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Plant-Based ‘Microswimmers’ Could Propel Drugs to the Right Location

December 19, 2013 3:24 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

In the quest to shrink motors so they can maneuver in tiny spaces like inside and between human cells, scientists have taken inspiration from millions of years of plant evolution and incorporated, for the first time, corkscrew structures from...

UCLA Researcher Highlights Advances in Nanotechnology's Fight Against Cancer

December 19, 2013 11:13 am | by University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

As cancer maintains its standing as the second leading cause of death in the U.S., researchers have continued their quest for safer and more effective treatments. Among the most promising advances has been the rise of nanomedicine, the application...

Screening Device Differentiates Between Normal and Unhealthy Cells

December 19, 2013 10:48 am | by University of Surrey | News | Comments

A University of Surrey research team has developed an innovative device that can differentiate between normal and unhealthy cells. The team, led by Michael Hughes, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, has developed a device that analyzes the...

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Clinical Studies Demonstrate Feasibility and Accuracy of the Harmony™ Prenatal Test for Risk Assessment of Down Syndrome in Twin Pregnancies

December 19, 2013 9:02 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc., maker of the Harmony™ Prenatal Test, announced today the publication of two clinical studies involving twin pregnancies in Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy.  The two studies provide information on how to consider use of...

Wireless, Disposable Sensors for Patient Monitoring on the Way

December 18, 2013 4:11 pm | by Jonathan Sbert, Product Line Manager for Healthtech, Texas Instruments | Blogs | Comments

Technology that enables wireless and disposable human diagnostic sensors for ECG, pulse oximetry, heart monitoring, temperature, and other measurements will be prevalent in 2014. Imagine the day when a patient lies in a hospital bed completely...

iHealth, UCSF And UC Berkeley Lab Collaborate On Clinical Study

December 18, 2013 8:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Today, iHealth Lab Inc. announced it is collaborating with UC San Francisco and University of California's Berkeley Lab on a pilot study to make arterial endothelial function testing as easy to perform as a simple blood pressure measurement...

ISO/IEEE Personal Health Device Profiles Help Make Seamless Communication a Reality

December 17, 2013 2:59 pm | by Dr. Malcolm Clarke, IEEE 11073 PHD Working Group | Articles | Comments

Successful end-to-end data systems are typically comprised of a collection of dovetailing technologies managed by a comprehensive set of global standards that make interoperability possible at the product level. The strict regulations, rigorous...

Highly Sensitive System Detects Individual Molecules for Diagnostics

December 17, 2013 12:02 pm | by Uta Bilow, HZDR | News | Comments

Medical diagnostics is searching for substances capable of documenting early on whether a serious disease is developing or what its course will be. In many cases, the treacherous molecules are present only in trace amounts – which is why...

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Microprinting Leads to Low-Cost Artificial Cells

December 17, 2013 11:44 am | by Penn State | News | Comments

Easily manufactured, low-cost artificial cells manufactured using microprinting may one day serve as drug and gene delivery devices and in biomaterials, biotechnology and biosensing applications, according to a team of Penn State biomedical...

Breathalyzer to Detect Lung Cancer

December 17, 2013 11:40 am | by The University of Huddersfield | News | Comments

Lung cancer is one of the world’s biggest killers. In the UK it accounts for six per cent of all deaths, largely because treatment is often ineffective by the time symptoms are diagnosed. But researchers at the University of Huddersfield...

Researchers Create First Soluble 2D Supramolecular Organic Frameworks

December 17, 2013 11:27 am | by Lynn Yarris, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

Supramolecular chemistry, aka chemistry beyond the molecule, in which molecules and molecular complexes are held together by non-covalent bonds, is just beginning to come into its own with the emergence of nanotechnology. Metal-organic...  

Photos of the Day: SOFs for Biomimetics

December 17, 2013 11:27 am | by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have unveiled the first two-dimensional SOFs that self-assemble in solution, an important breakthrough that holds implications for sensing and separation...

Report: Success of Vaccines Won’t Limit IVD Market

December 17, 2013 9:39 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

Vaccines have been successful in preventing disease, but according to Kalorama Information that doesn’t mean they will hurt the market for products to test for those diseases. The healthcare market research publisher says a variety of factors...

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New Way to Predict Prognosis in Patients with Heart Failure

December 16, 2013 12:16 pm | by George Washington University | News | Comments

Researchers at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have identified a new method to determine whether a patient’s heart will fail, which in the future...

Timing Is Everything in New Nanotechnology for Medicine

December 16, 2013 12:08 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers working to advance imaging useful to medicine and security are capitalizing on the same phenomenon behind the lingering "ghost" image that appeared on old television screens. A team of researchers from Purdue University and... 

NIH and NFL Tackle Concussion Research

December 16, 2013 11:47 am | by NIH | News | Comments

The National Institutes of Health has selected eight projects to receive support to answer some of the most fundamental problems on traumatic brain injury, including understanding long-term effects of repeated head injuries and improving...

New Graphene Treatment Could Unleash New Uses

December 16, 2013 11:31 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Graphene, a two-dimensional array of carbon atoms, has shown great promise for a variety of applications, but for many suggested uses the material requires treatments that can be expensive and difficult to apply predictably. Now, a team of...

Smartphone Users Take Lifesaving Selfies

December 16, 2013 11:05 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

With a new smartphone device, you can now take an accurate iPhone camera selfie that could save your life – it reads your cholesterol level in about a minute. Forget those clumsy, complicated, home cholesterol-testing devices. Cornell engineers...

Biomarker Market for Diagnostic Applications Expected to Reach $30.6 Billion by 2020

December 16, 2013 9:43 am | by Allied Market Research | News | Comments

According to a new report titled "Biomarkers Market (Diagnostic Applications in Risk Assessment, Molecular Diagnostics, Disease Diagnosis, Drug Discovery & Development, Drug Formulation, Forensic Applications and Others) - Global Industry...

Siemens Enters Into Master Agreement With Pfizer for Companion Diagnostics

December 16, 2013 9:18 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Today, Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc. announces that it has entered into a master collaboration agreement with Pfizer Inc. to design, develop and commercialize diagnostic tests for therapeutic products across Pfizer’s pipeline. Under...

Designing Medical Devices to Meet FDA Security Guidelines

December 13, 2013 3:18 pm | by Alan Grau, President and Co-Founder, Icon Labs | Articles | Comments

The FDA and Department of Homeland Security recently issued an alert urging medical device makers and medical facilities to upgrade security protections to protect against potential cyber threats. This was issued in response to an ICS-CERT...

Through Emerald Lenses

December 13, 2013 2:43 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

Recently, I had the pleasure of a media tour to Ireland. While weather-wise, the Fall is not the ideal time of year to visit the island (although as I was informed, you don’t go to Ireland for the weather), it was fantastic timing in terms...

New Screening Strategy to Prevent Cardiovascular Complications in Sports

December 13, 2013 12:09 pm | by European Society of Cardiology | News | Comments

Echocardiography with conventional M-mode and 2D modalities is a simple and cost effective way to increases the accuracy of pre-participation sports screening, according to research presented at EuroEcho-Imaging 2013 by Dr Alexander Kisko...

No Diagnosis of Heart Disease Without Imaging

December 13, 2013 11:59 am | by European Society of Cardiology | News | Comments

Diagnosis of cardiovascular disease would be impossible without imaging. It is now becoming essential for treatment as well, as sessions dedicated to interventions highlighted during EuroEcho-Imaging 2013. “A good overall knowledge of the...

Nipple Aspirate Test Is No Substitute for Mammogram

December 13, 2013 11:33 am | by FDA | News | Comments

Many women admit that getting a mammogram is no fun, and may wish there was an easier, more comfortable way to screen for breast cancer in its earliest and most treatable stages. Some companies today are promoting a test in which a breast...

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