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How nanotechnology improves the diagnosis of mesothelioma

How nanotechnology improves the diagnosis of mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is an aggressive kind of cancer that is most often deadly and has a negative prognosis when diagnosed. It begins in the mesothelium tissue, in most cases in the tissue that lines the lungs and chest cavity. Most cases of this kind of mesothelioma are caused by exposure to asbestos and are very difficult to treat. New advances in nanotechnology may give new hope to patients receiving a mesothelioma diagnosis.
23rd June 2017

Rapid test improves malaria diagnosis

Rapid test improves malaria diagnosis
Diagnosing malaria has been a very time-consuming and error-prone process up to now. Together with his Dutch colleague Jan van den Boogaart, Professor Oliver Hayden from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now developed an automated rapid blood test that provides an accurate diagnosis in almost 100% of cases. The researchers were presented with the European Inventor Award, which honors outstanding inventors from Europe and the rest of the world, for the development of the new method.
19th June 2017

Heart rate click board adds biometrics to designs

The Heart Rate 4 click board from MikroElektronika is now in stock at Mouser Electronics. It measures the oxygen saturation in a person’s blood through pulse oximetry. The click board incorporates the Maxim MAX30101 pulse oximeter and heart-rate sensor.
15th June 2017


AliveCor and Microlife offer high rate of atrial fibrillation detection

AliveCor and Microlife offer high rate of atrial fibrillation detection
A study from The University of Hong Kong in a primary care setting showed that the AliveCor Heart Monitor and Microlife WatchBP Office AFIB demonstrated less than expected sensitivity. 2052 patients (mean age = 68 years old) with hypertension and/or diabetes were screened for atrial fibrillation using these two automated devices and their algorithms.
14th June 2017

Machine learning can help diagnose genetic disorders

Machine learning can help diagnose genetic disorders
In a new study published in Scientific Reports, the researchers used machine learning to analyse hundreds of voice recordings and accurately identify individuals with a genetic condition known as fragile X premutation, which increases the risk of developing neurodegenerative disorders, infertility or having a child with fragile X syndrome.
12th June 2017

Personalised virtual heart for non-invasive heart diagnostics

Personalised virtual heart for non-invasive heart diagnostics
  EPFL mathematician Alfio Quarteroni and his team are building a virtual heart model based on personalised medical images that may one day help cardiologists and cardiac surgeons non-invasively diagnose pathological heart conditions. The team recently modelled and simulated the behaviour of a patient’s aortic valve.
8th June 2017

Sequencing approach enables early detection of cancer

Sequencing approach enables early detection of cancer
In a study of 124 patients with advanced breast, lung, and prostate cancers, a new, high-intensity genomic sequencing approach detected circulating tumour DNA at a high rate. In 89% of patients, at least one genetic change detected in the tumour was also detected in the blood. Overall, 627 (73%) genetic changes found in tumour samples were also found in blood samples with this approach.
6th June 2017

Brightlamp smartphone app diagnoses concussions

Brightlamp smartphone app diagnoses concussions
Brightlamp, a startup out of Purdue University, is developing an app that uses machine learning and the smartphone camera to help diagnose a concussion in about five seconds. Concussions are a type of brain injury that can happen during a collision or impact, causing the affected person to feel dizzy or disoriented. In sports like American Football or boxing, concussions are a common type of injury. Unfortunately, concussions can increase the likelihood of depression and neurodegenerative disease in later life.
2nd June 2017

Liquid biopsies improve ovarian cancer diagnosis

Liquid biopsies improve ovarian cancer diagnosis
Nearly half of all cancers in women originate in the female reproductive organs. To improve disease outcome, efficient diagnostic tools and personalised interventions are urgently needed. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, and its high metastatic potential results in significant mortality. Ovarian cancer, although low in prevalence, has an overall poor survival rate given the asymptomatic early stage of the disease and delayed diagnosis.
1st June 2017

Plasmonic sensor improves incipient cancer detection

Plasmonic sensor improves incipient cancer detection
A new plasmonic sensor developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will serve as a reliable early detection of biomarkers for many forms of cancer and eventually other diseases. The sensor has been proven reliable to detect the presence of the cancer biomarker carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) to the magnitude of 1 nanogram per milliliter. Most humans carry at least some amounts of CEA with an average range of 3-5 nanograms per milliliter.
31st May 2017


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EPE 2017 ECCE Europe
11th September 2017
Poland Warsaw
DSEI 2017
12th September 2017
United Kingdom ExCeL, London
RWM 2017
12th September 2017
United Kingdom NEC, Birmingham
Productronica India 2017
14th September 2017
India Pragati Maidan, New Delhi
Industry of Things World 2017
18th September 2017
Germany Berlin Congress Center