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Brain Activity Predicts Promiscuity and Problem Drinking

July 2, 2015 9:35 am | by Duke University | News | Comments

A pair of brain-imaging studies suggest researchers may be able to predict how likely young adults are to develop problem drinking or engage in risky sexual behavior in response to stress. The new research is part of the ongoing Duke Neurogenetics...

Live Imaging Reveals How Wound Healing Influences Cancer

July 1, 2015 9:38 am | by EMBO | News | Comments

Researchers in the United Kingdom and Denmark have studied the "see-through" larvae of zebrafish...

An Alternative to Traditional Invasive Autopsy

July 1, 2015 9:19 am | by University of Leicester | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Leicester and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust...

Does Radiation from X-rays and CT Scans Really Cause Cancer?

July 1, 2015 9:00 am | by Loyola University Health System | News | Comments

In recent years, there has been widespread media coverage of studies purporting to show that...

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App-Based Ultrasound Solution Introduced

June 30, 2015 9:56 am | by Philips | News | Comments

Royal Philips announced the introduction of Lumify, its first App-Based Ultrasound solution that will extend the reach of ultrasound applications across the health continuum using mobile technology. Unveiled at this week’s Social Media and...

Atomic Force Microscope Spies On Live Cancer Cells

June 30, 2015 9:12 am | by Emil Venere, Purdue University | News | Comments

Researchers who developed a high-speed form of atomic force microscopy have shown how to image the physical properties of live breast cancer cells, for the first time revealing details about how deactivation of a key protein may lead to metastasis...

Powerful Microscope Keeps a Close Watch on Cell Nucleus

June 29, 2015 10:49 am | by University of Zurich | News | Comments

An active exchange takes place between the cell nucleus and the cytoplasm: Molecules are transported into the nucleus or from the nucleus into the cytoplasm. In a human cell, more than a million molecules are transported into the cell nucleus every...

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First Heart Model 3D Printed Using Multiple Imaging Techniques

June 26, 2015 9:48 am | by Spectrum Health | News | Comments

Congenital heart experts from Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital have successfully integrated two common imaging techniques to produce a three-dimensional anatomic model of a patient’s heart. The 3D model printing of patients'...

World's Smallest Pacemaker Wins Top European Innovation Award for 2015

June 26, 2015 8:42 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic plc today (24 June) announced that its Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS) has won the top innovation award for practice improvement at EHRA EUROPACE-CARDIOSTIM 2015 in Milan. The award is selected by an international panel of...

New Lenses Grown Layer-by-Layer Increase X-ray Power

June 25, 2015 9:16 am | by Brookhaven National Laboratory | News | Comments

When you’re working with the brightest x-ray light source in the world, it’s crucial that you make use of as many of the photons produced as possible. That’s why physicists Hanfei Yan and Nathalie Bouet at the National Synchrotron Light Source II...

Could Virtual Reality Treat Alcoholism?

June 24, 2015 10:03 am | by Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs | News | Comments

A form of “virtual-reality” therapy may help people with alcohol dependence reduce their craving for alcohol, a new study suggests. The findings, published in the July issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, come from a small study...

Big Brother Is Watching You Intubate

June 22, 2015 2:00 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

While exploring the show floor at MD&M East, I was constantly on the lookout for outside-of-the-box, attention-grabbing exhibits. I eventually spotted a mechanical skull with a tube stuck down its throat, and a small display screen on top. So of course, I had to investigate!

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Pairing Wireless Medical Devices

June 22, 2015 10:49 am | by Paul Plitzuweit, Senior Product Manager, Datakey, ATEK Access Technologies | Articles | Comments

Designing a product that will use wireless communications can pose many design challenges. These challenges take on added significance when the wireless product is a medical device. With the proliferation of wireless medical devices in-and-around...

Photos of the Day: 64 Fiber Optic Cables Map Brain Activity

June 22, 2015 10:34 am | by Malcolm Ritter, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

Shaw Bronner and Shaul Yahil, two researchers at the Yale Brain Function Lab, describe images on their computer screens to each other while their brain activity is mapped during a demonstration of the technology in New Haven, Conn. on...

Users to Fine-Tune Hearing Aids Themselves

June 22, 2015 9:02 am | by SINTEF | News | Comments

More than 20 percent of people with hearing aids use their devices for less than one hour a day because of problems they encounter with tuning the settings. But now users can participate in fine-tuning their devices themselves. As many as 700,000 people...

Live Imaging of a Specific Gene's Transcription and Dynamics

June 19, 2015 3:34 pm | by Hiroshima University | News | Comments

This system enables simultaneous measurements of the transcriptional activity and nuclear position of endogenous genes using MS2 transcription imaging and clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) gene-imaging techniques...

Alzheimer’s Spares Long-Term Musical Memory

June 19, 2015 10:26 am | by Max Planck Gesellschaft | News | Comments

In comparison to other memory functions, long-term musical memory in Alzheimer patients often remains intact and functional for a surprisingly long time. However, until now, the underlying causes of this phenomenon have remained in the dark...

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X-Ray Imaging Reveals Secrets in Battery Materials

June 19, 2015 9:07 am | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

In a new study, researchers explain why one particular cathode material works well at high voltages, while most other cathodes do not. The insights, published in the 19 June issue of the journal Science, could help battery developers design...

8 Technology Trends MedTech Manufacturers Need to Watch Out for in 2015

June 18, 2015 3:48 pm | by Joanna Rotter, Content Marketing Manager, MSI Data | Blogs | Comments

We’re about half way through 2015 and there’s been no shortage of new technologies in the manufacturing and medtech realms so far. For complex medical equipment manufacturers, that means a lot of new opportunities to improve, but also a lot...

New Chip Identifies Chemicals in Ultratrace Amounts

June 18, 2015 3:32 pm | by Geroge Washington University | News | Comments

A George Washington University professor has designed new technology that can identify traces of chemicals at 10-19 moles, a previously undetectable amount. This minute quantity can be conceptualized as 10 times below a billionth of a billionth...

Color-Coded Map Guides Brain Tumor Removal

June 18, 2015 9:30 am | by John Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Brain surgery is famously difficult for good reason: When removing a tumor, for example, neurosurgeons walk a tightrope as they try to take out as much of the cancer as possible while keeping crucial brain tissue intact -- and visually distinguishing...

Looking into the Brains of Chronic Itch Patients

June 16, 2015 9:13 am | by Temple University Health System | News | Comments

It's long been known that scratching evokes a rewarding and pleasurable sensation in patients with chronic itch. Now, researchers in the Department of Dermatology and Temple Itch Center at Temple University School of Medicine (TUSM) may...

The Powerful Magnets of an MRI Machine

June 15, 2015 11:06 am | by Wayne Hunter, Retired Product Regulatory Engineer | Articles | Comments

People often underestimate the power of an MRI magnet. I once worked for a healthcare manufacturing company that produced MRI machines and was periodically astonished at the consequences of ignoring its power. We had a picture in the manufacturing...

App Interprets Ultrasound Images

June 15, 2015 9:48 am | by SINTEF | News | Comments

Ultrasound is coming into ever more widespread use, and an app that trains health personnel to interpret ultrasound images has just been developed. A new app will offer health-care personnel training and experience in interpreting ultrasound...

Tuning X-rays with Tiny Mirrors

June 15, 2015 9:31 am | by DOE/Argonne National Laboratory | News | Comments

The secret of X-ray science - like so much else - is in the timing. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have created a new way of manipulating high-intensity X-rays, which will allow researchers to...

A Ten-Year Prognosis of MedTech Trends: Part One

June 12, 2015 12:47 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

During my attendance at MD&M East in NYC on Tuesday, I had the privilege to hear Bill Evans, the President of Bridge Design Inc. speak on the CenterStage about “10 Ways Innovation, Design, Demographics and Global Trends Will Impact the Future of Healthcare...

Big Data, Big Difference: Building Smarter Devices with Data Analytics

June 12, 2015 10:05 am | by Stephanie Kute, Line Manager, Battelle Advanced Analytics and Health Research (AAHR) Resource Group | Articles | Comments

We’ve all heard about “big data”—but how do you harness it for healthcare? Tomorrow’s smart medical devices will use data analytics and machine learning to deliver more automated, effective and personalized solutions for patients and providers...

Dynamic Whole-Body PET Detects More Cancer

June 11, 2015 9:07 am | by Society of Nuclear Medicine | News | Comments

Imaging lung cancer requires both precision and innovation. With this aim, researchers have developed a technique for clinical positron emission tomography (PET) imaging that creates advanced whole-body parametric maps, which allow quantitative...

Nanostructures Under Stress Make Teeth Crack Resistant

June 10, 2015 12:57 pm | by Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie | News | Comments

Human teeth have to serve for a lifetime, despite being subjected to huge forces. But the high failure resistance of dentin in teeth is not fully understood. An interdisciplinary team led by scientists of Charite Universitaetsmedizin Berlin has now...

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