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Researchers Develop New Type of Fluorescent Camera for Blood Diagnostics, Brain Mapping

September 27, 2013 10:49 am | by Matthew Chin, UCLA | News | Comments

Fluorescence imaging is the most widely used method for analyzing the molecular composition of biological specimens. Target molecules, when they are present, can be "tagged" with a fluorescent label and made visible. This highly sensitive technique, which is used in screening blood for cancer cells and studying biochemical reactions, is very good at detecting molecules present in extremely low concentrations.

New Breast Cancer Imaging Technique Could Cut Down on False Positives

September 27, 2013 10:32 am | by BYU | News | Comments

A joint BYU-Utah research team is developing a new breast cancer screening technique that has the potential to reduce false positives, and, possibly, minimize the need for invasive biopsies. The group has created an MRI device that could improve both the process and accuracy of breast cancer screening by scanning for sodium levels in the breast.

Steve Jobs Left a Legacy on Personalized Medicine

September 27, 2013 9:30 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

If you need proof of how information technology is influencing biotech, take a look at Foundation Medicine, the Boston-area diagnostics company that went public on Wednesday. Its stock price quickly doubled after the IPO. And one reason is surely its links to stratospheric tech names from the West Coast.

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GE Healthcare Announces Agreement with Research Group at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden to Provide Next Generation Sequencing Services

September 27, 2013 4:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

GE Healthcare (GEHC), a unit of GE (NYSE: GE) announced today that it has won a tender to exclusively provide next generation sequencing services to a research group at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The sequencing services will be provided by a subsidiary of GE Healthcare, SeqWright Genomic Services, a Houston, Texas-based provider of nucleic acid sequencing and other genomic services.

Medical Devices: How Secure Are They?

September 26, 2013 4:21 pm | by Jon Jarboe, Senior Technical Manager, Coverity | Articles | Comments

Medical devices are increasingly dependent on software, evolving from the use of a simple two-transistor circuit for early artificial cardiac pacemakers to sophisticated modern systems supporting infusion pumps, electrocardiogram analysis, and image-guided surgery.

Securing Patient Data in Motion and At Rest

September 26, 2013 3:57 pm | by Vivian Funkhouser, Principal of Healthcare Vertical Solutions, Motorola Solutions | Blogs | Comments

Data security is a hot topic in the healthcare industry. Healthcare network providers have the difficult task of identifying the correct technology to collect and store data all while maintaining a secure network to communicate and transmit the data. It is important to not only consider the type of technology healthcare networks utilize to collect data...

Photos of the Day: Building a 'Body'

September 26, 2013 3:18 pm | by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center | News | Comments

Whether it's the Ebola virus or Sarin and Ricin, a key to responding to chemical or biological attacks is having effective antidotes at the ready. To accelerate the development of new therapies, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Institute for Regenerative Medicine is leading a unique $24 million federally funded project to develop a "body on a chip" that will be used to develop these countermeasures.

Wake Forest Baptist Leads $24 Million Project to Develop 'Body on a Chip'

September 26, 2013 2:10 pm | by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center | News | Comments

Whether it's the Ebola virus or Sarin and Ricin, a key to responding to chemical or biological attacks is having effective antidotes at the ready. To accelerate the development of new therapies, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Institute for Regenerative Medicine is leading a unique $24 million federally funded project to develop a "body on a chip" that will be used to develop these countermeasures.

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ResolutionMD Accesses Images up to Six Times Faster Than Other Image-Viewing Systems

September 25, 2013 11:41 am | by Calgary Scientific | News | Comments

Calgary Scientific today shared that its ResolutionMD diagnostic medical imaging software was formally evaluated by clinicians during a structured research study at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona and determined to be significantly faster than the two PACS and desktop image-viewing systems currently in use at the facility.

Heart Activity Is Regulated via Communicating Heart Cells

September 25, 2013 11:35 am | by University of Western Ontario | Videos | Comments

New research from Western University is leading to a better understanding of what happens during heart failure; knowledge that could lead to better therapeutics or a more accurate predictor of risk. The research--led by Robarts Research Institute scientists Robert Gros, Ph.D., and Marco Prado, Ph.D...

New Research Shows How Heart Cells Communicate to Regulate Heart Activity

September 25, 2013 11:30 am | by University of Western Ontario | News | Comments

The research led by Robarts Research Institute scientists Robert Gros, PhD, and Marco Prado, PhD, along with graduate student Ashbeel Roy found the heart is regulated not only by nervous systems but also by heart cells sending messages to each other through the release of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACh).

Photos of the Day: Sensor Skin from Nanotubes

September 25, 2013 11:17 am | by Technische Universitaet Muenchen | News | Comments

Researchers at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) are showing the way toward low-cost, industrial-scale manufacturing of a new family of electronic devices. A leading example is a gas sensor that could be integrated into food packaging to gauge freshness, or into compact wireless air-quality monitors.

With Carbon Nanotubes, a Path to Flexible, Low-Cost Sensors

September 25, 2013 11:11 am | by Technische Universitaet Muenchen | News | Comments

Carbon nanotube-based gas sensors created at TUM offer a unique combination of characteristics that can't be matched by any of the alternative technologies. They rapidly detect and continuously respond to extremely small changes in the concentrations of gases including ammonia, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen oxide.

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Engineers Develop a Stretchable, Foldable Transparent Electronic Display

September 25, 2013 9:51 am | by University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

OLED technology is used today in screens for many smartphones and some televisions. The new ultra-stretchable OLED material developed at UCLA could lead to foldable and expandable screens for new classes of smartphones and other personal electronic devices; new minimally invasive medical tools; and many other applications.

Researchers Use Smart Phone Photography to Diagnose Eye Disease

September 25, 2013 9:48 am | by Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary | News | Comments

Retinal (or fundus) photography is an essential part of any ophthalmology practice. Commercial fundus cameras can cost tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars, making the technology out of reach for smaller ophthalmic practices and to physicians in third-world countries.

FDA Lays Out Rules for Some Smartphone Health Apps

September 24, 2013 11:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Food and Drug Administration officials say they will begin regulating a new wave of applications and gadgets that work with smartphones to take medical readings and help users monitor their health. With the rise of the iPhone, Android and other mobile devices has come a flood of applications designed to help people stay healthy.

World’s First Smartphone-Enabled Device for Monitoring Wheeze Unveiled

September 24, 2013 11:27 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

AirSonea, the world’s first smartphone-enabled device for monitoring wheeze, was unveiled Tuesday in Melbourne, Australia, by the United States management team of iSonea Ltd. Expected in the United States in 2014, the discreet-in-size and easy-to-use AirSonea is a handheld device that turns a person’s smartphone into a portable wheeze monitor.

Breakthrough Offers First Direct Measurement of Spinal Cord Myelin in MS

September 24, 2013 10:06 am | by Jessica Studeny, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine | News | Comments

Researchers have made an exciting breakthrough – developing a first-of-its-kind imaging tool to examine myelin damage in multiple sclerosis (MS). An extremely difficult disease to diagnose, the tool will help physicians diagnose patients earlier, monitor the disease’s progression, and evaluate therapy efficacy.

Q&A With CEO of Aethlon Medical Discussing Launch of New Subsidiary

September 24, 2013 8:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Investorideas.com, an investor research portal specializing in investing ideas in leading sectors including biotech and medical technology stocks, issues an exclusive Q&A with Jim Joyce, Chairman and CEO of Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTCQB: AEMD). Mr. Joyce discusses the recent launch of its new Exosome Sciences, Inc. (ESI) and what that potentially represents to Aethlon and its shareholders.

Hospitals want more cybersecurity from device makers

September 24, 2013 7:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Seven out of 9 hospitals and healthcare providers surveyed "strongly" agreed that medical device makers need to step up their cybersecurity and privacy practices, according to a study conducted by the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions.   

Wireless Tech Broadens Healthcare Horizons

September 23, 2013 4:59 pm | by Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor, MDT | Articles | Comments

In the field of medical technology, wireless devices are seeing some of the most broad-reaching growth. This is due mostly in part to the wide range of applications that wireless medicine encompasses. Mobi Health News reports that the top ten areas wireless medicine has directly benefited include: Alzheimer’s, asthma, breast cancer, COPD, depression, diabetes, heart failure, hypertension, obesity, and sleep disorders.

Medical Innovation, One Brick at a Time

September 23, 2013 4:52 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, MDT | Blogs | Comments

I can be a kid at heart. And when I say that, I state it with an almost literal meaning. I still enjoy toys. Now, I’m not the 40-year-old virgin character from the movie of the same name, but I can’t admit to not still tinkering with Lego bricks and finding enjoyment from it.

Improving Patient Outcomes, Practice Workflow Drives Innovation at Welch Allyn

September 23, 2013 11:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

American Academy of Family Physicians Scientific Assembly—Innovative solutions that help improve patient outcomes and practice workflow will be on display at the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Scientific Assembly this week in San Diego.

Clearance for the Third Generation PillCam SB System in Japan

September 23, 2013 10:57 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Given Imaging has announced that Japan's Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency has granted approval for the PillCam SB 3 system. The innovative technology in this third-generation system will provide physicians throughout Japan with the most advanced PillCam capsule endoscopy technology to detect and monitor small bowel diseases, such as Crohn's disease.

Worldwide Medtech Sales Forecast to Reach $455 Billion by 2018

September 23, 2013 9:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

The medical device and diagnostics market is set to grow at 4.5 percent per year (CAGR) between 2012 and 2018, totalling $455 billion in 2018, according to the newly-released EvaluateMedTech World Preview 2013, Outlook to 2018: The Future of Medtech report from market intelligence firm Evaluate Ltd.

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