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Health News - Medical Devices

Breast cancer relapse could be predicted with new blood test
A new study reports that a so-called ‘mutation-tracking' blood test can pick up valuable signs of cancer’s potential return, offering hope to patients with the disease. (Medical News Today)

Robotically steered flexible needles navigate in tissue
Robotically steering flexible needles can reach their intended target in tissue with sub-millimetre level accuracy. (Medical News Today)

New optical method promises faster, more accurate diagnosis of breast cancer
Illinois researchers report on data-based method to replace manual inspection of tissueA new optical method for more quickly and accurately determining whether breast tissue lesions are cancerous... (Medical News Today)

Can speech patterns predict psychosis in young adults?
Could computers analyzing speech find a place in the clinic as a means of picking out young people at risk of psychosis? A proof-of-principle study shows they could. (Medical News Today)

Handheld device for rapid assessment of vital signs
Medical engineers have developed a battery-powered, hand-held device that allows people with no training to rapidly assess vital signs from the lips and fingertips noninvasively. (Medical News Today)

New blood test for colon cancer improves colonoscopy screening results
Optical raman spectra of blood shows simple fingerprint for cancerous growth and precancerous polypsCanadian researchers have found a way to screen blood samples for molecular traces that... (Medical News Today)

Biocept launches its first liquid biopsy diagnostic test for colorectal cancer
New test uses patient's blood sample to detect KRAS, predictive biomarker for solid tumor cancersBiocept, Inc. (Medical News Today)

Surgeons may get remote assistance with new 'telementoring' system
Researchers at Purdue University and the Indiana University School of Medicine are developing an "augmented reality telementoring" system to provide effective support to surgeons on the battlefield... (Medical News Today)

Electronic trigger reduces delays in evaluation for cancer diagnosis
Electronic triggers designed to search for key data, developed by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Michael E. (Medical News Today)

MouthLab: Patients' vital signs are just a breath away
Fast Facts Vital sign monitors in hospitals are bulky, restrictive and capture limited information. (Medical News Today)

RI Hospital researchers: US hospitals flout CDC recommendations that prevent infections
Fewer than half of clinicians surveyed comply with guidelines protecting patients from infections associated with arterial cathetersAccording to a survey conducted by Rhode Island Hospital... (Medical News Today)

How a throw-away paper cup can save the life of a child with asthma
A disposable cup - favoured by many of the high street's well known coffee shops - is the inspiration behind a new and scientifically reviewed device for the safe and prompt treatment of school age... (Medical News Today)

Lighting up cancer cells to identify low concentrations of diseased cells
New study published in the inaugural issue of Applied Materials Today describes development of 'Heavy metal cancer spies'Researchers in China have developed tiny nanocrystals that could be used... (Medical News Today)

Harvard's Wyss Institute improves its sepsis therapeutic device
Blood-cleansing device, enabled by a genetically engineered pathogen-capturing protein, has been simplified to accelerate its clinical translationLast year, a Wyss Institute team of scientists... (Medical News Today)

Defeating breast cancer through crowdsourcing
A California software company, YourScan.org, has put out a call to women who have had to face the difficult diagnosis of breast cancer: Donate your mammogram images to a crowdsourcing campaign and... (Medical News Today)

Innovative membrane capable of detecting organisms that cause diarrhea and intestinal problems
A group of scientists from the Institute of Ecology and the Faculty of Medicine of the National University of Mexico (UNAM), created a membrane capable of simultaneously detecting numerous organisms... (Medical News Today)

Supercomputers listen to the heart
TACC supercomputers model native and replacement heart valve function to evolve human replacementsNew supercomputer models have come closer than ever to capturing the behavior of normal human... (Medical News Today)

Imaging software could speed up breast cancer diagnosis
New software could speed up breast cancer diagnosis with 90% accuracy without the need for a specialist, according to research published in the open access journal Breast Cancer Research. (Medical News Today)

Rapid paper-strip test for Ebola in sight
Researchers have developed a fast paper-strip test that differentiates between Ebola, yellow fever and dengue. Designed for use in the field, it requires no power or running water. (Medical News Today)

New non-invasive skin cancer test put to the test
Researchers have developed a new non-invasive technique which can accurately detect malignant melanoma without a biopsy. (Medical News Today)

Peripherally inserted central catheters can cause blood clots in lower limbs
Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs), a type of IV typically inserted in a vein in the arm, are frequently used by healthcare professionals to obtain long-term central venous access in... (Medical News Today)

Bionic liver micro-organs explain off-target toxicity of acetaminophen (Tylenol)
Israeli-German partnership aims to replace animal experiments with advanced liver-on-chip devicesThis image shows the Hebrew University liver-on-chip device. (Medical News Today)

Commercial brain stimulation device impairs memory
People show impaired memory after receiving low intensity electrical stimulation administered to the frontal part of the brain by a commercial, freely available, device. (Medical News Today)

Scientists and NASA astronauts developing near real-time osteoporosis and bone cancer test
A new test offers the possibility of near real time monitoring of bone diseases, such as osteoporosis and multiple myeloma. (Medical News Today)

Israeli-German partnership aims to replace animal experiments with advanced liver-on-chip devices
Safety evaluation is a critical part of drug and cosmetic development. In recent years there is a growing understanding that animal experiments fail to predict the human response, necessitating the... (Medical News Today)

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