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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...

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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...

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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...   

Insertable Cardiac Monitors Detect Afib in Stroke Patients Better Than Standard Care

June 26, 2014 9:34 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic Inc. has announced results from the CRYSTAL AF (CRYptogenic STroke And underLying Atrial Fibrillation) Clinical Trial have been published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The Trial found that continuous cardiac monitoring...

LifeCodexx Expands Its PraenaTest Spectrum and Reports Positive Reimbursement Decision in Germany

June 25, 2014 10:55 am | by B3C newswire | News | Comments

PraenaTest, Europe‘s first non-invasive molecular genetic prenatal diagnostic test (NIPT) to determine fetal chromosome disorders from maternal blood, now comprises two additional test options. One new option allows physicians to add the...

Quick, Easy, Inexpensive Cortisol Testing on All Smartphones

June 25, 2014 10:12 am | by The Endocrine Society | News | Comments

Researchers have developed a device that uses any smartphone to measure the cortisol concentration in saliva. The device was presented Tuesday, June 24, at ICE/ENDO 2014, the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and The Endocrine...

New Device Could Improve Biomarker Analyses

June 25, 2014 9:38 am | by KTH The Royal Institute of Technology | News | Comments

A device proposed by researchers at Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology could offer a more reliable alternative for detecting biomarkers in patients facing such illnesses as cancer or malaria. Whether to extract circulating tumour...

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Verigene Enteric Pathogens Test Receives FDA Clearance

June 25, 2014 8:58 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Nanosphere Inc., a company enhancing the practice of medicine through targeted molecular diagnostics, today announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the bacterial portion of its Verigene Enteric...

3-D Mammogram Scans May Find More Breast Cancer

June 25, 2014 8:48 am | by Lindsey Tanner - AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

3-D mammograms may be better at finding cancer than regular scans, a large study suggests, although whether that means saving more lives isn't known. The study involved almost half a million breast scans, with more than one-third of them...

New Particle-Sorting Method Breaks Speed Records

June 25, 2014 8:25 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Researchers compare the processing of biological fluid samples with searching for a needle in a haystack — only in this case, the haystack could be diagnostic samples, and the needle might be tumor cells present in just parts-per-million...

Photos of the Day: High-Speed Diagnostics

June 25, 2014 8:24 am | by MIT News Office | News | Comments

Researchers compare the processing of biological fluid samples with searching for a needle in a haystack — only in this case, the haystack could be diagnostic samples, and the needle might be tumor cells present in just parts-per-million...

A New Tool for the Early Detection of Heart Failure

June 24, 2014 11:49 am | by Marlene Cimons, National Science Foundation | News | Comments

Until recently, a reliable, low-cost, non-invasive method to measure changes that occur in the water content of the lungs did not exist. Yet, having such a device could be an important tool for the early detection of heart failure, which...

The Goose Bump Sensor

June 24, 2014 11:29 am | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | News | Comments

Can emotional states be measured quantitatively, and if so what would advertising, manufacturing and social media companies do with that data? Imagine a world in which a consumer's real-time physical and emotional response helped to determine...

Grant Funds Development of Bladder Cancer Detection Device

June 24, 2014 11:12 am | by University of Texas at Arlington | News | Comments

A multi-institutional research team has received a $480,000 National Science Foundation grant to build an inexpensive device that uses nanotechnology and a simple urine test to detect the most miniscule amount of bladder cancer cells in a...

Research Finds that Cell Phones Reflect Our Personal Microbiome

June 24, 2014 11:04 am | by PeerJ | News | Comments

Smartphones are everywhere, and they may be smarter than you think. Our cell phones actually reflect the personal microbial world of their owners, with potential implications for their use as bacterial and environmental sensors, according...

Computer-Aided Diagnosis of Rare Genetic Disorders from Family Snaps

June 24, 2014 10:52 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

Computer analysis of photographs could help doctors diagnose which condition a child with a rare genetic disorder has, say Oxford University researchers. The researchers, funded in part by the Medical Research Council (MRC), have come up...

Medivators Launches JET PREPT Device to Improve Polyp Detection

June 24, 2014 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medivators Inc., a Cantel Medical company and a leading medical device manufacturer with over thirty years in endoscopy technology, announces the debut of the JET PREPT Endoscopic Flushing Device, a novel irrigation and suction device that...

Growing Unknown Microbes One by One

June 23, 2014 3:20 pm | by Jessica Stoller-Conrad, Caltech | News | Comments

Trillions of bacteria live in and on the human body; a few species can make us sick, but many others keep us healthy by boosting digestion and preventing inflammation. Although there's plenty of evidence that these microbes play a collective...

Photos of the Day: Cancer Metastasis on a Chip

June 23, 2014 11:33 am | by Eindhoven University of Technology | News | Comments

The recent development of the concept of organs on a chip opens the possibility of realistically studying human organs without the use of patients or animal testing. Professor Jaap den Toonder even goes one step further: he intends to make...

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