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New Imaging Technique Can Identify Breast Cancer Subtypes and Early Treatment Response

October 15, 2013 11:28 am | by American Association for Cancer Research | News | Comments

An optical imaging technique that measures metabolic activity in cancer cells can accurately differentiate breast cancer subtypes, and it can detect responses to treatment as early as two days after therapy administration, according to a study...

Newly Discovered Mechanism Propels Micromotors

October 15, 2013 10:12 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Scientists studying the behavior of platinum particles immersed in hydrogen peroxide may have discovered a new way to propel microscopic machines. The new mechanism is described in The Journal of Chemical Physics, which is produced...   

Three Elements for Efficient Processing in Medical Imaging

October 14, 2013 3:36 pm | by Murtaza Ali, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

Low power systems are key for portable imaging devices, and helps bring them closer to the patients. They allow these devices to be available in emergency vehicles, field hospitals and remote health care centers. To keep power low...   

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Samsung Launches its First Tablet-Based Ultrasound Device

October 14, 2013 11:13 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd, today announced the launch of its first tablet-based ultrasound system – the Samsung UGEO PT60A. With its performance, slim and compact size and ease-of-use, the UGEO PT60A...

Printable Biotechnology

October 14, 2013 10:33 am | by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Cells, biological circuits, and individual biomolecules organize themselves and interact with the environment. Use of these capabilities in flexible and economically efficient biotechnological production systems is in the focus of the “Molecular...

Can Thermodynamics Help Us Better Understand Human Cancers?

October 14, 2013 10:08 am | by UCLA | News | Comments

When the "war on cancer" was declared with the signing of the National Cancer Act in 1971, identifying potential physical traits, or biomarkers, that would allow doctors to detect the disease early on was a significant goal. To this day, progress...

Guided Therapeutics widens distribution after FDA disappointment

October 14, 2013 9:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Georgie-based Guided Therapeutics hasn't won many points after announcing increased distribution for its LuViva advanced cervical scanning system. The device maker last week signed agreements with distributors that open up markets...  

New Studies Show Given Imaging's SmartPill Provides Standardized and Comprehensive Evaluation in Patients With Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders

October 14, 2013 4:45 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Given Imaging Ltd, a world leader in GI medical devices and pioneer of capsule endoscopy, today announced results from two new studies that provide new information about gastroparesis, constipation and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth when using its SmartPill product...

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Covidien Launches New Capnography Monitoring Solution

October 11, 2013 12:27 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Covidien, a leading global provider of healthcare products and recognized innovator in patient monitoring and respiratory care devices, today launched the Capnostream 20p bedside monitor. The new capnography solution, with Covidien’s Microstream technology...

EyeBrain T2 Device Diagnoses Neurological and Psychiatric Conditions

October 11, 2013 11:12 am | by EyeBrain | News | Comments

EyeBrain, which develops markers of cerebral function for neurological and psychiatric conditions, today announces the launch of a new medical device, the EyeBrain T2. This new device will be used during examinations of ocular motricity...

Direct 'Writing' of Artificial Cell Membranes on Graphene

October 10, 2013 2:23 pm | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

Writing in Nature Communications, researchers at The University of Manchester led by Dr Aravind Vijayaraghavan, and Dr Michael Hirtz at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), have demonstrated thatmembranes can be directly 'written'... 

The Pulse: Peanut Butter & Urine Diagnose Diseases

October 10, 2013 9:56 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on The Pulse, we are diagnosing Alzheimers with a tablespoon of peanut butter and a ruler, using urine to test for eye disease, and taking a look at how the government shutdown is inflicting long-term damage on ...   

Fluxgate Current Transducers Sharpen MRI Images

October 9, 2013 4:52 pm | by Claude Gudel, R&D Senior Engineer, LEM | Articles | Comments

MRI—magnetic resonance imaging—is a powerful medical technology that has revolutionized diagnosis of a very wide range of illnesses and injuries, greatly reducing or in many cases eliminating the need for exploratory surgery. It provides medical practitioners with two- and three-dimensional images...

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Photos of the Day: 3D-Printed Bacterial Zoos

October 9, 2013 2:12 pm | by The University of Texas at Austin | News | Comments

The researchers use a novel 3-D printing technology to build homes for bacteria at a microscopic level. The resulting structures can be of almost any shape or size, and can be moved around in relationship to other structures…   

3D-Printed Microscopic Cages Confine Bacteria in Tiny Zoos

October 9, 2013 2:02 pm | by The University of Texas at Austin | News | Comments

  By caging bacteria in microscopic houses, scientists at The University of Texas at Austin are studying how communities of bacteria, such as those found in the human gut and lungs, interact and develop infections. In a recent experiment...    

Flawed Diamonds: Gems for New Technology

October 9, 2013 11:30 am | by University of Arizona | News | Comments

A team of researchers led by University of Arizona assistant professor Vanessa Huxter has made the first detailed observation of how energy travels through diamonds that contain nitrogen-vacancy centers – defects in which two adjacent carbon atoms...

From Slowdown to Shutdown—US Leadership in Biomedical Research Takes a Blow

October 9, 2013 10:49 am | by American Society for Cell Biology | News | Comments

ASCB Executive Director Stefano Bertuzzi, PhD, told reporters that shutting down the driving engines of American bioscientific research, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF), will have effects well beyond...

New Urine Test Could Diagnose Eye Disease

October 9, 2013 10:39 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

You might not think to look to a urine test to diagnose an eye disease. But a new Duke University study says it can link what is in a patient's urine to gene mutations that cause retinitis pigmentosa, or RP, an inherited, degenerative disease...

A Better Breathalyzer

October 9, 2013 10:30 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

To gauge whether suspects involved in accidents or routine traffic stops have been driving drunk, police officers pair field sobriety tests with breathalyzers, which signal the presence of alcohol in the breath. Most breathalyzers are expensive...

ALPHAEON to Launch the First Early Cataract Detection Device

October 9, 2013 9:01 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

ALPHAEON Corporation, a leader in lifestyle healthcare and wholly-owned subsidiary of Strathspey Crown Holdings LLC, announced today that it has acquired an exclusive U.S. license from Visiometrics, S.L. to market the HD AnalyzerT...   

The FDA’s UDI Rule is Final! What Now?

October 8, 2013 12:02 pm | by Ken Koldan, Business Development Manager, FLEXcon | Blogs | Comments

The FDA published the final rule for the unique device identification system (UDI) during the UDI Conference in Baltimore, MD and released it on September 24, 2013. This much anticipated rule will provide a consistent way to identify medical devices and ensure that proper safety regulations are being followed.

Scientists Use Blur to Sharpen DNA Mapping

October 8, 2013 9:20 am | by Mike Williams, Rice University | News | Comments

With high-tech optical tools and sophisticated mathematics, Rice University researchers have found a way to pinpoint the location of specific sequences along single strands of DNA, a technique that could someday help diagnose genetic diseases...

Cisbio Bioassays and Orion Diagnostica Oy Sign an Agreement for Steroid Radioimmunoassays

October 7, 2013 6:00 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Cisbio Bioassays and Orion Diagnostica Oy announced that they have signed an agreement covering raw materials and related documentation for the manufacturing of ultrasensitive Estradiol, Cortisol and Testosterone radioimmunoassays...    

Nanodiamond Biosensor for Detection of Iron Level in Blood

October 7, 2013 4:56 pm | by Nanotechnology Now | News | Comments

"Standard blood tests do not capture — as one might expect — free iron ions in the blood, because free iron is toxic and is therefore hardly detectable in blood," explains Professor Tanja Weil, director of the Institute for Organic Chemistry...

Photo of the Day: Breath of Fresh Air...for Asthma Treatment

October 7, 2013 3:39 pm | by Elhuyar Fundazioa | News | Comments

In a piece of research run at the Paediatric Service of the Hospital Universitario Donostia, Dr Paula Corcuera-Elosegui, assistant consultant in Infant Pneumology, has studied the validity of the exhaled nitric oxide measurement as a complementary...

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