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Breath Test for COPD

August 26, 2014 11:23 am | by NYU Langone Medical Center | News | Comments

NYU Langone Medical Center will lead a new clinical initiative -- funded by a $225,000 grant from The National Institutes of Health -- to determine a breath test’s effectiveness to identify volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in human breath...

Photos of the Day: Picking Out Cancer Cells

August 26, 2014 11:10 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Researchers from MIT, Pennsylvania State University, and Carnegie Mellon University have devised a new way to separate cells by exposing them to sound waves as they flow through a tiny channel. Their device, about the size of a dime, could...

Sorting Cells with Sound Waves

August 26, 2014 11:08 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Researchers from MIT, Pennsylvania State University, and Carnegie Mellon University have devised a new way to separate cells by exposing them to sound waves as they flow through a tiny channel. Their device, about the size of a dime, could...

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A Glucose Meter of a Different Color

August 26, 2014 10:18 am | by Liz Ahlberg, University of Illinois | News | Comments

University of Illinois engineers are bringing a touch of color to glucose monitoring. The researchers developed a new continuous glucose monitoring material that changes color as glucose levels fluctuate, and the wavelength shift is so precise...

Microbubbles Help Biologist See Inside the Body

August 25, 2014 2:48 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Castle is using his research skills to help speed treatment through “microbubbles,” tiny gas-filled spheres that can flow through the bloodstream, reflect sound waves and help define otherwise grainy ultrasound pictures. “Anywhere blood flows...

Luxury Fashion Takes on Fitness Technology

August 25, 2014 2:03 pm | by Leanne Italie, Associated Press | News | Comments

Luxury fashion is making inroads in wearable tech as more designers try their hands at developing smart, stylish accessories and clothing aimed at tracking performance and health, or simply making connected lives easier to manage. "We actually...

Meaghan's Minute: Compact Medical Testing

August 25, 2014 1:54 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Meaghan's Minute, Harvard researchers have created a portable medical detector that can monitor diabetes, detect malaria, discover environmental pollutants, and perform tests that now are done by machines costing tens of thousands...

Changes in the Eye Can Predict Changes in the Brain

August 25, 2014 11:08 am | by Gladstone Institutes | News | Comments

Researchers at the Gladstone Institutes and University of California, San Francisco have shown that a loss of cells in the retina is one of the earliest signs of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) in people with a genetic risk for the disorder...

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Lung Cancer Is Rarely Detected by Current X-Ray Procedures

August 25, 2014 9:59 am | by University of Oslo | News | Comments

Each year, nearly 3,000 Norwegians develop lung cancer. Current x-ray- examinations capture only 20 percent of cases. With modern ultralow-dose CT, the radiologists hit the bull’s eye 90 percent of the time. In Norway, no other forms of cancer...

Assessing FDA’s Final Guidance on Companion Diagnostics

August 22, 2014 2:28 pm | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

On the same day that FDA released its draft guidances on regulating laboratory-developed tests (LDT), the agency also issued a final guidance on the development, review, and clearance of companion diagnostics. According to FDA, this guidance...

Design Innovation vs. The ‘What If?’

August 22, 2014 2:03 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-In-Chief | Blogs | Comments

There are many obstacles to a successful product design getting into the marketplace (in the medical device space, some would argue that the FDA needlessly creates even more, however, that’s for another day’s discussion). Therefore, designers...

A Breakthrough in Imaging Gold Nanoparticles to Atomic Resolution by Electron Microscopy

August 22, 2014 11:19 am | by Academy of Finland | News | Comments

Nanometre-scale gold particles are intensively investigated for application as catalysts, sensors, drug delivery devices, biological contrast agents and components in photonics and molecular electronics. Gaining knowledge of their atomic-scale...

New DNA Test for Diagnosing Diseases Linked to Childhood Blindness

August 22, 2014 10:21 am | by American Academy of Ophthalmology | News | Comments

Researchers in the United Kingdom have demonstrated that advanced DNA testing for congenital cataracts can quickly and accurately diagnose a number of rare diseases marked by childhood blindness, according to a study published online today in...

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Genetics and Lifestyle Have a Strong Impact on Biomarkers for Inflammation and Cancer

August 22, 2014 10:04 am | by Uppsala University | News | Comments

In a new study published in Nature Communications, research scientists from Uppsala University present for the first time a large-scale study of the significance of genetic, clinical and lifestyle factors for protein levels in the bloodstream...

Novel 'Man and Machine' Decision Support System Makes Malaria Diagnostics More Effective

August 22, 2014 9:36 am | by University of Helsinki | News | Comments

A Finnish-Swedish research group at the Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, University of Helsinki, and Karolinska institutet, Stockholm, has developed a novel "man and machine" decision support system for diagnosing malaria infection...

Adherence to Diet Can Be Measured from Blood

August 21, 2014 3:44 pm | by University of Eastern Finland | News | Comments

New results from the Nordic SYSDIET study show that it's possible to assess dietary compliance from a blood sample. This is especially useful in controlled dietary intervention studies investigating the health benefits of specific diets...

First ZnT8Ab Autoantibody Test to Help Diagnose Type 1 Diabetes

August 21, 2014 3:40 pm | by U.S. Food and Drug Administration | News | Comments

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed marketing of the first zinc transporter 8 autoantibody (ZnT8Ab) test that can help determine if a person has type 1 diabetes and not another type of diabetes. When...  

Apple’s HealthKit Will Revolutionize Mobile Health Market

August 21, 2014 11:03 am | by GlobalData | News | Comments

Linda Tian, GlobalData’s Analyst covering Medical Devices, says: “GlobalData believes that Apple’s strategy to unite medical applications, electronic health records and peripheral devices through a platform, reported to be the HealthKit...

Own Your Body's Data

August 21, 2014 10:50 am | by TED | Videos | Comments

The new breed of high-tech self-monitors (measuring heartrate, sleep, steps per day) might seem targeted at competitive athletes. But Talithia Williams, a statistician, makes a compelling case that all of us should be measuring and recording...

July/August 2014 Digital Edition

August 21, 2014 10:40 am | by MDT Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

As humans integrate more electronics into their bodies to monitor their health, new ICs are expected to extract ambient energy from their surroundings to power these revolutionary devices, explains Niranjan Pathare of Texas Instruments in our Cover Story...

Most IVD Companies Looked Outside Europe and US For Growth

August 21, 2014 10:06 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

Growth in the $54.6 billion in 2013 came from emerging markets while developed nation markets grew slowly, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research publisher said that China Brazil, and Korea were among...

First FDA Clearance to Detect a Serious Heart Condition in an ECG on a Mobile Device

August 21, 2014 10:01 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

AliveCor, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the company clearance for its algorithm to detect atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common form of cardiac arrhythmia. AliveCor's automated analysis...

University Spinoff Aims to Hit the Mark Precisely with Brain-Scanning Tool

August 20, 2014 2:31 pm | by David Tenenbaum, University of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

As brain surgeons test new procedures and drugs to treat conditions ranging from psychiatric disorders to brain cancer, accuracy is becoming an ever-greater issue. In treating the brain, the state of the art today starts with images from a...

Web-Based App Predicts Glioma Mutations

August 20, 2014 2:09 pm | by University of Kentucky | News | Comments

A new web-based program developed by University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center researchers will provide a simple, free way for healthcare providers to determine which brain tumor cases require testing for a genetic mutation. Gliomas – a type...

Test Reliably Detects Inherited Immune Deficiency in Newborns

August 20, 2014 12:00 pm | by NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases | News | Comments

A newborn screening test for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) reliably identifies infants with this life-threatening inherited condition, leading to prompt treatment and high survival rates, according to a study supported by the National...

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