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Recent Diagnostic Ultrasound Acquisitions Light the Way for Positive 2014

February 19, 2014 9:32 am | by GlobalData | News | Comments

Major deals concluded within the diagnostic ultrasound imaging market throughout 2013 translate into “a year to look forward to” in 2014, as innovation is fueled by heightened demand in what has previously been considered a technologically...

'Mobile Health' Shows Big Potential from Small Beginnings

February 19, 2014 2:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Mobile connected health devices, such as blood pressure monitors and personal weighing scales, are showing strong increase in sales in European countries, despite still being a minority market. According market data from GfK, the number of...

Editorial Guidance

February 18, 2014 1:49 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

I’m pleased to introduce the members of MDT’s first editorial advisory board. Representing the industry from supplier to medical device OEM to consultant, I’ve reached out to these individuals to help me tailor the scope of MDT’s editorial...

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Device Enables New Way to Prevent Some Strokes

February 18, 2014 12:33 pm | by Northwestern Memorial Hospital | News | Comments

Larry Ambrose woke up one night, wandered into his kitchen but couldn't completely read the time on his microwave. A few days later when he noticed his blood pressure was unusually high, he went to the hospital and was diagnosed as having...

Finding Ways to Detect and Treat Alzheimer's Disease

February 18, 2014 12:25 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Alzheimer's disease has long been marked by progress -- but not the kind of progress the medical community seeks. It is the most common form of dementia among older Americans, and its risk increases with increasing age; for those living with...

Thinking It Through: Scientists Seek to Unlock Mysteries of the Brain

February 18, 2014 12:13 pm | by Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne | News | Comments

Understanding the human brain is one of the greatest challenges facing 21st century science. If we can rise to this challenge, we will gain profound insights into what makes us human, develop new treatments for brain diseases, and build...

Superbright and Fast X-Rays Image Single Layer of Proteins

February 18, 2014 10:53 am | by Mary Beckman, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

In biology, a protein's shape is key to understanding how it causes disease or toxicity. Researchers who use X-rays to take snapshots of proteins need a billion copies of the same protein stacked and packed into a neat crystal. Now, scientists...

Study: Insertable Cardiac Monitors Detect Atrial Fibrillation in Stroke Patients Better than Standard Care

February 18, 2014 10:47 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced results from the CRYSTAL AF (CRYptogenic STroke And underLying Atrial Fibrillation) Clinical Trial, which found that continuous cardiac monitoring with the Reveal XT Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) was superior...

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The Demand for Accuracy, Cost-Efficiency, and Versatility in Diagnostics

February 18, 2014 9:57 am | by Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

The medical device industry is one of the single most important benefactors in allowing significant progress to occur in the medical field. Physicians and patients supply the demand, while medical devices supply the tools and means necessary...

It's Alive! Bacteria-Filled Liquid Crystals Could Improve Biosensing

February 18, 2014 9:43 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Plop living, swimming bacteria into a novel water-based, nontoxic liquid crystal and a new physics takes over. The dynamic interaction of the bacteria with the liquid crystal creates a novel form of soft matter: living liquid crystal. The...

A Revolutionary Portable Lab for Rapid and Low-Cost Diagnosis

February 14, 2014 2:27 pm | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

Do you remember James Bond film Casino Royale? After being poisoned, the agent uses a portable diagnostic kit to identify the toxic substance and alert his HQ in London. Such type of technology is not fiction anymore. European researchers...

Miami Hotels Use Technology to Help Sick Guests

February 14, 2014 1:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Some Miami hotels are teaming up with a program to offer out-of-town guests who are feeling under the weather a convenient way to hook up with a doctor. If travelers are suffering from anything from an earache to the flu, they can contact...

Point-of-Care Ultrasound Proves Accurate for Kids with Suspected Appendicitis

February 14, 2014 10:33 am | by Mount Sinai Medical Center | News | Comments

Using portable ultrasound as a first-line imaging study in kids with suspected appendicitis helps reduce emergency room length of stay and reduces the need for CT scans, according to a team of Mount Sinai researchers. Bedside ultrasound...

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Researchers Reveal Structure of Key CRISPR Complex

February 13, 2014 3:10 pm | by Haley Bridger, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard | News | Comments

Researchers from the Broad Institute and MIT have teamed up with colleagues from the University of Tokyo to form the first high definition picture of the Cas9 complex – a key part of the CRISPR-Cas system used by scientists as a ...    

Photos of the Day: PillCam Colon Exam

February 13, 2014 12:06 pm | by Given Imaging | News | Comments

Given Imaging has developed the PillCam, an imaging system that can be swallowed to examine a patient's colon and digestive tract. The device does not need to be retrieved to collect the images from the exam, instead ...    

NIST Method Evaluates Response to Oxidation in Live Cells

February 13, 2014 10:15 am | by Michael E. Newman, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new method for accurately measuring a key process governing a wide variety of cellular functions that may become the basis for a ...     

Data Supports Use of iRhythm's ZIO Service to Identify Cardiac Arrhythmias

February 13, 2014 8:15 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

iRhythm Technologies, Inc., a healthcare information services company, today announced that new study data support the use of its ZIO Service to help identify underlying cardiac arrhythmias in patients who have had a stroke or transient...

New Imaging Technique Can Diagnose Common Heart Condition

February 12, 2014 2:53 pm | by Marla Paul, Northwestern University | News | Comments

A new imaging technique for measuring blood flow in the heart and vessels can diagnose a common congenital heart abnormality, bicuspid aortic valve, and may lead to better prediction of complications. A Northwestern Medicine team reported ...

First 3D Movies of Living Sperm

February 11, 2014 4:34 pm | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

To improve their chances of success, in vitro fertilization (IVF) clinics need to assess the viability of the sperm they use. Now doctors may soon have a new technique to help them sort the good sperm cells from the less viable ones: a tracking system, developed by ...

Dako and Amgen Expand Collaboration with Plan to Develop New Diagnostic Test

February 11, 2014 12:12 pm | by Dako | News | Comments

Dako, an Agilent Technologies company and worldwide provider of cancer diagnostics, today announced a new project with Amgen to develop a molecular diagnostic test using ...              

Novel Technique Increases Detection Rate in Screening Mammography

February 11, 2014 10:40 am | by Linda Brooks, RSNA | News | Comments

Digital mammography screening with new photon-counting technique offers high diagnostic performance, according to a study published online in the journal Radiology. As mammography screening has shifted ...        

Chips That Listen to Bacteria

February 10, 2014 4:23 pm | by Holly Evarts, Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science | News | Comments

A research team led by Ken Shepard, professor of electrical engineering and biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering, and Lars Dietrich, assistant professor of biological sciences at Columbia University, has demonstrated that integrated circuit technology ...

Robonaut Supports Telemedicine Advances

February 10, 2014 1:37 pm | by NASA | Videos | Comments

NASA is always investigating new uses for one of the world's most advanced humanoid robots, Robonaut 2 (R2.) Working with Dr. Zsolt Garami from Houston Methodist Research Institute, R2 was put through the paces to ...      

NASA Technology to Help Develop Noninvasive Medical Treatments

February 10, 2014 10:19 am | by NASA | News | Comments

NASA has signed two patent license agreements with GRoK Technologies LLC of Houston to help develop novel biotechnology approaches that could have multiple applications in space and on Earth. The agreements are the results of the agency's ...

Validation for the Benefits of Hologic 3D Mammography

February 10, 2014 8:12 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hologic, Inc., a developer, manufacturer, and supplier of premium diagnostic products, medical imaging systems and surgical products, with an emphasis on serving the healthcare needs of women, has announced the publication of ...    

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