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New Test Increases Sensitivity of HPV Detection in Cancer

June 3, 2014 10:25 am | by Sanford Health | News | Comments

Researchers from Sanford Health and Chronix Biomedical announced that results from a pilot study demonstrating the utility of a new cancer panel to detect previously undetected viral and cancer mutations were reported in a poster presentation...

One Step Closer to a Breath Test for Lung Cancer

June 2, 2014 12:16 pm | by University of Colorado Denver | News | Comments

Results of a University of Colorado Cancer Center study presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) show that a test of organic compounds in exhaled breath can not only distinguish patients with...

Photos of the Day: Stitching Soft Medical Machines

June 2, 2014 12:08 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers have used a standard sewing machine to create this new type of low-cost flexible metal interconnect for "soft" robotics, wearable electronics and implantable medical systems that might be made of elastic materials capable of...

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Simple Sewing Machine Has High-Tech Role in Future 'Soft' Machines

June 2, 2014 12:07 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

The humble sewing machine could play a key role in creating "soft" robotics, wearable electronics and implantable medical systems made of elastic materials that are capable of extreme stretching. New stretchable technologies could lead to...

Preventing Dementia with Brain Health Assessment (Infographic)

June 2, 2014 11:43 am | by Acuity Games | News | Comments

Acuity Games, a leader in brain health assessment-based brain games for iOS, has unveiled an infographic titled "Preventing Dementia with Brain Health Assessment." The infographic provides an overview of the impending global dementia epidemic...

Breaking Down the Regulation of LDTs

June 2, 2014 11:34 am | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

I received a copy of a letter that Bradley M. Thompson, JD, and James A. Boiani, JD, attorneys at Epstein Becker Green, recently sent to FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg. The attorneys sent this letter on behalf of the Combination Products...

Sizable Number of Acquisitions and Joint Ventures in Molecular Diagnostics

June 2, 2014 11:29 am | by Kalorama Information | News | Comments

Molecular Diagnostic companies are partnering to survive, according to Kalorama Information. The healthcare market research publisher said that the 5.5 billion dollar molecular diagnostics grew by combination last year. Where possible...  

Hydrogel Can Move Through Body Similar to a Worm

June 2, 2014 10:57 am | by University of Cincinnati | News | Comments

Next time you spot an earthworm sliding through fresh dirt, take a closer look. What you're seeing is an organic movement called peristaltic locomotion that has been meticulously refined by nature. Jarod Gregory, an undergraduate student in...

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'Quadrapeutics' Works in Preclinical Study of Hard-to-Treat Tumors

June 2, 2014 10:46 am | by Rice University | News | Comments

The first preclinical study of a new Rice University-developed anti-cancer technology found that a novel combination of existing clinical treatments can instantaneously detect and kill only cancer cells – often by blowing them apart – without...

Grant Will Further Investigation of Alternative Method of Detecting, Treating Breast Cancer

May 30, 2014 3:18 pm | by University of Arkansas, Fayetteville | News | Comments

The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year, $388,913 grant to an electrical engineering professor at the University of Arkansas to further her work on an alternative, noninvasive method of detecting breast cancer in excised...

New Test Measuring Cell Bioenergetic Health Could Become Key Tool in Personalized Medicine

May 30, 2014 3:15 pm | by University of Alabama at Birmingham | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine have created an experimental blood test that, for the first time, determines a “Bioenergetic Health Index,” or BHI, by gauging the performance of mitochondria, the...

Using Gold Nanoprobes to Unlock Your Genetic Profile

May 30, 2014 2:58 pm | by A*STAR | News | Comments

A fast and cost-effective genetic test to determine the correct dosage of blood thinning drugs for the treatment of stroke, heart problems and deep vein thrombosis has been developed by researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and...

Physicians Turn to Digital Tools to Boost Patient Outcomes

May 30, 2014 11:57 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

As U.S. healthcare providers reorient their practices to meet outcomes-based incentives, many are looking to patient-facing digital tools to help them meet those goals, according to data from Manhattan Research's Taking the Pulse U.S. 2014...

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System Isolates and Captures Circulating Tumor Cells from Blood Sample

May 30, 2014 10:59 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Clearbridge BioMedics will launch its ClearCell FX System at the upcoming American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2014 Annual Meeting. This is Clearbridge BioMedics' next-generation device that is able to isolate and capture circulating...

Dako and Merck to Collaborate on Companion Diagnostic Cancer Test

May 30, 2014 10:35 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Dako, an Agilent Technologies company and a worldwide provider of cancer diagnostics , today announced a collaboration with Merck & Co., Inc. ( known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, through an affiliate) to develop a companion...

FDA Allows Marketing of Blood Test to Identify Cause of Certain Kidney Disease

May 30, 2014 9:42 am | by FDA | News | Comments

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed marketing of the first test that can help determine if a specific type of kidney disease, called membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN), is due to the body’s rejection of its own kidney tissue...

Samsung Envisions Wearables Using Common System

May 29, 2014 4:34 pm | by Anick Jesdanun - AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Health sensors and devices can get better if rival companies work together, Samsung executives said Wednesday. The South Korean company pushed for a common system so that different manufacturers — from startups to established companies... 

Meet Three Medical Design Excellence Award Finalists

May 29, 2014 4:28 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

What do an inexpensive HIV test, a robot that connects doctors to remote patients, and a vest used to help relieve anxiety, have in common? They are just three of the 50+ product finalists being recognized at this year's Medical Design... 

Study Affirms Value of Epigenetic Test for Markers of Prostate Cancer

May 28, 2014 3:18 pm | by Johns Hopkins University | News | Comments

A multicenter team of researchers report that a commercial test designed to rule out the presence of genetic biomarkers of prostate cancer may be accurate enough to exclude the need for repeat prostate biopsies in many — if not most — men...

IDEM Calls for Paper-Submissions by June 23

May 28, 2014 2:21 pm | by International Electron Devices Meeting | News | Comments

The 60th annual IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) has issued a Call for Papers seeking the world's best original work in all areas of microelectronics research and development. The paper submission deadline is Monday, June 23...

First HD Single-Channel Therapeutic Gastroscope for Advanced Diagnosis and Treatment

May 28, 2014 11:55 am | by Olympus | News | Comments

Olympus, a global technology leader in delivering innovative diagnostic and therapeutic solutions for medical and surgical procedures, among other core businesses, announced today the commercial availability of its 510(k) cleared, next-generation...

Detecting Lung Cancer Earlier Using Mucus from Lungs

May 28, 2014 11:44 am | by VisionGate Inc. | News | Comments

VisionGate Inc., an in vitro diagnostics company that is developing a revolutionary, non-invasive test for the early detection of lung cancer and other applications, announced that positive results from a clinical study of its LuCED lung...

High Speed Gesture Recognition for zSpace 3D Display

May 27, 2014 12:28 pm | by Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory | Videos | Comments

In collaboration with zSpace, we developed high speed hand gesture recognition system and combined it with a 3D virtual holographic display system developed by zSpace. By integrating these two systems, an immersive virtual environment can...

Artificial Lung the Size of a Sugar Cube

May 27, 2014 12:24 pm | by Fraunhofer Institute | News | Comments

What medications can be used to treat lung cancer, and how effective are they? Until now, drug companies have had to rely on animal testing to find out. But in the future, a new 3D model lung is set to achieve more precise results and...  

Compact and Extremely Small-Scale Incubator Microscope to Examine Cells in Time Lapse

May 27, 2014 12:04 pm | by Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering | News | Comments

Biologists and doctors rely heavily on incubators and microscopes. Now the Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering IBMT has come up with a novel solution that combines the functions of both these tools in a compact and extremely small...

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