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Physicists develop a prototype of a cheap and reliable ceramic-based laser scalpel
Scientists from MIPT and their colleagues have developed a novel compact and powerful ceramic-based laser - it will be used as a minimally traumatic and inexpensive laser scalpel for surgical... (Medical News Today)

'Smart thread' enables 3-D tissue embedding for medical diagnostics
Researchers have embedded thread-based microfluidic networks with sensors inside 3-D tissue to measure tissue properties and transmit them wirelessly. (Medical News Today)

Brain stimulation to reduce food cravings? The data so far...
Available research suggests that noninvasive stimulation of a specific brain area can reduce food cravings - particularly for high-calorie, "appetitive" foods, according to a review in the... (Medical News Today)

Genetic cause of 15 percent of colorectal cancer diagnoses identified
Findings open up 'precision medicine' approach to prevention, diagnosis and treatment. (Medical News Today)

Medication implant may improve opioid abstinence among adults with opioid dependence
In a study appearing in JAMA, Richard N. Rosenthal, M.D., of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, and colleagues examined if 6-month subdermal buprenorphine implants maintained... (Medical News Today)

"Dense breasts" diagnosis varies widely among radiologists
The likelihood of a woman being told she has dense breasts varies substantially according to which radiologist interprets her mammogram. (Medical News Today)

Zika virus: Antibodies identified with therapeutic and diagnostic potential
A team of researchers from the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB, USI Università della Svizzera italiana) and the Swiss biotech company Humabs BioMed SA has identified novel therapeutic... (Medical News Today)

New proteome-based marker classifies chronic kidney disease progression at early stage
Chronic kidney disease is often diagnosed quite late, because in early disease it causes no pains or other specific symptoms. (Medical News Today)

Patient specific approach may improve deep brain stimulation used to treat Parkinson's
Researchers have developed a method to measure how the brain responds to electrical stimulation and use the response to maximize efficacy of deep brain stimulation (DBS) - a therapy that has been... (Medical News Today)

Simplifying access to gene testing for women with ovarian cancer
A new streamlined approach to genetic testing for women with ovarian cancer provides testing rapidly and affordably, allowing many more patients to benefit from personalised cancer management and... (Medical News Today)

New eye test could detect glaucoma years earlier
UNSW Australia scientists have developed a testing protocol that identifies the blinding eye disease glaucoma four years earlier than current techniques. (Medical News Today)

Transparent skull implant set to ease laser brain surgery
Transparent skull implants promise to provide windows to the brain so surgeons can avoid repeat, invasive surgery to deliver life-saving laser treatment. (Medical News Today)

Veggie juice that illuminates the gut
The medical imaging drink, developed to diagnose and treat gastrointestinal illnesses, is made of concentrated chlorophyll, the pigment that makes spinach green. (Medical News Today)

FDA approves first MRI-guided focused ultrasound device to treat essential tremor
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first focused ultrasound device to treat essential tremor in patients who have not responded to medication. (Medical News Today)

Promising new methods for early detection of Alzheimer's disease
New methods to examine the brain and spinal fluid heighten the chance of early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. (Medical News Today)

Rapid TB test accuracy in West Africa compromised by Mycobacterium diversity
World-wide, Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) is responsible for the vast majority of tuberculosis (TB) cases. (Medical News Today)

Imaging technique could help focus breast cancer treatment
Cancer Research UK scientists have used imaging techniques as a new way to identify patients who could benefit from certain breast cancer treatments, according to a study published in Oncotarget. (Medical News Today)

Cheap blood test can discriminate between bacterial, viral infections, study finds
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have made an important breakthrough in their ongoing efforts to develop a diagnostic test that can tell health-care providers whether a... (Medical News Today)

Good indicator of cancer prognosis turned on its head by new research
A molecule which, for the last 20 years has been believed to be an indicator of good prognosis in tumours has been shown to have a dark side by new research from the universities of Manchester... (Medical News Today)

Study shows effectiveness of brief, simple test to screen for cognitive impairment in Alzheimer's disease
For the first time, researchers have determined that a brief, simple number naming test can differentiate between cognitively healthy elderly individuals and cognitively impaired people with... (Medical News Today)

FDA approves first absorbable stent for coronary artery disease
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first fully absorbable stent to treat coronary artery disease. (Medical News Today)

Personalized medicine: The way forward?
Everyone is different. Now, advances in genetics and technology are taking scientists one step nearer to achieving a personalized approach to medicine. (Medical News Today)

Fainting: Serious or not? New screening tool helps doctors decide
A new, simple screening tool promises to help emergency departments decide if a case of fainting heralds a serious condition or if the patient can go home. (Medical News Today)

Evidence stacks up for INR self-monitoring
Patients on long-term anticoagulation therapy who test their own blood-clotting time from home and continue to be managed by their GP are significantly less likely to experience a thromboembolic... (Medical News Today)

JACC publishes pivotal data on Tryton's dedicated coronary bifurcation stent
Study met primary endpoint, results confirm safety profile for treatment of coronary bifurcation lesions involving large side branches.Tryton Medical, Inc. (Medical News Today)

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