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Ear Infection Diagnosis with a Smartphone

October 28, 2013 12:10 pm | by American Academy of Pediatrics | News | Comments

A new, smartphone-enabled otoscope provides clear, transmittable images of the ear drum, or tympanic membrane, which someday may allow for ear infection diagnosis without a visit to the doctor's office, according to an abstract presented...

3D Imaging Platform Accurately Detects Lung Cancer in Sputum

October 28, 2013 12:07 pm | by BLL Partners, LLC | News | Comments

Data at IASLC demonstrate feasibility of using sputum and the Cell-CT platform to non-invasively detect the presence or absence of lung cancer; initially for adjunctive use with x-ray CT screening to address high rate of false positive results...

BUSM Researchers Identify Molecule that Could Aid Lung Cancer Detection, Treatment

October 28, 2013 11:41 am | by Boston University Medical Center | News | Comments

Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have discovered a molecule that could help lead to the non-invasive detection of lung cancer as well as its treatment. Using RNA sequencing, the team looked at airway epithelial cells and...

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GVSU Students Contribute to Growing Medical Field

October 28, 2013 11:39 am | by Grand Valley State University | News | Comments

A group of students and faculty at Grand Valley State University have been working with Van Andel Institute to develop new methods to further a growing medical field that aims to improve early detection of cancer and disease. Anthony Chang...

Photos of the Day: Biology in 3D

October 28, 2013 11:31 am | by NIH | News | Comments

Using a new type of microscopy developed in the High Resolution Optical Imaging lab at the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, researchers in Hari Shroff's lab are able to view individual blood cells moving through a live...

New Microscopes Reveal Live, Developing Cells in Unprecedented 3D Clarity

October 28, 2013 11:08 am | by NIH | News | Comments

Researchers at NIH have developed two new microscopes, both the first of their kind. The first captures small, fast moving organisms at an unprecedented rate and the second displays large cell samples in three dimensions while decreasing the...

Pain Processes in Tennis Elbow Illuminated by PET Scanning

October 28, 2013 10:52 am | by Uppsala University | News | Comments

Physiological processes in soft tissue pain such as chronic tennis elbow can be explored using diagnostic imaging methods. This is demonstrated by researchers from Uppsala University and the results are now being published in the prestigious...

High Quality Image Solution Powers Groundbreaking Innovation in 3D Mammography

October 25, 2013 2:41 pm | by Adam Scraba, NVIDIA | NVIDIA Corporation | Articles | Comments

Fujifilm's AMULET is the first 3D mammography tool that is based on stereoscopic imaging. AMULET captures images at zero degree and four degree views, mimicking the left-eye/right-eye perspective employed in stereoscopic 3D filmmaking...  

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FDA Approves GE Brain Imaging Tool for Alzheimer's

October 25, 2013 1:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a radioactive imaging chemical from General Electric to help screen patients for Alzheimer's disease and dementia. The drug, Vizamyl, is an injection of radioactive material designed to...

Portable Vision Screening Devices Identify Problems in Young Children

October 25, 2013 11:49 am | by American Academy of Pediatrics | News | Comments

Portable screening devices allow pediatricians to successfully screen children for vision problems, including amblyopia, according to an abstract presented Oct. 25 at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition...

'High-Risk' Organs Safe When Screened with Current Methods

October 25, 2013 11:46 am | by American Society of Nephrology | News | Comments

Approximately 10% of deceased donor kidneys are considered "high-risk" for infection (HIV, HCV, HBV) and disease transmission according to criteria set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But new research suggests that many of...

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 ...  

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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 ...          

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...

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