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NTU Boosts Research with Launch of State-of-the-Art Electron Microscopy Lab

October 25, 2013 10:10 am | by Nanyang Technological University | News | Comments

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has launched a new electron microscopy lab led by world renowned scientist Professor Daniela Rhodes. Named the NTU Cryo-Electron Microscopy Laboratory, it is also the world’s first university research facility to be ...

Researchers Develop Label-Free Automatic Cancer Diagnostics

October 25, 2013 10:04 am | by Ruhr-Universität Bochum | News | Comments

Researchers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have developed a new spectroscopic method to support pathologists in diagnosing cancer. In the Journal of Biophotonics and the Analyst they compared conventional procedures for ...  

Sorting Cells by Stiffness to Spot Disease

October 24, 2013 4:00 pm | by John Toon, Georgia Tech | News | Comments

Research into the stiffness of diseased cells is lacking, in part due to limits in technology. Researchers have developed a new technology to sort human cells according to their stiffness, which might one day help doctors identify certain diseases in patients. The research team hopes ...


The Pulse: Smelling Salmonella & Biomedical Experiments in Space

October 23, 2013 5:28 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on The Pulse, we are designing medical devices for space, diagnosing the undiagnosable, reconstructing vessels in 3D, and smelling salmonella so we don’t get sick with a new ...          

X-Ray Van Drives Around London Giving Free Check-Ups

October 23, 2013 1:57 pm | by Maria Cheng, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

London is famed for its historic sites, its double-decker buses and its West End shows, but the city now has a more dubious distinction: Britain's public health agency says it has become the tuberculosis capital of Western Europe.   

Paper-Based Device Could Bring Medical Testing to Remote Locales

October 23, 2013 1:53 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

In remote regions of the world where electricity is hard to come by and scientific instruments are even scarcer, conducting medical tests at a doctor's office or medical lab is rarely an option.         

NIH awards UT Southwestern $28.6M Clinical and Translational Science Award

October 22, 2013 3:07 pm | by UT Southwestern Medical Center | News | Comments

UT Southwestern Medical Center has received a new $28.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to promote rapid translation of basic laboratory findings into patient care. The grant, a Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA), will be administered through ...

Personalis Launches the ACE Clinical Exome

October 21, 2013 2:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Personalis has announced the launch of an early access program to the Personalis ACE Clinical Exome™, a single test that integrates enhanced exome sequencing with genome-wide structural variant detection to increase diagnostic yield. “Personalis’ goal is to ...


Rice Team Rises to Big-Data Breast Cancer Challenge

October 18, 2013 2:38 pm | by Rice University | News | Comments

A colorful wheel developed by Rice University bioengineers to visualize protein interactions has won an international competition for novel strategies to study the roots of breast cancer. The winning BioWheel by the Rice lab of bioengineer Amina Qutub...

Cleveland Clinic Names Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2014

October 18, 2013 12:26 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Cleveland Clinic today announced its eighth annual list of Top 10 Medical Innovations that will have a major impact on improving patient care within the next year. The list includes a bionic eye, a neurostimulator for epilepsy and fecal transplantation...

Photos of the Day: Top 10 Medical Innovations for 2014

October 18, 2013 12:19 pm | by Cleveland Clinic | News | Comments

Cleveland Clinic's Medical Innovations for 2014 list includes a new computer-assisted, personalized sedation station; a treatment breakthrough for acute heart disease; an implanted neurological device for epileptic seizures; and a "bionic eye." See what's #1...

3D Images Generated from PET/CT Scans Help Surgeons Envision Tumors

October 18, 2013 11:11 am | by Jefferson Medical College | News | Comments

Researchers at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia have developed a hologram-like display of a patient’s organs that surgeons can use to plan surgery. This approach uses molecular PET/CT images of a patient to rapidly create a 3D image of...

Toolkit Offers Innovative Data Discovery Resource for Biomedical Researchers

October 17, 2013 12:15 pm | by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia | News | Comments

Biomedical researchers often confront large quantities of information that may be amassed in many forms: vital signs, blood cell counts, lengthy DNA sequences, bar graphs, MRIs, patient demographics, and so much more. How do researchers... 


Separating the Good from the Bad in Bacteria

October 17, 2013 12:02 pm | by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office | News | Comments

MIT researchers have developed a new microfluidic device that could speed the monitoring of bacterial infections associated with cystic fibrosis and other diseases. The new microfluidic chip is etched with tiny channels, each resembling an...

Brain Scans Show Unusual Activity in Retired American Football Players

October 17, 2013 11:46 am | by Imperial College London | News | Comments

A new study has discovered profound abnormalities in brain activity in a group of retired American football players. Although the former players in the study were not diagnosed with any neurological condition, brain imaging tests revealed unusual...

Tracing Nervous Disorders in Humans

October 17, 2013 11:28 am | by Aarhus University | News | Comments

What do pigs, jellyfish and zebrafish have in common? It might be hard to discern the connection, but the different species are all pieces in a puzzle. A puzzle which is itself part of a larger picture of solving the riddles of diseases in humans...

Blood Test Can Differentiate Between Benign Lung Nodules and Early Stage Lung Cancer

October 17, 2013 11:21 am | by Indi (Integrated Diagnostics) | News | Comments

Indi, an emerging leader in molecular diagnostics, today announced the results of a major study which suggests that quantifying a combination of blood proteins can distinguish between benign lung nodules and early-stage lung cancer with high...

Schizophrenia Linked to Abnormal Brain Waves

October 17, 2013 11:15 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Schizophrenia patients usually suffer from a breakdown of organized thought, often accompanied by delusions or hallucinations. For the first time, MIT neuroscientists have observed the neural activity that appears to produce this disordered...

Molecular Imaging, Inc. And Oncotest GmbH Bring The Power Of In Vivo Imaging To Patient Derived Tumor Xenografts

October 17, 2013 9:53 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Molecular Imaging, Inc. and Oncotest GmbH announced today that they have entered into a collaboration and co-promotion agreement to apply Molecular Imaging's experience and expertise in in-vivo pre-clinical Imaging to the pioneering Patient...

Enzo Biochem’s Clinical Lab and Biotech Leader DiaSorin Collaborate to Provide Advanced Clinical Technologies

October 17, 2013 9:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Enzo Biochem, Inc. today announced its Enzo Clinical Labs unit has entered into a collaboration with Italy-based DiaSorin, a global leader in the field of biotechnologies, that will enable the Lab to provide physician-clients in metropolitan New York...

Finding Blood Clots Before They Wreak Havoc

October 16, 2013 11:26 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Life-threatening blood clots can form in anyone who sits on a plane for a long time, is confined to bed while recovering from surgery, or takes certain medications.There is no fast and easy way to diagnose these clots. However, new technology from MIT...

Organs-on-Chips for Drug Safety Testing

October 16, 2013 10:50 am | by Wyss Institute | News | Comments

Today the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and AstraZeneca announced a collaboration that will leverage the Institute's Organs-on-Chips technologies to better predict safety of drugs in humans... 

CardioDx IPO may fetch $86.3 million

October 16, 2013 10:29 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

CardioDx is planning something big, although it hasn't released the full details of its upcoming initial public offering. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based genetic testing company filed preliminary documents for a maximum aggregate offering of up to $86.3 million...

Sartorius and BD Cooperate in the Area of Microbiological Diagnostics

October 16, 2013 3:00 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Sartorius Stedim Biotech, a leading international pharma and biotech supplier, and BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD, a leading global medical technology company, today announced a collaboration to develop, manufacture and market various... 

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...

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