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Bringing accurate tuberculosis tests to Africa

Bringing accurate tuberculosis tests to Africa
Since the 1970s, millions of women have appreciated the ease of a urine-based home pregnancy test to find out if their family is about to grow. A diagnostic test that’s just as accurate and easy to use would make a big impact in the war on tuberculosis. With more than 10 million affected people worldwide, many of them in Africa, the annual market for such a test is estimated at about 75 million — but only if it costs as little as $2 apiece.
19th January 2018

Nanowire device could detect cancer with a urine test

Nanowire device could detect cancer with a urine test
Cells communicate with each other through a number of different mechanisms. Some of these mechanisms are well-known: in animals, for example, predatory threats can drive the release of norepinephrine, a hormone that travels through the bloodstream and triggers heart and muscle cells to initiate a "fight-or-flight" response. A far less familiar mode of cellular transport is the extracellular vesicle (EV).
3rd January 2018

More accurate cancer detection makes use of nanoparticles

More accurate cancer detection makes use of nanoparticles
  Using light-emitting nanoparticles, Rutgers University-New Brunswick scientists have invented a highly effective method to detect tiny tumours and track their spread, potentially leading to earlier cancer detection and more precise treatment. The technology could improve patient cure rates and survival times.
20th December 2017


MEG sensor hoped to improve epilepsy diagnosis

MEG sensor hoped to improve epilepsy diagnosis
  A research institute of CEA Tech, Leti, has announced it has taken a major step toward development of next-gen magnetoencephalography (MEG) that could significantly reduce the cost of MEG systems and scans, improve diagnosis and treatment for epilepsy patients and help guide surgeons performing brain surgery.
12th December 2017

Low-cost jaundice detector passes first test in Africa

Low-cost jaundice detector passes first test in Africa
The first clinical study of a low-cost, hand-held jaundice detector invented by Rice University students couldn’t have come at a better time for NEST360°, an international team of scientists, doctors and global health experts preparing for a competition for $100 million from the MacArthur Foundation. The money would allow the team to carry out its visionary plan to halve the number of newborn deaths in African hospitals within 10 years.
11th December 2017

Device for Apple Watch detects atrial fibrillation

Device for Apple Watch detects atrial fibrillation
AliveCor has announced FDA clearance of KardiaBand in the U.S., allowing Apple Watch users to discreetly capture their EKG anytime, anywhere in order to quickly detect normal sinus heart rhythms and atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common heart arrhythmia. The first FDA-cleared medical device accessory for Apple Watch, KardiaBand can record an EKG in 30 seconds with just a touch of its integrated sensor. Results from the Kardia App are displayed on the face of Apple Watch.
6th December 2017

Breast imaging could reduce false positive examinations

Breast imaging could reduce false positive examinations
Seno Medical Instruments, Inc. has announced positive data from PIONEER, a Phase III pivotal trial of its Imagio breast imaging system. The study found that OA/US was more specific than device gray-scale ultrasound alone (US) in differentiating malignant from benign breast lesions and was non-inferior to US with respect to sensitivity. This means that OA/US detected a similar number of malignant lesions as US but had a lower rate of false positive malignant diagnoses.
6th December 2017

Algorithm can diagnose pneumonia better than radiologists

Algorithm can diagnose pneumonia better than radiologists
Stanford researchers have developed an algorithm that offers diagnoses based off chest X-ray images. It can diagnose up to 14 types of medical conditions and is able to diagnose pneumonia better than expert radiologists working alone. A paper about the algorithm, called CheXNet, was published on the open-access, scientific preprint website arXiv.
16th November 2017

Breast tumour localisation system receives FDA Approval

Breast tumour localisation system receives FDA Approval
Cianna Medical, Inc. has received FDA clearance of the SAVI SCOUT reflector for long term implant. The SAVI SCOUT reflector is an integral part of the SCOUT system for wire-free breast tumour localisation. This technology is the first and only non-radioactive implant used in wire-free localisation that can be implanted with no restrictions on the length of time the reflector can remain in the breast.
14th November 2017

Polymer nanoagents can track tiny areas of diseased tissues

Polymer nanoagents can track tiny areas of diseased tissues
Polymer nanoagents that can 'light up' tiny areas of diseased tissues that conventional methods fail to detect, have been created by a research team led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. The nanoagents, known as 'semiconductor polymer nanoparticles' (SPNs), can store light energy from sources such as sunlight, near-infrared light or even light from mobile phones, and then emit long-lasting 'afterglow light'.
13th November 2017


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