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Simple Test Can Help Detect Alzheimer's Before Dementia Signs Show

September 19, 2014 11:06 am | by York University | News | Comments

York University researchers say a simple test that combines thinking and movement can help to detect heightened risk for developing Alzheimer's disease in a person, even before there are any telltale behavioural signs of dementia. Faculty of...

Graphene Sensor Tracks Down Cancer Biomarkers

September 19, 2014 10:51 am | by Institute of Physics | News | Comments

An ultrasensitive biosensor made from the wonder material graphene has been used to detect...

Trial Begins for MRI-Compatible Robot Designed to Improve Accuracy of Prostate Biopsies

September 19, 2014 10:08 am | by Worcester Polytechnic Institute | News | Comments

A novel robotic system that can operate inside the bore of an MRI scanner is currently being...

Innovative X-ray Technology – An Option for Improved Breast Cancer Diagnosis

September 19, 2014 8:30 am | by Dr. Thomas Kron, Technical Writer | Articles | Comments

The benefits of mammography for breast cancer screening have been discussed for years. By...

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Scientists Pioneer Microscopy Technique that Yields Fresh Data on Muscular Dystrophy

September 18, 2014 12:33 pm | by University of Southern California | News | Comments

Scientists at USC have developed a new microscopy technology that allows them to view single molecules in living animals at higher-than-ever resolution. Dubbed "Complementation Activated Light Microscopy" (CALM), the new technology allows...

Purdue-Based Startup Scales Up Graphene Production

September 18, 2014 11:26 am | by Purdue University | News | Comments

An official of a materials technology and manufacturing startup based on a Purdue University innovation says his company is addressing the challenge of scaling graphene production for commercial applications. Glenn Johnson, CEO of BlueVine...

The Pulse: Yawning at the Apple Watch and Diagnosing on the Go

September 18, 2014 10:23 am | by Jonathan Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

On this episode of the Pulse, we’re yawning at the Apple Watch, testing blood, urine or saliva in minutes, determining cancer treatment with a 3D printed heart, and tracking fitness with our feet. Apple Watch: Last week came the much...

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Doing Science Just Got Cheaper -- and Faster

September 18, 2014 9:57 am | by Michigan Technological University | News | Comments

Furnishing a research lab can be pretty expensive. Now a team led by an engineer at Michigan Technological University has published an open-source library of designs that will let scientists slash the cost of one commonly used piece of equipment...

Blood Test Could Identify When Cancer Treatment Has Become Detrimental

September 18, 2014 9:53 am | by Institute of Cancer Research | News | Comments

Some treatments for prostate cancer, while initially effective at controlling the disease, not only stop working over time but actually start driving tumor growth, a major new study shows. Researchers identified the emergence of drug-resistant...

First Blood Test to Diagnose Depression in Adults

September 17, 2014 2:54 pm | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

The first blood test to diagnose major depression in adults has been developed by Northwestern Medicine scientists, a breakthrough approach that provides the first objective, scientific diagnosis for depression. The test identifies depression by...

New Gene Research Helps Pinpoint Prostate Cancer Risk

September 17, 2014 10:54 am | by Queensland University of Technology | News | Comments

Scientists could soon better predict a man's risk of getting prostate cancer after a worldwide team of researchers carried out the largest-ever analysis of the cancer's genetic biomarkers, reported in Nature Genetics today. QUT Institute of...

Making Quantum Dots Glow Brighter

September 17, 2014 10:24 am | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and the University of Oklahoma have found a new way to control the properties of quantum dots, those tiny chunks of semiconductor material that glow different colors depending on their...

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FDA Issues Final Guidance for In Vitro Companion Diagnostic Devices

September 17, 2014 8:30 am | by Jonathan S. Kahan, Susan Tiedy-Stevenson, and Randy Prebula, Hogan Lovells US, LLP | Articles | Comments

On July 31, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA” or “the agency”) announced the publication of a final guidance to industry describing the agency’s current thinking about the development and regulation of in vitro companion diagnostic...

First Oxford India Lecture Highlights Role of ‘Smart Health’

September 16, 2014 12:06 pm | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

Solving the large challenges facing healthcare systems around the world will require a huge shift in the way care for patients is provided, Professor Robyn Norton said in the first Oxford India Lecture on Monday 15 September. Professor...

Stony Brook Researchers Develop New Method to Measure Cerebral Blood Flow

September 16, 2014 11:49 am | by Stony Brook University | News | Comments

One thing leads to another, especially in research. When Stony Brook University School of Medicine scientists developed a new method to measure how cocaine disrupts blood flow in the brains of mice, doctors and researchers got a way to form a...

Engineering Live: The Beginning of the End for Wearable Devices

September 16, 2014 11:43 am | by ECN Magazine | Videos | Comments

Panelists for this discussion include Satya Dixit, Senior Director with Rohm Semiconductor; Narbeh Derhacobian, Co-founder, President, and CEO of Adesto Technologies; Bill Betten, VP of Business Solutions with Logic PD; Robert...

GE Healthcare’s SenoClaire to Invigorate US Breast Tomosynthesis Market

September 16, 2014 11:33 am | by GlobalData | News | Comments

The recent approval of GE Healthcare’s SenoClaire by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will end Hologic’s monopoly of the US digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) market, offering greater choice for hospitals and patients, according to...

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Neuroimaging Technique Identifies Concussion-Related Brain Disease in Living Brain

September 16, 2014 11:27 am | by The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine | News | Comments

An experimental positron emission tomography (PET) tracer is effective in diagnosing concussion-related brain disease while a person is still alive, according to a case study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and at...

Photos of the Day: Cell Phone Microscope for a Dollar

September 16, 2014 11:21 am | by Susan Bauer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

Rebecca Erikson, who works at The U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, has developed a sleek, simple and inexpensive way to turn a cell phone into a high powered, high quality microscope that can be used to...

Want to Print Your Own Cell Phone Microscope for Pennies? Here's How

September 16, 2014 11:11 am | by Susan Bauer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory | News | Comments

At one o'clock in the morning, layers of warm plastic are deposited on the platform of the 3D printer that sits on scientist Rebecca Erikson's desk. A small plastic housing, designed to fit over the end of a cell phone, begins to take shape...

The Shadow of a Disease

September 16, 2014 9:37 am | by Max Planck Gesellschaft | News | Comments

In the future, some diseases might be diagnosed earlier and treated more effectively. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen have developed an optical method that makes individual proteins', such as the proteins...

Blood Test Could Help Determine Treatment Options for Esophageal Cancer Patients

September 16, 2014 9:30 am | by American Society for Radiation Oncology | News | Comments

A blood test may be beneficial in indicating neoadjuvant treatment regimens for patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC), according to research presented today at the American Society for Radiation Oncology's (ASTRO's) 56th...

Researchers Develop Improved Means of Detecting Mismatched DNA

September 16, 2014 9:20 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Researchers at Johns Hopkins have identified a highly sensitive means of analyzing very tiny amounts of DNA. The discovery, they say, could increase the ability of forensic scientists to match genetic material in some criminal investigations...

New York State a Beacon for Bio/Med Growth

September 16, 2014 9:13 am | by Jamie Leszczynski | News | Comments

The Bio/Med Breakthroughs: Advancing New York’s Innovation Economy industry report by MedTech, the trade association for bioscience and medical technology (Bio/Med) companies in New York, which was launched today at MEDTECH 2014, reveals a...

Predicting Prostate Cancer: Pitt-Developed Test Identifies New Methods for Treatment

September 15, 2014 2:08 pm | by University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences | News | Comments

A genetic discovery out of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is leading to a highly accurate test for aggressive prostate cancer and identifies new avenues for treatment. The analysis, published today in the American Journal of...

What makes us get sick? Look upstream.

September 15, 2014 12:19 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

Rishi Manchanda has worked as a doctor in South Central Los Angeles for a decade, where he’s come to realize: His job isn’t just about treating a patient’s symptoms, but about getting to the root cause of what is making them ill—the “upstream"...

Genetic Testing Can Identify Men at Six-Fold Increased Risk of Prostate Cancer

September 15, 2014 11:58 am | by Institute of Cancer Research | News | Comments

Scientists can now explain a third of the inherited risk of prostate cancer, after a major international study identified 23 new genetic variants associated with increased risk of the disease. The study brings the total number of common genetic...

Congress Tackles LDT Regulation: FDA Authority and Adverse Events

September 15, 2014 10:27 am | by Richard Park, Contributing Editor | Blogs | Comments

Last week, the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on FDA’s notification to Congress at the end of July that it intends to issue draft guidance on a framework for oversight of laboratory...

St. Jude Medical Announces Launch of OPTIS Integrated System

September 15, 2014 9:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company, today announced the company has secured CE Mark and FDA clearance for the new OPTIS Integrated System. The system is a departure from traditional, mobile cart-based diagnostic tools...

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