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Variations in Eye Structure and Function May Reveal Features of Early-Stage Alzheimer’s Disease

March 18, 2014 12:04 pm | by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center | News | Comments

Investigators at the Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute have discovered eye abnormalities that may help reveal features of early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. Using a novel laboratory rat model of Alzheimer’s disease and high-resolution...

Medical Device Innovator to Deliver Keynote Address at Focused Ultrasound Symposium

March 18, 2014 12:02 pm | by Focused Ultrasound Foundation | News | Comments

Frederic Moll, M.D., a serial medical device entrepreneur, will kick off the 4th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound in October 2014 with a keynote presentation titled, “Developing a New, Disruptive Therapeutic Modality: From... 

New, Stretchable Antenna for Wearable Health Monitoring

March 18, 2014 11:13 am | by Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new, stretchable antenna that can be incorporated into wearable technologies, such as health monitoring devices. “Many researchers – including our lab – have developed prototype...

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Molecular Tests in a Point-of-Care Platform Raise $650M in Investments

March 18, 2014 11:06 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

Investors are demonstrating confidence in companies that combine molecular testing with results at the point of care, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research publisher said that POC (point of care) diagnostics and...

Toward 'Vanishing' Electronics and Unlocking Nanomaterials' Power Potential

March 18, 2014 10:54 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Brain sensors and electronic tags that dissolve. Boosting the potential of renewable energy sources. These are examples of the latest research from two pioneering scientists selected as this year's Kavli lecturers at the 247th National... 

Bacterial Reporters that Get the Scoop

March 18, 2014 10:32 am | by Wyss Institute | News | Comments

It's a jungle in there. In the tightly woven ecosystem of the human gut, trillions of bacteria compete with each other on a daily basis while they sense and react to signals from the immune system, ingested food, and other bacteria. Problems...

Wearable Device Components for Stick-to-Skin Applications

March 17, 2014 10:44 pm | by MDT Staff | Fabrico, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Fabrico Medical can produce components for body-worn diagnostic “mechanized” devices, such as patch pumps and continuous glucose monitors, used in various medical therapies and diagnostic applications.

The Continuing Problem of Regulating Home Brew Tests

March 17, 2014 4:36 pm | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Xconomy.com recently published an article, “Molecular Diagnostics Are in a Rut. The Industry Needs the FDA.” The article argues that IVD manufacturers, clinical laboratories, and payers would all benefit from heightened and predictable FDA...

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China IVD Reagent (In Vitro Diagnostic Reagent) Industry, 2014-2018

March 17, 2014 4:27 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

IVD reagent industry is an emerging industry in China, the start is late and the development is relatively backward compares with occidental countries. According to the data provided by IVD Special Committee, there are 300 to 400 IVD reagent...

New Hope for Early Detection of Stomach Cancer

March 17, 2014 4:18 pm | by University of Adelaide | News | Comments

University of Adelaide research has provided new hope for the early detection of stomach cancer with the identification of four new biomarkers in the blood of human cancer patients. Stomach or gastric cancer is the fourth most common cancer...

Innovative Technique to Conduct Faster Bioassays

March 17, 2014 3:36 pm | by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid | News | Comments

Researchers at UPM are experimenting the introduction of aluminum optical nanosensors on the surface of common compact disc for facilitating analysis by using CDs and DVDs players. This technique was developed by researchers of the Universidad...

Blood Test Identifies Brain Damage from Concussion in Ice Hockey

March 17, 2014 3:31 pm | by Expertsvar | News | Comments

Half way into last year's season, 35 of 288 players in the Swedish Hockey League had already had a concussion. Researchers at Sahlgrenska Academy, who surveyed all of the players in the league's 12 clubs, have now developed a method that...

Nanomix Awarded Design Patent in Japan for Point of Care Cartridge

March 17, 2014 3:27 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Nanomix Inc., a leading nanotechnology company focused on development of next generation Point of Care diagnostic tests to enable earlier and more accurate testing in hospital and pre-hospital settings, today announced that the Japanese...

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Researchers Develop a New System to Aid Cardiovascular Risk Diagnosis

March 17, 2014 11:34 am | by Asociación RUVID | News | Comments

Researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de València, the Hospital General de Valencia and the Ophthalmology Unit of the Foundation for the Health and Biomedical Research of the Comunitat Valenciana (FISABIO-Oftalmología Médica) have...

Researchers Create a Mouse that Expresses a Fluorescing ‘Biosensor’ in Every Cell of Its Body

March 17, 2014 11:14 am | by Garvan Institute | News | Comments

Scientists from the UK and Australia have created a mouse that expresses a fluorescing ‘biosensor’ in every cell of its body, allowing diseased cells and drugs to be tracked and evaluated in real time and in three dimensions. This biosensor...

New Findings Show Link Between Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer

March 14, 2014 12:05 pm | by University of Melbourne | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Melbourne have shown that there is an association between pancreatic cancer and diabetes. In a new study published today in Annals of Surgical Oncology, clinicians worked with mathematicians to review data...

Smaller, Smarter Cardiac Monitoring

March 14, 2014 10:00 am | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center is one of the nation’s first hospitals to use the Medtronic Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) System, the smallest implantable cardiac monitoring device available. Smaller...

'Virtual ER' to Deliver Emergency Medical Response to Seafarers

March 14, 2014 7:25 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Future Care, Inc., a leading provider of health management services to the maritime community, and Cedar Knolls, NJ. Globecomm Maritime, a leading provider of maritime communications solutions, have formed a strategic relationship to create...

Earlier Detection of Cancer

March 13, 2014 3:30 pm | by Muneesh Tewari, Univ. of Michigan, and George Karlin-Neumann, Director of Scientific Affairs, Bio-Rad's Digital Biology Center | Articles | Comments

Finding treatments for advanced stage cancer isn’t easy. Therefore, early detection methods are paramount in the fight against the disease. Motivated by the opportunity to intervene as early as possible in the course of cancer, Dr. Muneesh...

Healthcare Industry Still Lacking in Cyber Threat Preparedness

March 13, 2014 11:31 am | by HITRUST | News | Comments

The number of cyber attacks targeted at healthcare industry organizations of all types and sizes continues to increase, while research indicates that most healthcare organizations are not adequately addressing cyber threat preparedness and...

Heat-Based Technique Offers New Way to Measure Microscopic Particles

March 13, 2014 11:14 am | by Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a new heat-based technique for counting and measuring the size of microscopic particles. The technique is less expensive than light-based techniques and can be used on a wider array of materials than electricity...

Photos of the Day: Worldwide Spending on Healthcare (Infographic)

March 13, 2014 10:42 am | by Emergo Group | News | Comments

The charts show the total global spending on healthcare in 2011 according to data compiled by the World Health Organization. They also show the growth in healthcare spending from 2001 to 2011 and in the regional share major economies in the...

Roche's HPV Test Recommended as Primary Screening Tool for Detection of Cervical Cancer

March 12, 2014 7:33 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Roche has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Microbiology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee recommended unanimously that the benefits of the cobas HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Test as a first...

The Pulse: Growing Stem Cells on a Chia Pet

March 12, 2014 4:39 pm | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

This week on The Pulse, we’re making heart models for fewer recalls, taking vital signs with an iPhone, tracking activities with Moov, and finding a new way to grow stem cells ...             

Capsule SmartLinx Medical Device Information System Enables More Meaningful Patient Interaction and Faster Intervention

March 12, 2014 11:35 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Capsule Tech, Inc., the leading global provider of medical device integration solutions, today announced that it will feature its Capsule SmartLinx Medical Device Information System (MDIS), at the American Organization of Nursing Executives...

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