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Drug for reduction of abdominal fat in HIV patients may also reduce fatty liver disease

Drug for reduction of abdominal fat in HIV patients may also reduce fatty liver disease

The only drug to receive FDA approval for reduction of the abdominal fat deposits that develop in some patients receiving antiviral therapy for HIV infection may also reduce the incidence of fatty liver disease in such patients. [More]
Researchers receive $2.098 million grant to study recovery of language after stroke

Researchers receive $2.098 million grant to study recovery of language after stroke

An interdisciplinary group of researchers at the University of Arizona has been awarded a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study language abilities in patients recovering from a stroke. [More]
NSF new program helps great ideas transition from lab to practice

NSF new program helps great ideas transition from lab to practice

A "valley of death" is well-known to entrepreneurs--the lull between government funding for research and industry support for prototypes and products. [More]
Mayo Clinic calls for safer pediatric imaging

Mayo Clinic calls for safer pediatric imaging

The benefits of medical imaging far outweigh the risks when children receive The Right Exam, ordered The Right Way, with The Right Radiation Dose. However, overuse and misuse of imaging change the benefit-risk ratio and Mayo Clinic is leading a collaborative effort to ensure a national protocol is put into action. [More]
Lung cancer patients could benefit from new 'QTA' technique

Lung cancer patients could benefit from new 'QTA' technique

Lung cancer patients could receive more precise treatment, and their progress could be better tracked, using a new high-tech method of non-invasive medical imaging analysis, according to a study published today by the journal PLOS ONE. [More]
Study uncovers new information on genes that may increase risk of cardiac arrhythmias

Study uncovers new information on genes that may increase risk of cardiac arrhythmias

Two international research studies, both led by investigators affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, have uncovered new information about genes that may increase the risk of serious cardiac arrhythmias. [More]
EMA CHMP recommends marketing authorization for GE's VIZAMYL for PET imaging to detect beta amyloids

EMA CHMP recommends marketing authorization for GE's VIZAMYL for PET imaging to detect beta amyloids

GE Healthcare today announced the receipt of a positive opinion from the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use. This opinion recommends the granting of a marketing authorisation for VIZAMYL (Flutemetamol F18 injection), a radiopharmaceutical medicinal product indicated for Positron Emission Tomography imaging of beta amyloid neuritic plaque density in the brains of adult patients with cognitive impairment who are being evaluated for Alzheimer's disease and other causes of cognitive impairment. [More]
Novel method triples length of time organs can be preserved for transplantation

Novel method triples length of time organs can be preserved for transplantation

A system developed by investigators at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Engineering in Medicine allowed successful transplantation of rat livers after preservation for as long as four days, more than tripling the length of time organs currently can be preserved. [More]
New less expensive method to enrich stable isotopes

New less expensive method to enrich stable isotopes

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have devised a new method for enriching a group of the world's most expensive chemical commodities, stable isotopes, which are vital to medical imaging and nuclear power, as reported this week in the journal Nature Physics. For many isotopes, the new method is cheaper than existing methods. For others, it is more environmentally friendly. [More]

Concise analysis of the North American healthcare cloud computing market

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "North American Healthcare Cloud Computing Market by Applications, Deployment, Service, Pricing & End Users - Forecast to 2018" report to their offering. [More]
Combination of MRI and PET imaging techniques can prevent second breast biopsy

Combination of MRI and PET imaging techniques can prevent second breast biopsy

Following a diagnosis of breast cancer, one of the hardest tasks is to distinguish the benign nodes in the breast from the malignant tumours, and this usually requires a tissue sample (biopsy) to be taken. [More]
New research report on global medical imaging reagents market

New research report on global medical imaging reagents market

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Medical Imaging Reagents Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" report to their offering. [More]

Eden licenses Sandia’s technology to develop radioactive isotope for medical diagnostic tests

An Albuquerque startup company has licensed a Sandia National Laboratories technology that offers a way to make molybdenum-99, a key radioactive isotope needed for diagnostic imaging in nuclear medicine, in the United States. [More]

BioClinica announces acquisition of Blueprint Clinical to drive RBM strategies for clinical trials

BioClinica®, Inc., a leading provider of eClinical Solutions for the Pharmaceutical Industry, has announced the acquisition of Blueprint Clinical, a fast-growing company offering ground-breaking technology and extensive expertise to drive successful Risk-Based Monitoring (RBM) strategies for clinical trials. [More]
FDA approves use for Lymphoseek to help doctors determine extent of neck and cancer

FDA approves use for Lymphoseek to help doctors determine extent of neck and cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new use for Lymphoseek (technetium 99m tilmanocept) Injection, a radioactive diagnostic imaging agent used to help doctors determine the extent a type of cancer called squamous cell carcinoma has spread in the body's head and neck region. [More]
Bionic pancreas device controls blood sugar in patients with type 1 diabetes

Bionic pancreas device controls blood sugar in patients with type 1 diabetes

The latest version of a bionic pancreas device has been successfully tested in two five-day clinical trials - one in adults, the other in adolescents - that imposed minimal restrictions on patient activities. [More]
New advanced treatment can make huge difference for patients who suffer "brain attack"

New advanced treatment can make huge difference for patients who suffer "brain attack"

When car crash victims suffer serious injuries, emergency crews often get them to trauma centers for the advanced care they need. [More]

New imaging software measures growth of nodules in patients at risk of lung cancer

Medical-imaging software under development at Rochester Institute of Technology could someday give radiologists a tool for measuring the growth of nodules in patients at risk of lung cancer, the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. [More]
Researchers discover strong genetic risk factor for type 2 diabetes in Latin American patients

Researchers discover strong genetic risk factor for type 2 diabetes in Latin American patients

In the largest study of its kind published to date, an international team of researchers in Mexico and the United States has discovered a strong genetic risk factor for type 2 diabetes that primarily affects Latin American patients, but is rare elsewhere. [More]
Banner Health receives prestigious stroke award

Banner Health receives prestigious stroke award

Several Banner Health facilities in Arizona have received a prestigious stroke award in recognition of their ability to better diagnose and treat stroke patients, to reduce death and disability among patients and to speed recovery. [More]