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Designing Tailored Tissue 'Glue'

January 29, 2015 10:00 am | News | Comments

After undergoing surgery to remove diseased sections of the colon, up to 30 percent of patients experience leakage from their sutures, which can cause life-threatening complications. Many efforts are under way to create new tissue glues that...

Targeted Fusion-Guided Biopsy Enhances Prostate Cancer Detection

January 28, 2015 10:47 am | News | Comments

Targeted biopsy using new fusion technology that combines magnetic resonance imaging (MRI...

Micromotors Powered by Stomach Acid

January 27, 2015 3:22 pm | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have shown that a micromotor fueled...

Photos of the Day: Will Digital Pathology Retire the Microscope?

January 27, 2015 10:15 am | News | Comments

Three years ago, Ian Cree, professor of pathology at Warwick Medical School in Coventry,...

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Digital Pathology is Revolutionizing Diagnostics

January 27, 2015 10:13 am | News | Comments

Digital technology is changing medicine, but many pathologists still use old-fashioned microscopes to ply their trade. They load them with tissue samples, analyze them through the eyepiece and dictate findings to a voice recognition system...

Breast Imaging Technique Nearly Quadruples Cancer Detection

January 23, 2015 10:40 am | News | Comments

A new breast imaging technique pioneered at Mayo Clinic nearly quadruples detection rates of invasive breast cancers in women with dense breast tissue, according to the results of a major study published this week in the American Journal of...

Using Sound Waves to Heat-Treat Cancer Pain

January 23, 2015 8:51 am | News | Comments

A pioneering clinical trial is testing whether focusing high-frequency sound waves onto the surface of bone where cancer has spread can burn away the source of pain. The cutting-edge technique focuses ultrasound beams to produce heat – just...

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Developing a Blood Test for Ovarian Cancer

January 21, 2015 9:22 am | News | Comments

VolitionRx Limited, a life sciences company focused on developing blood-based diagnostic tests for a broad range of cancer types and other conditions, today announced it has signed an agreement to commence a pilot ovarian cancer study in...

Nanoparticle Can Be Detected By Six Types of Imaging

January 21, 2015 9:14 am | News | Comments

It's technology so advanced that the machine capable of using it doesn't yet exist. Using two biocompatible parts, University at Buffalo researchers and their colleagues have designed a nanoparticle that can be detected by six medical imaging...

'Lighting Up' Tumors with a Laser

January 21, 2015 8:57 am | News | Comments

With the goal of making it easier for surgeons to detect malignant tissue during surgery and hopefully reduce the rate of cancer recurrence, scientists have invented a new imaging system that causes tumors to “light up” when a hand-held laser is...

Researchers Open ‘Pandora’s Box’ of Potential Cancer Biomarkers

January 20, 2015 1:42 pm | News | Comments

A new analysis opens the door to discovery of thousands of potential new cancer biomarkers. Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center analyzed the global landscape of a portion of the genome that has not been previously...

3D Printing for Surgery Practice

January 16, 2015 3:39 pm | Blogs | Comments

3D printing is starting to sound a lot like alchemy - countless objects from cars to guitars to food are being printed, with new printouts occurring all the time. It seems like manufacturing companies are looking at everyday items, turning...

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Detecting Heart Attacks Early with Gold

January 15, 2015 2:09 pm | News | Comments

NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering professors have been collaborating with researchers from Peking University on a new test strip that is demonstrating great potential for the early detection of certain heart attacks. Kurt H. Becker, a professor...

Philips and Indica Labs Team Up for Advanced Image Analysis of Cancer

January 15, 2015 10:52 am | News | Comments

Royal Philips today announced that it will further support oncology researchers’ efforts to analyze pathology samples by offering advanced image analysis algorithms from Indica Labs, Inc. as part of its Digital Pathology Solutions offerings...

The Pulse: 3-D Printing a Smartphone Microscope and an Invisible Hearing Aid

January 15, 2015 9:02 am | Videos | Comments

On this episode of the Pulse, we're measuring biometric information with an adhesive patch, 3-D printing a microscope for your smartphone, relieving pain without drugs, and using an invisible hearing aid...             

Making an Impact…and Being Awarded for It

January 14, 2015 10:55 am | Blogs | Comments

Joining a number of other new categories for the 2014/2015 competition, the “Medical Device Design Innovation” award will strive to recognize “the exceptional new technologies and cutting-edge designs changing the face of medtech.” While that’s...

'NanoVelcro' Extracts and Analyzes Tumor Cells

January 13, 2015 1:52 pm | News | Comments

An international group led by scientists at UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute has developed a new method for effectively extracting and analyzing cancer cells circulating in patients’ blood. Circulating tumor cells are cancer cells that...

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Nanolaser Biosensor Could Detect Biomarkers of Cancer or Alzheimer's

January 13, 2015 11:53 am | News | Comments

A simple method to sense DNA, as well as potential biomarker proteins of cancer or other diseases such as Alzheimer’s, may soon be within reach – thanks to the work of a team of Yokohama National University researchers in Japan. As the team...

App Conducts Research on Breast Cancer and Alzheimer's While Your Phone Charges

January 13, 2015 10:45 am | News | Comments

Your smartphone is already great for sending email, checking sports scores and sharing photos of your lunch. Now it can help battle cancer, Alzheimer's and other diseases, thanks to a new app developed by Stanford scientists and Sony. The...

Microfluidic Device Observes T Cell Interaction

January 13, 2015 10:02 am | News | Comments

The immune system is a complex network of many different cells working together to defend against invaders. Successfully fighting off an infection depends on the interactions between these cells. A new device developed by MIT engineers offers...

Top 10 Healthcare Technology Issues for 2015

January 12, 2015 12:01 pm | News | Comments

The latest healthcare technologies and care process innovations are pounding on hospital doors and looking through windows—and they want in. Will they actually improve patient care, or inflate hospital budgets for infrastructure, capital...

Time May Heal a Broken Heart, but Stem Cells Do It Better

January 7, 2015 4:21 pm | Blogs | Comments

NuVascular Technologies has obtained exclusive licensing rights for the purpose of commercializing an implantable device that uses stem cells to repair damage to the heart. The innovation, called the Biogenerator, is implanted into the wall of the heart...

‘Flying Carpet’ Technique Delivers One-Two Punch Of Anticancer Drugs

January 6, 2015 10:23 am | News | Comments

An international team of researchers has developed a drug delivery technique that utilizes graphene strips as “flying carpets” to deliver two anticancer drugs sequentially to cancer cells, with each drug targeting the distinct part of the cell...

'Glowing' Nanotechnology Guides Cancer Surgery

January 6, 2015 9:56 am | News | Comments

Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a new way to selectively insert compounds into cancer cells - a system that will help surgeons identify malignant tissues and then, in combination with phototherapy, kill any remaining cancer...

More Efficient, Sensitive Estrogen Detection

January 5, 2015 10:37 am | News | Comments

Scientists at the Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at The University of Texas at Arlington have collaborated to develop a new method for detecting trace amounts of estrogen in small samples...

Lens-Free Microscope Can Detect Cancer at the Cellular Level

December 17, 2014 9:58 pm | News | Comments

UCLA researchers have developed a lens-free microscope that can be used to detect the presence of cancer or other cell-level abnormalities with the same accuracy as larger and more expensive optical microscopes. The invention could lead to less expensive and more portable technology...

Microwave Imaging of the Breast

December 17, 2014 9:23 pm | News | Comments

Although currently available diagnostic screening systems for breast cancer like X-ray computed tomography (CT) and mammography are effective at detecting early signs of tumors, they are far from perfect, subjecting patients to ionizing radiation and sometimes...

MedTech Engineer Specializes in Sophisticated Medicine

December 16, 2014 11:35 am | News | Comments

Bhatia’s research defies traditional academic categories, drawing simultaneously on biological and medical sciences, and multiple engineering disciplines. She has generated dozens of patents, several business spinouts, and earned a host of major scientific...

Using Radio Waves or Magnetics to Control Cells and Genes

December 16, 2014 10:58 am | News | Comments

It's the most basic of ways to find out what something does, whether it's an unmarked circuit breaker or an unidentified gene -- flip its switch and see what happens. New remote-control technology may offer biologists a powerful way to do this with cells...

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