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Biomarkers give cancer patients better survival estimates

Biomarkers give cancer patients better survival estimates
A method developed by UCLA scientists uses data about patients' genetic sequences to produce more reliable projections for survival time and how they might respond to possible treatments. The technique is an innovative way of using biomedical big data—which gleans patterns and trends from massive amounts of patient information—to achieve precision medicine—giving doctors the ability to better tailor their care for each individual patient.
9th June 2016

Kit detects the ZIKA virus in blood in 10 to 15 minutes

Kit detects the ZIKA virus in blood in 10 to 15 minutes
Tanaka has developed the world's first kit able to directly detect the ZIKA virus (ZIKV) in blood. The kit is capable of rapid ZIKV detection in just 10 to 15 minutes. Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo plans to supply samples for clinical evaluation with a view to collaboration with domestic and overseas medical manufacturers.
7th June 2016

AFM could help diagnose chronic heart disease

AFM could help diagnose chronic heart disease
Researchers from the University of Lisbon and the North Lisbon Hospital Center (Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte) conducted a pilot study that demonstrated how atomic force microscopy (AFM) could be used as a non-invasive diagnostic tool for chronic heart disease. Their work appears in the recent issue of Nature Nanotechnology. The World Health Organization estimates that 17.5 million people die annually due to cardiovascular diseases.
3rd June 2016


Biosensor could detect molecules linked to cancer

Biosensor could detect molecules linked to cancer
A biosensor developed by researchers at the LNNano in Campinas, São Paulo State, Brazil, detects molecules associated with neurodegenerative diseases and some types of cancer. The device is basically a single-layer, organic, nanometer-scale transistor on a glass slide. It contains the reduced form of the peptide glutathione (GSH), which reacts in a specific way when it comes into contact with the enzyme glutathione S-transferase (GST), linked to Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and breast cancer, among other diseases.
20th May 2016

Home urine test scans for diseases

Home urine test scans for diseases
There’s a good reason your doctor asks for a urine sample at your annual checkup. A simple, colour-changing paper test, dipped into the specimen, can measure levels of glucose, blood, protein and other chemicals, which in turn can indicate evidence of kidney disease, diabetes, urinary tract infections and even signs of bladder cancer.
17th May 2016

Ultrasound diagnostic device improves care in remote rural areas

Ultrasound diagnostic device improves care in remote rural areas
MU and STMicroelectronics have announced that MU’s US-304 portable ultrasound imager, powered by ST’s STHV800pulser, is aiming to increase the quality of point-of-care medical diagnostics in remote rural areas of Africa. MU’s device has been developed for the 'Doctor Car' mobile-clinic project to provide medical care in remote rural areas of Africa.
15th April 2016

AI helps detect cancer cells

AI helps detect cancer cells
Scientists at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA have developed a new technique for identifying cancer cells in blood samples faster and more accurately than the current standard methods. In one common approach to testing for cancer, doctors add biochemicals to blood samples. Those biochemicals attach biological "labels" to the cancer cells, and those labels enable instruments to detect and identify them.
14th April 2016

Ultrasound headset to accurately recognise concussions

Mapping blood flow in the brain of athletes using an advanced form of ultrasound may make it easier to more accurately recognise concussions, according to a study that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 68th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada, 15th to 21st April, 2016. "There is growing evidence that concussions can change the blood flow in the brain," said study author Robert Hamilton, PhD, co-founder of Neural Analytics in Los Angeles, Calif., and a member of the American Academy of Neurology.
14th April 2016

Platform enables point-of-care diagnosis of HIV and HCV

Platform enables point-of-care diagnosis of HIV and HCV
  Researchers at McGill University in Montreal have recently developed a portable, paper-based electrochemical platform with multiplexing and telemedicine capabilities that may enable low-cost, point-of-care diagnosis of HIV and HCV co-infections within serum samples.
14th April 2016

Is there a computer in the house?

Is there a computer in the house?
Steve Rogerson looks at how the IoT is affecting the medical industry and asks whether the days of the human doctor may be numbered. One of the most prominent areas being impacted by the Internet of Things (IoT) is medical technology, with the promise of remote patient care and people being treated at home whilst being linked to medical staff over various communications links. 
5th April 2016


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