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Health News - Medical Devices

Using oxygen to sterilise medical implants could save time and money
International researchers led by the University of Bath have demonstrated a cheap, effective and environmentally-friendly way to sterilise medical implants without changing their properties, in... (Medical News Today)

Lab-on-a-chip to measure glucose in a single drop of sweat
To aid earlier diabetes diagnosis, researchers are creating an ultra-sensitive lab-on-a-chip with fiber optic sensors to rapidly read off glucose levels from just a drop of sweat. (Medical News Today)

Metal hip replacements implanted since 2006 more prone to failure
Higher rate of issues in manufacturing process since this date may be to blame, say researchers. (Medical News Today)

Diagnostics for everyone: A faster and more effective detector of fungal infections
Fungal infections are a serious problem in modern health care. A critical factor in their successful treatment is time: the faster they are detected, the more effectively dangerous infections can be... (Medical News Today)

Cellphone-sized device quickly detects the Ebola virus
The worst of the recent Ebola epidemic is over, but the threat of future outbreaks lingers. (Medical News Today)

Toward dissolvable electronics for implants and sensors
Tiny electronic sensors and devices that can be implanted in the body and then dissolve almost without a trace are getting closer to reality. (Medical News Today)

Early detection system for catheter infections
A research team led by the University of Bath has developed an early warning system for urinary catheter infections, a problem which can cause severe risk to patients' health and costs the NHS an... (Medical News Today)

Excessive tests don't benefit patient, do increase cost in age-related immune disorder
A series of tests physicians routinely order to help diagnose and follow their patients with an elevated antibody level that is a marker for cancer risk, often do not benefit the patient but do... (Medical News Today)

Chemists use DNA to build the world's tiniest thermometer
Researchers at University of Montreal have created a programmable DNA thermometer that is 20,000x smaller than a human hair. (Medical News Today)

Minimally invasive colitis screening using infrared technology could offer fast, simple test
A minimally invasive screening for ulcerative colitis, a debilitating gastrointestinal tract disorder, using emerging infrared technology could be a rapid and cost-effective method for detecting... (Medical News Today)

MedUni Vienna develops new test for early detection of Lyme disease
As part of the EU "ID Lyme" project, the infection immunology working group at the Institute for Hygiene and Applied Immunology at the Center for Pathophysiology, Infectiology and Immunology at the... (Medical News Today)

Effort to detect, isolate asymptomatic C difficile carriers linked to lower incidence
An intervention at a Canadian acute care facility to screen and isolate asymptomatic Clostridium difficile carriers was associated with decreased incidence of health-care associated C difficile... (Medical News Today)

Infection alert in catheters could tackle hospital superbugs
New early warning system to prevent life-threatening urinary infections in catheter users. (Medical News Today)

Novel anti-biofilm nano coating developed at Ben-Gurion U.
Offers significant anti-adhesive potential for a variety of medical and industrial applications. (Medical News Today)

Successful laboratory test of photoswitchable anti-tumor agent
KIT researchers develop oxygen-independent, photoswitchable molecule and test it successfully in the lab for its effect against tumors. (Medical News Today)

UBC develops marijuana breathalyzer
The smell of your breath is the science behind a new device that will determine if you're too stoned to be behind the wheel. (Medical News Today)

Boosting the brain can lead to cognitive overload
Electrical stimulation of the brain's cells whilst solving challenging tasks can lead to mental overload. (Medical News Today)

Regenstrief, IU study finds machine learning as good as humans' in cancer surveillance
Machine learning has come of age in public health reporting according to researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana... (Medical News Today)

Advanced 3D imaging technique applied for the first time to Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)
Doctors and scientists at the University of Southampton have used advanced 3D X-ray imaging technology to give new insight into the way an aggressive form of lung disease develops in the body. (Medical News Today)

VolitionRx announces study results showing NuQ® blood test detects prostate cancer early with significantly higher accuracy than PSA test
VolitionRx Limited has announced that a single NuQ® biomarker assay detected 71% of early stage I prostate cancer cases at 93% specificity. (Medical News Today)

Stomach cancer diagnostics: New insights on stage of tumor growth
Diagnosis of gastric cancer in the early stages is difficult because of the lack of simple and cheap methods of inspection and specific markers of gastric cancer while the symptoms of the disease... (Medical News Today)

Brighter prospects for chronic pain
The potential of light as a non-invasive, highly-focused alternative to pain medication was made more apparent thanks to research conducted by scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and... (Medical News Today)

NanoString Technologies presents proof-of-concept data for multiplexed digital IHC in tumor tissues at AACR meeting
NanoString Technologies, Inc, a provider of life science tools for translational research and molecular diagnostic products, has presented the first proof-of-concept data from its novel multiplexed... (Medical News Today)

USC patient data demonstrates potential of Parsortix for metastatic breast cancer liquid biopsy clinical application
ANGLE plc, the specialist medtech company, is delighted to announce that the results of the University of Southern California (USC) Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center's ongoing work with ANGLE's... (Medical News Today)

Noninvasive test detected colorectal cancer in previously unscreened patients
A noninvasive colorectal cancer screening test detected the disease in patients who had previously avoided more invasive screening measures, according to research presented at the AACR Annual... (Medical News Today)

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