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Luminescent Nanocrystal Tags and Scanner Enable Rapid Detection of Multiple Pathogens in Single Test

May 6, 2014 3:01 pm | by Purdue University | News | Comments

A research team using tunable luminescent nanocrystals as tags to advance medical and security imaging have successfully applied them to high-speed scanning technology and detected multiple viruses within minutes. The research, led by...  

Focused Ultrasound Reduces Cancer Pain

May 6, 2014 9:16 am | by Thomas Jefferson University | News | Comments

When cancer progresses and spreads to the bone, patients often suffer debilitating pain. Now, a new phase III clinical trial shows that non-invasive magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound treatment that heats the cancer within the...

3D Mirror Reveals Internal Organs

May 5, 2014 11:26 am | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

A three-dimensional digital mirror which reveals the interior of a person's body has been developed by a team of researchers in Paris. Straddling the worlds of art and science, the mirror could one day find a place in hospitals and doctors'...

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Is Google Glass the New Stethoscope?

May 5, 2014 10:50 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

A group of medical professionals, who are first-adopters Google Glass, discuss the technology's potential for shaping the future of healthcare. The doctors were all featured guests at the MedTech Boston Google Glass Challenge.   

Google Glass in Surgery

May 5, 2014 10:35 am | by Indiana University Health | Videos | Comments

Surgery goes sci-fi as IU Health trauma surgeon and Google Glass Explorer Dr. Paul Szotek takes this technology into surgery. Dr. Szotek and his team were the first in Indiana to use Google Glass as a visual aid in surgery and continue to find...

Minimally Invasive Innovation for Capsule Endoscopy Procedures

May 5, 2014 9:35 am | by Olympus | News | Comments

Olympus, a precision technology leader in designing and delivering innovative solutions in Medical and Surgical Products, among other core businesses, announced today the commercial availability of its 510(k) cleared, next-generation ENDOCAPSULE...

Medical Implants, Ultra-Low Power Sensors, and Energy Harvesting

May 5, 2014 8:10 am | by Rich Miron, Digi-Key Technical Content Team | Texas Instruments Inc., Digi-Key | Articles | Comments

Medical implants have considerable potential for energy harvesting with the body itself providing the energy source. Today’s ultra-low power circuits and sensors are accelerating efforts to exploit energy harvesting with the objective being...

Enabling the Treatment of a Moving Internal Organ Using Sound Waves

May 2, 2014 2:03 pm | by Focused Ultrasound Foundation | News | Comments

A European collaborative group has begun a translational research project to develop a clinical system that would enable the treatment of a moving internal organ, such as the liver, using focused beams of ultrasound. The TRANS-FUSIMO...   

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Video Game Processors Improve Cancer Patient Care

May 2, 2014 11:56 am | by UT Southwestern Medical Center | News | Comments

Medical physicists at UT Southwestern Medical Center are finding new ways to use the speed of video game processors to promote research that is aimed at improving patient care. In recent years, video game processors, known as graphic...  

Delving Deep into the Brain

May 2, 2014 11:07 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Launched in 2013, the national BRAIN Initiative aims to revolutionize our understanding of cognition by mapping the activity of every neuron in the human brain, revealing how brain circuits interact to create memories, learn new skills... 

Infographic: My Boss Is Going to Get Somebody Killed

May 2, 2014 11:00 am | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor, PD&D | News | Comments

As a general rule, engineers tend to be a calculated, conservative bunch. They approach problems as logically as possible to weigh the most desirable outcome (exceptions always apply), but that doesn’t mean that engineers are without concern...

MicroCT Scanner Peers into Every Dimension

April 30, 2014 11:14 am | by Duke University | Videos | Comments

The MicroCT scanner at Duke University is available for use by anyone, whether it be a Duke researcher, a scientists from another university or someone from the private sector. The machine uses x-rays to create 3D models of objects and even...

‘Tell-Tail’ MRI Image Diagnosis for Parkinson’s Disease

April 29, 2014 11:45 am | by University of Nottingham | News | Comments

An image similar in shape to a Swallow’s tail has been identified as a new and accurate test for Parkinson’s disease. The image, which depicts the healthy state of a group of cells in the sub-region of the human brain, was singled out using...

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Properties of Water at Nanoscale Will Help to Design Innovative Biomedical Technologies

April 29, 2014 11:39 am | by Politecnico di Torino | News | Comments

Scientists from Politecnico di Torino (Turin, Italy) and Houston Methodist Research Institute (Houston, USA) have just proposed on Nature Communications a novel understanding of unexpected water properties at the nanoscale in the close... 

Vycor's Patented VBAS Minimally Invasive Neurosurgical Device Accepted by 12 New U.S. Hospitals This Year

April 29, 2014 8:32 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Vycor Medical, Inc., a provider of innovative and superior neurosurgical and neurotherapeutic solutions, today announced continued momentum and an increase in the number of hospitals that have approved use of Vycor's patented ViewSite Brain...

Engineers Feel Underpaid & Overworked

April 25, 2014 10:32 am | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor, PD&D | Blogs | Comments

PD&D recently asked engineers industry-plaguing questions centered on the OEM industry’s cogs, the engineers. As technology continues to move faster than Moore’s law predicted, and unlike the rest of the world who can sit and enjoy the...

Photos of the Day: Are Engineers Really Qualified? (Infographic)

April 25, 2014 10:22 am | by Chris Fox, Managing Editor, PD&D | News | Comments

As the world of technology advances quickly, engineers are forced to adapt to a fast-changing landscape and sometimes skills and talents may diminish. New hires may have a degree, but do they really know how to engineer? With the industry...

Droplet Lens Turns Smart Phones into Microscopes

April 24, 2014 3:04 pm | by Australian National University | News | Comments

Australian scientists have invented a simple and cheap way of making a high-powered lens that can transform a smart phone into a high-resolution microscope. Costing less than a cent, the lenses promise a revolution in science and medicine...

New SPECT Device Greatly Improves Sensitivity, Resolution

April 24, 2014 2:43 pm | by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign | News | Comments

A new device NPRE Associate Prof. Ling-Jian Meng and his students have developed should greatly improve sensitivity and resolution capabilities available through radiological imaging. The advanced technology holds promise for gamma camera...

Scientists Observe Brain Activity in Real Time

April 23, 2014 12:02 pm | by Stanford University | News | Comments

A Stanford Bio-X team of scientists invented tools for watching mice brain nerves send signals in real time. The technique will make it easier to study brain functions and help develop therapies for brain diseases. Stanford scientists have...

Collaboration Developing Hi-Res Camera for Oral Cancer Detection

April 23, 2014 11:19 am | by Roswell Park Cancer Institute | News | Comments

Biomedical, Inc., a leader in biophotonic diagnostics, is working with Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) to further enhance its flagship Zenascope product by adding a high-resolution camera to the system. The new device, designated the...

Tracking Oxygen in the Body

April 22, 2014 11:59 am | by Anne Trafton, MIT News Office | News | Comments

Unlike healthy cells, cancer cells thrive when deprived of oxygen. Tumors in low-oxygen environments tend to be more resistant to therapy and spread more aggressively to other parts of the body. Measuring tumors’ oxygen levels could help...

First U.S. Implant of ICD System that Allows Full-Body MRI Scans

April 22, 2014 10:22 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic has announced the first U.S. implant of the Evera MRI SureScan implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) System, following U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) application...

Powering the Next Generation of Medical Breakthroughs with In-Memory Computing

April 21, 2014 3:53 pm | by Nikita Ivanov, Co-founder and CTO, GridGain | Blogs | Comments

The amount of data and number of sources that can be drawn to inform medical design is expanding exponentially. In addition to the explosion of web-based information, sensor-based wearable medical devices offer a treasure trove of health...

MRI, On a Molecular Scale

April 21, 2014 11:21 am | by Harvard University | News | Comments

For decades, scientists have used techniques like X-ray crystallography and nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (NMR) to gain invaluable insight into the atomic structure of molecules, but such efforts have long been hampered by the fact...

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