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Silicon Biosys­tems Menarini, Macrogen to jointly develop genomic cancer tests

Silicon Biosys­tems Menarini, Macrogen to jointly develop genomic cancer tests

Silicon Biosys­tems Menarini and Macrogen, Inc. today announced they will form a partnership to provide clinical assays and innovative procedures for precision medicine in cancer. [More]
Ultrasound-activated microbubbles help preserve healthy heart tissue

Ultrasound-activated microbubbles help preserve healthy heart tissue

Researchers funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering used ultrasound-activated microbubbles to improve preservation of heart muscle and function in a pig heart attack model. [More]
Chattem’s ACT Advanced Care Mouthwash designated as 2016 Product of the Year

Chattem’s ACT Advanced Care Mouthwash designated as 2016 Product of the Year

Chattem Inc., the U.S. consumer healthcare division of Sanofi, announced today that its ACT® Advanced Care™ Mouthwash has been named 2016 Product of the Year, the world's largest consumer-voted award for product innovation. [More]
Pioneering technique shows promise for new medical diagnostics, targeted drug delivery

Pioneering technique shows promise for new medical diagnostics, targeted drug delivery

Living systems rely on a dizzying variety of chemical reactions essential to development and survival. Most of these involve a specialized class of protein molecules--the enzymes. [More]
Liverpool researchers reach major milestone towards creating diagnostic test for prostate cancer

Liverpool researchers reach major milestone towards creating diagnostic test for prostate cancer

A research team from the University of Liverpool has reached an important milestone towards creating a urine diagnostic test for prostate cancer that could mean that invasive diagnostic procedures that men currently undergo eventually become a thing of the past. [More]
Zimmer Biomet Holdings receives FDA 510(k) clearance for Unite3D Bridge Fixation System

Zimmer Biomet Holdings receives FDA 510(k) clearance for Unite3D Bridge Fixation System

Zimmer Biomet Holdings, a global leader in musculoskeletal healthcare, is pleased to announce that the Company has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the Unite3D Bridge Fixation System, a groundbreaking 3D-printed technology designed to offer stability in foot and ankle arthrodesis (joint fusion) surgery. [More]
David Calligaris wins ABC Best Paper Award

David Calligaris wins ABC Best Paper Award

David Calligaris is the winner of this year's ABC Best Paper Award, presented by the Springer journal Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. In a paper published in ABC, lead author Calligaris and his colleagues describe a novel system using mass spectrometry as an intraoperative tool. Their method opens new possibilities to detect additional tumour markers which are useful in diagnosing brain and breast tumours during surgery. [More]
West Cancer Center introduces promising new treatment method for brain cancer patients

West Cancer Center introduces promising new treatment method for brain cancer patients

Brain Cancer patients in the Mid-South now have a promising new treatment method at West Cancer Center. Optune™, a portable device using low intensity electric fields to inhibit cancer cell replication causing death of cancer cells, is the first FDA-approved therapy in more than a decade to show a significant extension in overall survival rates for newly diagnosed adult Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) patients. [More]
New initiative aims to improve access to PTSD research

New initiative aims to improve access to PTSD research

Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing (SCAI), Cohen Veterans Bioscience and Exaptive Inc. today announced a new initiative to improve access to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research. The creation of a PTSD KnowledgeMap 
will systematize the current PTSD research space and provide interactive tools for scientists and others studying PTSD. [More]
Apps that test visual function at home can identify vision problems long before traditional tests

Apps that test visual function at home can identify vision problems long before traditional tests

Apps that test visual function at home can discover deterioration of the eye's macula lutea long before traditional vision tests. A doctoral thesis at Sahlgrenska Academy explored this issue. [More]
Leeds scientists to start computer drug research to find cure for Ebola virus

Leeds scientists to start computer drug research to find cure for Ebola virus

Scientists at the University of Leeds will run the equivalent of password cracking software to find the chemical keys to defeating the Ebola virus. [More]
Unlocking intrinsically disordered proteins: an interview with Peter Wright

Unlocking intrinsically disordered proteins: an interview with Peter Wright

I'm a professor in the Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology at The Scripps Research Institute. I have been performing NMR research on proteins for nearly 40 years. [More]
CMU researchers create robotically-driven experimentation system to reduce drug discovery cost

CMU researchers create robotically-driven experimentation system to reduce drug discovery cost

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have created the first robotically driven experimentation system to determine the effects of a large number of drugs on many proteins, reducing the number of necessary experiments by 70 percent. [More]
Cardiac MRI imaging assesses myocardial damage

Cardiac MRI imaging assesses myocardial damage

In a world-first, researchers from Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) have performed cardiac MRI imaging using a 7T MRI scanner in a patient-based study. [More]
Computerized cognitive rehabilitation can improve outcomes in brain injury survivors

Computerized cognitive rehabilitation can improve outcomes in brain injury survivors

For the first time, researchers have shown that computerized cognitive rehabilitation (a program to help brain-injured or otherwise cognitively impaired individuals to restore normal functioning) can improve attention and executive functioning in brain injury survivors including traumatic brain injury (TBI) and stroke. [More]
UPMC uses simple gene test to personalize medications for patients undergoing heart catheterization

UPMC uses simple gene test to personalize medications for patients undergoing heart catheterization

Patients who go to UPMC Presbyterian for heart catheterization and who receive a stent to treat clogged arteries are now being screened with a simple blood test to determine if they have a gene variant that makes them less likely to respond to a blood-thinning medication commonly prescribed after the procedure. [More]
Researchers use hydrogel to prevent stem cells and human embryos from differentiating

Researchers use hydrogel to prevent stem cells and human embryos from differentiating

Unlike normal cells, stem cells are pluripotent -- they can become any cell type, which makes them powerful potential treatments for diseases such as diabetes, leukemia and age-related blindness. However, maintaining this versatility until the time is right is a major challenge. [More]
EndoChoice Holdings releases Lumos Adaptive Matrix Imaging system

EndoChoice Holdings releases Lumos Adaptive Matrix Imaging system

EndoChoice Holdings, Inc. announced the release of Lumos, a novel and proprietary imaging software system as part of the Fuse Full Spectrum Endoscopy platform. Scientists and engineers at EndoChoice created Lumos based upon Adaptive Matrix Imaging which analyzes and selectively enhances the vascularity, surface texture, and color of abnormal tissue, providing better clarity for physicians. [More]
TSRI scientists develop new screening device for drug discovery

TSRI scientists develop new screening device for drug discovery

Screening large "libraries" of compounds to find those with a desired biological activity is a powerful method for discovering new drugs, but requires a large, expensive and dedicated facility. Now, scientists at the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have devised the central component of a screening system that would be orders of magnitude smaller and cheaper. [More]
iCONECT, Lockheed Martin partner to address application decommissioning needs in the U.S. healthcare industry

iCONECT, Lockheed Martin partner to address application decommissioning needs in the U.S. healthcare industry

iCONECT, developers of the award winning, visually rich and intuitively simple XERA e-discovery software, announced today that it is establishing a partnership with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions to address application decommissioning needs in the U.S. commercial healthcare industry, consolidate silos of legacy electronic medical records (EMR), and reduce the cost of preserving and accessing these records. [More]
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