New accelerator-based technology being developed by the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University aims to reduce the side effects of cancer radiation therapy by shrinking its duration from minutes to under a second. Built into future compact medical devices, technology developed for high-energy physics could also help make radiation therapy more […]Continue Reading ...
Digital technology permeates our lives. Smartphones that operate like mini-computers give us easy access to email, news, bank accounts and social networking apps. Even our well-being is in the game: Many of us use digital devices and apps to track our movement, sleep, blood sugar levels or heart rates. At Stanford Medicine, that’s only the beginning. […]Continue Reading ...
Do you get frustrated and angry when your WiFi connection stops working? It could be because of your personality. When digital technology stops working, people with a fear of missing out (FOMO) — the anxiety that you’re missing a social experience others might be having while you’re not online — or an internet addiction have […]Continue Reading ...
The team behind a new medical navigation system which makes it easier to take biopsy samples from the lungs recently received an international innovation award during Innovation Expo 2018 in Rotterdam. The project which received the award, known as “Mariana”, is developing better tracking, navigation and catheterization technology for doctors, based on three-dimensional ultrasound images. […]Continue Reading ...
The technology of making sweets has been worked out for more than months, experiments have led to the invention of exclusive flavors, which are not yet available on the confectionery market. “We have a new praline filling that nobody does in the world” – says Nadezhda Makarova, head of the Technology and Catering Department, Doctor […]Continue Reading ...
A Research and Development group led by Professor Yoshifumi Saijo of Tohoku University and Noriyuki Masuda of Advantest has succeeded in developing in vivo skin imaging technology that can simultaneously generate dual-wavelength photoacoustic images and ultrasound images. The research is part of the “Innovative Visualization Technology to Lead to Creation of a New Growth Industry” […]Continue Reading ...
Oct 10 2018 Solutions Built on the Perceptive Cloud Platform Leverage Mobile and Wearable Technology PAREXEL International Corporation, a leading innovator of global biopharmaceutical services, today announced that it has developed several new solutions that take a patient-centric approach to addressing drug development. Built on the Perceptive® Cloud platform and leveraging PAREXEL’s relationship with Microsoft, […]Continue Reading ...
Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC) is very aggressive, since the cancer cells not only quickly grow but also easily spread to entire body. Often SCLC can be diagnosed using several common tests unfortunately after spread of cancer cells, resulting in poor survival. Now researchers at Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) in Japan have […]Continue Reading ...
The ever-evolving role of technology raises important questions about patient privacy, consent, and how digital health companies collect, store, and use data. Nicole Martinez-Martin, PhD, JD, a postdoctoral fellow in biomedical ethics, is working to inject ethical principles into this intersection of technology and health. I sat down with her to learn more. What brought […]Continue Reading ...
Innovations in technology offer convenience to patients, allow physicians to monitor patients from afar and offer promise in genetics-based diagnoses, according to leading experts scheduled to speak at the 2018 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition. The Pediatrics for the 21st Century symposium, “Leveraging New Technologies to Transform Child Health,” kicks off the […]Continue Reading ...
Checking the heartbeat of babies in the womb is set to become more accurate and less stressful for expectant mothers thanks to research by the University of Sussex. Dr Elizabeth Rendon-Morales has a developed a much more effective sensor to measure a baby’s heartbeat without needing to visit a hospital. It could help detect heart-related […]Continue Reading ...
When a medication doesn’t “fit” the body quite right, the results can be devastating. Such is the case for thalidomide, which was prescribed in the 1950s and 1960s as a sedative or hypnotic, even for pregnant women. Although one version of thalidomide, referred to as the left-handed form, is a powerful tranquilizer, it was tragically […]Continue Reading ...
Co-Diagnostics, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company with a unique, proprietary platform for the development of molecular diagnostic tests, announced today that it has been awarded a patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office related to the Company’s CoPrimer™ platform technology. Dwight Egan, CEO of Co-Diagnostics, commented, “We are very pleased that the remarkable […]Continue Reading ...
One fairly recent entrant into the world of digital health is a pill that detects when it is ingested, then sends a signal to an app and to people the patient designates, such as clinicians or family members. The technology joins a collection of other digital devices that are being developed or are already in […]Continue Reading ...
Oct 4 2018 HalioDx, an immuno-oncology company pioneering the immunological diagnosis of cancers, announces the availability of Brightplex, a novel high capacity IHC multiplex technology enabling multiple biomarkers to be analyzed on a single FFPE slide. The workflow is automated and takes advantage of brightfield staining with standardized reagents, proprietary know-how and advanced image analysis […]Continue Reading ...
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