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FMP initiates new project for early detection of Parkinson's disease with magnetized xenon gas

FMP initiates new project for early detection of Parkinson's disease with magnetized xenon gas

A new project for the early detection of Parkinson's disease with strongly magnetized xenon gas has been initiated at FMP. The team led by physicist Leif Schröder has received a three-year grant from the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research. [More]
UVA physicists develop new imaging method with potential for high-resolution medical diagnostics

UVA physicists develop new imaging method with potential for high-resolution medical diagnostics

A unique new imaging method, called "polarized nuclear imaging" - combining powerful aspects of both magnetic resonance imaging and gamma-ray imaging and developed by two physicists in the University of Virginia's departments of Physics and Radiology- has potential for new types of high-resolution medical diagnostics as well as industrial and physics research applications. [More]
Tecan introduces Spark 20M multimode microplate reader for drug discovery or life science research

Tecan introduces Spark 20M multimode microplate reader for drug discovery or life science research

Tecan has launched the Spark 20M multimode microplate reader, offering tailor-made solutions to suit virtually any drug discovery or advanced life science research application. [More]
Researchers succeed in activating a 'single-molecule switch'

Researchers succeed in activating a 'single-molecule switch'

Everybody knows the force that is required to activate a light switch on a wall - a finger is enough. But how much force do you need to apply if the device was dramatically reduced to the "nanoscale world", that is, how much force do you need to operate a "single-molecule switch"? This fundamental question is related not only to basic science but also to potential future applications of molecular devices. [More]
Spectral imaging technologies in microscopy: an interview with Alex Cooper

Spectral imaging technologies in microscopy: an interview with Alex Cooper

Spectral imaging encompasses two types of light control when using a microscope. Conventional microscopes use fluorescence excitation and emission filters, matched to fluorescent probes, in order to visualize specific organelles or processes within cells. [More]
Scientists aim to develop latest biosensors for personalized medicine, drug development

Scientists aim to develop latest biosensors for personalized medicine, drug development

Scientists at the Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology in Berlin-Buch and the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena cooperate in the future for the development of the latest biosensors for usage related to personalized medicine and drug development. [More]
New treatment reduces cerebral damage in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients

New treatment reduces cerebral damage in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients

Among comatose survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, treatment with inhaled xenon gas combined with hypothermia, compared with hypothermia alone, results in less white matter damage. [More]
Advances in new scanning technology may provide a clearer picture of lung disease

Advances in new scanning technology may provide a clearer picture of lung disease

New scanning technology which will give a much clearer picture of lung disease has taken a major step forward thanks to scientists at The University of Nottingham. [More]
Streamlined medical device integration with new XLMii LED fiber optic light source

Streamlined medical device integration with new XLMii LED fiber optic light source

Excelitas Technologies® Corp., a global technology leader focused on delivering innovative, customized photonic solutions, today unveiled the new XLMii™ LED Fiber Optic Light Source for medical applications. [More]
The importance of flexibility in spectrophotometry: an interview with Jessica Geisler

The importance of flexibility in spectrophotometry: an interview with Jessica Geisler

Spectrophotometry quantifies the concentration of a specific substance that is present in a sample by comparing the amount of light that goes into a sample versus the amount of light that comes out of the sample at a specific wavelength. [More]
Liposomal sizing and the Coulter principle: an interview with Professor Melvin E. Klegerman

Liposomal sizing and the Coulter principle: an interview with Professor Melvin E. Klegerman

For about the last 25 years, the cardiology group here have been developing a platform technology for both the diagnosis and treatment of atherosclerosis. The group began at Northwestern University, Chicago, under the direction of Dr. David McPherson and he continues to lead the group. [More]
New fluorescent dye could serve as powerful tool to visualize biological events in living cells

New fluorescent dye could serve as powerful tool to visualize biological events in living cells

A new photostable fluorescent dye for super resolution microscopy could serve as a powerful tool to visualize biological events and structural details in living cells at real-time for prolonged recording periods. [More]

BGU-UWA researchers develop new process to produce graphene for use in energy storage

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and University of Western Australia researchers have developed a new process to develop few-layer graphene for use in energy storage and other material applications that is faster, potentially scalable and surmounts some of the current graphene production limitations. [More]
Experts team up to tackle a growing challenge to nuclear test monitoring

Experts team up to tackle a growing challenge to nuclear test monitoring

The world's experts in nuclear explosion monitoring teamed up with pharmaceutical producers from across the globe in Brussels, Belgium, from 12 to 14 May 2015, to address a growing challenge to nuclear test monitoring. [More]
Complete skin grafting solution to launch at Hospitalar 2015

Complete skin grafting solution to launch at Hospitalar 2015

A complete skin grafting solution for burns and trauma surgery enabling flexibility of thin and thick skin grafts will be launched by Surtex Instruments at Hospitalar 2015. [More]
New UV light method could help stop spread of hospital superbugs

New UV light method could help stop spread of hospital superbugs

Can a robot clean a hospital room just as well as a person? According to new research out of the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, that is indeed the case. Chetan Jinadatha, M.D., M.P.H., assistant professor at the Texas A&M College of Medicine and chief of infectious diseases at the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System in Temple, is studying the effectiveness of a germ-zapping robot to clean hospital rooms, which could hold the key to preventing the spread of "superbugs" - in turn, saving countless dollars and, most importantly, lives. [More]
Study examines efficacy of continuous UV-C robots versus pulsed xenon in preventing infection

Study examines efficacy of continuous UV-C robots versus pulsed xenon in preventing infection

The efficacy of continuous UV-C disinfection robots versus pulsed xenon (PU-UX) was highlighted in a recently published study of ultraviolet (UV) light disinfection systems by an influential infection prevention research team, including Curtis Donskey, M.D. [More]
Pioneering research advances prevention of lung damage when providing mechanical ventilation

Pioneering research advances prevention of lung damage when providing mechanical ventilation

The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry of the Universitat de València participates in a pioneering research to advance the prevention of lung damage when providing mechanical ventilation in operations that require general anaesthesia. [More]
Leica Microsystems launches new neurosurgical microscope

Leica Microsystems launches new neurosurgical microscope

Leica Microsystems has launched a new neurosurgical microscope, the Leica M530 OH6. To enable surgeons to see better into deep, narrow cavities, it is equipped with FusionOptics technology, advanced Small Angle Illumination (SAI) and apochromatic optics. The ergonomic design of the microscope enables surgeons and assistants to work in a neutral, upright posture which helps prevent strain and fatigue. [More]
Study shows xenon gas treatment reduces brain damage after head injury

Study shows xenon gas treatment reduces brain damage after head injury

Treatment with xenon gas after a head injury reduces the extent of brain damage, according to a study in mice. [More]
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