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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...

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...

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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...

‘Nanodaisies’ Deliver Drug Cocktail to Cancer Cells

May 28, 2014 1:52 pm | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Biomedical engineering researchers have developed daisy-shaped, nanoscale structures that are made predominantly of anti-cancer drugs and are capable of introducing a “cocktail” of multiple drugs into cancer cells. The researchers are all...

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...

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...  

Major Grant Supports New Oxford Center for Drug Delivery Devices

May 23, 2014 9:54 am | by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) | News | Comments

Cancer therapy drugs tend to achieve limited accumulation and poor penetration in tumors, reducing their effectiveness. For many years, the only methods used to improve drug uptake by tumors have been pharmacological, and these have had...

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Gamma Medica’s LumaGEM Molecular Breast Imaging Solution Honored as Finalist in the Medical Design Excellence Awards

May 22, 2014 2:10 pm | by Sunrise Labs Inc. | News | Comments

Sunrise Labs is pleased to announce that their client, Gamma Medica’s LumaGEM Molecular Breast Imaging  (MBI) Solution has been selected as a finalist in the Radiological and Electromechanical Devices Category of the 17th Annual Medical Design...

Image Fusion-Guided Biopsy Improves Accuracy of Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

May 22, 2014 9:22 am | by North Shore-Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Health System | News | Comments

A recent study by investigators from LIJ Medical Center demonstrated that using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in men with an elevated prostate specific antigen (PSA) resulted in a prostate cancer detection rate that was twice as high as...

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...  

World’s Smallest, Fastest Nanomotor for Drug Delivery

May 21, 2014 11:04 am | by University of Texas at Austin | News | Comments

Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have built the smallest, fastest and longest-running tiny synthetic motor to date. The team's nanomotor is an important step toward developing miniature...

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...

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3D Image Guidance Tool Sees, Reaches, and Treats Tumor Lesions

May 21, 2014 9:02 am | by Royal Philips | News | Comments

Royal Philips today announced the launch of EmboGuide, its latest innovation in interventional oncology, to treat difficult-to-reach tumors or tumors in patients who are deemed unsuitable for surgery. EmboGuide is a live 3D image guidance...

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...

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...

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...

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... 

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..."

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...  

New Tech Takes Light-Based Cancer Treatment Deep Inside the Body

May 15, 2014 3:19 pm | by University at Buffalo | News | Comments

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an effective treatment for easily accessible tumors such as oral and skin cancer. But the procedure, which uses lasers to activate special drugs called photosensitizing agents, isn't adept at fighting cancer...

SapC-DOPS Technology May Help with Imaging Brain Tumors

May 15, 2014 10:31 am | by University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center | News | Comments

Brain tumors are an extremely serious example of this and are not only difficult to treat—both adult and pediatric patients have a five-year survival rate of only 30 percent—but also have even been difficult to image, which could provide...

MEMS Nanoinjector for Genetic Modification of Cells

May 13, 2014 2:07 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

The ability to transfer a gene or DNA sequence from one animal into the genome of another plays a critical role in a wide range of medical research — including cancer, Alzheimer's disease, and diabetes. But the traditional method of...   

Last day for entries! R&D 100 deadline is 11:59 pm, May 9.

May 9, 2014 1:49 pm | News | Comments

It has arrived...the last day to file your 2014 R&D 100 Awards entry is today, Friday, May 9. If you have started an entry, please take the time to make sure it it is registered and contact us if you need assistance in making the...

New Method Sneaks Drugs into Cancer Cells Before Triggering Release

May 9, 2014 10:49 am | by North Carolina State University | News | Comments

Biomedical engineering researchers have developed an anti-cancer drug delivery method that essentially smuggles the drug into a cancer cell before triggering its release. The method can be likened to keeping a cancer-killing bomb and its...

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