Hollow Gold Nanospheres Show Promise For Biomedical And Other Applications

A new metal nanostructure developed by researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has already shown promise in cancer therapy studies and could be used for chemical and biological sensors and other applications as well. The hollow gold nanospheres developed in the laboratory of Jin Zhang, a professor of chemistry and biochemistry at UCSC, […]

MicroRNA-Based Diagnostic Identifies Squamous Lung Cancer With 96 Percent Sensitivity

A new study shows for the first time that a microRNA-based diagnostic test can objectively identify squamous lung cancer with 96% sensitivity, according to Harvey Pass, M.D. of the NYU Cancer Institute at NYU Langone Medical Center, one of the authors of the study published on-line ahead of print in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. […]

Published Data Confirms First 3D Ultrasound For Breast Cancer Treatment Planning Helps Radiation Oncologists Better Define Treatment Region

Researchers report in the February 1st issue of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics that the use of 3D ultrasound with the Clarity(TM) Breast System provided enhanced image information to enable radiation oncologists to better define the treatment region when delivering partial breast irradiation treatment (PBI) for breast cancer. The Clarity Breast System […]

Experimental Drug May Dampen Severe Asthma

In small studies, mepolizumab reduced number of exacerbations A new type of asthma therapy might be especially helpful for people with severe asthma who often have to take oral steroids to control their symptoms. The drug is called mepolizumab, and two small studies in the March 5 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine […]

New Innovations To Selectively Kill Cancer Cells Developed By MIT Student

When it comes to solving complex problems, Geoffrey von Maltzahn, MIT graduate student and biomedical engineer, looks to nature for solutions. Finding inspiration in systems that evolution has produced, von Maltzahn is currently helping to tackle one of society’s biggest challenges: improving tumor detection and therapeutic delivery in order to boost the survival rate of […]

Siemens Sets A New Standard For Breast Ultrasound

New automated breast ultrasound system automatically acquires volumes and offers intelligent clinical applications. Siemens Healthcare recently introduced the Acuson S2000 Automated Breast Volume Scanner (ABVS), the first multi-use ultrasound breast system that automatically acquires volume images of the breast. Thanks to the user-independent, standardized image acquisition, the system is ideally suited for early detection and […]

ASPYRA Incorporates Matrox Xenia™ Series Hardware Enhancements In Mammography Solution

Matrox Graphics Inc., the leading manufacturer of specialized graphics solutions, is pleased to announce that ASPYRA Diagnostic Solutions Inc. is incorporating hardware-based image processing support in it class-leading AccessNET PACS solutions using the advanced features of the Matrox Xenia™ Series display controller boards. ASPYRA AccessNET PACS is a modular designed PACS solution that ranges from […]

New Technique Captures High Resolution Images Of Full Retina

Researchers used a new imaging technique to take high quality color photographs of the clinical stages of ocular inflammation in mice, and the technology could help in the monitoring and treatment of diseases of the eye that may cause blindness. The study, “The Clinical Time-Course of Experimental Autoimmune Uveoretinitis Using Topical Endoscopic Fundal Imaging with […]

Improvements To Medical Scans By UK Mathematicians

Mathematicians at the University of Liverpool have found that it is possible to gain full control of sound waves which could lead to improved medical scans, for technology such as ultra sound machines. Working in partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur, they tested the numerical properties of a flat lens made out […]

Research, Technology May Be Impacted By Strange-Behaving Crystals

All of us break the rules from time to time — even crystals. “There are all sorts of rules about what crystals can do during phase transitions,” said Mark D. Hollingsworth, associate professor of chemistry at Kansas State University. “For a long time, scientists have assumed that the norm applied for all sorts of substances. […]