May 18, 2018 KARL STORZ Endoscopy-America, Inc., announces the commercial launch of the PDD Blue Light Flexible Video Cystoscopy System for enhanced detection of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC). This announcement follows the approval of a supplemental new drug application and a Premarket Approval supplement from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) extending the […]Continue Reading ...
May 8, 2018 TISSUE DIAGNOSTICS SUCCESSFULLY TESTED Today physicians are still severely hampered by the lack of precision of the needle tip location during a biopsy. Looking at lung cancers, 25% of the diagnoses suffer a false negative outcome through traditional biopsy methods. In the future, this can be avoided: for the first time, the […]Continue Reading ...
May 2, 2018 A simple retinal prosthesis is being developed in collaboration between Tel Aviv University in Israel and Linköping University in Sweden. Fabricated using cheap and widely-available organic pigments used in printing inks and cosmetics, it consists of tiny pixels like a digital camera sensor on a nanometric scale. Researchers hope that it can […]Continue Reading ...
April 30, 2018 As many as one in three women treated for breast cancer undergo unnecessary procedures, but a new method for diagnosing it could do a better job distinguishing between benign and aggressive tumors. Researchers at the University of Michigan are developing a pill that makes tumors light up when exposed to infrared light, […]Continue Reading ...
April 27, 2018 Biomedical engineers at the University of California, Davis, have developed a new technique for measuring blood flow in the human brain, which could be used in patients with stroke or traumatic brain injury, for example. The new technique, based on conventional digital camera technology, could be significantly cheaper and more robust than […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr Ananya Mandal, MD,April 19, 2018 Researchers at Bar-Ilan University in Israel have found that male fruit flies (Drosophilia melanogaster) enjoy ejaculation and sex and are also keen on alcohol consumption. The results of this novel study that shows that sexual gratification is preserved across species was published in the latest issue of the […]Continue Reading ...
March 27, 2018 New research has identified the way age impairs the ability of the circadian clock in mammals to re-set itself when exposed to light, resulting in disruption to sleeping patterns and consequent threats to wellbeing. Researchers, led by a University of Kent neurophysiologist, found that aging results in a significant reduction in sensitivity […]Continue Reading ...
April 5, 2018 Researchers from RMIT University have developed a new artificial enzyme that uses light to kill bacteria. The artificial enzymes could one day be used in the fight against infections, and to keep high-risk public spaces like hospitals free of bacteria like E. coli and Golden Staph. E. coli can cause dysentery and […]Continue Reading ...
May 7, 2018 A new study published in Nature Communications shows that infants who are later diagnosed with autism react more strongly to sudden changes in light. This finding provides support for the view that sensory processing plays an important role in the development of the disorder. Despite being defined by symptoms in social communication, […]Continue Reading ...
By Kate Bass, BScMay 2, 2018 Scientists have developed a system of design principles for controlling cells, tissues or entire limbs using silicon-based photostimulation. This opens up the potential for deep brain stimulation without the need for attaching wires. © Juan Gaertner/Shutterstock.com Being able to control biology is a great tool for both research and […]Continue Reading ...
April 25, 2018 A study performed by an international team led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a center supported by the “la Caixa” Foundation, reports a link between exposure to blue light at night and higher risk of developing breast and prostate cancer. Blue light is a range of the visible light […]Continue Reading ...
April 20, 2018 New Powerful LED Light Source Excites Broadest Range of Fluorophores Excelitas Technologies® Corp., a global technology leader focused on delivering innovative, customized photonic solutions, today introduced its X-Cite® XYLIS light source for fluorescence microscopy. The new X-Cite XYLIS includes Excelitas’ patented LaserLED Hybrid Drive® and offers a rich, broad spectrum output from […]Continue Reading ...
April 20, 2018 Scientists at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus have developed a microscope which combines two imaging techniques to capture live 3-D images of cells. Credit: Giovanni Cancemi/Shutterstock.com The research was recently published in the journal Science and was led by physicist Eric Betzig. Though scientists have used microscopes to image […]Continue Reading ...
April 4, 2018 Side effects from drugs working in non-target locations within the body can cause debilitating symptoms, often resulting in patients stopping their course of treatment early. But according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, researchers are developing strategies to reduce side effects […]Continue Reading ...
March 19, 2018 The heart is capable of terminating arrhythmias itself after local gene therapy, potentially avoiding the need for patients to undergo painful electric shocks, according to a proof-of-concept study presented today at EHRA 2018, a European Society of Cardiology congress. Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia). Treatment aims to […]Continue Reading ...
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