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Scientists develop synthetic amino acid that can impact 3D structure of bioactive peptides

Scientists develop synthetic amino acid that can impact 3D structure of bioactive peptides

One of the greatest challenges in modern medicine is developing drugs that are highly effective against a target, but with minimal toxicity and side-effects to the patient. Such properties are directly related to the 3D structure of the drug molecule. [More]
Researcher presents new batteryless cardiac pacemaker based on automatic wristwatch

Researcher presents new batteryless cardiac pacemaker based on automatic wristwatch

A new batteryless cardiac pacemaker based on an automatic wristwatch and powered by heart motion was presented at ESC Congress 2014 today by Adrian Zurbuchen from Switzerland. The prototype device does not require battery replacement. [More]
BIOCRATES launches first-ever bile acids kit based on targeted metabolite quantitation

BIOCRATES launches first-ever bile acids kit based on targeted metabolite quantitation

Austrian BIOCRATES Life Sciences AG, internationally renowned developer and marketer of innovative targeted metabolomics solutions, further expands its range of metabolomics-based kits with the addition of its assay for the determination of endogenous bile acids, allowing a panel of up to 19 analytes to be simultaneously quantitated from a single 10 µL sample of human or mouse plasma. [More]
Researchers come up with new technique to diagnose malaria

Researchers come up with new technique to diagnose malaria

Over the past several decades, malaria diagnosis has changed very little. After taking a blood sample from a patient, a technician smears the blood across a glass slide, stains it with a special dye, and looks under a microscope for the Plasmodium parasite, which causes the disease. [More]
New blood test provides fast, accurate diagnosis of tuberculosis in children

New blood test provides fast, accurate diagnosis of tuberculosis in children

A new blood test provides a fast and accurate tool to diagnose tuberculosis in children, a new proof-of-concept study shows. The newly developed test (TAM-TB assay) is the first reliable immunodiagnostic assay to detect active tuberculosis in children. [More]
Philips unveils new ultrasound system at ESC Congress 2014

Philips unveils new ultrasound system at ESC Congress 2014

Royal Philips today announced the launch of Affiniti, a new ultrasound system designed to enable global hospitals and health systems to overcome the demands of increasing patient volumes and cost pressures. [More]
MS study uses fNIRS to examine brain activation during working memory task

MS study uses fNIRS to examine brain activation during working memory task

Using functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), Kessler Foundation researchers have shown differential brain activation patterns between people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and healthy controls. [More]
Semi-soft vaginal suppository provides drug-delivery vehicle to prevent spread of HIV

Semi-soft vaginal suppository provides drug-delivery vehicle to prevent spread of HIV

A unique method for delivering compounds that could positively impact the global battle against HIV and AIDS may be possible, thanks to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. [More]
Technology-assisted interventions in primary care setting help patients achieve weight loss

Technology-assisted interventions in primary care setting help patients achieve weight loss

Despite US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations for screening and treating obesity, there are many barriers, several of which may be ameliorated through technological approaches according to a new study by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center published online August 21, 2014 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. [More]
Researchers develop world's first app to measure tremor strength

Researchers develop world's first app to measure tremor strength

A 42-year-old investment banker arrives at the emergency department with complaints of nausea, vomiting, anxiety and tremor. [More]

New report analyzes Global Ostomy Care Accessories market

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Ostomy Care Accessories Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. [More]
ACCA Clinical Decision-Making Toolkit mobile app helps make quick and correct decision

ACCA Clinical Decision-Making Toolkit mobile app helps make quick and correct decision

The ACCA Clinical Decision-Making Toolkit mobile app is now available on the App Store and Google Play. When dealing with acute cardiovascular diseases, a few seconds can make the difference and instant access to the best recommendations can save lives. [More]
New market research report on China's orthopedic instrument industry

New market research report on China's orthopedic instrument industry

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "China Orthopedic Instrument Industry Report, 2014-2017" report to their offering. [More]
New technology holds potential to identify cardiac disease using video monitoring

New technology holds potential to identify cardiac disease using video monitoring

To the careful observer, a person's face has long provided insight into what is going on beneath the surface. Now, with the assistance of a web camera and software algorithms, the face can also reveal whether or not an individual is experiencing atrial fibrillation, a treatable but potentially dangerous heart condition. [More]

Forecast report on China's pharmaceutical equipment industry

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Research and Development Trend Forecast of Pharmaceutical Equipment Market in China, 2014-2018" report to their offering. [More]

ChemImage to present a workshop on hyperspectral imaging at ANZFSS 2014

ChemImage will present a workshop focused on hyperspectral imaging at the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society's 22nd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences in Adelaide, Australia. Forensic Scientists will be in attendance for discussion concerning the advancements that hyperspectral imaging can bring to examination procedures. [More]
New method could help doctors better understand how drug abuse affects the brain

New method could help doctors better understand how drug abuse affects the brain

A new method for measuring and imaging how quickly blood flows in the brain could help doctors and researchers better understand how drug abuse affects the brain, which may aid in improving brain-cancer surgery and tissue engineering, and lead to better treatment options for recovering drug addicts. [More]
New adhesive method for repairing sciatic nerves

New adhesive method for repairing sciatic nerves

When repairing nerves with adhesives, most researchers place glue directly on the nerve stumps, but this method does not fix the nerve ends well and allows glue to easily invade the nerve ends. [More]
22otters launches HerStory app that enables women to share health advice, stories with each other

22otters launches HerStory app that enables women to share health advice, stories with each other

HerStory, a new smartphone app that enables women to share health advice and stories with each other, was recently launched by 22otters, a Khosla Ventures-funded digital health startup. [More]
Pixcelldata, eX-Path announce major new deal in advance of ECP 2014

Pixcelldata, eX-Path announce major new deal in advance of ECP 2014

Pixcelldata, the innovative Irish developer of digital pathology management and collaboration software has announced a major new deal with Dutch based eX-Path, global providers of tele-pathology services, founded by renowned pathology expert, Dr. Marius Nap. [More]