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Scientists Use Lasers and Carbon Nanotubes to Look Inside Living Brains

August 7, 2014 4:24 pm | by Bjorn Carey, Stanford | News | Comments

A team of Stanford scientists has developed an entirely non-invasive technique that provides a view of blood flow in the brain. The tool could provide powerful insights into strokes and possibly Alzheimer's disease. Some of the most damaging...

The Development of Mobile Apps in the Healthcare Industry

August 7, 2014 2:40 pm | by Sarah Peters, Contributing Writer | Articles | Comments

The growth and development of smartphone technology has been phenomenal. In a very short space of time, we moved from very basic mobile phones that only allowed users to make calls, send SMS messages, and play a few simple games, to having...

How Animations Can Help Scientists Test a Hypothesis

August 7, 2014 1:58 pm | by TED | Videos | Comments

3D animation can bring scientific hypotheses to life. Molecular biologist (and TED Fellow) Janet Iwasa introduces a new open-source animation software designed just for scientists…           

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The Pulse: Moving Fluids Across Open Surfaces and Visualizing the 3D Heart

August 7, 2014 11:54 am | by Jonathan Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

On this episode of the Pulse, we’re moving fluids across active surfaces, visualizing a beating heart in 3D, preventing drowsy drivers, and getting a better night’s rest.             

New Image Guided VBAS Prototype Work Completed

August 7, 2014 8:37 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Vycor Medical, Inc., a provider of innovative and superior surgical and therapeutic solutions, announced that it had successfully completed the development of new prototypes of its patented ViewSite Brain Access System ("VBAS") device that...

Infographic: What Engineers Think About Retirement

August 7, 2014 8:14 am | by Kasey Panetta & Eileen Whitmore, ECN Magazine | News | Comments

Retirement, that Golden Age of relaxation and hard-earned rest where you get to prop up your feet on the porch and yell at the neighborhood kids to get off your lawn. ECN wanted to know what engineers had planned for...    

New Hand-Held Device Uses Lasers, Sound Waves for Deeper Melanoma Imaging

August 6, 2014 3:21 pm | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

A new hand-held device that uses lasers and sound waves may change the way doctors treat and diagnose melanoma, according to a team of researchers from Washington University in St. Louis. The instrument, described in a paper published today...

Motion Capture Software and Medical Innovation

August 6, 2014 2:35 pm | by Jeffrey Dawson, Health and Medicine Writer | Articles | Comments

The phrase “motion capture software” generally brings to mind blockbuster, special-effects-laden films or the latest high-tech mechanical simulation of the latest automobile prototype. However, motion capture software has been leaving its...

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World's First Magnetic Particle Imaging Device

August 6, 2014 2:18 pm | by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) | News | Comments

The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) is funding the world's first magnetic particle imaging (MPI) equipment. The MPI unit was formally handed over to Professor Dr. Gerhard Adam, Director of the Diagnostic and...

Medical App Competition During Medica 2014

August 6, 2014 2:13 pm | by Messe Düsseldorf | News | Comments

Developers of medical apps will have the opportunity to present their creations live at the App Competition during MEDICA 2014, World Forum for Medicine, to be held from November 12 – 15, 2014 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany. This...

Photos of the Day: Bottling Ultrasound Imaging

August 5, 2014 11:08 am | by DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a technique for generating acoustic bottles in open air that can bend the paths of sound waves along prescribed convex...

Bottling Up Sound Waves

August 5, 2014 11:03 am | by DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory | News | Comments

There's a new wave of sound on the horizon carrying with it a broad scope of tantalizing potential applications, including advanced ultrasonic imaging and therapy, acoustic cloaking, and levitation and particle manipulation. Researchers with...

Minuscule Chips for NMR Spectroscopy Promise Portability, Parallelization

August 4, 2014 4:06 pm | by Harvard University | News | Comments

A team of engineers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Schlumberger-Doll Research Center in Cambridge, Mass., and the University of Texas, Austin, have created a truly portable device for nuclear magnetic resonance...

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See-Through Organs and Bodies Will Accelerate Biomedical Discoveries

August 4, 2014 2:55 pm | by Cell Press | News | Comments

The ability to see through organs and even the entire body to visualize long-range connections between cells as well as fine-grained cellular structures has been a long-time dream of biologists. A study published by Cell Press July 31st in...

Researchers Make Cancer Glow

August 4, 2014 10:43 am | by University of Pennsylvania | News | Comments

The best way to cure most cases of cancer is to surgically remove the tumor. The Achilles heel of this approach, however, is that the surgeon may fail to extract the entire tumor, leading to a local recurrence. With a new technique, researchers...

U.S. to Remain World’s Leading Diagnostic X-Ray Systems Market by 2020

August 4, 2014 9:36 am | by GlobalData | News | Comments

The U.S. diagnostic X-ray systems market value will grow from $694 million in 2012 to approximately $1.1 billion by 2020, at a moderate Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 6.1%, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The...

Chemist develops x-ray vision for quality assurance

July 25, 2014 4:28 pm | by Iben Julie Schmidt, Technical Univ. of Denmark | News | Comments

A Technical Univ. of Denmark researcher has developed a method that uses x-rays for the rapid identification of substances present in an indeterminate powder. The new technique has the capacity to recognize advanced biological molecules such as proteins. The method therefore has enormous potential in both food production and the pharmaceutical industry, where it ...

New imaging agent provides better picture of the gut

July 25, 2014 9:44 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

A multi-institutional team of researchers has developed a new nanoscale agent for imaging the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This safe, noninvasive method for assessing the function and properties of the GI tract in real time could lead to better diagnosis and treatment of gut diseases.

FDA 510(k) Clearance for Philips’ Ultra Mobile VISIQ Ultrasound System

July 24, 2014 12:15 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Royal Philips has announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market its innovative ultra mobile ultrasound system, VISIQ, in the U.S. VISIQ is the first Philips ultrasound system to combine...

Sonosim Livescan Injects Stark Realism into Medical Simulation

July 24, 2014 9:41 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

SonoSim, Inc., a leading provider of ultrasound education and training, announced today the release of SonoSim LiveScan, the first ultrasound simulation technology to transform volunteers and standard mannequins into high-fidelity ultrasound...

The Pulse: Reading Minds with Google Glass and Walking with Toyota

July 23, 2014 3:11 pm | by Jonathan Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

This week on the Pulse, we’re using an open source app to read minds with Google Glass, using Toyota robots to help disabled people walk again, performing an endoscopy with a smartphone, and zinging around on a lightweight mobility chair...

Detecting Concussion-Related Brain Disease in Its Earliest Stages

July 23, 2014 1:41 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Autopsies have shown that some high-profile athletes who suffered repeated blows to the head during their careers have unusual protein clumps in their brains. Those clumps suggest the athletes had a disease called chronic traumatic...  

Unbreak My Heart

July 23, 2014 11:44 am | by Max-Planck-Gesellschaft | News | Comments

Researchers of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden report how they managed to capture detailed three-dimensional images of cardiac dynamics in zebrafish. The novel approach: They combine high-speed...

Instrument Enables High-Speed Chemical Imaging of Tissues

July 22, 2014 12:15 pm | by NIST Tech Beat | News | Comments

A research team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), working with the Cleveland Clinic, has demonstrated a dramatically improved technique for analyzing biological cells and tissues based on characteristic molecular...

Boston Scientific Launches POLARIS Imaging System

July 22, 2014 9:33 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation has initiated full commercial launch of the new POLARIS Imaging System. This system will support the Boston Scientific family of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) catheters, including coronary, peripheral and intra...

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