Sensors

June 23, 2014 8:42 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

Your smartphone's display glass could soon be more than just a pretty face, thanks to new technology developed by researchers from Montreal and the New York-based company Corning Incorporated. The team has created the first laser-written...

Advanced CLARITY Method Offers Faster, Better Views of Entire Brain

June 19, 2014 4:56 pm | by DARPA | News | Comments

For decades, researchers’ understanding of brain structure and function has remained fragmented due to difficulties integrating observations and insights at the levels of individual brain cells, neural circuits and systems-level information...

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First Smartphone App Developed for Pediatric Photoscreening

June 19, 2014 3:05 pm | by Gobiquity Mobile Health | News | Comments

This July, Gobiquity Mobile Health will introduce their flagship innovation, GoCheck Kids, the world’s first and only pediatric photoscreening application for smartphones, used to screen a child’s eyes for risk factors that could lead to...

$7 Million Series C Funding for Wearable Biometric Sensors Developer

June 19, 2014 2:43 pm | by Valencell | News | Comments

Valencell, a leader in performance biometric data sensor technology, today announced it has secured more than $7 million in Series C financing. WSJ Joshua Fund is a new investor to the latest round, which also includes TDF Ventures, True...

Medtech Innovator 2014 Winner Announced

June 19, 2014 10:38 am | by RCT Ventures | News | Comments

267 companies submitted their plans. A panel of investor judges reviewed the entries to select the MedTech Innovator Top 10 Semi-Finalists. The investor judges included Christopher P. Martin, President, RCT Ventures; Ned Scheetz, Founder...

Microwave Helmet Differentiates Bleeding Strokes from Clot-Induced Strokes

June 19, 2014 10:20 am | by Chalmers University of Technology | News | Comments

The results from the initial clinical studies involving the microwave helmet Strokefinder confirm the usefulness of microwaves for rapid and accurate diagnosis of stroke patients. This is shown in a scientific article published on Monday...

Photos of the Day: Stroke Seeking Helmet

June 19, 2014 10:19 am | by Chalmers University of Technology | News | Comments

Strokefinder enables earlier diagnosis than current methods, which improves the possibility to counteract brain damage.In the article, researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sahlgrenska Academy and Sahlgrenska University Hospital...

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Quantum Mechanism to Trigger the Emission of Tunable Light at Terahertz Frequencies

June 18, 2014 5:05 pm | by University of Southampton | News | Comments

Scientists have found that two-dimensional (2D) nanostructures with asymmetric design enable a new quantum mechanism, triggering the emission of tunable light at terahertz frequencies—with unprecedented efficiency. The researchers, from...

False Negative Results Found in Prognostic Testing for Breast Cancer

June 18, 2014 5:01 pm | by The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth | News | Comments

A recent study evaluating HER2 testing in a large cohort of women with breast cancer found important limitations in the conventional way HER2 testing is performed in the US and internationally. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center...

Breathalyzer Test May Detect Deadliest Cancer

June 18, 2014 4:42 pm | by American Friends of Tel Aviv University | News | Comments

Lung cancer causes more deaths in the U.S. than the next three most common cancers combined (colon, breast, and pancreatic). The reason for the striking mortality rate is simple: poor detection. Lung cancer attacks without leaving any... 

New Manufacturing Methods Needed for 'Soft' Machines, Robots

June 18, 2014 2:40 pm | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a technique that might be used to produce "soft machines" made of elastic materials and liquid metals for potential applications in robotics, medical devices and consumer electronics. Such an elastic technology...

MedTech Prices Lag Behind CPI, Other Medical Goods

June 18, 2014 11:11 am | by AdvaMed | News | Comments

Medical technology prices continue their trend of consistently low growth, increasing at approximately one-third the rate of prices in the overall economy and one-fifth the rate of prices for other medical goods and services over a 23-year...

WebMD Launches Health App to Make Biometric Data Understandable and Actionable

June 18, 2014 10:48 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

WebMD Health Corp. has launched WebMD Healthy Target, an integrated health improvement program that uses biometric device data from activity trackers, wireless scales and glucose meters to deliver tailored, physician-reviewed, contextually...

3D Breast Imaging Could Revolutionize Cancer Screening

June 18, 2014 10:19 am | by American Roentgen Ray Society | News | Comments

In community-based radiology practice, mammography screening with 3D digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) yielded lower recall rates, an increased overall cancer detection rate, and an increased detection rate for invasive cancer compared with...

AACC Urges NY to Rescind Blood Glucose Meter Policy

June 18, 2014 9:34 am | by American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) | News | Comments

On January 13, the New York State (NYS) Department of Health issued a directive limiting the ways in which NYS medical laboratories can use blood glucose meters to help patients. Although AACC shares the Department’s desire to ensure that...

Technique Could Make Sub-Wavelength Images at Radio Frequencies

June 18, 2014 9:30 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

Imaging and mapping of electric fields at radio frequencies (RF)* currently requires the use of metallic structures such as dipoles, probes and reference antennas. To make such measurements efficiently, the size of these structures needs...

Cardiopad Brings Heart Health to Remote Cameroon Communities

June 17, 2014 10:37 am | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

A touch screen tablet invented by a 22-year-old Cameroonian engineer is helping doctors perform heart examinations on patients in remote, rural locations beyond the reach of specialists...          

Study to Test Possible Oral Cancer Detection Tool

June 17, 2014 10:22 am | by Case Western Reserve University | News | Comments

Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and the Department of Otolaryngology at University Hospitals Case Medical Center will collaborate on a pilot study to examine whether an abundance of naturally occurring antibacterial...

Technology Detects Bacterial Pathogens in Soldiers' Combat Wounds

June 17, 2014 10:14 am | by Stephen P Wampler, LLNL | News | Comments

A biological detection technology developed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists can detect bacterial pathogens in the wounds of U.S. soldiers that have previously been missed by other technologies. This advance may, in time...

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