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Merging Healthcare with Modern Communications Technology

February 6, 2014 2:07 pm | by Carrie Yang, Senior Healthcare Analyst, Results Healthcare | Blogs | Comments

Modern communications technology is starting to have a real impact on the way patients are managing their diseases and the delivery of healthcare. By collecting and transmitting real-time data, it is now possible to get a much better picture...

U.S. Demand for Disposable Medical Supplies to Reach $49.3 Billion

February 6, 2014 1:55 pm | by The Freedonia Group | News | Comments

U.S. demand for disposable medical supplies will expand 4.1 percent annually to $49.3 billion in 2018. According to Freedonia analyst Bill Martineau, “An increasing volume of patient activity attributable to an aging population, a rising...

Study: Hospitals Don't Follow Infection Prevention Rules

February 6, 2014 10:04 am | by Columbia University Medical Center | News | Comments

While most hospitals have polices in place to prevent health care-associated infections, clinicians often fail to follow evidence-based guidelines established to prevent these infections, according to new research from Columbia University School...


Photos of the Day: The Portable Lab

February 5, 2014 12:48 pm | by | News | Comments

A new device revolutionizes lab analysis and performs faster and works more efficiently than a traditional laboratory. The core of the system is a disc with the diameter of a CD. Researchers in South Germany have invented this mini-lab...  

Portable Lab Faster than Traditional Laboratories

February 5, 2014 12:34 pm | by | News | Comments

Researchers in Freiburg, Germany have invented a new device that revolutionizes lab analysis – the portable mini-lab performs faster and works more efficiently than a traditional laboratory. Konstantin has suffered permanent disabilities due...

Rapid Detection of Sepsis in Infants

February 5, 2014 12:07 pm | by | News | Comments

Sepsis is a possibly mortal bacterial infection. It affects neonates and young infants more severely since their immune system is not fully developed. Now scientists are developing a fully automated system, which can identify sepsis in infants...

Telemedicine Can Reduce Hospitalizations For Nursing Home Residents

February 5, 2014 9:28 am | by The Dartmouth Institute | News | Comments

Telemedicine used at nursing homes during hours when doctors are not typically present is a viable way to reduce avoidable hospitalizations, according to research published in February’s issue of Health Affairs. Hospitalizations of nursing...

Global Diagnostic Ultrasound Market to Witness Modest Growth by 2019

February 5, 2014 8:58 am | by GlobalData | News | Comments

The global diagnostic ultrasound market value will experience a slight increase over the coming years, climbing from $3.6 billion in 2012 to $4.9 billion by 2019, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 4.4%, says research and consulting...


Blood Flow Measurement Devices Market Expected to Reach USD 0.50 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research

February 5, 2014 7:30 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Blood Flow Measurement Devices (Ultrasonic Doppler, Laser Doppler and Electromagnetic Blood Flowmeters) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends...

Testing Nanomedicine with Blood Cells on a Microchip

February 4, 2014 12:23 pm | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Designing nanomedicine to combat diseases is a hot area of scientific research, primarily for treating cancer, but very little is known in the context of atherosclerotic disease. Scientists have engineered a microchip coated with blood vessel...

X-Chem First Biotech to Exceed 100 Billion Compounds with its Unique and Proprietary Small Molecule DNA-Encoded Library

February 4, 2014 9:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

X-Chem, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company focused on applying its powerful product engine to the generation of novel small molecule therapeutics, today announced that the company has created the first biotech-owned screening library...

Simple, At-Home Test Will Detect Most Colorectal Cancers

February 3, 2014 5:00 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Tests that require patients to collect a single stool sample at home and then send it to a lab for analysis will detect about 79 percent of colorectal cancers, according to a new evidence review published in the Annals of Internal Medicine...

Tasso Simplifies Blood Sampling, Secures $2.3M

February 3, 2014 10:48 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Tasso, Inc., a medtech start-up developing a wearable blood draw device, has secured $2.3M in grant funding for its HemoLink technology. After a successful SBIR Phase I, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has granted the company...


Capturing Ultrasharp Images of Multiple Cell Components at Once

February 3, 2014 9:51 am | by Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard | News | Comments

A new microscopy method could enable scientists to generate snapshots of dozens of different biomolecules at once in a single human cell, a team from the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University reported...

Diagnosis just a Breath Away with New Laser

February 3, 2014 9:37 am | by University of Adelaide | News | Comments

University of Adelaide physics researchers have developed a new type of laser that will enable exciting new advances in areas as diverse as breath analysis for disease diagnosis. Published in the journal Optics Letters, the researchers from...

Researchers Discover How Brain Regions Work Together, or Alone

February 3, 2014 9:18 am | by Stanford School of Engineering | News | Comments

Our brains have billions of neurons grouped into different regions. These regions often work alone, but sometimes must join forces. How do regions communicate selectively? Stanford researchers may have solved a riddle about the inner workings...

Given Imaging Receives FDA Clearance for PillCam COLON in Patients Following Incomplete Colonoscopy

February 3, 2014 1:45 am | by GlobeNewswire | News | Comments

Given Imaging Ltd, a world leader in GI medical devices and pioneer of capsule endoscopy, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared PillCam COLON as a new modality to provide visualization of the colon...

Abbott shutters Puerto Rico facility

January 31, 2014 2:04 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Abbott is reportedly shutting down a Puerto Rico manufacturing plant, with an unspecified number of employees slated for termination. The plant in question resides in a city called Barceloneta, and the facility houses pharmaceutical...  

Cell Membrane Model Studied as Future Diagnostic Tool

January 31, 2014 11:46 am | by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) | News | Comments

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and in Lithuania have used a NIST-developed laboratory model of a simplified cell membrane to accurately detect and measure a protein associated with a serious gynecological...

UCSF Team Reveals How the Brain Recognizes Speech Sounds

January 31, 2014 11:15 am | by University of California - San Francisco | News | Comments

UC San Francisco researchers are reporting a detailed account of how speech sounds are identified by the human brain, offering an unprecedented insight into the basis of human language. The finding, they said, may add to our understanding...

Sensor Screens Your Blood for Drugs in Real-Time

January 30, 2014 2:48 pm | by Heather Kathryn Ross, UCSB | News | Comments

A sensor system called MEDIC can continuously measure levels of medication and illegal drugs in human blood. It’s every doctor’s dream — a small, wearable sensor that can monitor levels of, say, the heart drug digoxin in a patient’s blood...

Using Golden DNA Strands to Close Electric Circuits in Biosensors

January 30, 2014 11:20 am | by Uppsala University | News | Comments

By letting DNA strands grow together with gold, scientists at Uppsala Berzelii Centre for Neurodiagnostics and Science for Life Laboratory have developed a brand new concept for super sensitive diagnostics of different diseases. The study...

Cancer Research: New U.S. Patent to Swedish Researchers

January 29, 2014 2:38 pm | by Expertsvar | News | Comments

Alf Månsson and Sven Tågerud, professors at Linnaeus University in Sweden, have been granted a patent in the US for their research on nanodiagnostics. Their ideas will, among other things, improve diagnosing for prostate cancer. The ideas...

Bringing Medical Testing to Remote Locales

January 29, 2014 1:40 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

The latest episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS') award-winning Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions podcast series features a small, paper-based device that can monitor or detect disease with no electricity or expensive lab...

23andMe Helps Identify 11 New Genetic Associations for Asthma-With-Hay Fever

January 29, 2014 12:34 pm | by 23andMe | News | Comments

23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, has participated in the first ever genome-wide association study of the combined asthma-with-hay fever phenotype.  Led by researchers at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, the... 

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