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Technique offers breakthrough imaging of melanoma

Technique offers breakthrough imaging of melanoma
  Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, with over 232,000 new cases and 55,000 deaths per year worldwide. Those with light-skin or red hair are often prone to hard-to-detect melanomas, often caused by properties of pigments within skin called melanins.
8th March 2017

Method could enable diagnostics on individual blood cells

Method could enable diagnostics on individual blood cells
  A single cell can contain a wealth of information about the health of an individual. Now, a new method developed at MIT and National Chiao Tung University could make it possible to capture and analyse individual cells from a small sample of blood, potentially leading to very low-cost diagnostic systems that could be used almost anywhere.
3rd March 2017

Digital radiography: the latest advancement in diagnostics

Medical professionals typically use radiography technology to view the internal parts of the body for purposes of diagnosing and treating diverse health conditions. However, modern radiography is more advanced, efficient, and accurate than earlier technologies such as film and computed radiography. In particular, digital radiography has enhanced the accuracy and efficiency of medical diagnostics.
27th February 2017


Smartphones advance diagnosis and treatment

Smartphones advance diagnosis and treatment
Smartphones are revolutionising the diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, thanks to add-ons and apps that make their ubiquitous small screens into medical devices, researchers say. "If you look at the camera, the flash, the microphone... they all are getting better and better," said Shwetak Patel, engineering professor at the University of Washington. "In fact the capabilities on those phones are as great as some of the specialised devices," he told the AAAS annual meeting.
20th February 2017

Mobile tool may be used to diagnose serious diseases

Mobile tool may be used to diagnose serious diseases
Finding practical solutions to detect proteins, cancer biomarkers, viruses and other small objects has been a key challenge for researchers worldwide for decades. These solutions hold promise for saving lives through more timely diagnosis and treatment of serious infections and diseases. Now a UCLA team's research shows how such detections might be done for a fraction of the cost by using "smart" mobile devices designed by machine learning.
16th February 2017

Products aid diagnostic cath procedures

Products aid diagnostic cath procedures
  Medtronic is releasing a few coronary devices, including the DxTerity diagnostic angiography catheters, DxTerity TRA diagnostic catheters, InTRAkit access kit, and the TRAcelet compression device. All the products already have received U.S. and European regulatory approvals.
16th February 2017

Improving cancer diagnosis and follow-up

Improving cancer diagnosis and follow-up
A team of investigators from Cedars-Sinai and UCLA is using a blood-analysis technique and tiny experimental device to help physicians predict which cancers are likely to spread by identifying and characterising tumor cells circulating through the blood. The investigators are conducting "liquid biopsies" by running blood through a postage-stamp-sized chip with nanowires 1,000 times thinner than a human hair and coated with antibodies, or proteins, that recognise circulating tumour cells.
13th February 2017

Diagnosing tumours during brain surgeries

Diagnosing tumours during brain surgeries
If a tumour is suspected during brain surgery, it takes 30-40 minutes from the time of removing the sample from the patient’s brain to the time of diagnosis. The sample is taken through a rigorous process of tissue sectioning, staining, mounting, and interpretation by pathologists. Researchers from University of Michigan have now developed an imaging technique that could significantly reduce the time taken for such diagnoses.
9th February 2017

Myopia cell discovered in retina

Myopia cell discovered in retina
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered a cell in the retina that may cause myopia when it dysfunctions. The dysfunction may be linked to the amount of time a child spends indoors and away from natural light. "This discovery could lead to a new therapeutic target to control myopia," said Greg Schwartz, lead investigator and assistant professor of ophthalmology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
9th February 2017

A potential diagnostic for pancreatic cancer

A potential diagnostic for pancreatic cancer
Despite enormous research strides, detection methods for many diseases remain cumbersome and expensive, and often uncover illness only at advanced stages, when patient outcomes can be bleak. One such illness is pancreatic cancer, which may display no obvious symptoms in its early stages, yet can develop aggressively. Indeed, according to the American Cancer Society, a staggering 80% of those stricken with this form of cancer die within 1 year of diagnosis.
7th February 2017


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LASER World of PHOTONICS 2017
26th June 2017
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