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Measuring Volumes of Key Lab-on-a-Chip Components

April 24, 2015 10:01 am | by NIST | News | Comments

Imagine shrinking tubes and beakers—in fact, most of a clinical chemistry lab—down to the size of a credit card. When engineers figured out how to do that two decades ago, they enabled complex tests to be performed with tiny "lab on a chip"...

Portable MRI Could Aid Wounded Soldiers in Third World

April 24, 2015 9:46 am | by Kevin Roark, Los Alamos National Laboratory | News | Comments

Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory are developing an ultra-low-field magnetic...

3D Imaging Technique Tracks Optically Trapped Particles

April 23, 2015 3:30 pm | by The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) | News | Comments

Optical tweezers have been used as an invaluable tool for exerting micro-scale force on...

Kickstarter Offers True 3D Holograms

April 23, 2015 3:11 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Holographic Optical Technologies, innovator in the field of medical holography, has made its...

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Making Waves with Tele-Robotic Ultrasound

April 23, 2015 2:36 pm | by Mount Sinai Health System | News | Comments

A new clinical trial is testing the feasibility and efficiency of a doctor in New York City remotely performing long-distance, tele-robotic ultrasound exams over the Internet on patients in Chicago. The pioneering study is a research collaboration...

Cancer Scan Could Remove Need for Radiotherapy for Cured Patients

April 23, 2015 9:37 am | by University of Manchester | News | Comments

A UK National Cancer Research Institute trial led from the University of Manchester and the Christie NHS Foundation Trust has suggested that in patients with early stage Hodgkin lymphoma the late effects of radiotherapy could be reduced by...

Watching Living Taste Cells in Action

April 22, 2015 3:58 pm | by Australian National University | News | Comments

Scientists have for the first time captured live images of the process of taste sensation on the tongue. The international team imaged single cells on the tongue of a mouse with a specially designed microscope system. "We've watched live...

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World-First: MRI Used to Study Infant Pain

April 22, 2015 11:10 am | by Oxford University | News | Comments

The brains of babies 'light up' in a very similar way to adults when exposed to the same painful stimulus, a pioneering Oxford University brain scanning study has discovered. It suggests that babies experience pain much like adults. The study...

Transportable MRI Speeds Up Stroke Patients' Diagnosis and Treatment

April 22, 2015 10:37 am | by Victoria University of Wellington | News | Comments

Named the ‘MRI Ambulance’, the design places a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner within a refrigerated shipping container which can be transported on the back of a flatbed truck. “Unlike mobile MRIs, the MRI Ambulance is designed...

Home-Based Treatment of Autism

April 22, 2015 9:50 am | by CORDIS | News | Comments

Much can still be done to improve autism treatment besides finding a cure. The MICHELANGELO project, which ended in March, has developed a set of technologies for personalized, home-based behavior monitoring and treatment of patients. For...

Singing 'If I Only Had a Brain' with Super-Fast MRI

April 21, 2015 2:26 pm | by Beckman Institute | News | Comments

In order to sing or speak, around one hundred different muscles in our chest, neck, jaw, tongue, and lips must work together to produce sound. Beckman researchers investigate how all these mechanisms effortlessly work together—and how they...

Imaging System Could Let Women Skip Annual Mammograms

April 21, 2015 10:07 am | by University of Texas at El Paso | News | Comments

Technology developing at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is on track to predict if and when breast cancer will appear. “We’re creating a breast cancer risk analysis system,” said electrical engineer Wei Qian, Ph.D., who runs...

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Imaging Immunity

April 21, 2015 10:00 am | by Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research | News | Comments

A novel approach that allows real-time imaging of the immune system's response to the presence of tumors--without the need for blood draws or invasive biopsies--offers a potential breakthrough both in diagnostics and in the ability to monitor...

Whole Slide Imaging for Pediatric Specimens

April 21, 2015 9:13 am | by Pediatric and Developmental Pathology | News | Comments

Whole slide imaging is an emerging technology that is poised to impact the practice of medicine by extending the virtual reach of pathologists. Classified as a medical device by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, whole slide imaging must...

Nondestructive 3D Imaging of Biological Cells with Sound

April 20, 2015 3:30 pm | by American Institute of Physics (AIP) | News | Comments

Much like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is able to scan the interior of the human body, the emerging technique of "picosecond ultrasonics," a type of acoustic imaging, can be used to make virtual slices of biological tissues without destroying...

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 | Sensoray Company | Product Releases | Comments

Sensoray announces its new Model 2255 4-channel frame grabber, which captures uncompressed frames from four National Television System Committee (NTSC) or Phase Alternation by Line (PAL) video sources and sends them over USB 2.0 to a host computer. Frames are captured simultaneously from all channels. With exceptionally low latency...

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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 the Alzheimer's Association and the American College of Radiology (ACR). The Imaging Dementia - Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) Study will...

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 technologies, pharmaceutical solutions, and unlocking the secrets of the human body. Recent news reveals that it’s once again lending a hand...

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...

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...

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...

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