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Paper-Based Diagnostic Test Could Curb Hepatitis C

May 21, 2014 2:59 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

To the relief of patients diagnosed with hepatitis C, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved two new treatments late last year, and a few more are on the way. Now scientists are solving another side of the disease’s problem: identifying...

UCI School of Medicine First to Integrate Google Glass into Curriculum

May 21, 2014 12:14 pm | by UC Irvine | News | Comments

As physicians and surgeons explore how to use Google Glass, the UC Irvine School of Medicine is taking steps to become the first in the nation to integrate the wearable computer into its four-year curriculum – from first- and second-year...

Bringing Advanced Imaging to Patients via the Sea

May 21, 2014 12:07 pm | by GE | Videos | Comments

Dr. Keigo Yasukawa runs the Dr. GON clinic, which provides care to many elderly residents in Miyakojima island, population 54,000. The island sits some 200 miles due east of the northern tip of Taiwan and Yasukawa, who was born on Miyakojima...

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Studying Cancer in Space

May 21, 2014 11:24 am | by NASA/Johnson Space Center | News | Comments

The multi-national efforts that go into research aboard the International Space Station show that working together can yield results with universal benefits. This is especially the case when talking about human health concerns such as...  

New Laser to Watch DNA-Proteins Interactions

May 21, 2014 10:15 am | by youris.com | News | Comments

Within the framework of the European ATLAS project, a team of researchers in Naples has created a LASER-based prototype that could revolutionize medicine and our knowledge of the human genome. The project, brainchild of brother...

New Technology Supports Diabetic Patients and Their Doctors

May 21, 2014 10:05 am | by European Commission, CORDIS | News | Comments

Diabetes affects around 10% of the population; according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). The disease places a huge financial burden on healthcare systems, and also leads to early death and poor quality of life. However, patients...

First Ever Fertility and Ovulation Monitor Used With Saliva

May 21, 2014 8:50 am | by Hilin Life Products | News | Comments

Do 7.3 million women in US alone, still need to suffer from infertility, especially when 5 million of them are fertile, and still cannot conceive, meanwhile 65 percent of these women still continue to take infertility treatment for the second...

Prolaris Test Predicts Mortality Risk in Prostate Cancer Biopsy Study

May 21, 2014 8:34 am | by Myriad Genetics Inc. | News | Comments

Myriad Genetics, Inc. presented new data from a clinical validation study of Prolaris at the 2014 American Urological Association (AUA) Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla. The study is the largest validation study to date of any gene-based...

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Ultra-Sensitive Nano-Chip for Early Cancer Detection

May 20, 2014 2:16 pm | by The Institute of Photonic Sciences | News | Comments

An international team of researchers led by ICREA Professor at ICFO Romain Quidant, report on the successful development of a “lab-on-a-chip” platform capable of detecting protein cancer markers in the blood using the very latest advances...

New 'T-Ray' Tech Converts Light to Sound for Medical Imaging

May 20, 2014 11:47 am | by University of Michigan | News | Comments

A device that essentially listens for light waves could help open up the last frontier of the electromagnetic spectrum—the terahertz range. So-called T-rays, which are light waves too long for human eyes to see, could help airport security...

Financial Pressures in Healthcare Driving Need for Operating Room Outsourcing

May 20, 2014 11:15 am | by Accenture | Articles | Comments

Financial pressures intensify throughout the healthcare industry. Consider the business of manufacturing medical equipment, such as patient monitoring devices and anesthesia machines, and selling them to hospitals for use in operating room...

Optical Brain Scanner Goes Where Other Brain Scanners Can't

May 20, 2014 11:11 am | by Washington University School of Medicine | News | Comments

Scientists have advanced a brain-scanning technology that tracks what the brain is doing by shining dozens of tiny LED lights on the head. This new generation of neuroimaging compares favorably to other approaches but avoids the radiation...

Project Aims to Develop Tech for Early and Precise Diagnosis of Skin Cancer

May 20, 2014 10:20 am | by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) | News | Comments

The Centre for Sensor, Instrument and Systems Development (CD6), located on the Terrassa Campus of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya BarcelonaTech (UPC), is leading the European research project Diagnoptics, the aim of which is to...

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First 3D Simulation of the Human Heart

May 20, 2014 9:00 am | by Dassault Systèmes | News | Comments

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today unveiled the world’s first realistic 3D simulation model of the human heart. Developed with...

Urine Test Could Help Clinicians Spot Blood Clots in At-Risk Patients

May 19, 2014 1:38 pm | by American Thoracic Society | News | Comments

A new study by researchers from California and Canada indicates a simple urine test can indicate the presence of venous thromboembolism, a blood clot that has broken free from its point of origin and which travels through the bloodstream...

Bacteria in Mouth May Diagnose Pancreatic Cancer

May 19, 2014 11:17 am | by American Society for Microbiology | News | Comments

Patients with pancreatic cancer have a different and distinct profile of specific bacteria in their saliva compared to healthy controls and even patients with other cancers or pancreatic diseases, according to research presented today... 

Illuminating Neuron Activity in 3-D

May 19, 2014 11:03 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Researchers at MIT and the University of Vienna have created an imaging system that reveals neural activity throughout the brains of living animals. This technique, the first that can generate 3-D movies of entire brains at the millisecond...

Global Market for Biomarkers to Reach $53.6 Billion in 2018

May 19, 2014 10:44 am | by BCC Research | News | Comments

According to a new report from BCC Research, the global market for biomarkers is expected to grow to $53.6 billion by 2018, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.8%. The bioinformatics category, the fastest moving segment...

First Patient Enrolled in Proof-of-Concept Blood Test to Detect Breast Cancer

May 19, 2014 10:14 am | by Provista Diagnostics Inc. | News | Comments

Provista Diagnostics, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company developing and commercializing proteomic-based diagnostic, prognostic and monitoring tests for cancers affecting women, today announced that the first patient has been enrolled...

Assessing FDA’s Crackdown of 23andMe

May 19, 2014 9:14 am | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Last November, FDA ordered 23andMe (Mountain View, CA) to discontinue offering its direct-to-consumer DNA testing service, which provided individuals with assessments of their genetic risk for nearly 200 diseases. Many had praised 23andMe’s...

Microfluidic-Based Point of Care, a Must-Have For Diagnostic Companies

May 19, 2014 9:00 am | by Yole Développement | News | Comments

“Diagnostic companies confirm the adoption of microfluidic technologies for point of care testing”, announces Dr Benjamin Roussel, Activity Leader, Medical Technologies, from Yole Développement. Indeed the point of care market’s contribution...

High Sensitivity and Specificity in LuCED Test to Help Detect Lung Cancer Earlier

May 19, 2014 8:48 am | by VisionGate Inc. | News | Comments

The study demonstrates three major advantages to incorporating the LuCED lung test into the diagnostic algorithm: high sensitivity, exceedingly high specificity and the ability to detect cancer cells in stages I and II. “Early detection..."

Better Malaria Detector Wins MIT $100K Competition

May 16, 2014 12:07 pm | by Rob Matheson, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Talk about resourcefulness: An MIT team that has leveraged two novelty items to more rapidly and accurately diagnose one of the world’s most deadly diseases — malaria — captured the grand prize at last night’s MIT $100K Entrepreneurship...

New Tool to Grow Cancer Cells Streamlines Laboratory Research

May 16, 2014 11:58 am | by Georgetown University Medical Center | News | Comments

A new technique that allows the growth of both normal and cancer cells and keeps them alive indefinitely is transforming and expediting basic cancer research, say investigators from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. The...  

DoD Funds Terahertz-Range Metamaterials Research

May 16, 2014 11:49 am | by Penn State | News | Comments

Metamaterials research having potential applications in high-speed data transmission, medical imaging and other kinds of imaging and remote sensing is the focus of a U.S. Department of Defense project funded for five years at $7.5 million...

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