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Engineering Newswire 67: Digital Lollipops Could Taste Turkey Text Messages

November 27, 2013 11:49 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Today on Engineering Newswire, we’re using X-ray vision, augmenting humans at Lockheed Martin, working in wastewater, and licking digital lollipops to taste turkey text messages ...          

Creating Synthetic Antibodies

November 27, 2013 11:04 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

MIT chemical engineers have developed a novel way to generate nanoparticles that can recognize specific molecules, opening up a new approach to building durable sensors for many different compounds, among other applications. To create these...

At Least One in Japan Gets HIV from Donated Blood

November 27, 2013 10:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

At least one person in Japan has been infected with HIV from a blood transfusion. A spokesman for the Japanese Red Cross Society said Tuesday that a male donor tested positive for HIV this month. Red Cross spokesman Akihiko Nakano says the...

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High-Fat Diet During Puberty Speeds Up Breast Cancer Development

November 27, 2013 10:20 am | by Michigan State University | News | Comments

New findings show that eating a high-fat diet beginning at puberty speeds up the development of breast cancer and may actually increase the risk of cancer similar to a type often found in younger adult women. The research comes from the Breast...

Breath Analyzers Market is Expected to Reach USD 4.5 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research

November 27, 2013 4:30 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Breath Analyzers Market (Technologies: Fuel Cell, Infrared Absorption and Semiconductor Sensor; Applications: Alcohol Detection, Drug Abuse Detection, Tuberculosis...

PENTAX Medical and SMART Medical Systems Announce Strategic Pan-European Alliance That Will Change the Standard of Care in Colonoscopy

November 27, 2013 3:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

SMART Medical Systems Ltd., a developer and manufacturer of innovative endoscopy products, and PENTAX Medical, an industry leader in endoscopic imaging, announced a strategic pan-European alliance, under which PENTAX Medical will commercialize...

Negative BRCA Testing May Not Always Imply Lowered Breast Cancer Risk

November 27, 2013 12:05 am | by AACR | News | Comments

Women who are members of families with BRCA2 mutations but who test negative for the family-specific BRCA2 mutations are still at greater risk for developing breast cancer compared with women in the general population, according to a study...

Diamond 'Flaws' Pave Way for Nanoscale MRI

November 25, 2013 3:50 pm | by University of Cambridge | News | Comments

By exploiting flaws in miniscule diamond fragments, researchers say they have achieved enough coherence of the magnetic moment inherent in these defects to harness their potential for precise quantum sensors in a material that is 'biocompatible'...

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FDA Warns Genetic Test Maker 23andMe

November 25, 2013 3:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Federal health regulators have ordered genetic testing company 23andMe to stop selling its main product because it has not been proven safe and effective. In a harshly worded warning letter, the FDA says the Silicon Valley company has not...

Scientists Develop Novel X-Ray Device

November 25, 2013 3:08 pm | by University of Nebraska-Lincoln | News | Comments

Using a compact but powerful laser, a research team at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has developed a new way to generate synchrotron X-rays. Although the high quality of synchrotron X-rays make them ideal for research ranging from the...

Researchers Find Chemical Signature for 'Fast' Form of Parkinson's

November 22, 2013 11:32 am | by Mark Wheeler, UCLA | News | Comments

The physical decline experienced by Parkinson's disease patients eventually leads to disability and a lower quality of life. Depending on the individual, the disorder can progress rapidly or slowly. Scientists at UCLA and colleagues have now...

Diagnostics at the Molecular Level

November 22, 2013 11:04 am | by University of California - Santa Barbara | News | Comments

You may be sensitive to gluten, but you're not sure. Perhaps you can't put your finger on a recurring malaise, and your doctor is at a loss to figure it out. A diagnostic method recently developed by UC Santa Barbara professor Patrick Daugherty...

Hybrid Nano-Materials Could Replace Human Tissue

November 22, 2013 10:53 am | by Polytechnic Institute of New York University | News | Comments

A team of researchers has uncovered critical information that could help scientists understand how protein polymers interact with other self-assembling biopolymers. The research helps explain naturally occurring nano-material within cells and...

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Researchers' New Technique Improves Accuracy, Ease of Cancer Diagnosis

November 22, 2013 10:20 am | by Matthew Chin, UCLA | News | Comments

A team of researchers from UCLA and Harvard University have demonstrated a technique that, by measuring the physical properties of individual cells in body fluids, can diagnose cancer with a high degree of accuracy. The technique, which uses...

Photo of the Day: Microchip Device Warps Cells to Spot Cancer

November 22, 2013 10:19 am | News | Comments

A schematic of normal and invasive cancer cells is shown. A more flexible cellular architecture may allow malignant cells to invade fluid-containing lung tissue. The authors measure this deformable state with the Deformability Cytometry technique...

Fenwal lands 510(k) clearance for Alyx blood collection software

November 22, 2013 9:00 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Fenwal Inc. said it landed 510(k) clearance from the FDA for a new version of software for its Alyx blood collection system. Lake Zurich, Ill.-based Fenwal, a subsidiary of Fresenius, said the new software adds a protocol for closed-system plasma...

Distribution of In Vitro Diagnostic Products Labeled for Research Use Only or Investigational Use Only - Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff

November 22, 2013 12:00 am | by U.S. Food & Drug Administration | News | Comments

FDA is issuing this guidance document to provide the current thinking of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) and the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) on when in vitro diagnostic (IVD) products are properly...

Membrane Chip Interface Advances Microfluidic Applications

November 21, 2013 5:07 pm | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Microfluidics specialist Dolomite announced the launch of its Membrane Chip Interface, a novel device designed specifically for in-line liquid-liquid separation, liquid-liquid contacting, dead-end and cross-flow filtration, and electrochemistry applications.

Gene Sequencing Devices Are ‘Next Generation’

November 21, 2013 3:10 pm | by Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., Director, CDRH | Blogs | Comments

Just for a moment, imagine a scenario in which you have an illness that has eluded diagnosis. The usual suspects have been ruled out and no one knows exactly what’s making you sick. Using medical devices that FDA has now cleared for marketing...

Benefits for Humanity: The Sound of Life

November 21, 2013 1:56 pm | by NASA | News | Comments

Ultrasound and remote medicine methods that are in use aboard the International Space Station have been adapted for use on Earth to save lives around the world. This example, along with a few of the many benefits provided by research performed...

Photos of the Day: Diagnostic Diapers

November 21, 2013 10:48 am | by Grand Challenges Canada | News | Comments

Rotavirus is the most common cause of severe diarrhea that annually kills 500,000 children under age five and hospitalizes millions more. India’s Achira Labs is creating a fabric-based chip that, when integrated into disposable diapers, will help...

83 Global Health Innovations Receive Grand Challenges Canada Funding

November 21, 2013 10:34 am | by Grand Challenges Canada | News | Comments

Grand Challenges Canada, funded by the Government of Canada, today extends seed grants of $100,000 each to 83 inventive new ideas for addressing health problems in resource-poor countries. The Grand Challenges Canada "Stars in Global Health"...

VuCOMP Strikes Partnership with Konica Minolta Medical Imaging

November 21, 2013 7:30 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

VuCOMP, Inc. today announced an agreement with Konica Minolta Medical Imaging to include VuCOMP’s M-Vu CAD, the first mammography CAD product clinically proven in a pivotal reader study, as companion technology for Konica Minolta’s high...

CIVCO Advances Real-Time Planning for Brachytherapy with New EX3™ Stepper

November 20, 2013 12:49 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

CIVCO Medical Solutions advances the standard in real-time planning with FDA 510(k) clearance of the EX3 Stepper for Low Dose Rate (LDR) and High Dose Rate (HDR) ultrasound-guided brachytherapy for prostate cancer detection and treatment...

Robotic System Enables Minimally Invasive Virtual Autopsies

November 20, 2013 11:45 am | by Virtopsy Project | Videos | Comments

The Virtopsy project, a multi-disciplinary project that involves forensic science, diagnostic imaging, computer science, automation technology, telematics and biomechanics, aims to develop new techniques to improve the outcome of forensic...

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