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New book features research that exploits space-age technology for medical benefits

New book features research that exploits space-age technology for medical benefits

Research from the Universities of Leicester and Nottingham that exploits space-age technology for medical benefits is featured in a new publication. [More]
ESCMID experts raise awareness for optimal use of antibiotics to combat AMR

ESCMID experts raise awareness for optimal use of antibiotics to combat AMR

Experts at the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (ESCMID) are joining colleagues across the globe this week to promote prudent use of antibiotics. [More]
Mount Sinai cardiologists receive awards at AHA Scientific Sessions 2016

Mount Sinai cardiologists receive awards at AHA Scientific Sessions 2016

​Valentin Fuster, MD, PhD, Director of Mount Sinai Heart and Physician-in-Chief of The Mount Sinai Hospital, and Jeffrey W. Olin, DO, FAHA, Professor of Cardiology and Director of the Vascular Medicine and Vascular Diagnostics Laboratory at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, received awards at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, November 12-16, 2016. [More]
Most rapid diagnostic tests fail to detect P. falciparum malaria parasites in asymptomatic children

Most rapid diagnostic tests fail to detect P. falciparum malaria parasites in asymptomatic children

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has one of the highest rates of people living with malaria. Rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) account for more than 70 percent of diagnostic testing for malaria in Africa. [More]
Concerns about weight gain may affect contraception choices

Concerns about weight gain may affect contraception choices

Concerns about weight gain may be driving contraception choices, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. [More]
Highly antibiotic-resistant infections on the rise among U.S. children, study reports

Highly antibiotic-resistant infections on the rise among U.S. children, study reports

Highly drug-resistant infections are on the rise among U.S. children, reports a new study published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. [More]
Global effort may help win battle against antibiotic resistance

Global effort may help win battle against antibiotic resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) does not seem to cause much worry among the general population and can be thought of as a future problem. [More]
Experimental cancer imaging tool shows promise in illuminating brain tumors during surgery

Experimental cancer imaging tool shows promise in illuminating brain tumors during surgery

An experimental cancer imaging tool that makes tumors glow brightly during surgery has shown promise again in a new Penn Medicine clinical study, this time in patients with brain cancer. [More]
Self-injection of contraceptive feasible, acceptable among women in sub-Saharan Africa, research reveals

Self-injection of contraceptive feasible, acceptable among women in sub-Saharan Africa, research reveals

Self-injection of the contraceptive Sayana® Press is both feasible and highly acceptable among women participating in the first such research study conducted in sub-Saharan Africa, according to results published online by the journal Contraception. [More]
FDA approves new assay for diagnosis of IBD

FDA approves new assay for diagnosis of IBD

Inova Diagnostics, a worldwide leader in autoimmune diagnostic reagents and systems for the clinical laboratory, is pleased to announce the US Food and Drug Administration clearance of QUANTA Lite Calprotectin Extended Range, an assay which aids in the diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), and can help differentiate IBD from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). [More]
Enterome, Bristol-Myers Squibb enter into Immuno-Oncology collaboration to identify new microbiome-derived biomarkers for cancer

Enterome, Bristol-Myers Squibb enter into Immuno-Oncology collaboration to identify new microbiome-derived biomarkers for cancer

Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) and Enterome SA (Enterome), a pioneer in the development of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics based on the gut microbiome, announced that they have entered into an Immuno-Oncology focused collaboration agreement for the discovery and development of microbiome-derived biomarkers, drug targets and bioactive molecules to be developed as potential companion diagnostics and therapeutics for cancer. [More]
DILON Diagnostics to distribute GE's Discovery NM750b breast imaging system in North America

DILON Diagnostics to distribute GE's Discovery NM750b breast imaging system in North America

DILON Diagnostics and GE Healthcare are pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement for DILON to be the exclusive distributor of GE's Discovery NM750b Molecular Breast Imaging system in North America. [More]
New, rapid diagnostic test for malaria wins $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant

New, rapid diagnostic test for malaria wins $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant

An interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers at Vanderbilt University headed by Stevenson Professor of Chemistry David Wright has designed a new kind of rapid diagnostic test for malaria that has received a $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations grant which is designed to support innovative global health and development research projects. [More]
Researchers develop biosensor system that can detect different antibiotics in human blood

Researchers develop biosensor system that can detect different antibiotics in human blood

A team of researchers from the University of Freiburg has developed a system inspired by biology that can detect several different antibiotics in human blood or other fluids at the same time. [More]
Richard Wolf to showcase new system solutions for minimally invasive human medicine at MEDICA 2016

Richard Wolf to showcase new system solutions for minimally invasive human medicine at MEDICA 2016

Richard Wolf GmbH is presenting its new system solutions for minimally invasive human medicine at the International Trade Fair for Medical Technology – MEDICA 2016, November 14-17, 2016 – at the newly designed exhibition booth under the motto “feel the spirit of excellence”. [More]
Structure of health care system helps determine collaborative care in hospitals

Structure of health care system helps determine collaborative care in hospitals

The structures of health care systems helps determine how doctors and nurses collaborate during hospital rounds, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. [More]
NSU researchers learn more about Gulf War illness to help veterans

NSU researchers learn more about Gulf War illness to help veterans

As the nation honors our veterans on November 11, we must pause to remember the long-lasting health effects soldiers experience not only from bullets or bombs, but from exposure to unexplained pesticides, radiation or other toxins during their time in the service. [More]
International consortium awarded $36.9 million grant to accelerate introduction of new typhoid vaccines

International consortium awarded $36.9 million grant to accelerate introduction of new typhoid vaccines

Typhoid fever, a bacterial infection that causes high fever and other disabling symptoms, remains a serious global problem in the developing world: it kills almost a quarter of a million people annually, and infects about 21 million. [More]
Sony to display latest end-to-end medical visual solutions at MEDICA 2016

Sony to display latest end-to-end medical visual solutions at MEDICA 2016

Sony will be attending MEDICA 2016 from November 14th to 17th to showcase its latest end-to-end solutions that support more efficient diagnosis, surgery and post-operative care. MEDICA visitors will be able to experience how Sony’s innovations enable more efficient capture, sharing and display of high-quality video and still images in today’s networked hospital environment. [More]
Six pioneering French companies to exhibit in innovation zone at Medica 2016

Six pioneering French companies to exhibit in innovation zone at Medica 2016

In a global market worth almost €200 billion (around £173 billion) a year, the medical devices and in vitro diagnostics sector is particularly innovative in France. Across the Channel, the sector is comprised of over a thousand companies, employing almost 65,000 people with expertise encompassing medicine, mechanics, material physics and digital technologies. [More]
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