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Innovation, Med Tech

New technique offers higher resolution molecular imaging and analysis

May 28, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The new system, called asymmetrically dispersed spectroscopic single-molecule localization microscopy (SDsSMLM), builds upon existing sSMLM techniques developed at the McCormick School of Engineering to provide more precise spectroscopic single-molecule analysis to study how cells behind certain cancers, or diseases like […]


Biomarker, Innovation

Siemens Healthineers ships total antibody test for Covid-19 worldwide

May 27, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Siemens Healthineers has started worldwide shipping of a laboratory-based total Covid-19 antibody test to detect the presence of SARS-CoV-2 IgM and IgG antibodies in the blood. The CE-marked test has demonstrated 100% sensitivity and 99.8% specificity. It helps to identify […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Researchers identify genetic mechanisms that produce radioresistance in cancer cells

May 26, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Cancer stem cells are a cell type that was previously little known. They are resistant to irradiation and prevent the effective treatment of many types of cancer. A research group from Innsbruck has now identified two genetic mechanisms that produce […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

UCT and partners develop and validate new TB blood test

May 26, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Researchers from the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) South African Tuberculosis Vaccine Initiative (SATVI), the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research – Seattle, US, and a consortium of collaborators have developed and validated a new test for tuberculosis (TB). Named […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Leica Biosystems and Bio-Techne launch CE-IVD marked detection kit

May 26, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Leica Biosystems and Bio-Techne have launched the CE-IVD marked RNAscope In Situ Hybridization Detection Kit for automation on the BOND-III platform in Europe. Bio-Techne’s RNAscope together with Leica’s platform will enable pathologists to access the leading applications to support their […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Wellness

Study shows impact of childhood adversity on neuropsychological functioning in adulthood

May 22, 2020

Via: The Medical News

A team of researchers from the University of Southampton, the University of Bath and King’s College London, have provided compelling evidence of the impact of adversity in childhood on neuropsychological functioning in adulthood. They also showed that neuropsychological difficulties may […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Algal genome provides insights into first land plants

May 22, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The report, “The Penium margaritaceum Genome: Hallmarks of the Origins of Land Plants,” was published May 21 in the journal Cell. Penium margaritaceum belongs to a group of freshwater algae called charophytes, and specifically to a subgroup called the Zygnematophyceae, […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Coronavirus tests the value of artificial intelligence in medicine

May 22, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Dr. Albert Hsiao and his colleagues at the University of California-San Diego health system had been working for 18 months on an artificial intelligence program designed to help doctors identify pneumonia on a chest X-ray. When the coronavirus hit the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Genetic barcodes can ensure authentic DNA fingerprints

May 21, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

The technique relies on introducing genetic “barcodes” to DNA samples as they are collected and securely sending information crucial to identifying these barcodes to technicians in the laboratory. The system shows one way to guarantee that a sample taken in […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Scientists identify gene linked to thinness that may help resist weight gain

May 21, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily Health

While others may be dieting and hitting the gym hard to stay in shape, some people stay slim effortlessly no matter what they eat. In a study publishing May 21 in the journal Cell, researchers use a genetic database of […]


Clinical Research, Innovation, Med Tech

Synchrotron X-ray imaging reveals more about Ménière’s disease

May 19, 2020

Via: The Medical News

The organ of balance in the inner ear is surrounded by the hardest bone in the body. Using synchrotron X-rays, researchers at Uppsala University have discovered a drainage system that may be assumed to play a major role in the […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

DZD researchers discover additional genetic cause for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

May 19, 2020

Via: The Medical News

In Germany about 18 million people suffer from non-alcoholic fatty liver. The causes of this disease are manifold and include environmental as well as genetic factors. DZD researchers have now discovered new genes that play a role in the development […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Vaccine experts say Moderna didn’t produce data critical to assessing Covid-19 vaccine

May 19, 2020

Via: CNBC

Heavy hearts soared Monday with news that Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate — the frontrunner in the American market — seemed to be generating an immune response in Phase 1 trial subjects. The company’s stock valuation also surged, hitting $29 billion, […]


Innovation, Med Tech

Ataccama offers its technology free to governments

May 19, 2020

Via: medicaldevice-network.com

Artificial intelligence (AI) data management company Ataccama has offered its technology to governments around the world free of charge to help tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. To accurately assess population immunity and the rate of virus spread, detailed data about Covid-19 […]


Clinical Research, Innovation

Developing a COVID-19 antigen test

May 15, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Avacta is developing cancer immunotherapeutics, and diagnostics, based on its Affimer technology. The Affimer® platform is an alternative to antibodies derived from a small human protein, designed to address many of the shortcomings and negative performance issues associated with antibodies, […]