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First Oxford India Lecture Highlights Role of ‘Smart Health’

September 16, 2014 12:06 pm | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

Solving the large challenges facing healthcare systems around the world will require a huge shift in the way care for patients is provided, Professor Robyn Norton said in the first Oxford India Lecture on Monday 15 September. Professor...

Stony Brook Researchers Develop New Method to Measure Cerebral Blood Flow

September 16, 2014 11:49 am | by Stony Brook University | News | Comments

One thing leads to another, especially in research. When Stony Brook University School of Medicine scientists developed a new method to measure how cocaine disrupts blood flow in the brains of mice, doctors and researchers got a way to form a...

Engineering Live: The Beginning of the End for Wearable Devices

September 16, 2014 11:43 am | by ECN Magazine | Videos | Comments

Panelists for this discussion include Satya Dixit, Senior Director with Rohm Semiconductor; Narbeh Derhacobian, Co-founder, President, and CEO of Adesto Technologies; Bill Betten, VP of Business Solutions with Logic PD; Robert...

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GE Healthcare’s SenoClaire to Invigorate US Breast Tomosynthesis Market

September 16, 2014 11:33 am | by GlobalData | News | Comments

The recent approval of GE Healthcare’s SenoClaire by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will end Hologic’s monopoly of the US digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) market, offering greater choice for hospitals and patients, according to...

Neuroimaging Technique Identifies Concussion-Related Brain Disease in Living Brain

September 16, 2014 11:27 am | by The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine | News | Comments

An experimental positron emission tomography (PET) tracer is effective in diagnosing concussion-related brain disease while a person is still alive, according to a case study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and at...

Photos of the Day: Cell Phone Microscope for a Dollar

September 16, 2014 11:21 am | by Susan Bauer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

Rebecca Erikson, who works at The U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, has developed a sleek, simple and inexpensive way to turn a cell phone into a high powered, high quality microscope that can be used to...

Want to Print Your Own Cell Phone Microscope for Pennies? Here's How

September 16, 2014 11:11 am | by Susan Bauer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

At one o'clock in the morning, layers of warm plastic are deposited on the platform of the 3D printer that sits on scientist Rebecca Erikson's desk. A small plastic housing, designed to fit over the end of a cell phone, begins to take shape...

The Shadow of a Disease

September 16, 2014 9:37 am | by Max Planck Gesellschaft | News | Comments

In the future, some diseases might be diagnosed earlier and treated more effectively. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen have developed an optical method that makes individual proteins', such as the proteins...

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Blood Test Could Help Determine Treatment Options for Esophageal Cancer Patients

September 16, 2014 9:30 am | by American Society for Radiation Oncology | News | Comments

A blood test may be beneficial in indicating neoadjuvant treatment regimens for patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO's) 56th...

Researchers Develop Improved Means of Detecting Mismatched DNA

September 16, 2014 9:20 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have identified a highly sensitive means of analyzing very tiny amounts of DNA. The discovery, they say, could increase the ability of forensic scientists to match genetic material in some criminal investigations...

New York State a Beacon for Bio/Med Growth

September 16, 2014 9:13 am | by Jamie Leszczynski | News | Comments

The Bio/Med Breakthroughs: Advancing New York’s Innovation Economy industry report by MedTech, the trade association for bioscience and medical technology (Bio/Med) companies in New York, which was launched today at MEDTECH 2014, reveals a...

Predicting Prostate Cancer: Pitt-Developed Test Identifies New Methods for Treatment

September 15, 2014 2:08 pm | by University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences | News | Comments

A genetic discovery out of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is leading to a highly accurate test for aggressive prostate cancer and identifies new avenues for treatment. The analysis, published today in the American Journal of...

What makes us get sick? Look upstream.

September 15, 2014 12:19 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

Rishi Manchanda has worked as a doctor in South Central Los Angeles for a decade, where he’s come to realize: His job isn’t just about treating a patient’s symptoms, but about getting to the root cause of what is making them ill—the “upstream"...

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Genetic Testing Can Identify Men at Six-Fold Increased Risk of Prostate Cancer

September 15, 2014 11:58 am | by Institute of Cancer Research | News | Comments

Scientists can now explain a third of the inherited risk of prostate cancer, after a major international study identified 23 new genetic variants associated with increased risk of the disease. The study brings the total number of common genetic...

Congress Tackles LDT Regulation: FDA Authority and Adverse Events

September 15, 2014 10:27 am | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Last week, the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on FDA’s notification to Congress at the end of July that it intends to issue draft guidance on a framework for oversight of laboratory...

St. Jude Medical Announces Launch of OPTIS Integrated System

September 15, 2014 9:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company, today announced the company has secured CE Mark and FDA clearance for the new OPTIS Integrated System. The system is a departure from traditional, mobile cart-based diagnostic tools...

Fighting Lung Cancer: Faster Image Processing for Low-Radiation CT Scans

September 12, 2014 4:17 pm | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

A new $1.9 million study at the University of Michigan seeks to make low-dose computed tomography scans a viable screening technique by speeding up the image reconstruction from half an hour or more to just five minutes. The advance could be...

23andMe CEO Navigates Health Regulation

September 12, 2014 4:02 pm | by Matthew Perrone, AP Health Writer | News | Comments

No Silicon Valley company better embodies the promise and the pitfalls of working in healthcare than DNA testing firm 23andMe. Launched in 2006 to a flurry of media coverage, the Mountain View, California-based company seemed to have every...

Researchers Create World's Largest DNA Origami

September 12, 2014 3:35 pm | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Researchers from North Carolina State University, Duke University and the University of Copenhagen have created the world's largest DNA origami, which are nanoscale constructions with applications ranging from biomedical research to nanoelectronics...

ONCOblot Blood Test for Cancer Goes International

September 12, 2014 3:13 pm | by ONCOblot Labs | News | Comments

The ONCOblot Test, a highly sensitive blood test for cancer, has now expanded into international territories; bringing much needed support for early cancer detection to areas beyond The United States. ONCOblot believes that these two new...

Sepsis Kills Over 6,000,000 Children in Developing World: App-Device Could Help Save Them

September 12, 2014 12:00 pm | by LionsGate Technologies | News | Comments

Saving lives in the developing world is why Dr. Ansermino and his colleagues at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Electrical and Computer Engineering in Medicine research group developed the Phone Oximeter pulse oximeter, a sensor...

'Pocket Doctor' Diagnosis for Parkinson's Disease

September 12, 2014 11:47 am | by Aston University | News | Comments

Smartphones will soon be able to perform the functions of a ‘pocket doctor’ and map Parkinson’s disease and other degenerative diseases, thanks to the work of an Aston University mathematician. With Smartphones now able to accurately record...

One-Minute Point-of-Care Anemia Test

September 12, 2014 8:30 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A simple point-of-care testing device for anemia could provide more rapid diagnosis of the common blood disorder and allow inexpensive at-home self-monitoring of persons with chronic forms of the disease. The disposable self-testing device...

Photos of the Day: Quick At-Home Anemia Test

September 12, 2014 8:30 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Close-up of a prototype device for point-of-care testing of anemia. The device could enable more rapid diagnosis of the common blood disorder and allow inexpensive at-home self-monitoring of persons with chronic forms of the disease. Erika...

VolitionRx NuQ Blood Test Detects 84% of Colorectal Cancers

September 11, 2014 3:38 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

VolitionRx Limited, a life sciences company focused on developing blood-based diagnostic tests for a broad range of cancer types, today announced that CEO Cameron Reynolds will this morning present topline data from its 4,800-subject...

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