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NIH Creates Network to Tackle Mysterious Diseases

July 2, 2014 11:09 am | by Lauran Neergaard, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

The government is expanding its "mystery disease" program, funding a network at six universities around the country to help diagnose patients with diseases so rare they've been told they're undiagnosable. The National Institutes of Health has...

Biomarker Predicts Effectiveness of Brain Cancer Treatment

July 2, 2014 10:43 am | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a new biomarker that predicts whether glioblastoma – the most common form of primary brain cancer – will respond to chemotherapy. The findings are...

China’s Diagnostic X-Ray Imaging Market Value to Hit $1 Billion by 2020

July 2, 2014 10:12 am | by GlobalData | News | Comments

China will witness significant growth in its diagnostic X-ray imaging market, rising from $528 million in 2012 to hit the billion-dollar mark by 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 9.6%, says research and consulting firm GlobalData...

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HotSpot: Wireless, Connected Chemistry Analyzer

July 2, 2014 9:30 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

CenLab is a handheld, wireless, connected chemistry analyzer. It allows for automated, and better yet cost effective, analysis of body fluids and water quality. It eliminates trips to the doctor by providing ubiquitous, instantaneous, urinalysis...

Global Ultrasound Devices Market Expected to Reach USD 8.71 Billion in 2019

July 2, 2014 9:09 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Ultrasound Devices Market (By Product Type - Cart/Trolley Based Ultrasound Devices and Compact Ultrasound Devices, By Technology - 2-D, 3-D & 4-D, Doppler, HIFU...

Efforts to Cut Unnecessary Blood Testing Bring Major Decreases in Healthcare Spending

July 2, 2014 8:29 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center used two relatively simple tactics to significantly reduce the number of unnecessary blood tests to assess symptoms of heart attack and chest pain and to achieve a large decrease in patient...

'Molecular Movies' Will Enable Extraordinary Gains in Bioimaging, Health Research

July 2, 2014 8:20 am | by Oregon State University | News | Comments

Researchers have announced the creation of an imaging technology more powerful than anything that has existed before, and is fast enough to observe life processes as they actually happen at the molecular level. Chemical and biological actions...

Telemedicine for Patients with Chronic Liver Diseases

July 2, 2014 8:17 am | by Fraunhofer | News | Comments

Although telemedicine could improve the quality of life of patients with chronic liver diseases, viable home care systems are still lacking. Scientists working on the EU-project “d-LIVER” mean to remedy this situation. Initial results have...

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Electronics-to-Wear Light Up Healthcare

July 1, 2014 11:33 am | by CORDIS | News | Comments

For most electronic circuit boards, if you try to bend them, they snap and are rendered useless. But this is set to change. A European research project called PLACE-IT has come up with a new type of flexible electronics that won’t break...

Managing the Data Jungle

July 1, 2014 11:23 am | by Fraunhofer-Institut fuer Angewandte Informationstechnik (FIT) | News | Comments

Many biology labs fight with a glut of measurement data. New software aims to make this a thing of the past: it simplifies laboratory experiment evaluation and unifies how data is saved. It even identifies measurement errors on the spot...

Mobile Health Devices Market to Grow 8-Fold to $41.8 Billion in 2023

July 1, 2014 9:26 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Driven by adoption of vital signs monitoring and in vitro diagnostic (IVD) devices, the mobile health (mHealth) market will grow eight-fold from $5.1 billion in 2013 to $41.8 billion in 2023, according to Lux Research. Clinical mHealth devices...

Muscle-Powered Bio-Bots Walk on Command

June 30, 2014 4:09 pm | by Liz Ahlberg, University of Illinois | News | Comments

Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign demonstrated a class of walking “bio-bots” powered by muscle cells and controlled with electrical pulses, giving researchers unprecedented command over their function. The group...

Photos of the Day: Bio-Bots Could Stroll Through the Body

June 30, 2014 4:09 pm | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

Tiny walking “bio-bots” are powered by muscle cells and controlled by an electric field. The new bio-bots are powered by a strip of skeletal muscle cells that can be triggered by an electric pulse. This gives the researchers a simple way to control the...

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GE Healthcare Introduces a New Level of Cardiovascular Ultrasound Performance

June 30, 2014 3:44 pm | by GE Healthcare | News | Comments

GE Healthcare has announced clearance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new Vivid T8 cardiovascular ultrasound device. The 129-pound, mobile system features innovative quantitative features, stress echo and TEE capabilities...

Roche Launches Fully Automated Urine Testing Analyzer

June 30, 2014 11:52 am | by Roche | News | Comments

Roche has announced the launch of cobas 6500, a fully automated urine testing system that consists of two modular analyzers combining urine strip testing and digital urinary microscopy. The system tests for 23 parameters to help diagnose...

Single-Pixel 'Multiplex' Captures Elusive Terahertz Images

June 30, 2014 10:59 am | by Boston College | News | Comments

A novel metamaterial enables a fast, efficient and high-fidelity terahertz radiation imaging system capable of manipulating the stubborn electromagnetic waves, advancing a technology with potential applications in medical and security imaging...

Watching Individual Neurons Respond to Magnetic Therapy

June 30, 2014 10:50 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

Engineers and neuroscientists at Duke University have developed a method to measure the response of an individual neuron to transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) of the brain. The advance will help researchers understand the underlying...

Trends and Developments in the European Companion Diagnostics Market

June 27, 2014 4:04 pm | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Frost & Sullivan recently released a report entitled, “Western European Companion Diagnostics Market.” This study provides a global outlook of the companion diagnostics market, specifically focusing on Western Europe. The report discusses...

Nanopore Technique Rapidly Decodes Long DNA Strands

June 27, 2014 2:52 pm | by Michael McCarthy, University of Washington | News | Comments

A low-cost technology may make it possible to read long sequences of DNA far more quickly than current techniques. The research advances a technology, called nanopore DNA sequencing. If perfected it could someday be used to create handheld...

Telemedicine Catches Blinding Disease in Premature Babies

June 27, 2014 11:48 am | by National Institutes of Health | News | Comments

Telemedicine is an effective strategy to screen for the potentially blinding disease known as retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), according to a study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI). The investigators say that the approach, if adopted...

Bioengineer Demos Medtech Innovations at White House Maker Faire

June 27, 2014 11:26 am | by Kris Newby, Stanford | News | Comments

Recently Manu Prakash, Ph.D., assistant professor of bioengineering, received a call he couldn’t refuse: an invitation to attend the first-ever White House Maker Faire to show attendees how to build a 50-cent microscope out of laser-cut paper...

A Non-Invasive Cancer Test Expands Laboratory

June 27, 2014 9:59 am | by ONCOblot Labs | News | Comments

Cancer is rarely black and white, and it's no small matter no matter how small, but a new discovery in the field of cancer screenings has come to light that signals a shift to an earlier, more certain and specific cancer diagnosis. That...

Blood Test for Predicting Breast Cancer

June 27, 2014 9:44 am | by University College London | News | Comments

A simple blood test is currently in development that could help predict the likelihood of a woman developing breast cancer, even in the absence of a high-risk BRCA1 gene mutation, according to research published in the open access journal...

2014/2015 Buyers' Guide Digital Edition

June 26, 2014 4:57 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

The MDT Buyers' Guide is a comprehensive directory that includes an array of technology and service categories critical to designers and manufacturers of medical devices. From products to services, the Guide covers a full range of resources needed...

Resistance to Antibiotics: New Rapid Diagnosis

June 26, 2014 10:25 am | by Université de Fribourg | News | Comments

A rapid diagnostic test for multi-resistance to broad-spectrum antibiotics has just been developed at the University of Fribourg. Prof Patrice Nordmann and Dr. Laurent Poirel of the Medical and Molecular Microbiology Unit have been...   

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