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Our Skeleton Is a Lot Like Our Brain

April 17, 2015 9:34 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

Researchers from Monash University and St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne have used mathematical modeling combined with advanced imaging technology to calculate, for the first time, the number and connectivity of the osteocyte...

4-Channel Frame Grabber

April 16, 2015 2:13 pm | by Sensoray | Product Releases | Comments

Sensoray announces its new Model 2255 4-channel frame grabber, which captures uncompressed...

Study to Demonstrate Value of PET Scans in Alzheimer's Diagnosis

April 16, 2015 11:24 am | by Alzheimer's Association | News | Comments

A new four-year research study, with an estimated budget of $100 million, was announced today by...

MRI Machine Helps Crack Medical Mystery

April 16, 2015 10:18 am | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

Medtech continues to help researchers in a number of ways in the development of advanced medical...

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Rapid, Low-Cost Molecular Tumor Diagnosis with a Smartphone

April 14, 2015 9:25 am | by Massachusetts General Hospital | News | Comments

A device developed by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators may bring rapid, accurate molecular diagnosis of tumors and other diseases to locations lacking the latest medical technology. In their report appearing in PNAS Early Edition, the...

3 Keys to Medical Device Development Excellence

April 13, 2015 11:29 am | by Mohan Ponnudurai, Industry Solution Director, Sparta Systems, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Some of the future-looking technological developments in medicine, including surgeries enabled by virtual reality, remote surgery, needle free treatments and even electronic aspirin, all have the same mission in mind – to deliver the highest level...

Deciphering the Noise in the Human Brain

April 13, 2015 10:38 am | by Bruce Goldman, Stanford University School of Medicine | News | Comments

By directly recording electrical activity from the human brain, neuroscientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown that distinct, distant groups of brain areas that support memory retrieval act in concert, even during sleep...

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3D Images that You Can Feel

April 10, 2015 3:20 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

Unfortunately, the laws of physics aren’t too keen on holographic projections being composed of actual touchable matter. The British company Ultrahaptics seems to have found a way around this. They’re developing a prototype for haptic technology...

Visualizing Potential Brain Cancer Treatments in Real Time

April 10, 2015 10:27 am | by Virginia Tech | News | Comments

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have developed new imaging techniques to watch dangerous brain tumor cells respond to treatment in real time. Published in NANO Letters, the study was led by Zhi Sheng and Deborah Kelly...

Making Tumors Glow

April 10, 2015 9:37 am | by National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering | Videos | Comments

Distinguishing a cancerous tumor from healthy tissue during surgery is a difficult undertaking. While MRI scans can be used prior to surgery to reveal tumor boundaries, once the surgery has begun, surgeons must rely on their hands and eyes to...

Device Can Insert 'Cargo' into 100,000 Cells Per Minute

April 10, 2015 8:39 am | by University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

A new device developed by UCLA engineers and doctors eventually help scientists study the development of disease, enable them to capture improved images of the inside of cells and lead to other improvements in medical and biological research...

Detecting Lysosomal pH with Better Fluorescent Probes

April 9, 2015 2:24 pm | by Michigan Technological University | News | Comments

Lysosomes are the garbage disposals of animal cells. As the resources are limited in cells, organic materials are broken down and recycled a lot -- and that's what lysosomes do. Detecting problems with lysosomes is the focus of a new set of...

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Scanning Autism's Early Neuronal 'Neighborhood'

April 9, 2015 9:51 am | by San Diego State University | News | Comments

In early childhood, the neurons inside children's developing brains form connections between various regions of brain "real estate." As described in a paper published last week in the journal Biological Psychiatry, cognitive neuroscientists at...

Brain Scans Reveal How People 'Justify' Killing

April 9, 2015 9:43 am | by Monash University | News | Comments

A new study has thrown light on how people can become killers in certain situations, showing how brain activity varies according to whether or not killing is seen as justified. The study, led by Monash researcher Dr. Pascal Molenberghs...

More on the Maker Movement – How Can You Get Involved?

April 8, 2015 2:19 pm | by TEDMED | Videos | Comments

You may have caught our Great Challenges hangout last week on how the Maker Movement is transforming health and medicine. During this discussion, we explored how this trend is impacting the everyday work of creating a healthier world...

A Digital Field Guide to Cancer Cells

April 8, 2015 2:09 pm | by Yale University | News | Comments

Scientists are mapping the habits of cancer cells, turn by microscopic turn. Using advanced technology and an approach that merges engineering and medicine, a Yale University-led team has compiled some of the most sophisticated data yet on...

Watching the Blood Flow

April 8, 2015 10:49 am | by Journal of Biophotonics | News | Comments

Tape stripping is a commonly used method to increase the penetration depth of drug delivery. It has also been used to investigate the physiology of the stratum corneum (SC) as well as the kinetics and penetration depth of topical drugs...

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90 Percent of Breast Cancers Can Be Detected with MRI

April 8, 2015 10:31 am | by Medical University of Vienna | News | Comments

Around 90 percent of all breast cancers can be definitively diagnosed using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This compares to the combined methods of mammography and ultrasound which yielded a detection rate of just 37.5 percent. This is the...

Exploring the Unknown Frontier of the Brain

April 7, 2015 9:00 am | by National Science Foundation | News | Comments

To a large degree, your brain is what makes you... you. It controls your thinking, problem solving and voluntary behaviors. At the same time, your brain helps regulate critical aspects of your physiology, such as your heart rate and breathing...

'Quantum Magnet' for Medical Imaging and Contraband Detection

April 7, 2015 8:37 am | by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office | News | Comments

MIT researchers have developed a new, ultrasensitive magnetic-field detector that is 1,000 times more energy-efficient than its predecessors. It could lead to miniaturized, battery-powered devices for medical and materials imaging, contraband...

Photos of the Day: Monitoring Vitals with a Video of Your Face

April 6, 2015 2:01 pm | by Mike Williams, Rice University | News | Comments

Rice University researchers are developing a highly accurate, touch-free system that uses a video camera to monitor patients’ vital signs just by looking at their faces. The technique isn’t new, but engineering researchers in Rice’s Scalable...

Camera Chip Provides Superfine 3D Resolution

April 6, 2015 1:41 pm | by California Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Imagine you need to have an almost exact copy of an object. Now imagine that you can just pull your smartphone out of your pocket, take a snapshot with its integrated 3D imager, send it to your 3D printer, and within minutes you have reproduced...

Latest Advances in Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT

April 6, 2015 10:33 am | by European Society of Cardiology | News | Comments

The latest advances in nuclear cardiology and cardiac CT imaging are set to be announced at the International Conference on Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT (ICNC) 12. ICNC 12 will be held 3 to 5 May 2015 in Madrid, Spain, at the Hotel Auditorium...

Reconstructing Individual Neurons in 3D

April 2, 2015 2:34 pm | by Allen Institute | News | Comments

The Allen Institute for Brain Science is spearheading a landmark international effort to define and advance the state-of-the-art digital reconstruction and analysis of single neurons. The project launching today, called BigNeuron, aims to create...

Rapid Imaging of Functions in Living Brain

April 2, 2015 10:30 am | by Washington University in St. Louis | News | Comments

Researchers studying cancer and other invasive diseases rely on high-resolution imaging to see tumors and other activity deep within the body’s tissues. Using a new high-speed, high-resolution imaging method, Lihong Wang, PhD, and his...

Converting Microbubbles to Nanoparticles for Targeted Treatment

April 2, 2015 10:00 am | by University Health Network | News | Comments

Biomedical researchers led by Dr. Gang Zheng at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre have successfully converted microbubble technology already used in diagnostic imaging into nanoparticles that stay trapped in tumors to potentially deliver targeted...

Endoscopes Linked to Outbreak of Drug-Resistant E. coli

April 2, 2015 9:46 am | by Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America | News | Comments

An outbreak of a novel Escherichia coli (E. coli) strain resistant to antibiotics has been linked to contaminated endoscopes in a Washington state hospital. The study indicates that industry standard cleaning guidelines, which were exceeded...

Turning the Smartphone into Star Trek’s Tricorder

April 2, 2015 9:40 am | by American Friends of Tel Aviv University | News | Comments

For the crew of the Starship Enterprise, Star Trek's "Tricorder" was an essential tool, a multifunctional hand-held device used to sense, compute, and record data in a threatening and unpredictable universe. It simplified a number of Starfleet...

Imaging the Autistic Mind

April 2, 2015 9:33 am | by Shilo Rea and Jocelyn Duffy, Carnegie Mellon University | News | Comments

According to a 2014 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, autism — a complex developmental disorder — will affect one out of every 68 children born in the United States. The lifetime cost to care for a child with autism is estimated...

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